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Guest Columnist: Brandie Tarvin profile

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The ABCs of Database Creation

Creating SQL Server databases is easier than the internet may lead us to believe.  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2015/10/29 | Source: | Category: database design
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Schema-Owned Tables and Generated DROP Scripts (SQL Spackle)

Not all SQL-generated scripts are created equal (or correctly) for alternative schema-owned objects.  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2013/08/01 | Source: | Category: generate scripts
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Fun with ACID

What is ACID and why should we care? A look at the principal that drives all database and DB management software design: A.C.I.D.  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2013/01/17 | Source: | Category: acid
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Finding Unique Non-Repeating Random Numbers

Learn three methods of creating random numbers that do not repeat in this article from Brandie Tarvin.  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2010/08/12 | Source: | Category: sql server 2005
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Who Watches the Watchers?

Who checks on those who manage our systems? Is there auditing in place for those accidental DBAs?  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2014/10/16 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Detective Stories - Changing the Case

How to change your "UPPER" or "lower" case strings to a mixed case  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2010/10/18 | Source: | Category: string manipulation
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Changing Career Gears

How can you get started as a DBA? One of our authors takes a look back at her career and how it has evolved into a DBA role with SQL Server.  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2007/11/26 | Source: | Category: career
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Working Your SOX Off

The Sarbanes-Oxley act has drastically changed the jobs of many DBAs with the audit and reporting requirements this act entails. Brandie Tarvin brings us some hints about how you can go about complying with the new requirements.   Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2007/10/01 | Source: | Category: miscellaneous
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Certification Rumors and Tips

Should you get certified? How should you do it? Brandie Tarvin brings us some tips on what might work and dispels some of the myths and rumors about certification.   Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2007/07/05 | Source: | Category: certifications
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Backing Up a Database with SMO

In SQL Server 2005, the management object framework changed substantially from the DMO framework in prior verisons. Now we have SMO, RMO, and other .NET assemblies that can be used to manage SQL Server. New author Brandie Tarvin brings us a short look at how SMO can be used to perform one of those critical tasks in SQL Server.   Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2007/03/13 | Source: | Category: smo
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