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Free Encryption

Free SQL Server 2000 Encryption for your data!!! Author Michael Coles has put together a tolljit and some XPs that you can use to encrypt your data with the Blowfish algorithm. It is hard to write good applications that encrpyt data and manage the keys and security. This will give you a great headstart on protecting your data.

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SQL 2000 DBA Toolkit Part 1

SQL Server 2005 builds some great encryption tools into the product, but what if you are stuck with SQL Server 2000? SQL Server expert Michael Coles brings us the first part of a series along with a free toolkit to manage encryption and keys.

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The Hazards of IT

Are you taking care of yourself as an IT professional? We try to cover all aspects of your SQL Server career here, not just the technical stuff. Longtime SQL Server guru Michael Coles brings us some health tips in an interview with Dr. Jerry Sanders

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2008-05-23 (first published: )

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Gotcha! SQL Aggregate Functions and NULL

Working with NULL functions can be tricky in T-SQL and SQL Server 2000. If you add in aggregates, you need to be sure you understand what the behavior will be or you might report incorrect values to a user. Michael Coles has written a new article that talks about how NULL affects your results.

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2008-04-04 (first published: )

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Four Rules for NULLs

In SQL Server 2000 or any relational database, the concept of NULL can be both confusing and hazardess to your employment. Not understanding how to work with NULLs can lead to incorrect responses to queries and poor business decisions being made. New author Michael Coles brings us four rules that can help you work with NULL values in your tables.

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2008-03-28 (first published: )

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Updated SQL Injection

SQL injection has been a hot topic the last couple years and there are some great articles at SQLServerCentral.com on this topic. Michael Coles brings us an updated look at this SQL Server security issue with some new examples you might not have previously thought.

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2008-03-21 (first published: )

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NULL Versus NULL?

Dealing with NULL data is something that often confuses new SQL Server developers, but even experienced DBAs might not understand all the intricacies of NULL operations. In a follow up to his highly acclaimed Four Rules of Null article, Michael Coles brings us a few new
tricks with NULLs.

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2008-01-25 (first published: )

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SQL 2005: Enter XML

SQL Server 2005 has greatly expanded the capabilities of SQL Server in many different areas. One of those that has matured greatly is the integration of XML data inside SQL Server. Longtime writer and guru Michael Coles brings us the first part of a two part series on XML ion SLQ Server 2005.

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CREATE TABLE Customer
(
    CustomerID INT NULL,
    FirstName NVARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
    LastName NVARCHAR(50) NULL,
    Email NVARCHAR(100) NOT NULL,
CONSTRAINT CustomerPK PRIMARY KEY (CustomerID, LastName)
);


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