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Welcome to my weblog. My name is Jeff Smith, I am software developer in Boston, MA and I was recently named a 2009 SQL Server MVP. Check in frequently for tips, tricks, commentary and ideas on SQL Server and .NET programming.


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April 2005 Blog Posts

SQL Problem Solving: Identify ... and then Simplify!

Commonly here at the SQLTeam forums, users seeking assistance explain in long detail their situation and mention how they have millions of rows of data to deal with or dozens of tables and how complicated it all is. Invariably, those of us offering help will be confused by the requirements (they often aren't stated very clearly or completely) and we'll ask for a small sample of data to work with.

posted @ Friday, April 29, 2005 2:11 PM | Feedback (8) | Filed Under [ Techniques ]

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