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  • Relational Database Design Pre-Con at PASS

    Well, here we go again.  I am making my final preparations again for my ''How to Design a Relational Database'' pre-conference seminar coming up at PASS. If you want to know what the ''official'' abstract is, you can find it here and if you are already convinced and have credit card in hand, click here and register before the price ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on September 9, 2013
  • Busy months ahead

    Almost two months have passed since my last blog post. And while it’s true that I’ve had (much) longer breaks, I do have a good reason now. All the time that I would normally at least in part spend on preparing new blog posts is now reserved for preparing presentations for a few upcoming events. I’ll give you an overview – who knows, maybe you’ll ...
  • Security – how to assign rights to database objects

    A few days ago my team mate asked me to check out why one of the logins doesn’t have right to execute to a few stored procedures. Allegedly it had the right before. After a few minutes of digging in the source control it turned out that these procedures were scripted with explicit EXECUTE rights to them. However, some later updates to the code did ...
    Posted to Piotr Rodak (Weblog) by rodak.p@gmail.com on April 10, 2011
  • BNF – how to read syntax?

    A few days ago I read post of Jen McCown (blog) about her idea of blogging about random articles from Books Online. I think this is a great idea, even if Jen says that it’s not exciting or sexy. I noticed that many of the questions that appear on forums and other media arise from pure fact that people asking questions didn’t bother to read and ...
    Posted to Piotr Rodak (Weblog) by rodak.p@gmail.com on December 7, 2010
  • Setting reporting database–what happens behind the scenes

    When you install reporting server, you have in general two options available – either you install the reporting server and configure its database at the same time, or install just reporting service and point it to an existing database later. We had recently opportunity to configure server to point to existing reporting database. We encountered a ...
    Posted to Piotr Rodak (Weblog) by rodak.p@gmail.com on November 28, 2010
  • DEFAULT constraints and sp_bindefault

    When you deal with old databases, with origins somewhere around second half of nineteen nineties, you can expect all kinds of oddities, like funny naming conventions, (lack of) referential integrity, absence of clustered indexes and things like rules and defaults created separately from tables DDL. I just happen to work with such database. I see ...
    Posted to Piotr Rodak (Weblog) by rodak.p@gmail.com on September 20, 2010
  • Partitioned views

    I must say I am a big fan of views. They give flexibility of changing the logic of the data retrieval without affecting DAL layers in your application. I posted series of articles about updateable views and triggers on views, their application in SSIS for example. Recently we finished development of system that loads data from several external ...
    Posted to Piotr Rodak (Weblog) by rodak.p@gmail.com on September 10, 2010
  • Constructive versus Deconstructive

    I have been struggling to find a way to describe the fundamentals of first normal form for my PASS presentation, and this came to mind last night.  SQL works in a very constructive way, meaning that if you have base values (commonly referred to as atomic, or scalar values) then you can build up the view that you want.  However, have ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on October 18, 2006
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