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More articles by Drew Georgopulos

Author Bio
Drew Georgopulos is a Technical Lead for Collaborative Consulting in Woburn, Massachusetts. He has more than 20 years' experience in database programming and design. Using SQL Server and its related technologies, Drew helps organizations meet their goals by creating ETL solutions that build data quality into their business intelligence processes.
For .NET Zone | August 18, 2006
The new Windows Powershell not only provides flow of control, but the strong typing of its variables and expressions enables you to manipulate them and create scripts that leverage the .NET Framework.
For Database Development Zone | May 25, 2006
The Database Tuning Advisor (DTA) is an improvement over the old Index Tuning Wizard. Learn how to access the advanced features of DTA from the command line with a custom configuration.
For Database Development Zone | March 30, 2005
Regulatory mandates like Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA dictate changes to your data elements. Leverage SQL Server's extended properties to maintain the synchronization between your documentation, database objects, and code base when such changes arise.
For Get Help | February 3, 2004
Without the use of SQL Server's debugger or Raiserror during development, you're on your own for error handling. Learn two solutions for testing your stored procedure code under these tough conditions.
For Get Help | December 15, 2003
Part II of this DTS task series illustrates how the author used multi-step DTS packages to build a solution that consolidates an indeterminate amount of Excel data in one SQL Server table. The solution repeats this process so it catches updated data, and it executes once for each Excel file.
For Get Help | October 31, 2003
SQL Server 2000's DTS offers a copious—even bewildering—bundle of pre-packaged tasks. This 10-Minute Solution, the first of a two-part series exploring DTS tasks, illustrates how to chain different types of tasks together to collect the information you'll need to process data contained in a file location table. This technique is particularly useful in environments that require "after the fact" data updates.
For Get Help | September 22, 2003
You need certain data values to complete a database-programming job, but you don't know where they're located. What can you do? Follow this 10-Minute Solution to navigate through an unfamiliar database, and locate and extract the table and column names that house your values.
For Database Development Zone | February 11, 2003
The sheer number of objects in a database makes keeping track of them difficult. As your system grows in complexity, identifying the objects' dependencies and their purposes can quickly become confusing. Adopt a naming convention that limits the ambiguity and uncertainty surrounding an object and its purpose.
For Get Help | November 15, 2002
Learn how to determine the state of your indexes and understand whether that state should be changed. See how evaluating the construction and location of your system's indexes and deciding whether to adjust their fill factors and padding can improve the system's performance.
For Get Help | October 21, 2002
SQL Profiler is a great SQL Server tool that can help you reach your database optimization goals. This 10-Minute Solution presents a few preparatory steps to start using Profiler for monitoring performance problems. It discusses some techniques, tools, and commands that reveal information about server behavior.
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