When a SSRS subscription fails to run successfully, it will automatically retry 3 times with 15 minutes between runs. This is a good default, but sometimes you want to change those settings. Below I will show you how.
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Here is problem you may encounter using a Linked Server connecting to an Oracle Database. I was trying to create a table in SQL Server with data from an Oracle database using a Linked Server and I received this error: Unable to enlist in the transaction Msg 7391, Level 16, State 2
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I was trying to truncate a table on a remote server using a Linked Server and received the following error:
Msg 4701, Level 16, State 1, Line 6
Cannot find the object "bill" because it does not exist or you do not have permissions.
Read on to see how I solved this issue.
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I setup a linked server on a new database server and was trying to run a query that runs against an Oracle database and I got the following error:
Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
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The OLE DB provider “OraOLEDB.Oracle” for linked server “ccbtst” reported an error. Access denied.
Msg 7350, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Cannot get the column information from OLE DB provider “OraOLEDB.Oracle” for linked server “ccbtst”.
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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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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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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Many times you have applications that need to have a SQL Server login instead of one that uses Windows authentication. So you create one, and then you try to login using the credentials and you get the dreaded: Login failed for user Error: 18456 error. Below I am going to show you one way that fixes the issue.
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Did you ever have a csv file that somebody wanted loaded into the database so they could do a quick analyses on it? You could create a SSIS project or use the SSMS import data task, but here is a nice quick and easy way to do it using TSQL.
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How do you freeze the header rows on a SSRS report so it looks like Excel when you freeze panes and scroll down? Read on and find how easy it is.
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