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Brian Kelley

Next Webcast - Improving SQL Server Queries by Reading and Understanding Execution Plans

In this webinar we will cover how to use the tools SQL Server provides to capture execution plans, how to read an execution plan and how to write better queries to improve performance.

Author: Brian Kelley

Rick Dobson

SQL Server Stored Procedure Context Switching and Impersonation Example

In this tip we look at how you can impersonate other users in a database when running a SQL Server stored procedure.

Author: Rick Dobson

Aaron Bertrand

How Forced Parameterization in SQL Server Affects Filtered Indexes

In this tip we look at how turning on Forced Parameterization for a SQL Server database can impact the usefulness of Filtered Indexes in that database.

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Jeremy Kadlec

Optimize SQL Server estate monitoring with Redgate’s SQL Monitor

Learn about how SQL Monitor saves significant time for operational tasks and performance monitoring for large SQL Server environments with instances on premises, in the cloud, running in virtualized environments, clusters, and Availability Groups.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Eli Leiba

How to Find Top N Largest Time Gaps in Date Ranges in SQL Server with T-SQL Code

In this tip we look at some simple scripts that can help identify processes with the longest gaps between steps.

Author: Eli Leiba

Mohammed Moinudheen

Locking Resources in Azure with Read Only or Delete Locks

In this article we look at how to use Azure resource locks to limit who can modify or delete Azure resources.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

Dinesh Asanka

Migrating On-Premises Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence Solution to Azure

In this article we look at things to consider when migrating your on-premises business intelligence environment to Azure.

Author: Dinesh Asanka

Ron L'Esteve

Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows for Big Data Lake Aggregations and Transformations

In this article we look at Azure Data Factory's Mapping Data Flow which has become a promising solution for big data lake cleansing and transformations.

Author: Ron L'Esteve

Joydip Kanjilal

Entity Framework Core Raw SQL Queries Examples

In this article we look at how to run SQL Server queries with Entity Framework Core using the DbSet.FromSql method, parameterized queries, stored procedures and using the Database.ExecuteSqlCommand property.

Author: Joydip Kanjilal

Daniel Farina

SQL Server Loop through Table Rows without Cursor

In this tip we look at a comparison of a SQL Server cursor and a While Loop to show how to perform the same operations using the two different looping mechanisms.

Author: Daniel Farina

Jeffrey Yao

Sort Alphanumeric Values in SQL Server

In this tip we look at ways to sort alphanumeric strings in SQL Server by decomposing all numeric values and sorting the string based on numeric sorting rules.

Author: Jeffrey Yao

Koen Verbeeck

How to Create a Pareto Chart in Power BI Desktop

In this tip we look at how to create a Pareto Chart which applies the Pareto principle aka the 80/20 rule using Power BI Desktop.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Scott Murray

Power BI Row Level Security

In this tip we look at how to setup row level security when building Power BI reports to limit data access based on a users role.

Author: Scott Murray

Greg Robidoux

SQL Server Comparison Tools

There is often the need to compare both data and database structures from two databases either on the same server or on different servers. Most text editors have a built-in process to allow you to do a diff and identify any differences between the two fi

Author: Greg Robidoux

Greg Robidoux

Accessing SQL Server Agent Data

In this tip we look at how to retrieve data related to SQL Server Agent jobs, schedules, history and more using system tables, views and stored procedures.

Author: Greg Robidoux

Mohammed Moinudheen

Cleanup SQL Server Log Shipping Alerts After Failover

In this tip we look at how to clean up old jobs and history data for a SQL Server log shipping configuration that was changed.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

Alejandro Cobar

How to Check Monthly Growth of Database in SQL Server

In this tip we look at a way to trend the growth of a SQL Server database by looking at the sizes of database backups over time.

Author: Alejandro Cobar

Jim Evans

Performance Tuning SQL Server Query without Execution Plan

In this tip we look at how you can find potential SQL Server query bottlenecks without having to review execution plans.

Author: Jim Evans

Aaron Bertrand

SQL Server STRING SPLIT Limitations

In this tip we look at using different delimiters to split strings in SQL Server to show which ones work successful and which ones will cause errors.

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Rick Dobson

Save SQL Server Stored Procedure Results to Table

In this tip we look at different ways to save query results from a SQL Server stored procedure to tables and temporary tables.

