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Bones of SQL – Grouping By User-Defined Calendar Periods

Although it is common to group by periods such as Week, Month, or Quarter, sometimes alternative periods are needed. This simple technique lets you split a year into periods with any number of days.  Read more...
By Bob Hovious 2017/12/08 (first published: 2016/09/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: date manipulation
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How Much Data Has Changed Since Your Last Full Backup

Have you ever wanted to know how many pages in your database have changed since the last full backup? If so, then you will be glad to hear that the SQL Server 2017 version of the DMV, sys.dm_db_file_spavce_usage, has a new column named modified_extent_page_count, which shows the number of pages that have changed since the last full backup.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/12/08 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql server 2017
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Free virtual event: SQL in the City Streamed

Technical sessions will dive into the latest Microsoft SQL Server releases, and cover topical issues such as data compliance, protection & privacy.  Read more...
By 2017/12/08 (first published: 2017/11/30) | Source: Redgate | Category: events
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How to store Excel files In SQL Table

This article will show how to store images, document and all other files in SQL Table.  Read more...
By Nisarg Upadhyay 2017/12/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: openrowset
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SQL Server R Services: Working with Multiple Data Sets

Although it is easy to use SQL Server R Services to create R scripts that incorporate SQL Server data by passing in a T-SQL query as an argument when calling the sp_execute_external_script stored procedure, you are limited to that one query, unless you pass additional data directly between R and SQL Server via CSV files. It is simple to do, and opens up many additional opportunities for data analysis. Robert Sheldon explains how.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/12/07 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server r services
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Major new study reveals the true ROI of database DevOps

Redgate has launched a new research study that reveals the benefits different stakeholders can expect from DevOps, and provides a powerful methodology for calculating the ROI of database DevOps.  Read more...
By 2017/12/07 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 4: Objects in SQL PowerShell

This far, we have learned about installation and setup of the PowerShell environment. You should now have a foundation of SQL Server PowerShell. We now are ready to learn about Objects in SQL PowerShell.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2017/12/06 (first published: 2012/10/22) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP

In this free eBook, Kalen Delaney explains how Microsoft's 2016 In-memory OLTP engine works. In her book, learn how to use lock- and latch-free data structures to allow non-blocking data processing, and find out how to migrate existing tables to Hekaton.  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/12/06 (first published: 2015/05/13) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Correlation Analysis using Correlation Plot in Power BI Desktop

Power BI provides correlation plot visualization in the Power BI Visuals Gallery to create Correlation Plots for correlation analysis. In this post, Siddharth Mehta shows how to create a correlation plot in Power BI Desktop using a sample dataset of car performance.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/12/06 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: power bi
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Keeping tables online during loading with schema swapping using SSIS

In this article, we discuss how schema swapping method can be used to keep tables online during the load process.  Read more...
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Question of the Day

Christmas Calendars

By Steve Jones 2017/12/08 | Category: humor
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I want to build an advent calendar for Christmas that will count down the days to Christmas, while showing the current date. Which one of these works the best?

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