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Week 5 – Winning Solution – Database Corruption Challenge

Find out more about the Week 5 Challenge on the overview blog post. The winning solution, was submitted by Patrick Flynn, just 3 hours and 18 minutes after the challenge was posted. Patrick provided me with the following steps, and TSQL

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An Awesome Day at SQL Saturday Redmond

Yesterday was SQL Saturday Redmond. It was a great day, I learned lots, met some great new people, and had a chance to catch up with some old friends. When most people hear about SQL Saturday for the first time,

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TSQL JOIN Types – SQL Saturday

Today I am presenting at SQL Saturday in Redmond Wa. My presentation is on SQL JOIN types. If you have seen my JOIN Types Poster, you should check it out. Download the slides and sample TSQL code: JOINs.zip Topics Covered

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TSQL OUTER JOINS (LEFT and RIGHT)

After learning the INNER JOIN when querying SQL Server, the LEFT OUTER JOIN and RIGHT OUTER JOIN are often what people attempt to learn next. The reason that I say attempt is that most people don’t get OUTER JOINs right the

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Simple Introduction to TSQL Cursors

Here is a 5 minute training with an overview of TSQL cursors, and how to get started with your first cursor on SQL Server. See Also: Live Training: Using Cursors and TSQL String Functions Last Weeks Training – Section 1

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Today’s Live Training: Using Cursors and TSQL String Functions

Here is the outline: Using Cursors Using String Functions Here is the link to the Google On Air Broadcast where you can watch for free. https://plus.google.com/events/ci8jms67qttuteegimrf4sj70sk After the presentation, I will update this page with a link to the YouTube

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Executing a TSQL batch multiple times using GO

Using the GO commend in TSQL to run a batch of code multiple times is something that I commonly do in demo’s and training’s.  What amazes me is how many people after the training will tell me that they didn’t know

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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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Weekly SQL Training – MERGE Statement and Recursive Queries

The free SQL Server Queries weekly training is being presented by Emergency Reporting. The training is being presented by Aaron Buma and myself. This week we are covering two topics, first the MERGE statement will be covered by Aaron, then

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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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