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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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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