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New Drop If Exists Syntax in SQL Server 2016

When writing T-SQL code, we often write code to check if the database object exists first and then take some action. In this tip John Miner covers the new and easier way to do this in SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/01 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 9: Batch Mode Execution

In this level, Hugo explains what batch mode execution is, how it differs from row mode execution, and what its limitations are.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2016/08/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Byte Me: Data Wrangler

By Bob Lang 2016/08/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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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 2016/08/31 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Redgate | Category: replication
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Temporal Data Part 3 – Reporting Out Current and Historical Information

With the introduction of temporal table support in SQL Server 2016 Microsoft also added some additional functionality that makes it easy for you to join the current and history records of a system-versioned table. Greg Larsen shows you some of the different ways to do analysis of your system-versioned records over time.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/08/31 | Source: Database Journal | Category: temporal tables
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What are your BI pain points?

Although Redgate develops a comprehensive set of tools for SQL Server developers and DBAs, its support for BI developers has so far been limited. With your help this may be set to change. They're embarking on research to better understand the problems around Business Intelligence on SQL Server and the broad Microsoft Data Platform. If you have time to fill in our short survey and earn the chance to win one of five Amazon gift cards, please click here.  Read more...
By 2016/08/31 | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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Avoiding Stored Procedures

This week Steve Jones argues against stored procedures. Is it a good argument or do want to stick with your stored procedures.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Calculating odds ratio with T-SQL and R

Simple steps towards understanding what is an Odds Ratio, and how do we arrive at it using TSQL and R scripts.  Read more...
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Formatting SQL Code - Part the Second

When you're formatting SQL Code, your objective is to make the code as easy to read with understanding as is possible, in a way that errors stand out. The extra time it takes to write code in an accessible way is far less than the time saved by the poor soul in the future, possibly yourself, when maintaining or enhancing the code. There isn't a single 'best practice, but the general principles, such as being consistent, are well-established. Joe Celko gives his take on a controversial topic.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/08/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: simple talk
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Separate Accounts

Security is a complex process, one that is becoming more and more important to DBAs all the time. This week Steve Jones wants to know how security is handled for your service accounts.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Driven Subscription Workaround

A guide for getting around the missing data driven subscription feature in Standard editions of Microsoft SQL Server.  Read more...
By Lucinda Young 2016/08/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssrs
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SQL Server docks in Linux

The Database Engine on the Data Platform departs for Linux. A late arrival but worthwhile, says Phil Factor.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/08/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Migrating Content Between Report Servers

This topic describes options for migrating content from one SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report server to another report server.  Read more...
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Query Performance Tuning – A Methodical Approach

Learn how to approach performance tuning in this piece from SQL Server MCM and MVP, Gail Shaw.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw 2016/08/26 (first published: 2015/06/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance and tuning
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Import data from Azure SQL to Tabular Databases

Daniel Calbimonte shows how to create an Azure SQL Database with the AdventureworksLT data, and how to import the information into a SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular Model Database.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/08/26 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: azure sql database
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Up, Up, and Away

Steve Jones is about to leave on a long(-ish) trip away from home.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using Microsoft R in Enterprise Environments

This article talks about using the the positive aspects of setting up R in enterprise environment and give instructions on first steps how to do it.  Read more...
By Tomaž Kaštrun 2016/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: r language
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Better Coding

The Australian Census was a mess, and supposedly some university students build a better version. Steve Jones comments on better coding practices.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server Access Control: The Basics

No technology yet invented can in any way allow us to neglect the task of ensuring the security of the database by controlling access. Security must be applied in depth, and the database is designed provide a system that will thwart even the most determined external attack. If it seems a bit complicated at first, that is no longer an excuse now that Rob Sheldon has provided this simple guide for getting started.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/08/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: simple talk
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Stairway to U-SQL Level 7: More Partition Schemes

Following on from our previous introduction to indexes and partition schemes, we review the distribution schemes used by horizontal partitioning.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2016/08/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: u-sql
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