Category Archives: SQLServerPedia Syndication

  1. When were the statistics last updated and how many rows were sampled?

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    September 4, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    TL;DR; Final query is at the bottom. Every now and again (particularly when someone is having performance problems) I’ll get …
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  2. SQL Homework – September 2019 – Getting the data in

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    September 2, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Everything else aside two of the most important tasks of a database are to get data in, and get data …
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  3. Setting Trigger Order

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    August 26, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you can help it you probably shouldn’t be using triggers. But if you have to use a trigger you …
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  4. Why do DBAs dislike loops?

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    August 22, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you started out as a developer you were probably taught how important loops are. They are one of the …
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  5. Constructing a datetime from an integer date and an integer time.

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    August 15, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Occasionally I’ve seen date and time stored separately as integers. This had some practical applications back before we had date …
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  6. When Have You Used MOT Tables? T-SQL Tuesday #117

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    August 13, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Steve Jones (b/t) is our host for T-SQL Tuesday and in case you didn’t know has taken over running T-SQL …
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  7. Temporary stored procedures

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    August 7, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; Temporary stored procedures are excellent for testing pieces of code that are going to go into (or come from) …
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  8. SQL Homework – August 2019 – Getting the data out

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    August 5, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Everything else aside two of the most important tasks of a database are to get data in, and get data …
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  9. Header Query Crossword

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    July 31, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I did an interesting form of crossword recently and since I haven’t done one in a while I figured this …
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  10. Optional vs Required parameters in Stored Procedures

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    July 29, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you are executing a stored procedure with a bunch of parameters it can be a bit of a pain …
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