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Why Read-only Table Parameters is Not Enough

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In this article I discuss a new feature in SQL 2008, table-valued parameters and particularly the restriction that they have to be read-only. I argue that this makes this feature considerably less useful that it could be, and that in order to build scalable applications be able to pass read-write table parameters between stored procedures is essential.

2008-04-02

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SQL Server 2008 - The Power of Merge

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We have a first look at one of the features in SQL Server 2008 that was cut from SQL Server 2005, but which has been highly anticipated. How many times have you written an "insert new, update match" routine? Jacob Sebastion shows us easy this becomes with the new MERGE keyword in SQL Server 2008.

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2007-09-11

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Server Side Paging With SQL Server 2005

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One of the more common requests of an application working with SQL Server is to deal with pages, or sections, or data rather than an entire result set. Often an application retreives the entire result set and then only shows the user a few records, repeating the process with the next page. Regular columnist Jacob Sebastian brings us a more efficient method of implementing paging in SQL Server 2005.

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2007-08-29

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Getting Random Results

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One common need that DBAs run into is building a report that returns data in some random order. Especially if you're doing some type of contest, like giving something away at your User Group meeting. Andy Warren brings us a short article on this with a look at the performance impact of randomly ordering results.

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2007-08-23

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