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SQL SERVER: SSIS - Look Up Transformation Task
13-Mar-2014
SQL SERVER: SSIS - Look Up Transformation Task

oday, I am going to give basic example of Lookup Transformation Task in SSIS. Lookup transformation performs lookup operation by joining data in input columns with reference table dataset columns.Lookup can be used to access addition information from the reference dataset based on the matching criteria Reference dataset can be OLEDB table, Excel file or cache file, or SQL query result.

SQL SERVER: T-SQL to find out when database was restored
29-Oct-2012
SQL SERVER: T-SQL to find out when database was restored

Recently, we have found that our testing database has been restored on the server and we lost our recent work. We have to identify that at what time the database has been restored, so we can know that what are the changes need to be restored again on the database

SQL SERVER: SSIS - Derived Column Data Flow Transformation
11-Jan-2010
SQL SERVER: SSIS - Derived Column Data Flow Transformation

As I explained earlier about Foreach Loop Container. One of regular reader of blog send me an email about one issue.  

22-Oct-2009
SQL SERVER: What is SSIS?

SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) is an upgrade of DTS (Data Transformation Services), which is a feature of the previous version of SQL Server

Community TechDays at Ahmedabad - Great Event
09-Oct-2009
Community TechDays at Ahmedabad - Great Event

There was a great event held by Microsoft and PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) in Ahmedabad on 3rd October 2009. This was very big event where 250+ attendees attend the excellent session of Vinod Kumar, Pinal Dave, Jacob Sebastian and Prabhjot Singh Bakshi. There were Four technical sessions by these excellent speakers.

15-Sep-2009
SQL SERVER: Difference between DELETE and TRUNCATE commands

We interviewed many people my company as recruitments are going on for developers. When I asked this SQL SERVER question to person "What is difference between DELETE and TRUNCATE in SQL SERVER?".  I got the following  answers from most of them are, which are incorrect: 1. I can not use WHERE condition with TRUNCATE command 2. I can not use TRUNCATE command if foreign key is there on table. 3. TRUNCATE is faster than the DELETE, as  DELETE write records them in Log file in case it is needed to rollback in future from LOG files. etc.. These answers are correct. I also got this answer, which is Incorrect:   

01-Sep-2009
SQL SERVER: Community Tech Days in our City at Ahmedabad on 3rd October 2009

Microsoft Community Tech Days are in 11 cities in INDIA with 19 insightful Technical Sessions.

18-Aug-2009
SQL SERVER: Check if Node exists in XML or not

Today, I have one requirement to check dynamically if a node exists in my xml or NOT.

22-Jul-2009
SQL SERVER: Reset Setup Values, when SQL SERVER is started/restarted

We have a requirements to clear all setup values when SQL SERVER is started/restarted and we need to setup default values to setup table.