Fernando G. Guerrero

Fernando G.

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).

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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Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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