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Win a trip to Visual Studio LIVE - June 2017

MSSQLTips is giving away a 4-day conference pass and a $1000 USD travel allowance to the "Visual Studio LIVE - Washington, DC - June 12-15, 2017" to one lucky database professional. Enter Now!

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Quest Software

Key Methods for Managing Complex Database Environments

Got a cross-platform database environment? Of course, you do. What DBA isnít expected to manage countless new technologies these days? Itís ridiculous! But itís easy to keep up with the latest tips and tricks from top industry pros. Check this out!

Author: Quest Software

Manvendra Singh

Installing SQL Server Agent on Ubuntu Server

In this tip I will explain how to install SQL Server Agent on an Ubuntu server, so that we can create SQL Server jobs to schedule repetitive tasks.

Author: Manvendra Singh

K. Brian Kelley

Verify Connectivity to SQL Server

Check out this tip to learn about different ways to check SQL Server connectivity issues.

Author: K. Brian Kelley

Susan Wong

Database Migration to the Cloud with Zero Downtime

Cloud adoption for enterprise databases is in full swing. Whether it is production databases supporting mission critical applications or for High Availability or Disaster Recovery, the Cloud is on nearly every enterprise roadmap. Attend this webcast to le

Author: Susan Wong

Jeremy Kadlec

SQL Server Cursor Example

In my T-SQL code I always use set based operations. I have been told these types of operations are what SQL Server is designed to process and it should be quicker than serial processing. I know cursors exist but I am not sure how to use them. Can you p

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Koen Verbeeck

SQL Server Integration Services Catalog Best Practices

I'm starting a new project using Integration Services (SSIS) 2016 and I will use the project deployment model. In this tip we cover best practices regarding the configuration of the SSIS catalog.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Cate Murray

11 Reasons You're Not Getting Applications to Your Job Postings

Read this tip to learn why people are not interested in your job postings and how to turn that around.

Author: Cate Murray

Siddharth Mehta

NEW - SQL Server Reporting Services Mobile Reporting Tutorial

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2016 introduced Mobile Report Publisher which is intended to develop reports for mobile devices, tablets as well as desktops. It ships with 30 different visualizations that can be used to develop mobile dashboards.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

K. Brian Kelley

SQL Server 2005 SysAdmin Login Auditing

I want to audit whenever a member of the sysadmin role logs on to my SQL Server. Auditing all successful logins provides that information, however, it logs every connection. The sysadmin logins are being lost amidst all the noise. How can I just track the

Author: K. Brian Kelley

Jeff Baird

3 Nonverbal hacks to getting your way on a project

We've all been there. You're in a project where things aren't going as planned and tensions are rising. Read the tip to learn more.

Author: Jeff Baird

Jeffrey Yao

Exploring SQL Server Table Backup Methods

There are times when a SQL Server DBA needs to backup (both schema and data) one or more tables out of a large database, so the table can be restored/recreated in another environment. What kind of methods can I use to backup a SQL Server table?

Author: Jeffrey Yao

Greg Robidoux

Strip double quotes from an import file in Integration Services SSIS

When loading data using SSIS the file may have double quotes around the data. In this tip we look at how to remove the double quotes.

Author: Greg Robidoux

Armando Prato

Use DBCC UPDATEUSAGE to get accurate SQL Server space allocation

Microsoft does not guarantee that table and database space allocation information will be maintained accurately. In a high transaction OLTP database or after a large bulk copy of data has been performed, this can lead to inaccurate database space reportin

Author: Armando Prato

Siddharth Mehta

How to report KPIs with gauges in SQL Server Reporting Services Mobile Reports

Learn how to report KPIs with gauges in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Mobile Reports.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Edwin Sarmiento

Step-by-step Installation of SQL Server 2016 on a Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster - Part 3

In this tip we will cover how to install SQL Server onto a Windows 2016 failover cluster.

Author: Edwin Sarmiento

Manvendra Singh

Upgrading SQL Server running on Ubuntu to latest update

In a previous tip we described the installation steps to install SQL Server vNext CTP 1 on Ubuntu. In this tip we cover how to update an existing installation of SQL Server vNext running on Ubuntu.

Author: Manvendra Singh

Thomas LaRock

Exporting and Importing SQL Server Always Encrypted Certificates for Client Access

The exporting and importing of SQL Serer certificates is not a familiar task for most DBAs, so in this tip we look at how this should be done.

Author: Thomas LaRock

Koen Verbeeck

Logging Level Recommendations for the SQL Server Integration Services Catalog

In this tip we will cover the different SSIS logging levels.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Matteo Lorini

Easy way to compare SQL Server table schemas

Let's see how we can take advantage of a SQL Server dynamic management function to build a way to compare table structures.

Author: Matteo Lorini

Ranga Babu

Change Not For Replication for All Triggers in a SQL Server Database

Read this tip and download the application that allows you to change the Not For Replication setting for all SQL Server triggers.

Author: Ranga Babu

John Grover

Top 10 Linux Commands for SQL Server DBAs

In this tip learn about some important Linux commands to help you administer SQL Server on Linux.

Author: John Grover

Vitor Montalvao

Managing Packages in R Services

In this article I will show how to manage packages in R Services.

Author: Vitor Montalvao

Edgewood Solutions

Let's Celebrate the MSSQLTips.com 10 Year Anniversary

On June 5, 2006 MSSQLTips.com started with just one tip in an effort to offer solutions to real world SQL Server problems. Ten years later, we never expected MSSQLTips.com to grow into a global community of millions of SQL Server Professionals.

Author: Edgewood Solutions

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