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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.

Erin Welker joins Artis Consulting

Earlier this week, my employer, Artis Consulting, welcomed a new addition to our team.  Technical expert Erin Welker (b|t), a very well known and experienced business intelligence professional, has joined the BI practice here at Artis.  Erin brings a great deal to the table –… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 8 February 2013

Fish and Chips, Robin Hood, SSIS, and Me

I’m going to Nottingham, England, fabled home of Robin Hood, where I’m going to eat fish and chips and talk about SSIS.  How’s that for tying seemingly unrelated topics together?

I’m happy to report that in addition to my full-day preconference seminar at SQLBits, I’ll also be delivering a… Read more

1 comments, 500 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 30 January 2013

Join me at SQLBits for a day of SSIS

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been selected to deliver a full day of training at the upcoming SQLBits conference in Nottingham, England.  This will be my first time taking part in SQLBits (in fact, it will be my first trip to the U.K.) and I’m very much looking forward… Read more

6 comments, 375 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 15 January 2013

Want to see me break SSIS this Thursday?

OK, I’m not really going to break it.  I’m just going to beat it up a little bit.

This Thursday evening, I’ll be working my home turf at the North Texas SQL Server User Group monthly meeting, presenting “When ETL Goes Bad: Handling Errors and Anomalies in SSIS” at 6:15… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 15 January 2013

Ragged Flat File Processing in SSIS

Frequently I am asked how to properly use SQL Server Integration Services to handle ragged flat files, an example of which is shown below.  In this small sample file, you can see that we are dealing with medical data that has an inconsistent format.  As shown, the rows in the… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 15 January 2013

2012 in Review

With the year 2012 now in the rear view mirror, and while I’m still in the midst of my holiday vacation (two whole weeks! Feels very strange…) , I thought I’d take stock of my tasks and accomplishments of the past year.

Sharing knowledge

I must sound like a broken… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 4 January 2013

I Need Your Vote!

Do your civic duty, and vote today! 

Voting is now open for SQLBits, to be held in Nottingham, UK this May.  This event is probably the best-known SQL Server event outside of the US, and unlike most other such events, they use a popular-vote model for general session selection.  I’ve… Read more

0 comments, 718 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 3 January 2013

The Great Blog Move of 2013

For at least a year, I’ve been considering changing blog platforms.  I set up my blog on TimMitchell.net using BlogEngine.NET several years back, a decision I made based primarily on the fact that this tool was built on ASP.NET and SQL Server as opposed to the LAMP platform used by… Read more

2 comments, 491 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 3 January 2013

Re-awarded MVP status for 2013

I received notification that I have received the Microsoft MVP award for 2013, my fourth consecutive year to receive this distinction.

As always, I am grateful to my friends at Microsoft, the MVP program in particular, as well as my many friends and acquaintances in the SQL Server community.  It’s… Read more

4 comments, 256 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 1 January 2013

Re-awarded MVP status for 2013

I received notification that I have received the Microsoft MVP award for 2013, my fourth consecutive year to receive this distinction. As always, I am grateful to my friends at Microsoft, the MVP program in particular, as well as my many friends and acquaintances in the SQL Server community.  It’s…

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2 comments, 346 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 1 January 2013

SQL PASS Summit 2012 in Review

I’m back home after a long week attending and presenting at the SQL PASS Summit in Seattle.  This was the best event yet, in my opinion, and for me it was certainly the busiest.  For the second year in a row, our SSIS Design Patterns team was invited to deliver… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 11 November 2012

SQL PASS Summit 2012 in Review

I’m back home after a long week attending and presenting at the SQL PASS Summit in Seattle.  This was the best event yet, in my opinion, and for me it was certainly the busiest.  For the second year in a row, our SSIS Design Patterns team was invited to deliver… Read more

0 comments, 221 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 11 November 2012

“It’s Alive” - SSIS Design Patterns

I’m happy to announce that the book I’ve been working on for the past two years is complete and has been released for sale as of today.  I got the unique privilege to work alongside SSIS rock stars Andy Leonard, Jessica Moss, Matt Masson, and Michelle Ufford Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 5 September 2012

“It’s Alive” – SSIS Design Patterns

I’m happy to announce that the book I’ve been working on for the past two years is complete and has been released for sale as of today.  I got the unique privilege to work alongside SSIS rock stars Andy Leonard, Jessica Moss, Matt Masson, and Michelle Ufford Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 5 September 2012

SQL Saturday 125 OKC

This weekend I traveled three hours north to Oklahoma City to participate in SQL Saturday 125, the second annual event hosted by the OKCSQL group. Ryan Adams, Russ Loski, John Sterrett and I hit the road midafternoon to give ourselves time to make it in time for the speaker… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 27 August 2012

SQL Saturday 125 OKC

This weekend I traveled three hours north to Oklahoma City to participate in SQL Saturday 125, the second annual event hosted by the OKCSQL group. Ryan Adams, Russ Loski, John Sterrett and I hit the road midafternoon to give ourselves time to make it in time for the speaker… Read more

5 comments, 337 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 27 August 2012

Join me at the PASS Summit

It seems just yesterday that we were all in Seattle together, getting a crash course in what’s new and exciting in SQL Server.  It couldn’t possible have been 8 months since we were attending after-party events together, stopping by the Tap House for a beer, or closing down Bush Gardens… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 25 June 2012

Join me at the PASS Summit

It seems just yesterday that we were all in Seattle together, getting a crash course in what’s new and exciting in SQL Server.  It couldn’t possible have been 8 months since we were attending after-party events together, stopping by the Tap House for a beer, or closing down Bush Gardens… Read more

0 comments, 149 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 25 June 2012

SQL Saturday Dallas–BI Edition (again!)

I’m happy to announce that the North Texas SQL Server User Group will be hosting our fourth SQL Saturday event this fall.  SQL Saturday #163 will be a BI-focused event similar to the one we hosted in the Fall of 2010.  We invite you to join us at the Microsoft… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 22 June 2012

SQL Saturday Dallas–BI Edition (again!)

I’m happy to announce that the North Texas SQL Server User Group will be hosting our fourth SQL Saturday event this fall.  SQL Saturday #163 will be a BI-focused event similar to the one we hosted in the Fall of 2010.  We invite you to join us at the Microsoft… Read more

4 comments, 427 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 22 June 2012

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