SQL 2000 DBA Toolkit Part 4

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  • Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Thanks, enjoy!

  • FYI to Everyone:

    Steve has made the source code (VC++ 7.1 solution) for this project available in a ZIP file from http://www.sqlservercentral.com/products/mcoles/default.asp.

    Compilation of some parts requires Boost Library source (in particular the Regular Expression extended procedures require Boost).  Boost source is available for free download at http://www.boost.org/.

    If you do download and compile the source, I highly recommend downloading the latest Platform SDK from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A55B6B43-E24F-4EA3-A93E-40C0EC4F68E5&displaylang=en.

    I've also been asked several times about the license for this toolkit.  Here it is:

    DBA Toolkit License

    The DBA Toolkit is composed of my original source code, and/or other source code that the original authors have placed in the public domain.  Credit has been given throughout the source code to those original authors, and their original licensing agreements have been maintained in the source code where appropriate.

    You are free to use this source code and binaries however you want, modify it however you like, and use it for any purpose you like, personal or commercial.  All I ask is two things:

    1.  If you redistribute the source code, modified or unmodified, give me a shout out in the comments or something

    2.  If you do something really cool and make big and/or useful improvements, consider sharing it with the rest of the world (this is not mandatory, but it is the nice thing to do).  I'm particularly interested in the improvements people make to the source, and always appreciate the feedback.

    Obviously the Boost Library is covered by Boost's own licensing agreement which you will need to observe if you decide to use the portions of code that interface with it (the Regular Expression functionality).  And Microsoft has their own licensing agreements you might need to review when before distributing programs compiled using the Platform SDK.

  • First of let me say I downloaded these tools and installe them on a SQL 2000 server and absolutely love the functions that this tool kit provides.  Because of the strong repertoire of tools has anyone done any work in developing MS SQL Server extended stored procedures using asymmetic encryption?

  • Hi Patrick,

    I haven't personally done anything with asymmetric encryption on SQL 2000 yet.  Most likely I won't, but that doesn't mean someone else out there hasn't, or won't.


  • I guess the source is no longer available since that link is now dead?

  • Hi Mike,

    We're experimenting with phonetic functions and ran into an issue on 64 bit systems since the code posted has DLLs compiled on 32-bit. Can you post the source code so we can try it out on x64?



  • Hi Mike,

    I see the link to the source is no longer valid 🙁 We are trying to deploy in an environment using a mix of SQL2K through SQL2K8 and have run into an issue in 2K that can cause an exception in the server (still not sure of the full data contents). However, since our DBA is looking forward and quoting Microsoft that future deployment should be in CLR,

    a) can we get another link to the original source


    b) are there any plans for a CLR version (using the xp's is significantly simpler from a code generation perspective)


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