Transfer SQL logins for users with a large number of SQL-authenticated logins

SQL Server logins are the credentials that enable users to connect to the Database Engine instance. SQL logins are distinguished based on the type of authentication method: Windows-authenticated, SQL Server–authenticated, Certificate, and Asymmetric key. One SQL login can be mapped to only one user in each database.

April 28, 2014

SQL database refactoring – Finding external references by analyzing object dependencies

SQL Database refactoring becomes more complicated according to the degree of coupling in the database architecture; the more coupled things are coupled the greater the potential impact of any change. The simplest way to describe the concept of coupling is that if changing one module in one module of code or a program requires changes in another part of the same or external application, then coupling exists

April 4, 2014

SQL database refactoring – Introduction

What is database refactoring?

Database refactoring is a change in a database schema with a goal to improve a database design and retain both informational and behavior semantics

March 14, 2014

Tracking SQL Server object usage

There is a number of object types in SQL Server database system. Each has its own purpose and role in proper data management. However, sometimes it is required to check how some of them are used

February 19, 2014

SQL database refactoring techniques – Rename method

Why rename?

Rename Table, Rename Column, and Rename View are structural refactorings. The main purpose to apply Rename Column, Rename Table, and Rename View are increasing readability, adopting database naming conventions, or clarifying the meaning of an object. In the case of renaming objects you should consider a cost of refactoring both database and external applications that access the database vs. an impact of the achieved readability

February 18, 2014