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Converting Binary data to a Hex Character String

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Occassionally you might want to convert a binary number into some printable string.   This would allow you display some meaning fully numbers hex characters, instead of just some unreadable garbage.  This script takes a binary field, of basically any length, and converts it, character by character, to a character string.  The character string will contain […]

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2002-11-07

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sp_DBCompare

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This simple script make a comparison between two given database. It compare: The table present in both database            The data type, lenght, nullability, precision for each table.            The object present in both database. The StoredProc is able to compare database across different server, simple make […]

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2002-10-31

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Latest DTS Package Log

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This script returns the latest package log for the DTS package specified in the @package_name variable.  The interface for viewing DTS package logs through Enterprise Manager is limited in the fact that it doesn't provide textual descriptions of the values for the Step Execute Status and Step Execute Results.  This makes it difficult to trace […]

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2002-10-22

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Get Number of Days in month

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Have seen existing scripts to work out number of days in month. They tend to work out the month, and then whether it's a leap year.Another approach is to take the date passed in, find the first day of the next month, and then use Datadd to take off one day, ie: last day of […]

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2002-10-17

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Create And Execute Table Script (SQL Server 2000)

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This SP will only work on SQL Server 2000 and can be placed in your master database. sp_CreateAndExecTableScript is designed to script one table and create an identical table. I designed it to use with DTS packages so that I can create an identical table with a different name, pump data into the table and […]

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2002-10-15

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Inserting Transaction Marks

When is a transaction mark first inserted into the msdb.dbo.logmarkhistory table?

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