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Stairway to T-SQL DML Level 12: Using the MERGE Statement

The final level of this stairway looks at the MERGE statement in detail, focusing on how to perform insert, update and delete logic using the MERGE statement.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/08/20 (first published: 2013/01/16) | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Hardware

SQL Server Hardware will provide the fundamental knowledge and resources you need to make intelligent decisions about choice, and optimal installation and configuration, of SQL Server hardware, operating system and the SQL Server RDBMS.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/20 (first published: 2013/07/24) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: hardware
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Quickly Investigating What's in the Tables of SQL Server Databases

From SQL Server Management Studio it's hard to look through the first few rows of a whole lot of tables in a database. This is odd, since it is a great way to get quickly familiar with a database. Phil tidied up a SQL routine he uses to investigate databases quickly in a browser. He explains how to use it, how it works, and how to use it from PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/20 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: tables
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Finding special characters within character strings

Special Characters can lead to many problems. Identifying and reporting on them can save a lot of headache down the road.  Read more...
By Michael Morin 2014/08/19 | Source: | Category: special characters
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SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Out of memory errors

The number of out of memory errors that have occurred within a rolling five minute window. If you just want to keep an eye out for any memory errors, you can watch the ring buffers for the Out of memory errors alert when it gets registered there.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/19 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: sql monitor
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Newsletter Changes - Reducing Size

A change to the newsletter is coming soon. 
By Site Owners 2014/08/19 | Source: | Category: sqlservercentral
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How to configure SSL encryption in SQL Server

Tibor Nagy explains how to configure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on our SQL Servers, with a trusted certificate.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/19 | Source: | Category: ssl
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Automate Your Central Management Server Registrations

Easily register SQL Servers in your inventory to your CMS for easy multi-server queries.  Read more...
By S. Kusen 2014/08/18 | Source: | Category: administration
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Common database deployment blockers and Continuous Delivery headaches

Deployability is now a first class concern for databases, so why isn’t it as easy as it should be? Matthew Skelton explores seven of the most common challenges which will bring your database deployments to their knees.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/18 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: database deployment
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SQL Saturday #300 - Kansas City

SQL Saturday is coming to Kansas on September 13, 2014. Our very own Steve Jones will be presenting, alongside other big names like Glenn Berry, Kathi Kellenberger, Sean and Jen McCown, Jason Strate, and many more. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/18 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Database Creation using Create Database command

In SQL Server, database can be created by 2 ways:-  Using Create Database command Using SQL Sever Management Studio (SSMS). In this article,...  Read more...
By Vivek Johari 2014/08/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Effects of sp_rename on Stored Procedures

There comes a time when mistakes are made.  Sometimes those mistakes can be as annoying as a spelling mistake during...  Read more...
By Jason Brimhall 2014/08/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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By Dan Hess 2014/08/20 | Category: administration
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Select the statements that are true about running the following command (select 2):

DBCC CHECKDB('myDatabase') with TABLOCK 
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