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The Magic Alt Button

Lately I have been using more and more the awesomeness of the Alt-button in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). What do I mean with this? While holding the Alt-button on your keyboard, you can select a block of text instead of lines of text. Note that this is not an exclusive feature, you can do […]

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Stupid me #4 – The login is from an untrusted domain

After quite a while it has finally returned: another Stupid Me™®©! A reminder: Every time I do something “stupid”, which happens from time to time, I’ll do a little blog post on what happened and how I solved it. The reason for this is twofold: I’ll have a solution online I can consult if it […]

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Speaking at SQL Server Days 2014

I am absolutely delighted to share the great news that I have been selected as one of the speakers for the 2014 edition of the SQL Server Days in Belgium. It is one of the biggest SQL Server events in Europe and this will be the 4th time I am presenting there. A lot of […]

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Overview of Published Articles – 2014Q1

Since I write at different places – this blog, Intense School and MSSQLTips.com – someone recently asked me if I could provide an overview from time to time to keep track of all the published material. It makes it easier to follow and it’s also a chance for me to promote my material to readers who perhaps […]

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SSIS Performance Testing

I had to do some performance testing for an upcoming MSSQLTips article and I thought I’d share the framework I used in a blog post. First of all we have to log start and end dates of the package to a table so we can easily calculate the duration a package took to finish. This […]

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Dealing with the mysterious “True” column in BIML

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 […]

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Calculating the length of a hash in SQL Server

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. […]

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T-SQL Tuesday #50: Automation, how much of it is the same?

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 […]

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Create ETL solutions faster with metadata driven development – Session Materials

Last week was the 2013 edition of the SQL Server Days. It was an amazing event: there was a great audience, fantastic speakers and nice booths by the sponsors (especially the bar with Belgian beer was pretty awesome). It was great meeting up with the #s…

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Speaking about BIML at the SQL Server Days 2013

I’m very thrilled to be selected again as a speaker for the sixth edition of the SQL Server Days! The biggest SQL Server event of the year in Belgium, with lots of learning opportunities for developers, BI folks and DBAs. This event is organized by SQLU…

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