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CUBE and GROUPING

December 28, 2012

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CUBE was introduced in SQL Server 2005. When you use the CUBE operator it generates a result set of every possible combination from your set of columns; much like a CUBE would be generated if you were using analysis services. the CUBE operator isn’t something I’ve had to use much so I’ll show you an example. […]

Inserting the results of a stored procedure into a table

October 18, 2012

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Recently, I needed to find out the schema of a resultset returned by a Stored Procedure so I could pass some failing SQL Unit Tests. I needed to know the columns, the column order and exact datatypes. Without access to a client to run the procedure I needed a way to do this with just […]

August 15, 2012

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I think it depends on your requirements, I’ve used a similar flag to indicate “active” records but this also had an automated process to move inactive records into a separate table so those operations could batched.

SQL Server Test Driven Development with Redgate’s SQL Test

August 13, 2012

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I’ll be providing a more detailed post on this shortly, in the meantime please check out http://www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-test/. SQL Test internally uses tSQLt, a popular open source framework, combined with Redgate’s expert knowledge of providing add-ons to management studio means that we now have an integrated toolset for test driven development in the SQL world. Why […]

SQL Server 2008 Full Text slowness

September 16, 2008

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A possible fix to slow performance in SQL 2008 integrated full text search.

Insert into temporary table from Stored Procedure

May 6, 2008

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Example of SQL Server 2008's ability to insert data into temporary tables or table variables from an EXEC statement . This includes populating the temporary objects from a stored procedure.

FDHost Account Password Expiry Issue In CTP6

April 30, 2008

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Simon Sabin posted about this a few weeks back but I hit the issue he described today so I wanted to write about it and what I had to do. The issue I am talking about is related to the account Full Text host uses to perform out of process tasks. This account, in CTP6, […]