Power BI – World Tour (7 cities across the world)

The “Power BI User Group” (PUG) is going to run the “Power BI World Tour” with access to premium Power BI content designed by your local industry experts. Starting in August, the tour will visit seven cities throughout the World. Hurry up and register before 7 August to get discounted rates for this 2 days event. …

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Recover Backed-up query files in SQL Server Management Studio

Hi guys, I just want to share quickly very handy tip regarding your SQL query sessions. When you open SQL queries in SSMS, you generally go on and work in newly opened pane/window but sometimes dont save that work. SSMS by default saves them in the event of pre-mature closure or crash of SSMS or …

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Retrieving id of inserted record: What to use @@IDENTITY or SCOPE_IDENTITY() or OUTPUT

Hi guys, This seems very basic information but need to know properly. Issue: I need to find out or have the id of the records which I inserted in table. Analysis: This requirement seems very simple but there could be various cases where you would not get the correct id just by using @@IDENTITY function. Think …

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The Story of Precision, Scale, and Length in SQL Server

Hi guys, Did you ever faced issues with BIG mathematical figures – related to either overflow or any  other arithmetic errors. This may be applicable to SQL arithmetic operations or arithmetic  operations you do with SQL table in SSIS etc. Well, check 1 more time, if you have any issues in your database design related …

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Tracking Down Ghost Characters: WHERE Clause Does Not Work Properly In T-SQL Query

Hi guys, I would like to share an experience with you when I was working on 1 SSIS related issue. Scenario was: I have to exclude some records from Table A by matching some keys of Table B.  Table A Year Month CustomerCode <Extra Columns> 2012 JAN CX1000   2012 JAN CX2000   2012 JAN …

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E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies

Hi guys, good morning !!! here is the list of cool FREE E-Books from Microsoft Press. Rate this post

SSRS Chart – Displaying % sign on Y axis + Displaying % sign on Data Labels

Hi guys, Today i would like to show you the little trick for your SSRS graphs. Issue: I am displaying values (percentage values) in my bar charts as “Data Labels”. But the “Y” axis of my bar char still displays value without the “%” sign. What I need: The bar chart should display the “%” …

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View is not showing newly added column in table

Hi all, This is for the people who still use “Select * From Table” in their SQL Views. I don’t know what is the reason that you are using this way to create your views, but you could be the victim of this scenario (see… what title says). Let me show you how you can …

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SSRS Report is asking for Username and Password while executing

Hi all, I want to bring to your focus a very minor detail which could eat-up your time when it happens. This is the case when your SSRS report is deployed on ReportServer and you are accessing thru any application or interface e.g. SharePoint. Your SSRS report is using Integrated Security and hence no need …

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Filtering Feature in SQL Server Management Studio

Hi All, How are you doing? I want to draw our attention to pretty handy-dandy (Yet not complete enough) feature in SQL Server Management Studio. That is “Filtering”. Advantage: You can filter the objects (like Tables, Views, Stored Procs etc.) based on certain criteria. You can filter them by “Name, Schema, Owner or Creation Date”. …

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