Tag Archives: system functions

  1. 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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  2. What are my permissions?

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    August 16, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Permissions are a common concern. One of the most frequent requests I get is I need X, Y and Z …
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  3. 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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  4. sys.objects VS helper functions (OBJECT_ID, OBJECT_NAME, etc)

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    October 11, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve you’ve done much work with the system views (DMVs for example) then you’ve had to translate an object_id into …
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  5. What is the system_health extended events session?

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    July 5, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Similar to the default trace the system_health session is automatically started up when the instance starts and collects information about …
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  6. Connect suggestion to add included columns to sp_helpindex

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    January 10, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m a big fan of the sp_help system stored procedures, which is why I’ve been a bit disappointed that the …
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  7. Running code on the startup of SQL Server

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    February 1, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you need to run code when your instance starts up. For example you might want to …
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  8. Finding the worst running query in a stored procedure

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    September 10, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I was asked to tune a stored procedure. Not exactly an uncommon task, but I worked something …
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  9. Pulling data from the error log

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    August 17, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I was asked to pull a list of errors from the SQL Server log into a table …
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  10. Which user function do I use?

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    June 24, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Earlier this week I was scripting out a table with some legacy columns (InsertDate and InsertBy for example). If you …
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