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Mladen Prajdić  I'm from Slovenia and I'm currently working as a .Net (C#) and SQL Server developer.

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April 2009 Blog Posts

Comparing SQL Server HASHBYTES function and .Net hashing

A while back we had an interesting problem at work. We were calculating MD5 hashes for some values in both .Net and SQL Server and although the input values were all the same our MD5 hashes were different. After some time spent looking dumbfounded at the code I’ve realized what the bug was and started laughing. I saw that HashBytes function was the “culprit”. HashBytes function was introduced in SQL server 2005 to simplify creating hashes in the database. It can convert values to MD2, MD4, MD5, SHA, or SHA1 formats. HashBytes' result depends on the input text’s data type...

posted @ Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:43 AM | Feedback (4) | Filed Under [ .Net SQL Server ]

SQL Server - Find missing and unused indexes

Indexes are one of the most important database features. Without them your database will crawl under a table in fear of simple queries on large tables or complex queries on small tables. That’s why one of the most important things a DBA or a database developer should know is basic index maintenance. Performance problems are usually result of missing indexes. Index tuning is more of an art than it is a science since possible workloads are so many that there is no one rule to rule them all. It’s a mixture of testing, implementing, retesting and reimplementing. For this purpose...

posted @ Wednesday, April 08, 2009 11:46 PM | Feedback (5) | Filed Under [ SQL Server ]

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