SQL Server – Formatted Date and Alias Name in ORDER BY Clause

CONVERT function can be used to change the format of DATE to various formats like MM/dd/yyy, dd/MM/yyy, yyy/MM/dd, etc. But have you ever noticed that this will produce resultset with a different order if the alias name is used in ORDER BY Clause? Well, I just learned about the formatted date from my recent consulting engagement Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check.

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SQL SERVER – Query to Find the Longest Running Function – Function Elapsed Time

I love my job of SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization consultant as every single day I walk into the customer door (well, to be honest, it is actually virtual door of GoToMeeting), I face new challenges and learn new ways to tune SQL Server. In this blog post, we will discuss Query to Find the Longest Running Function.

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