Aug 222011
 

Jen McCown from midnightdba.com started a useful (to me anyways) set of homework assignments called Applied SQL.  Each post has a homework assignment for us.  This first one has been useful to me in order to make myself read Books Online and understand where information comes from, rather than just running a script when I want information to get information out of the black box. Continue reading »

Aug 182011
 

System tables have lots of interesting and useful information stored on all facets of SQL server.  Generally speaking, whenever I find a script that shows useful information, I store that script away for future use.  I then run the script whenever I need the information without really thinking about it.  Jen McCown from midnightdba.com started a useful (to me anyways) set of homework assignments called Applied SQL.  Each post has a homework assignment for us.  This first one has been useful to me in order to make myself read Books Online and understand where information comes from, rather than just running a script when I want information to get information out of the black box.

Assignment 1 is looking at the sys.objects system table.  Below is my homework, maybe I’ll get some bonus points for sorting my results too!

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