Consider a situation when you have a large number of databases on your SQL Server, and you are requested to grant user access to all SQL Server databases. How can you grant access to a user for all databases on a SQL Server instance?
cte1(N) As (Select 1 From (Values(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1)) N(N)),
cte2(N) As (Select Top (IsNull(DataLength(@String),0)) Row_Number() over (Order By (Select NULL)) From (Select N=1 From cte1 a, cte1 b, cte1 c, cte1 d) A ),
cte3(N) As (Select 1 Union All Select t.N+DataLength(@Delimiter) From cte2 t Where Substring(@String,t.N,DataLength(@Delimiter)) = @Delimiter),
cte4(N,L) As (Select S.N,IsNull(NullIf(CharIndex(@Delimiter,@String,s.N),0)-S.N,8000) From cte3 S)
Select Key_PS = Row_Number() over (Order By A.N) ,Key_Value = Substring(@String, A.N, A.L) ,Key_Pos = A.N From cte4 A
Select Key_PS = Row_Number() over (Order By (Select null)), Key_Value = LTrim(RTrim(B.i.value('(./text())', 'varchar(max)'))) From (Select x = Cast(''+ Replace(@String,@Delimiter,'')+'' as xml).query('.')) as A Cross Apply x.nodes('x') AS B(i)
Log Shipping:: It automatically sends transaction log backups from one database (Known as the primary database) to a database (Known as the Secondary database) on another server. An optional third server, known as the monitor server, records the history and status of backup and restore operations. The monitor server can raise alerts if these operations fail to occur as scheduled.
Mirroring:: Database mirroring is a primarily software solution for increasing database availability. It maintains two copies of a single database that must reside on different server instances of SQL Server Database Engine.
Replication:: It is a set of technologies for copying and distributing data and database objects from one database to another and then synchronizing between databases to maintain consistency. Using replication, you can distribute data to different locations and to remote or mobile users over local and wide area networks, dial-up connections, wireless connections, and the Internet.
How do you go about transferring a disk-based workload to the respective memory-optimized design? How do you process memory-optimized tables? How important for performance are natively-compiled Stored Procedures? Artemakis Artemiou comes up with a step-by-step guide to implementing an in-memory OLTP solution.
Every new version of SQL Server should have its own Adventureworks database. The reason is that SQL Server comes up with new features with every version and most of the new features need a new dataset sample to demonstrate the capabilities of the features. This is the why every version of SQL Server has its own AdventureWorks database.
A common scenario in many client-server applications is allowing the end user to dictate the sort order of results. Some people want to see the lowest priced items first, some want to see the newest items first, and some want to see them alphabetically. This is a complex thing to achieve in Transact-SQL because you can't just throw @SortColumn and @SortDirection into a straight T-SQL query.
Now, I’m not saying that this was previously not possible in SQL Server. There are solutions to this problem in other versions of the product in the form of temp tables, ROW_NUMBER() and TOP but I prefer OFFSET and FETCH to the others – it’s just simple!
One of the more serious questions in project scheduling, employee planning, and accounting of time is "How many workdays are there?" In other words, given a start date and an end date, how many weekdays (usually a "workday") are there in the date range including the start date and the end date?
Irawan Soetomo's insight:
SELECT (DATEDIFF(dd, @StartDate, @EndDate) + 1) -(DATEDIFF(wk, @StartDate, @EndDate) * 2) -(CASE WHEN DATENAME(dw, @StartDate) = 'Sunday' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) -(CASE WHEN DATENAME(dw, @EndDate) = 'Saturday' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END)
With a good SQL Server disaster recovery strategy, data recovery is not a problem. You have a reliable full database backup with valid data, a full database backup and subsequent differential database backups, or a full database backup and a chain of transaction log backups. But not all situations are ideal. Here we’ll address some sub-optimal scenarios, where you can still successfully recover data.
Setting up an alert to e-mail an operator with a message is a multiple step process. You can setup database mail, define an operator and an alert, but still no e-mail is being sent. So how do you send an alert to an operator?
The Porter stemming algorithm (or ‘Porter stemmer’) is a process for removing the commoner morphological and inflexional endings from words in English. Its main use is as part of a term normalisation process that is usually done when setting up Information Retrieval systems.
select SchemaName = s.name, TableName = t.name from sys.schemas as s inner join sys.tables as t on s.schema_id = t.schema_id inner join sys.columns as c on t.object_id = c.object_id inner join sys.identity_columns as ic on c.object_id = ic.object_id and c.column_id = ic.column_id group by s.name, t.name order by s.name, t.name;
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a flexible, cost-effective, easy-to-use cloud computing platform. Relational database management systems, or RDBMS, are widely deployed within the Amazon cloud. In this whitepaper, we help you understand how to deploy SQL Server databases on AWS. You can run SQL Server databases on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).
Columnstore indexes were first released with SQL server 2012 and have now gained a shiny new polish with the release of SQL server 2014. MSDN claims an increase of performance of up to 10 times can be gained by using column store indexes. But what are they and how are they better?
In SQL Server, the classic stored procedures that we know and love are interpretive. This means that when a stored procedure is executed for the first time, the SQL Server relational engine first compiles it, and then executes it. By contrast, when we create a natively compiled stored procedure, SQL Server compiles it into machine code immediately, and stores it in a DLL.
As such, it's typically a good idea to save in-memory OLTP, as well as in-memory stored procedures for applications where speed and efficiency are of the utmost importance. However, for those tables and procedures that you can move to in-memory, you will often see a huge improvement in performance over standard disk-based stored procedures.
There are two kinds of database indexes: unique and non-unique. Unique indexes and non-unique indexes are different. They are as different as night and day. They are as different as men and women. They are as different as code and data. In fact, unique indexes are code and non-unique indexes are data, and that's how they should be treated.
In this article we will discuss on the difference between SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON and SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER OFF. Please go through the article SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON/OFF Setting in Sql Server to have detailed information on this setting. As a better practice we should always use SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIERS ON setting.
Irawan Soetomo's insight:
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER must be ON when you are creating or changing indexes on computed columns or indexed views. If SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER is OFF, CREATE, UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE statements on tables with indexes on computed columns or indexed views will fail. For more information about required SET option settings with indexed views and indexes on computed columns, see "Considerations When You Use the SET Statements" in SET Statements (Transact-SQL). https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms174393.aspx
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