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  • xp_delete_file

    Introduction I built a SQL Server 2008 Maintenance Plan and included a Maintenance Cleanup Task. For those who don't work with this stuff every day, Maintenance Plans are actually SSIS packages. The short version of a long story is: I couldn't execute the Maintenance Plan on the server. I won't go into that (not now, at least); but I noticed a ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 11, 2009
  • SSIS Custom Tasks and Components Samples

    You can find SSIS 2005 Custom Tasks and Component Samples at CodePlex. At the same location you can find SSIS 2008 samples. How cool is that? The samples include source code in VB.Net and C#. They serve as a decent starting place for developing your own SSIS custom tasks and components. Free registration to CodePlex is required to access the ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 13, 2007
  • Context and Grain

    Introduction: The World Series (1979) and Photography Willie ''Pops'' Stargell started my interest in photography (...a funny way to start a post on a SQL Server blog site, but bear with me). Pops Stargell led the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to win the World Series. He was the MVP that year as well. My Mom, in the only time I ever remember her ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 3, 2007
  • A Follow-up to Database Professionals: An Enterprise Requirement

    Eric Wise drew some heat from the developer community at with this post about the need for a DBA during development (see my post on the subject here). I think Eric makes a couple good points, one explicit, one implied: 1. (Explicit) A DBA - or Database Developer, more accurately (and there is a difference) - adds ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 13, 2007
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