Wayne Sheffield

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This month, T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by Nigel Sammy. Since the RTM of SQL Server 2012 just occurred, he wants to know: “What do you think is a useful feature of SQL Server 2012?” Well, if you’ve been following my blog, then this should not be much of a surprise to you. My #1 […]

SQL Server 2012 introduces several new date/time functions that allow you to build a date/time from the individual parts of a date/time value. As I was experimenting with them, I was thinking that this is pretty neat, and bound to be very useful. And then I started wondering how well it performed. Before I had […]

Table-Valued Functions. What a wonderful addition to SQL they make. They take parameters, do some work, and return a result set that can be used in queries. You can select directly against them, or utilize them with the APPLY operator. These are truly versatile additions to SQL -and since you can pass parameters to them, […]

Actually, I only submitted the winning entry; Denali CTP3 SQL Server 2012 is the real winner. After having a blog posted here recently about running totals performance in Denali CTP3 SQL Server 2012, I happened to run across this T-SQL Challenge for doing running totals. On a lark, I posted a Denali CTP3 SQL Server […]

This post is part of the series discussing the new Analytic functions in SQL Server “Denali”, CTP3. Analytic Functions in SQL Server “Denali” All of the new Analytic functions require the use of the OVER clause. To see what changes to the OVER clause that “Denali” brings, please view my article The OVER Clause enhancements in […]

This post is part of the series discussing the new Analytic functions in SQL Server “Denali”, CTP3. Analytic Functions in SQL Server “Denali” All of the new Analytic functions require the use of the OVER clause. To see what changes to the OVER clause that “Denali” brings, please view my article The OVER Clause enhancements in […]

This post is part of the series discussing the new Analytic functions in SQL Server “Denali”, CTP3. Analytic Functions in SQL Server “Denali” All of the new Analytic functions require the use of the OVER clause. To see what changes to the OVER clause that “Denali” brings, please view my article The OVER Clause enhancements in […]

This post is part of the series discussing the new Analytic functions in SQL Server “Denali”, CTP3. Analytic Functions in SQL Server “Denali” All of the new Analytic functions require the use of the OVER clause. To see what changes to the OVER clause that “Denali” brings, please view my article The OVER Clause enhancements in […]

♠This post is the first post in a series discussing the new Analytic functions in SQL Server “Denali”, CTP3, and it will also serve as the landing page for this series. (The information in this article may change when this version is released to RTM; however since the changes described adhere to the ANSI specification, […]

One of the things that I’m the most excited about in “Denali” CTP3 is the enhancements to the OVER clause. One of the things that I’m particular excited about is the addition of the ROWS/RANGE clause support. And one of the reasons that I’m excited about this is that this provides a supported, documented (in […]

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