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Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 1: Intro to Advanced T-SQL Using a CROSS JOIN

The first installment of this new stairway series will be discuss the CROSS JOIN operator. This stairway should help readers prepare for passing the Microsoft Certification exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2016/02/19 (first published: 2014/12/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Holidays and Calendar Generation

Create the definition of your holidays and have them available for any year. Create a Calendar including holidays and business/work dates.  Read more...
By Paul Hunter 2016/02/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Find and Remove Duplicate Records SQL Server

Learn a quick method to find and remove duplicate records in your SQL Server tables.  Read more...
By Ginger Keys 2016/02/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data integrity
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Manipulating Filetable Files Programatically

Learn how you can work with FileTable files from T-SQL as an alternative to the drag and drop methods of using Windows Explorer  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Having fun with PARSENAME (SQL Spackle)

PARSENAME is perhaps the most infrequently used built-in documented function in SQL Server. SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master Wayne Sheffield shows why this nifty function ought to be included in your SQL toolbox.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2016/01/15 (first published: 2014/03/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: parsename
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Why Scalar Functions Can Be Costly

Scalar user defined functions can be costly in more ways than you know. Watch Mickey Stuewe show the hidden costs of using them incorrectly.  Read more...
By Mickey Stuewe 2016/01/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Get Set For Speed

Loops are common in application code, but set-based solutions are the way to go with SQL.  Read more...
By Tom Staab 2015/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Cursor-Killing: Accessing Data in the Next Row

Cursors are considered by many to be the bane of good T-SQL. What are the best ways to avoid iterative T-SQL and to write queries that look and perform beautifully? This first part in an ongoing series of cursor-killing handles inter-row analysis.  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2015/12/18 (first published: 2014/05/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: cte
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Convert Rows into Columns

Convert the rows of a SELECT statement into a predetermined number of columns.  Read more...
By M Patrick Dillon 2015/12/11 (first published: 2014/07/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: rows to columns
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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 2015/11/20 (first published: 2014/01/15) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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A Simple Formula to Calculate the ISO Week Number

He admits it wasn't his idea but his head sure wishes it was. SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden explains a wonderful, super simple, very high performance formula that will calculate ISO Week Numbers. If you're "stuck" with SQL Server 2005 or less, you're going to like this a whole lot!  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2015/10/23 (first published: 2013/04/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 8: Functions to Generate Date and Time values

When you build applications that store records in SQL Server you will most likely have to store date and time values as part of the data. To manage all the different date related tasks you might need to perform Microsoft has introduced a number of date functions. In this stairway I will be exploring those date and time functions.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2015/10/21 | Category: stairway series
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How to Avoid Conditional JOINs in T-SQL

Relational databases go out of their way to execute SQL, however bad the crimes against Codd and relational theory within the query might be. The 'conditional join' can be executed, but at great cost. As always, it is much better to sit back and restate the problem in a set-based way - Dwain Camps explains.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/10/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Wildcard Searches

Using wildcard to find patterns in strings going from the basics to some more complicated conditions.  Read more...
By Luis Cazares 2015/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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T-SQL Window Functions Speed Phreakery

Before SQL Server had SQL window functions, SQL Server developers had to use all manner of tricks and algorithms to come up with ways to rapidly process large amounts of data. Do we need these techniques now that we can express a SQL task in terms of window functions? Kathi revisits a famous SQL challenge to find out.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/09/18 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-sql
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Hidden Tricks To SQL Server Table Cleanup

How to delete millions of rows with virtually no contention.  Read more...
By Edward Polley 2015/09/04 (first published: 2013/03/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: delete
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Email Formatted HTML Table with T-SQL

Create a professional looking HTML table from T-SQL, not SSRS.  Read more...
By Steve Moore 2015/08/28 (first published: 2013/06/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Rendering PDFs Natively in SQL

How to render PDF documents using SQL CLR. Also a good introduction on creating SQL CLR functions.  Read more...
By David Rueter 2015/08/21 (first published: 2013/05/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: pdf
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Detecting Differences in Files on Servers

Detecting file differences on two different web servers using T-SQL.  Read more...
By Ed Wagner 2015/07/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Is It Worth Writing Unit Tests?

What's the overhead for writing unit tests? Ed Elliot breaks it down, looking at the ways in which unit tests both take more time and save time.  Read more...
By Ed Elliott 2015/07/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: unit testing
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