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Greg Robidoux

Simple script to backup all SQL Server databases

Sometimes things that seem complicated are much easier then you think and this is the power of using T-SQL to take care of repetitive tasks. One of these tasks may be the need to backup all databases on your server. This is not a big deal if you have a

Author: Greg Robidoux



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



Jugal Shah

Resolving could not open a connection to SQL Server errors

Sometimes you may have issues connecting to SQL Server and you may get messages such as "Could not open a connection to SQL Server". In this tip we look at different things you can check to resolve this issue.

Author: Jugal Shah



Koen Verbeeck

Add a Custom Index in Master Data Services 2016

In the new release of Master Data Services (MDS) in SQL Server 2016, a couple of new features have been added in order to improve performance. In this tip, we'll introduce the capability to create a custom index on an entity.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Artemakis Artemiou

Modifying the SQL Server Model System Database to Customize New Database Settings

Learn how to modify the SQL Server Model system database for customized user databases including autogrowth, AUTO_SHRINK, QUOTED_IDENTIFIER, database owner, etc. settings.

Author: Artemakis Artemiou



K. Brian Kelley

Migrate the Correct Logins with a SQL Server Database

Learn how to Migrate the Correct Logins with a SQL Server Database including Windows Users, Windows Groups, SQL Server Logins, mismatched and orphaned logins.

Author: K. Brian Kelley



Pavel Pawlowski

Parallel execution of child SQL Server Integration Services Packages using For Loop Containers

It may happen, that you need to execute a child SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package many times like in case of processing large number of flat files from a directory. You can execute a child package in a sequential way using For Each Loop conta

Author: Pavel Pawlowski



Greg Robidoux

Simple script to backup all SQL Server databases

Sometimes things that seem complicated are much easier then you think and this is the power of using T-SQL to take care of repetitive tasks. One of these tasks may be the need to backup all databases on your server. This is not a big deal if you have a

Author: Greg Robidoux



Siddharth Mehta

How to standardize attribute values in Master Data Services

Learn how to standardize attribute values in Master Data Services with Free form, Domain based and File attributes.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Mohammed Moinudheen

SQL Server Memory Optimization Advisor to Migrate to In-Memory OLTP

Learn how to use the SQL Server Memory Optimization Advisor in Management Studio including warnings, data conversion and validation.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen



Tim Smith

T-SQL and PowerShell Documentation With Gists

Learn how to build T-SQL and PowerShell Documentation with Gists including to do lists, linking to web sites, explaining how to, troubleshooting and more.

Author: Tim Smith



K. Brian Kelley

Where Does SQL Server Store Its Certificates

My security team was recently performing security scans and they noticed that when they attempted a connection to my SQL Servers, they were getting self-signed certificates. Where does SQL Server store these certificates? Also, why were they seeing self-s

Author: K. Brian Kelley



Derek Colley

Storing passwords in SQL Server things to know to keep the data secure

Learn about the risks of storing passwords in a SQL Server database and how to do so properly without compromising your overall application.

Author: Derek Colley



Edwin Sarmiento

Install and Configure SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 SP1 and 2014 in SharePoint Integrated Mode Part 1

In a previous tip on Configure Reporting Services to Run in SharePoint Integrated Mode, we've seen how we can integrate Reporting Services with SharePoint. However, a lot has changed between SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2012 with SP1 and even SQL Server

Author: Edwin Sarmiento



Siddharth Mehta

How to deploy a Master Data Services model

In this tip, we would look at how to create and deploy a MDS model package file.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Scott Murray

Power BI Enterprise Content Packs

Power BI Content Packs provide a way to share Power BI objects, such as reports, datasets, or dashboards with individuals within your organizations. Check out this tip to learn how to use them.

Author: Scott Murray



Rajendra Gupta

SQL Server 2016 Extended Events Detailed Backup Information

There are several ways to track SQL Server database backup and restore progress using wait stats, DMVs and trace flags, but SQL Server 2016 provides more insight using Extended Events which we will take a look at in this tip.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



Atul Gaikwad

Differences between Delete and Truncate in SQL Server

While interviewing SQL Server candidates I find that most are not aware of some of the basic differences between delete and truncate as well as whether these operations can be rolled back, so in this tip we will cover some of these aspects.

Author: Atul Gaikwad



Ben Snaidero

SQL Server Stored Procedure to Safely Delete Data

This tip will give you one method for ensuring you are deleting the correct number of SQL Server records you are expecting to be deleted.

Author: Ben Snaidero



Tim Smith

PowerShell Parameters Part II - ValidateSet and ValidatePattern

When using PowerShell it is helpful to restrict parameter values to ensure proper values are being passed. Check out this tip to learn about ValidateSet and ValidatePattern.

Author: Tim Smith



Koen Verbeeck

Backwards Compatibility in SQL Server Data Tools for Integration Services

Historically SSDT had no backwards compatibility meaning that with a newer version of SSDT, you couldn't create SSIS packages for an older version. This has changed with SQL Server 2016.

Author: Koen Verbeeck







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