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Auto generated SQL Server keys - uniqueidentifier or IDENTITY

I'm designing a table and I've decided to create an auto-generated primary key value as opposed to creating my own scheme or using natural keys. I see that SQL Server offers globally unique identifiers (GUIDs) as well as identities to create these values. What are the pros and cons of these approaches?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2008/10/23 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: t-sql
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TinyInt, SmallInt, Int and BigInt

SQL Server guru David Poole takes a look at the different integer data types and the impact of each of those on your database.   Read more...
By David Poole 2006/12/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
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TinyInt, SmallInt, Int and BigInt

SQL Server guru David Poole takes a look at the different integer data types and the impact of each of those on your database.   Read more...
By David Poole 2006/12/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
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