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An introduction to Power BI Dataflows

May 7, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to understand what the Power BI Dataflows is all about and how we can get started by building dataflows in Power BI Service. A dataflow can simply be considered as an extract transform and load pipeline that can be used to connect to source data, transform the data by […]

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How to set up and run SQL Server Docker image

April 28, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to discuss in-depth setting up docker and running a SQL Server Docker image. SQL Server, as you might already be aware that it is one of the most popular relational database technologies in today’s world. SQL Server is widely used in various applications that support transactional and analytical workloads. […]

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Setting up a PostgreSQL Database on Mac

April 23, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to discuss different ways in which you can install and setup Postgres Database on a Mac. Postgres is an open-source relational database system that can be used to develop a wide variety of data-based applications. Postgres has been popular for analytical workloads as well since it has support for […]

An overview of Power BI data models

April 12, 2021 by

Power BI is a business analytics solution provided by Microsoft. It helps you to create data visualizations from various data sources. We can import data from these data sources, create a data model, and prepares reports, visuals. These data sources are as below:

Stairway to SQL essentials

April 7, 2021 by

SQL Essentials stairway series helps readers understand the most common database language SQL uses for data munging and data wrangling. SQL Essentials articles is a collection of SQL standards and best practices and help you take you in step closer to learn database query.

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Understanding *args and *kwargs arguments in Python

April 2, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to talk in detail about the functions and arguments in Python. Python is one of the most popular and in-demand programming languages. Recently, a lot of programmers are gaining interest to work with python and as such, there is a huge community around it that is constantly evolving. Python […]

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Working with JSON data in Python

March 30, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to write about the various ways we can work with JSON data in Python. JSON stands for Java Script Object Notation and has become one of the most important data formats to store and transfer data across various systems. This is due to its easy-to-understand structure and also because […]

Create REST APIs in Python using Flask

March 12, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to explain what a REST API is all about and how to get started with creating APIs in Python using Flask. In the recent software world, REST APIs play a major role as a communication channel between different services. It has become the de facto standard of passing information […]

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Exporting data with Pandas in Python

February 24, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to discuss the various ways in which we can use Pandas in python to export data to a database table or a file. In my previous article Getting started with Pandas in Python, I have explained in detail how to get started with analyzing data in python. Pandas is […]

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Advanced usages of Data-Tier applications

February 12, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to explain some of the advanced usages of data-tier applications in Visual Studio. In my previous article, Working with Database Projects, I have explained how you can start building your database applications for SQL Server and Azure SQL Database using Visual Studio. This article will specifically focus on using […]

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Best practices to follow while programming in Python

February 9, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to discuss some of the best practices that a programmer must follow while programming in python. Python as a language has evolved to a great extent over the last few decades and has gained popularity amongst a lot of software programmers, data enthusiasts, and system administrators. This is because […]

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Getting started with SQL Programming

February 3, 2021 by

Learning SQL programming is valuable for our career and might help to increase our incomes but most importantly it will be the best investment you will make for yourself. However, beginners don’t know the exact starting point to begin learning the SQL language. Learning SQL depends entirely on your effort and desire, and other things […]

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Understanding AWS Billing services and concepts

February 3, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to explain AWS Billing services and the underlying concepts that one should be aware of while working with AWS. As you know, more and more companies are taking the essential step to migrate their existing applications to the cloud, it has become important for engineers to keep up the […]

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Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server

February 2, 2021 by

Introduction In this article, we will be looking at how to perform and access Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server. Data Masking is the process of hiding data with different rules. One of the main reasons to apply data masking is to protect Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and sensitive data from unauthorized access. Even when […]

Database auditing: Security feature in Azure SQL Database

A quick overview of database audit in SQL

January 28, 2021 by

Database auditing is an important task that helps to guide the organization and can point out areas that can be improved, the cause of functions that aren’t quite working as intended, or simply monitoring activity for compliance with government or industry policies. At its core, an audit simply logs events that are happening on the […]

Best author award in 2020

January 5, 2021 by

2020 is finally over – and who’s not thankful for that? We most definitely are. Although 2020 was a total bummer ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, it was a great year for the SQLShack community. We’ve published a ton of great articles written by SQL Server professionals and community members. We’d like to thank all […]

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Import and Export data using R and SQL Server

December 3, 2020 by

Data professionals get requests to import, export data into various formats. These formats can be such as Comma-separated data(.CSV), Excel, HTML, JSON, YAML, Tab-separated data(.TSV). Usually, we use SQL Server integration service ETL packages for data transformations, import or export data.