SQL Server – 2008 – Cheat Sheet – One Page PDF Download

Very frequently I have been asked to create a page, post or article where in one page all the important concepts of SQL Server are covered. SQL Server 2008 is very large subject and can not be even covered 1000 of pages. In daily life of DBA there are few commands very frequently used and for novice developers it is good to keep all the important SQL Script and SQL Statements handy.

I have attempted to create cheat sheet for SQL Server 2008 most important commands. User can print this in one A4 size page and keep along with them. This can be used in interviews where T-SQL scripts are being asked.

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SQL SERVER – Guidelines and Coding Standards Part – 2

To express apostrophe within a string, nest single quotes (two single quotes). Example: SET @sExample = 'SQL''s Authority' When working with branch conditions or complicated expressions, use parenthesis to increase readability. IF ((SELECT 1 FROM TableName WHERE 1=2) ISNULL) To mark a single line as comment use (–) before the statement.…
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SQL SERVER – Guidelines and Coding Standards Part – 1

Use “Pascal” notation for SQL server Objects Like Tables, Views, Stored Procedures. Also tables and views should have ending “s”. Example: UserDetails Emails If you have big subset of table group than it makes sense to give prefix for this table group. Prefix should be separated by _. Example: Page_…
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SQL SERVER – 2008 – Fix Connection Error with Visual Studio 2008 – Server Version is not supported

While attending conference SQLAuthority Author Visit – Microsoft Student Partner Conference, some developers informed me that SQL SERVER 2008 cannot be connected to Visual Studio 2008 and error displays as MS does not support SQL Server version. I was surprised initially as I could not believe that two MS products are…
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SQLAuthority News – SharePoint – Steps To Create A Custom WebPart – Deploy It SharePoint Site

SharePoint is one interesting software from Microsoft. My outsourcing location unit is working on one large project of SharePoint. Based on users feedback and overwhelming response to article SQL Server – Error : Fix : SharePoint Stop Working After Changing Server (Computer) Name I am posting one more article which…
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SQL Server – Error : Fix : SharePoint Stop Working After Changing Server (Computer) Name

If Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) and your database (MS SQL Server) are running together on same physical server, changing the name of the server (computer) using operating system may create non-functional SharePoint website. When you change the physical server name the SharePoint is already connected to the SQL instance…
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SQLAuthority Author Visit – Microsoft Student Partner Conference

The Microsoft Student Partner Program is a worldwide initiative to sponsor students who are interested in technology. The program mainly focuses on improving students skills for enjoyability, called Microsoft Student Partners (MSP). I was recently (August 30, 2008) invited to present technical session at conference held in my City. I…
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