Category Archives: SQL Administration

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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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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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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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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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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Reading an SSAS cube thru SQL using MDX

Do you need the ability to read a cube, but you want to read it thru SQL?  And, why would you do this?  Well, for example, suppose you wanted to email the results of a certain MDX query…and you didn’t … Continue reading

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List out all the database users and the roles they are members of…

Needing to figure out which users in which database are members of roles? You’ve come to the right spot! Try this code…

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Script version of SSMS “Sql Server Agent” Job Activity Monitor

Are you tired of “right-click” “refresh” on the job monitor?  Want a single, simple script to tell you what step a job is at?  Try this script:

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Sql Binaries location, SessionTimeout, Sql Version

OK…this is a ‘strange’ post… That is because the script i have for you today is a real ‘utility’ script… it does three things that occasionally come in REAL handy! It tells you the location of your SQL binaries. It … Continue reading

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Sql Server Status

What’s the first thing you do when you get a report of a problem on one of your servers? In my case… i run this following script that gives me a quick overview of all the top counters of interest.

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