Manvendra Singh
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Database security testing using SQL Server Vulnerability Assessments

January 28, 2022 by

I will explain how to use and perform security testing using SQL Server vulnerability assessment in this article. I have explained basic understanding about multiple layers of security that we configure to protect our SQL Server instances in my last article. I have also explained about security testing at each layer we should perform to understand how secure our systems are. I would request you to read this article, Understanding security testing for SQL Server environments to learn more about them.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
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Configure ODBC drivers for Azure Database for PostgreSQL

January 24, 2022 by

This article helps you learn how to configure an ODBC driver to connect the Azure Database for PostgreSQL. In my previous article, Configure ODBC drivers for PostgreSQL, you learned the step-by-step process to download, install and configure the ODBC driver for PostgreSQL. We also learned the process of creating a DSN used to connect PostgreSQL and populate data from it.

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Rajendra Gupta
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Deploying Azure Container Instances using YAML

January 21, 2022 by

The Azure Container Instances provides a flexible solution for implementing container-based images in Azure infrastructure quickly. It does not require building the virtual machine, installing applications like Microsoft SQL Server, or configuring the software. You can choose the container images from the libraries and build solutions. You can use non-persisted(default) and persisted storage to avoid losing container data if your container status changes to Stopped and restarted.

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Hadi Fadlallah
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Getting started with SQL Server CLR functions

January 11, 2022 by

This article will explain how to create a SQL Server CLR function stored in a C# class library without creating a SQL Server database project. We will first briefly explain the concept of .NET common language runtime (CLR) and then build a C# class library using the .NET framework. Then, we will use the C# library to create user-defined CLR functions in SQL Server.

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Best author award in 2021

January 3, 2022 by

One more year is behind us, and unfortunately, we are all still in the COVID-19 regime. But SQLShack Community continuous to grow and we are thankful for that to all our readers!

SQLShack Community team was diligent this year and make an effort to brought to you the best content on the network. We’d like to thank all of the authors for their contribution to spreading the knowledge around the SQL community. We couldn’t have done it without you all!

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Manvendra Singh
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Getting started with the SQL UPDATE syntax

December 22, 2021 by

This article will help you understand the SQL UPDATE syntax used in SQL Server. Microsoft SQL Server is a database system that is used to store various types of data which is logically arranged in form of tables, columns, and rows. As businesses need changes or new requirements come, we need to modify this data stored in the table. We use the SQL UPDATE syntax to modify or update existing data in a table or view in SQL Server. We can use this statement to modify a single unit of data field as well as multiple sets of data fields based on our requirements.

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Rajendra Gupta
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Use ARM templates to deploy Azure container instances with SQL Server Linux images

December 21, 2021 by

The Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template is a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) file for deploying Azure resources automatically. You can use a declarative syntax to specify the resources, their configurations. Usually, if you need to deploy Azure resources, it might be a tiring experience of navigating through different services, their configurations. With the ARM templates, you no longer need to click and navigate around the portal. For example, you can use configure the template for Azure VM or Azure SQL Database deployment.

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Manvendra Singh
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SQL Server GETDATE () function and its use cases

December 16, 2021 by

This article will discuss an overview and use cases of the SQL Server GETDATE () function which is used to return the current date and time of the system on which SQL Server instance is running. There are several date-time related functions in SQL Server for distinct requirements like SYSDATETIME, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, etc. All these functions will return the current date-time of the system on which the SQL Server is running. The only difference of having these many functions is the accuracy of the length of timestamp like till what precision you want to return your date time output. I will show you the output of some of these date-time functions and compare them with SQL Server GETDATE () function.

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Daniel Calbimonte

SQL Queries in SQL Server – a beginner’s guide

December 15, 2021 by


Creating SQL Queries is a straightforward process. This article is made in SQL Server, but most of the content can be applied to Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB and other databases with few changes. The SQL queries allow us to send queries to a database. In this article, we will have a fast, practical tutorial about doing your own queries from scratch.

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