Generate views to correct the column collation on a target DB's tables automatically

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You find you are querying a vendor supported database where you're not allowed to make any collation changes, and which has a weird collation setup: default DB collation that matches your server and other databases all character related columns are explicitly a different collation that does not match your DB or server collation Rather than […]

2019-07-05 (first published: )

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Looking at VIEWs, Close Up

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Views in SQL can be difficult. It isn't easy to judge when to use them, It isn't always obvious how to determine if a view can be indexed or if it is updateable. Joe Celko takes a tricky topic and comes up with some helpful guidelines.


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