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If you haven’t noticed lately, Power Map has gone into General Availability as of 25 of February 2014. It comes along with service pack 1 of Office 2013, which you can download here. There are two ways of getting this update: Downloading and installing service pack 1, aka the old-school method. Simply having the Click-To-Run […]
Recently I ran into the following error when compiling BIML into SSIS packages: The message itself is not very revealing: The data type for input buffer column ‘True’ on the ScriptComponent input buffer ‘Input0’ does not match the mapped output column from the previous transformation. You might have guessed it already; there is no column […]
Some time ago I added a script component to a few SSIS packages to compare rows with each other using a hash to check if they had actually changed or not. In the output of the script component, I had chosen a string data type for the calculated hash with a length of 66 characters. […]
For the preparation of my upcoming talk about SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services on the Microsoft Business Analytics Day (hosted by my company element61), I read the book Master Data Services 2nd edition by Tyler Graham. I had almost no prior experience with MDS up to this point (I very quickly glanced over it […]
I finished my first book of this year and here’s the review! After I finished the newest edition of Ralph Kimball’s Data Warehouse Toolkit, a senior colleague of mine recommended the book Star Schema The Complete Reference by Christopher Adamson. To be honest, I had never heard about it. But was I wrong: this book […]
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by SQLChow (b | t) and the topic is “Automation, how much of it is the same?”. As SQLChow noted, automation was a topic a few years ago and now it is being revisited to see if and how it has changed over the years. I know for […]
It’s the second Tuesday of the New Year, so here comes the first T-SQL Tuesday of 2014! SQLChow (blog | twitter) has the honour to host this jubilee edition of the world famous blog party. The theme of this month is the utterly DBA-related topic of Automation. However, it is pretty easy to give it […]
In 2013 I took on a slightly different approach to writing by putting more into each article with content, length and defining either what the topic was on or how the troubleshooting methods are taken. This, of course, meant my average blog count per mo…
A lot of PIM projects start together with an e-commerce project. The e-commerce project will make products available online and to maintain the product information a PIM project is started preceding the e-commerce project. In my previous post “What is P…