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The Record That Never Existed (as a committed row)

Introduction According to the official documentation, the READ COMMITTED isolation level “specifies that statements cannot read data that has been modified but not committed by other transactions”. So, one could think that a record returned under this isolation level existed in the committed state at the time of reading. In this article, I am going […]

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A Plunge Into TOP

Introduction TOP is one of the many syntactical operators available in T-SQL and at a first view, it could seem very simple and not particularly interesting. According to the official documentation, it “limits the rows returned in a query result set to a specified number of rows or percentage of rows”. The following is the […]

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