Tag: Common Table Expressions

SQL Server 2005 End of Life – End of Support Today

Today marks the end of life of SQL Server 2005, originally release in November of 2005, this product has finally come to its end of life point. One of my favorite features that was introduced in SQL Server 2005 was

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CTE to Split a String in a function SplitString

Back in 2012 when I was writing my Common Table Expressions book, I came up with the following CTE in a function to split a string into rows. Original Post: http://stevestedman.com/2012/04/using-a-cte-to-split-a-string-into-rows/ At the time, I thought it was pretty handy

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Epic Life Goal Completed: Speaking at PASS Summit – Advanced CTEs

Last week I had the great opportunity to speak at PASS Summit 2015. My presentation was on Common Table Expressions.   Here is the sample code from the presentation. AdvancedCTEs.zip   Related Links: Common Table Expression (CTE) Month at SteveStedman.com (introduction)

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

There is a lot happening right now, so I thought I would put together a brief overview of upcoming speaking engagements. May 13th – When Corruption Strikes (PASS DBA Virtual Chapter Meeting) May 16th – Exploring SQL Server Join Types –

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SQL Saturday Redmond

Yesterday I blogged about submitting to SQL Saturday Denver, which is about 5 months away, after writing that post, I realized that I haven’t even blogged about SQL Saturday Redmond which is occurring in just over 2 weeks. SQL Saturday

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Today’s Training: SQL Queries Section 1 Review

As part of our weekly free SQL Query Training, we have split the 70-461 curriculum into 4 sections to prepare everyone to take the certification test later in the year. Today’s session is to review the first 25% of the

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Next Weekly Free SQL Training: A Review

We are currently about 25% of the way through the SQL Server 70-461 exam preparation class, which has been available through Google On Air Broadcasts every Thursday at 9:00am Pacific time. To celebrate the 25% mark, and to strengthen the

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Using a Common Table Expression Instead of a Derived Table

Here is a short video that shows how to convert those ugly derived table (SubQuery) queries into a common table expression to help clean up your TSQL code. This applies to Common Table Expressions on Microsoft SQL Server, and the

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Set Operators, Derived Tables and CTEs – Presentation downloads

Here is the agenda for this weeks free SQL training covering  Set Operators, Derived Tables and CTEs – Presentation to prepare for the 70-461 exam: —Set Operators —Derived Tables —Common Table Expressions This session is presented by Aaron Buma and myself.

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Introduction to CTEs Slides and Sample Queries

Today I am at SQL Saturday Portland Oregon, and at 9:00am I am presenting the Introduction To Common Table Expressions session: Here is the abstract: Have you ever wanted to create a recursive query, but didn’t see how to do

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