September 1, 2008  11:00 AM

Getting more error data from SQL Server Replication



Posted by: Denny Cherry
distrib.exe, logread.exe, OutputVerboseLevel, Replication, replmerg.exe, snapshot.exe, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008

The error reporting in SQL Server Replication isn't all that great.  This is a well known issue that pretty much everyone knows about.  Something that I don't know if a whole lot of people know about, is that there is a way to get a lot more information from replication about what's going on, and...


July 22, 2008  11:00 AM

Back to Basics: The BACKUP DATABASE command



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Back To Basics, BACKUP DATABASE, SQL, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005

Now that you have objects created within your database, and data within the tables you need to secure your database in case of a server failure or accidental data deletion.  This would be done by taking backups of the database.  Backups are taken by using the BACKUP DATABASE command. The...


June 10, 2008  6:39 PM

Article: SQL Server memory configurations for procedure cache and buffer cache



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Article, Cache, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005

I've just published another tip over on SearchSQLServer.com.  This one is titled SQL Server...

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March 31, 2008  10:00 AM

Back To Basics: The UPDATE Statement



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Back To Basics, SQL, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, T/SQL, UPDATE

After you've inserted the data into the table, it's time to update the data.  We do this by using the UPDATE statement.  The update statment can be used in two ways.  The first is to update a record or set of records in a single table, by simply filtering the data in the table by using values...


March 24, 2008  10:00 AM

Back To Basics: The INSERT Statement



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Back To Basics, INSERT statement, SQL, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, T/SQL

While the SELECT statement is probably the most important command, the INSERT comes in handy.  The INSERT statement is used to do exactly what it sounds like, it inserts data into a table.  There are two ways to insert data into a table.  The first is to pass in each of the values, and the...


March 10, 2008  10:00 AM

Back To Basics: The SELECT Statement



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Back To Basics, SELECT statement, SQL, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, T/SQL

There are four basic commands in databases.  They are SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE.  Probably the most important of these is the SELECT command.  The SELECT command is how the data in the database is retrieved and displayed. (All these code samples can be run on all versions of Microsoft...


March 3, 2008  10:00 AM

T/SQL Back To Basics



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Back To Basics, SQL, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008

I've seen a lot of posts online over the last few weeks with people asking about basic query syntax.  So over the next few posts I'm going to show some basic T/SQL queries as well as some more "advanced" features and syntaxes. Hopefully you'll find these syntaxes useful. All the code...


January 28, 2008  8:00 AM

Guide to Installing SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 on the same machine



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Installation, SQL, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005

You can install SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 on the same machine.  I always recommend that they be installed in this order to try and get everything working as best as possible.

  1. Install SQL 2000
  2. Install SQL 2005
  3. Install SQL 2000 SP4 (Or the latest service...


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