Wayne Snyder


Wayne Snyder is a SQL Server managing consultant for Mariner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in business intelligence and collaboration solutions. Wayne is a PASS Board of Directors member, a SQL Server MVP, an MCT, and an MCDBA.

Making a Name for Yourself
Share your SQL Server knowledge by writing, speaking, and participating in forums and newsgroups--and enhance your career at the same time.
Problem Children 3
SQL Server data types (including integer, character, numeric, datetime, and uniqueidentifier) can behave in surprising ways. Keep them in check with these tips.
English Query Relationships
Learn to properly define various types of relationships to take full advantage of English Query.
English Query from the Beginning
English Query (EQ) gives users maximum flexibility to get answers from SQL Server databases. We'll show you how to set it up and preview what's new in EQ 2000.
Ensuring Up-to-the-Minute Database Recovery 2
A little-known aspect of SQL Server 7.0 can prevent you from getting up-to-the-minute database recovery. Here's what you can do to protect your business data.

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Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
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