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I'm a database developer for a CRO that does pharmaceutical and chemical studies. My duties include: designing and building databases, troubleshooting database performance issues, building SSRS reports, installing and configuring SQL Server (2005 and 2008), configuring SQL Server security, configuring SSRS security, and some other stuff.

I also build on-line surveys in PHP using a MSSQL Server 2005 backend for an Economic Development Consulting company.


Feb
7
comment Is there a way to use a SQL Server 2000 database in SSIS 2012?
@Zane Ehh, we've finally gotten rid of it. Now to update all the things.
Jun
11
comment Severity 016 Backup virtual device fail
@Cougar9000 i didn't include it, but there were messages in the app log that explicitly stated "backup of database x failed".
Jun
11
comment Severity 016 Backup virtual device fail
@Cougar9000 scheduled sql server maintenance plan.
Jun
11
comment Severity 016 Backup virtual device fail
@Cougar9000 yes, all databases. yes, it works at toher times, but seems to always fail on sundays.
Apr
29
comment What could cause the wrong ID to be inserted?
Interesting. I am going to look into this.
Apr
26
comment What could cause the wrong ID to be inserted?
yes, the first one sets the id to 0, so when the next record is inserted sql server takes the current id, adds 1, and gets 1. the next one the first id i would get is 2.
Apr
24
comment What could cause the wrong ID to be inserted?
@jnk we are not inserting data into identity columns anywhere in the application.
Apr
16
comment Prevent users from using power pivot excel connections to a database
Also, @kin, power pivot shows up with the application name "Microsoft Office 2010". I set it up to block anythign with "Office" and it seems to work. Testing it out with my boss now.
Apr
16
comment Prevent users from using power pivot excel connections to a database
well it was my boss that was inquiring about this, he fould the permission hole. I don't want users connecting to my oltp databases unless it's through an application.
Apr
12
comment What could cause the wrong ID to be inserted?
@AaronBertrand very rarely, mainly when we need to clear out the data in a database after testing has been done. Once a database hits production we don't clear the data.
Apr
12
comment What could cause the wrong ID to be inserted?
I edited my question to include that my table already had data in it when i deleted the data.
Apr
12
comment What could cause the wrong ID to be inserted?
@MartinSmith deleting the record and reseeding is the pattern that i've been following. Truncate doesn't work on most of our tables since they have FK relationships.
Mar
13
comment Why is this user “Admin” created in all databases?
I was going to say that it was probably in the Model database. Good job figuring it out.
Mar
13
comment What alternatives exist when a table requires too many foreign keys?
I have to agree with Aaron Bertrand, if your design requires you to max out the foreign keys sql server supports, it may be time to consider a redesign.
Feb
14
comment Adding indices to views
essentially, maybe you should be looking into a data warehouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_warehouse
Feb
14
comment Adding indices to views
a tangential approach may be creating an etl process to cache the data. how often does the data change, what's the need for the data to be up to date? things along those lines are necessary to ask.
Feb
14
comment I have table with 17 Indexes if i add 1 more index for search in two columns
this question's a bit too open ended here for the se format. I did write an answer that should point you in the right direction though.
Feb
6
comment Does SQL Server care about the location of accounts in Active Directory?
@nic yes, that is what i mean.
Feb
6
comment SSRS appears to be ignoring Permissions set using Report Manager
One more thing, could you provide a screen shot of the permissions you're setting?
Feb
6
comment SSRS appears to be ignoring Permissions set using Report Manager
Do you have active directory where you're doing this? Also, are you naming the users as servername/username in SSRS?