Tag Archives: microsoft sql server

  1. How can I use the identity column, without knowing identity column’s name.

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    May 12, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    One of the most fun parts of blogging is when you learn something completely unexpected while writing a blog. The …
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  2. Scripting with a temp stored procedure


    March 17, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    A few years back I learned about temporary stored procedures from a Kendra Little (blog|twitter) blog post. At the time …
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  3. Shift calculations (or same time every day)


    March 15, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    One of the more interesting jobs I’ve had over the years was for a company that created emergency room software. …
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  4. I’m writing a SQL Server security presentation and I need your help.


    February 24, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m working on a new presentation titled Watch Ken solve security headaches in SQL Server. In this presentation I’m going …
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  5. Help, not all of my column is displaying in the output of the query!


    February 22, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ll be honest, I don’t remember if I’ve written about this before but I couldn’t find it, so here we …
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  6. A DBA horror story in database file extensions.


    September 30, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

  7. The sysname datatype defaults to not NULL.


    August 26, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I was creating a table to store some metadata. Since the metadata I was collecting (sys.databases.name for …
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  8. Experiment: Does sp_recompile on a table update associated views.


    August 17, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    tldr: No. You have to use sp_refreshview. One of the only good things to come out of all of the …
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  9. Padding a string in SQL Server


    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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  10. DDL Trigger to log database level security commands.


    June 24, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    In my last post I talked about reasons why your permissions might go missing. One of the reasons, and in …
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