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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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs

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Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook

In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts

Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts....More
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