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Bullett Manale

Next Webcast - Improve Database Performance by Tuning Problematic SQL Queries

Join us for this webcast as we demonstrate how SQL Diagnostic Manager identifies previously undetected performance issues, visualizes complex SQL queries, pinpoints root causes, and generates expert recommendations to tune the performance of SQL queries.

Author: Bullett Manale

Ben Snaidero

SQL Server Indexing Tutorial

Although there are many different things that can be done to improve the performance of a database system, creating indexes is the main tool in every DBA's toolbox that is used when we are trying to improve the performance of a query.

Author: Ben Snaidero


Secrets to Fast, Easy High Availability for SQL Server in Amazon Web Services

Moving SQL Server from an on-premises data center to a public cloud such as AWS can enable your business to be more agile and more responsive to changing market requirements and customer needs.

Author: SIOS

Pablo Echeverria

Increase PowerShell available commands in a SQL Server Agent Job step

In this tip we take a look at how you can use all PowerShell commands when using SQL Server Agent versus the limited set available with SQLPS.

Author: Pablo Echeverria

Simon Liew

How to Quickly Copy Data Using SQL Server Data Tool (SSDT)

In this tip we look at how to quickly define a table and data mapping between the source and destination using SSDT.

Author: Simon Liew

Greg Robidoux

Execute Dynamic SQL commands in SQL Server

In some applications having hard coded SQL statements is not appealing, because of the dynamic nature of the queries being issued against the database server. Because of this sometimes there is a need to dynamically create a SQL statement on the fly and t

Author: Greg Robidoux

Greg Robidoux

How to tell what SQL Server version you are running

One issue that I am often faced with is determining what service pack is installed on the SQL Server. Until recently the version of SQL Server that was installed was just a number, but now with the later service releases for SQL Server 2000 you can also

Author: Greg Robidoux

Chad Churchwell

Concatenate SQL Server Columns into a String with CONCAT()

I need to produce mailing labels from my SQL Server database so I am using the + sign for concatenation the first, middle, and last names together. The issue I see is I get NULL for a lot of rows. This makes me unable to produce the full names. What are

Author: Chad Churchwell

Esat Erkec

Locally Weighted Scatterplot Smoothing (Lowess) approach in Power BI

In this tip, we will define some essential statistics terms about Lowess and demonstrate how to use this in Power BI.

Author: Esat Erkec

Graham Okely

Managing your active SQL Server instance list using PHP

In this tip we will look at a simple way to manage your list of SQL Server instances using PHP and SQL Server.

Author: Graham Okely

Bru Medishetty

Send email in a tabular format using SQL Server database mail

Some of our SQL Servers contain tables with summarized data (summarized on a weekly / monthly / quarterly basis). Previously this data was emailed as a flat file attachment to the recipients. I was asked to convert this in such a way that the email itself

Author: Bru Medishetty

Pablo Echeverria

Standardized table based SQL Server monitoring email with PowerShell

Learn how to setup a standardized table based SQL Server monitoring email with PowerShell.

Author: Pablo Echeverria

Aaron Bertrand

Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB

Developers using SQL Server Express face a few challenges in their day to day work. One is that setting up and maintaining Express can be a daunting task. Another is that using the "User Instances" feature (which has been deprecated) leads to a lot of con

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Tim Smith

How to Query Arrays, Hash Tables and Strings with PowerShell

In this tip we'll look at working with common PowerShell objects for sets, such as arrays, hash tables, and in some cases strings.

Author: Tim Smith

Cate Murray

6 Ways to Add Value to Your LinkedIn Network

We have compiled our top recommendations of ways to stay top of mind and add value to your LinkedIn network.

Author: Cate Murray

Haroon Ashraf

Create Tabular Model Sample from SQL Server Database - Part 1

The solution is to convert a SQL database into a tabular model sample by making changes in such a way that it looks as if the data model has gone through all the stages of a data warehouse and is ready to be used with a tabular analysis services...

Author: Haroon Ashraf

Eduardo Pivaral

Script to Retrieve All Error Numbers and Messages from the SQL Server Error Log

In this tip we look at a script you can use to pull all errors from the SQL Server error log including the error numbers and associated error messages.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral

Artemakis Artemiou

Understanding SQL Server Connection Pooling in ADO.NET

This tip will help you better understand what connection pooling is and provide knowledge on how to take advantage of the connection pooling mechanism when writing .NET data access code that communicates with SQL Server.

Author: Artemakis Artemiou

Koen Verbeeck

Implement a Slowly Changing Type 2 Dimension in SQL Server Integration Services - Part 1

In this tip we look at how you can implement a type 2 slowly changing dimension with SQL Server Integration Services.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Diogo Souza

Simple Free Disk Space HTML report for SQL Server

In this tip we look at a simple process to create an automated report to show you the current disk usage and free space available for SQL Server disk drives.

Author: Diogo Souza

Siddharth Mehta

Linear Regression with Python in SQL Server 2017

In this tip we will learn how to develop a machine learning model using a linear regression algorithm with Python in SQL Server 2017.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Svetlana Golovko

Custom Intrusion Detection Reporting for SQL Server

In this tip we will provide you with scripts to generate a Custom Intrusion Detection Report. This report will read SQL Server error logs from multiple SQL Servers and filter them based on the list of allowed white-listed connections.

Author: Svetlana Golovko

Eli Leiba

SQL Server Function to Generate Random Numbers

In this tip we look at a function you can use to generate random numbers in SQL Server.

Author: Eli Leiba

Eduardo Pivaral

Determine SQL Server Network Protocol Information using T-SQL and DMVs

In this tip we look at how we can use SQL Server DMVs to access information about SQL Server network protocol settings.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral

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