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SQL SERVER – Repeate String N Times Using String Function REPLICATE

I came across this SQL String Function few days ago while searching for Database Replication. This is T-SQL Function and it repeats the string/character expression N number of times specified in the function. SELECT REPLICATE( ' https://blog.sqlauthority.com/ ' , 9 ) This repeats the string https://blog.sqlauthority.com/ to 9 times in…
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SQLAuthority News – Book Review – Microsoft(R) SQL Server 2005 Unleashed (Paperback)

SQLAuthority.com Book Review : Microsoft(R) SQL Server 2005 Unleashed (Paperback) by Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein Link to book on Amazon Short Review : SQL Server 2005 Unleashed is focused on Database Administration and day-to-day administrative management aspects of SQL Server. All the chapters of this…
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SQL SERVER – Comparison Index Fragmentation, Index De-Fragmentation, Index Rebuild – SQL SERVER 2000 and SQL SERVER 2005

Index Fragmentation: When a page of data fills to 100 percent and more data must be added to it, a page split occurs. To make room for the new data, SQL Server must move half of the data from the full page to a new page. The new page that…
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SQL SERVER – Explanation and Comparison of NULLIF and ISNULL

Explanation of NULLIF
NULLIF ( expression , expression )

Returns a null value if the two specified expressions are equal. NULLIF returns the first expression if the two expressions are not equal. If the expressions are equal, NULLIF returns a null value of the type of the first expression. NULLIF is equivalent to a searched CASE function in which the two expressions are equal and the resulting expression is NULL.

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