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Table Design

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If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Ron

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Nice question, thanks.
I had to read it a few times...


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This is a great question. Even though I knew SQL Server will re-arrange fixed width columns first and the variable columns last, I was unable to get this right.

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Thank you for qotd. I really learnt something new and useful.
I should read it 10 times carefully, but at last, when I understand that the goal of qotd was to save space on disk I answered quickly 'c40'.
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good question

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Excellent question today - thanks Ron.
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Excellent question. Thanks
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Thank-you for this great question! Because I started off with main-frame COBOL, I went with common sense (even before the SQL mind took over) and came to the conclusion that the last column, if kept NULL will provide with the maximum savings.

Once again, thank-you, and have a great day!

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Jamie Longstreet-481950 Posted Today @ 4:28 AM
Other than speaking of your own expertise, what is there to convince a developer to follow these obscure rules...


Least anyone feels that it is my own expertise, let me forcefully point out that I found this gem of information by reading a blog posting by Kimberly L. Tripp (link included in the justification for the correct answer).
I hope that this question introduces many to use all the resources available to them, SqlServerCentral, Books On Line, among the obvious and the not so obvious, blog postings of many highly qualified individuals to delve deeper into the inner workings of SQL Server.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Ron

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Guessed the correct answer for the right reasons. Had to read it a few times to understand what was being asked. I learned something new here. Nice question!
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