Author: Rick Dobson

Douglas P. Castilho

Changing SQL Server Collation After Installation

In this tip we look at different approaches to changing the SQL Server collation for the instance, database and table columns.

Author: Douglas P. Castilho

Bhavesh Patel

Import Text and CSV Files into SQL Server Database with SSIS Script Task

In this tip we look at how to import text files and CSV files into SQL Server using SSIS and the Script Task.

Author: Bhavesh Patel

Ron L'Esteve

Using Azure Databricks to Query Azure SQL Database

In this tip we look at how to simply start querying an Azure SQL Database using Azure Databricks.

Author: Ron L'Esteve

Fikrat Azizov

Azure Data Factory If Condition Activity

In this tip we look at how to use an If Condition activity in an Azure Data Factory pipeline for conditional logic.

Author: Fikrat Azizov

Aaron Bertrand

Partitioning Data in SQL Server without using Partitioned Tables

In this we look at how we to quickly split up data from a SQL Server table into relatively equal size buckets.

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Koen Verbeeck

SQL Server Best Practices for Index Column Order, Money Data Type and DBA Learning Resources

In this tip we look at some additional best practices questions for SQL Server such as using the money data type, column order of indexes and more.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Aleksejs Kozmins

How to Stop a SSIS Package Execution from Code

In this tip we look at a way to stop the execution of a SSIS data flow task that is running by executing an outside process to stop the data flow immediately.

Author: Aleksejs Kozmins

Edgewood Solutions

Shortcut to Show and Hide SSMS Results Pane

In this tip we look at how to quickly hide and show the SQL Server Management Studio SSMS results pane.

Author: Edgewood Solutions

Pablo Echeverria

SQL Server Permissions List for Read and Write Access for all Databases

In this tip we look a script to find SQL Server logins and database users that have read or write access to any database in the instance.

Author: Pablo Echeverria

Rick Dobson

SQL Server Stored Procedure Input Parameter, Output Parameter and Return Value

In this tip we look at how to write SQL Server stored procedures to handle input parameters, output parameters and return codes.

Author: Rick Dobson

Fikrat Azizov

Azure Data Factory Control Flow Activities Overview

In this article we look at the different types of control flow activities that are available in Azure Data Factory as well as look at how to use the Execute Pipeline activity.

Author: Fikrat Azizov

Eli Leiba

Disk Latency for SQL Server Database and Transaction Log Files

In this tip we look at a simple stored procedure you can create to determine which data or log files on your SQL Server instance are experiencing latency issues.

Author: Eli Leiba

Sergey Gigoyan

Find and Remove Duplicate Rows from a SQL Server Table

Learn how to find and remove duplicate rows from a SQL Server table with and without a unique index.

Author: Sergey Gigoyan

Gareth Newman

SQL Server Replication Overview

In this tip we will look at the different types of SQL Server replication, including the pros and cons and some scenarios where replication might be suitable.

Author: Gareth Newman

Maria Zakourdaev

SQL Server Insert Parent and Child Records with One Statement

In this tip we look at an approach to load data into a parent and child table at the same time using just one SQL Server statement.

Author: Maria Zakourdaev

Jeremy Kadlec

Improve Data Quality for SQL Server Reporting

Poor data quality for any reason is very expensive in terms of man hours and decision making to all organizations. There are a number of ways to address the issue with both SQL Server Reporting Services and Power BI. Learn about Melissa's solution...

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Fikrat Azizov

Azure Data Factory Pipeline Variables

In this tip we look at how to create variables that can be used in an Azure Data Factory pipeline.

Author: Fikrat Azizov

Haroon Ashraf

Automating Sample Database DACPAC and Setup Script Availability for Database Development Testing

In this tip we look at how to automate creating a DACPAC and setup script for a SQL Server database when using SQL Server Data Tools.

Author: Haroon Ashraf

Rick Dobson

Create, Alter, Drop and Execute SQL Server Stored Procedures

In this tip we look at some examples of how to get started with creating, modifying and deleting SQL Server stored procedures.

Author: Rick Dobson

Eduardo Pivaral

Publish Power BI Report to Power BI Service

In this tip we will learn how to publish and refresh Power BI reports using the Power BI Service.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral

Joydip Kanjilal

Create Entity Data Model using a Database First Approach

This article presents a discussion on how we can create an Entity Data Model using the Database First approach in Entity Framework Core.

Author: Joydip Kanjilal

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