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Move Database Files for a SQL Server Mirrored Database Without Impacting Database Mirroring

Ahmed Yaseen explains how you can move the SQL Server database files without the need to stop and re-create database mirroring.  Read more...
By 2015/01/20 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: database mirroring
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The Cost of Switching

With so many companies looking at other platforms, when should an organization consider changing their database? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Untrusted Foreign Keys with NOT FOR REPLICATION Option on the Key

My Foreign Keys are STILL untrusted after the double CHECK. Here's how you can fix this issue.  Read more...
By Brian Hibbert 2015/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: untrusted foreign key
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Questions About Pivoting Data in SQL Server You Were Too Shy to Ask

Of all the basic SQL operations, the pivot seems to cause the most problems. It turns out that there are several questions that come to mind while learning about pivoting, but which are seldom asked on forums.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: pivot
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Taking Care of Things Today

Steve Jones talks about procrastination today and how you might not want to do that with your SQL Servers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Where Microsoft went wrong with SQL CLR

We database developers would, of course, like easy access to all the .NET delights, such as the excellent Regex library, but we don't want a Do-It-Yourself kit to achieve this. So argues Phil Factor.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Improving Performance for Some LIKE “%string%” Searches (SQL Spackle)

If you've ever wondered if you can do better than an INDEX SCAN when you do a LIKE "%string%" search, read on...  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2015/01/16 (first published: 2014/04/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql like search
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Debugging SQL Server

This week we have a more technical poll as Steve Jones wonders how you best debug your T-SQL code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Returning Sorted Record Sets Using the ORDER BY Clause

Having your data returned to you in some meaningful sorted order is important sometimes. If you don’t tell SQL Server you want to order the results of a SELECT statement then there is no guarantee that your result set will come back in a particular order. To make sure a result set is ordered you need to use the ORDER BY clause. In this article I will be exploring how to return an order result set by using the ORDER BY clause.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/16 | Source: Database Journal | Category: order by
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Prevent sp_ Procedures with SQLCop

Learn how you can use SQLCop to prevent your developers from writing stored procedures that are named sp_ something.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tsqlt
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Data Cleaning in SQL 2012 with Data Quality Services

Feodor Georgiev provides a thorough walkthrough on setting up SQL Server's Data Quality Services (DQS) and creating the rules it uses to function as a first step towards data cleansing.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/15 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: data cleansing
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A Little Empathy

Perspective makes a big difference and Steve Jones looks at how you might change the way you think about clients, customers, and the work you do.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 9: Function / Iterator Function Pairs: The DAX MAX() and MAXX() Functions

As a part of his "Function / Iterator Pairs" mini-series, Business Intelligence architect, Analysis Services Maestro, SQL Server MVP, and author Bill Pearson introduces the DAX MAX() and MAXX() functions, discussing similarities and differences. He then provides some hands-on exposure to the use of each, particularly in combination with other DAX functions, in generating "largest numeric values" to meet differing needs within our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2015/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Hadoop and SQL Server

Hadoop is a technology that's getting quite a bit of attention in the last few years, including integration with SQL Server. Steve Jones talks about the technology and how it might fit in your career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

In this free eBook Shawn McGehee offers advice on query tuning, cutting stored procedures, and system process design and implementation for high availability. Discover how to perform backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Red Gate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/14 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: ebook
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Options to Improve SQL Server Bulk Load Performance

In this tip Ben Snaidero looks at how to improve SQL Server Bulk Load performance. He focuses his performance tests on options using the BULK INSERT T-SQL command to judge how the various options affect speed.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/14 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: bulk load
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Dynamically Create Tables Based on an Access Table

Create and Load Sql Server Tables based on Dynamic Access Database  Read more...
By Lee Ann Campbell 2015/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic tables
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Testing

We know that software testing is important, but we often don't do a great job of executing. Steve Jones talk database testing today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Exploring Query Plans in SQL

SQL Server keeps the most-used execution plans in cache, so it doesn't need to recompile the same queries every time. How can we benefit from this to find potential performance problems in execution plans?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: query plans
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Top 5 things you MUST know about PowerPivot for Excel

Although quite a lot has been written about PowerPivot and its features, there are certain aspects about PowerPivot that may not be obvious, especially to someone who is new to the tool. This articles discusses five such items.  Read more...
By Amir Charania 2015/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: powerpivot
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