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  • SQLBits Commnity Conference 2007

    Welcome to the SQL Bits Blog This blog will provide you with the news and updates about the SQLBits Conference 2007 ( ) As starter this is a summary of the conference. · Its Free · Its on the 6 th October · Its at Microsoft HQ, Thames Valley Park, Reading · There’ll be 20 sessions over...
    Posted to SQLBits (Weblog) by simonsabin on Fri, Aug 24 2007
  • PDF 64 bit iFilter at last

    If you use full text and wat to index pdf documents you might have found you run into problems on a 64 bit machine. This is because there is no 64 bit iFilter for pdfs. The iFiliter is the bit of code that interprets the code and spits out the information for the search service (full text) to use to...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, Jul 18 2007
  • SQLBits - Free SQL Server Conference October 2007

    I have pleasure in announcing SQLBits Community Day .On the 6th October we will be taking over building 3 at Microsoft's Head offices in Reading. To hold a full day of SQL Server content with speakers from the UK. There will be 20 sessions over 3 tracks of BI, Dev and DBA, plus some of the first...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Tue, Jul 17 2007
  • SSIS : Enhanced Error Component - Update

    I have finally got round to looking into the error reports and found a few bugs in this component. I have uploaded a new install for this component including the fixes. The component now validates correctly that the correct inputs are attached to the component. The key to using this component is to attach...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Thu, Jun 28 2007
  • SQL Server 2005 May 2007 BOL now available

    Thanks to Gail Erickson of the SQL Server Documentation Team notifying me of the availability of May BOL. The May 2007 release of Books Online is available on MSDN and on the download site. This is a very targeted update to BOL and is limited to correcting technical inaccuracies in a handful of topics...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Mon, Jun 4 2007
  • Using SMO from TSQL

    If you are desperate to get your hands on the code I used in the SMO in TSQL demo I did at the usergroup meeting you can download it now from codeplex. There are 2 projects in there one an SSMS project and one a C# project. Both can be opened using the TFS in codeplex...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Tue, May 8 2007
  • Free 2GB SQL Server USB Keys

    We are holding the next UK SQL User group meeting in Central London on the 26th April from 6pm - 9pm (later if you fancy a drink) The eveneing will have a SQL event and BI event running side by side with 8 presenters and loads of giveaways including t-shirts, books and USB keys. If you want to learn...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Thu, Mar 29 2007
  • Update to the taskpad custom report

    Thank you to those people that informed me that my taskpad report was incorrectly reporting the backups times against the wrong type of backup. I have now fixed the report and have also included the backup types that are supported by SQL 2005. You can downlaod the new version of the taskpad custom report...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, Mar 28 2007
  • SQL Server Samples are now live on Codeplex

    Microsoft are in the process of retiring GotDotNet and replacing it with CodePlex. CodePlex is a shared source website which allows you to upload projects and give access to other people to view/maintain. The great feature is that it is using Team Foundation Server. This means that any one using Visual...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Thu, Mar 22 2007
  • SSIS : How do I add rownumber/line number to a data flow

    There are a number of options to achieve a row number /line number in a data flow. One of the easiest solutions is to use script component. This video shows you how to, - var height=90;var width=720;
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Mon, Mar 5 2007
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