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Archives: September 2009

Reporting Services resources


Thanks to everyone who attended my SQL Server Reporting Services class in Nashville over the last couple of weeks. As promised, here is a list of online resources that may prove useful to you as you continue to work with Reporting Services.

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Posted in Joe Webb on 29 September 2009

Good information is easy to find


Serious technologist and part-time enthusiasts alike know that the Internet is awash in information. Much of the information is good. Some of it is, well, not so good. And unfortunately, some of it is just plain wrong. It can misleading at best and downright damaging at an extreme. Applying what…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 24 September 2009

Interacticely sorting columns in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services


Business Intelligence Developers Studio (aka BIDS) for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services makes creating engaging and dynamic reports nearly trivial in some respects. You can easily create drill-down and drill-through reports with just a few mouse clicks.

A drill-down report allows your users to see more or less detail…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 17 September 2009

The Revolutionary MacBook Wheel


Don't get caught up in a flame war

There are several topics that, if mentioned in a news group or forum, will almost immediately start a flame war amongst ordinarily mild-mannered people. SQL Server vs Oracle is obviously one. But there are others. You know what they are.

“Should database…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 14 September 2009

Running a Server Side Trace


This is part two of three part series on creating, running, and scheduling Server Side Traces in SQL Server. Part I, Scripting Server Side Traces, was posted on August 31, 2009. Part III will be posted soon.

SQL Server Profiler can bring your production server to a screeching halt

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Posted in Joe Webb on 11 September 2009

Columbus User Group webcast on SQL Server locking


Later this afternoon, I’m presenting at the Columbus, Ohio, SQL Server User Group meeting. The topic: SQL Server Locking and Blocking Made Simple.

Heeeeeeerre’s the abstract

A good working knowledge of how SQL Server makes use of locking and transaction isolation levels can go a long way toward improving…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 10 September 2009

I’m going to Disney World! (Well, to SQL Saturday Orlando)


I’m going to Disney World! At least that’s what my kids will think when I tell them that I’m heading to Orlando, Florida, next month for SQLSaturday #21. I’ll tell them otherwise, but they’ll be skeptical, of course. And who can blame? I’m going to Mickey Mouse’s backyard without…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 8 September 2009