So this week I thought we should have a look at one of the many ways to build a date dimension. With that said I want to stress that most of this is borrowed/stolen from the great mssqltips. The changes… Continue Reading
One typical data warehouse or BI problem is keeping the code dynamic and consistent over multiple environments. Say that you have a BI solution and in said solution you have two databases, Stage and DataModel. Every day you truncate and… Continue Reading
For me, working mainly with BI, the MERGE operator is by far one of the most useful ones. Since a lot of the work in a data warehouse is to store data in a structured and organized way the MERGE… Continue Reading
Today there will be a short post of a semi useful query for you who want to monitor your Agent jobs without looking into the standard reports.
This time I thought we can have a look at one way of making your SSIS packages a bit more copy and paste friendly. The assumption in this case is that your source is a SQL Server database and that… Continue Reading
Hi all! This week we will have a look at an easy and convenient way to get around those situations when you have been a good developer and used you constraints. (As you should.) However, for some reason you need… Continue Reading
Sometimes the data is not what you want it to be. Or rather the quality is not what you want it to be. What I am referring to in this case is when you have a primary key and you… Continue Reading
So this is my first post in a while so I though we could look at two useful SSMS customizations that I use somewhere around 20-150 times each day. (Yes, those figures are directly correlated to the length of my… Continue Reading