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relatively simple mode, median, mean

Here's a sample script to help you get some generic mode, median, and mean statistics for something. In my example, I'm getting the number of days something takes to start and stop some task. The idea is that I'd have a fairly short list of jobs, and record would record the job id, and start/stop […]

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2006-08-17 (first published: )

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Change column collations back to database default

This script will create a single-line ALTER TABLE statement for each column in any table to change the collation to match the 'database default'. This is best accomplished in the Query Analyzer -- simply run the script, select all the records, and paste them into a new window to run them.

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2005-12-29 (first published: )

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Large auto-job-creation script for adding backups

This script creates a stored proc that was intended to run from a trigger on the master..sysdatabases for each database creation. Alas. It will create three jobs for each database you apply it to. First, it'll create a job to run a full backup each Sun, at 5am (see below). Those backups will be retained […]

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2004-12-16 (first published: )

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