You need to know SQL Server basics to keep database performance at the highest level. This knowledge will also help you to be prepared to any potential problems. When working with files, you may discover that there is not enough free space to store the required data in the file. By default, in such situations, SQL Server locks the file and extends it (it’s called – autogrow). Let us learn about SQL Server Index Fragmentation.
SQL SERVER – Easy Way to Import and Export SQL Server Data
I know from my personal experience that many SQL Server novice users have issues while uploading and downloading data in various formats. In my practice, this kind of tasks arise very often. I would prefer to automate the process for the recurrent tasks, if the file structure is not going to be changed. I can create a SSIS package, deploy it on a server and then schedule one through the SQL Agent.
SQL SERVER – Practical Tips to Reduce SQL Server Database Table Size – Experts Opinion
I am one of those fortunate people who has friends everywhere in the world. Syrovatchenko Sergey is one of my good friends who is an expert on SQL Server. When we met a few days ago in one of the event, we end up discussing about practical tips to reduce SQL Server database table size. Upon returning home, I found Sergey has sent me an amazing article on this subject. It is beautifully written article and I enjoyed it very much. Let us read what Sergey has to say about this subject in his own words.
SQL SERVER – Looking Inside SQL Complete – Advantages of Intellisense Features
Recently SQL Complete add-in was updated, which I use when writing SQL queries in SSMS. In the product history I saw that a several features were added, such as code refactoring or automatic semicolon insertion. However, in this post I do not want to talk about them. I have noticed a new logic for metadata queries, which significantly accelerated my work with database objects. So I decided to look inside SQL Complete… to understand how it works and what changed…. Let us learn about Advantages of Intellisense Features.
SQL SERVER – Generating Meaningful Test Data with dbForge Data Generator for SQL Server
Recently I faced with necessity of generating meaningful SQL data for testing purposes. During my search for a proper application for the task, I found out that Devart, a recognized developer of database solutions, released dbForge Data Generator for SQL Server, a GUI tool for fast generation of meaningful SQL data for development and testing purposes.
Using Power of Web to Query Databases / Sources With Skyvia
Web technologies are moving at a pace that we can hardly keep up in pace. More and more of investments are going on in the space of web that even database developers like me find it interesting. In the same context, recently I was exploring on Skyvia (SQL SERVER – Integrate Your Data with Skyvia – Cloud ETL Solution) from ETL to how one might query and was surprised to see how some of these can be made useful.
SQL SERVER – Collect and Analyze SQL Server Data Efficiently
dbForge Event Profiler is one of the most useful SQL Server “build-in” tools. The Profiler records data associated with various SQL Server events for further analysis. This data is stored in a trace file that can later be analyzed or used to replay a specific series of steps when trying to diagnose SQL Server relates problems. The tool allows you to view communications between a client and SQL Server, and gives you an insight into its internal performance. To take full advantage of its potential, download dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server for free now. Let us learn about Analyze SQL Server Data Efficiently.