Dan Fox

Dan
Fox

Dan Fox is a technology director with Quilogy. He is an MCSD, an MCSE, and an MCT and the author of Building Distributed Applications with Visual Basic .NET (Sams).

Articles
OLAP for Developers 2
Learn how to implement the Analysis Services' drillthrough and actions features from a developer's point of view.
ADO and XML 2
Use ADO 2.6 to perform three key XML functions: retrieving XML from stored procedures, executing templates, and executing XPath queries against XML Views.
Use ADO to Maximize Stored Procedures 5
If you don't use stored procedures for data access in your ADO/SQL Server applications, you're missing out on a SQL Server feature that can improve performance, maintainability, and security.

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Fort in the road
Oct 22, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 11: A Fork in the Road

A quick overview of the pros and cons of dynamic detection at job execution time or the option of dynamically enabling/disabling jobs....More
business people around a table and laptop
Oct 9, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 10: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #3

You can interject a SQL Server Job Step into your Jobs and have this new/injected Job Step do some checking for you. Here's a look at everything that’s involved in such an approach....More
Man holding a piece of paper with the word GOTCHA
Oct 7, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 9: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #2 3

Given that a USE statement is parsed before code is actually run, there are a few options that could be used as a around when it comes to detecting whether or not code should be run....More
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