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
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
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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It's time to apply SQL Server SP2 to your SQL 2012 servers. Normally the installation of SQL 2012 SP2 is pretty straightforward, but you may get this error: The Script level upgrade for database 'master' failed because upgrade step SSIS_hotfix_install.sql
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.
SSIS packages can be used as a data-source for SSRS and this was well supported in SSRS 2005. In the SQL 2008 R2 release (Nov CTP), this data source extension is not enabled and supported. So when you create a data source in SSRS 2008 R2 (Nov CTP), you wo
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.