Tag Archives: Microsoft SQL Server

  1. How do I look at my error log if SQL won’t open?

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    October 22, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Quick and easy post today. Hopefully you’ve opened the error log on a SQL instance. However, what happens if you …
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  2. What is the Object Explorer Details tab good for?

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    October 17, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    For a long time there I would see the Object Explorer Details tab show up when I opened SSMS (SQL …
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  3. Highlighting sp_spaceused

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    October 15, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been using sp_spaceused a lot recently so I thought I would bring it up again. Basically it’s a quick …
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  4. Which is faster? IN (list) or IN (SELECT FROM Temp)

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    October 11, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you’ve done much with IN (list) then you’ve realized that it basically translates out to You’ve probably also realized …
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  5. Generate a random number of children for each parent

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    October 3, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was asked an interesting question the other day. Is it possible to get a different random number of rows …
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  6. SQL Homework – October 2018 – Time for an upgrade

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    October 1, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    When you created your home lab last September you probably installed a version of SQL 2016. Well, SQL 2017 was …
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  7. Data Types Word Search

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    September 26, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Just for fun here is a word search with all of the data types available in SQL Server. Well, two …
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  8. You can’t DELETE TOP (x) with an ORDER BY

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    September 19, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Did you know you can’t do this? Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 8 Incorrect syntax near the keyword …
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  9. How do I grant permissions to view users and their permissions?

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    September 17, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; VIEW DEFINITION Every now and again you’ll have a user that needs to be able to see what permissions …
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  10. Using Table Valued Parameters with sp_executesql

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    September 13, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently I did a presentation on dynamic SQL. In the presentation I pointed out the similarity of using sp_executesql to …
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