In less than two weeks (on 16th June) it's time for SQL Saturday Athens and I'm proud to announce that I will be speaking! This will be my first SQL Saturday ever both as speaker and attendee outside Portugal so I'm especially thrilled and excited to be part of it! I will be presenting my … Continue reading SQL Saturday #731 Athens 2018
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is brought to us by Riley Major (b | t) and he encourage us to talk about how we are helping by giving back to our community. This is the 102nd edition of TSQL2sDay - an Adam Machanic’s (b | t) brainchild. Let's go back for a moment: I have heard … Continue reading Learn, Evolve and Giving Back – TSQL Tuesday #102
I'm converting some Firebird database code to T-SQL and I'm seeing a lot of code that doesn't work in the same way that SQL Server. No surprise - I already expected that but for those that still say that "all engines/databases are equal"..."is SQL right?" here is another proof that is not true. On Firebird … Continue reading Using CAST() function with User-Defined Data Types…Did you know…
On one of the last clients I have worked, I have implemented dbachecks in order to get the state of art and know how cool or bad the environments are before start knocking down the bad practices. This client has seven different environments with more than 100 instances and more than 2000 databases. Serial execution … Continue reading dbachecks – Going parallel – Cut off your execution times
dbachecks has seen the light about two months ago. As I'm writing this blog post, the module counts with more than 2600 downloads just from the PowerShell gallery. The module has about 110 configurable checks that make our live easier! Today I will write about an option that I think users still do not realize … Continue reading dbachecks – Setting temporary configuration values
Every now and again I see some people complaining about not getting the properties they want when using a PowerShell command. For instance, someone was using the Get-Service command to query what was the "Startup Type" of WinRM service. For that the person used the following command: which produces the following output: As you can … Continue reading Is this command broken? I can’t see some properties! – DefaultDisplayPropertySet, Get-Member and Select-Object *
I’m currently working on a SQL code migration from Firebird to SQL Server and I hit an error that I haven’t seen for some time. The error message is the following: Msg 206, Level 16, State 2, Line 4 Operand type clash: datetime2 is incompatible with int This ringed the bell right away! Somewhere on … Continue reading Did you know…you can’t do arithmetic operations with datetime2 like with datetime?