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Learning SQL Server 2016

Here is a reference that lets you take a quick look at the new features in SQL Server 2016 and dig into the various items with a collection of links we'll maintain.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2015/06/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Comparing Oracle and SQL Server Code - Part 1

In this tip, Daniel Calbimonte compares the SQL Server (T-SQL) and Oracle (PL-SQL) extensions of the SQL language. The tip will compare both T-SQL and PL-SQL languages with respect to retrieving data, creating databases, tables, variables, etc.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/22 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: oracle
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The Stress of a Former DBA

Rodney Landrum impresses on his audience the importance of attention to the finer details, during data analysis and reporting.  Read more...
By rodneylandrum 2015/06/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Does It Count?

This Friday Steve Jones asks how you track uptime. Does your scheduled maintenance count against your metrics?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Trigger an Email of an SSRS Report from an SSIS Package

This article demonstrates how to trigger an SSRS subscription to email a report from an Execute SQL Task using SQL Server Agent and the ReportServer.dbo.AddEvent stored procedure.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2015/06/19 (first published: 2013/03/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Script All Server Level Objects to Recreate SQL Server

Carla Abanes provides a guide on how to create a console application that will generate create scripts for server level objects for multiple SQL Server instances. This is handy in the event of a disaster and you need to create a clone of the SQL Server that is no longer available.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/19 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: objects
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Sweat Files and Practice Projects

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Warren that looks at side projects and how you might actually grow our careers.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2015/06/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Syntax Mystery in a Previously Working Procedure

A previous working script show syntax errors on recreating (sp_helptext script line length limitation)  Read more...
By Marwa Joseph 2015/06/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sp_helptext
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Using R to Explore Data by Analysis - for SQL Professionals

What's the best way for a SQL programmer to learn about R? It's probably by trying out various experiments with an interesting set of data, and some helpful suggestions that point out the parallels with SQL. Feodor provides the data and the helpful suggestions. The rest is up to you.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/18 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: r language
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Culture Clashes and Arrogance

A guest editorial from Andy Warren looks at the disagreements between teams in technology.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2015/06/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to MDX - Level 11: MDX Time/Date Series Functions: PeriodsToDate() and Derivative Shortcut Functions

BI Architect Bill Pearson launches a set of articles surrounding a group of MDX functions specialized to meet the pervasive business need to analyze data within the context of time / date. In this article, we will overview the PeriodsToDate() function, and then we will introduce "shortcut" functions that are based upon it.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2015/06/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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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 2015/06/17 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Redgate | Category: transaction logs
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Automating A Heartbeat Check Against an Azure-SQL Database Using PowerShell

In this article, Tim Smith goes through a couple of options to automate heartbeat checks against Azure databases. This is useful if you're moved SQL Server databases to Azure and you want to have periodic checks to make sure the databases are responsive.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/17 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: azure
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Data Mining Part 29: Programming with C# and AMO

In this article, we will show some debugging tips for working with C# and the AMO code for working with Analysis Services and the Data Mining Models.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2015/06/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data mining
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Converting Rows to Columns (PIVOT) and Columns to Rows (UNPIVOT) in SQL Server

Learn how to convert row values into column values (PIVOT) and column values into row values (UNPIVOT) in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/16 | Source: Database Journal | Category: pivot
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More Regulation Coming?

With no end to company hack attacks in sight, will we get new regulation instead?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How do you use change scripts for your database deployments?

Redgate is researching how people deploy their database changes. This is a very quick survey, and there's an opportunity to sign up for a research call in exchange for a $50 Amazon voucher.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/06/16 | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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Five Minute Refactoring

The debate over how to change code or solve a problem can create arguments that last for years. Steve Jones notes the idea of limiting debates to five minutes is interesting.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Challenges of Space

CSS Engineers at Microsoft are reporting more space issues with database systems. Steve Jones has a few comments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Cellular Automation – SQL Server CPU, IO and Hekaton Stress Testing

This article shows how you can use SQL Server spatial methods, mathematical rules and oscillating patterns to benchmark CPU, IO and Hekaton performance.  Read more...
By Paul Brewer 2015/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: spatial
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