A very simple script that will first create a role (if it does not exist yet) and then grant full permissions on tables, views and stored procedures to the newly created role. Of course, you can add any filtering (i.e. grant permissions only for tables beginning with "abc") or grant partial permissions (SELECT or DELETE […]
The first part will create 2 stored procedures with self-explanatory names. The second is a standalone SQL that may be used in any stored procedure, script or DTS package.The generated string does not have any spaces and include only lower-case letters. To include anything else just change the boundaries for ASCII codes in the script.The […]
The objective is to find circular references in a single table related to itself. The script deals with a sample table Skills that have a SkilGUID (primary key) field and a SkilParentGUID field which is a foreign key to the record's parent from the same table. The number of levels in the hierarchy is not […]
The strength and holy grail of relational databases lies in the very name: relations. Microsoft has put a good deal of intelligence and cunning into query optimizations, caching, indexing and execution plans to make the process of finding related records even smoother and faster. This small article, however, will try to shatter the very sacred notion of relational databases.