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Reindex Procedure with a Twist (or two)

We’ve all seen reindex procedures that rebuild all indexes in a database or all indexes in a database which have less than a specified ScanDensity. This one goes a few steps further. First, the DBA can specify a ScanDensity_Threshold (a min value for ScanDensity), plus a Limit (qty or %). If you specify a ScanDensity_Threshold […]

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Julian and Gregorian Conversion Functions

After seeing a thread in the forums about converting a Julian date to Gregorian, I decided to write these functions. There are two functions in the script, getJulian and getGregorian. getJulian accepts a datetime parameter and returns the Julian date as an integer. getGregorian accepts an integer and returns the Gregorian date as datetime. A […]

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2004-10-18 (first published: )

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Automated Azure SQL VM Patching

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