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After installing SP2 on SQL Server 2005 x64, when trying to open existing SSIS package or try to add data component to a new SSIS package, is giving error saying that designer could not be initialised.
After installing SP2 on SQL Server 2005 x64, when trying to open an existing SSIS package or trying to add data component to a new SSIS package, you may receive an error saying that the designer could not be initialised. This problem occurs because the installer unregisters the 32-bit Dts.dll file when the installer installs the […]
As many of you aware, you can have incremental integers in tables by setting the identity property for the column. In a T-SQL, you can do this by using the function named ROW_NUMBER(). In SQL Server Reporting Services you can acheive this by using RowNumber(Nothing). So how do you do this in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)? […]
When running a SSIS package with several data flow task which are designed to run in parallel and if all the Data flow tasks TransactionOption property is set to the Required value you may receive the following error: Description: The SSIS Runtime has failed to enlist the OLE DB connection in a distributed transaction with error […]
When opening a SSIS package you may receive the following error: Unable to instantiate XML DOM document, please verify that MSXML binaries are properly installed and registered. Solution This error is caused by an issue with the MSXML installation. Reinstalling or repairing of MSXML6 will solve the above problem.
In SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services the reports can be exported to other data formats such as Excel. This feature is available with a simple configuration as HTML link call on Reporting Services to export the data to Excel for other users purpose. Sometimes the user might find it difficult to achieve consistency between a […]
According to SQL Server’s Books Online (BOL), the ISNUMERIC() function an easy and convenient way to determine whether an given expression can be evaluate as one of SQL Server’s valid numeric data types. These are INTEGER, FLOAT (REAL), DECIMAL (NUMERIC) and MONEY. Now, unfortunately, this function is buggy and can easily be fooled. Consider this: […]
Consider the Pubs sample database. Our task is to determine the third, but last date when one employee joined the company. Several approaches are possible here. Let’s first have a look at the different methods available to us, before getting into a basic performance analysis. 1) Using TOP. This is probably the most intuitive […]
This is a quite common question. It is usually asked by people arriving at SQL Server with a background in Microsoft Access. They either want to use SQL Server as a backend for their Access project, or they are otherwise upsizing from Access to SQL Server. The answer, however, is usually not much appreciated at […]
Before we actually look at the answer, let’s recall some basics of the IDENTITY property and SQL Server’s numerical data types. You can define the IDENTITY property on columns of the INT data type and on DECIMAL with scale 0. This gives you a range of: TINYINT 0 – 255 SMALLINT -32.768 – 32.767 INT […]
Is it a good practice to use SQL Server stored procedures for INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements?
Yes, anytime you pass a data modification request from a front-end application to SQL Server, it is a best practice to encapsulate the code in a stored procedure. Here are some of the reasons why: It is faster than using ADO methods to accomplish the same task. Network traffic can often be reduced because less […]