Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. #PowershellBasics: Multiple run spaces in ISE


    October 16, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    As you know from the last few posts, I’m in a class on Powershell. One of the first things we …
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  2. #PowershellBasics: The Windows Powershell icon in the task bar also lets you run Powershell ISE.

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    October 14, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I don’t know about you, but I like having the tools that I’m likely to use on my taskbar. That …
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  3. Using 3rd party tools. T-SQL Tuesday #119


    October 8, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s that time again! Alex Yates (b/t) has asked us to discuss a time in tech when we’ve changed our …
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  4. SQL Homework – October 2019 – Code review (self and peer)

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    October 2, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every database person I’ve ever met writes at least some code at some point in their career. That code might …
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  5. See SQL Run 2


    September 30, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Note: I am perfectly aware of my ability as an artist so let the ribbing begin 🙂

  6. Debugging techniques (focusing on T-SQL)


    September 23, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; Add PRINT and/or SELECT statements. Comment/uncomment out pieces of code to isolate problems. Change INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE statements to SELECTs. Disclaimer: …
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  7. DBA Myths: CHECKDB runs on startup.


    September 16, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you look at your error log you’ll (hopefully) see entries like this shortly after the instance startup: CHECKDB for …
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  8. DMV with SQL Server Service info (including the service accounts)


    September 12, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently found this DMV and couldn’t wait to share. sys.dm_server_services What’s so great about it? For each service for …
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  9. My fantasy SQL feature(s)? T-SQL Tuesday #118


    September 10, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s fantasy football time again? Oh, fantasy feature? Oh, yea, that makes a lot more sense for #tsql2sday. What’s #tsql2sday? …
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  10. When were the statistics last updated and how many rows were sampled?

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    September 4, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    TL;DR; Final query is at the bottom. Every now and again (particularly when someone is having performance problems) I’ll get …
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