Mala Mahadevan

My name is Malathi, a.k.a Mala - I am a DBA turned BI/Data Science person, working with SQL Server since 6.5. I am also founder of the Louisville SQL Server user group, organizer of 8 SQL Saturdays, Regional mentor for northeast, and 14-year PASS conference attendee. In my spare time I love to garden, travel, read, paint, and do yoga.

Blog Post

Introducing ScriptDOM

I’ve been meaning to get a series of blog posts started on this topic. A twitter conversation from yesterday finally pushed me to it. Last year, I was tasked...

2022-02-04 (first published: )

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SQLServerCentral Article

Formatting T-SQL Scripts using ScriptDOM and PowerShell

Well-formatted scripts are always easier to maintain and enhance readability to high degree. Formatting standards are an important part of coding standards anywhere and if not, they need to be. If there are a large number of scripts this can add up to a significant amount of time needed to maintain them. It is also […]

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2021-08-27

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Crocs and Naps….

I was planning a blog post for a TSQL2sday..instead would up writing an obituary blog post for a dear friend who passed on yesterday. Brian Moran was among the...

2021-07-23 (first published: )

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Data dictionary script

I restarted speaking with New Stars of Data today – I gave a talk on Database documentation. Below is the script I created to pull metadata into an excel...

2021-03-16 (first published: )

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Old but not gone…

I am part of a weekly talk show we run at the TriPASS user group, called ‘Shop Talk’. Shop Talk was the brainchild of Kevin Feasel, our key user...

2021-02-25 (first published: )

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Blogs

Friday Flyway Tips–Quick Command Line Access

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One of the things I had to do recently in a demo was access...

A New Word: Aesthosis

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aesthosis– n. the state of feeling trapped inside your own subjective tastes – not...

A First Look at Redgate’s Subsetter

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I have been a proponent of subsetting databases in dev/test for a long time....

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Forums

Linked Server Connection Issue

By dinomike20

Hi all, I have 2 SQL servers on different domains (lets call them SQL-A...

Frustrated trying to get Cross DB Access by Signing SP with Certificate

By Ken McKelvey

Maybe it is lack of caffeine, but I cannot see why the following test...

SSIS Execute Package Fail in SSMS but Agent Job Succeeds

By jerryszz

Hello, I created a SSIS package to transfer data from an XML file to...

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Question of the Day

Writing to Clones

I run this code on SQL Server 2019:

DBCC CLONEDATABASE(imdb, imdb_dev)
I then change to the cloned database, imdb_dev, and run some queries. I then run this code while testing:
INSERT dbo.Title (TitleID, Title, DateReleased) VALUES (3234, 'Maestro', '2023')
GO
What happens?

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