Recently Steve Jones noticed that someone wanted to use a UDF to enforce uniqueness. No big deal, right? Well this person wanted to enforce uniqueness based on some other column value. A bit of a challenge, but this article presents a couple ways to handle this.
This article introduces TSQLDoc, a Windows Script Host script that extracts procedure metadata and embedded documentation comments from Transact-SQL stored procedures, generates XML documentation for every stored procedure in a database and optionally transforms the XML document into HTML or other format using XSLT.
Get a sneak peak of some of the sections from Start to Finish Guide to SQL Server Performance Monitor. Find out what counters to watch and what their thresholds are.
This article explains how orphan users get created, and provides you with troubleshooting information. A bonus stored procedure called ShowOrphanUsers is included, that goes and searches all the databases and generates a complete list of orphan users.
This article shows you how to design the storage for email addresses, how to validate email addresses, how to retrieve demographic information from email addresses efficiently, using computed columns and indexes. It also covers the security aspect of dealing with email addresses.