Recently I wanted to look at the properties of a powershell objects in my attempt to access and manipulate the object and its properties. So here is how I did it. Get-ChildItem | Get-Member This command prints all the members (properties, methods etc) of the object. The properties can be… Continue Reading Powershell: View all properties of a powershell object

This is a general mistake that many developers do and sometimes goes unnoticed while reviews and testing, but then suddenly one day start appearing as bugs. Many developers understand and (misinterpret) varchar as variable-length data type and hence doesn’t specify the length in the variable definitions which is incorrect. Here… Continue Reading Varchar<>Varchar(n)

Today my colleague asked me, what is the difference between GetDate() and GetUTCDate()? and I thought it would be a nice idea to blog about it. So here it is, my next article. In simple words the GetDate() returns the local time where as GetUTCDate() returns the GMT time. GETDATE()… Continue Reading GetDate() V/s GetUTCDate()

Recently I was working on configuring AlwaysOn replica setup. After a fail-over my application was not able to connect to the SQL server using the same SQL accounts. The error was “Login failed for user” The reason is SQL Server never replicates the SQL Server Login, though it replicates the… Continue Reading Transfer Login to Replica servers

Foreign keys are an essential part of a relational database. Foreign keys helps ensuring the data integrity at the logical level. However many time we forget to create proper indexes that support the foreign keys work effectively. So is there any¬†benefits of indexing the foreign key columns?¬† It can give… Continue Reading Foreign key indexing