SQL Server comes with many tools to help optimize and tune performance, such as traces, extended events, execution plans, dynamic management views and more. In order to make the correct changes you need to know what tool to use...
This detailed report compiles input from 300 DBAs like you, comparing and contrasting their responses to pertinent questions such as: Are traditional database-management systems still dominant? Which tasks are being automated? And more...
When you install SQL Server the path for the installation is generally something such as the following: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\MSSQL. In this directory there are also folders for your DATA files and also your BACKUP files. Unless sp
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
You want to run SQL commands with the sqlcmd tool on a Linux terminal, but you don't want to have to change to the tools folder for every terminal window you open. In this tip I will show you how to set the $PATH environment variable on Linux.
Cascading parameters is a very routine and basic requirement of any report. While using SSAS Multi-dimensional mode as the data source, MDX has to be used as the data source. Read this tip to learn how.
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