A Real-World Example of a Non-Correlated SELECT Subquery and Cross Join

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A Real-World Example of a Non-Correlated SELECT Subquery and Cross Join

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I recently developed a solution to a problem that is a good example of a non-correlated subquery in a SELECT clause that can also be written as a cross join. I’ll describe the requirement, the data, and then the solution with a non-correlated subquery and another with a cross join. To keep my client and … Continue reading A Real-World Example of a Non-Correlated SELECT Subquery and Cross Join

SQL Server Blogs

Using Custom Code in SSRS

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While expressions allow you to use limited VB.Net to create advanced dynamic functionality in your SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports, custom code allows you to leverage much more of the power of VB.Net. The focus of this article is not on writing VB.Net code, but on how to create and use code in SSRS. … Continue reading Using Custom Code in SSRS

Referential Integrity Options (Cascade, Set Null and Set Default)

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Ever wonder why there are only two options under the INSERT and UPDATE Specification of a foreign key? Why is there no Insert Rule? And to which table in the relationship do these rules apply? Let’s start at the beginning. Relationships in a database are implemented with foreign keys and primary keys. (For a primer … Continue reading Referential Integrity Options (Cascade, Set Null and Set Default)

How to Audit Report Execution in SSRS

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Do you need to know how often a report runs, who or what processes run the report, how long it takes to run, statistics on report parameters, which reports are not being used, and so on? SQL Server Reporting Services has built-in audit logging that can give you this type of information pretty easily. Audit … Continue reading How to Audit Report Execution in SSRS

How to Make a Cover Page in SSRS

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A cover page is simply a page that comes before the report data and that usually contains a report title and other identifying information. It can add clarity to your report and give it a clean, professional look. The cover page usually doesn’t show any data or page numbers, and the first page of data … Continue reading How to Make a Cover Page in SSRS

How to Implement Expand All/Collapse All for Drill-Down in SSRS

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While SSRS allows drill-down into individual groups in a Tablix, there is no built-in, direct support for an “expand all/collapse all” capability that would allow all groups to be simultaneously expanded or collapsed. No problem. We can create our own pretty easily. Here’s what it will do: The user will interact with two radio buttons. … Continue reading How to Implement Expand All/Collapse All for Drill-Down in SSRS

Adding a Secondary Axis to a SSRS Chart

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What happens when you use the same scale to compare values that are actually in different scales? Have a look at this chart that was generated using Reporting Services and notice that you can barely see the gold columns for the Average Sales values. The data (see the table next to the chart) tells us … Continue reading Adding a Secondary Axis to a SSRS Chart

Workshops / Webinars

Project Management (PMP) for Executives – Introduction

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Introduction Project Management (PMP) for Executives is a 9 part video training series developed by Steve Fullmer, PMP, MBA, MCT/CTT+, CDP.  Steven has a global reputation as a project manager, chief technology officer, and computer systems innovator. He has authored more than 100 articles and a dozen courses in the fields of project management, productivity, business … Continue reading Project Management (PMP) for Executives – Introduction

Project Management (PMP) Leadership Skills in the 21st Century … Do you Know Your History? – November 10, 2017

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The PMI Leadership triangle touts our need to develop our knowledge and application of leadership. Do you understand the leadership models of the 20th century? The 21st Century? Understanding your predecessors can assist to set your future course. On the matter of history, Mark Twain’s quote “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme” is … Continue reading Project Management (PMP) Leadership Skills in the 21st Century … Do you Know Your History? – November 10, 2017

Principles of Decision Tree Design and Analysis in Project Management (PMP)

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In this Project Management Professional (PMP) training video, learn how about Decision Trees and how to solve them with Risk Analysis. Existentialism conveys themes like the importance of choice, contingencies, and extreme situations.  How do you choose when the decision is hard? (If the decision is easy, you just choose.) When the decision is hard, we … Continue reading Principles of Decision Tree Design and Analysis in Project Management (PMP)

Understand the Mind to Become a Better Project Manager – February 18, 2015

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Our minds all work alike, at least biologically. Yet we are a diverse species with different motivations, opinions, perspectives, and directions. Do you understand how and why the human mind works? What makes you a great project manager? In this recording of our PMP training webinar from February 18, 2015, Steve Fullmer covers some of … Continue reading Understand the Mind to Become a Better Project Manager – February 18, 2015

Windows 10 Security – What’s New and Improved? – December 3, 2015

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In this recording of our Windows 10 webinar from December 3, 2015 training,  security expert Mike Danseglio presents the enhanced security features of SmartScreen, Defender and BitLocker in Windows 10 and new features such as Biometric Identification, Microsoft Passport, Device Guard and more.

Windows 10 Managing, Deploying and Configuring – December 2, 2015

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In this recorded Windows 10 training webinar from December 2, 2015, Windows Server instructor Rick Trader presents the deployment and management of Windows 10 Enterprise and the new Provisioning capability in Windows 10. Learn how to manage Windows 10 deployments using System Center Configuration Manager, Mobile Device Management and Intune. Also included in his presentation … Continue reading Windows 10 Managing, Deploying and Configuring – December 2, 2015

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