Linked Server — Data type is not supported

One day I was trying to query Oracle data through a SQL Server Linked Server and received the following error:

Msg 7354, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The OLE DB provider "OraOLEDB.Oracle" for linked server "CEGIS" supplied invalid metadata for column "SHAPE".
The data type is not supported.


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SQL Server email trigger when table is updated

Sometimes you have very important tables that you need to be alerted if there are any changes made to the data.  You can setup a trigger that sends you an email whenever an insert/delete/update is done to any of the data.

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SQL Saturday Cleveland #821

Yesterday was the Cleveland edition of SQL Saturday.  If you do not know what SQL Saturday is, you really need to follow this link:

From their site:  “Free, high quality, 1-day, SQL Server Training events.  You’ll find it’s a great way to spend a Saturday.”  If you go to their site, you can also download slides, pdf’s and scripts from previous sessions from all of the other cities.  I also recommend you sign up approx 3 months before the day of the class so you do not get shut out.  Today I am going to give you a rundown on the sessions I attended.

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