Category Archives: T-SQL

  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. sp_refreshsqlmodule_internal – The user does not have permission to perform this action.

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    December 28, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Honestly, I’m only posting this because I had a hard time finding anything posted on this error and I found …
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  3. sp_helptext vs object_definition()

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    December 21, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been using sp_helptext for years. Honestly I probably end up using it at least once a day. But I …
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  4. Using OUTPUT with a field list.

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    November 30, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently wrote an article for SQL Server Central about using OUTPUT. In case you aren’t aware OUTPUT is a …
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  5. Easy to read CHECKDB

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    November 28, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you ask a senior DBA what are the top 5 most important commands in T-SQL you’ll probably see DBCC …
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  6. It greatly pleases me to announce, HAL0003!

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    November 23, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I while back as part of a T-SQL Tuesday post I created HAL0001, then later HAL0002 with a long-term goal …
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  7. Reload a table quickly.

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    November 21, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Sometimes loading new data or even changes into a table just isn’t going to work. You need a complete reload. …
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  8. When was my index created or at least last updated?

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    November 14, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    SQL Server stores a create date and a change date for each object in the sys.objects system view. Unfortunately while …
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  9. New indexes, hypothetically

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    November 2, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I saw something like this the other day. My first thought was “Hu, never seen that before.” My second thought …
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  10. Installing SQLCMD

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    October 19, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    For anyone who wasn’t aware SQLCMD is a command line tool for running T-SQL statements and scripts. Before anyone says …
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