SQL Server has two basics kinds of indexes. They are clustered and nonclustered indexes. There are some fundamental differences to the two which are key to understanding before you can master index tuning.
It took me a little less time than I expected to get an acceptable build put together. Continued »
I’ve made some good progress on the Standalone SQL Agent that I’ve been working on. Continued »
Marc Salsberry has posted some pictures from the SoCal Code Camp on his facebook page.
If you know of other pictures please post links here or on Twitter with the #socalcodecamp tag.
A while back someone posted on the ITKE forum asking what Indexes where, and what they were used for. I put up a quick answer, but I felt that it deserved a more in depth blog post; so here it is.
I’m curious about how various people are handling source control in their environment for the database? SSIS, SSRS, etc are all easy. They plug directly into the normal source control providers. But how do you handle SQL object changes like table changes, and stored procedure changes?
So you’ve saved a plan guide into your SQL server, and you want to look at the plan. You can Query the sys.plan_guides catalog view and see the data exactly as you entered it, which works fine if you just have a hint in there. But if you have a full XML query plan that isn’t going to do you a lot of good since SSMS isn’t going to want to show you the all the XML as it is probably longer than it wants to display.
This little query should help you with that. You may need adjust it slightly to account for extra spaces in your plan guide, I tried to account for double spaces, but if you have more than two spaces anywhere in the top part you’ll need to tweak it.
Don’t forget that the SoCal Code Camp is this weekend on the Cal State Fullerton Campus.
The Code Camp is a free training session with about 100 sessions being held by local IT Professionals for local IT Professionals (or anyone else who wants to come and listen).
If you are looking for database sessions, last time I looked there were 9 SQL Server sessions being presented.
See you at the code camp.
Well, I’ve had Windows 7 for a week now, so I think that its time for an update. Continued »