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Attach and Detach..Again

Attaching and detaching databases is old hat these days right? Do you know how to reattach a database that has more than 16 files? Or do you know what happens if you try to reattach a database that had two log files but one is missing/deleted? And even if you know the answer to that - do you know how to fix it without restoring from backup? Maybe it's not ALL old hat just yet!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2006/06/23 (first published: 2002/04/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 24,196 reads

Stored Procedure vs Triggers

Performance tuning is an ongoing battle in SQL Server, but having a little knowledge up front when designing an application can greatly reduce the efforts. Do you know which performs better: stored procedures or triggers? There aren't many places where the two are interchangeable, but knowing the impacts of each might change the way you build an application. Read about this analysis by Vijaya Kumar.   Read more...
By Gulappa Vijaya Kumar 2006/03/31 (first published: 2004/08/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 38,954 reads

Logins, Users, and Roles - Getting Started

Do you know the difference between a login and a user? What's the best way to add them; Enterprise Manager, T-SQL, or SQL-DMO? In this beginner level article Andy demonstrates how to use all three methods to add logins and users and offers his view of which is the best technique.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/09/30 (first published: 2003/02/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 35,253 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 | 35,684 reads

Stored Procedures and Caching

One of the biggest performance gains built into SQL Server is the stored procedure. In this article by Brian Kelley, he shows you how to fully utilize, debug and monitor the caching of such objects.   Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2004/11/19 (first published: 2002/01/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 40,643 reads

Stored Procedure vs Triggers

Performance tuning is an ongoing battle in SQL Server, but having a little knowledge up front when designing an application can greatly reduce the efforts. Do you know which performs better: stored procedures or triggers? There aren't many places where the two are interchangeable, but knowing the impacts of each might change the way you build an application. Read about this analysis by Vijaya Kumar.   Read more...
By Gulappa Vijaya Kumar 2006/03/31 (first published: 2004/08/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 38,954 reads

How to Make Sure You Have Good Passwords

As Robin points out there is no built in way to make sure users have strong passwords when using SQL authentication. There are a couple changes you can make (with appropriate warnings!) that will allow you to do this. Read on to find out why and how.   Read more...
By Robin Back 2004/03/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 6,626 reads

An Automated Solution for Migrating Database Structures

This article by Simon Galbraith (from Red Gate software, maker of SQL Compare) discusses migrating changes from development to staging, QA, and on to production. If you've never seen the need for a schema compare tool (Steve Jones!), this is worth reading.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/05/06 | Source: DevX | Category: administration
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 2,210 reads

Review of SQL 2000 Fast Answers

A monster book at 980 pages, it's written in 'how-to' format and has a ton of good material. Andy gave it the once over for us and reports back - see what he thinks!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 18,204 reads

Logins, Users, and Roles - Getting Started

Do you know the difference between a login and a user? What's the best way to add them; Enterprise Manager, T-SQL, or SQL-DMO? In this beginner level article Andy demonstrates how to use all three methods to add logins and users and offers his view of which is the best technique.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/09/30 (first published: 2003/02/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 35,253 reads

Worst Practice - Bad Comments

This one is pretty interesting, Andy discusses a few things he sees in comments that not only fail to add value, they end up costing extra time. There's room for discussion here, but definitely a discussion worth having - comments can make you or break you, here's a chance to think about what you think is important in commenting and pass that on to your development team.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,399 reads

What is the search order for Procedures prefixed sp_?

In this article, James Travis covers a common performance topic of prefixing stored procedures sp_. Does it really slow down performance?   Read more...
By James Travis 2002/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 6,725 reads

Loading a Series of Flat Files

Andy Jones recently faced a requirement to load several flat files on a nightly basis. In this article, Andy Jones shows you how he accomplished this and shows plenty of code!   Read more...
By Andy Jones 2002/10/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dts
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 11,030 reads

Nightly Failed Jobs Report

Do you get tired of reviewing each SQL Agent notifications nightly to determine which SQL Agent jobs failed? Is there a significant number of SQL Agent job notifications that it takes a while to review each? Here is an alternative that allows you to have a single email report of all job failures.   Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2002/09/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 11,533 reads

Creating your own sp_MSforeach stored procedure

This article shows you one of the most time saving stored procedure built into SQL Server and then shows you how you can modify it to affect additional objects like triggers. For example, after this article and the code in the article, you'll be able to disable every trigger in your system in one line of code.   Read more...
By Brian Knight 2002/06/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 14,845 reads

Review of SQL Server 2000 Programming (MSPress)

Andy sits down with an entry level book to see if he should use it at work as a teaching aid. Did he like it? Should you buy it? Read the review now!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 6,398 reads

Making Dynamic Queries Static

Building and executing dynamic sql in a stored procedure - is it the only way to solve problems like supporting a simple search function? Leon offers a couple alternatives that let you continue to provide the functionality in a stored procedure without using dynamic sql. Interesting ideas worth exploring!   Read more...
By Leon Platt 2002/05/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 12,861 reads

Attach and Detach..Again

Attaching and detaching databases is old hat these days right? Do you know how to reattach a database that has more than 16 files? Or do you know what happens if you try to reattach a database that had two log files but one is missing/deleted? And even if you know the answer to that - do you know how to fix it without restoring from backup? Maybe it's not ALL old hat just yet!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2006/06/23 (first published: 2002/04/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 24,196 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 | 35,684 reads

Stored Procedures and Caching

One of the biggest performance gains built into SQL Server is the stored procedure. In this article by Brian Kelley, he shows you how to fully utilize, debug and monitor the caching of such objects.   Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2004/11/19 (first published: 2002/01/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 40,643 reads
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