About two months ago I reviewed book SQL Server 2005 Practical Troubleshooting: The Database Engine. Yesterday I received a request from reader, if I can write something from this book, which is not common knowledge in DBA community. I really like the idea, however I must respect the Authors copyright about this book. This book is unorthodox SQL book, it talks about things which can get you to fix your problem faster, if problem is discussed in book. There are few places it teaches behind the scene SQL stories.
Few days ago, there was complex condition when we had one database on two different server. We were migrating database from one server to another server using nightly backup and restore. Based on database server stored procedures has to run different logic. We came up with two different solutions. 1)…Read More
SQL Server 2005 has new OUTPUT clause, which is quite useful. OUTPUT clause has accesses to inserted and deleted tables (virtual tables) just like triggers. OUTPUT clause can be used to return values to client clause. OUTPUT clause can be used with INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE to identify the actual…Read More