Join a List of Values

There are multiple ways of retrieving data from a table when you have a list of values. This article explores the use of the table value constructor.

Database Offline – Redux

A database can be offline at the time that you take over responsibility of the database. You will be asked when it was taken offline. This script will help you get a reasonable deduction for that offline event in the absence of better data.

Incorrect Syntax – What?

Intuitive errors are very helpful when trying to troubleshoot a problem. On the other hand, when we receive an error that is vague, we sometimes find ourselves wanting to throw the laptop out the window. What do we do though when the error message really does look to be pretty intuitive but we can’t figure out where the problem is?

Linked Servers and Stats

A linked server is a fabulous feature in SQL Server to help accomplish various data tasks between local and remote servers. There is a time and a place for the use of linked servers.

Endpoint Owners – Back to Basics

“What the heck is an endpoint?” Well, that is a good question. An endpoint in the simplest form is a connection or point of entry into SQL server.

SSRS Subscription Schedules – Enhanced

With the ability to create content delivery schedules, or to subscribe to report content delivery, it becomes very important to also know when the various reports are scheduled to be delivered.

SSRS Subscription Schedules

With the ability to create content delivery schedules, or to subscribe to report content delivery, this imposes a requirement to also know when the various reports are scheduled to be delivered.

SSRS Custom Shared Schedule

Reporting Services is a pretty feature rich tool for delivering reports to various consumers. Unfortunately, the scheduling capability within SSRS is fairly weak.

Parse Dynamics AX Context Info

In this article I will only be discussing the AX product and an easy tweak to make troubleshooting that product much easier from the perspective of the database administrator. This tweak is to enable the context info from within the administration console.

User Contains Invalid Characters – Back to Basics

While creating database users, it is possible to encounter an invalid character error message. This article will help clarify the error message.