Matt

Matt Bowler is a DBA at Trade Me, and teaches database design and administration courses at the local institute of technology. A recent but avid discoverer of SQL Server, Matt is a regular contributor to forums at MSDN, Experts Exchange and SSC and he blogs at mattsql.wordpress.com.

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Conditional Aggregates

The Problem: A legacy table contains amounts and a char column indicating whether the amount is a credit or a...

2014-02-11 (first published: )

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Duplicate Statistics

The Setup:
Standard best practise is to have auto create and auto update statistics set for SQL Server databases. But there...

2013-09-03 (first published: )

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Question of the Day

Sensitivity Ranks

I want to use the ADD SENSITIVITY CLASSIFICATION DDL to mark some columns in my SQL Server 2022 database as PII. Can I use this code?

ADD SENSITIVITY CLASSIFICATION TO dbo.sales.price,
    dbo.sales.discount
WITH (
    LABEL = 'Highly Confidential',
    INFORMATION_TYPE = 'Financial',
    RANK = 'INTERNAL ONLY'
);

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