Category Archives: T-SQL

  1. Exploring system tables, views, SPs etc

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    April 18, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I wanted to spend a few minutes highlighting a couple of important tools for figuring out what information you have …
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  2. 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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  3. DB_NAME() vs ORIGINAL_DB_NAME()

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    March 15, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’d never seen ORIGINAL_DB_NAME until recently and I thought it would be interesting to highlight it out, and in particular …
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  4. Windowing without a partition by or an order by

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    February 21, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you’ve never worked with windowing functions they look something like this: The other day someone mentioned that you could …
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  5. Synonyms, how and why.

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    February 15, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Did you know SQL Server has a thing called a synonym? It’s not something you see used very often even …
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  6. What’s dbo?

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    January 22, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Don’t you hate it how certain words (well, acronyms in this case) get reused to mean multiple things? dbo seems …
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  7. Fun with sp_rename

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    January 11, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Currently the only way to rename objects in SQL Server is to use sp_rename. Although that may be changing in …
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  8. SQL Puzzle – Word Scrambler

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    November 29, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been writing crosswords for the last few months and to change things up I thought I would do a …
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  9. Variables in Dynamic SQL

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    November 16, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I had someone ask me about this the other day. Specifically getting variable data out of a dynamic SQL statement. …
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  10. SQL Homework Nov 2017: Create a view

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    November 1, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Views are a highly useful tool for abstracting how you see the data stored in tables. At their simplest, they …
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