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Rajendra Gupta

SQL Server Compress and Decompress Functions

In SQL Server 2016 we have new compression functions to compress and uncompress specific data. Read this tip to learn about these new functions.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



Varinder Sohal

Troubleshoot SQL Server Agent Notifications and Database Mail

Learn about best practices to troubleshoot and correct SQL Server Agent Notifications issues when using Database Mail.

Author: Varinder Sohal



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



Daniel Calbimonte

Ways to compare and find differences for SQL Server tables and data

Sometimes we need to compare tables and/or data to know what was changed. This tip shows you different ways to compare data, datatypes and tables.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



Arshad Ali

SQL Server CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY

SQL Server 2005 introduced the APPLY operator, which is very much like a join clause and which allows joining between two table expressions i.e. joining a left/outer table expression with a right/inner table expression. The difference between join and APP

Author: Arshad Ali



Scott Murray

SSRS report for SQL Server Database Backup Status

Learn now to create a SSRS report to show backup status for all of your SQL Server databases and also download the SSRS RDL.

Author: Scott Murray



Jeremy Kadlec

SQL Server Availability Group Monitoring with SQL Monitor

Learn about SQL Server Availability Group Monitoring with SQL Monitor including a global overview, detailed drill down and much more - all to save you time.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec



Fikrat Azizov

SQL Server Columnstore, B-Tree and Hybrid Index Performance Comparison for Data Warehouses

Learn about the SQL Server indexing options for data warehouses including columnstore, B-Tree and hybrid options with the associated performance and execution plan implications.

Author: Fikrat Azizov



Dallas Snider

Binning SQL Server Data to Reduce Column Cardinality

I have a SQL Server data set based on age with values from 0 to 100. From this dataset I need to build a histogram showing the age distribution in 10 year increments. Ultimately, I need to use this data as input for a SQL Server Analysis Services neural

Author: Dallas Snider



Junaith Haja

Getting started with R scripts and R visuals in Power BI Desktop

The Power BI team announced its support to create R visuals in its recent update and in this tip we'll help you get started by walking through examples.

Author: Junaith Haja



Ghanesh Prasad

How to read data from multiple Excel worksheets with SQL Server Integration Services

Read this tip to learn how to import data from multiple Excel worksheets into SQL Server using SSIS.

Author: Ghanesh Prasad



Tim Smith

Queries To Debug SQL Server Replication Issues

This tip provides some quick queries to get started when a replication issue arises that may help minimize the amount of troubleshooting time.

Author: Tim Smith



Koen Verbeeck

SQL Server 2016 R Services: Executing R code in SQL Server

SQL Server 2016 comes with the integration of the popular language R into the database engine and in this tip we look at executing R code directly in SQL Server.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Sergey Gigoyan

Executing large scripts in SQL Server Management Studio with Insufficient Memory Failures

Learn how to correct SQL Server Management Studio error cannot execute script insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program mscorlib.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan



Daniel Calbimonte

Tabular vs Multidimensional models for SQL Server Analysis Services

I would like to know if I should use a Tabular or a Multidimensional solution for my data analysis. In this tip we will compare the two options.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



Tim Smith

Using PowerShell To Record SQL Server Virtual Log File (VLF) Growth

Read this tip to learn how to use PowerShell to collect VLF (virtual log file) counts for all databases on all SQL servers.

Author: Tim Smith



Rajendra Gupta

SQL Server 2016 Row Level Security Block and Filter Predicates Example

Learn about the SQL Server 2016 Row Level Security Block and Filter Predicates with Select, Insert, Update and Delete example T-SQL code

Author: Rajendra Gupta



Ben Snaidero

Automate Alerting for SQL Server Suspect Database Pages

Learn how to be automatically notified if SQL Server detects any corruption in your database files.

Author: Ben Snaidero







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