Tag: CASE

Database Corruption Challenge Week 7 – Alternate Solution

The alternate solution to the Database Corruption Challenge this week was created by Patrick Flynn. This solution is the only solution to successfully recover all the data without using any of the backups. If the challenge had been structured differently

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Using the TSQL CASE Statement

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to use the T-SQL CASE function on SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014 0r newer. This was originally part of my free SQL query training for the 70-461 certification exam. Here is the

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Using the TSQL IIF Function

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to use the IIF function on SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014 0r newer. This was originally part of my free SQL query training for the 70-461 certification exam. Here is the sample

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SQL Server 2012 IIF Statement

SQL Server 2012 introduces the IIF statement. It is very similar to the IIF statement in MS Access. I have extracted the IIF part of my presentation on Whats new in SQL Server 2012, and turned it into a video

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Sessions submitted to SQL Saturday Vancouver BC

I had so much fun at SQL Saturday in Vancouver BC last year, I have decided to go again. The sessions submitted are: The “Run Faster” Switch The NO_LOCK hint is often believed to be the “Run Faster” switch, but

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TSQL 2012 CHOOSE Function

In SQL Server 2012 there is a new function called CHOOSE that takes in an offset, and a list of options.  Choose is a function that returns the item at a specific index. Syntax: —CHOOSE(index, val_1, val_2, val_3, …) —If

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IIF in TRANSACT SQL on SQL SERVER 2012

For years I have heard the question of how can I do an IIF in TSQL?  Honestly I never thought it would be that useful since the CASE statement is easy enough to use, but after seeing it in TSQL

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