SQL SERVER – 2005 – Sample Example of RANKING Functions – ROW_NUMBER, RANK, DENSE_RANK, NTILE

I have not written about this subject for long time, as I strongly believe that Book On Line explains this concept very well. SQL Server 2005 has total of 4 ranking function. Ranking functions return a ranking value for each row in a partition. All the ranking functions are non-deterministic.…
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SQL SERVER – 2005 – Connection Property of SQL Server Management Studio SSMS

Following images quickly explain how to connect to SQL Server with different connection property. It can be useful when connection properties need to be changed for SQL Server when connected. I use this in my company when I connect to one of our servers using named pipes instead of TCP/IP. Let us learn about Connection Property of SQL Server Management Studio SSMS.

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SQLAuthority News – Latest Interesting Downloads and Articles

White Paper: Precision Considerations for Analysis Services Users This white paper covers accuracy and precision considerations in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. For example, it is possible to query Analysis Services with similar queries and obtain two different answers. While this appears to be a bug, it actually is due…
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SQL SERVER – 2005 – Open SSMS From Command Prompt – sqlwb.exe Example

This article is written by request and suggestion of Sr. Web Developer at my organization. Due to nature of this article most of the content are referred from Book On-Line. sqlwb command prompt utility which opens SQL Server Management Studio. sqlwb command does not run queries from command prompt. sqlcmd…
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