Category Archives: SSMS

  1. What is the Object Explorer Details tab good for?

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    October 17, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    For a long time there I would see the Object Explorer Details tab show up when I opened SSMS (SQL …
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  2. Copying formatted text out of a grid column.

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    August 27, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was reading a post today by Bert Wagner (b/t). Displaying Long Variable Values in SQL Server By the way, …
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  3. Code I’d Hate To Live Without: T-SQL Tuesday #104

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    July 10, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s TSQL Tuesday again! This time our respected host is Bert Wagner (b/t). Quick aside, if you haven’t seen his …
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  4. SSMS’s Dark Theme

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    April 4, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    There has been talk of a dark theme for SSMS for years. Does it exist, will it exist? Well, the …
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  5. Help it takes forever to open the SQL Server Log!

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    January 24, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Just to be very clear, I’m talking about the SQL Server Log, not database logs. Sometimes this is called the …
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  6. SQL Homework – September 2017 – Create a home lab

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    September 5, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    As I wrote my post about installing the latest version of SSDT I realized that my homework posts missed something …
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  7. Default SQL Agent Reports – Top Jobs

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    July 24, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Looking at what a job has been doing is important. Particularly if something is going wrong. Now there are several …
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  8. Default Database Reports – Disk Usage by Table

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    July 19, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you need to know how big a table is. Or several tables. Or all of the …
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  9. Default Instance Reports – Configuration Changes History

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    July 17, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Hey, who changed the max memory setting for the xyz instance? The good news is that this information is captured …
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  10. Default reports in SSMS

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    July 13, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    As DBAs our stock in trade is information and there is certainly an impressive amount available. The diagnostic views are …
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