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 already have in SSMS. From 9 to 5 PM it is one of your very best opportunities to learn a lot of new things, develop professionally, meet new people, enjoy a free lunch and…have a great time!
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. Continue reading “Querying a remote server w/ SQLCMD”
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 you get to these old packages?
VS 2012 is looking for “Project Deployment Files”…or for “Integration Services” catalogs. We didn’t have those things before 2012. And, we can operate without them, still. But, how? Continue reading “Importing (old) SSIS packages into VS 2012”
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 party. What could be better than that? I will be speaking on a “How SQL 2012 Empowers BI in Sharepoint”.
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 want to set up SSRS to do this. (SSRS would be a fine method, but you do have to set it up and create the report etc.) Suppose you were simply more comfortable using a SQL Server Agent job to do this task for you. Continue reading “Reading an SSAS cube thru SQL using MDX”
Needing to figure out which users in which database are members of roles? You’ve come to the right spot! Try this code… Continue reading “List out all the database users and the roles they are members of…”
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: Continue reading “Script version of SSMS “Sql Server Agent” Job Activity Monitor”
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 tells you the length of the session time out for the server your instance is running on. It tells you the full SQL Version information. Enjoy! Continue reading “Sql Binaries location, SessionTimeout, Sql Version”
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. Continue reading “Sql Server Status”