On Default Schemas and “Search Paths”

Default schemas in SQL Server can be a blessing, since they reduce the need to specify the schema when creating DDL statements in T-SQL. However, relying on the default schema when creating DML statements can…

List Recently Created Objects

The code below provides a list of all SQL Server objects created in the past “x” number of days. Dynamic T-SQL is used to construct a query for each database, including system databases. Each query…

Blocking Example Code

In our previous post we looked at detecting and analyzing blocking. This post contains a script with blocking example code. Output from the analysis samples contained in the previous post is also provided. Blocking Example…

Example Deadlock Code

Deadlocks happen. As you’re about to see in this post, deadlocks are actually quite easy to create. In my previous post I showed how to monitor and analyze deadlock events using Extended Events. In this…

dbo – Database Owner

In SQL Server, the dbo or Database Owner is a server-level principal that has full access to the owned database. Microsoft’s best practices recommend creating a discrete user, either an Active Directory domain user or…

Example BCP export and import commands

The Microsoft Bulk Copy Utility, BCP.exe, can be used to copy data from a table in one SQL Server instance to the same table in another SQL Server instance. Since the BCP Utility is designed…