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When SQL Server Performance Goes Bad: Implicit Conversions

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When you're developing a database, the pressure is on to get something that works, using an efficient algorithm. When you are getting close to a release candidate, however, there are some programming habits that must be removed from the code, because they can cause unexpected performance problems. In this article, you'll learn how to detect and remove one such problem: reliance on implicit datatype conversions in your queries. We'll use a combination of plan cache queries, extended events, and SQL Monitor.


Using Filters to Fine-tune Redgate Database Deployments

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Filters are used by Redgate's SQL Compare, SQL Source Control, DLM Dashboard, and SQL Change Automation. A typical use for a filter is to work on just one schema within a database or just a limited set of tables and routines. You would also want to use a filter to exclude certain object, such as database users, from comparisons. Phil Factor explains how they work, and how to create, edit and then use them within the various Redgate tools.


Introducing SQL Change Automation 4.3

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The latest version of SQL Change Automation now integrates with SQL Clone to let you use a snapshot of your database’s schema as a baseline. This simplifies migration development in complex databases, avoiding problems like invalid objects or circular dependencies, and you can verify migration scripts on a copy of the currently released database.



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