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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.   Related Links: Common Table Expression (CTE) Month at (introduction)

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Deleting from a CTE with an EXISTS statement

During my 24 Hours of Pass presentation on Advanced CTE’s today I was asked the question about deleting from a CTE when it uses an EXISTS statement that queries another table. I figured I would create quick blog post to show

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24 Hours of PASS – Advanced CTE Presenation

Today I am presenting on Advanced Common Table Expressions as part of the 24 Hours of PASS conference. It is being webcast so check it out if you can. The outline for the presentation will be the following: Recursive Queries

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Advanced Common Table Expressions – 24 Hours of PASS

On Wednesday June 24th at 6:00pm pacific time or( 25 Jun 2015 01:00 GMT ) will be speaking at the 24HOP (24 Hours of Pass) conference which is broadcast online. I will be presenting on Advanced Common Table Expressions, and it is

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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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Next Week’s Free SQL Training: MERGE Statement and Recursive Queries

Next week, on Thursday Feb 26th Aaron Buma and I, as part of the Free SQL Training, will be presenting on the use of the MERGE Statement and how to do Recursive Queries. This is intended to help prepare TSQL

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What is a Common Table Expression

I just a added a video to YouTube titled “What is a Common Table Expression”.  This video covers the extreme basics of what a CTE is on Microsoft SQL Server, and how to write that CTE in TSQL. Here is

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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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SQL Saturday #265 in Portland Oregon

I will be attending SQL Saturday #265 in Portland Oregon on November 16th 2013. This will be my second time attending SQL Saturday in Portland, and it is looking to be a great event. There are some great speakers on

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A great day at PASS Summit today.

I started out the day with the keynote presentation with some great info on PASS and the PASS volunteers, followed by Microsoft presenting  on in memory tables, and native compilation for stored procedures, described and demonstrated as “Wicked Fast”. Next

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