SSISDB is the database that is collaborating with SSIS. When we execute a package, the execution information is logged in SSISDB. If a job is scheduled, we need to know if there are errors in the executions. As a last step in SSIS package, I run stored procedure that searches […]
In the last posts we played with Change Tracking (CT): T-SQL: Change Tracking – What is this and how it works T-SQL: Change Tracking Retention Period – How Long the Changes are Kept? Let’s execute few queries and see what do we have after the retention period expires.
Change tracking was introduced in SQL Server 2008. This is a tool that keeps the fact that there are changes in tracked tables for a specified period of time. It doesn’t show what the changes are, it tells that a data has been changed. It answers if a change has been […]
Very often we need to bulk export database objects and move them to another server. Manually we do this by right click on the database –> Tasks –> Generate Scripts… In this example I show how we can export Stored Procedures with T-SQL and SQLCMD. This model gives us the […]
In some scenarios like ETL or load data into a DB, we need to insert the data into a staging table, where all the columns are String data type and on the next step to cleanse and manipulate the data. I heard a discussion about the data type of the […]
In some situations a scheduled shrink of the log files is needed to release disk space. The script bellow can be scheduled in SQL Server Agent Job.
In a lot of situations we may not have permissions to use SQL Server Agent for automations of our back-end processes. I built a run-around that uses a Windows Scheduled Task, SQLCMD and Stored Procedure to run task. Work flow: 1. Windows Scheduled Task calls a .bat file at specific […]
A T-SQL script to export the definition of a table may be used in an automation. For example when I automate an import of a data into the database, I don’t create a staging table with NVARCHAR(MAX) columns, but export the structure of the destination table as a staging table.