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Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 1: Introduction to Advanced Transact SQL Stairway and Using the CROSS JOIN Operator

The first installment of this new stairway series will be discuss the CROSS JOIN operator. This stairway should help readers prepare for passing the Microsoft Certification exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/12/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Test Automation and Continuous Integration for Database

This Stairway Series will introduce you to the world of Test Automation, Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI), for databases. We'll discuss why automation is important, how to write a good test, what makes a good testing framework and how to build a continuous integration system.  Read more...

Stairway to Advanced T-SQL

This stairway will contain a series of articles that will expand on the T-SQL foundation that you learned in the prior two T-SQL stairways, Stairway to T-SQL DML and T-SQL Beyond the Basics. This stairway should help readers prepare for passing the Microsoft Certification exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012.  Read more...

Stairway to SQL Server Security Level 5: Schemas and Security

In this stairway level you’ll learn how you can give principals access to groups of objects by assigning permissions on schemas instead of individual tables, code modules, and other objects. You’ll also learn about the benefits of user-schema separation and how it can increase object security, and how using default schemas for users and groups can simplify object access management and security.  Read more...
By Don Kiely 2014/12/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com
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Stairway to SQL Server Indexes: Level 2, Deeper into Nonclustered Indexes

By this stage, you should be familiar with the basics of SQL Server indexes. We've discussed what an Index actually is, as well as some of the most common types you're likely to encounter. Now that we've seen some simple examples of how Indexes can be useful, we're going to delve deeper into nonclustered indexes, as we'll see how they can improve the performance of more complex queries.  Read more...
By David Durant 2014/11/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 2: Job Steps and Subsystems

SQL Server Agent jobs are made up of a series of one or more Job Steps. A job step is assigned to a specific job subsystem, which identifies the kind of work the job step is going to perform. Each job step runs in a separate security context, although each job also has an owner that determines who can modify the job.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2014/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql agent
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What is Biml? - Level 1

An introduction to the Biml language from Andy Leonard that helps  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2014/11/12 (first published: 2013/07/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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Stairway to SQL Server Indexes: Level 1, Introduction to Indexes

Indexes are the database objects that enable SQL Server to satisfy each data access request from a client application with the minimum amount of effort, resulting in the maximum performance of individual requests while also reducing the impact of one request upon another. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the following relational database concepts: Table, row, primary key, foreign key  Read more...
By David Durant 2014/11/05 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 8: SQL Server PowerShell Provider

In this level we continue our journey into the SQL Server space by looking at the SQL Provider that comes with modules for PowerShell. You saw a little bit of the provider for SQL 2008 R2 in Level 2 of this Stairway.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2014/10/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Security Level 4: Permissions

A permission gives a principal access to an object to perform certain actions on or with the object. SQL Server has a mind-numbingly huge number of permissions that you can grant to a principal, and you can even deny or revoke those permissions. This sounds a bit complicated, but by the end of this stairway level you’ll understand how SQL Server permissions work and how you can exert very granular control over object creation, data access, and other types of actions on database and server objects.  Read more...
By Don Kiely 2014/10/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to AlwaysOn Level 2: Storage 101

level 2 of the stairway  Read more...
By Perry Whittle 2014/10/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: alwayson
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 7: Function / Iterator Function Pairs: The DAX AVERAGE() and AVERAGEX() Functions

Business Intelligence architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson explores the DAX AVERAGE() and AVERAGEX() functions, comparing and contrasting the two. He then provides some hands-on exposure to the use of each, particularly in combination with other DAX functions, in generating arithmetic means within our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2014/09/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQLCLR Level 4: Security (EXTERNAL and UNSAFE Assemblies)

In the fourth level of our Stairway to SQLCLR series we take a detailed look at the EXTERNAL_ACCESS and UNSAFE permission sets. We also explore some differences between using TRUSTWORTHY or an Asymmetric Key.  Read more...
By Solomon Rutzky 2014/09/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlclr
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Stairway to XML: Level 4 - Querying XML Data

You can extract a subset of data from an XML instance by using the query() method, and you can use the value() method to retrieve individual element and attribute values from an XML instance.  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2014/09/03 (first published: 2012/10/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 6: The DAX SUM() and SUMX() Functions

Business Intelligence architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson exposes the DAX SUM() and SUMX() functions, comparing and contrasting the two. He then provides some hands-on exposure to the use of each, particularly in combination with other DAX functions, in managing “sum” aggregations within our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2014/08/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to T-SQL DML Level 12: Using the MERGE Statement

The final level of this stairway looks at the MERGE statement in detail, focusing on how to perform insert, update and delete logic using the MERGE statement.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/08/20 (first published: 2013/01/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Database Design Level 2: Domains, Constraints and Defaults

A clear understanding of SQL Data Types and domains is a fundamental requirement for the Database Developer, but it is not elementary. If you select the most appropriate data type, it can sidestep a variety of errors. Furthermore, if you then define the data domains as exactly as possible via constraints, you can catch a variety of those problems that would otherwise bedevil the work of the application programmer.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2014/08/13 (first published: 2010/05/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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Stairway to SQL Server Virtualization Level 1: What is Virtualization?

The first level in the Stairway to Virtualization introduces the concept of virtualized servers as well as the terminology and benefits of implementing the technology.  Read more...
By David Klee 2014/08/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 9: Dynamic T-SQL Code

There times when you need to write T-SQL code that creates specific T-SQL Code and executes it. When you do this you are creating dynamic T-SQL code. When writing dynamic T-SQL you need to understand how dynamic code opens the possibilities for a SQL injection attack.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/07/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to XML: Level 2 - The XML Data Type

Robert Sheldon describes SQL Server's XML Data Type, and shows that it is as easy to configure a variable, column, or parameter with the XML data type as configuring one of these objects with any other datatype  Read more...
By Rob Sheldon 2014/07/18 (first published: 2012/09/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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