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I am a SQL Server DBA in Ottawa Canada.

I am the founding partner of DBA Depot and the president of Metropolis Dreamware and Cooking With SQL. We provide database consultants to various public and private sector organizations.

I am a technical editor for SQL Server Magazine and the author of the T-SQL 101 series of articles / e-book.

I have been a SQL Server DBA since the bad old days of SQL 4.2.


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reviewed Leave Open Can I automate data pulling from VistA databases using MUMPS?
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reviewed Leave Open How do I place leading zeros for numbers less than 10 without affecting those 10+?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to use the dbms_sql to get the analyze for insert into statement
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Need Advice on Normalizing Database
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How do I place leading zeros for numbers less than 10 without affecting those 10+?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Inserting a new lookup value for the SSIS Lookup Transformation
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revised SPARSE Column in SQL Server
I added a link to Microsoft's description of sparse columns
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comment Setting up a new database
This question appears to be off-topic because it seems to be a homework type question, or a general design question.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How I can force the TSQL-Developers to use not deprecated TSQL?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on I am not sure why I am getting the “Invalid column name”, same code works on my other calculators…
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on SQL Server 2008 R2 memory issue
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comment Is there a better way to filter error logs?
It should be noted that if you have not cycled your errorlogs lately, this script will take a while before it finished chugging through it all