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Generate documents from SQL Server

Automating population of SQL Server data into Word and PDF document templates for contracts, invoices,letters etc. creation saves thousands of hours for businesses. This article explores various approaches and offers few suggestions on how to choose the best approach for your requirements.   Read more...
By Murthy TS 2018/10/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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Remember the Simple Things

Steve has a troubleshooting experience that reminds him of a lesson he should have learned.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Power BI Introduction: Publishing Reports to the Power BI Service — Part 8

Power BI Desktop is typically used to create reports that will eventually be published to Power BI Services where dashboards can be built. Robert Sheldon demonstrates how to publish reports from Power BI Desktop to the Power BI Service. Once published, the visualizations can be filtered, drilled into, or pinned to a dashboard.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/10/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: power bi
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SQL Server Cursor Example

In my T-SQL code I always use set based operations. I have been told these types of operations are what SQL Server is designed to process and it should be quicker than serial processing. I know cursors exist but I am not sure how to use them..  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/10/08 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: cursor
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In-Memory OLTP Table Checkpoint Processes Performance Comparison

The article demonstrates one of the major performance enhancements in checkpoint processes in "in memory tables"  Read more...
By Nagaraj Venkatesan 2018/10/05 (first published: 2015/10/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2014
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The Single Pane of Glass

The idea of a single place to get the status of your environment is an interesting one.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Redgate's Estate Management Research Survey

Redgate invites you to take their Estate Management Research Survey. Their aim for this questionnaire is to gather some information around the importance of certain tasks within the wider umbrella of ‘Estate Management’ and your satisfaction with your current solutions to them. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete. Help them continue to support and build relevant tools to help you in your job and in recognition of you taking time to help us, they will award an Amazon voucher or equivalent to the value of $50 to one lucky survey participant. This will be determined in early October 2018.  Read more...
By 2018/10/05 (first published: 2018/09/27) | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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6 DBA Lessons I Wish Someone Would Have Taught Me Earlier

The name of the Agent job isn't necessarily what it does, and just because your'e not getting failure emails doesn't mean the job is working.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/10/05 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: dba tips
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Introducing SQL Server SSRS in Windows Containers

Learn how to deploy Reporting Services into a container with Windocks.  Read more...
By Paul Stanton 2018/10/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: containers
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Start the DevOps Journey

Mindset is important in beginning your DevOps journey.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using Azure Storage Explorer

Azure Storage can store many types of data, from NoSQL tables to VHDs. In this article, Supriya Pande explains how to work with Azure Storage Explorer, a tool that makes it easy to manage storage in Azure. She also provides an example of using the Azure Storage .NET SDK to upload files.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/10/04 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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Insert missing SQL Server IDENTITY column values using SET IDENTITY_INSERT command

In this tip we look at how to insert missing values for an identity column using the SET IDENTITY_INSERT command.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/10/04 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: identity property
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Cloud Backup

More companies are looking to the cloud to back up their data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 12: Clustered or Nonclustered?

The previous levels of this stairway describe details, features, and limitations of columnstore indexes in SQL Server. But they do not answer what should be the first question for every database professional: should columnstore indexes be used in my databases; on what tables should they be used; and should they be clustered or nonclustered columnstore indexes?  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/10/03 (first published: 2017/05/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: Understanding SQL Server Concurrency

When you can’t get to your data because another application has it locked, a thorough knowledge of SQL Server concurrency will give you the confidence to decide what to do.  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/10/03 (first published: 2013/07/17) | Source: Redgate | Category: concurrency
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Using undocumented DBCC WRITEPAGE to instigate SQL Server database corruption

In this tip look at the undocumented command DBCC WRITEPAGE to corrupt a SQL Server database and then use the command to undo the corruption.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/10/03 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: dbcc
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Are Indexes Actually Changes to the System?

Is an index change equivalent to a code change? Steve Jones asks the question and has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/10/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who's Using the DAC?

Learn how you can determine which connection is using the Dedicated Administrator Connection.  Read more...
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Redgate's Estate Management Research Survey

Redgate invites you to take their Estate Management Research Survey. Their aim for this questionnaire is to gather some information around the importance of certain tasks within the wider umbrella of ‘Estate Management’ and your satisfaction with your current solutions to them. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete. Help them continue to support and build relevant tools to help you in your job and in recognition of you taking time to help us, they will award an Amazon voucher or equivalent to the value of $50 to one lucky survey participant. This will be determined in early October 2018.  Read more...
By 2018/10/05 (first published: 2018/09/27) | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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