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Tips for using data types in SQL Server 2019 (Part 2)

Tips for using data types in SQL Server 2019 (Part 2) Use Table data type instead of temporary tables whenever possible. A Table data type is a special data type that used for temporary storage of a set of rows. In comparison with the temporary tables, table variables have some benefits. For example, table variables are cleaned up automatically at…...

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Tips for using data types in SQL Server 2019 (Part 1)

Tips for using data types in SQL Server 2019 (Part 1) Consider using Java data types. In SQL Server 2019 Java data types are currently supported for Input/Output data sets and Input/Output parameters. For example, you can execute a Java script by using the sp_execute_external_script system stored procedure. Use bigint data type, if you need to store integer data from…...

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Tips for using data types in SQL Server 2017

Tips for using data types in SQL Server 2017 Avoid using timestamp column as a primary key. Timestamp is a data type that exposes automatically generated, unique binary numbers within a database. Every time that a row with a timestamp column is modified or inserted, the incremented database rowversion value is inserted in the timestamp column. This property makes a…...

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Some tips for designing SQL Server 2016 tables (Part 1)

Some tips for designing SQL Server 2016 tables (Part 1) Avoid using timestamp column as a primary key. Timestamp is a data type that exposes automatically generated, unique binary numbers within a database. Every time that a row with a timestamp column is modified or inserted, the incremented database rowversion value is inserted in the timestamp column. This property makes…...

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Some tips for designing SQL Server 2014 tables

Some tips for designing SQL Server 2014 tables Create the table’s columns as narrow as possible. This can reduce the table’s size and improve performance of your queries as well as some maintenance tasks (such as backup, restore and so on). Try to reduce the number of columns in a table. The fewer the number of columns in a table,…...

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Tips for using SQL Server 2012 data types

Tips for using SQL Server 2012 data types Use tinyint data type, if you need to store integer data from 0 through 255. The columns with tinyint data type use only one byte to store their values, in comparison with two bytes, four bytes and eight bytes used to store smallint, int and bigint values accordingly. For example, if you…...

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