Connect Digest : 2012-07-06

I've filed a few Connect items recently that I think are important.

In #752210, I complain that the documentation for DDL triggers suggests that they can prevent certain DDL from being run, which is not the case at all.*/

In #745796, I complain that scripting datetime data in Management Studio yields output that contains a binary representation instead of a human-readable string. I suspect this is to avoid ambiguity but I guess someone forgot that there are unambiguous formats available (*cough* YYYYMMDD *cough*).*/

In #752629, I complain about the broken procedure sp_msforeachdb, which I've complained about many times before and have even written a more functional, alternative version that actually works. I really think they need an ultimatum here: either fix the thing or turn it off by default. The only downside to turning it off by default: this will break maintenance plans that are probably breaking silently anyway.*/


Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips, and have had the honor of speaking at more conferences than I can remember. In non-tech life, I am a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him. If I've helped you out, consider thanking me with a coffee. :-)