(last updated: 2021-07-05 @ 14:00 EST / 2021-07-05 @ 18:00 UTC ) The sysname data type (in SQL Server) is a system-provided, though not built-in, alias for NVARCHAR(128). This alias is used for nearly all identifiers (i.e. names of tables, columns, indexes, databases, logins, etc.), starting in SQL Server 7.0 (for a full list of… Continue reading Is the [sysname] SQL Server System Data Type Alias Name Case-Insensitive?
(last updated: 2021-06-28 @ 02:30 EST / 2021-06-28 @ 06:30 UTC ) Many of us that work with Microsoft SQL Server, especially those of us working on systems with US English as the OS language, or anyone working with SQL Server Express LocalDB (commonly referred to as just “LocalDB”), have had to deal with the… Continue reading SQL Server Collations: What does “CP1” mean in “SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS”?
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Presenting about Module Signing at "Data Architecture Day" this Saturday (May 16th) at 4:10 PM EDT
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A misguided attempt to improve security that not only increases the chances of SQL Injection, but also prevented useful changes from being made.
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