Bob Pfeiff

Bob Pfeiff is a database specialist with experience in data warehousing, business-to-business e-commerce, Web solutions, and application performance tuning. He is an MCDBA, an MCSD, an MCSE, an MCT, and a SQL Server MVP.

Articles by Bob Pfeiff
In Control with FOR XML EXPLICIT 1
Use SQL Server 2000’s FOR XML EXPLICIT mode to produce data in XML format.
Refreshing the Data 1
Part 3 of Bob Pfeiff's "Relational to Dimensional" series shows you how to periodically refresh the data in your data mart.
CAST e-Analyzer 3.8 Beta 2
CAST’s analysis tool lets you produce graphical views and reports of your application’s structure.
Building a Cube from a Dimensional Database 6
In a follow-up to his June 2000 article "Relational to Dimensional," the author shows you how to extend a dimensional data mart with preaggregated dimensions and a user-friendly interface.
Data Transformation in the Real World
In real-world data warehouse solutions that involve disparate operating systems, you almost never find relatively clean data.
Relational to Dimensional 8
This simple data mart solution demonstrates an effective way to pull operational data into a dimensional database so that decision makers can quickly and easily access business information.
The Investigative Tools
Whether you're a developer or a DBA, you need to become good friends with SQL Trace in SQL Server 6.5 or SQL Profiler in SQL Server 7.0.
6 Ways to Boost ADO Application Performance 2
Here’s how to troubleshoot ADO programming techniques that might be bogging down your application.
Behind the Scenes 3
Replication is built directly into SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server Enterprise Manager; it isn't an add-on.
Merge Zone
Distributed data environments present a constant challenge. We'll show you how to configure merge replication to meet your environment's needs.
Access and SQL Server Interoperability 1
A development team uses SQL Server and Access to create an interactive Web application.
Navigating the PivotTable Service
The PivotTable Service is the client side of Microsoft SQL Server OLAP Services. It provides the layer that lets client applications connect with SQL Server OLAP Server.
OLAP: Resistance Is Futile!
Get ready for the OLAP wave by studying data warehousing tools and solutions. OLAP Services in Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 provides a rich tool set for building data warehouses that support decisions to optimize business processes.
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