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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience. Tim is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions and is a Linchpin People teammate. Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. He is a board member at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2. You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

Archives: August 2010

SSIS: Conditional File Processing in a ForEach Loop

I’ve fielded a number of requests recently asking how to interrogate a file within SSIS and change the processing rules based on the metadata of said file.  A recent forum poster specifically asked about using the foreach loop to iterate through the files in a directory and, on a per-file… Read more

10 comments, 8,878 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 23 August 2010

SQL Saturday 28 Baton Rouge - Recap

Last weekend I went to Baton Rouge (by way of New Orleans) to attend and speak at the second annual SQL Saturday event there.  This event was my third of four scheduled SQL Saturday of the summer.

I flew out of Love Field in Dallas with fellow Dallas SQL Server… Read more

1 comments, 280 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 21 August 2010

It’s the Process

Unless you’ve spent the last two days hiding under a rock, you’ve heard the uproar around this week’s development in the PASS board election.  The Nominating Committee (NomCom) published the list of candidates who will be on the ballot for this year’s three open board positions.  Five candidates made the… Read more

4 comments, 208 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 19 August 2010

Dallas-area NTSSUG Happenings

First, apologies to those of you outside the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area… I’ve backed off from using my blog as a mouthpiece for local announcements, but we’ve got a couple of things going on that need some additional publicity.

Mailing List Changes

Those who are engaged with our e-mail distribution… Read more

0 comments, 226 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 17 August 2010

SQL Saturday 28 Baton Rouge and Ask the Experts

The second annual SQL Saturday Baton Rouge event is coming up in less than two weeks!  Have you registered?

I’m honored to be speaking at this event again this year.  I’ll be presenting an introductory SSIS class (one of the 7:30 early bird sessions).  Later in the morning I’ll be… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 2 August 2010

What Are You Afraid to Ask?

There are some questions that can’t necessarily be answered in a book or a training video.  Those are often the questions revolving around “why?” rather than “how?”.  A prime example from my own experience is my lack of understanding of the criticality of transaction isolation levels.  As a very green… Read more

0 comments, 176 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 2 August 2010