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SQL Server Integration Services Package Restartability

I've tried using SSIS checkpoints, but have found them to be difficult to configure and, on occasion, unpredictable. Is there a better way to build in restartability in my SSIS packages?  Read more...
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Custom Sequence Numbering

This article shows how to implement low cost custom sequence numbering logic via a cunning use of the the ROW_NUMBER() function  Read more...
By James Skipwith 2013/06/14 (first published: 2011/02/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Batch ETL of Multiple Data Files Using an SSIS Foreach Loop Container

An SSIS ETL package created with the Import/Export Wizard uses a Data Flow Task to process one data file at a time. If the need arises, however, the Data Flow Task generated by the wizard can be embedded inside a Foreach Loop Container to batch-process a continuous stream of data files.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2013/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Moving Data From Excel to SQL Server - 10 Steps to Follow

SQL Server Integration Services provide a versatile way of reading Excel files into SQL Server. A task like this illustrates the advantages of the graphical approach of SSIS. Andy Brown explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/06/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: excel
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Migrating Databases Checklist Part1

SQL Server databases move around as an organisation’s data grows, applications are enhanced or new versions of the database software are released. If not anything else, servers become old and unreliable and databases eventually need to find a new home. Here's what to do when migrating your databases.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/06/12 | Source: SQL Server Performance | Category: migration
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Stairway to MDX - Level 10: “Relative” Member Functions: .CurrentMember, .PrevMember, and .NextMember

SSAS Maestro, SQL Server MVP and Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson introduces three “major players” within the MDX “relative” functions. These basic, but highly employed, functions include the .CurrentMember, .PrevMember and .NextMember functions.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2013/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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A Quick Tour of the Performance Dashboard Reports

SQL Server Performance Dashboard comprises a set of custom reports that give you nitty gritty details about the performance of your SQL Server instance.  Read more...
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SQL Server 2012 Integration Services - Using PowerShell to Configure Project Environments

Continuing our discussion on how to leverage the capabilities of PowerShell to automate the most basic SSIS management tasks, this article will explore more complex topics by demonstrating the use of PowerShell in implementing and utilizing project environments.  Read more...
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Help us improve SQL Source Control

We've been working really hard on SQL Source Control, and need your input. We're currently working on suggestions from our user forum and on an updated migrations feature that supports all source control systems and works across branches. We'd love it if you could spare 10 minutes to complete this survey. If you complete the survey by Friday June 14, you could win a $100 Amazon voucher. There are two up for grabs!   Read more...
By Press Release 2013/06/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql source control
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The Importance of Reading Comments

Read when you search for help on the internet. You might miss a very important part of what you must do.  Read more...
By Manie Verster 2013/06/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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Extend SQL Server DDL Triggers for more functionality: Part 2

A previous tip, SQL Server DDL Triggers to Track All Database Changes, generated a lot of discussion involving ways to make the provided DDL trigger more useful. Check out this tip to expand your knowledge on DDL Triggers.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/06/10 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: ddl triggers
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