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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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The SSIS Data Pump - Level 2 of the Stairway to Integration Services

Learn the basics of data flow in SSIS with the data pump in this second installment of our series designed to teach you about Integration Services.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2013/01/04 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Stairway to SQL Server Agent: Level 1: Setup and Overview

SQL Server Agent is a Microsoft Windows service that allows a DBA to automate administrative tasks. SQL Server Agent can run jobs, monitor SQL Server, and process alerts. The SQL Server Agent service must be running before any jobs scheduled to execute automatically can be run  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2013/01/02 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Replication: Level 1 - Introduction to SQL Server Replication

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 2012/12/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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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 2013/05/27 (first published: 2010/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Logging – Level 11 of the Stairway to Integration Services

Learn how you can add custom logging to your Integration Services packages in this installment of our Stairway to Integration Services.  Read more...
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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 Dialects Level 3: MySQL

As part of the LAMP stack, MySQL is incredibly important for providing a reliable and platform-agnostic database platform for web development. This level looks at the syntax of MySQL and how to best port SQL code to a MySQL environment.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2012/12/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Server-side Tracing - Level 10: Profiler versus Server-Side tracing

Compares and contrasts tracing using Profiler with server-side tracing, illustrating important performance differences so that one can choose the right tool for the task at hand.  Read more...
By Dan Guzman 2012/11/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Advanced Event Behavior – Level 10 of the Stairway to Integration Services

The tenth article of this series starts to look at more advanced events and how we can use those events to better control and enhance our packages.  Read more...
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Stairway to Transaction Log Management in SQL Server, Level 7: Dealing with Excessive Log Growth

This level will examine the most common problems and forms of mismanagement that lead to excessive growth of the transaction log.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw, Tony Davis 2012/11/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Dialects Level 2: Postgres

Level 2 of this stairway explains how to convert data declaration language (DDL) statements and data manipulation language (DML) statements from Postgres to Microsoft SQL Server.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2012/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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SQL Server Transaction Log Management by Tony Davis and Gail Shaw

When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works. An effective response to a crisis requires rapid decisions based on understanding its role in ensuring data integrity.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw, Tony Davis 2012/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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Stairway to Transaction Log Management in SQL Server, Level 6: Managing the Log in BULK_LOGGED Recovery Model

A DBA may consider switching a database to the BULK_LOGGED recovery model in the short term during, for example, bulk load operations. When a database is operating in the BULK_LOGGED model these, and a few other operations such as index rebuilds, can be minimally logged and will therefore use much less space in the log  Read more...
By Gail Shaw, Tony Davis 2012/11/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to XML: Level 8 - Deleting Data from an XML Instance

in order to use the modify() method to delete data from typed and untyped XML instances, you must pass an XML DML expression as an argument to the method. That expression must include the delete keyword, along with an XQuery expression that defines the XML component to be deleted. Robert makes it seem simple, as usual.  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2012/11/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Dialects Level 1: Overview

In the first level of his Stairway to SQL Dialects, Joe Celko looks at the origins of the SQL language and how the language has spawned the various different dialects in use today.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2012/10/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to XML: Level 7 - Updating Data in an XML Instance

You need to provide the necessary keywords and define the XQuery and value expressions in your XML DML expression in order to use the modify() method to update element and attribute values in either typed or untyped XML instances in an XML column. Robert Sheldon explains how.  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2012/10/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Server-side Tracing - Level 9: How to Automate SQL Traces using the Data Collector

In this level you will see how to employ the Data Collector feature of SQL Server to automate management of SQL Traces among multiple servers.  Read more...
By Dan Guzman 2012/10/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 4: Objects in SQL PowerShell

This far, we have learned about installation and setup of the PowerShell environment. You should now have a foundation of SQL Server PowerShell. We now are ready to learn about Objects in SQL PowerShell.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2012/10/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to XML: Level 6 - Inserting Data into an XML Instance

The modify method lets you manipulate XML data using XML DML. It can insert, alter or delete data. In this level, Robert shows how to use the method to insert a node into an XML instance.   Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2012/10/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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