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Create an audit trigger on a table

Sometimes you need an audit trigger on a table. I have created a generic trigger that will work for (almost)every table. if the audit table is not there yet, It will copy the table structure (but strip identity attributes) and put all the data in an AUDIT_ table.I believe this will work for almost every […]

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2004-09-02

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Restore Backup and all TRANLOGS in a specific DIR

Many DBA's have a Maintenance plan running that creates a backup every night and a transaction log backup every hour.Restoring them to another server (for whatever reason) can be a tedious job. That is why I wrote this T-SQL script.It will read the contents of a backup directory created by the maintenance plan and create […]

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2004-06-25

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Stored Proc with optional parameters

Sometimes people want a Stored Proc with optional parameters. A lot of times people will use a coalesce for this. The problem with optional paremeters is that the query plan will never be an exact mach for that specific query. ( You never know what paremeters are filled..... )To solve this problem look at the […]

2002-12-06

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Using a MEMORY table as an array

I liked the script of using a table as an array. But Didn't liked the cursor in it so I rewrote the script so that it uses a memory table.I tested it in the Query analyzer and this one is indeed faster. So all the people out there yelling that a memory table is faster […]

2002-08-07

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