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Stairway to MDX - Level 1: Getting Started with MDX

To learn MDX, there is really no alternative to installing the system and trying out the statements, and experimenting. William Pearson, the well-known expert on MDX, kicks off a stairway series on this important topic by getting you running from a standing start.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2013/10/02 (first published: 2011/03/02) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 2: SQL PowerShell Setup and Config

Now that you know how to get started with PowerShell, it is time to configure PowerShell for SQL Server use. This level covers the components you'll need and how to configure them.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2013/09/25 (first published: 2012/08/15) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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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
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Stairway to Server-side Tracing - Level 2: Creating a SQL Trace Using T-SQL (Stairway Series)

This is the second article in our Stairway Series on SQL Tracing. Learn how to build traces in code with T-SQL.  Read more...
By Dan Guzman 2013/09/13 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql trace
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 2: The DAX COUNTROWS() and FILTER() Functions

Bill Pearson, business intelligence architect and author, exposes the DAX COUNTROWS() and FILTER() functions, while generally exploring, comparing and contrasting the nature and operation of calculated columns and calculated measures, in the second Level of our Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX series.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2013/09/11 (first published: 2012/12/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 1: SQL PowerShell Basics

What are PowerShell and SQL PowerShell and how do you use them? Level 1 of this Stairway will help you answer these questions, and start to show you why you might want to use this great tool.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2013/09/04 (first published: 2012/08/08) | 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 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 2013/08/21 (first published: 2010/05/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Using Biml as an SSIS Design Patterns Engine – Level 4

In this level, we make a large leap forward, showing you how to use BIML to script a large number of packages using C#.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2013/08/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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Building an Incremental Load Package – Level 3

The Stairway to BIML continues, with a lesson on how you might build a more complex package: an incremental load package.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2013/08/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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Biml Basics - Level 2

The next step in the stairway to Biml teaches you how to build a basic SSIS package using the scripting language.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2013/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Server-side Tracing - Level 3: Creating a SQL Trace Using SQL Server Profiler

In this third article of our Stairway Series on tracing, Dan Guzman goes into the method of using Profiler to help you create a custom trace of the events that you need to monitor.  Read more...
By Dan Guzman 2013/07/24 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql trace
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What is Biml? - Level 1

An introduction to the Biml language from Andy Leonard that helps  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2013/07/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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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
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An Overview of SSIS Variables – Step 13 of the Stairway to Integration Services

In this level of the Integration Services Stairway article, Andy Leonard examines SSIS variables.  Read more...
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Stairway to MDX - Level 10: “Relative” Member Functions: .CurrentMember, .PrevMember, and .NextMember

SSAS Maestro, SQL Server MVP and Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson introduces three “major players” within the MDX “relative” functions. These basic, but highly employed, functions include the .CurrentMember, .PrevMember and .NextMember functions.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2013/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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What is SSIS? Level 1 of the Stairway to Integration Services

Learn about the very basics of what Integration Services is and how it's used in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2013/05/27 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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SSRS In a Flash - Level 1 in the Stairway to Reporting Services

Learn the basics of Reporting Services, what it is, and what it can do from you. From MVP Jessica Moss, we have a new series that can help you get started with this part of SQL Server.  Read more...
By Jessica M. Moss 2014/07/04 (first published: 2010/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 5: The DAX ISBLANK() Function

Business Intelligence architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson exposes the DAX ISBLANK() function, and then provides some hands-on exposure to its use, particularly in combination with other DAX functions, in managing empty values underlying our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2013/12/04 (first published: 2013/05/09) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Transaction Log Management in SQL Server, Level 9: Monitoring the Transaction Log

Our major goal in terms of log maintenance for all databases under our care is to optimize for write performance, in order to support all activities that require SQL Server to write to the log, including data modifications, data loads, index rebuilds, and so on. However, it's also important to keep an eye on possible log fragmentation, which, as described previously, can affect the performance of processes that need to read the log, such as log backups and the crash recovery process.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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