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Follow /3 Jul 2015 at 2:30pm / SQL Server

010 – Ayman El-Ghazali - WaterOx Consulting

Reading Time: 2 minutes The community makes it all happen! In WOxPod!, episode # 009 –... The post 010 – Ayman El-Ghazali appeared first on WaterOx Consulting .
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Chris Webb
Follow /3 Jul 2015 at 11:23am / SQL Server

Ensuring Columns Are Always Present In A Table Returned By Power Query

Disappearing or renamed columns in your data source can cause all kinds of problems when you’re importing data using Power Query: errors when you try to refresh the query, broken calculations in Power Pivot, PivotTables that reformat themselves and then...
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Follow /2 Jul 2015 at 10:19am / SQL Server

SSMS Tip Of The Day – Show Row Count

Today, when clicking around SSMS, I discovered this little helpful trick, that you probably already knew but here it comes anyway. If you want to see the number of rows in a table you can always use Select count ( * ) from TableName but it...
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Paul Turley
Follow /2 Jul 2015 at 2:10am / SQL Server

Power BI Hands-On Workshop at PASS Global Summit

Please join me at the PASS Global Summit in Seattle for a half-day, 3-hour hands-on Power BI mini workshop. Bring your laptop and let’s build a real business intelligence (BI) solution using Power BI! In this deep-dive session, we build a complete...
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Jason Brimhall
Follow /1 Jul 2015 at 8:19pm / SQL Server

Database Drops in SQL 2012

In the previous article on this topic (which can be read here), I discussed the problem of having a database get dropped and the need to find out who dropped the database and when they dropped it.  In that article, I demonstrated how the information ...
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James Serra
Follow /1 Jul 2015 at 4:00pm / SQL Server

What is Polyglot Persistence?

Polyglot Persistence is a fancy term to mean that when storing data, it us best to use multiple data storage technologies, chosen based upon the way data is being used by individual applications or components of a single application.  Different kinds...
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Follow /1 Jul 2015 at 3:30pm / SQL Server

Speaking at PASS Summit 2015 & SQL Live360! - WaterOx Consulting

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seattle, here we come! I am excited, and honored that it is... The post Speaking at PASS Summit 2015 & SQL Live360! appeared first on WaterOx Consulting .
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Chris Yates
Follow /1 Jul 2015 at 1:15pm / SQL Server

SQL Saturday Field Notes

As you walk toward the entrance the door opens and there stands a volunteer smiling welcoming you in. You make your way into the building where you are ushered toward the sign in table; there is where you are greeted by more volunteers who help you get...
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Kenneth Fisher
Follow /1 Jul 2015 at 1:00pm / SQL Server

Blocking and deadlocking on purpose

Blocking and deadlocking are not things you typically want to do deliberately. But sometimes you need to test error handling or prove a point and then you need to do the unusual. Blocking and Deadlocking are based on lock requests and locking is handled...
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Follow /30 Jun 2015 at 11:02pm / SQL Server

Don't Always Blame The Data

Just a quick post on this error I received yesterday. While I was working at a client, the application manager made some changes to a Slowly Changing Dimension of type 2 with effective dates, as mentioned here . This dimension contains the organisational...
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Ed Elliott
Follow /30 Jun 2015 at 8:00pm / SQL Server

Download SSMS, SSDT or SSDT-BI

It is a constant source of frustration for some people that it is hard to download SSDT or SSDT-BI or you download the wrong thing. This is an example of some frustration: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/c82354d0-2f88-4......
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Derik Hammer
Follow /30 Jun 2015 at 2:00pm / SQL Server

Writing Repeatable T-SQL

Writing code for a database is more of a challenge than writing for applications. Before the developers bite my head off, I do not mean that the languages, such as T-SQL, are more difficult or that applications are any less sophisticated than database...
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Chris Yates
Follow /29 Jun 2015 at 7:10pm / SQL Server

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Ricardo Leka
Follow /29 Jun 2015 at 4:07pm / SQL Server

Event Notification para monitorar DeadLock

A algumas semanas tivemos a necessidade de substituir a forma que usávamos para monitorar Dead Lock por alguma coisa mais usual… Antes o Dead Lock era gravado no errorlog e depois encaminhado por email para o time,,, isso não é usual já que fica...
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Follow /29 Jun 2015 at 2:30pm / SQL Server

Sneak Preview – Podcast 010 - WaterOx Consulting

Reading Time: 1 minutes Let’s Play A Game! So, just to tickle your fancy, here is... The post Sneak Preview – Podcast 010 appeared first on WaterOx Consulting .
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