Category: SQL Server

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Query Table Metadata

There will inevitably come a day when you want to take a look at the metadata of the tables inside a database. This can be accomplished one of many ways, the quickest and easiest is to expand the columns node...

SQL Saturday Pensacola 0

SQL Saturday Pensacola

I know it has been almost a month since I posted last and this is not really a “real” post, but I assure you that new content is on the way.  I have a couple things in the works that...

Search Stored Procedure Text 7

Search Stored Procedure Text

There will come a day, if it has not already come and gone, when you will want to search through your stored procedures because you don’t remember which one did what you want to do.  Did that make sense?  Because...

Division: SQL Server Style 0

Division: SQL Server Style

When doing calculations in SQL Server queries it is important to know that anything without a decimal is going to be treated as an integer and therefore will cause the result to be an integer as well.  For instance, lets...

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Query to Find Database and Log File Information

I have recently been dealing with a situation with a client where the transaction log has become an issue.  Naturally during the research portion of trying to figure out what is wrong I wanted to find things like the size...

Database Recovery Models 0

Database Recovery Models

Database recovery is a very important thing, especially to DBA’s, and the occasional developer who screws something up.  Please note, I am a developer and I would NEVER mess ANYTHING up in a database.  I treat all databases equally and with respect.  Anyway, we are getting off...

Query SQL Server Job Tables 1

Query SQL Server Job Tables

If you have ever wanted to query the SQL Server job tables then you know they are a little cryptic. The following query will assist you in getting some useful information out of those tables. I recently wanted to be...

Multiple CTEs in One Query 0

Multiple CTEs in One Query

CTEs are a great thing to use in your query.  They are an excellent way to consolidate code and make it readable as well as create a “view” inside of your code.  One great thing I have used them for...

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Script Indexes With Your Tables

Scripting tables inside of SQL Server Management Studio is a very simple task.  Just right click and select script table.  The problem is that, but default, the indexes on a table are not part of the script.  Rather than scripting...

Select NULL AS Max or Min in SQL Query 4

Select NULL AS Max or Min in SQL Query

By default the functions MAX and MIN do not count NULL in their evaluation of your data.  If we have a column containing only dates for instance and there is a NULL date, MAX and MIN will both ignore that...