SQL Server Database Recovery

Understanding Hierarchyid Data Type in SQL Server

This article addresses the meaning and usage of hierarchyid data type and the method used in SQL Server. Hierarchyid can be defined as a system data type or a variable length. As the name suggests it is used for representing different positions in a hierarchy. However, column type of hierarchyid doesn’t automatically represent a hierarchy tree. It completely depends on the application, to assign and generate hierarchyid values in a way that the values are able to reflect their...

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How to Fix “A Constraint Violation Occurred” Error when Installing SQL Server

This article addresses the installation error ‘A Constraint Violation Occurred’ and how users can solve it. This is among the most common problems witnessed by most people while installing SQL Server in Windows. Usually, this error occurs when the setup SQL Server Cluster creates a failover cluster manager with a network name resource which automatically leads to a fail. Programmers often find themselves caught up with an error which slows down their work speed. This violation is...

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Understanding Import Wizard Improvements in SQL Server Management Studio

This article addresses all the improvements that have been made in SSMS’s Import Wizard and how they can be used for efficiency. SQL Server Management Studio aka SMSS is used for multiple purposes like managing, administrating, accessing, configuring and developing all components of any SQL application like Azure SQL Database, SQL Data Warehouse, and SQL Server. Recently, the 17.3 SMSS was released, and today we are going to talk about how its Import Wizard has improved. The...

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