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 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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