The XML features of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2000 and the subsequent XML for SQL Server 2000 Web releases enable a whole new class of XML-aware applications. This article shows you how to improve the performance of this new feature.
In this product review Andy takes a look at Data Compare, the second of three products in the SQL Bundle available from Red-Gate software. It's a very handy program that lets you compare data between two tables and optionally generate sql statements to syncronize the data. An interesting alternative to replication!
One of the largest security "issues" in SQL Server 7.0 is that a user must be in the SysAdmin role to run the BULK INSERT command. This article by Paul Ibison shows you a workaround.
Microsoft® SQL Server 2000 introduced several new features for querying database tables and receiving the results as an XML document. Web release 1 of SQLXML (XML for SQL Server) added Updategrams and XML Bulk Load functionality, as well as a host of other features to the SQL Server 2000 base.
One of the most pain-staking tasks a developer and DBA must often accomplish is to create an install procedure for the database. This involves creating the necessary DDL to create the tables, relationships and indexes. Inevitably in this process you forget about the data. AutoInserts to the rescue!