Category Archives: T-SQL

  1. Padding a string in SQL Server

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    July 15, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been working on converting a piece of DB2 code into T-SQL and one of the functions I had to …
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  2. CROSS vs OUTER APPLY

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    June 10, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    I love CROSS APPLY. I also love OUTER APPLY. What’s the difference though? The same difference as with an INNER …
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  3. Creating a configurable SSMS script

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    May 18, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    Several times over the last few weeks I’ve gotten a request to create a new work database. The individuals from …
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  4. All jobs that ran during a given time frame.

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    May 6, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    Short post today. Simple query that will tell you every job that ran between two datetime stamps. Note: this of …
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  5. SQL Homework – December 2020 – Participate in the Advent of Code.

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    December 3, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Christmas. Depending on where you live it’s a big deal even if you aren’t Christian. It pervades almost every aspect …
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  6. A quick and dirty scan of a list of instances using a dynamic linked server.

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    November 12, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Note: This is not exactly a dyanmic linked server. It just gets dropped and recreated in a loop. I recently …
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  7. How do I test if a linked server works using T-SQL?

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    October 27, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    I get that linked servers are almost as despised as the dreaded cursor or (lord save us) NOLOCK, but they …
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  8. HAL0004 – I don’t feel well Dave

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    June 29, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s another HAL! Every once in a while (4 times now) I come up with a terrible terrible idea for …
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  9. I created a table and SQL created a schema and a user.

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    June 22, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Demo first and then I’ll explain what happened. First thing I did was run this script: CreateUsers.bat It’s a quick …
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  10. End an ALTER DATABASE immediately if anyone is in the database.

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    June 11, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    The development team has told me they’ve shut down the application, there are no more connections and I can go …
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