Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. 7th Anniversary


    August 20, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    7 years ago today I posted my very first blog post and I’ll tell you it’s been a heck of …
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  2. Constructing a datetime from an integer date and an integer time.


    August 15, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Occasionally I’ve seen date and time stored separately as integers. This had some practical applications back before we had date …
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  3. When Have You Used MOT Tables? T-SQL Tuesday #117


    August 13, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Steve Jones (b/t) is our host for T-SQL Tuesday and in case you didn’t know has taken over running T-SQL …
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  4. Temporary stored procedures

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    August 7, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; Temporary stored procedures are excellent for testing pieces of code that are going to go into (or come from) …
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  5. SQL Homework – August 2019 – Getting the data out

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    August 5, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Everything else aside two of the most important tasks of a database are to get data in, and get data …
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  6. Header Query Crossword

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    July 31, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I did an interesting form of crossword recently and since I haven’t done one in a while I figured this …
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  7. Optional vs Required parameters in Stored Procedures


    July 29, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you are executing a stored procedure with a bunch of parameters it can be a bit of a pain …
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  8. Custom error messages


    July 24, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m sure lots of you have used the function RAISERROR to handle an error caused by your code. The problem …
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  9. Current database vs database locks


    July 22, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I have a lot of co-workers who use sp_who and sp_who2 to see who’s in a given database. This is …
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  10. 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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