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Get Set For Speed

Loops are common in application code, but set-based solutions are the way to go with SQL.  Read more...
By Tom Staab 2018/02/23 (first published: 2015/12/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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The COUNT Function in T-SQL

The COUNT function is among the most used functions in the T-SQL codes. Even though COUNT is easy to use, it should be used carefully because it could often not return the desired result. For the big tables, the counting of the rows could cause blocking as well as take some more time.  Read more...
By Igor Micev 2018/02/09 (first published: 2016/07/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Sending table form HTML emails from a SQL Server database engine

The solution which helps to smiplify delivery of a table content in the HTML form using Database mail  Read more...
By Evgeny Garaev 2018/01/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database mail
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Nasty Fast PERCENT_RANK

Alan Burstein discusses a better performning alternative to PERCENT_RANK that works on SQL Server versions 2005+  Read more...
By Alan Burstein 2018/01/05 (first published: 2016/06/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: percent_rank
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Securing Reporting Services Reports

Learn how you can get the userid of someone connected to Reporting Services and use that information to determine if they can view the report.  Read more...
By Mohamed Idttalbe 2017/12/22 (first published: 2010/05/18) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Holidays and Calendar Generation

Create the definition of your holidays and have them available for any year. Create a Calendar including holidays and business/work dates.  Read more...
By Paul Hunter 2017/12/15 (first published: 2016/02/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Bones of SQL – Grouping By User-Defined Calendar Periods

Although it is common to group by periods such as Week, Month, or Quarter, sometimes alternative periods are needed. This simple technique lets you split a year into periods with any number of days.  Read more...
By Bob Hovious 2017/12/08 (first published: 2016/09/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: date manipulation
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Bones of SQL - Practical Calendar Queries

After the first article created a Calendar table, learn how to use this in a practical sense with some common queries.  Read more...
By Bob Hovious 2017/12/01 (first published: 2016/10/13) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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The Difference Between Rollup and Cube

Learn about the fundamental differences between the ROLLUP and CUBE operators.  Read more...
By Ben Richardson 2017/11/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Name Value Pairs Table Handling

While Name Value Pairs Tables are anathema to Relational Database professionals, it is sometimes useful to consider such a structure in a production application. This article illustrates the use of User-defined Table Type to improve such handling.  Read more...
By Jerome Boyer 2017/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: user-defined table type
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Core T-SQL

Steve Jones thinks there is a list of core skills that any database developer or DBA needs. This week he asks you for a list of those things you think should be included.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Parse Data from a Field Containing Multiple Values using CROSS APPLY

It is possible for a field in a character-delimited text file to contain a list of further-delimited values instead of the customary single value. This article demonstrates how to load such a file into a staging table, then use a CROSS APPLY query to parse the list of values into a related table.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2017/10/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Simple SQL: Random Thoughts

How does one get a truly random sample of data of a certain size from a SQL Server database table. Well, there are simple non-portable tricks one can use, such as the NewID() function, but then refining those can be tricky. Take the Rand() function for a start. Can it really provide you with a truly random number? Why doesn't the TABLESAMPLE clause give you a set number of rows? Joe Celko scratches his head a bit, explains some of the issues and invites some suggestions and tricks from readers.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/10/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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The Basics of Good T-SQL Coding Style – Part 4: Performance

There are several obvious problems with poor SQL Coding habits. It can make code difficult to maintain, or can confuse your team colleagues. It can make refactoring a chore or make testing difficult. The most serious problem is poor performance. You can write SQL that looks beautiful but performs sluggishly, or interferes with other threads. A busy database developer adopts good habits so as to avoid staring at execution plans. Rob Sheldon gives some examples.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/10/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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When sp_HelpText is not so helpful!

A note of caution on the use of sp_helptext to script out objects.  Read more...
By Andy Robertson 2017/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Insert Stored Procedure Results Into New Table Without Using OPENQUERY

OPENQUERY arrives with a lot of baggage. Try this alternative technique to inserting stored procedure results into a new table.  Read more...
By Orlando Colamatteo 2017/09/22 (first published: 2016/03/22) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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SQL Data Aggregation Aggravation

When we have to deal with and store a lot of data, it makes sense to aggregate it so that we store only the information we actually need. If we get this right, this works well, but the design of the system takes care and thought because the problems can be subtle and various. Joe Celko describes some of the ways that things can go wrong and end up providing incorrect, inaccurate or misleading results.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/09/12 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Challenge Your Code Design

How to structure your T-SQL objects and incorporate design principles.  Read more...
By Gary Strange 2017/09/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: query tuning
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Statistics in SQL: The Mann–Whitney U test

Phil Factor shows how to use the Mann-Whitney U test in SQL to to find out whether two samples come from the same distribution.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/09/04 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Curious Case of SUM Function

How a simple SUM statement could change an output.  Read more...
By Utsav Verma 2017/08/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sum()
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