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My name is Kenneth Fisher and I am Senior DBA for a large (multi-national) insurance company. I have been working with databases for over 20 years starting with Clarion and Foxpro. I’ve been working with SQL Server for 12 years but have only really started “studying” the subject for the last 3. I don’t have any real "specialities" but I enjoy trouble shooting and teaching. Thus far I’ve earned by MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCTS Database Administrator 2005, and MCTS Database Developer 2008. I’m currently studying for my MCITP Database Developer 2008 and should start in on the 2012 exams next year. My blog is at www.sqlstudies.com.

Archives: November 2018

Parameterized dynamic SQL is parameterized.

Ok, that title sounds silly, but it’s actually a real point. The first parameterized refers to using parameters within dynamic SQL, while the second refers to how the optimizer treats parameters differently from variables. When you use parameterized dynamic SQL with sp_executesql SQL server treats the parameters as actual parameters not… Read more

3 comments, 91 reads

Posted in SQLStudies on 15 November 2018

T-shaped knowledge and learning about the cloud: T-SQL Tuesday #108

Upper management at my company has started asking for something called T-Shaped knowledge. The idea is that we have a broad range of knowledge in an area that may not be overly deep and one or more spikes of deeper knowledge. I have to admit, up to this point my… Read more

4 comments, 114 reads

Posted in SQLStudies on 13 November 2018

Missing those we’ve lost

It’s the start of Summit for many of us (not me, sorry) and it seemed like a good time to highlight a few of those we’ve lost way too soon. Below are members of the SQL community sometimes called the #sqlfamily who’ve we’ve lost in the last year. I didn’t… Read more

3 comments, 114 reads

Posted in SQLStudies on 7 November 2018

SQL Homework – November 2018 – Constraints

You’ve created tables before but how about constraints? Constraints allow a finer level of control over what data is allowed into a given field or combination of fields. Basically, you are putting in some form of business logic. The benefit is that this logic remains in place regardless of how… Read more

2 comments, 1,754 reads

Posted in SQLStudies on 5 November 2018