I’ve grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It’s a fairly human look at what’s involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine…
Loads of TSQL Tuesdays
Years ago the TSQL Tuesday party was started by Adam Machanic (b|t). The premise of the monthly event is to get people a topic each month to try and ease some of the difficulty with writing (figuring out what to write) and to get more involved in the community. The party started in December 2009 and is now embarking on the 10th year. The party is running strong and will likely continue for many years to come.
I have personally participated in quite a large number of these events. I am far from a perfect participation record like Rob Farley (b | t) but I do participate when I can. Every now and again I think about what I might have participated in or what I have written in the past for a TSQL Tuesday. This post will serve as a table of contents for all of those articles. This is to help make it easier to find for me (as well as give me a chance to review and fix problems from really old posts). This post will provide a quick synopsis of my article (if one exists) along with topic and links to original invite and roundups for the monthly party.
T-SQL Tuesday #001: Date/Time Tricks (Dec. 2009)
My Article: N/A
T-SQL Tuesday #002: A Puzzling Situation (January 2010)
My Article: TSQL Tuesday – But I was late
This was the first time I participated in TSQL Tuesday. I was very new to the blogging concept – and it shows. The puzzling problem I encountered in the article was a fun little job that kept giving different results than running the same code from SSMS. Check it out!
T-SQL Tuesday #003: RELATIONSHIPS (February 2010)
My Article: Relationships
I covered all sorts of different relationships that affect SQL Server from work, to marital, to table relationships in a database. It all ties together in requiring an individual to constantly tune the different types of relationships.
T-SQL Tuesday #004: IO (March 2010)
My Article: IO IO IO
What if we could create a numbers table without IO? What if we could perform several different kinds of queries without IO? Itzik Ben Gan proposed a cascading CTE solution that does this sort of thing. This article shows that method in use to help improve certain IO conditions.
T-SQL Tuesday #005: Reporting (April 2010)
My Article: IP and Default Trace…T-SQL Tuesday #005
Having been introduced to a requirement to report on IP addresses of connections, I dive into a solution that will help show hostname, ip address and a few more tidbits.
When it is necessary to provide reports on activity occurring on the server, it pays to do a little prep work. Be Prepared. It is not an easy task to be able to go back in time and report on data that isn’t captured. The little prep work that one may need to do is well worth the effort in the end.
My 2nd Article: BLOB Report T-SQL Tuesday #005- Reporting
Learning how to decrypt the individual object sizes broken down into type and filegroup. Then report on the data that was retrieved from the DMOs.
T-SQL Tuesday #006: “What About BLOB?” (May 2010)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #006: A Blobbing We Will Go
In the DMVs for SQL 2005 and SQL 2008 there is more than one place you can find the information about the size of your LOB data? And it goes without saying that there is more than one way to find information about LOBs in your database.
T-SQL Tuesday #007 – Summertime in the SQL (June 2010)
My Article: Data Compression
I see database compression, as offered with SQL 2008, to be more like these file compression utilities than DriveSpace. Data compression in SQL 2008 is not an all or none implementation. You get to pick and choose what gets compressed. That is a big time bonus for me.
T-SQL Tuesday #008: Gettin’ Schooled
My Article: Gettin’ Skewled
I am learning that learning is not just formalized education in a classroom or in specific settings. There are things to be learned from all aspects of life. This can be learned if only a little observation is used.
T-SQL Tuesday #009: Beach Time (August 2010)
I hosted this particular event.
My Article: R & R
I find it completely useless to go on vacation if I am going to be checking email or project statuses every 10 minutes. There is no rest or relaxation in doing those things while I am supposed to be doing something else. Vacation should be fun and enjoyable. Thus, if I am to enjoy vacation, I need to do a few extra things in the office prior to leaving.
T-SQL Tuesday #010 – Indexes (September 2010)
My Article: TSQL Tuesday Indexes and Blobs
How does one find what columns were LOB columns in the database. I knew I had some past blog posts about various aspects of LOBs, but I had never broken it down to find the columns in the LOB. Even better was that I wanted to know what columns were in what index that were also a BLOB.
T-SQL Tuesday #011 – Misconceptions in SQL Server (October 2010)
My Article: A Haunting TSQL Tuesday Tale
I chose the myth that truncate is unrecoverable. Check it out and see how a truncate is most certainly capable of a rollback or being recoverable.
