SQL Server Management Studio 18.9.2

If you’re already running SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18, a notice should appear advising that an upgrade to 18.9.2 is available. You can get the latest version from Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) – SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) | Microsoft Docs If you need the latest version of SQL Server Management Studio,… Read More

SQL Server – MSSQLTIPS

Writing date-based queries with SQL Server are common in our industry. Writing good queries is likely less common. As a subscriber to the MS SQL Tips new letter, I frequently encounter useful information and helpful tips. “Using a calendar table in SQL Server – Part 1” by Aaron Bertrand (2021-04-22) is particularly useful for creating… Read More

C#, Excel, and SQL Server

Using Excel to work with SQL Server data sets is often more convenient than having to write a complete solution using C#. A variety of solutions exist to work with Excel from your C# code and Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel is just one of them. EPPlus is also a popular solution for working with Excel. EPPlus is free… Read More

Noodling Over EDI Using C#

Years ago, I wrote an application in VBA for Excel to parse an 830 document and format the data into a useable worksheet. The code can process an 830 document (EDI text file) containing upwards of 2500 lines in less than 20 seconds all while creating and formatting the worksheet from scratch. The VBA code… Read More