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Koen Verbeeck

Webcast - Supercharge Your SQL Server Data Warehouse with Columnstore Indexes

Join this webinar to get up to speed on SQL Server Columnstore Indexes for Data Warehousing. You'll learn which types of columnstore indexes there are, how you can integrate them into your data warehouse and what performance gains you can expect.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Sadequl Hussain

Limitations of SQL Server Native Backup and Restore in Amazon RDS

In this tip we look at some of the limitations when doing database backups and restores when using Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Author: Sadequl Hussain



Rick Dobson

Scripting New SQL Server Agent Jobs from Prior Job Scripts

Learn how to create new SQL Server Agent Jobs from prior job scripts by dissecting each portion of the code then updating it for your needs.

Author: Rick Dobson



Bru Medishetty

Send email in a tabular format using SQL Server database mail

Some of our SQL Servers contain tables with summarized data (summarized on a weekly / monthly / quarterly basis). Previously this data was emailed as a flat file attachment to the recipients. I was asked to convert this in such a way that the email itself

Author: Bru Medishetty



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



Chad Churchwell

Concatenate SQL Server Columns into a String with CONCAT()

I need to produce mailing labels from my SQL Server database so I am using the + sign for concatenation the first, middle, and last names together. The issue I see is I get NULL for a lot of rows. This makes me unable to produce the full names. What are

Author: Chad Churchwell



John Miner

Using Transactional Replication with an Azure SQL Database

Learn how to address daily needs for Transactional Replication with an Azure SQL Database.

Author: John Miner



Nat Sundar

Analyzing Multiple Personal Accounts using Power BI

Learn how to analyze multiple personal financial accounts such as checking, savings and credit cards using Power BI.

Author: Nat Sundar



Angel Gomez

Generate T-SQL Scripts for all SQL Server Databases and all Objects using PowerShell

Check out this PowerShell tip that let's you generate scripts for all databases and all objects.

Author: Angel Gomez




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SQL Server 2017 Adaptive Memory Grant Feedback for Stored Procedure Performance Improvements

Learn about the SQL Server 2017 Adaptive Memory Grant Feedback for stored procedure result sets and the associated performance improvements.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



Viacheslav Maliutin

Do Not Keep Your SQL Server Databases on a System Drive

Learn why it is important to properly plan your SQL Server database location for optimal performance.

Author: Viacheslav Maliutin



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Enjoy lunch on MSSQLTips.com - See who else has won...

MSSQLTips is giving away $50 USD that you can use to take your team to lunch. We know you work hard as an IT Professional, so here's a little token to show our appreciation for what you do.

Author: MSSQLTips.com



Edgewood Solutions

5 Day Conference Pass + $2500 USD Travel Allowance

MSSQLTips is giving away a 5-day conference pass and a $2500 USD travel allowance to the "SQL Server LIVE - Orlando, FL - November 12-17, 2017" to one lucky database professional. Enter now!

Author: Edgewood Solutions



Siddharth Mehta

SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services Tutorial

SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) is the technology from the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack to develop Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) solutions. Over the years SSAS has evolved and has emerged as a leader in the area of analytical solutions.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Bhavesh Patel

How to find compiled parameter values for SQL Server cached plans

In this tip we look at how to use SSMS and T-SQL to find the parameter values that were used to create the query plan.

Author: Bhavesh Patel



Sadequl Hussain

SQL Server Native Backup and Restore in Amazon RDS

In this tip we cover how to do native SQL Server backups and restores when using Amazon RDS.

Author: Sadequl Hussain



Bhavesh Patel

How to find compiled parameter values for SQL Server cached plans

In this tip we look at how to use SSMS and T-SQL to find the parameter values that were used to create the query plan.

Author: Bhavesh Patel



Eli Leiba

Script to identify all non-indexed foreign keys in a SQL Server database

In this tip we look at a script that can help you identify all foreign keys that do not have a corresponding index.

Author: Eli Leiba



Erica Woods

5 Questions for Role Clarification During Interviews

Many new employees and contractors will start looking for another job shortly after starting because the job is not aligning with what they were expecting. Learn the questions to ask to make sure the job is the right fit.

Author: Erica Woods



Ahmad Yaseen

Additional SERVERPROPERTY properties in SQL Server

In this tip we look at eight new properties that can be returned using the SQL Server SERVERPROPERTY function.

Author: Ahmad Yaseen



Koen Verbeeck

What's New in SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 Part 2

This tip continues to give an overview of all the new enhancements in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Daniel Farina

Using SQL Server sqlcmd scripting variables

Sqlcmd is not just a script execution tool. It gives us access to internal variables and commands that we can use to automate code execution. In this tip I will show you how you can use the scripting variables.

Author: Daniel Farina



Siddharth Mehta

How to visualize multivariate relationships using Power BI

Learn how to visualize multivariate relationships using Power BI with the R script visual control.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Koen Verbeeck

What's New in SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 Part 1

In this tip we look at improvements and new features in SQL Server Analysis Services 2016.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Aaron Bertrand

Cleanly Uninstalling Stubborn SQL Server Components

Learn how to uninstall stubborn SQL Server components from your system.

Author: Aaron Bertrand







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