Cade Bryant

Modified sp_who - more info & extra parameter

This procedure, sp_who3, is based on the system-supplied sp_who2, but is modified to return the actual text of the commands executed by each spid.  Very helpful for troubleshooting!  In addition, I have added a @hostname parameter to allow the user the option of viewing activity originating from only one computer, if desired.

2004-05-06

628 reads

Parsing an IP address into its separate octets

IP addresses are represented as xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is an integer between 0 and 255.  Each three-digit integer is called an octet, and all IP addresses comprise four octets.Help-desk applications and administrative tools often store the IP addresses for a company's PCs in a database.  An IP address can be represented either as a single […]

2.5 (2)

2004-02-25

784 reads

Creating a Dynamic Crosstab Query

Crosstab queries (also called "pivot tables") in which you know beforehand the number of column values to aggregate by, can easily be performed in T-SQL using CASE statements wrapped in the SUM function.  Where things get tricky, however, is when you don't know how many aggregation values exist, and you are required to write a […]

5 (1)

2003-09-26

2,780 reads

A faster way to count rows in a table

SQL Server includes the COUNT function for counting a table's rows - however, it can be slow.  Although querying the "rows" column from the sysindexes table is faster, it is not always accurate (e.g., if a bulk load process has recently taken place).  In addition, you would not be able to use this method in […]

1.33 (3)

2003-09-11

381 reads

A more efficient ForEach routine

SQL 2000's sp_MSForEachDB and sp_MSForEachTable are useful procedures for performing operations against multiple objects; however, they aren't always extremely efficient, because internally they use cursors to do their work.These 2 sprocs, sp_ForEachDB and sp_ForEachTable, perform many of the same tasks as their Microsoft-shipped twins, but run faster because they dynamically build the SQL string without […]

5 (1)

2003-08-19

2,199 reads

Blogs

First Time Speaking at PASS Summit

By

This week, I filmed my experience as a first time speaker at PASS Summit...

Azure SQL Best Practices?

By

A way to enforce good practice and standards is by Azure Policy. As stated...

Azure Data Studeo- Nov 2019 Release

By

SQL Server Management studio is now can be installed separately not part of SQL...

Read the latest Blogs

Forums

0 Rows Affected - Requires a value Returned

By Buddy84

Hi, I'm currently using Zabbix Monitoring and when connecting via ODBC, I'm executing the...

multi-subnet failover sql cluster

By vsamantha35

Hi All, Have a question related for multi-subnet AG. Trying to understand behaviour of...

Multi select parameter does not work in WHERE clause

By CopWorker

Hello, I´m using a SyBase SQL Anywhere 17 Database. Then I want to create...

Visit the forum

Ask SSC

SQL Server Q&A from the SQLServerCentral community

Get answers