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Trusting Source Control

One of the benefits of a version control system (VCS) is that you can look at the history of code changes. Ed Elliot shows us a situation where that helps a DBA track down a problem.  Read more...
By ed.elliott 2015/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: version control
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Grant User Access to All SQL Server Databases

Consider a situation when you have a large number of databases on your SQL Server, and you are requested to grant user access to all SQL Server databases. How can you grant access to a user for all databases on a SQL Server instance?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/30 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: security
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Indexing Foreign Keys

Foreign Keys are one of the fundamental characteristics of relational databases and enforce the referential integrity. Is it a good idea to index a FK relationship? When can it help?  Read more...
By Alessandro Mortola 2015/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: foreign keys
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Learning about Multiple Tempdb Files

References and links to help you learn how to create multiple tempdb files.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2015/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tempdb
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Free Webinar: Can you Automate your Ops Away?

Automation - done right - frees you to add real value to your team, but you've got to be careful not to shoot yourself in the foot. Join Brian A. Randell, Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones as they discuss how to get started when automating your database operations, and what activities are ripe for automation!  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/29 (first published: 2015/06/26) | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Using a Recursive CTE to Generate a List

Learn how to generate lists of column values from multiple rows by grouping and using a recursive CTE. This is a very flexible and easy implementation, compared to using cursors or PIVOT operators.  Read more...
By Svetlana Marinova 2015/06/26 (first published: 2013/07/09) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: recursive cte
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Getting Started with Power BI Designer

The Power BI Designer was recently added under the Microsoft Power BI umbrella. Power BI Designer quickly builds reports or dashboards locally and deploys them to the Power BI site. In this article, Arshad Ali demonstrates how to get started with Power BI Designer.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/26 | Source: Database Journal | Category: power bi
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Survey: Development and Test Databases

Unless development happens directly on the production database, every organization will manage one or more development and test instances. Redgate is doing research to learn how development and test databases are managed within organizations. If you’d like to know more about our plans, or are happy to help us understand the problem, please take part in this 3-page survey.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/26 | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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Integration Services, MySql and SET FMTONLY ON

Challenges with integrating MySQL data in an ETL regime and the Amazing FMTONLY trick!  Read more...
By Gerald Britton 2015/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services
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Which user function do I use?

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Integer lengths (I)

By Tom Thomson 2015/06/30 | Category: t-sql
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J is a column of type INT.  Under what circumstances does the logical expression


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