Linked servers allow submitting a T-SQL statement on a SQL Server instance, which returns data from other SQL Server instances. A linked server allows joining data from several SQL Server instances using a single T-SQL statement when data exists on multiple databases on different SQL instances. By using a linked server to retrieve data from several SQL instances, the only thing that should be done is to connect to one SQL instance.Read more »
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Microsoft SQL Server Express LocalDB is intended for developers, it is very easy to install and doesn’t require any complex configuration task to create an instance or to use the database. The Introduction on the installation of Local DB be found on “How to install Microsoft SQL Server Express LocalDB” article.
This article will show different ways of connecting to LocalDB and how to create and use an instance of LocalDB.Read more »
Microsoft SQL Server Express LocalDB, a solution primarily intended for developers, is a lightweight version of SQL Server Express. It is very easy to install and set up. The installation copies a minimum set of files which are necessary to start SQL Server Database Engine. LocalDB supports the same T-SQL language and has the same limitations as SQL Server Express.Read more »
What is a temporal table?
Temporal tables give us the possibility to retrieve data from any point in the past and for every data change (Update, Delete, Merge). With temporal table users can recover data from accidental changes (update/delete) as well as audit all changes to data, etc. Temporary table is a new feature in SQL Server available from SQL Server 2016 CTP2 version.Read more »
This article will introduce some minor, but very handy improvements in SSMS 2016, such as options for preventing the appearance of a dialog box for saving queries, setting up color of the interface theme, highlighting the current line and checking for a new SSMS updates.Read more »
One of the new enhancements in SQL Server Management Studio 2016 (SSMS) is the Scroll Bars tab, in which can be set various of settings for vertical scroll bar.Read more »
What is Quick Launch?
Quick Launch is a new feature that is added in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2016. Quick Launch is search tool, but it doesn’t search code/contents of the script/files. Instead it searches SSMS itself including menu items, options and file names. Quick Launch is enabled by default when SSMS is installed and it is located at the top right corner of the menu bar (see below):Read more »
SQL Server Templates are SQL scripts, containing SQL code, frequently used by developers and DBAs in their daily work (e.g. Create Table, Add Column, Drop Column, Create Database, Create Logins etc.):Read more »
Snippets are a great productivity feature to speed up typing of repetitive T-SQL. Snippets were introduced in SQL Server 2012 as part of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
Snippets are XML templates with predefined fields and values that render into T-SQL, when processed by the query window.Read more »
In this article, we will explain step by step how to connect remotely to a SQL Server Express instance. Remote access is the ability to get access to a SQL Server from a remote distance in order to manipulate data which are located on that SQL Server.Read more »
SQL Server Management Studio is a software application that helps users to easily access the SQL Server database engine and manipulate objects and data stored on SQL Server databases. The first version was released with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, replacing Enterprise Manager as the primary interface for Microsoft SQL Server.Read more »