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Posted Monday, June 16, 2008 1:57 AM


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How valuable is an article from a db professional, who, three years after its release, never heard of the built-in function row_number()?
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Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:50 AM



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Something I think you'll find here is that even if you don't agree with an author, or you find an article to be somewhat less than helpful to your situation, the discussion surrounding the article typically proves to be useful. The collective experience and willingness to share information here is well worth any read.

That said, Steve et al are encouraging everyone to write articles, as much for their own education as for the group's enlightenment. They will not all be perfect, but if they teach one person something new, even if it's the author, they're worth the time taken to write and read.

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"stewsterl 80804 (10/16/2009)I guess when you stop and try to understand the solution provided you not only learn, but save yourself some headaches when you need to make any slight changes."
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Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:25 PM



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Very well said.

--Jeff Moden
"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

(play on words) "Just because you CAN do something in T-SQL, doesn't mean you SHOULDN'T." --22 Aug 2013

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