Author Archives: Kenneth Fisher

  1. Is it just me or does msdb feel a lot like a user database?

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    July 17, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you think of system databases, tables, etc there are a number of things you might think of. Necessary to …
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  2. Short circuiting an AND

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    July 15, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I did a post on how an OR short circuits. It was a somewhat unusual type of …
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  3. Learning Powershell with Show-Command

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    July 11, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Years ago I blogged about how I like to use the SSMS scripting feature to learn how to do things. …
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  4. SQL Homework – July 2019 – Table Size

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    July 1, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    In general this homework series is meant to give you ideas of things to play with that most if not …
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  5. Introducing sp_AzSQLDBPermissions (Beta)

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    June 27, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve written a version of my permissions scripts for Azure SQL Database. It’s still in Beta but I’m confident enough …
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  6. What does the User Mapping tab of Login Properties really tell us.

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    June 24, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    In case it’s not clear, we are talking about the Login Properties GUI in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Now, …
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  7. What permissions do temp stored procedures use?

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    June 19, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    In a performance tuning class I recently took with Brent Ozar (b/t) he mentioned temporary stored procedures and an interesting …
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  8. It’s interesting how an OR short circuits.

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    June 17, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently did a post on the case expression short circuting and received a very very interesting comment from Chad …
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  9. Does the case expression short circuit?

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    June 13, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Let’s start with definitions: CASE Expression: This is basically an inline IF .. ELSE IF .. ELSE IF ….. etc …
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  10. The butterfly effect. T-SQL Tuesday #115

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    June 11, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    This month, our host Mohammad Darab (b/t) has given us an interesting subject. Dear 20 year old self. Where we …
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