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Code Tuning | Data Comparison | T-SQL Samples - In this tip we look at a simple way to compare the output from two different queries that are supposed to provide the same output to make sure the query results are exactly the same for both.
Performance Tuning | Diagnostics | Resolution - In this tip we learn about implicit conversions that occur in SQL Server. We will look at an example, how to fix and also how to detect using extended events.
Database Management | Beginner | Step by Step - In this tip we look at how to create a new SQL Server database using the SQL Server Management GUI along with some database option settings you can use when creating a new database.
Script | Login and Password | Search - In this tip we look at a script you can use to see if a login and password is embedded somewhere with in your Linked Servers, SQL Server Agent Jobs or SSISDB information.
When you want to load data into your data warehouse, for example into one of your dimensions, you need to determine if an incoming row is either an update – a historical change – or an insert, which is a new occurrence of a record. In this tip we show how you can use hash values to eliminate unnecessary inserts and updates for existing data.
We are using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2016. I'd like to create a key performance indicator (KPI) to track the status of my orders. I'd also like to show this KPI on any mobile device. Read this to learn how.
In the Integration Services (SSIS) catalog, there are several options for the built-in logging. These options are called logging levels and they control the granularity of the logging when SSIS packages run in the catalog. In this tip we will cover each of these logging levels.
SQL Server Data Type | Storage | Performance - SQL Server 2019 introduces support for UTF-8 for data storage. In this tip we take a look at this new option and whether it is something worth considering using or not.
Whether you are facing GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, etc. regulations, encrypting your SQL Server databases is a critical component to be compliant. SQL Server offers a few different options to encrypt databases including column level encryption and transparent data encryption with Enterprise Edition. Learn about alternative solutions to be compliant.
Table Creation | How-To | Step By Step - In this article we look at how to create a table using the SQL Server Management Studio Table Designer as well as how to create a primary key and foreign key relationships.
SQL Server and Excel | Integration | OPENROWSET and OPENDATASOURCE - In this tip we look at how to read an Excel file from within SQL Server using OpenRowSet and OpenDataSource along with the possible errors you may encounter and how to fix these issues.
SQL Server Agent | Management | Reporting - In this tip we look at a PowerShell script you can use to gather information about all SQL Server Agent jobs on all SQL Server instances in your environment for quick reporting and analysis.
SQL Server Development | Search | Column Metadata - In this tip we look at how to query the SQL Server metadata in a database to gather things such as column names, data types, and other attributes across a large number of tables.
SQL Server Developer | Stored Procedures | System Information - In this tip we look at different scripts you can use to find when a SQL Server stored procedure was created, modified, last executed and to also return the code for the stored procedure.
Cloud | Azure Data Factory | Step By Step - In this article we look at how to use the debugging functions within Azure Data Factory to set breakpoints to help with development as well as how to use the Filter activity within a pipeline.
Developer Focus | Azure Data Factory | Step by Step - To continue our series of tips on Azure Data Factory in this tip we look at how to use the lookup activity to ready objects from a database or file system with both the Azure Data Factory Lookup Activity in Singleton and Array Mode.
Learn about how SQL Monitor saves significant time for operational tasks and performance monitoring for large SQL Server environments with instances on premises, in the cloud, running in virtualized environments, clusters, and Availability Groups.