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Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).

Archives: October 2009

SSRS - Setting Default Parameter Values for Analysis Services Datasets

When developing Reporting Services reports that use Analysis Services as a data source you may find that it is difficult to dynamically set default parameter that are passed into the dataset being used.  It turns out this is a lot simpler to do then many people think.  In this post… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 23 October 2009

Post SQL Saturday #21 Orlando

Today I gave a two part session at SQL Saturday in Orlando.  When originally planning this years event Andy Warren said many people who have attended previous events were interested in sessions that were split into two parts.  So I decided to submit an Introduction to SSIS that was split into a part 1 and… Read more

4 comments, 432 reads

Posted in Devin Knight on 17 October 2009

SQL Saturday #21 Orlando

It’s that time again!  SQL Saturday has returned to Orlando with an all star group of speakers http://www.sqlsaturday.com/schedule.aspx.  The event will be October 17th and you can find all the important information at www.sqlsaturday.com.  If you’ve never attended one of these free events make sure you make this… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 7 October 2009

SQL Server 2008 Change Data Capture

SQL Server 2008 has a new Change Data Capture feature that allows you to track Inserts, Updates, and Deletes on a table. A lot of the features I’ve used in the past to detect changes are generally very expensive operations so I’m always looking for alternatives.  There are several caveats… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 5 October 2009