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Common Mistakes

This week Steve Jones is wondering what the common mistakes that T-SQL developers make are.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Azure Blob Storage Part 8: Blob Leases

In this article, Robin Shahan explains what Blob Leases are and how to use them, including code samples for calling the different methods available for managing Blob Leases.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/20 | Source: Just Azure | Category: blob storage
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Microsoft and R

R is an interesting language and one that might become more important to data professionals in the future. Microsoft is also making an investment here.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Mail Fails with SQLCMD Error

I had a SQL Server job that kept failing with sqlcmd error and this describes how I resolved it.  Read more...
By Ramya Makam 2015/03/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlcmd
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How to get Database Design Horribly Wrong

Database Design is one of those tasks where you have to carefully get all the major aspects right. If you mess-up just one of these, it can all go horribly wrong. So what are these aspects that can ruin database design, and how can you get them right? Robert Sheldon explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: database design
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SQL Saturday #364 - Boston, MA

SQL Saturday is coming to Boston on April 18th 2015. Join us for a free day of SQL Server training and networking, and listen to great speakers like Grant Fritchey, Brent Ozar, and Andy Leonard. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/19 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 3: Understanding Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

A CTE is a temporary result set defined by a simple query, and is used within the execution scope of a single INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, or SELECT statement. In this article we will explore how to define and use CTE's.  Read more...
By 2015/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Byte Me: Shrinking Transactions

The editorial cartoon for 18 March 2015.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2015/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication

Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication provides a hands-on introduction to SQL Server replication. The book introduces you to the technologies that make up replication, and then walks you through setting up different replication scenarios. When you've finished reading, you should be able to implement your own multi-server replication setup while following the principle of least privilege.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/18 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: replication
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Using the ROLLUP, CUBE, and GROUPING SETS Operators

Greg Larsen discusses the ROLLUP, CUBE and GROUPING SETS operators. These operators are used with the GROUP BY clause and allow you to create subtotals, grand totals and superset of subtotals. Read on to find out more about these additional GROUP BY operators.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/18 | Source: Database Journal | Category: group by
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Small Experiments in Data

Amsterdam is using data to try and improve their city.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Right and Wrong of T-SQL DML TRIGGERs (SQL Spackle)

Triggers in T-SQL have many uses. There are right and wrong ways to write triggers. To learn the difference, read on...  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2015/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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What is Behaviour Driven (Database) Development?

Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is not always clearly understood, and the term is particularly unfamiliar in database circles. Seb Rose introduces us to the fundamentals of BDD, and make some suggestions for how it might be relevant to database development.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/17 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: agile database techniques
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Converting to data-driven code

How converting extensive, repetitive code to a data-driven approach resolved a maintenance headache and helped identify bugs  Read more...
By Mike Tanner 2015/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql
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Try It

Grant Fritchey asks you to experiment, to make an effort, to just try it.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2015/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Saturday #387 - Madison, WI

SQL Saturday is coming to Madison, Wisconsin on April 11th 2015. Join us for a free day of SQL Server training and networking and hear expert speakers like David Klee, Wendy Pastrick, and Jes Borland. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/16 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Calculate the Statistical Mode in SQL Server using T-SQL

Next to the average and the median, there is another statistical value that you can calculate over a set: the mode. This is the value that appears the most often in the set. The average and the median are straight forward to calculate with T-SQL in SQL Server, but how can we determine the mode using T-SQL?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/16 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: statistical modeling
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Computational Biologist

A job Steve Jones has never heard of is using data to improve medical treatments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Worst Comments

Comments in code can be tricky, but certainly some are better than others. What are your bad examples?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Setting Different Colors for Connections in SSMS

Learn how to set colors for different connections in SSMS.  Read more...
By Peter Schott 2015/03/13 (first published: 2013/09/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: management studio (ssms)
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