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TSQL Tuesday: “Disabling” Triggers Without ALTERs

I’ve worked with my share of Triggers over the years. Most of the time, they were relatively simple affairs – do a simple update to a date if a row changed or track some basic audits somewhere.

Very Simple Data Entry with C# Winforms & Datasets

I recently needed to generate a quick and dirty app for data entry into a normalized database. I’ve done this sort of thing in Access before so started to play with it a little. After getting one

TSQL Tuesday #102: Giving Back

This TSQL Tuesday comes to us from Riley Major (b | t), He asks us in what ways we can give back to the SQL Community. He suggests blogging, speaking, answering questions, mentoring, or if we have

Azure DB, ROUTE ADD, and VPNs

One of the things that I have to content with every now and then with Azure SQL is accessing our Azure SQL databases through the corporate VPN. Our servers are set up to only allow access from

T-SQL Tuesday #99 : Singing and Music

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Aaron Bertrand (b/t), and he offers as a topic what he calls Dealer’s Choice. We can either share something about which we’re passionate outside of the world of SQL Server

T-SQL Tuesday #97 – Learning Goals for 2018

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is brought to us by Mala Mahadevan.  Mala has challenged us to set some goals for our own learning in 2018. This could be learning to improve our social skills, technical skills, or

TSQL Tuesday #96: Folks Who Have Made a Difference

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday, hosted by ewald, touches on the people who have made a positive difference in our journeys in the SQL Server world. Please pardon if you’re reading this and feel left out – that’s

Handling Late-Arriving Members in SSIS

I was chatting with some other SQL Community members recently and the topic of handling late-arriving members for a warehouse load came up. I figured it was worth taking a couple of minutes to share the general

ER Diagram Software Options for SQL Server

I’ve seen this come up several times recently in the SQL Server Community. There are diagrams built in to SSMS, but they’re a bit limited in their usefulness. You can’t easily break them down into sub-models or

SSRS, Data Sources, Stored Credentials, and Service Accounts

I was helping with the setup of a new SSRS instance on our servers recently and was puzzled when we tried to configure the data source. I wanted to set up a shared data source with a