Category Archives: Problem Resolution

  1. Complicated linked servers and a bunch of head-desks: T-SQL Tuesday #104

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    August 14, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Wayne Sheffield (b/t) is our host this month for the long running blog party (104 months now and running!) started …
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  2. Processes can dramatically improve your work until they don’t.

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    July 23, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    As always with something like this, I like to start with a definition so we are all starting in the …
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  3. Misleading errors: “Server is configured for Windows authentication only.” But it’s not!

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    June 18, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    In general, the errors SQL gives are highly useful. Of course every now and again you get one that’s just …
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  4. The identity column, the insert and the linked server.

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    June 14, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; When doing an insert across a linked server you have to include the list of fields to be inserted …
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  5. Updated query to view data in the error log

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    May 31, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is one of my favorite scripts. It pulls all of the data from the error log and dumps it …
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  6. Interview questions: What’s the first thing you would do if a user reports slowness.

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    May 28, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    We’ve been doing a fair amount of interviewing recently and one of our big questions is What do you do …
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  7. The trials and tribulations of REVERTing from impersonation

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    May 16, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Impersonation is a highly useful tool in your toolbox. With the EXECUTE AS clause you can allow your stored procedure …
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  8. I’ve gotten a transaction log full error but when I look it’s not full??

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    April 16, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again I’ll get an error telling me a transaction log is full. This can be for any …
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  9. Deleting a lot of data

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    April 12, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently had the task of deleting a bit over a billion rows from a table. Now I could have …
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  10. Simply Debugging

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    March 7, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Debugging is a life skill. Yes, the term comes from IT (literally removing a bug from a computer believe it …
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