Monthly Archives: October 2014

Linked Server Performance

I recently worked with a team on a project to improve performance of a legacy system and one of the issues we encountered was low performance when inserting data across linked servers. During the investigation phase, we found a number of instances where medium-sized datasets (50k-150k records) were taking considerable time (30-70s) to insert from one […]

Replace Multiple String Patterns

I recently came across an interesting way of using the REPLACE function in SQL Server to replace multiple (different) string patterns. Usually, we use the REPLACE function in the following way if we want to replace multiple string patterns. DECLARE @string AS VARCHAR(MAX)  = ‘This is a banana. It may be found in the fruitbowl. Beside […]

Kevin Kline

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Simon Learning SQL Server

I'm trying to become "better" at SQL Server and data - here's how I'm doing it!