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Generate SSRS reports from a SSIS Package

Learn how to invoke SSRS reports from an SSIS package after the data load is completed.  Read more...
By Ravindra Chhabria 2014/11/21 (first published: 2012/10/09) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Questions About Using TSQL to Import Excel Data You Were Too Shy to Ask

It is easy to import Excel data into database tables via TSQL, using OLEDB, either by the OPENROWSET function or linking to the spreadsheet as a server. The problem is that there are certain things that aren't obvious that you need to know about.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Distribution Database Migration

This article shows a step-by-step guide to move the distribution database to a new SQL Server instance.  Read more...
By Valerij Urban 2014/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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Monitoring Azure SQL Database

Marcin Policht presents different methods that allow you to monitor the performance and characteristics of your PaaS databases, ensuring that they behave in a manner that matches your expectations.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/20 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql azure
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Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 2: Job Steps and Subsystems

SQL Server Agent jobs are made up of a series of one or more Job Steps. A job step is assigned to a specific job subsystem, which identifies the kind of work the job step is going to perform. Each job step runs in a separate security context, although each job also has an owner that determines who can modify the job.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2014/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql agent
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Free eBook: SQL Server Transaction Log Management

When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/11/19 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: transaction logs
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Where in the Application Should Data Validation be Done?

Whereabouts in the application should the business logic of data-validation checks be made? The advantages of a layered approach to validation that includes database constraints, would seem to outweigh the disadvantages.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: data validation
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Data Mining Part 21: Excel and Data Mining,validation methods

This article is part of the lesson 18 to 20 related to SQL Server Data Mining with Excel.   Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2014/11/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: excel
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Removing Rows with the DELETE Statement in SQL Server

Greg Larsen explores how to remove rows from a SQL Server table using the DELETE statement.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/18 | Source: Database Journal | Category: delete rows
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SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Possible Duplicate Indexes

When a table has multiple indexes defined on the same columns, it produces duplicate indexes that waste space and have a negative impact on performance. This metric measures the number of possible duplicate indexes per database above a set threshold. You can then consider dropping the indexes and reverse the change.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/11/18 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: index
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Index Behaviour

By Shiva N (AxSys) 2014/11/21 | Category: t-sql
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If I executed this script, which queries would use a non clustered index scan?

Use TestDB
go
if object_id(N'emp') is not null
begin
drop table emp
end
go
create table Emp(Empid int,Fname varchar(100),Lname varchar(100))
create clustered index...  Read more...
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