Most of our ETL tasks cleanse data after we import data into our staging table and sometimes these cleansing tasks consume too much time and disrupt our flow. When should we clean data and what are some considerations for this step, as we add new data sou
There is a multitude of data to be mined from within the Microsoft SQL Server system views. This data is used to present information back to the end user of the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and all third party management tools that are available f
In my last article, I talked about how you can use an FTP task in SSIS to download files from an FTP server. But what if the file you have downloaded is an XML file and you need to import this data from the XML file into a SQL Server table? In this tip we
You want to make your SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Tablix's and Matrix's more attractive by configuring an alternative row background color. Unfortunately, you cannot find any out of box properties in SSRS to do this. How do you configure alternat
I am a database tester and one of my tasks involves getting the row counts from all the tables in the source database and comparing it against the corresponding table row counts in the target database. How do I get the row counts from all the tables in a
Analysis Services 2016 comes with a lot of DAX improvements. One of these improvements is the ability to create calculated tables. In this tip, we’ll explore the use case where we generate a date table in the model.
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Sometimes as a DBA we need to generate a T-SQL script for dropping and creating indexes in our SQL Server databases. However, SQL Server Management Studio does not have an easy way via the wizard to complete these tasks all at the same time. In this tip,
I was working with SQL Server DMV sys.dm_exec_query_plan to get the query plan, but I was getting "NULL" returned instead of the query plan. In this tip we look at examples of this issue and how you can get the query plan when this occurs.
Analysis Services 2016 comes with a lot of DAX improvements. One of these improvements is the ability to create calculated tables. In this tip, we’ll explore one of different use cases for creating such a calculated table in your model.
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.