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Rendering PDFs Natively in SQL

How to render PDF documents using SQL CLR. Also a good introduction on creating SQL CLR functions.  Read more...
By David Rueter 2013/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: pdf
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Using Policy-Based Management to Check Number of SQL Server Data and Log Files

To meet our database configuration standards we want to make sure that we have only one database transaction log file and more than one data file. In this tip we look at how this can be done using a policy.  Read more...
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SQL Saturday #220 - Atlanta

Join us for a free day of SQL Server training and networking in Atlanta on May 18th.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql sat
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Deploying CLR Assemblies with T-SQL

Learn how to simplify deployment and maintenance of SQL CLR assemblies by using T-SQL instead of Visual Studio.  Read more...
By David Rueter 2013/05/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlclr
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 5,720 reads

Managing Slowly Changing Dimension with Slow Changing Transformation in SSIS

The easiest ways to maintain and manage slowly changing dimensions is using Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation in the data flow task of SSIS packages.  Read more...
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Introduction to SQL Server Filtered Indexes

SQL Server filtered indexes can save space and improve performance if they are used properly. Under what circumstances can they be used? When are they most effective, and what sort of performance gain or space-saving is likely? How does a filtered index affect the choice of execution plan? Seth Delconte explores these questions with practical experiments.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: filtered indexes
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An Introduction to the SQLCMD Mode in SSMS (SQL Spackle)

Using SQLCMD Mode in SSMS is easy. This short piece will show you how to get started.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/05/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlcmd
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Monitor SQL Instance Balance across Windows Cluster Nodes Using PowerShell

This tip will demonstrate how to monitor SQL Failover Cluster Instances if they become unbalanced using Windows PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/03 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: failover cluster
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Dynamic ETL with SSIS

Learn how to dynamically load data from ETL load files using SSIS as a shell. The code downloads files from FTP, parses them and loads them into the database.  Read more...
By Sarah Doriss 2013/05/03 (first published: 2010/10/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: etl
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SQL Saturday #212 - Redmond

Join us for a free day of SQL Server training and networking in Redmond, WA  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/05/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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Developing a Report Definition Customization Extension for Multi-Language Reports

When you need to present the same SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report in eight or more different languages, or in different formats for different recipients, and the boss demands last-minute changes, it suddenly makes sense to use the Report Definition Customisation Extension (RDCE) .NET class library to create the final reports automatically. But how?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: reports
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DAX Query - Part 2

A more detailed look at the DAX language and some of its more frequently used functions  Read more...
By Gary Strange 2013/12/13 (first published: 2013/05/02) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dax
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Identify the Cause of SQL Server Blocking

In this tip, Basit Farooq shares a query written using dynamic management views (DMVs) that will help you to quickly identify SPIDs and other useful information about the processes that are causing blocking on a SQL Server instance.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/01 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: blocking
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Part 1: How to solve the transactional issues of isolation levels

Transaction Isolation levels are described in terms of which concurrency side-effects, such as dirty reads or phantom reads, are allowed.  Read more...
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