SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Daniel Calbimonte

SQL Server Tutorial

December 23, 2022 by

This article is a SQL Server Tutorial. If you want to learn how to install and start with SQL Server from 0, this is the place to start. We will teach you to install SQL Server, start your first queries, and explain the basics to start with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Data Quality Services (DQS), Master Data Services (MDS) and Azure and more.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
set database to single user mode


June 7, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to explore the purpose of the ALTER DATABASE SET SINGLE_USER statement. The ALTER DATABASE SET SINGLE_USER is used to put the database in single-user mode. When any database is in single-user mode, the new user cannot connect to the database. However, the users that are already connected to the database do not get disconnected.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
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T-SQL scripts to generate database health reports

October 21, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to show how we can automate a database daily health report using T-SQL scripts. For a senior database administrator, it is always important to review the health of the database server. When a DBA manages many database servers, it becomes difficult to visit every server and review the status of databases, SQL jobs, and backups. To ease the monitoring, I have developed a T-SQL script that populates the following information:

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Nisarg Upadhyay
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An overview of the db_datareader role

October 12, 2020 by

In this article, we are going to learn about the db_datareader role. It is a fixed, database-level role. The database-level roles are a group of security principals that are used to manage the permissions within the databases more efficiently. There are two types of database-level roles. One is a predefined database-level role, and another is custom database-level roles. The custom database-level roles can be created by the database administrator or the member of the db_owner role.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
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Enforce SQL database best practices using SQL Server Policy-Based Management

July 24, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain how we can enforce the SQL database best practices using Policy-Based Management. The policy-based management feature of SQL Server was introduced in SQL Server 2005. This feature was useful because it helps database administrators to define and enforce the database policies based on the organizations’ requirements.

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Rajendra Gupta
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Script templates in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

April 27, 2020 by

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is a popular client tool to connect with SQL Server and perform various development and administrative tasks. Beginner developers or DBAs might not be familiar with T-SQL or code for specific tasks. Even for an expert DBA, query templates and shortcuts help immensely to save time and improve productivity. SSMS template explorer is an often-overlooked solution, but it is a useful feature.

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Jignesh Raiyani
Monitor Transaction Log

Monitor Transaction Log shipping using T-SQL and SSMS

March 10, 2020 by

Database Administrators are vigilant on the backup and restore processes and use the Monitor Transaction log for the same. SQL Server Transaction Log shipping’s prime steps are Transaction Log backup, copy and restore. The answer to solving Disaster Recovery (DR) at the database level can be achieved by SQL Server Transaction Log shipping.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
Filter settings criteria for SQL Jobs in SSMS 2016

How to filter objects in SSMS 2016

March 5, 2020 by

This article explains different ways to filter the objects in the object explorer of the SSMS 2016. When we are working with hundreds of databases or hundreds of objects within a database, then it becomes challenging to locate a specific database or database object. To handle such challenges, we can use the filter option in the SQL Server management studio. In the SQL Server management studio, we can apply a filter on the following objects.

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