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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 SQL Server Indexes: Level 11, Index Fragmentation

Internal and external fragmentation – Causes, cures, and when not to care  Read more...
By David Durant 2013/11/27 (first published: 2012/02/01) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Replication: Level 3 - Transactional Replication – The Publisher

The Publisher is the database where all replicated data originates. Each Publisher can have multiple publications defined within it. Each publication contains a set of articles that all need to reside in a single database. Each article corresponds to all or part of a single database object. A single database object can map to an article in more than one publication.  Read more...
By Sebastian Meine 2013/11/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Replication: Level 2 - The Role of the Distributor

In this Stairway, Sebastian will be covering 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 2013/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 4: The DAX BLANK() Function

Business Intelligence architect and author Bill Pearson exposes the DAX BLANK() function, and then provides some hands-on exposure to its use in managing empty values underlying our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2013/11/06 (first published: 2013/03/18) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Transaction Log Management in SQL Server, Level 1: Transaction Log Overview

The transaction log is used by SQL Server to maintain data consistency and integrity. If the database is not in Simple-recovery mode, it can also be used in an appropriate backup regime to restore the database to a point in time.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/10/30 (first published: 2011/06/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 3: Input and Output with PowerShell

This level will cover some of the Input/Output operations you can use with PowerShell.   Read more...
By Ben Miller 2013/10/23 (first published: 2012/08/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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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
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 3: The DAX DISTINCT() Function and Basic Distinct Counts

Bill Pearson, Business Intelligence architect and author, exposes the DAX DISTINCT() function, and then provides some hands-on exposure to its use in generating distinct counts. Moreover, he further explores working with measures in the PivotTable in this, the third Level of our new Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX series.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2013/10/09 (first published: 2013/02/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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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 2014/08/13 (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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