Fernando G. Guerrero

Fernando G.
Guerrero

Fernando G. Guerrero is a SQL Server lecturer and developer and a principal technologist for QA, UK. He is an MCDBA, an MCSD, an MCSE+Internet, and a SQL Server MVP and MCT. He is coauthor of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Programming by Example (Que).

Articles
UDFs Provide a New IDENTITY
Use UDFs in SQL Server 2000 to create new IDENTITY functionality.
Using Fake Temporary Tables 4
You can use data sets inside triggers and in stored procedure calls by creating permanent tables that emulate temporary tables.
Fake Temporary Tables and SQL Server 2000 1
SQL Server introduces several new features that might have implications for whether and how you use fake temporary tables with this new release.
A/C Circuits and T-SQL
Here's a practical application of using a user-defined function (UDF) to manipulate complex numbers.

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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
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
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