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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 7: SQL Server PowerShell and the Basics of SMO

In this level we begin our journey into the SQL Server SMO space. SMO stands for Shared Management Objects and is a library written in .NET for use with SQL Server. The SMO library is available when you install SQL Server Management Tools or you install it separately.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2014/05/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 1: Getting Started with PowerPivot and DAX

Learning DAX is easy once you install the PowerPivot for Excel 2010 add-in and get practical exposure to using functions, operators and values in DAX formulas. Bill Pearson, business intelligence architect and author, kicks off another Stairway series designed to get you using DAX and PowerPivot quickly to provide actionable business intelligence in your own environment.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2014/05/07 (first published: 2011/12/21) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 6: PowerShell Modules

In this level, we will walk through creating and using modules for PowerShell. Modules are simply a collection of functions that are most likely related to each other and packaged in a way that allow you to import them as a group.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2014/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Database Source Control Level 1: Setting Up For Database Source Control

The first level of this stairway introduces the basics of source control, some common technologies and technologies, and demonstrates how to start versioning a SQL Server database.  Read more...
By Dave Green 2014/04/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 9: Understanding Jobs and Security

Security is a confusing topic to many, especially when it comes to understanding what rights are needed to monitor and use SQL Server Agent. This article will examine the rights and roles used for SQL Server Agent, as well as the security context requirements for jobs.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2014/04/16 (first published: 2012/01/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 6: Using the CASE Expression and IIF Function

There are times where you need to write a single T-SQL statement that is able to return different T-SQL expressions based on the evaluation of another expression. When you need this kind of functionality you can use the CASE expression or IIF function to meet this requirement. In this Stairway level Gregory Larsen reviews the CASE and IIF syntax and showing you examples of how the CASE expression and IIF function.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/04/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 5: Storing Data in Temporary Tables

There are times when retrieving data for complex business requirement requires you to temporarily store one or more results sets for a short period of time. Typically these temporary tables are stored in the scope of the current connection, but they may also need to be available across multiple connections.   Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/04/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to XML: Level 1 - Introduction to XML

In this level, Rob Sheldon explains what XML is, and describes the components of an XML document, Elements and Attributes. He explains the basics of tags, entity references, enclosed text, comments and declarations  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2014/03/26 (first published: 2012/09/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 4: Using Views to Simplify Your Query

This level discusses how to use a database VIEW to simplify your Transact-SQL(T-SQL) code. By understanding how to use a VIEW you will be able to better support writing T-SQL code to meet complex business requirements. In this article I will be discussing what a database VIEW is and then providing a number of examples to help you understand how you can use a VIEW to implement different coding scenarios.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/03/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Multiple Flexible Source Locations – Level 17 of the Stairway to Integration Services

In this next stage of the Stairway to Integration Services, Andy Leonard looks at how you can manage multiple source locations in a flexible way.  Read more...
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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 3: Building a Correlated Subquery

This stairway level will expand on the subquery topic by discussing a type of subquery known as a correlated subquery, and explores what a correlated subquery is and how it is different from a normal subquery.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/03/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Flexible Source Locations - Level 16 of the Stairway to Integration Services

Integration Services can be used to load data from a number of source files stored in different folders. This next level in the Stairway Series for Integration Services shows exactly how you can use parameters, variables and the ForEach Loop Container to do this.  Read more...
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Stairway to SQLCLR Level 2: Sample Stored Procedure and Function

In the second level of our Stairway to SQLCLR, we look at how to enable the SQLCLR in SQL Server. We then build an assembly, store procedure, and a function that can be called from your T-SQL code.  Read more...
By Solomon Rutzky 2014/02/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlclr
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An Overview of SSIS Parameters - Level 15 of the Stairway to Integration Services

The next level in the Stairway to Integration Services looks at Parameters and how you can incorporate them into your packages.  Read more...
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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 2: Writing Subqueries

In this level of the Beyond the T-SQL Basics stairway, we will be discussing the different aspects of a subquery.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/01/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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An Overview of Project Conversion - Level 14 of the Stairway to Integration Services

As we continue on with our look at Integration Services, this step talks about how to convert projects to the SSIS 2012 format.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2014/01/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 1: The TOP Clause

The first topic in this stairway will be discussing the TOP clause. The TOP clause allows you to control the number of rows to be returned or affected by a query.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQLCLR Level 1: What is SQLCLR?

The first step to using the SQLCLR begins with this overview of what is possible and what is not. Start your journey to decide if this is a tool you can use inside your SQL Server instance.  Read more...
By Solomon Rutzky 2014/01/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlclr
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Stairway to SQL Server Replication - Level 5: Transactional Replication & How it works

This level covers the details of SQL Server transactional and merge replication, from understanding the basic terminology and methodology of setting up replication, to describing how it works and how the basic replication processes can be monitored.   Read more...
By Sebastian Meine 2013/12/18 (first published: 2011/07/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Replication: Level 4 - Transactional Replication – The Subscriber

The Subscriber is the server where all the changes that are published by replication get delivered to. Every publication needs to have at least one subscriber, but a publication can have many subscribers. This level assumes that you have followed the first three levels and that you have a publication set up, to which you can subscribe.  Read more...
By Sebastian Meine 2013/12/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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