This function is new to SQL Server denali to return datetime value from the input given. This function is similar to DATETIME2FROMPARTS however here we don’t have fractions and precision argument instead we have milliseconds argument here. If the arguments are not valid then an error is raised or if the argument is NULL then it will return a NULL value.
We have one more new date time function in Denali. DATETIME2FROMPARTS is the function name which is used to returns datetime2 value for the input value given. If the arguments are not valid then an error is raised or if the argument is NULL then it will return a NULL value. This function is to precise, not sure how frequently we will use this function to get datetime2 value.
I’ve written a startup procedure to check SQL Server status when the SQL Server gets restarted. Most of the time as a DBA when a Server gets rebooted or SQL Services is restarted we need to make sure everything is fine in SQL server to make sure SQL server is running healthy. Some companies will have budget to buy a monitoring tool, so that all these things will be taken care by that tool. This small procedure will help the DBA’s to know the status of SQL Server in HTML format through mail when it’s restarted.
Denali CTP3 is already released and we have new DMV’s accompanied with this version which will be very useful for us. I’m going to cover the DMV that are all generic and not to a specific feature of Denali, I’ll will cover those DMV’s while writing article on that feature. There are around 8 DMV’s which I’m going to discuss it now.
Have you ever faced in a scenario where you are required to rename existing database. While dealing with one my client I have installed reporting server and during RS configuration I’ve chosen the default settings while creating the database so it created the reporting server dbname as ReportServer and ReportServerTempdb and RS working fine.