Monthly Archives: August 2015

Lock, Latches, Waits and Deadlocks explained weirdly (like never before)!!!

When conducting MS SQL Server Trainings I often resort to weird examples to explain how certain things work. Over the years I have some favorites that I use over and over. The most disgusting by far would be the one I use to explain Locking, blocking and deadlocks. There are some definite advantages to doing… Read More »

Better Triage: Getting hospital care delivered properly

If you have seen my recent posts on LinkedIn you probably know that I am looking to interact with healthcare professionals to brainstorm ideas on how Triage can be improved. In this post I will cover what Triage is and some common issues identified with the process and my attempt at a solution. I am… Read More »

SSIS – Fuzzy grouping task

It’s warm, fuzzy and brings similar data together helping correct typos, different titles for the same role and much more. Today I present a short video explaining how to configure a Fuzzy Grouping task within SSIS. It carries forward from my previous post on exporting LinkedIn contacts information to created Analytics on contacts information. The… Read More »

Video for SSIS Starter kit

A video explaining all the tasks (control flow and data flow) for the SSIS series for beginners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrarG-cU4RQ Here is the list of blogposts that contain the complete list of steps. http://enabledbusinesssolutions.com/blog/ssis-starter-kit-for-the-uninitiated-foreachloop/ I am waiting to modify the package to perform a few additional tasks. If you need the code urgently, please PM me and… Read More »

SSIS – Starter kit for the uninitiated – Data enrichment

In this last post (after which there will be a video explaining how to bring all this together in Power view) I cover how to convert geo coordinates from 38° 53′ 55.133″ N to Decimal Coordinate system 38.898648. You can find the previous posts here. The calculations is fairly simple the sql for it is… Read More »

SSIS – Starter kit for the uninitiated Data Flow Task

In this post we explore how to use the DFT (Data Flow Task) to load data from an XML file into the database. For previous post on how we got till this step please click here. Step Screenshot Double Click and open the DFT we had added in the previous post. Drag and Drop an… Read More »

SSIS – Starter kit for the uninitiated Foreachloop – for each file enumerator

In this post we continue from where we left off in the last post, with the xml files now formatted properly it’s time to load the data into the database. To achieve this I am going to use the foreach loop container once more and this time use the for each file enumerator. Step Screenshot… Read More »