Look at the progress we've got in SQL over the years! what used to be 13 years ago a short inline formula using system functions and integer arithmetic is now implemented with a recursive CTE combined with a string comparison in WHERE clause, which adds huge computing overheads caused by collation rules. No wonder no server is big enough nowadays for a data warehouse of a size larger than an Excel spreadsheet. And no wonder MS are making so much money from Azure service - every solution like the one above adds a good buck to their bill, and man - aren't they all over the places?
Oh lordy! After reading that, I almost killed myself by trying to hold it in. Gotta let it go!
BWAAAAA-HAAAAAA-HAAAAA-HAAAAA! HOOOOOOOOOIEEEEEEEEE!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!
Thanks for the laugh, Sergiy! Needed it especially after this migration thing they did.
is pronounced "ree-bar
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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
"If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8
is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉
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