Another feature I wish SQL Server had.

I have been using Oracle databases since version 7.2 back in 1995, but starting in Oracle 10G released in 2003, they added a feature called the recycle bin. This feature does exactly what you think it would do. If you drop a table by accident you can recover the table and all of the data just like the Windows recycle bin is used to recover files.

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Msg 8115, Level 16 Arithmetic overflow

In Sql Server, if you try to count more than 2.1 billion rows or sum up values more than that, you will get this message: Msg 8115, Level 16, State 2, Line 1 Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type int.

Today I will show you the solution to this problem.

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SQL Server Columnstore Index Performance Benefits

If you have a data warehouse and you frequently run queries using aggregate functions like SUM, AVG, COUNT, etc, you need to investigate columnstore indexes. I am going to show you some performance benefits that come from using this new (8 years old now) index type.

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Connect SSIS to MS Access ACCDB databases

Before Microsoft changed Access from .mdb file extensions to .accdb, SSIS would work right out of the box connecting to Access databases.  Due to the new format, you now need to download additional drivers on any machine that runs the SSIS jobs.  I am going to show you how to do it right now.

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SQL Server 2019 New Feature — Msg 8152, Level 16, State 14 String or binary data would be truncated. Improvement!

There are all kinds of new features in the new version of SQL Server 2019.  One of the ones I am excited about is the additional information you now receive be default when you try to insert data that is too long to fit into an existing field.  In prior versions you would get the message below, but you would have no idea what row or field was causing the issue:

Msg 8152, Level 16, State 14, Line 5 String or binary data would be truncated.

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