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Spackle: Making sure you can connect to the DAC

The DAC is an important tool and several things can go wrong when trying to connect to it.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dac
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 2,867 reads

SQL-only ETL using a bulk insert into a temporary table (SQL Spackle)

This article demonstrates a method of importing a data file directly into a temporary table and selectively inserting data from the temporary table into a SQL Server table, all in a single set of SQL commands.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2014/07/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: bulk insert
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,489 reads

Kill SPID (SQL Spackle)

How to find and kill a runaway or blocking session.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: kill
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 2,741 reads

Skipping Columns (& other tricks) Using BCP Format Files (SQL Spackle)

BULK INSERT and BCP are powerful, high performance tools for importing text files. SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden gives us several nifty tips in this introduction to BULK INSERT and BCP Format Files including "Skipping Columns" and the sequestration of bad rows while still loading all the good data.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2014/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: bcp (bulk copy program)
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,902 reads

Calculating Duration Using DATETIME Start and End Dates (SQL Spackle)

It's an old problem with a solution that's nearly as old. SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden shows us the old trick mixed with a slick trick to format the duration as extended hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds.   Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2014/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 10,582 reads

Hidden Formatting Troubles with STR() (SQL Spackle)

Fill in another bit of your T-SQL knowledge about STR(). It right justifies, rounds, and controls the output width of columns. Sounds perfect but here's why you might not want to use it.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2014/01/02 (first published: 2010/12/15) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 10,977 reads

Creating templates for use in BIDS (SQL Spackle)

Learn how to create and use templates in BIDS in this short SQL Spackle article.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/12/30 (first published: 2011/04/21) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql spackle
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 10,563 reads

Group Islands of Contiguous Dates (SQL Spackle)

Fill in another bit of your T-SQL knowledge by learning how to quickly group ranges of contiguous dates without RBAR.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2013/10/04 (first published: 2010/12/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 15,032 reads

Displaying Sorted Hierarchies (SQL Spackle)

Learn how you can query a hierarchy of data and also return the results in an ordered fashion. A handy T-SQL skill that you will use over and over again.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2013/08/23 (first published: 2011/03/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 16,543 reads

Sorting Months By Number (SQL Spackle)

Fill in another bit of your T-SQL knowledge by learning how to sort a result set by the proper month order, but use the month name instead.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2013/08/02 (first published: 2010/11/15) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 17,950 reads

Formatting Dates with 3 Character Months (SQL Spackle)

Another in the series of articles to help you "fill in the cracks" in your T-SQL knowledge. MVP Jeff Moden shows us a super simple, high performance method to solve this timeless problem.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2013/07/19 (first published: 2011/01/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: formatting
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 17,949 reads

Display More Than 8000 Characters (SQL Spackle)

SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden shows us a quick and dirty bit of SQL Spackle to display the content of VARCHAR(MAX) and NVARCHAR(MAX).  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2013/06/28 (first published: 2011/01/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 18,778 reads

Loading XML Data into SQL Server (SQL Spackle)

Learn how to load data in an XML file into a table in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/05/31 (first published: 2011/01/03) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: xml
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 19,613 reads

Returning the Top X row for each group (SQL Spackle)

One of the most common T-SQL questions is on returning a ranked result set for each member of a group. Dave Ballentyne brings us a short tutorial on how you can do this in T-SQL.  Read more...
By Dave Ballantyne 2012/11/23 (first published: 2010/12/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 28,864 reads

Creating a comma-separated list (SQL Spackle)

Learn how to create a comma separated list of values in this short SQL Spackle article by Wayne Sheffield.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2012/10/26 (first published: 2011/01/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: comma separated list
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 29,084 reads

Why doesn’t ISNUMERIC work correctly? (SQL Spackle)

Another in our series of articles to help you fill in the cracks in your knowledge with SQL Spackle. MVP Jeff Moden shows us how IsNumeric works and how you should use it.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2012/09/14 (first published: 2010/12/01) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: isnumeric()
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 32,926 reads

Returning 0's in a SUM (SQL Spackle)

Learn how you can sum data by hour and by day while showing 0 values in your result sets for those time periods without a sum in this short article by Patrick Cahill.  Read more...
By Patrick Cahill 2011/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,756 reads

Creating templates for use in BIDS (SQL Spackle)

Learn how to create and use templates in BIDS in this short SQL Spackle article.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2013/12/30 (first published: 2011/04/21) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql spackle
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 10,563 reads

Displaying Sorted Hierarchies (SQL Spackle)

Learn how you can query a hierarchy of data and also return the results in an ordered fashion. A handy T-SQL skill that you will use over and over again.  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2013/08/23 (first published: 2011/03/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 16,543 reads

Display More Than 8000 Characters (SQL Spackle)

SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden shows us a quick and dirty bit of SQL Spackle to display the content of VARCHAR(MAX) and NVARCHAR(MAX).  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2013/06/28 (first published: 2011/01/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 18,778 reads
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