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Bullett Manale

Next Webcast - Speed up SQL Server backups with SQL Safe Backup

Performing database backups is one of the key responsibilities of any DBA, but often backup solutions are not implemented correctly. Attend to learn more.

Author: Bullett Manale

Sadequl Hussain

How to resolve SSIS access denied error in SQL Server Management Studio

When I try to connect to a remote instance of SQL Server Integration Service from Management Studio in my workstation, I receive an "Access Denied" error message. My Windows account is a member of the db_ssisadmin role in the msdb database of this server

Author: Sadequl Hussain

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

Dale Kelly

Migrating SQL Reporting Services to a new server by moving the Reporting Services databases

I recently had a task to move SQL Reporting Services to a new server. While researching I found two methods to accomplish this task. One used a scripting tool which I wrote an article about and the other method is the one recommended by Microsoft. This me

Author: Dale Kelly

SIOS Technology

10 Ways to Save Money and Provide Comprehensive High Availability for SQL Server

Do you know how to provide high availability protection for SQL Server without upgrading to Enterprise Edition? Learn how to get robust data protection features for a fraction of the cost of SQL Enterprise Edition with AlwaysOn Availability Groups in this

Author: SIOS Technology


Whitepaper - SQL Server Query Tuning - A 12-Step Program

This paper demystifies query tuning by providing a rigorous 12-step process that database professionals at any level can use to systematically assess and adjust query performance, starting from the basics and moving to advanced query tuning techniques.

Author: SolarWinds

Cate Murray

Handling Salary Questions during Your Job Search

Learn about five techniques when handling salary questions during your job search.

Author: Cate Murray

Tim Wiseman

Using a SQL Server Case Statement for IF/Else Logic

Learn different ways of using the SQL Server CASE statement to simulate if/else logic.

Author: Tim Wiseman

Edgewood Solutions

MSSQLTips.com 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

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

Tim Wiseman

Count of rows with the SQL Server COUNT Function

What is the best way to find the number of rows in a SQL Server table? What are various options in SQL Server to get a count of rows? Can you provide any examples?

Author: Tim Wiseman

Tim Smith

Handling Special Dates For SQL Server Metrics

Learn how to handling special dates for SQL Server metrics by excluding the code in your JOIN logic and PowerShell scripts.

Author: Tim Smith

Ranga Babu

Configure One Way Merge Replication for SQL Server

We are using SQL Server Merge replication and we had a need to setup a one way publication. We needed DML changes on the publisher to get replicated to one of the subscribers, but not from that subscriber to the publisher. In this tip we look at how this

Author: Ranga Babu

Daniel Calbimonte

Exam study material for Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases (Exam 70-462)

This tip covers books, videos, links and advice you can use to help pass Microsoft exam Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases (Exam 70-462).

Author: Daniel Calbimonte

Scott Murray

Power BI Native Query and Query Folding

Learn about Power BI Native Query and Query Folding with an example on how to discover and troubleshoot the queries as well as current limitations.

Author: Scott Murray

Rahul Mehta

Formatting SQL Server Reporting Services Reports that have large text values

In SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), a report sometimes has large text columns that can distort the overall view of the report results and make the report not as useful. In this tip we look at one way of solving this problem and still providing all o

Author: Rahul Mehta

Dallas Snider

Use Sqoop to Append SQL Server Data to an Existing HDFS File

Learn how to use Sqoop to append SQL Server data to an existing HDFS File with the T-SQL and command line code.

Author: Dallas Snider

Koen Verbeeck

What's New for SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 Q&A

Learn about what's new for SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 with questions and answers from the recent webcast.

Author: Koen Verbeeck


Guide to SQL Server Performance Management with Extended Events

Microsoft SQL Server Extended Events, a replacement for SQL Trace, provides a useful and very customizable framework for managing very technical, low-level event information about a SQL Server database and its instances. However...

Author: SolarWinds

Manvendra Singh

Rename logical database file name for a SQL Server database

SQL Server database files have two names: one is the logical file name and the other is the physical file name. In this tip we will look at how to see the logical database file names and also how to rename the logical files.

Author: Manvendra Singh

John Miner

SQL Azure Cross Database Querying

Microsoft has provided the database developer with elastic database query that allows multiple databases to be accessed from a single end point. Before the release of this feature, an extract, transform and load (ETL) job would be required to duplicate th

Author: John Miner

Daniel Calbimonte

Exam study material for Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 (Exam 70-461)

Check out the exam study material for Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 (Exam 70-461) including books, courses, simulation exams and an organized study guide of links.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte

Siddharth Mehta

Using Extended Events to monitor DAX queries for SSAS Tabular Databases

Monitoring queries that are executed against a database is a common task for administrators as well as developers for debugging and analysis purposes. Read this tip to learn how to use Extended Events to monitor DAX queries.

Author: Siddharth Mehta

Vitor Montalvao

SQL Server Launchpad service cannot be started

When you try to start the SQL Server Launchpad service you get the following error: The request failed or the service did not respond in a timely fashion. Consult the event log or other applicable logs for details.

Author: Vitor Montalvao

Manvendra Singh

Fix SQL Server Installation issue Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed with Single User Mode Login Option

Learn how to fix the SQL Server Installation issue Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed with the Single User Mode Login Option.

Author: Manvendra Singh

Nat Sundar

Debugging Control Flow in SQL Server Integration Services - Part 1

Learn how to debug the Control Flow logic in SQL Server Integration Services.

Author: Nat Sundar

Douglas Correa

Using Microsoft Query in Excel to Retreive SQL Server Data

Excel is an easy way to retrieve external data from SQL Server. In this tip we look at how to use Microsoft Query to filter the data.

Author: Douglas Correa


Get up to speed on SQL Server 2016

Learn about all of the new SQL Server 2016 features from the MSSQLTips.com Team.

Author: MSSQLTips

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