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#SQLCareer 4/4 January 2nd 2019

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Last July (yes, it’s taken me 5+ months to finally finish this) Steve Jones (b/t) suggested that it might be helpful if those of us that work in the IT/database field shared four random days out of our lives. This is the last of mine. The first three are: July 19 July 25 August 6th […]

Power BI World Tour 2019 Tampa

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In just a few weeks (Jan 21-22) I will be presenting on two topics at the Power BI World Tour in Tampa. There’s a great line up of speakers including those on Microsoft product team, MVPs, User Group leaders and industry experts. I’ll be speaking on the following topics: Data Storytelling with Power BI Designing […]

Sorting Values in a Column

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Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This was a post that caught my eye, since I’d just written a piece on STRING_SPLIT(). Someone had this data: DECLARE @Names VARCHAR(8000) = ‘Steve, Grant, Kathi, Kendra’; They wanted this returned as a […]

Big Changes for WaterOx Consulting

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March of 2019 would have marked that start of the 8th year of WaterOx Consulting, Inc. running. That isn’t going to happen. I have been thinking hard for the last year about what to do when it comes to the consulting/incorporated side of my SQL life and have come to the not easy decision that […]

Union All help

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Hey all, I'm looking to get some help on a mssql union all statement with multiple live tables. Basically I have 3 tables with similar data that I want to combine Into one. The first two tables have many columns but I'm only taking 4 of the columns for the new table. The 3rd table […]

Book Recommendations?

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Hey guys, So I’m a self taught developer and this past week I started to apply for jr Developer jobs that mostly focus on PHP and/or Laravel bc I’m not a designer. I was surprised when so many jobs wanted skills in SQL. I’ve written basic SQL queries when I worked on practice projects in […]

Stay charged up in any country with this $11 Travel USB Wall Adapter

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This international USB wall adapter is suitable for use in over 150 countries around the world. The Uppel International Travel 5V USB and USB-C Wall Adapter is one travel essential you won’t want to take a trip without. This compact adapter is capable of plugging into US, EU, UK, and AUS outlets so you can […]

The most anticipated Xbox One games launching next week are…

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Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones truly stand out? Here are some of the biggest and most anticipated titles launching across Microsoft’s platforms next week. Next week we have a few new “AAA” releases on Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Ace Combat […]

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