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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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SSRS In a Flash - Level 1 in the Stairway to Reporting Services

Learn the basics of Reporting Services, what it is, and what it can do from you. From MVP Jessica Moss, we have a new series that can help you get started with this part of SQL Server.  Read more...
By Jessica M. Moss 2014/07/04 (first published: 2010/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Stairway to Biml Level 5 - Biml Language Elements

In the next level of the Stairway to Biml, we breakdown the various elements in a Biml file to help you understand what parts of the files are used to control the package generation.  Read more...
By Reeves Smith, Andy Leonard 2014/07/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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The SSIS Data Pump - Level 2 of the Stairway to Integration Services

Learn the basics of data flow in SSIS with the data pump in this second installment of our series designed to teach you about Integration Services.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2014/06/27 (first published: 2011/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Stairway to SQL Server Virtualization

Virtualization is becoming more and more common, and without an understanding how virtualization works, the DBA will have blind spots when attempting to resolving performance issues, such as reduce resource contention, or improve the backup and restore operations, and so on.   Read more...

Stairway to T-SQL: Beyond The Basics Level 7: Controlling the Flow of Your T-SQL

When you are writing TSQL code there are times when you want to perform the same logic over and over again. To accomplish this you can used the WHILE keyword. There are other times when you want to perform a conditional test and depending on the results of the test you execute one code block for the TRUE condition and possibly a different code block when the condition is FALSE. When you need to conditionally execute code based on the outcome of a condition you can used the IF keyword. In this Stairway level I will be discussing how to use the WHILE and IF constructs to control the flow of your TSQL code.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2014/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Security Level 2: Authentication

Authentication is the first step in letting a principal get access to an instance of SQL Server, essentially resolving the question, Who are you? In this stairway level you’ll learn about the basics of authentication and the authentication options available. This level covers logins and users and you’ll learn about the password policies that can help strengthen SQL Server authentication.  Read more...
By Don Kiely 2014/06/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Database Source Control Level 2: Getting a Database into Source Control

In this level, we're going to continue the philosophy of learning by example, and get a database into our SVN repository. We will also consider our overall approach to source control for databases, and the manner in which our team will develop these databases, concurrently.  Read more...
By Dave Green 2014/06/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL Server Security Level 1: Overview of SQL Server Security

The ubiquity of databases and the potentially valuable information stored in them makes them attractive targets for people who want to steal data or harm its owner by tampering with it. Making sure that your data is secure is a critical part of configuring SQL Server and developing applications that use it to store data.  Read more...
By Don Kiely 2014/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQLCLR Level 3: Security (General and SAFE Assemblies)

In the third level of our Stairway to SQLCLR, we look at the various mechanisms in place to help us control Security. In this Level we will focus on SAFE mode and see how secure SQLCLR is by default.  Read more...
By Solomon Rutzky 2014/05/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Deployment and Execution – Step 18 of the Stairway to Integration Services

In the next installment of the stairway to integration services, Andy Leonard looks at deploying and executing the package on an instance of SQL Server.  Read more...
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 7: SQL Server PowerShell and the Basics of SMO

In this level we begin our journey into the SQL Server SMO space. SMO stands for Shared Management Objects and is a library written in .NET for use with SQL Server. The SMO library is available when you install SQL Server Management Tools or you install it separately.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2014/05/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 1: Getting Started with PowerPivot and DAX

Learning DAX is easy once you install the PowerPivot for Excel 2010 add-in and get practical exposure to using functions, operators and values in DAX formulas. Bill Pearson, business intelligence architect and author, kicks off another Stairway series designed to get you using DAX and PowerPivot quickly to provide actionable business intelligence in your own environment.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2014/05/07 (first published: 2011/12/21) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 6: PowerShell Modules

In this level, we will walk through creating and using modules for PowerShell. Modules are simply a collection of functions that are most likely related to each other and packaged in a way that allow you to import them as a group.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2014/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Database Source Control Level 1: Setting Up For Database Source Control

The first level of this stairway introduces the basics of source control, some common technologies and technologies, and demonstrates how to start versioning a SQL Server database.  Read more...
By Dave Green 2014/04/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Database Source Control

The goal of this Stairway series is to provide a brief, practical and systematic guide to source controlling your SQL Server databases, so that you can then manage your ongoing development and deployment from a known version, within source control.  Read more...
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