01 March 2020
01 March 2020

Identity column vs ETL Process

Creating ETL process can pose so many challenges we will only fully discover them when really building the ETL. Before you complain about modelling, the example here has no relation to data warehouse modelling. The ETL in question was a migration from a data source to another. The need for executing multiple times was mainly … Read more
01 January 2020
01 January 2020

Happy New Year’s Resolutions

This has been quite a year, which is why this year’s resolutions are not in October as had been my previous practice. This year for me has been defined by three major things: Knee replacement – Having had one of my hips replaced twice, I figured I had this knocked out cold and would actually … Read more
17 July 2017
17 July 2017

SQLCLR in Practice: Creating a Better Way of Sending Email from SQL Server

SQLCLR is now considered a robust solution to the few niche requirements that can't be met by the built-in features of SQL Server. Amongst the legitimate reasons for avoiding SQLCLR, there is the fear of getting bogged down in code with special requirements that is difficult to debug. Darko takes a real example, extending the features of sp_send_dbmail, to demonstrate that there need be few terrors in SQLCLR. … Read more