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SUBSTRING Command in SQL: A Primer

SQL Server

Similar to my article regarding the SQL Server STUFF command, today we will be examining the...
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SQL Server Primary Key

SQL Server

Across all major RDBMS products, Primary Key in SQL constraints has a vital role. They identify the records present in a table uniquely....
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SQL Server System Databases – MSDB Maintenance

Database administation, Database Optimization & Structure, SQL Server

In the previous articles of the SQL Server System Databases series, we have gone through the System Databases that are installed by default...
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SQL GROUP BY- 3 Easy Tips to Group Results Like a Pro

Database development, SQL Server, Statements

Grouping is an important feature that helps organize and arrange data. There are a lot of ways to...
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Understanding the Database Level Collation and Impact of Changing it for a Database

Database administation, SQL Server, Work with data

When you develop an application or write a code in the SQL database system, it is crucial to understand how data will be sorted and...
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10 SP_EXECUTESQL Gotchas to Avoid for Better Dynamic SQL

SQL Server • One Comment

Do you know how powerful a tool like dynamic SQL can be? Use it the wrong way, and you can allow someone to take over your database. Plus,...
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SQL Server Transactional Replication Configuration

Database administation, SQL Server, Transaction Log

Transactional Replication in SQL Server is one of the most commonly used Replication techniques to...
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A Simple Use Case for Indexes on Primary Keys

Database administation, Database development, Indexes, Perfomance Tuning, SQL Server • 3 Comments

Introduction Recently we encountered an interesting performance problem on one of our SQL Server databases that process transactions at a...
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Introduction to Synonyms in SQL Server

Database administation, SQL Server, Work with data • One Comment

A synonyms in SQL Server are database objects that give an alternative name to the database objects existing locally or on the remote...
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Use Cases for SQL Server MERGE Statement: Syncing Online and History Tables

Database development, SQL Server, Statements, Tables

INTRODUCTION The SQL Server MERGE statement is an incredibly useful tool for carrying out DML...
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