Replication's Horizontal and Vertical Partitioning Capabilities

There are times that you may find yourself on a project where you have one data source and need to publish to many subscribing databases. Often times, Replication is not looked at as a viable solution to achieving this goal. For this project, Demico and Lynn will demonstrate the way we utilized the Horizontal and Vertical partitioning capabilities that Microsoft has added to the Replication utility.

Using Exotic Joins in SQL - Part 2

In the previous article, you saw how the BETWEEN operator could be used in joins to solve problems dealing with range-based data. In this article, Chris Cubley will show you how to take joins even further by using multiple criteria in joins as well as using the greater than, less than, and not equals operators in joins.

Managing Jobs - Part 1

How many jobs do you have? 10? 100? 1000? Andy makes the point that what works to manage for a small number of jobs doesn't work when that number doubles or triples (well, unless you only had 1 job to start with!). In part one of two, this article looks at ideas for using categories and naming conventions to get things under control.

Freeware: Terminator Opens Gigabyte Files Easily

Ever tried to open 1 Gig ASCII file with Notepad? WordPad? Do you remember ASCII codes of Tab and Carriage Return? Enter Terminator; huge ASCII file viewer and BCP helper. Terminator reads top 10 (and more if asked) records of ASCII file of any size. It detects record terminators and calculates current cursor position (field offset) and length of selected area (field length). Best of all, it's free!

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