Erin Welker

Erin
Welker

Erin Welker is an independent Microsoft SQL Server consultant, author, trainer, and presenter, specializing in business intelligence and performance. She has been working with SQL Server since version 1.11.

Articles
Debugging and Logging in SSIS - 28 Mar 2008 1
Easily debug packages, Control Flow tasks, and Data Flow tasks and log package-execution information using the debugging and logging capabilities in SSIS.
Data-Type Conflicts 2
Find out how to assign a compatible data type to the data destination(s) early in the pipeline to avoid data-type conflicts.
Upgrade Your Analysis Services Terminology
The new terminology in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS) can seem intimidating, but you can simplify it by using this vocabulary equivalency chart.
Scripting a Cube in XMLA
Virtually any object in Analysis Services 2005 can be scripted in XMLA. Here's a checklist for scripting objects and a sample script.
Moving Cubes from Analysis Services 2000 to 2005 2
Deciding to upgrade from Analysis Services 2000 to 2005 might be a no-brainer, but figuring out how to move your cubes can be a more complicated process. Here are some key concepts to help you decide whether to migrate or rebuild your cubes.

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Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 5

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
Mar 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More
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