James T. Stanley

James T.
Stanley

James T. Stanley is the director of research and development at PTECH, a document management software developer in Muncie, Indiana. He's written articles for Visual Basic Programmer's Journal and Inside VB and spoken at PASS Europe 2000. His SQL Server specialties include server-side COM automation and nontraditional data structure modeling.

Articles
Using sp_DisplayOAErrorInfo
SQL Server's sp_OAGetErrorInfo stored procedure provides all the information you need to pass up to your application's middle and client tiers when an error occurs.
Data Type Conversion
T-SQL's data types don’t map one-to-one with data types in other programming languages.
Extend SQL Server with COM Automation 1
Use SQL Server’s built-in COM automation environment to automate COM objects from within stored procedures and integrate SQL Server with other systems.

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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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