Chris Cathers

Searching the FileSystem

SQL Server excels at storing and retrieving data, especially in the area of reporting on this data. Chris Cathers has come up with a great solution for gathering and reporting on the filesystem on his network, enabling him to help out his local sysadmins.

2004-10-25

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Custom String Functions

SQL Server's Data Transformation Services (DTS) is a fantastic tool for importing data from any type of source. However even with this tool, you sometimes need more flexibility than it appears to have, especially if the data formats are unknown far enough in advance. New author Chris Cathers has developed a technique that allows him to be extremely flexible without causing too many headaches down the road.

2004-10-18

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