Category Archives: SQL

Searching for underscores with LIKE

I got caught out by a Gotcha which has caught me out many times and hopefully wont again ( but it will). I was looking for a specific piece of text within a sql module in a Database, simple right! … Continue reading

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SQL Server and sending messages to Slack. ( or how I stopped worrying about emails) Part 3

In Part 1 and 2 of this series I demonstrated how to create a Slack Integration and then use Azure Data Studio to Test the integration. These will need to be completed for the following SQL Server implementation to be … Continue reading

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SQL Server and sending messages to Slack. ( or how I stopped worrying about emails) Part 2

This is part 2 of a set of articles Part 1 which details the setting up of the Slack Integration can be found SQL Server and sending messages to Slack. ( or how I stopped worrying about emails) Part 1 … Continue reading

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Part 1 of a series of 3. Details how to create a Slack Bot. Later parts of the series explain how to use Azure Data Studio and SQL Server to send messages to this Slack integration Continue reading

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Schema visibility using xml_schema_namespace

One of the issues I’ve faced is the constant referencing and rereferencing of XML Schemas that are stored against a database.  the xml_schema_namespace dmv helps with this.  it takes 2 parameters.  the schema of the database object XML Schema and … Continue reading

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being silly with spatial data

Okay, a fun post with no educational value (sort of). My Adopted Twin, also a Database geek, has been under the weather recently so to cheer her up I have been playing with spatial data, under her orders to create … Continue reading

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Schema validation using Reg Ex

One of the most powerful tools that XML in SQL Server brings to the table is Regular expresions. In XML Schemas Regular Expressions are an easy method to validate your data without having to bolt on complex CLR functions to … Continue reading

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XML .value simple syntax

There are several ways to get .value to extract an item of information from xml.  in the following article I will show some of the syntax and reasons why some methods are better than others. All the calls in this … Continue reading

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Reducing size of a nonclustered index with Filtering

SQL Server 2008 has a very nice new feature that enables a partial index to be created based on a specific where clause. I have recently used this as an solution checking a table that contained an isSent flag. by creating a … Continue reading

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