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Basit's SQL Server Tips

Basit Farooq is a Lead Database Administrator, Trainer and Technical Author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in development, technical training and database administration on Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles, and developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse and business intelligence projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan University, and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

Archives: May 2014

Implementing Checkpoints – To restart SQL Server Integration Services packages from the point of failure

An SQL Server Integration Services package often includes tasks that can take a long time to run. If the package fails in the middle of execution, you may need to repeat these tasks, which can be very slow and time-consuming. To address this problem, Integration Services supports the use of… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 30 May 2014

SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2: HTTP endpoints

You can use an HTTP endpoint to allow access to data over HTTP and Secure Sockets Layer (HTTPS) without needing to install Internet Information Services (IIS).

Important Note: HTTP Endpoints feature has been deprecate in SQL Server 2012 and later versions.  For more information, see here

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 30 May 2014

Types of Join in SQL Server

You use a join to combine data from different tables into a single result set. Joins most commonly use foreign key relationships. Some important points about joins include:

  • Joins are created through instructions in the SELECT clause.
  • Joins connect two or more tables by using a join operator.
  • Joins exist…

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 30 May 2014

SQL Server: Database Design Basics

In this article, you will learn about database design concepts. The database design concepts discussed in this article focus almost exclusively on OLTP requirements. OLAP design is beyond the scope of this article.

This article is published on SSWUG.org.


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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 30 May 2014

Database capacity planning and management

As part of the planning and research before implementing new SQL Server, you must determine the amount of space needed for your database and how it should be organized in the SQL Server. You also need to understand the properties of the database and how to manage the growth of… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 30 May 2014

Configuring SQL Server Database Mail Feature

You can send e-mail from within stored procedures, functions, and triggers by using SQL Server Database Mail. You can also configure SQL Server Agent Mail to use Database Mail. Some features of Database Mail include:

  • Uses Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)
  • Does not require Outlook or Extended Messaging Application Programming…

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 30 May 2014

SQL Server 2014 Management tools

Management tools play a vital role in enterprise database management. This is because the well-integrated tools extend the administrator’s capabilities, whereas a random collection of tools can lead to confusion, operational mistakes, high training costs, and poor DBA productivity. To keep up with these demands of complex enterprise database management… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 30 May 2014

The database principal owns a schema in the database, and cannot be dropped

Problem

You are trying to drop a database user, but are getting the following error message:

The database principal owns a schema in the database, and cannot be dropped. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 15138)

This error is self-explanatory as it tells you that the database user you are trying to… Read more

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Posted in Basit's SQL Server Tips on 29 May 2014