SQL SERVER – FIX : ERROR : Cannot find template file for new query (C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\ Binn\VSShell\Common7\ IDE\sqlworkbenchprojectitems\Sql\ SQLFile.sql)

Just a day ago while playing with SQL Server I suddenly faced a new kind of error, which I have never seen before. This error happens when clicked on New Query in SQL Server Management Studio. Let us learn in this blog post how we will fix the error – cannot find template file for a new query. 

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SQL SERVER – 2005 – Database Table Partitioning Tutorial – How to Horizontal Partition Database Table

I have received calls from my DBA friend who read my article SQL SERVER – 2005 – Introduction to Partitioning. He suggested that I should write a simple tutorial about how to horizontal partition database table. Here is a simple tutorial which explains how a table can be partitioned.

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SQL SERVER – Reclaim Space After Dropping Variable – Length Columns Using DBCC CLEANTABLE

All DBA and Developers must have observed when any variable length column is dropped from table, it does not reduce the size of table. Table size stays the same till Indexes are reorganized or rebuild. There is also DBCC command DBCC CLEANTABLE, which can be used to reclaim any space previously occupied with variable length columns. Variable length columns include varchar, nvarchar, varchar(max), nvarchar(max), varbinary, varbinary(max), text, ntext, image, sql_variant, and xml. Space can be reclaimed when variable length column is also modified to lesser length.

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