T-SQL Tuesday #012 – Why are DBA skills necessary? (November 2010)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #012 – Skills
As a DBA, we occasionally have the opportunity of attracting a new client or a new job or a new database. It seems that more often than not, some of the skills requisite (at least they should be) of owning a database are missing. (Nunchuku skills could come in handy from time to time too!)
T-SQL Tuesday #13 – What the Business Says Is Not What the Business Wants (December 2010)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #13 – Business Requirements
I think a common area that is easily overlooked when it comes to requirements and interpretation of requirements is report creation. A common problem is that there are no defined or written requirements for the creation of a report.
T-SQL Tuesday #014 – RESOLUTIONS (January 2011)
My Article: TSQL Tuesday 14: Committed
This month was all about resolutions and goals. My list of goals were pretty good and entirely profession based.
T-SQL Tuesday #015 – Automation in SQL Server (February 2011)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #15 DBA Automaton
I shared a script that will load a sample of data from every table in every database for every column and give you the length of the pertinent columns (I have excluded obvious columns such as numeric types and certain LOB types).
T-SQL Tuesday #016 – Aggregate Functions (March 2011)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #016: Aggregates and Statistics
Super geeky article on stats, quartiles and the like. For my data analysis and trending, I wanted to find a simple distribution across quartiles.
T-SQL Tuesday #017 – APPLY Knowledge (April 2011)
Invitation and roundup – unavailable on origin site.
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #17 – APPLY Knowledge
In this article I take an unexpected twist in my application of the APPLY operator. In that twist, I show a quick and simple script to grab role members.
T-SQL Tuesday #018 – CTEs (May 2011)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #18 – CTEs
I shared a rather complex series of CTEs that are used in the same way a hierarchy and ancestry tree would be generated – except for Foreign Key relationships. That script was a load of fun.
T-SQL Tuesday #019 – Disasters and Recovery (June 2011)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #19 – Disasters & Recovery
Who needs a single disaster when you can enjoy multiple disasters in a single sitting? I share three different types of disasters. I am sure many have had experiences with all three and probably many more types of disasters.
T-SQL Tuesday #020 – T-SQL Best Practices (July 2011)
My Article: N/A
I missed the announcement or something like that.
T-SQL Tuesday #021 – A Day Late and Totally Full Of It. (Aug. 2011)
Invitation and roundup.
My Article: TSQL Tuesday 21 – FAIL FAIL FAIL
I don’t hide much as I share my feelings about crap code and then show my own crap code followed by a little bit of explanation on an improved version of the same code.
T-SQL Tuesday #022 – Data Presentation (September 2011)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #22 – Data Presentation
I chose to touch on several aspects of data presentation – Performance, Accuracy, Display, and Business Requirements.
T-SQL Tuesday #023 – Joins (October 2011)
My Article: N/A
D’oh – missed another one in 2011.
T-SQL Tuesday #024 – Prox ‘n’ Funx (November 2011)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #024: Prox ‘n’ Funx
Big takeaway from this month was the value of a very good string splitter.
T-SQL Tuesday #025 – Invitation to Share Your Tricks (Dec. 2011)
My Article: T-SQL Tuesday #025 – Holiday Gifts
In the spirit of the Holidays, I wanted to share some tricks and tips. They can be my gifts to you during the holidays. And maybe they can help you give to somebody else.
T-SQL Tuesday #026 – Second Chances (January 2012)
My Article: TSQL Tuesday #26 or #23 – Identity Crisis
Having missing TSQLTuesday 23 and the topic being about Second Chances, I chose to write about JOINs and sort of fulfilling the requirements for both TSQL Tuesdays in one shot.
T-SQL Tuesday #027 – Invitation to The Big Data Valentine’s Edition (February 2012)
My Article: N/A
After that second chance I blew it the very next month. Luckily I have a good reason – Valentines Day!
T-SQL Tuesday #028 – Jack of All Trades or Master of None (March 2012)
Invitation and no roundup.
This one brings up bad memories of when as the DBA it was also required to be the janitor.
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What is T-SQL Tuesday?
T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog party hosted by a different blogger each month. This blog party was started by Adam Machanic (blog|twitter). You can take part by posting your own participating post that fits the topic of the month and follows the requirements below. Additionally, if you are interested in hosting a future T-SQL Tuesday, contact Steve Jones via the tsqltuesday website – here.
How to Participate
- Your post must be published between 00:00 GMT Tuesday and 00:00 GMT Wednesday.
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