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)
Fill in another bit of your T-SQL knowledge about STR(). It right justifies, rounds, and controls the output width of columns. Sounds perfect but here's why you might not want to use it.
2019-04-26 (first published: 2010-12-15)
Fill in another bit of your T-SQL knowledge by learning how to quickly group ranges of contiguous dates without RBAR.
2019-04-19 (first published: 2010-12-07)
Fill in another bit of your T-SQL knowledge by learning how to sort a result set by the proper month order, but use the month name instead.
2019-04-12 (first published: 2010-11-15)
For today's Friday poll we have a guest editorial from Jeff Moden. The head of the anti-RBAR alliance has spent a lot of time trying to help others write better T-SQL and solve their problems with code that performs well. However this Friday Jeff asks about the CLR and how you are using it, or not using it, in the real world.
2017-08-11 (first published: 2009-12-11)
He admits it wasn't his idea but his head sure wishes it was. SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden explains a wonderful, super simple, very high performance formula that will calculate ISO Week Numbers. If you're "stuck" with SQL Server 2005 or less, you're going to like this a whole lot!
2015-10-23 (first published: 2013-04-08)
It's an old problem with a solution that's nearly as old. SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden shows us the old trick mixed with a slick trick to format the duration as extended hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds.
2015-04-03 (first published: 2014-01-16)
SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden shows us a new very high performance method to convert an "Adjacency List" to “Nested Sets” on a million node hierarchy in less than a minute and 100,000 nodes in just seconds. Not surprisingly, the "steroids" come in a bottle labeled "Tally Table".
2014-09-19 (first published: 2012-11-13)