Category Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. How do I force a SQL Login to change it’s password on next login

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    June 5, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Forcing someone to change their password on a periodic basis is a pretty common thing, and any time I’ve gotten …
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  9. SQL Homework – June 2019 – Property functions

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    June 3, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Yep. It’s time for your monthly homework session. You’ve finished last months right? Please turn it in over there. This …
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  10. I’m moving my permissions scripts to GitHub

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    May 30, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve written very few things that I’m more proud of than my permissions scripts, sp_SrvPermissions and sp_DBPermissions. These scripts are …
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