October 2009 - Posts

 

We are nearing the max numbers we can afford for the Saturday of SQLBits V. So if you are thinking of coming then make sure you register soon.

More importantly, if you have said you are coming to the Saturday (most of you) and you can no longer make it, please update your registration accordingly. We have to cater for all the number registered and so if you don't come we will still be paying the venue for you. So please keep your registration updated.

 

 

Posted by simonsabin | 1 comment(s)

Luke Hayler's been talking about going to SQLBits, Network and logistics of getting there

http://www.lukehayler.com/2009/09/sqlbits-here-i-come/


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Posted by simonsabin | 1 comment(s)

We are going to an evening of SQL Server Query tuning on the 29th October in Cambridge

Its going to be at the Bango offices.

Keep posted for more details.

If you want to notified of the event, then use the contact form above.


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Posted by simonsabin | 1 comment(s)

Call me picky but it bugs me when things aren't in order. The SQL team seem to be really bad at this particular annoyance. They seem unable to put things in a nice order.

If you are loking at packages in Management Studio then you will find the packages in totally random order, why is that you. Well they haven't put an ORDER BY on the query that lists the packages, and we all know that without and ORDER BY there is not guarantee of the order of the results.

To fix this you can hack one of the system stored procs. sp_dts_listpackages

This package is found in msdb it is classed as a system procedure and so is in the system procedures folder (if looking in object explorer).

If you change it to

ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[sp_dts_listpackages]

  @folderid uniqueidentifier

AS

  SELECT

      name,

      id,

      description,

      createdate,

      folderid,

      datalength(packagedata),

      vermajor,

      verminor,

      verbuild,

      vercomments,

      verid

  FROM

      sysdtspackages90

  WHERE

      [folderid] = @folderid

ORDER BY name

You will get your packages ordered nicely by name.


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