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Azure DWH part 20: Create External and Internal tables As Select

CTAS and CETAS are very important T-SQL features in ASDW. These features allow to create a table and fill with data based on a query.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/12/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ctas
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SQL-On-Hadoop: Hive - Part II

Running Interactive and Batch SQL Queries on Hadoop and other distributed clusters using SQL.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2017/12/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql
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SQL Saturday statistics – Web Scraping with R and SQL Server

Tom wants to check a simple query: How many times has a particular topic been presented and from how many different presenters.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/27 | Category: sql saturday
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Missing Data

In the real world of business or scientific reporting and analysis, data can prove to be awkward. It can be plain wrong or it can be altogether missing. Sure, we have the NULL to signify unknown, but that doesn't play well with regular business reporting. There are a number of ways of dealing with missing information, and methods of estimating data from existing data has a long and respectable history. Joe Celko gets to grips with a data topic that is often treated with some trepidation.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql
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SQL Code Smells

Some time ago, Phil Factor wrote his booklet 'SQL Code Smells', collecting together a whole range of SQL Coding practices that could be considered to indicate the need for a review of the code. It was published as 119 code smells, even though there were 120 of them at the time. Phil Factor has continued to collect them and the current state of the art is reflected in this article. There are now around 150 of these smells and SQL Code Guard is committed to cover as many as possible of them.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql
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Six Scary SQL Surprises

The working life of the DBA can be punctuated by surprises, but they aren't generally nice surprises. This is especially true if the DBA is not checking and monitoring the databases for obvious things such as database corruption, and disk space. However, the really scary surprises are less obvious and provide fewer warning signs. Brent Ozar gives six scary surprises that can be avoided by the shrewd DBA.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/10/31 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql
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Azure DWH part 18: Working with SQL Server Analysis Services

In this new article, we will learn how to create a cube extracting data from ADWH.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/10/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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8 Ways to Export SQL Results To a Text File

This tip will show eight ways to export the results of a query to a text file.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/10/06 (first published: 2016/10/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: export
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Azure DWH part 17: ADF:Import Data from SQL Server on-premises to ASDW

In this article we will learn to use Data Factory to import table from SQL Server to Azure SQL Data Warehouse.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/10/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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Azure DWH part 16: BCP to import and export data

In Azure SQL Data Warehouse we can use BCP to export or import the data. In this article, we will show how to do it.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: bcp
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The Basics of Good T-SQL Coding Style – Part 3: Querying and Manipulating Data

SQL was designed to be a third-generation language, expressed in syntax close to real language, because it was designed to be easy for untrained people to use. Even so, there are ways of expressing SQL Queries and data manipulation in ways that make it easier for the database engine to turn into efficient action. and easier for your colleagues to understand. Robert Sheldon homes in on data querying and manipulation and makes suggestions for team standards in SQL Coding.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/08/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql
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How to Find Out Which Database Object Got Deleted

Greg Larsen shows you how to use the Transaction ID value to identify the object_id for a deleted table.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/08/22 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql
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Azure DWH part 14: PolyBase to access to Non relational data

In this article, we will learn how to work with PolyBase using Azure SQL DWH.   Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/08/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: polybase
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Azure DWH part 13: Load data using Data Platform Studio

In this article we will load data from a SQL Server on-premises to Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/08/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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SQL-On-Hadoop: Hive - Part I

Running Interactive and Batch SQL Queries on Hadoop and other distributed clusters using SQL.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2017/07/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: hadoop
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The Louis Davidson custom style for SQL Prompt

In this article, Louis Davidson sticks his neck out, and offers what he believes is a sensible code formatting style, based on twenty-plus years of writing SQL. The result is the Louis Davidson custom SQL Prompt style that you can download using the link at the end of the post, try out, and adapt as required.  Read more...
By 2017/06/30 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql
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Validate Integer and Decimal Values in SQL Server

Bhavesh Patel shows how to validate specific use-cases for integer and decimal values in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/31 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: sql
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Doing Fuzzy Searches in SQL Server

A series of arguments with developers who insist that fuzzy searches or spell-checking be done within the application rather then a relational database inspired Phil Factor to show how it is done. When the database must find relevant material from search terms entered by users, the database must learn to expect, and deal with, both expected and unexpected.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/04/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql
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Using PerfMon and PAL to Diagnose SQL Issues

Free tools to help you find and diagnose SQL issues   Read more...
By Jim Youmans 2017/04/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql
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Dynamic SSRS report documentation via a ReportServer.dbo.Catalog query

This article demonstrates a method of generating SSRS report documentation by using an SSRS report that queries the ReportServer.dbo.Catalog table.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2017/04/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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