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Guest Columnist: Wayne Sheffield

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Having fun with PARSENAME (SQL Spackle)

PARSENAME is perhaps the most infrequently used built-in documented function in SQL Server. SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master Wayne Sheffield shows why this nifty function ought to be included in your SQL toolbox.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2014/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: parsename
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,696 reads

Transaction Isolation Levels

An examination into how the various transaction isolation levels affect locking (and blocking)  Read more...
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Locking, Blocking and Deadlocking

Introduction into Locking, Blocking and Deadlocks in SQL Server, and why SQL Server uses these actions.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/11/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: locking
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 6,464 reads

Adding new files to a log-shipped database (SQL Spackle)

Freshly minted MCM Wayne Sheffield fills a log shipping crack that could otherwise cause you to re-initialize your log shipping.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/06/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: log shipping
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 2,610 reads

An Introduction to the SQLCMD Mode in SSMS (SQL Spackle)

Using SQLCMD Mode in SSMS is easy. This short piece will show you how to get started.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/05/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlcmd
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,682 reads

Performance Test of New Date Manipulation Functions (SQL Spackle)

Performance test of new SQL 2012 functions DateTimeFromParts and Format  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2012/05/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,888 reads

The new Analytic functions in SQL Server 2012

SQL Server expert Wayne Sheffield looks into the new T-SQL analytic functions coming in SQL Server 2012.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/12/26 (first published: 2012/01/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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The OVER Clause enhancements in SQL Server code named “Denali”, CTP3

A look at how the OVER clause is changing in SQL 11, based on the CTP 3 released to the public.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2011/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 8,793 reads

Creating templates for use in BIDS (SQL Spackle)

Learn how to create and use templates in BIDS in this short SQL Spackle article.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/12/30 (first published: 2011/04/21) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql spackle
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 10,544 reads

Creating a comma-separated list (SQL Spackle)

Learn how to create a comma separated list of values in this short SQL Spackle article by Wayne Sheffield.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2012/10/26 (first published: 2011/01/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: comma separated list
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 28,991 reads

Loading XML Data into SQL Server (SQL Spackle)

Learn how to load data in an XML file into a table in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/05/31 (first published: 2011/01/03) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: xml
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Setting SQL Server Default Locations

How to set the default locations for backups, data files, and log files in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2010/11/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup / restore
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,478 reads

SQL Server Ranking Functions

A new article from Wayne Sheffield that examines the ranking functions in SQL Server. Learn how you can use ROW_NUMBER(), NTILE(), RANK(), and DENSE_RANK() in your applications.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2010/04/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Fixing DBCC CHECKDB Msg 8992 Errors

Returning author Wayne Sheffield recently had some database corruption - read about how it was fixed.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2010/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: corruption
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,218 reads

Comparing Table Variables with Temporary Tables

This articles brings a comparison of temporary tables with table variables from SQL Server author, Wayne Sheffield. In includes an in-depth look at the differences between them.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2012/06/08 (first published: 2009/06/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: temporary tables
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 55,295 reads

Automating Excel from SQL Server

How to have SQL Server drive Excel spreadsheets  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2010/02/19 (first published: 2008/12/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: excel
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 34,862 reads

Using XML to Enhance the Performance of String Manipulations

This article from Wayne Sheffield shows how the use of XML can speed up those string manipulations in your T-SQL code.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2008/08/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: xml
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,461 reads

Using XML to pass Multi-Select parameters from SSRS to SQL Server

How to use XML to pass Multi-Select parameters from Reporting Services to SQL Server.  Read more...
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