Nisarg Upadhyay
New Job Schedule that executes a SP to populate the unused tables of SQL Database

Identify unused tables of SQL databases

September 24, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to demonstrate how we can identify the unused tables of a given SQL Database. As a database administrator, we must maintain the tables and objects of the SQL Database. In my organization, when we add a new column or change the data type of a column, we export the data of the existing table in the backup table. Often, we forgot to review and maintain those backup tables. So as a solution, we decided to create a SQL Job that populates the list of unused tables and email the list to the DBA Team for review.

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Esat Erkec
How to read a file of JSON in SQL Server with OPENJSON function

How to parse JSON in SQL Server

September 15, 2020 by

In this article, we will learn how to parse and query JSON in SQL Server with the help of the OPENJSON function. Firstly, we will briefly look at the data structure of the JSON and then we will learn details of the parsing and querying JSON data using the OPENJSON function.

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Hadi Fadlallah
Download Manticore search for Windows 64-bit

Manticore search: a continuation of the Sphinx search engine

September 14, 2020 by

In this article, we will be talking about Manticore Search, which is an open-source search engine first released in 2017 as a fork of the Sphinx search engine. We will try to describe this search engine briefly, mention some of its differences from the Sphinx search engine, and we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to build full-text indexes from SQL Server databases. Finally, we will show how to connect to the Manticore engine from the SQL Server management studio using a linked server object. In our previously published articles in this series, we talked briefly about the Sphinx search engine and how to create full-text indexes from SQL Server databases.

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Dinesh Asanka
Exporting SSRS Reports to Multiple Sheets in Excel with dynamic sheets.

Exporting SSRS reports to multiple worksheets in Excel

September 11, 2020 by

Introduction

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) has multiple options of exporting data into a variety of formats and we will be discussing the options of exporting SSRS Reports to multiple sheets of excel. In SSRS, there are multiple formats available to export reports depending on the user’s needs. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Tiff file, MHTML (Web Archive), CSV (comma delimited) and XML file with report data are the popular formats that can be exported from SSRS as shown in the below screenshot.

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