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Function to Split a Delimited String into a Table

This function splits a delimited string (up to 4000 characters long) into a single column table. The delimiter can be specified at the time of execution. If not specified, the delimiter defaults to a comma. The default length of each value is 100, but that can easily be changed.An example for usage:DECLARE @string NVARCHAR(4000)DECLARE @instruments […]

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2007-05-25 (first published: )

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Drop a Column and its Constraints and Indexes

Drops the specified column from the specified table as well as any constraints and indexes that depend on the column. By default the script will just find the corresponding column, constraints, and indexes.Comes in handy for patching databases.

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2007-01-24 (first published: )

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Backup any/all Databases (Native AND LiteSpeed friendly)

This script can run backups for any/all databases using both SQL native and Quest's SQL LiteSpeed product. It includes options for Complete (Full), Differential, and Transaction Log backups (File and File Group backups will be coming soon). It will also clean up old backups and the msdb tables accordingly.See script for a full parameter list.NOTE: […]

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2006-10-25 (first published: )

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Function to return the SQL Build Number

This function returns the SQL Build Number as a nvarchar(20) string. i.e. '8.00.760' @@Version is great, but super long, and the formatting of the string has changed over the years. This helps me find out what build of SQL I'm working on in a quick and efficient manner. The script includes the drop statement as […]

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2006-08-09 (first published: )

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Function to return the SQL Version Number

This function returns the SQL Build Number as an int. i.e. 7, 8, or 9. @@Version is great, but super long, and the formatting of the string has changed over the years. This helps me find out what version of SQL I'm working on in a quick and efficient manner. The script includes the drop […]

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2006-08-08 (first published: )

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Stored Procedure to get Job History (with Steps)

This procedure returns the job history for any jobs run on a given day. The parameter should be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format surrounded by single quotes. I use it to produce a report of any jobs that failed on any given day.It should be created on the MSDB database.Example: EXEC usp_job_history '10/02/2004' This is my […]

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2004-10-04

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Inserting Transaction Marks

When is a transaction mark first inserted into the msdb.dbo.logmarkhistory table?

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