SQL Server Database Design Tips

Valuable SQL Server Database Design tips, tutorials, how-to's, scripts, and more for SQL Server Developers.

SubCategory Tip Title Author
All Tips Working with SQL Server Extended Properties Jayendra Viswanathan
Column SQL Drop Column Examples Joe Gavin
Constraints SQL Server Performance Testing for Check Constraint vs Foreign Key Ben Snaidero
Data Calculate SQL Server Page Counts for Tables, Indexes and Objects Jared Westover
Data Dealing with a No NULL Requirement for Data Modeling in SQL Server K. Brian Kelley
Data The Pros and Cons of Using T-SQL Soft Transactions Tim Smith
Data Model Create a Star Schema Data Model in SQL Server using the Microsoft Toolset Nai Biao Zhou
Data Model Creating an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) for Database Applications David Ekete
Data Model Data model access after a SQL Server database restore Jeremy Kadlec
Data Model Explore the Role of Normal Forms in Dimensional Modeling Nai Biao Zhou
Data Model Identifying Object Dependencies in SQL Server Ashish Kumar Mehta
Data Model Optimal Storage of IP addresses in a SQL Server database Brent Shaub
Data Model Remodel Poorly Designed SQL Server Database Tables Derek Colley
Data Model SQL Server Database Design with a One To One Relationship Brent Shaub
Data Model SQL Server IOT Database Design Example Semjon Terehhov
Data Model SQL Server Management Studio Database Diagram Support Objects Cannot be Installed Sergey Gigoyan
Data Model Star Schema vs Snowflake Schema Considerations Koen Verbeeck
Data Model Storing E-mail addresses more efficiently in SQL Server Aaron Bertrand
Data Model Storing E-mail addresses more efficiently in SQL Server - Part 2 Aaron Bertrand
Data Model Understanding First Normal Form in SQL Server K. Brian Kelley
Data Model Using a Star Schema for Power BI Reporting Koen Verbeeck
Data Model Using DELETE CASCADE Option for Foreign Keys Ben Snaidero
Data Model Using Hashbytes to track and store historical changes for SQL Server data Christian Allaire
Data Model What is a GUID in SQL Server Siddharth Mehta
Data Model What is a Snowflake Schema and how to use in Power BI Koen Verbeeck
Data Types Compare SQL Server Page Splits for INT vs BIGINT vs GUID Data Types Ben Snaidero
Data Types Comparing SQL Server CPU usage with arithmetic for float versus numeric datatypes Ben Snaidero
Data Types Find SQL Server Integer Columns to Make Skinnier Aaron Bertrand
Data Types Identify All SQL Server Tables with Columns of a BLOB Data Type Jeremy Kadlec
Data Types SQL Server Data Type Consistency Aaron Bertrand
Data Types SQL Server Performance Comparison INT versus GUID Ben Snaidero
Data Types SQL Server User Defined Data Types, Rules and Defaults Atif Shehzad
Data Validation Microsoft SQL Server Data Warehouse Data Quality, Cleansing, Verification and Matching Ray Barley
Database Create a Microsoft SQL Server Database Jan Potgieter
Database SQL Server Create Database Examples Joe Gavin
Database Dictionary Build a SQL Server Data Dictionary with the Extended Properties Kun Lee
Database Dictionary Create a Simple SQL Server Database Server Object Report with Minimum Effort Siddharth Mehta
Database Dictionary Create a SQL Server Data Dictionary in Seconds using Extended Properties Ken Simmons
Database Dictionary Creative Uses for Extended Properties in SQL Server Brent Shaub
Database Dictionary Query Extended Properties from Multiple SQL Server Databases Aaron Bertrand
Database Dictionary Script to build a SQL Server Data Dictionary and report with Microsoft Excel Kun Lee
Design Data Modeling: Understanding First Normal Form in SQL Server K. Brian Kelley
Design Tools Create Table in SQL Server using Excel Template Greg Robidoux
Design Tools Getting started with SQL Server database diagrams Atif Shehzad
Design Tools SQL Server 2005 Data Modeling Tools Jeremy Kadlec
