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Archives: October 2017

Azure SQL Database Level Firewall Rules

I have written about Azure SQL Database LEVEL firewall rules before during my blog series, more specifically the security blog post. If you can’t remember the section on firewalls then I will bring the following diagram to your attention.

The main purpose of this post today is to discuss… Read more

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Posted in All About SQL on 11 October 2017

sys.objects VS helper functions (OBJECT_ID, OBJECT_NAME, etc)

I’ve you’ve done much work with the system views (DMVs for example) then you’ve had to translate an object_id into a schemaname and objectname and vise versa. To do that you’ve either used the functions OBJECT_ID, OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME, and OBJECT_NAME or sys.objects and sys.schemas.

So what’s the difference?… Read more

1 comments, 127 reads

Posted in SQLStudies on 11 October 2017

Why I Go to Summit Each Year?

This year will be my 6th PASS Summit that I will have attended. Some people have asked me why I still go, and what I get out of Summit that I don’t get from attending and speaking at SQL Saturdays. That’s an easy one for me to answer,… Read more

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Posted in SQLEspresso on 11 October 2017

Identity_Cache feature introduced in SQL Server 2017

Hello friends, Please find the full article at this link – https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/40666.sql-server-identity-cache-feature-in-sql-server-2017.aspx   Advertisements Tagged: Identity_Cache, Sql Server, SQL Server 2017, Sql Server Developement

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Posted in Kapil Blogs on 11 October 2017

SQL Server Temporal Tables

Temporal data storage, which was defined in the ANSI SQL:2011 standard, describes an architecture in which relational databases maintain row-level versioned copies of data. When using temporal data, the database does automatically what many DBAs and application developers have had to do manually for years to track point-in-time versioning for… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 11 October 2017

Avoid “Constants” in T-SQL

Unlike some other languages, T-SQL doesn’t have the concept of a constant.

As good coders, we’ve all at some point tried to use a SQL variable to hold a constant value within a stored procedure, in order to make our code both more readable and maintainable.

I’ll give you an… Read more

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Posted in Matthew McGiffen DBA on 10 October 2017

Kill a Connection, Session, or Command in Analysis Services

One of the useful features of the SSAS Activity Monitor is the ability to cancel sessions and queries. Though there is no obvious way to do this through SSMS you can in fact write an xmla query to kill either the session, connection or command:

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Posted in Richie Lee's SQL Stuff on 10 October 2017

Microsoft Ignite US 2017 – Major Azure Announcements

Microsoft Ignite is probably the biggest technical event that Microsoft host yearly with many major announcements across the entire solutions portfolio suiteand this year 2017 was certainly no exception to that!

This year it was held in Orlando, FL over 5 days (25 – 29 Sep) and… Read more

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Posted in Mr. Fox SQL on 9 October 2017

Using xp_delete_file

First, this is an undocumented proc, and there’s nothing in BOL on this. Second, it’s a holdover from previous versions, so you’d be better served by using Powershell or some other type of scripting mechanism. This procedure is not supposed to be supported in the future, so I’d remove this… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 9 October 2017

The evolution of SQL Server towards Digital Transformation challenges

SQL Server on Linux boosts the database market for Microsoft. Support of PolyBase (a feature to work with Big Data providers), In-Memory Optimized SQL Server, Real-time Operational Analytics, the scaling of Python and R Services for Data analytics, Graph database for NoSQL data, JSON support for transparent data interchange format… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 9 October 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 72 – HTML Viewer)

In this module you will learn how to use the HTML Viewer.  The HTML Viewer allows you to display the results of HTML code within your Power BI reports.

Module 72 – HTML Viewer


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5 comments, 249 reads

Posted in Devin Knight on 9 October 2017

SQL Server 2017 Encrypted Backups And Compression

Let’s work through some code to do an encrypted backup. This feature is available to you if you are using SQL Server 2014 onwards but I decided to use SQL Server 2017.

To encrypt during backup, you must specify an encryption algorithm, and an “encryptor” to secure the encryption key.… Read more

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Posted in All About SQL on 9 October 2017

Small identity columns

We frequently talk about dealing with outgrowing INT identity columns. What we don’t talk about all that often is small tables. Where we don’t even need an INT. An IDENTITY column can be any of the following data types tinyint, smallint, int, bigint, decimal(p,0), or numeric(p,0). INT and… Read more

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Posted in SQLStudies on 9 October 2017

Understanding ANOVA

ANOVA – or analysis of variance, is a term given to a set of statistical models that are used to analyze differences among groups and if the differences are statistically significant to arrive at any conclusion. The models were developed by statistician and evolutionary biologist Ronald Fischer. To give a… Read more

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Posted in Mala's Data Blog on 9 October 2017

SpeedPASS Download Naming Convention

This was the first time in a long time that I managed the check-in process of SQLSaturday Orlando and was surprised/dismayed to see that when I unzipped the download the filenames were all named with a less than helpful format; b9d73479-5a04-42a3-9f11-a56af7b56beb.pdf. The goal was to be able to quickly find… Read more

2 comments, 100 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 9 October 2017

SQLpassion Online Training about Availability Groups

(Be sure to checkout the FREE SQLpassion Performance Tuning Training Plan - you get a weekly email packed with all the essential knowledge you need to know about performance tuning on SQL Server.)

Because of the huge success and additional requests I’m offering my webinar about SQL Server Availability Groups Read more

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Posted in Klaus Aschenbrenner on 9 October 2017


DBCC CLONEDATABASE is new feature comes up with SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 and above. DBCC CLONEDATABASE is used to create read only copy of an existing database. Cloned database includes the schema and statistics of the source database but no data.

· Source database should be online &… Read more

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Posted in MSSQLFUN on 9 October 2017

Know About Android Database and How to Fix Android Data Corruption

Corruption is one of the common scenarios nowadays. It can occur in any platform or file format, for that matter. Similarly, Android SQLite database can be corrupted due to various reasons. Therefore, in this blog, we will introduce a best to for the recovery of damaged Android SQLite database. Before… Read more

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Posted in Zora's SQL Tips on 9 October 2017

Extracting Deadlock information using SYSTEM_HEALTH Extended Events

Extended Events is a powerful feature that was introduced into SQL Server 2008 and onwards. It keeps historical system health information of the SQL Server instance. Today, we are going to explore how quickly we can read the Deadlock information using Extended Event – “Without passing the default location of… Read more

2 comments, 1,371 reads

Posted in SQL Geek on 7 October 2017

Simplified Networking with a Wsky USB NIC

I used to share an office with my wife. We both needed Internet connections, with both desktops needing Ethernet cables. That was fine when my DSL router was in the office, but at some point we got a new provider and the connection to another room, where we put the… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 October 2017

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