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Getting A Clue About Your Databases


Getting A Clue About Your Databases

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Nice, useful article. Good scripts. Thanks.

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Great article, I really like your approach. Working in ETL, I too often have to look at unfamiliar data, with guidance that is missing or unreliable, and it's great having a toolkit to examine such data. I wrote some code that will examine a table and determine possible natural keys for it: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/scripts/T-SQL/62086/. You might want to consider adding it to your toolbelt. :-)

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Nice article...Smile



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Anirban Paul (1/9/2009)
Nice article...Smile


Just curious ! ! !

Why Anirban always had same response to all articles ?

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Each time you post on the forum you get a point, could be the reason.

Or it also could be to let a positive feedback for the author. Always feel good to know that you are doing something good even if it's only from few words.
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Well done!


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Good Article. One thing that we learned the hard way is that size doesn't always matter but often times volume does.

SOmething to keep in mind. Also something that was taken into account with SQL Server 2005's canned reports. Very useful when troubleshooting issues as you can see your index and table usage stat from a hits perspective as well as size.
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Great idea, great Article. Keep 'em coming!

5 stars!!



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I too am asked with some regularity to access data I know nothing about. This code will be very helpful. Poking around is not only tedious but dangerous, too.

Thanks for the code. Nicely done article.
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Super! I know I am going to use it someday. Thank you for all the work!



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