In part 3, I show how to automate creating new tables, dropping old tables, and adjusting the view.
In part 2, I look at general strategies for partitioning an archive table (even without Enterprise!) to reduce long-term data movement.
For T-SQL Tuesday #156, I talk about the qualities I expect in T-SQL code before I consider it "production quality."
Over a decade of posts and videos involving bad habits and best practices in SQL Server.
In this series, I look at strategies for archiving data and how it can impact your entire infrastructure.
For October's T-SQL Tuesday, Steve Jones asks us to talk about ways we've used dynamic SQL to solve problems.
SQL Server 2019 Cumulative Update #18 is available, with 26 enhancements. The build number is 15.0.4261.1.
SQL Server 2017 Cumulative Update #31 is available, with 24 enhancements. The build number is 14.0.3456.2. This is the last mainstream cumulative update for SQL Server 2017!
In this tip, I show how to simplify calculations involving nth weekday or non-weekday, with and without a calendar table.
For this month's T-SQL Tuesday, I talk about a not-quite-yet-announced feature in SQL Server 2022 that has the potential to function as a low-effort bad habit logger.
SQL Server 2019 Cumulative Update #17 is available, with 43 enhancements. The build number is 15.0.4249.2.
I look at DBA, DBRE, and SRE roles and share how they have differed in my experience.
I talk about ways to use wrapper functions to work around tedious syntax required by the new function, GENERATE_SERIES.
For this month's T-SQL Tuesday, I talk about the community event that had the most profound impact on my career and, more importantly, my life.
On the 10th anniversary of SQLPerformance.com, I look back on my favorite posts – one from each year.
For this month's T-SQL Tuesday, Deb Melkin asks us get up on our favorite soapbox. I have so many, but this time I picked a new one…
Logging tables can grow unchecked for years, and date range queries against them get more and more expensive if they don't use the clustered index. Read about one way I've mitigated this problem.
Using a fictitious future timeline, I explain how CUs and GDRs differ and why build number alone might not tell the whole story.
I talk about a few of the things I worked on in my first month as a DBRE at Stack Overflow.
In this tip, I show some real-life reasons why you may not want to create all the partitions you'll ever need up front.