Category Archives : Sql Server 2005

Sql Interview question #8 : What is collation?

Sql Server Interview question #8 What is collation? Solution Collation refers to a set of rules that determines how data is sorted and compared. Character data is sorted using rules that define the correct character sequence with options for specifying case sensitivity, accent marks, Kana character types, and character width.   Thanks for reading this […]

Synonyms in SQL Server 2005 (benefits and limitations)

Scenario I faced a situation where archived tables were created in the production database and now there was a requirement to move them as the database was growing. These archival tables were being used by several jobs and also in the application code. Moving them was demanding and also a very complicated process. I wanted […]

Downgrading a SQL Server database to a lower version

Scenario proposal After recently upgrading a SQL Server instance to SQL Server 2012 a few days ago, you noticed that your application is not functioning properly. You decided to roll back the upgrade by downgrading the SQL Server database engine to SQL Server 2008 R2.  After the downgrade of the database engine, you are unable […]

How to disable indexes in SQL Server 2005 and 2008?

Scenario proposal While looking through the new features in SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 we found a potentially interesting one called Disabling Indexes, which can be used to disable indexes on a table or a view. Can you give us a detailed explanation of how we go about using this new feature along […]