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  • Which Edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 should you use?

    SQL Server 2008 R2 has just released to manufacturing (RTM’d) as I write this. With each new release, we make changes to the “Editions” we offer. A SQL Server “version” deals with the major changes in the product – and “edition” is a set of features and capabilities within that version (you’re welcome). So… definitely run over to ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on April 21, 2010
  • Spit it out already!

    You’ve probably seen that commercial where the chewing-gum company van stalks the guy who has been chewing the same piece of gum too long, and they attack him and make him chew another piece. I feel like that with SQL Server 2000. Almost every shop I go into has at least one primary application running on SQL Server 2000. Now, don’t get me wrong ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on January 6, 2010
  • If you are upgrading from SQL Server 2000 to 2008 and you never touched SQL Server 2005, then I feel sorry for you

    “I sense you skipped SQL Server 2005 in you...  Skipping SQL Server 2005 leads to a bigger learning curve...  A bigger learning curve leads to not knowing the product as well...Not knowing the product as well leads to suffering..Running in compatibility mode 8.0 is the path to the darkside.. SQL Server 2008 (mode 10.0) is the force...May ...
    Posted to Denis Gobo (Weblog) by Denis Gobo on July 9, 2008
  • A year in review, The 21 + 1 best blog posts on SQLBlog

    A year in review, The 21 + 1 best blog posts on SQLBlog Best posts according to me, it might have been the content or it might have been the comments. Either way here are the 21 + 1 posts I enjoyed the most. But wait the year is not over yet. Doesn't matter no one will write anything good till next year anyway (prove me wrong and I WILL update ...
    Posted to Denis Gobo (Weblog) by Denis Gobo on December 27, 2007
  • Return Null If A Value Is A Certain Value

    You need to return NULL only if the value of your data is a certain value. How do you do this? There are three different ways. NULLIFDECLARE @1 char(1)SELECT @1 ='D' SELECT NULLIF(@1,'D')REPLACEThis should not really be used, I just added it here to demonstrate that you can in fact use it.DECLARE @1 char(1)SELECT @1 ='D' SELECT ...
    Posted to Denis Gobo (Weblog) by Denis Gobo on November 6, 2007
  • Increase Your Productivity With Query Analyzer/SQL Server Management Studio

    Drag And Drop Column Names In Query Analyzer you can save a lot of time by using this trick instead of typing all the column names of a table Hit F8, this will open Object Browser Navigate to DatabaseName/TableName/Columns Click on the column folder and drag the column folder into the Code Window Upon release you will see that all the column names ...
    Posted to Denis Gobo (Weblog) by Denis Gobo on September 24, 2007
  • SQL Myth: Truncate Cannot Be Rolled Back Because It Is Not Logged

    I am still amazed at how many people still think that TRUNCATE TABLE is not logged. There is some logging going on but it is minimal, here is what Books On Line says:   TRUNCATE TABLE removes the data by deallocating the data pages used to store the table's data, and only the page deallocations are recorded in the transaction ...
    Posted to Denis Gobo (Weblog) by Denis Gobo on June 13, 2007
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