Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. Conversion Precedence

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    September 20, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently I talked about the difference between implicit and explicit datatype conversions. In it I ran this code: With the …
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  2. Making the mouse pointer easier to see.

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    September 15, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I know this is way off my usual content but the other day someone was mentioning how easy it is …
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  3. Creating a SERVER ROLE created a LOGIN as well.

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    September 6, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    One of my co-workers came to me the other day and told me that they found their network id as …
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  4. SQL Homework – September 2022 – Query window challenge

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    September 1, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I had every intention of doing Replication Part 2 this month but had a thought I liked better. I will …
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  5. When good enough is good enough

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    August 30, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    Any time I’ve learned about the optimizer there is always one important thing that’s brought up. The optimizer is not …
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  6. Explicit and implicit datatype conversions

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    August 25, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    Did you know that 1/2=0? If you didn’t you could be in for some interesting surprises. 1/2 returns 0 because …
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  7. Why is security important in a dev environment?

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    August 23, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was asked a rather interesting question during an interview recently. It went something like this: Your resume says you’ve …
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  8. New parameter in sp_DBPermissions and sp_SrvPermissions: @CopyTo

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    August 18, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve added a new parameter to my permissions scripts (well, just the main two for now). Fair warning, it’s in …
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  9. SQL Server Query Tuning and Optimization by Benjamin Nevarez

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    August 16, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was recently asked to review SQL Server Query Tuning and Optimization by Benjamin Nevarez (blog|twitter), and as soon as …
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  10. Using DBCC CLONEDATABASE to create a schema only copy of your database.

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    August 11, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    DBCC CLONEDATABASE is one of those features that I don’t use often but it’s really cool when I need it. …
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