Author Archives: Steve Schneider

About Steve Schneider

I was born (again) in June of 1983 when I came to know Jesus Christ as my saviour. You too, can know Him, and know Peace. We all have sinned, and fallen short of the grace of God. But, God demonstrates His love for us in this, that while we were still sinners, He died for us. Email me, and I can show you how to know Jesus. He is highly worth knowing!

Import tab delimited data files directly into SQL Server via SSMS

Recently, I wanted to bring data into a SQL Server table, and I wanted to do so w/o SSIS. I know that I had done this before, but, of course, I had forgotten the details. I found the best answer … Continue reading

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Using SQL to read from a web service

Recently, I needed to find correct addresses for physical locations that I had only latitude and longitude.   The general process to do this follows: script to PROVE OUT the process for generating good addresses from JEA bad addresses thru the … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday May 2016, Jacksonville, FL

Hey, Everyone… our annual get-together of SQL professionals is happening on May 7th, at UNF, here in Jacksonville.  I will be speaking at 9 AM on breaking into the world of Azure & PowerBI, using (mostly) the skills you likely … Continue reading

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PowerBI

Now I am developing a PowerBI demo. Here’s my first look: This is based on Duval County Florida real estate parcels.

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Querying a remote server w/ SQLCMD

So, sometimes you need a simple way to run (often the same) command on two different servers at the same time. Perhaps setting up a Linkserver is difficult, or simply too time consuming. Here’s an option. Try SQLCMD.

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Direct query to excel (AceOleDb.dll)

So, often you need to get excel data into SQL ‘in a hurry’ for analysis.  After you’ve done a base case analysis you can go about getting the data in a more ‘regular’ fashion.  What’s the fastest way to get an … Continue reading

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Importing (old) SSIS packages into VS 2012

SQL 2012 introduced a new deployment model.  Many of us, for various reasons didn’t move along with Microsoft…and continued to use and deploy the old SSIS Packages (.dtsx) … even to SQL 2012.  So, that being the case, how do … Continue reading

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Government Transparency Powered by SharePoint 2013 and Sql 2012

Hey, everyone! There’s a great event here in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s coming in May.  Saturday, 9 May, to be specific.  It is like a mini Tech-ed. Free Food. Great Technical presentations.  Click the picture to the right to register! Lots … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2013 and SQL Powered BI

I know i have been AWOL now for some time… i have been heavily focused on bringing up Sharepoint 2013…and also empowering it with SQL 2012. And, actually there’s even more to it than that. One of the benefits of … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday Jacksonville, May 10, 2014

Hey, everyone! There’s a great event here in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s coming in May. It is like a mini Tech-ed. Free Food. Great Technical presentations.  Click the picture to the right to register! Lots of networking. Fellowship. Swag. After hours … Continue reading

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