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Posted by Sam Lowrie on 01 July 2021
Some of our poor delegates don't have the luxury of a home computer to install SQL on (even worse some have made bad life choices and picked a Mac). The good news is that you can still practise your SQL skills in your web browser, using the impressive SQL Fiddle site. Have no fear, SQL Fiddle is here, a browser based sandbox to bring you cheer!
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 28 April 2021
Normally when SQL Server Management Studio underlines words with what Microsoft call "red squigglies" it's because you haven't refreshed your local cache, but it could also be because of a recent bug - here's how to get round this!
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 22 July 2020
Sam has a terrible sense of humour which is all too often inflicted on his delegates. Sadly, with this blog, on website viewers too ...
Posted by Andy Brown on 16 January 2020
Microsoft have brought out a new SQL editor called Azure Data Studio, to act as a substitute for SQL Server Management Studio, but this owl cannot see any justification for its existence!
Posted by Andy Brown on 14 August 2019
We're always on the look-out for a new acronym for the order of SQL commands, and are pleased to award a gift voucher to another worthy winner of our competition.
Posted by Andy Brown on 13 May 2019
If your stored procedures or SQL queries are running slowly, don't bother looking at correlated subqueries, cursors, functions or any of the other usual culprits. There's one SQL syntax which Wise Owl have found to be an order of magnitude worse than any other, as this blog shows.
Posted by Andy Brown on 23 November 2017
With SQL Server 2012 came the power not just to use pre-defined code snippets, but also to create your own - this blog explains how.
Posted by Andy Brown on 01 February 2017
A blog setting out an approach to coding in SQL to ensure consistently high standards across your organisation.
Posted by Andy Brown on 27 September 2016
If you want to group items in a SQL query, showing a comma-delimited list of ids for each, generating an XML file is not the obvious place to start - but it should be.
Posted by Andy Brown on 09 September 2013
Writing SQL in Management Studio could, Wise Owl feel, be made a little easier: here are 10 practical suggestions for how!
Posted by Andrew Gould on 04 February 2013
While SQL Server Management Studio is a powerful tool for writing queries, it has absolutely no concessions towards making the results of those queries remotely presentable! This blog describes several techniques for getting the results of a query into another application so that you can format them to your heart’s content.
Posted by Andy Brown on 15 May 2012
In a previous blog on new features of SQL 2012, I missed out the ability to insert code snippets, and also to embed or surround code in an IF, BEGIN or WHILE block. This blog rectifies this!
Posted by Andy Brown on 08 May 2012
SQL 2012 has 14 new functions, a new FileTable construct and new ways to sequence and fetch records - as this blog explains.