Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. 7th Anniversary

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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