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Discover how to estimate the cost of a query. Read on to see an example of how to extract the Estimated Cost for execution plans stored in the procedure cache.
Learn about the concept of views in SQL, and how they work. Read on to see clear examples of how to implement views.
Learn about Azure SQL Database Instance Pools and how they they set to provide more flexibility and agility than other Platform-as-a Service SQL Server-based offerings in Azure.
Do you get tired of having your CREATE PROCEDURE statement failing if the stored procedure already exists? Read on to learn a better solution for avoiding this.
Microsoft provides a number of different deployment options for its Azure SQL Database offerings. While most of them share the same characteristics, one in particular warrants special attention from the standpoint of its infrastructure dependencies. That exception is Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, which will be the topic of this article.
In SQL cursors serve as a pointer that enables application programming language to deal with query results one row at a time. Read on to explores the concept behind and learn how to declare cursors, open, retrieve data from them, and then close them.
Discover how to do both in one SQL Server statement: Verify that a SQL Server object exists and drop the object.
Auto-Failover Groups addresses several limitations that were in the Azure SQL Database. Read on to learn more!
With the introduction of SQL Server 2019, Microsoft introduced a new method to count distinct values that can be faster and uses less resources. Read on to learn more!
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