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Guest Columnist: Adam Aspin

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Data Profiling with T-SQL

Need to understand new data? This article explains why - and how you can profile it efficiently  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2013/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data profiling
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Slowly changing dimensions using T-SQL MERGE

Of all the technical solutions to the problem of slowly changing dimensions, the T-SQL MERGE statement is one of the most elegant.   Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2011/06/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: merge
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Industrial-strength database documentation using Extended Properties

To finish this short series on extended properties a look at documenting sets of database objects  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2011/04/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: metadata
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Modifying and deleting extended properties

Continuing the short series on extended properties, this article explains how to turbocharge the creation of extended properties  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2011/03/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: metadata
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Extracting Extended Properties

In this second article of a short series we look at using the Extended Properties which you have added to a database  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2011/03/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: metadata
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Extended Properties Introduction

Part one of a four part series intent on demystifying and making more accessible SQL Server extended properties  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2013/09/27 (first published: 2011/03/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: metadata
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A faster way to prepare dimensional databases

When you are obliged to create a dimensional database for an SSAS cube, how can you do it as fast as possible?  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2010/12/17 (first published: 2010/02/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: analysis services (ssas)
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Fast normalization of a denormalized data source, using surrogate IDs

A cursor-free way of normalizing data from a denormalized data source into a database which uses "surrogate" IDs.  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2010/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: normalization
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SQL Server Agent Jobs – Displaying Status in an Application

This article shows ways of getting feedback to your users when running a SQL Server agent job from an ASP.NET page  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2009/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql agent
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Returning full error details from SQL Server Agent jobs

Tired of the truncated error history that is available for SQL Server Agent jobs in SSMS, here is a way to get deeper information - easily!  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2009/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server agent
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Conditional formatting with Reporting Services

In another article on the presentation layer aspects of reporting Services, Adam Aspin explains how to add conditional formatting to your reports  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2009/05/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Report Templates Using Stylesheets

In the third article in his series on styling reports, Aaron Akin takes a look at using templates to ease and speed development.  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2009/03/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Centralising Reporting Services Stylesheets

Continuing on with his series on Reporting Services, Adam Aspin takes another look at stylesheets in your reports. This time with custom assemblies and the CLR to enhance the capabilities of your SSRS system.  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2009/03/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Add Styles to Your Reporting Services Reports

Reporting Services provides a robust reporting platform that rivals many other products. New author Adam Aspin stars a series on how you can dress up your reports and maintain good development practices.  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2010/10/08 (first published: 2009/02/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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