Paul Burke

Paul
Burke

Paul Burke is a programmer analyst for a financial institution in London. He is an MCSE, MCSD, and MCP:IS.

Articles
XML Links 1
Here's a list of XML-related Web sites.
XML -- The Current Big Thing
XML is an obvious choice for data transportation because many organizations are settling on it as an industry-standard description of data.
XML and SQL Server 2000 2
Check out SQL Server 2000's XML enhancements and explore an example of how you can extract data from SQL Server 2000 as XML, format the data, then use that data in your application.
Creating a Trace - 01 Jul 1999 3
Start with provided samples and wizard-generated traces to quickly create custom traces to investigate database problems.
An Overview of SQL Trace - 01 Jul 1999
Use SQL Trace, an Open Data Services (ODS)sniffer program, to monitor, record and troubleshoot SQL Server 6.x.
Using SQL Profiler 2
The new SQL Profiler utility lets you monitor, analyze, and tune SQL Server 7.0.
SQL Profiler
The new SQL Profiler in SQL Server 7.0 is powerful and easy to use. SQL Profiler is based on the SQL Trace utility for SQL Server 6.X.
An Overview of SQL Trace - 01 Apr 1999
Microsoft supplied the SQL Trace utility with SQL Server 6.x and replaced it with SQL Profiler in SQL Server 7.0. Anything you can do on a SQL 6.x system with SQL Trace, you can do on SQL 7.0 using SQL Profiler, but you can do more with SQL Profiler.
Creating a Trace - 01 Apr 1999
Although the options seem endless, if you start with the provided samples and wizard-generated traces, you can quickly create custom traces to investigate database issues.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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