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Querying Multiple MySQL Tables

It’s been said that one of the drawbacks to normalization to the third form (3NF) is more cumbersome data extraction due to the greater number of tables. These require careful linking via JOIN clauses. Improper table joining can easily result in erroneous results or even in the dreaded Cartesian Product. In today’s article, Rob Gravelle explores how table joins are achieved in MySQL.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/23 | Source: Database Journal | Category: mysql
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Audit and Compliance Survey

Redgate are trying to understand the broad problem of auditing and compliance from a database perspective. Though it's a wide-ranging topic, they're particularly interested in better understanding pain points in the area. Additional to the survey, they're also offering a $30 Amazon voucher for anyone who would be willing to participate in a short phone call.  Read more...
By 2016/09/23 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Capture the Flag

A competition among software bots may foretell a vision of the future for software developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Monitor up-time and connectivity with Powershell

Use Powershell to troubleshoot SQL connectivity issues. A way to monitor up-time and connectivity of a SQL server database with some simple Powershell commands.  Read more...
By David Rich 2016/09/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: powershell
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AT TIME ZONE – a new favourite feature in SQL Server 2016

Rob Farley explains why AT TIME ZONE is his new favourite feature in SQL Server 2016, but also shows that it can make a mess of cardinality estimates.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/22 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Code completion, formatting and refactoring for SQL Server

A common misconception is that Redgate’s SQL Prompt is ‘just’ a code completion tool. While this is indeed at the heart of SQL Prompt, there are a host of features that will help you and your team work more quickly and efficiently, freeing you up to concentrate on the important stuff. Take a whistle stop tour around SQL Prompt in this short demo.  Read more...
By 2016/09/22 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Byte Me: JavaScripting

By Bob Lang 2016/09/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Stairway to DAX and Power BI - Level 11: Function / Iterator Function Pairs: The DAX Concatenate() and ConcatenateX() Functions

Continuing his examination of the evolving DAX “Function / Iterator Pairs,” Business Intelligence Architect, Analysis Services Maestro, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and author Bill Pearson introduces the DAX Concatenate() and ConcatenateX() functions, discussing the syntax, uses and operation of each. He then provides hands-on exposure to Concatenate() and ConcatenateX(), in joining two text strings into a single text string, and in returning the concatenation of an expression evaluated for each row in a table, respectively.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2016/09/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dax
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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 2016/09/21 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Redgate | Category: transaction log
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Free-Con Pre-Con at the Pass Summit 2016

A free day of training on Monday, October 24 in Seattle this year. Join MCMs, MVPs, and Friends of Redgate for a free day of training.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/09/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: conferences and events
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Are You a Tech Company?

Is your company a tech company? Steve Jones looks at the world from the perspective of software development and how that impacts business.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Rounding Tips and Tricks

This article shows different options to use the rounding functions in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Luis Cazares 2016/09/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Reading the SQL Server log files using TSQL

The SQL Server Error Log is quite large and it's not always easy to view the contents with the Log File Viewer. Greg Robidoux presents an easy way to search and find errors using T-SQL.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/20 | Source: MSSQLTips.com
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Free Webinar: Redgate DLM Demo

Learn how to use Redgate’s DLM solution to improve your database change management process in this free webinar on September 20th. Microsoft Data Platform MVPs, Steve Jones and Grant Fritchey, will demonstrate how Redgate’s tools plug into Visual Studio Online so that you can build, test and deploy your database alongside your application code. Register now.  Read more...
By 2016/09/20 (first published: 2016/09/15) | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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The Bones of SQL - The Holiday Table

This second part to a previous article on Calendar table generation shows how to create a holiday table containing both fixed-date and variable-date holidays.  Read more...
By Bob Hovious 2016/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: calendar
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The 10X Programmer

Today Steve Jones discusses the mythical 10x programmer from the context of databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An Introduction to In-Memory OLTP Database Objects

In-memory OLTP was introduced in SQL Server 2014, but greatly improved in SQL Server 2016. If you have a heavily-used transaction-processing that is processing a lot of data, it is definitely worth considering the new 'In-Memory' features of SQL Server 2016. Grant Fritchey explains why.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: in-memory oltp
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Why We Need Backups First

This week Steve Jones notes that backups aren't the most important thing for your data. Restores are.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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 2016/09/16 (first published: 2015/06/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: foreign keys (fk)
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The Danger of xp_cmdshell

This week Steve Jones wonders what you think of xp_cmdshell.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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