Chandra Sekhar Pathivada

Chandra Sekhar Pathivada is an independent consultant based in San Francisco. An MCST in SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000, he specializes in developing and administering SQL Server database servers. He hosts the website to help fellow DBAs and the SQL Server user community.

Articles by Chandra Sekhar Pathivada
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Revisiting How to Avoid Referential Integrity Errors
In this updated version of "Avoid Referential Integrity Errors When Deleting Records from Databases," Chandra Sekhar Pathivada goes more in-depth into the concepts behind his PR_HIERARCHIAL_DATA stored procedure.
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Avoid Referential Integrity Errors When Deleting Records from Databases 8
Deleting all the records in a database can be tricky when it includes tables with foreign keys. Here's a script you can use if you have ALTER TABLE permission and a stored procedure you can use if you don't.
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