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Sep 14

Finding Table Defaults, Primary and Unique Keys and Foreign Keys with sp_helpconstraint

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

A little while back I wrote a post going over sp_help in a beginning effort to find table dependency information.  https://www.sqlrx.com/using-sp_help-to-find-object-dependencies/.  That expanded to reviewing sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities & sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities  (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/ ) and sys.sql_expression_dependencies (https://www.sqlrx.com/using-sys-sql_expression_dependencies-as-a-single-source-to-find-referenced-and-referencing-objects/  ) Now I want to loop back just a bit and expand on more information that is found in sp_help […]

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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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Aug 09

AlwaysOn – Create a Basic Availability Group

By Ginger Keys | Always On , SQL 2016 , SQL 2017 , SQL Administration , SQL Server

AlwaysOn Basic Availability Groups (BAGs) are available with SQL Server 2016 and 2017 Standard edition.  The functionality is generally the same as database mirroring (which has been deprecated).  This feature replicates transactions to a database on a secondary server, and is useful for disaster recovery should something happen to the primary server. If you have […]

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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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