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Dynamic SQL or Stored Procedure

We've had a lot of coverage of dynamic sql (including another great one from Robert Marda later this week) but this one is a little different. Done in a question/answer format, Andy tries to explain to junior developers why dynamic sql is to be avoided, how to do so, what to do when you can't.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/08/26 (first published: 2003/04/23) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 47,244 reads

Dealing With Changing Data

As Chris points out, in most applications these days you end up having to go with optimistic locking, which presents a few challenges. Chris works through the list of options. If you're building web/disconnected apps and need anything besides last update wins, this one is for you.   Read more...
By Christoffer Hedgate 2003/12/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
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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 | 2,234 reads

Dynamic SQL or Stored Procedure

We've had a lot of coverage of dynamic sql (including another great one from Robert Marda later this week) but this one is a little different. Done in a question/answer format, Andy tries to explain to junior developers why dynamic sql is to be avoided, how to do so, what to do when you can't.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/08/26 (first published: 2003/04/23) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 47,244 reads

Managing Jobs Part 3

This week Andy looks at where, when, and how jobs should be run and why you need to think about those items before you build the job. Part of this is deciding what runs on production servers and what doesn't.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/03/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,109 reads

Managing Jobs - Part 1

How many jobs do you have? 10? 100? 1000? Andy makes the point that what works to manage for a small number of jobs doesn't work when that number doubles or triples (well, unless you only had 1 job to start with!). In part one of two, this article looks at ideas for using categories and naming conventions to get things under control.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/01/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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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
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The Case for SQL Logins - Part Two

In this follow up to one of our most popular articles, Andy responds to comments posted by readers and discusses how to manage SQL logins effectively in your applications.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/08/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Version Control for Stored Procedures

Version control for stored procedures isn't always popular and certainly isn't easy. Or can it be? Andy discusses a technique he used on a recent project that you might find interesting.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/05/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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Executing Multiple Scripts in a Folder using the ScriptRunner Utility

Ever have a large batch of scripts you need to run? It takes a while if you have to open each one in Query Analyzer and execute it. One of our readers proposed an alternative - take a look the small app Andy Warren wrote to make doing this task a breeze.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2001/06/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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