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Headlines today   September 25, 2017

When sp_HelpText is not so helpful!

A note of caution on the use of sp_helptext to script out objects.  Read more...
By Andy Robertson 2017/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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SQLCLR in Practice: Creating a Better Way of Sending Email from SQL Server

SQLCLR is now considered a robust solution to the few niche requirements that can't be met by the built-in features of SQL Server. Amongst the legitimate reasons for avoiding SQLCLR, there is the fear of getting bogged down in code with special requirements that is difficult to debug. Darko takes a real example, extending the features of sp_send_dbmail, to demonstrate that there need be few terrors in SQLCLR.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/09/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sqlclr
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Extending DevOps practices to SQL Server databases with ReadyRoll from Redgate

In this webinar, Microsoft MVP Steve Jones and Redgate’s Arneh Eskandari will show you how Redgate’s Database DevOps solution can work to improve your database development and deployment processes. You'll see a demo of the following Redgate tools - ReadyRoll, DLM Automation and DLM Dashboard - and see how they plug into GIT. There will also be plenty of time to ask Steve and Arneh questions.   Read more...
By 2017/09/25 (first published: 2017/09/14) | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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Insert Stored Procedure Results Into New Table Without Using OPENQUERY

OPENQUERY arrives with a lot of baggage. Try this alternative technique to inserting stored procedure results into a new table.  Read more...
By Orlando Colamatteo 2017/09/22 (first published: 2016/03/22) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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The Best of Both Worlds: Using Excel and Power BI Together

Excel and Power BI work well together. This allows you to use the two tools together to provide for many types of business workflow and BI practices. You can publish an Excel file to Power BI to share with others, analyse a Power BI dataset in Excel or import either an Excel workbook or Excel data to Power BI. You can gain the workgroup power and business-orientation of Power BI without losing the ease and versatility of Excel. Saurabh shows how.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/09/22 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: excel
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SQL Server 2016 SSIS Basics - Install SQL Server Data Tools

Step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
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Purging Old Database Mail Items

Are you purging the old database mail items stored in msdb? In this tip, Greg Larsen shows you how to purge database mail.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/09/21 | Source: Database Journal | Category: database mail
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Use SQL Server? Redgate would like to hear from you

Redgate are running a survey to better understand trends in adoption of different technologies and platforms. Completing this survey will take just a few minutes, and as a thank you for your time, they will be giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to one randomly selected participant who completes the survey by October 10.  Read more...
By 2017/09/21 | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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Stairway to U-SQL Level 17: Executing U-SQL Jobs with PowerShell

Automate your Data Lake with PowerShell! Learn how PowerShell can be used to execute U-SQL scripts, as well as a few other little tricks.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2017/09/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: u-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 390 reads

Free eBook: SQL Server Execution Plans, Second Edition

Every day, out in the various online forums devoted to SQL Server, and on Twitter, the same types of questions come up repeatedly: Why is this query running slowly? Why is SQL Server ignoring my index? Why does this query run quickly sometimes and slowly at others? My response is the same in each case: have you looked at the execution plan?  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/09/20 (first published: 2013/07/30) | Source: Redgate | Category: execution plans
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From the SQLServerCentral Blogs

My Thoughts After Completing a Power BI Report Server POC

Last month I worked on a proof of concept testing Power BI Report Server for self-service BI. The client determined...  Read more...
By meaganl 2017/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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SQL Server Tracking Suspect Pages

Did you know that SQL Server tracks suspect pages and puts the details into the msdb database in a table...  Read more...
By Arun Sirpal 2017/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Question of the Day

EXPLAINing plans

By Steve Jones 2017/09/25 | Category: azure sql data warehouse (asdw)
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Which types of query statements can be used with the EXPLAIN operator in Azure SQL Data Warehouse?

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