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Archives: December 2010

Why I’m All For 24HOP Showcasing 24 Women Speakers

This is not the HOP you are looking for.

I’ve been thinking about the upcoming 24HOP event planned for March 15 and 16 which will showcase 24 women speakers. Karen Lopez (post | twitter), Jenn Stirrup (post | twitter), and Jen McCown (post | twitter Read more

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Posted in LittleKendra on 27 December 2010

Filling in Data Potholes with Recursive CTEs

Data: it can break your foot.

Imagine that you are writing a script that looks at data grouped by the minute. You notice that there are no rows for some minutes, and you’d like to display a value when that is the case, probably showing a count of zero.

In… Read more

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Posted in LittleKendra on 23 December 2010

The 9th Day of SQL: Things Aren't as Simple as They Seem

The 12 days of SQL

Brent Ozar (blogtwitter) had an idea: a group of people should blog about writing which they’ve loved this year by people in the SQL community. For each “day of SQL,” someone picks a blog which they thought was great and writes… Read more

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Posted in LittleKendra on 21 December 2010

Select * from dbo.FAIL: invalid metadata in views and user defined functions

This week a question on the Twitter #sqlhelp hash tag reminded me of a detail of SQL Server that I learned the hard way, but forgot to blog about. The question was:

SQLHelp in action

For those without images enabled (you anarchic luddites), that’s “Is there a good reason to… Read more

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Posted in LittleKendra on 16 December 2010

Introduction to Partitioning: Resources!

This past Saturday I presented my shiny new Introduction to SQL Server Partitioning session at SQL Saturday 61.

There were two separate sessions scheduled for partitioning that day, but the room was still full– thanks everyone for coming to learn about how, why, and when you might use this… Read more

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Posted in LittleKendra on 7 December 2010