Author Archives: Stephen

What, it’s December?

Well, so much for getting those November posts in. How do people make the time to do this? Still working on the MERGE post, finding some more interesting things about that SQL command, worth writing about. Here’s hoping it happens … Continue reading

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SSIS Variables as Expressions Gotcha

SSIS work lesson of the morning:  don’t forget to set the EvaluateAsExpression property to True on your variable when you have an expression to represent the variable value. I had three variables representing similar SELECT statements to be used in … Continue reading

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Why I Write Software

I’m going to start this blog out with a story I wrote describing one of my primary motivations to write software, which is to make life easier. While I work primarily in the database arena now, I was a developer … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog, wherein you will find thoughts about my professional aspirations, activities, failures, and successes, and a few personal notes thrown in along the way.

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