Lynn Fields

Lynn
Fields

Lynn Fields has been working with Microsoft SQL Server since version 1.1 and was a beta tester for dBase. He has developed SQL Server systems and supported enterprise resource planning software running on SQL Server.

Articles
Data Transformation Unplugged
Are your program-maintenance efforts hamstrung by proprietary restrictions? Check out this method of reproducing your production database by transforming its data.
Algorithms Still Matter
If you've been concentrating on set-based solutions, you might discover that you need to use classic procedural coding techniques to solve some search problems.

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Apr 28, 2015
blog

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
Mar 17, 2015
blog

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
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

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
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