SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

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
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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
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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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Bojan Petrovic
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CREATE VIEW SQL: Modifying views in SQL Server

March 5, 2020 by

In my previous article, we looked at how to use the CREATE VIEW SQL statement to create views. In this one, we are moving on and focusing on how to modify views. We will continue using examples on a sample database and data created in the first write-up so in order to follow along, head over and read the Creating views in SQL Server part before starting with this one.

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Bojan Petrovic
CREATE VIEW SQL script for creating a simple view

CREATE VIEW SQL: Creating views in SQL Server

January 23, 2020 by

Introduction

In this article, we are going to see how to use the CREATE VIEW SQL statement to create a view. This is the first article in a series that will be a programmatical approach of creating, altering and working with views using T-SQL. If you are a beginner and you don’t even know what a view is, don’t worry. We will kick off with a definition, and then move on to some basics like syntax, examples, use cases, etc.

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