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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

SharePlex for SQL Server: Improving Analytics and Reporting

Read this tech brief to discover how SharePlex for SQL Server provides ZeroIMPACT data replication from Oracle to SQL Server, high availability, near real-time SQL Server data integration with other systems, and comprehensive support across datatypes al

Author: Quest Software



Ben Snaidero

Checking SQL Server Query Cardinality Estimator Version

In this tip we look at how to find what version of the SQL Server cardinality estimator is being used to help troubleshoot issues.

Author: Ben Snaidero



Jeff Baird

Body Language for Project Leadership

Learn about body language techniques for project leadership.

Author: Jeff Baird



Basit Farooq

How to migrate a SQL Server database to a lower version

After recently upgrading a SQL Server instance to SQL Server 2012 a few days ago, you noticed that your application is not functioning properly. You decided to roll back the upgrade by downgrading the SQL Server database engine to SQL Server 2008 R2. Aft

Author: Basit Farooq



Tim Wiseman

Using Parameters for SQL Server Queries and Stored Procedures

One of the benefits of SQL is the ability to write a query and use parameters to dynamically act upon the resultset. Depending on the situation, there can be benefits to parameterizing queries, but it is not always clear when or how to do this. In this t

Author: Tim Wiseman



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



Simon Liew

Tempdb size resets after a SQL Server service restart

I checked the size of the tempdb database and it was 10GB. After restarting the SQL Server service, the tempdb database size went down to 1GB. Learn about why this happens in this tip.

Author: Simon Liew



Edwin Sarmiento

Step-by-step Installation of SQL Server 2016 on a Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster - Part 4

To continue this series on Step-by-step Installation of SQL Server 2016 on a Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster, we will look at adding a node to an existing SQL Server 2016 failover clustered instance (FCI).

Author: Edwin Sarmiento



Simon Liew

Tempdb size resets after a SQL Server service restart

I checked the size of the tempdb database and it was 10GB. After restarting the SQL Server service, the tempdb database size went down to 1GB. Learn about why this happens in this tip.

Author: Simon Liew



Ahmad Yaseen

Line Split Issues when Copying Data from SQL Server to Excel

Some of our developers noticed an issue a few days after celebrating our successful SQL Server 2012 upgrade. When they run a query in SSMS and copy and paste the results to Excel, each row gets split into many rows in Excel instead of one row like it used

Author: Ahmad Yaseen



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



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



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



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



Manvendra Singh

Upgrading SQL Server vNext on Red Hat Linux to latest available update

Microsoft released an update for SQL Server on Linux from CTP 1 to CTP1.1. In his tip I will let you know how to upgrade to CTP 1.1 for SQL Server vNext on Linux.

Author: Manvendra Singh



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



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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