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Bradley Schacht

Bradley is a consultant at Pragmatic Works in Jacksonville, FL. He was an author on the book SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer and tech edited the SQL 2011 Bible. His experience on the Microsoft BI platform includes DTS, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS and migrations and conversions. He has helped numerous companies in successfully developing and implementing new business intelligence solutions into their organizations. Bradley also participates as a speaker in community events like SQL Saturday, Code Camp, SQL Lunch and SQL Server User Groups. He is a contributor on sites such as and SQL Server Central as well as an active member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

Archives: September 2011

SSIS Variable and Expressions Followup

Over the last week I have done several sessions either for the Pragmatic Works Free Training online or at SQL Saturday.  It has been a lot of fun, so thank you to everyone who has come out and hopefully learned something from one of the sessions I have done.  So,… Read more

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Posted in Bradley Schacht on 30 September 2011

Posting This Week

I just wanted to do a quick post to let everyone know that I am in fact going to be posting the follow up content that I promised in my webinar and at SQL Saturday.  It has been a busy busy week and I just haven’t had the time to… Read more

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Posted in Bradley Schacht on 28 September 2011

SSIS Variables and Expressions Webinar Recording

Thank you to everyone who attended my free webinar hosted by Pragmatic Works yesterday (September 20, 2011) on SSIS Variables and Expressions.  The webinar was recorded, so if you want to reference it again or if you were unable to attend and wanted to see it you can view the… Read more

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Posted in Bradley Schacht on 21 September 2011

SSIS Variables and Expressions Webinar

Looks like it is that time again… for me to present a FREE webinar for good ol’ Pragmatic Works today at 11AM eastern standard time. The topic today will be SSIS variables and expressions. I previously did a webinar on a similar topic that also included configurations. If you were… Read more

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Posted in Bradley Schacht on 20 September 2011

SELECT COUNT(*) vs COUNT(1) vs COUNT(ColumnName)

What is the difference between COUNT(*), COUNT(1) and COUNT(ColumnName)? A mystery that will never be known… ok that was a lie, but the rest of this blog is not a lie, just to be clear.  :)

COUNT(*) – Number of records in the table regardless of NULL values… Read more

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Posted in Bradley Schacht on 15 September 2011