Changing the Collation of the Instance, the Databases, and All Columns in All User Databases: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Demystifying What "sqlservr -q" Actually Does (last updated on 2018-06-19) For various reasons, people sometimes find themselves in the unfortunate (and unenviable) situation of having an Instance of SQL Server configured with the wrong Collation. This can often lead to unexpected errors and/or sorting and comparison behavior. People sometimes try to "fix" this problem by… Continue reading Changing the Collation of the Instance, the Databases, and All Columns in All User Databases: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Uni-Code: The Search for the True List of Valid Characters for T-SQL Identifiers, Part 3 of 2 (Delimited Identifiers)

The investigation into valid T-SQL identifier characters continues. Apparently I was not done.

Why Doesn’t CONTEXT_INFO() Return the Exact Value Set by SET CONTEXT_INFO?

If you have ever used SET CONTEXT_INFO to store a simple value, you probably ran into this frustrating behavior 🙀

What’s in a Name?: Inside the Wacky World of T-SQL Identifiers

Come see the complete set of rules governing how you name things in SQL Server

The Uni-Code: The Search for the True List of Valid Characters for T-SQL Regular Identifiers, Part 2

A captivating journey of twists and turns, searching for the mythical list of valid T-SQL identifier characters.

The Uni-Code: The Search for the True List of Valid Characters for T-SQL Regular Identifiers, Part 1

A captivating journey of twists and turns, searching for the mythical list of valid T-SQL identifier characters.

Safely and Easily Use High-Level Permissions Without Granting Them to Anyone: Database-level

Come see how easy it truly is to "grant" high-level permissions in the safest, most granular, most controllable way.

SQLCLR vs. SQL Server 2012 & 2014 & 2016, Part 7: “CLR strict security” – The Problem Continues … in the Past (Wait, What?!?)

Using SQLCLR on SQL Server 2012, 2014, or 2016? Jealous of the "fun" those on SQL 2017 are having with "CLR strict security"? Come see how you can join the party 😼

Safely and Easily Use High-Level Permissions Without Granting Them to Anyone: Server-level

Come see how easy it truly is to "grant" high-level permissions in the safest, most granular, most controllable way.

SQL# Version 4.1 is released!!

Here's what's new in SQL# Version 4.1 😺 😎