Tag Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. SQL Homework – November 2019 – SSMS built in reports

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    November 4, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Time for some homework again. I know Pass Summit is this week so you may be a bit busy but …
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  2. SQL Homework – October 2019 – Code review (self and peer)

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    October 2, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every database person I’ve ever met writes at least some code at some point in their career. That code might …
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  3. Debugging techniques (focusing on T-SQL)

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    September 23, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; Add PRINT and/or SELECT statements. Comment/uncomment out pieces of code to isolate problems. Change INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE statements to SELECTs. Disclaimer: …
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  4. DBA Myths: CHECKDB runs on startup.

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    September 16, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you look at your error log you’ll (hopefully) see entries like this shortly after the instance startup: CHECKDB for …
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  5. DMV with SQL Server Service info (including the service accounts)

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    September 12, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently found this DMV and couldn’t wait to share. sys.dm_server_services What’s so great about it? For each service for …
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  6. My fantasy SQL feature(s)? T-SQL Tuesday #118

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    September 10, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s fantasy football time again? Oh, fantasy feature? Oh, yea, that makes a lot more sense for #tsql2sday. What’s #tsql2sday? …
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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