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Become a Query Tuning Master with the Newest Release of SQL Sentry Plan Explorer

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In this video, renowned query tuning expert and Microsoft Data Platform MVP Aaron Bertrand looks at the brand new release of SQL Sentry Plan Explorer, the industry's most popular free query tuning tool.

Queries with IN(…) / OR

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In this Quick Tip, Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline discuss queries that use IN(…) vs. queries that use OR. They use a demo to show how the two types of queries are interchangeable and how they both optimize to the exact same plan.

A Better Way to Read Execution Plans Part 1

Added by 3 years ago

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Kevin goes over how to do basic query tuning. Then he dives into 3 real world query tuning examples that are taken from Answers.SQLPerformance.com. The examples are SSMS vs. Plan Explorer, Massive MERGE, and the Case of the Log Shipping Mystery.

SP_EXECUTESQL vs. EXEC(…)

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Aaron Bertrand goes over the differences between SP_EXECUTESQL and EXEC(...). He also provides a demo to show why he likes one more than the other.

Comma Delimited Parameters

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Aaron Bertrand discusses one of his favorite topics, comma-delimited parameters. He shows the different ways you can split strings and which ways are the best.

Implicit Conversions

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Kevin Kline goes over implicit conversions in SQL Server. He discusses what an implicit conversion is, traps that people fall into with implicit conversions and gives a demo on avoiding implicit conversions. ...

SQL Server Query Tuning Best Practices – Part 6

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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline conclude their series on query tuning best practices. In this webinar, they cover four different topics, in regard to patterns and anti-patterns, which they see al...

SQL Server Query Tuning Best Practices – Part 5

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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline continue their series on query tuning best practices. In the webinar, they continue to discuss some additional patterns, things that do well and make your SQL code...

SQL Server Query Tuning Best Practices – Part 4

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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline continue talking about query tuning best practices. In this video, they continue to discuss more patterns and anti-patterns. Aaron starts out by going over why you ...

SQL Server Query Tuning Best Practices – Part 3

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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline continue their series on query tuning best practices. They discuss how to build a Transact-SQL test harness to provide stability and predictability to your code. Th...

SQL Server Query Tuning Best Practices – Part 2

Added by 4 years ago

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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline continue their series on query tuning best practices. Kevin starts by talking about what you should include in test harnesses for testing your SQL code and how to i...

SQL Server Query Tuning Best Practices – Part 1

Added by 4 years ago

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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline begin their series on query tuning best practices. They go over some tips and tricks for writing queries. First, Kevin spends a little time on how to approach your ...

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