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Stairway to Database Source Control Level 3: Working With Others (Centralized Repository)

One of the main purposes of placing a database under source control, alongside the application code, is to allow team collaboration during development projects. The Version Control System (VCS) stores and manages all of the project files, maintaining an audit trail of what changed, and who made the change. Each team member can work on a file, or set of files, and submit their changes to the VCS to make them available to other team members. They can also inspect the VCS to discover recent changes made by other team members.  Read more...
By Dave Green 2015/03/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | 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 2015/03/04 (first published: 2013/07/24) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: hardware
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Questions About SQL Server Transaction Log You Were Too Shy To Ask

Tony Davis answers 10 surprisingly tricky questions about SQL Server Transaction Log.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/04 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: transaction log
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Data Warehouse to OData to Excel and R

How do you make data available to analysts who want to blend data with R or Power Query tools? Why with OData services.  Read more...
By Benjamin Seidle 2015/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: odata
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Reviewing Logical Hard Drive details using T-SQL and OLE Automation Procedures

One of the most important SQL Server DBA tasks is checking logical hard drive details such as the total capacity, free disk space, and used space by the SQL Server data and log files. In this tip we look at a method to view this information in a faster and simpler way.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/03 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: ole automation
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Silicon Valley - DLM Training Workshop – Database Continuous Integration

Learn how to do SQL Server continuous integration at the first in a new series of Database Lifecycle Management Training Workshops, in Silicon Valley on March 27. To celebrate the launch, places for this workshop are free.   Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/03 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: events
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Are My Problems Caused By Replication?

We frequently need to discover the source of issues with our databases. This article provides information on how to detect replication on a database as a possible source of issues.  Read more...
By Eric Notheisen 2015/03/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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Checking the Plan Cache Warnings for a SQL Server Database

How often do you check your query plans to see if they contain any warnings? If you're missing them, it means that you're not getting all those hints about missing indexes, join predicates or statistics. Is the query optimiser trying to tell you about implicit conversions? Dennes shows how to view the warnings in plan cache for a particular database using SQL.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: plan cache
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Outer Join – What am I missing (SQL Spackle)

This article shows how to find missing rows in a table using a outer join.   Read more...
By Patrick Cahill 2015/02/27 (first published: 2013/11/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: outer joins
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Cloud Storage Replication Is Not Backup

The options that you need to select when setting up an Azure Storage service account allow you to specify the durability and high-availability of your data, but they don't provide for data recovery to a point-in-time. In fact, it means that some of the bad things that can happen to data are more efficiently replicated to all copies. Backup is quite a separate issue.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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BREAK

By Steve Jones 2015/03/04 | Category: t-sql
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I have this code:


DECLARE
@i INT = 1
, @j INT = 1;

WHILE @i < 100
BEGIN
SELECT
@i;
IF @i % 2 = 0
BEGIN
PRINT @i;
SELECT
@j = 12;
BREAK;
SELECT
@j = 13;
END;
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