Archives: March 2016
To test or not to test. That is the question. Or is it? Shouldn’t we always test? That was the question posted here. It’s a big question so let’s break it down a bit.
You have a system and are about to upgrade some or all of it.… Read more
I answered an interesting question on SE today (ever notice how many posts come from stuff I read on forums?) and I was pleased with how the answer turned out. In particular one piece (expanded a bit) seemed like it would make a good blog post.
Tomorrow (3/24/2016) at noon CT I’ll be presenting my SQL Server Security Basics session for the Pass Security Virtual Chapter. If you are interested in SQL Server database security and have little to no experience with it then this is the session for you! Heck even if you do… Read more
tl;dr; There is no short version of this. It’s LONG. It’s interesting but you might want to skip it if you are in a hurry. If you have the time however, it’s a great walk through of tuning a query.
I had a great time today. I was handed a… Read more
Ever wondered how to tell what permissions are required to run a statement or perform a task? Well, sometimes it can be a little confusing to be honest. Most of the time though it’s all there in front of you in black and white.
Where you might ask? Books on… Read more
This is one of those things that I found very interesting but figured I’d probably never really use. Of course then I needed it recently and it came in quite handy.
Hey, I need sysadmin access to ServerA.
Ok. Why do you need sysadmin?
Well I need to be able to read and write to all of the tables on DatabaseA.
It’s T-SQL Tuesday time again (Number 76!) and this month we are hosted by Bob Pusateri (b/t) who has invited us to talk about Text. Text. What an interesting subject. So much of our jobs is all about searching for and manipulating text.
When I… Read more
The question of How to grant the ability to create/alter stored procedures and views came up today on dba.stackexchange.com. It’s actually a question I’ve pondered in the past. There are two major methods to do this.
If you’ve looked at the permissions available in SQL Server you’ll have… Read more