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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Dec 16, 2014
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Eight SQL Server Signs the Illuminati Exist

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Dec 2, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 16: Job Synchronization Checkup Logic

With Linked Servers configured to allow cross-host or cross-box communication between the servers you’re using to host your AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it’s time to start looking at some scripts that can be used to regularly check whether or not SQL Server Agent jobs are correctly synchronized across all servers in your topology....More
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Nov 18, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers

Learn about setting up Linked Server definitions to let two (or more) servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group talk to each other and check up on job statuses of jobs running on each other....More
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