All Posts by Lori Brown

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Lori is an avid runner, cyclist and SQL enthusiast. She has been working for SQLRX for 10 years and has been working with SQL in general for 20 years. Yup...she is an old hand at this stuff.

Aug 23

Using sys.sql_expression_dependencies as a Single Source to Find Referenced and Referencing Objects

By Lori Brown | Dependencies , Object Information , SQL Administration , SQL Development , SQL Server

I thought I would continue to expand on ways to view dependencies.  This post will give you an alternate way to find things referencing tables and finding things that are referenced by a stored procedure or view after my previous posts on the subject.  See these (https://www.sqlrx.com/finding_things_sql_that_reference_a_table/ & https://www.sqlrx.com/how-to-find-the-objects-and-columns-a-stored-procedure-or-view-uses/ ) A different way to find […]

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Aug 16

Find the Last Time Databases or Logs were Restored

By Lori Brown | Backup and Restore , Helpful Scripts , Log Shipping , SQL Administration , SQL Maintenance , SQL Server

I have a client that uses a lot of disconnected log shipping on a few servers.  They do this because they want to have a copy of their database that is actually hosted by software vendors for reporting purposes.  So, disconnected log shipping it is!  We pull down files that have been FTP’d to the […]

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Jul 19

How To Find the Objects and Columns a Stored Procedure or View Uses

By Lori Brown | Dependencies , Object Information , SQL Administration , SQL Development , SQL Server

In my last post I covered finding objects that reference another object using the dmf, sys.dm_sql_referencing_entities.  (https://www.sqlrx.com/finding_things_sql_that_reference_a_table/ )  Now let’s reverse that and find what objects are referenced in stored procedures or views.  When updates are needed to business logic often that happens in these objects.  If the stored procedures or views are large with […]

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May 17

SSMS Shortcuts

By Lori Brown | SQL Development , SQL Server

Thought I would post some quick helpful things like shortcuts in SSMS. There is a link to a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts for SSMS at the end of this post. There is more than just ctrl-c & crtl-v out there!! Here are my fav’s – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssms/sql-server-management-studio-keyboard-shortcuts For more information about blog posts, concepts and […]

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May 10

Index REORGANIZE Generates Out of Space Messages

By Lori Brown | Indexes , SQL Administration , SQL Maintenance , SQL Server

I was doing some performance analysis at a client where we captured a traditional SQL trace.  Our client has SQL 2016 Enterprise that is fully patched up and uses Ola Hallengren’s IndexOptimize (https://ola.hallengren.com/) stored proc to do nightly index maintenance.  While the index maintenance ran, we caught over a hundred thousand Error 1105, Severity 17, […]

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