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Daniel Farina

Adding SQL Server Tools to the PATH Environment Variable on Linux

You want to run SQL commands with the sqlcmd tool on a Linux terminal, but you don't want to have to change to the tools folder for every terminal window you open. In this tip I will show you how to set the $PATH environment variable on Linux.

Author: Daniel Farina



Tim Wiseman

Comparing some differences of SQL Server to SQLite

What are some of the differences in the way that Microsoft SQL Server and SQLite implement the SQL Language? Read this tip to learn about some of the differences.

Author: Tim Wiseman



Bullet Manale

Next Webcast - SQL Server Predictive Alerting with SQL Diagnostic Manager

Avoid false alarms with adaptive alerting functionality and set alert thresholds based on built-in historical statistical analysis of your server performance data. Learn about this and more in this product demonstration of IDERA's SQL Diagnostic Manager.

Author: Bullet Manale



Matteo Lorini

What MAXDOP setting should be used for SQL Server

I have a busy SQL Server and notice that several queries are running in parallel. I know I can set the max degree of parallelism setting, but what MAXDOP should I use?

Author: Matteo Lorini



Manvendra Singh

How to Change Default Data and Log file directory for SQL Server running on Linux

Learn how to change default data and log file directory for SQL Server running on Linux with the mssql-conf command.

Author: Manvendra Singh



Sergey Gigoyan

Find MAX value from multiple columns in a SQL Server table

Sometimes it is necessary to find the maximum or minimum value from different columns in a table that have the same data type. In this tip, we will look a different ways that this can be done.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan



Siddharth Mehta

Add Cascading Parameters in a SSRS Report using MDX and SSAS Multi-Dimensional

Cascading parameters is a very routine and basic requirement of any report. While using SSAS Multi-dimensional mode as the data source, MDX has to be used as the data source. Read this tip to learn how.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Simon Liew

Refactor SQL Server scalar UDF to inline TVF to improve performance

This tip will recommend an option to improve SQL Server query performance when using a scalar UDF, by replacing it with a TVF.

Author: Simon Liew



Quest Software

The Real World of the Database Administrator

This detailed report compiles input from 300 DBAs like you, comparing and contrasting their responses to pertinent questions such as: Are traditional database-management systems still dominant? Which tasks are being automated? And more...

Author: Quest Software



Jeffrey Yao

Implement a Comment Based Help Framework via CLR Stored Procedure

Learn how to implement a comment based help framework for database objects (stored procedures, views, user defined functions, etc.) via a SQL Server CLR stored procedure.

Author: Jeffrey Yao



Edwin Sarmiento

Step-by-step Installation of SQL Server 2016 on a Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster - Part 1

In this tip we cover how to build a Windows Server 2016 failover cluster for SQL Server 2016.

Author: Edwin Sarmiento



MSSQLTips

SQL Server Business Intelligence Tips

Build your SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS, Integration Services SSIS and Analysis Services SSAS knowledge on all versions of the SQL Server platform.

Author: MSSQLTips



Mohammed Moinudheen

Move data between SQL Server database filegroups

As per our business requirements, we are planning on archiving some historical data from large tables into a separate filegroup and make that filegroup read only. What are the options that are available for moving data in tables to a separate filegroup?

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen



Koen Verbeeck

What's New in Master Data Services MDS 2016 - Part 2

Learn about What's New in Master Data Services 2016 including business rule improvements, many 2 many derived hierarchies, entity improvements, slowly changing dimensions and more.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Nat Sundar

Defining Workflow in SSIS using Precedence Constraints

In this tip we cover how to use precedence constraints in SSIS.

Author: Nat Sundar



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



Manvendra Singh

How to Change Default Data and Log file directory for SQL Server running on Linux

Learn how to change default data and log file directory for SQL Server running on Linux with the mssql-conf command.

Author: Manvendra Singh



Daniel Calbimonte

Exam material for the Microsoft 70-767 - Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse

Learn how to prepare for the Microsoft 70-767 on Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse including books, videos and study materials.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



Tim Smith

Using Azure For Testing POCs and Designs With Lessons Learned

Learn about some options for using Azure for testing a Proof of Concept (POC), the associated design considerations and the lessons learned.

Author: Tim Smith



Rick Dobson

List Dependencies for SQL Server Foreign Keys

Learn a quick overview of SQL Server Foreign Keys, how to enumerate all foreign key constraints for a database and how to enumerating foreign key constraints for a designated referenced table.

Author: Rick Dobson



Jeffrey Yao

Advanced Use of the SQL Server ORDER BY Clause

Learn the advanced use of the SQL Server ORDER BY clause including random data, offset and fetch, calculate the median, case statement and row_number with partition.

Author: Jeffrey Yao



Andy Novick

How to tell if new SQL Server stored procedure is faster than the older one

In this tip we cover how to demonstrate that a new version of a stored procedure is faster than the older version.

Author: Andy Novick



Ahmad Yaseen

SQL Server 2016 Online ALTER COLUMN Operation

Learn about the time savings, blocking scenarios, limitations and more for the SQL Server 2016 online ALTER COLUMN operation.

Author: Ahmad Yaseen



Daniel Farina

Workaround for lack of support for constraints on SQL Server Memory-Optimized Tables

SQL Server 2014 offers In-Memory OLTP, but you may be hestitant to use this because of the lack of support for constraints on Memory-Optimized Tables. In this tip we will see how we can solve these issues.

Author: Daniel Farina



Ranga Babu

Launch SQL Server instances on AMAZON EC2

Amazon EC2 offers another option for putting SQL Server in the cloud. It is easy to setup, upgrade and you are only charged when the box is in use. Let's take a look at how to use Amazon EC2 for SQL Server.

Author: Ranga Babu







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