In Unix, a timestamp is a whole number that represents a date and time. Learn how we can convert those correctly in SQL Server.
2022-11-15 (first published: 2022-09-14)
Many people have used a "Numbers" or "Tally" table without really knowing what it does. This is an introduction as to how a Tally table replaces a loop.
2022-09-05 (first published: 2008-05-07)
An "old" subject is revisted where "newbies" can learn the methods and veteran users can get more performance out of the code.
2021-11-23 (first published: 2008-08-19)
What's the true and permanent cost of lowering the Fill Factor of an index in SQL Server? It's a lot more than many people think. 9 year SQL Server MVP veteran, Jeff Moden, demonstrates how to calculate the extra space that will be used by lowering the Fill Factor and saved by increasing it.
2021-05-28 (first published: 2019-09-03)
Many people have published high performance, read-less, Inline Table Valued functions that use Itzik Ben-Gan's wonderful "Virtual Numbers Table" to replace WHILE loops and other forms of RBAR. This one is Jeff Moden's version.
2019-08-13 (first published: 2019-08-04)