Monthly Archives: October 2018

  1. Zombie SQL


    October 31, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    It Halloween so time for a scary SQL story. Ok, maybe not that scary. Ok, not scary at all, but …
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  2. Blogger Questions: What if I get a mean/rude comment?


    October 29, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    There is a fear that almost every blogger has to overcome. I’ll be honest, it pops up almost every time …
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  3. I’m in a book! Data Professionals at Work


    October 24, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    A while back a friend of mine, Malathi Mahadevan (b/t), asked me if I’d like to do an interview for …
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  4. How do I look at my error log if SQL won’t open?


    October 22, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Quick and easy post today. Hopefully you’ve opened the error log on a SQL instance. However, what happens if you …
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  5. What is the Object Explorer Details tab good for?


    October 17, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    For a long time there I would see the Object Explorer Details tab show up when I opened SSMS (SQL …
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  6. Highlighting sp_spaceused


    October 15, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been using sp_spaceused a lot recently so I thought I would bring it up again. Basically it’s a quick …
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  7. Which is faster? IN (list) or IN (SELECT FROM Temp)


    October 11, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you’ve done much with IN (list) then you’ve realized that it basically translates out to You’ve probably also realized …
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  8. Letting the business bully you: T-SQL Tuesday #107


    October 9, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Before I start anything I want go give a disclaimer. I absolutely believe that the business should be involved in …
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  9. Generate a random number of children for each parent


    October 3, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was asked an interesting question the other day. Is it possible to get a different random number of rows …
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  10. SQL Homework – October 2018 – Time for an upgrade


    October 1, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you created your home lab last September you probably installed a version of SQL 2016. Well, SQL 2017 was …
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