Design Tools SQL Server Data Modeling Tools Jeremy Kadlec
Design Tools SQL Server Database Diagram Tool in Management Studio Jim Evans
Design Tools Using Microsoft Quadrant for data analysis and modeling Siddharth Mehta
Development Basics of Gitflow Workflow for SQL Database Projects Part 1 Haroon Ashraf
Development Branching in Git with SQL Database Projects Haroon Ashraf
Development Gitflow Workflow Feature Branching for SQL Database Projects Haroon Ashraf
Development SQL Database Project with Git Feature Branch Workflow Haroon Ashraf
Development SQL Database Project with SQL Server Data Tools and GIT Haroon Ashraf
DML Trigger Solving the SQL Server Multiple Cascade Path Issue with a Trigger Ben Snaidero
DROP TABLE Drop All Tables in a SQL Server Database Joe Gavin
DROP TABLE Drop All Tables in SQL Server and Generate a List of Objects to Drop Aubrey Love
DROP TABLE DROP TABLE IF EXISTS Examples for SQL Server Joe Gavin
Duplicate Data Find and Remove Duplicate Rows from a SQL Server Table Sergey Gigoyan
Foreign Keys SQL Server Foreign Key Hierarchy Order and Dependency List Script Eduardo Pivaral
Keys Surrogate Key vs Natural Key Differences and When to Use in SQL Server Ben Snaidero
Keys Why Surrogate Keys are Needed for a SQL Server Data Warehouse Dinesh Asanka
Objects CRUD Operations in SQL Server Jeffrey Yao
Overview What is a Relational Database Management System Nai Biao Zhou
Overview What is a Relational Database? Eric Blinn
Performance Compare SQL Server Table Join Performance for INT vs BIGINT vs GUID Data Types Ben Snaidero
Primary Keys Adding a Primary Key to a Prepopulated Table using SQL Server Object Explorer in SSDT Haroon Ashraf
Schema Alter Table Modify Column ONLINE Issues in SQL Server Aaron Bertrand
Schema Easy way to compare SQL Server table schemas Matteo Lorini
Schema Populate dimension tables dynamically in SQL Server - Part 2 Aaron Bertrand
Schema Populate dimension tables dynamically in SQL Server Part 1 Aaron Bertrand
Schema Reverse Engineer SQL Server Databases with Visual Studio John Miner
Schema SQL Create Schema to Organize Database Objects, Assign Permissions and Easier Management Joe Gavin
Schema Understanding SQL Server Schemas Aubrey Love
Sparse Columns How to Use the SSIS Profiling Output File to Generate SQL Server Sparse Columns Script Svetlana Golovko
Sparse Columns SQL Server Sparse Columns Identifying Columns For Conversion Ken Simmons
Storage SQL Server Storage Modes - Choosing Rowstore or Columnstore Jared Westover
Table Append Columns to SQL Server Table and Add Data to the Table Rajendra Gupta
Table Calculating Table Width in SQL Server Jeremy Kadlec
Table Change SQL Server Table Structures with SQL ALTER TABLE John Miner
Table Create a Table in Microsoft SQL Server Jan Potgieter
Table Create SQL Server Tables Using Foreign Keys for Referential Integrity Jan Potgieter
Table Create Tables in SQL Server with T-SQL Gauri Mahajan
Table How to Add a Column to a SQL Server Table Manvendra Singh
Table How to Create a SQL Server Database, Tables, Foreign Keys and Data for an Application Jan Potgieter
Table How To Create a Table in SQL Server Aubrey Love
Table Identify and Correct SQL Server Forwarded Records Brady Upton
Table Modify SQL Server database tables to keep similar columns together Greg Robidoux
Table Retrieving SQL Server Column Properties with COLUMNPROPERTY Greg Robidoux
Table SQL Script for SQL Server Table and Column Properties Hadi Fadlallah
Table SQL Server and Oracle Create Table Comparison Pablo Echeverria
Table SQL Server Table Design Guidelines - Data Types, Designing for Deletes and Primary Keys Jared Westover
Table Using Computed Columns in SQL Server with Persisted Values Atif Shehzad
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Building Better Data Models Brian Kelley & Vani Mishra
Principles of Data Modeling K. Brian Kelley
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