Category Archives: System Functions and Stored Procedures

  1. Connect suggestion to add included columns to sp_helpindex

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    January 10, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m a big fan of the sp_help system stored procedures, which is why I’ve been a bit disappointed that the …
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  2. Master_Views: master_objects, master_tables, etc

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    May 23, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    There is a highly useful system view called sys.master_files. If you’ve never encountered it before it returns a list of …
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  3. Running code on the startup of SQL Server

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    February 1, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you need to run code when your instance starts up. For example you might want to …
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  4. Finding the worst running query in a stored procedure

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    September 10, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I was asked to tune a stored procedure. Not exactly an uncommon task, but I worked something …
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  5. Pulling data from the error log

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    August 17, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I was asked to pull a list of errors from the SQL Server log into a table …
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  6. Which user function do I use?

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    June 24, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Earlier this week I was scripting out a table with some legacy columns (InsertDate and InsertBy for example). If you …
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  7. Extending your metadata with Extended Properties

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    May 18, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Ever wanted to put a comment on a table? Or maybe even a column? How about an expiration date on …
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  8. Who’s using that database?

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    March 9, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    A common problem when trying to alter a database (take it offline, add a filegroup, whatever) is that someone else …
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  9. Putting sp_ at the beginning of your stored procedure.

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    November 24, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you see articles and posts about putting sp_ at the beginning of a stored procedure. So …
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  10. Using T-SQL to populate a Central Management Server

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    November 17, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    We have been using a CMS (Central Management Server) at my office for the last few years. Even beyond the …
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