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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
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 908 reads

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
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 17,351 reads

The ABCs of Database Creation

Creating SQL Server databases is easier than the internet may lead us to believe.  Read more...
By Brandie Tarvin 2015/10/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 6,423 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
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 122 reads

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
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,788 reads

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
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 17,351 reads

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 2014/08/13 (first published: 2010/05/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Free eBook: 45 Database Performance Tips for Developers

As a developer, if you need to go into the database and write queries, design tables, or determine the configuration of your SQL Server Systems, these tips should help make sure you're not unnecessarily sacrificing database performance. This eBook has 45 easy tips to improve the performance of your indexes and T-SQL queries, and hunt down problems within ORM tools and database design.   Read more...
By Press Release 2014/01/02 (first published: 2013/11/04) | Source: Redgate | Category: tips
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 16,356 reads

Free eBook: 45 Database Performance Tips for Developers

As a developer, if you need to go into the database and write queries, design tables, or determine the configuration of your SQL Server Systems, these tips should help make sure you're not unnecessarily sacrificing database performance. This eBook has 45 easy tips to improve the performance of your indexes and T-SQL queries, and hunt down problems within ORM tools and database design.   Read more...
By Press Release 2014/01/02 (first published: 2013/11/04) | Source: Redgate | Category: tips
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 16,356 reads

Normalizing-Denormalized Tables

Explains how to normalize a table without breaking the application or doing any application code changes.  Read more...
By Mohit K. Gupta 2013/11/01 (first published: 2008/11/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: normalization
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 22,139 reads

Disk Is Cheap! ORLY?

People often conclude that the cheap price of storage is a license to use as much as possible, but there is a cost.  Read more...
By Solomon Rutzky 2013/10/25 (first published: 2010/12/31) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data-modeling
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 13,522 reads

Stairway to Database Design Level 4: Building a Schema

Having described tables, Joe Celko explains how to make them work together as a database and touches on what Entity Relationships and Views are.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2013/10/16 (first published: 2010/08/18) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 17,270 reads

Stairway to Database Design Level 3: Building Tables

There are several types of tables, each with their special requirements for rules and integrity constraints. Whatever the requirement, table-level constraints will ensure that the rules are enforced and data integrity is maintained.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2013/09/18 (first published: 2010/05/25) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 19,302 reads

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 2014/08/13 (first published: 2010/05/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 22,944 reads

Stairway to Database Design Level 1: Data Elements

Before you start to think about your database schema or tables, you need to consider your data: the type of data it is, the scale you use for values. It needs to be unique, precise and unambiguous. Then you need to name it in such a way that it can be generally understood. Joe Celko explains...  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2013/07/03 (first published: 2010/04/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 34,814 reads

An Introduction to Database Design

An introduction to database design for those people that might not understand what is involved.  Read more...
By Paul White 2013/01/11 (first published: 2011/01/18) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Designing Databases for Rapid Resilience

As the volume of data increases, DBAs need to plan more actively for rapid restores in the event of failure. For this, the intelligent use of filegroups is important, particularly when the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server offers the hope of online restores. How, though, should you arrange your data on the different filegroups? What happenens if the primary filegroup gets corrupted? Why backup and restore indexes?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: resilience
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 2,525 reads

Stairway to Database Design Level 1: Data Elements

Before you start to think about your database schema or tables, you need to consider your data: the type of data it is, the scale you use for values. It needs to be unique, precise and unambiguous. Then you need to name it in such a way that it can be generally understood. Joe Celko explains...  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2013/07/03 (first published: 2010/04/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 34,814 reads
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