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Stairway to Database Design Level 5: Procedures

Joe Celko tackles the subject of the Stored Procedure and its place in database design. What he writes is food for thought, even for experienced database developers.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2017/10/25 (first published: 2010/08/25) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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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 2017/08/11 (first published: 2015/10/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Using Super Keys to Enforce Database Constraints

Example of Using Super Keys to Enforce Database Constraints, instead of procedural code  Read more...
By Dejan Mladenovic 2017/08/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Stairway to T-SQL DML Level 3: Implementing a Relational Model in SQL Server

This level of the stairway details the creation of a relational database, as well as filling in some of the history of the relational database model.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2017/08/02 (first published: 2011/11/09) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Learning Data Modeling

Today Steve Jones is looking for database design resources.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Database Design Test

Steve Jones saw a database design test for developers, but he's never been given one.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Date Dimension Script

T-SQL script that creates Date_Dim & populates it for any date-range.  Read more...
By Dave Bunch 2017/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data warehousing
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Does Log Data Belong in a Table or a File?

Today we have a guest editorial that asks how one might want to manage all those logging metrics produced by applications.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2016/09/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Proper Storage and Handling of Personal Names

As database developers, we may need to rethink the way we store and handle personal names  Read more...
By Tung 2016/08/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Have You Designed a Database from Scratch?

An interesting question from Steve Jones today, asking what is your experience with designing databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Database Design Level 2: Domains, Constraints and Defaults

A clear understanding of SQL Data Types and domains is a fundamental requirement for the Database Developer, but it is not elementary. If you select the most appropriate data type, it can sidestep a variety of errors. Furthermore, if you then define the data domains as exactly as possible via constraints, you can catch a variety of those problems that would otherwise bedevil the work of the application programmer.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2016/06/01 (first published: 2010/05/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Adding PK Exceptions to SQLCop Tests

In this piece, Steve Jones shows how you can enforce a requirement of a Primary Key (PK) with a unit test, but also allow exceptions where needed.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tsqlt
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Database Design Follies: NULL vs. NOT NULL

It sounds simple enough. Either your column will always have a value or it may not. Yet somehow such a seemingly simple decision can become a never-ending debate where database schema begins to resemble superstition and designing effective tables seems more contentious than you expected it to be.  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2016/02/26 (first published: 2014/10/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: null
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Design Errors : PK's with multiple columns on table with identity

Find Tables with identity, which should have PK with 1 column but have a PK which is clustered but has multiple columns.  Read more...
By Doran Mackay 2015/11/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Design Errors : PK's with multiple columns on table with identity

Find Tables with identity, which should have PK with 1 column but have a PK with multiple columns or where the unique identity is contained in other indexes.  Read more...
By Doran Mackay 2015/11/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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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 2017/08/11 (first published: 2015/10/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,675 reads

Making Guesses

When working on a new database, Steve Jones hesitates to make too many guesses, or at least, too many exact guesses.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How to get Database Design Horribly Wrong

Database Design is one of those tasks where you have to carefully get all the major aspects right. If you mess-up just one of these, it can all go horribly wrong. So what are these aspects that can ruin database design, and how can you get them right? Robert Sheldon explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: database design
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Defusing Database Time Bombs: Avoiding the Need to Refactor Databases

Where applications are evolved by gradually molding them to a growing understanding of the business domain, this presents great challenges to database development. If databases are designed too loosely, and initial errors are allowed to fester, the results become harder and harder to refactor until eventually they constitute a database time bomb. Thomas LeBlanc describes how to avoid a few basic, but very common, database time bombs.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: database design
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GUIDs GUIDs everywhere, but how is my data unique?

After having seen many systems that use GUIDs as the primary key for every table, it is time to say enough is enough.  Read more...
By Thomas Romeo 2014/12/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: guid
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