Blocking with OBJECT_NAME()

December 24, 2019 Andy 0

As a DBA, you probably use the OBJECT_NAME() function quite a bit. I know I do. If you aren’t familiar with it, you can read the documentation if you want, but it’s a pretty straightforward function that converts object IDs into object names. I ran … [Read More]

What the heck is the dbcreator role?

December 19, 2019 Andy 0

Microsoft docs defines the dbcreator role as: Members of the dbcreator fixed server role can create, alter, drop, and restore any database. But what specific permissions are actually included in that role? If we scroll down in the docs just a little, we’ll see a … [Read More]

I hate sp_estimate_data_compression_savings

December 17, 2019 Andy 0

If you’re working with compressed indexes, SQL Server provides a system stored procedure to help test the space savings of implementing data compression: sp_estimate_data_compression_savings. Starting in SQL Server 2019, it can even be used to estimate savings with columnstore. I really don’t like sp_estimate_data_compression_savings. In … [Read More]