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Born SQL with Randolph West

Randolph West solves technology problems with a focus on SQL Server and C#. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP who has worked with SQL Server since the late 1990s. When not consulting, he can be seen acting on the stage and screen or doing voices for independent video games.

Archives: March 2017

A First Look At Normalization

Phew! There’s a lot to take in with data types, collation, precision, scale, length, and Unicode, and we’re just getting warmed up. This week’s post is over 2,000 words long! Over the last three weeks, we’ve gone fairly deep into data types, and now we are going to see how… Read more

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Posted in Born SQL with Randolph West on 29 March 2017

Fundamentals of Data Types

Last week, we discussed storing text in a database. This week we will dive deeper into data types. When storing data in our database, we want to make sure that it’s stored accurately and that we only use the required amount of space. This is because when we access the… Read more

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Posted in Born SQL with Randolph West on 22 March 2017