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“Included columns” for non-clustered indexes explained

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Microsoft SQL Server has the feature to use “Included columns” for the creation of non-clustered indexes. This feature and its benefits and disadvantages will be explained in the following article. Included columns can be used to create a covering indexes without including all the data into the key columns. This covering index has the advantage […]

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2019-09-17

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Managing SQL Server containers using Docker SDK for Python - Part 2

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There are multiple ways to interact with the Docker daemon, as command line client API or GUI based tools like Kitematic. Docker also provides a SDK for Go and Python,  this SDK can be used to create and manage Docker containers the same way it works with the Docker engine API.

2019-09-16 (first published: )

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Some T-SQL INSERTs DO Follow the Fill Factor! (SQL Oolie)

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With origins from the world of “Submarine ‘Dolphin’ Qualification” questions, an “Oolie” is a difficult question to answer, or the knowledge or fact needed to answer such a question, that may or may not pertain to one's duties but tests one's knowledge of a system or process to the limit. Introduction Contrary to what many […]

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2019-08-08

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A Step by Step Guide to the Availability Group (AG) Listener

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Availability databases hosted on SQL Server Always On Availability Groups (AG) can be connected using a unique Virtual Network Name (VNN), called the Availability Group Listener. When an Availability Group is enabled, clients can connect to databases in both primary and secondary replicas without explicitly specifying the SQL Server instance name. You don’t even need […]

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2019-07-02

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