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Removing Duplicates

How to remove identify and remove duplicate data from your tables  Read more...
By Sioban Krzywicki 2015/01/23 (first published: 2013/10/08) | Source: | Category: duplicate data
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Going to Extremes to Release Bug Fixes and New Features

Extreme Programming (XP) is no general panacea; but for the right team, and for a product that needs to release bug fixes and new features as fast as possible, its benefits are obvious. Working on one of Red Gate's most popular tools, SQL Prompt, Aaron Law and David Priddle use XP. But is their adherence to XP a personal preference or does it bring real benefits?   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: extreme programming
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Webinar: Oracle Exadata & In-Memory Real-World Performance

On January 28th 3PM GMT, Randolf Geist will present a free, one-hour webinar analyzing different database query profiles based on a real-world customer case. He'll also look at how these different profiles influence the efficiency of Exadata's features and the new Oracle In-Memory column store option. Register now.   Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/23 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: oracle
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Tracking Database DDL Changes with SQLVer

Presents an open-source T-SQL based version tracking system for MSSQL  Read more...
By David Rueter 2015/01/22 | Source: | Category: version tracking
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Azure SQL Database Auditing

While a diminished level of control is certainly a factor to consider when contemplating migration of on-premises systems to Microsoft Azure, especially when dealing with PaaS resources such as Azure SQL Database, you have a range of techniques at your disposal that allow you to control and monitor both the status of and access to your Azure-resident services. One of these techniques is SQL Database auditing.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/22 | Source: Database Journal | Category: auditing
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SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Percentage of Fragmented Indexes

This is a general indicator of performance problems. Index fragmentation can affect the rate of return for moderate to large tables. If this value indicates an increased amount of index fragmentation throughout your database, you may need to fine-tune your indexes by redesigning, or rebuilding more frequently.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/22 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: sql monitor
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A Custom Execution Method – Level 19 of the Stairway to Integration Services

The next level of the Stairway to Integration Services looks at how you can execute your package.  Read more...
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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 2015/01/21 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: transaction logs
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Tribal Awards 2014 Winners

We have the winners of the 2014 Tribal Awards. Congratulations to everyone involved: winners, finalists, and nominees, and thank you to everyone who voted or nominated someone for an award.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/21 | Source: | Category: awards
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SQL Server Reporting Services Basics: Deploying Reports

Having designed and tested our reports, it's time to deploy them to the Report Server, so that our users can access them. Kathi Kellenberger demonstrates how to configure reports for native-mode deployment using Report Manager, and then deploy them from within SSDT-BI. She also explains how to use the Report Builder to provide "self-service" reporting to end users, allowing them to build custom reports based on report parts and shared datasets.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: ssrs
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Getting Distinct

By Steve Jones 2015/01/23 | Category: count()
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CREATE TABLE mytable ( myid INT, mychar VARCHAR(10) );
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( myid, mychar )
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( 2 , 'B'),
( NULL, 'C' ),
( 4, 'D' ),
( NULL, 'E' ),
( 6, 'F' );


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