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Worst Practices - Not Using Primary Keys and Clustered Indexes

Two weeks ago Andy started his wildly successful series on Worst Practices. This week he continues that series discussing why failing to use primary keys and clustered indexes are worst practices. Agree or disagree, read the article and join the discussion. One thing you'll have to admit, reading an article by Andy is a lot more interesting than reading Books Online!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2008/05/09 (first published: 2003/11/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 65,876 reads

Worst Practices - Not Using Primary Keys and Clustered Indexes

Two weeks ago Andy started his wildly successful series on Worst Practices. This week he continues that series discussing why failing to use primary keys and clustered indexes are worst practices. Agree or disagree, read the article and join the discussion. One thing you'll have to admit, reading an article by Andy is a lot more interesting than reading Books Online!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2008/05/09 (first published: 2003/11/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 65,876 reads

Data Dictionary from within SQL Server 2000

Mindy explores the metadata stored in SQL 2000 to show you how to produce a simple and useful data dictionary!   Read more...
By Mindy Curnutt 2005/02/04 (first published: 2002/02/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 35,789 reads

Worst Practices - Not Using Primary Keys and Clustered Indexes

Two weeks ago Andy started his wildly successful series on Worst Practices. This week he continues that series discussing why failing to use primary keys and clustered indexes are worst practices. Agree or disagree, read the article and join the discussion. One thing you'll have to admit, reading an article by Andy is a lot more interesting than reading Books Online!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2008/05/09 (first published: 2003/11/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 65,876 reads

Saving Space To Increase Performance

Disk space is getting cheaper everyday. Why should you worry about the amount of space your data is consuming? This article by Neil Boyle presents some great reasons why you should be concerned.   Read more...
By Neil Boyle 2003/02/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,872 reads

Beware of Mixing Collations - Part 1

A few months ago Greg Larsen ran across a big problem with SQL Server collation when querying. He shares his bruises in this quick article.   Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2002/12/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Relational Database Without Relations

The strength and holy grail of relational databases lies in the very name: relations. Microsoft has put a good deal of intelligence and cunning into query optimizations, caching, indexing and execution plans to make the process of finding related records even smoother and faster. This small article, however, will try to shatter the very sacred notion of relational databases.   Read more...
By Eugene Bereznuk 2002/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
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Bill Wunder's DDL Archive Utility Launches as Freeware

Bill Wunder has donated his utility for those who have a free SQLServerCentral.com mebership. The DDL Archive Utility will look into a database and automatically archive the DDL from the database into Source Safe saving hours of hassles!   Read more...
By Bill Wunder 2002/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Data Dictionary from within SQL Server 2000

Mindy explores the metadata stored in SQL 2000 to show you how to produce a simple and useful data dictionary!   Read more...
By Mindy Curnutt 2005/02/04 (first published: 2002/02/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 35,789 reads

Reducing Round Trips - Part 2

Last week Andy started a discussion of the various ways you can reduce the number of round trips to the server. This week he continues by looking at a method he used recently to do client side caching of data to eliminate the round trip altogether. Gotta read it!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/02/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
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Design Oversight - Preliminary Review

We all know what the ideal application design environment is for building a database back-end: an experienced DBA takes inputs from end users and developers and creates the database design in order to support the application being developed. But in reality, we don't get the opportunity to do application design like this very often. This article covers how to quickly find and fix problems in a design.   Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2001/08/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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