June 2004 Blog Posts
2 things, 1st, it's not the margartias and 2nd, anything that reads SOX sucks...I gotta read...
Here's the post by Derrick Leggit (to quit?)
And his article
OK: and the code that always seems to be asked for. And since rembereing things ain't a strong suite (would tyhat be clubs?)
An old trick in non identity RDBMS's (note: back then we didn't have the niceties of triggers to make sure the identity control table didn't get out of whack)
CREATE TABLE myTable99(Col1 int PRIMARY KEY, Col2 char(1), Col3ect int)GO
CREATE TABLE myTable99NextID(NextId int, InUseIND int)GO
-- Set the seed
INSERT INTO myTable99NextID(NextID, InUseIND) SELECT 0,0GO
CREATE TRIGGER myTrigger99NextID...
The Top 10 questions asked (and answered) at SQL Team. ALL helpf appreciated, and suggestions on the order of importance...
10. Where the Hell is Rob
9. Where is Part 2 of More Trees and Hierarchy
8. Why is Graz in a Nun's outfit
7. They have DBAs in Australia?
6. Backup, what's a backup
5. Why is my Tansaction log 30 GB?
4. How do I put the results of dynamic SQL into a variable
3. How do I make An IN statement work with a comma delimeted string
2. How do I search an entire database for a string
1. Where can I find a margarita
OK, there are a...
I just had to post this...
And as far as Thanks Go, It's to SQLTeam...
Best G-damn site on the planet
Rob, Nigel, Damain, Arthur, Bill, Tara...Damn the list is too long.....
Thank you everyone!
I need a new Yak Tshirt...my son confiscated my old one...
Could you imagine if SQLTeam was a consulting group?
For some reason this seems to be the season for people needing to dump a database to text....
Well Here's one way...should rewrite it to use INFORMATION_SCHEMA, but it works well enough..
If exists (select * from dbo.sysobjects where id = object_id(N'[dbo].[isp_bcp_out_database]') and OBJECTPROPERTY(id, N'IsProcedure') = 1)drop procedure [dbo].[isp_bcp_out_database]GO
CREATE PROC isp_bcp_out_database @dbName sysname , @fp varchar(255) , @User varchar(255) , @Pwd varchar(255)AS/* EXEC isp_bcp_out_database 'Northwind' , 'd:\Data\Northwind\' , 'sa' , ''
SET NOCOUNT ON
DECLARE bcpout CURSOR FOR SELECT -- 'EXEC Master..xp_cmdshell ' +-- '"D:\MSSQL7\Binn\bcp.exe ' + db_Name() + '.[' + TABLE_SCHEMA + '].[' + TABLE_NAME+'] ' 'bcp ' + db_Name() + '.[' + TABLE_SCHEMA + '].[' + TABLE_NAME+'] ' + 'out...
Well maybe if it was for a margarita...but me, I prefer Rocks no salt.
But it would be an interesting poll to see how often they are used.
Me, I've never used them...and in reading BOL, seems like more of a headache than anything else. Why not just create a function?
Geez what a lame post....just curious though...
Always seems to spark a very heated debate…So I’d like to make a list of Pros and Cons that I’d like to keep Adding to. All comments appreciated. So I’ll start with the CON’s, mostly because I believe there are a few reasons for a surrogate key, but it is usually WAY overused and also gets dbas/developers in more trouble .
EDIT: Ok a couple of response so far. I think I'd like to start a Poll (If that's possible). I'll add another pro for the devolpers in item #4.
EDIT: It's been suggested that surrogates are ANSI. I thought they were...