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How to write a custom metric

You can extend SQL Monitor to track whatever you need to watch on your own system with custom metrics. Grant Fritchey shows us how.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2013/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql monitor
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Creating SSIS Package Templates for Reusability

We often need to create similar SSIS packages which contain some common components such as connection managers, data flow components, log providers, event handlers, etc... So do we really need to create a package from scratch each time and add all these commonly used components in each package again and again. Is it possible to create a SSIS package with a basic structure/workflow and common components which can be used as template to create subsequent packages?   Read more...
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SQLServerCentral Runs sp_Blitz - Reliability

The second article that examines the output of the sp_Blitz script&trade; run against SQLServerCentral's database servers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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Developing a SQL Server Backup Strategy

Developing a backup procedure that makes sure you can do restores should be one of your top priorities as a DBA. In this article Greg Larsen discusses some of the concepts to consider when developing, building and testing a backup strategy.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/14 | Source: Database Journal | Category: backup / recovery
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Using a TSQL semaphore in SSIS

This article shows how you can use a TSQL semaphore in SSIS.  Read more...
By Federico Iori 2013/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Using MDX to Calculate Both Values and Percentages for Analysis Services

When creating pie charts using data from Analysis Services, having the MDX query calculate and return the percentages along with the counts or sums is extremely efficient. In this tip, we walk through an example of how this can be done.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/11 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: mdx
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Free Webinar: Statistics in Oracle and SQL Server

In their third live 'Oracle vs. SQL Server' discussion, Jonathan Lewis (Oracle Ace Director, OakTable Network) and Grant Fritchey (Microsoft SQL Server MVP) will look at statistics in Oracle and SQL Server. Expect a lively debate on Oracle vs. SQL Server from two leading RDBMS experts on Jan 23, 2013.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/01/22 (first published: 2013/01/11) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: oracle
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Free eBook: SQL Server Tacklebox

Get a free ebook from Rodney Landrum and Red Gate Software that helps you prepare to deal with the various crisis situations you might encounter with SQL Server.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2013/01/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: career
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An Introduction to Database Design

An introduction to database design for those people that might not understand what is involved.  Read more...
By Paul White 2013/01/11 (first published: 2011/01/18) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Introducing Boomerang - A Notification Framework

Boomerang is a notification framework for IT professionals providing service oriented infrastructure with a SQL based rapid development interface.   Read more...
By Michael Malmgren 2013/01/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: notification
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SQL Server T-SQL Tuning -TVF and Scalar Functions

A UDF is very convenient for centralising business logic as we can specify a set of business logic in one UDF which references multiple stored procedures and ad-hoc queries. However, they can lead to significant performance degradation due to their demands on the CPU  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/10 | Source: SQL Server Performance | Category: t-sql
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SQLServerCentral Runs sp_Blitz - Security

A series that looks at the SQLServerCentral database servers using the Brent Ozar Unlimited sp_blitz script. Read about what we learned.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/01/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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SQL Server Rounding Functions - Round, Ceiling and Floor

I saw your recent tip on Calculating Mathematical Values in SQL Server and have some related issues as I try to round values in my application. My users and me have a difference of opinion on some of the calculations in our reporting applications. All of the code is in T-SQL, but I think the reporting issues are related to data types and rounding down or rounding up rules. Do you have any insight into these issues? I would like to see some examples with a variety of coding options.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/09 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: t-sql
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Stairway to XML: Level 1 - Introduction to XML

In this level, Rob Sheldon explains what XML is, and describes the components of an XML document, Elements and Attributes. He explains the basics of tags, entity references, enclosed text, comments and declarations  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2014/03/26 (first published: 2012/09/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Partitioning in SQL Server - Part 2

Arshad Ali examines the different concepts of partitioning in SQL Server 2012 and provides a step-by-step guide on creating a partition table/index.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/01/08 | Source: Database Journal | Category: paritioning
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Using the Script Task in SSIS to Process Data Files When They Arrive

Learn how you can process data files with SSIS as soon as they arrive using the Script Task.  Read more...
By Orlando Colamatteo 2014/09/01 (first published: 2012/10/25) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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