In the last post I wrote about what ScriptDOM is and why it is useful. From this post, I will explain how it can be put to use. What it does when you pass a script to it is to parse it, check if it is free of syntax errors, and build what is called… Continue reading Parsing scripts with ScriptDOM
I am trying to get started on blogging again this year…T-SQL Tuesday came in handy with a great topic. This month’s host is Andy Yun(t |b). Andy’s challenge for us is to write about some notion ‘something you’ve learned, that subsequently changed your opinion/viewpoint/etc. on something. ‘ There are many things on which I’ve changed my… Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday 146: Where should business logic reside?
I decided to resume tech blogging after a long break and this tsql-tuesday came in handy. This month’s blog part is hosted by John McCormack (B|T). He would like us to blog about handy scripts. I use Query Store a lot where I work – and I’d like to share queries I use on Query… Continue reading TSQL-Tuesday 143: Short Code Examples
I was planning a blog post for a TSQL2sday..instead would up writing an obituary blog post for a dear friend who passed on yesterday. Brian Moran was among the older members of the community. I was introduced to him by a mutual friend at a SQL saturday many years ago. I recognized him instantly as… Continue reading Crocs and Naps….
I will be delivering a lightning talk at DataMinutes on June 7th on this topic. I thought it would help to write a synopsis of what am going to talking of on my blog post. SMO – essentially stands for SQL Server Management Objects…this is a .net based scripting model Microsoft created to perform several… Continue reading Scripting using SMO
I restarted speaking with New Stars of Data today – I gave a talk on Database documentation. Below is the script I created to pull metadata into an excel file if you need it. Thank you Mladen Prajdic(t) for being the original inspiration for this.
I am part of a weekly talk show we run at the TriPASS user group, called ‘Shop Talk’. Shop Talk was the brainchild of Kevin Feasel, our key user group lead..we meet on a bi weekly basis and discuss random tech topics related to sql server. Some of these are questions from our audience, and… Continue reading Old but not gone…
This month’s TSQL Tuesday invite is from James McGillivray – he asks people to write about what they were/are doing to take a break during this crisis ridden time we are in.Breaks are very important – it is very easy to drive ourselves deeper into work when we are working from home. I personally still… Continue reading TSQL Tuesday #134 – Taking a break
Most of my blog is filled with posts related to PASS in some way. Events, various volunteering opportunities, keynote blogging, this or that…With the demise of the organization, I wanted to write one final post but wondered what it could be..I could write about what I think caused it go down, but that horse has… Continue reading End of an Era – SQL PASS and Lessons learned
This was the first year in 16 years for me that there has been a fall season without the PASS Summit to go to. Every year, during the fall, it has been a soul sustaining practice to pack up and head to the summit (typically, Seattle) and spend a week with friends – learning, sharing… Continue reading PASS Summit 2020 – My experience