Don’t you love how what should be a simple little tasks can become the most time consuming of the day? While trying to set up Visual Studio so that I could deploy directly to a development server I realized I would need the path to the SSRS ReportServer. Not the Report Manager mind you but […]
While running a 2012 SQL Server Integration Services package, the package ended up failing with the following message: Error: 0xC002F304 at Send Mail Task, Send Mail Task: An error occurred with the following error message: “Mailbox unavailable. The server response was: 5.7.1 Client does not have permissions to send as this sender”. The quickest and […]
I know. While everyone else is moving on to SQL 2012 here I am upgrading a SSAS 2005 cube to SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services. I can hear Garth imploring me to “Live in the now man!” So as I went about the mundane task of upgrading a cube from a really old version […]
Here’s a real quick tip after banging my head against the desk for awhile. I had a tablix in SSRS that was supposed to be hidden if there were no rows. It was working fine until, wham, it stopped working. (Oh no. I said “wham”. That obviously leads me to “Wham!”. I had my mom […]
Sometimes I wonder if some of the more random scripts I post are useful to anyone but me so if this one is useful to you definitely drop a comment below! Check it out: Our team was trying to confirm what our best practice was when creating flag columns in the data warehouse. As usual […]
When deploying code I try to create my scripts so they can be rerun without an error being thrown (e.g. “object already exists”). There’s some fancy word for this that I used to try and use so as to appear ostentatious but it turns out people found me ostentatious even when I didn’t use the […]
Preparing to do some MDX performance testing? Step one for each and every test should be to clear the cache. This will ensure you are seeing the performance results without the benefit of having data already loaded up in memory. How do you empty the MS SQL Analysis Services cache prior to running your query?
Bring a group of senior business intelligence professionals or SQL Server pros together to review each others code and you have all the potential for a good knife fight. As our team is getting ready to make design/code reviews a regular part of our development process we’re looking to make sure we get off on […]