Notes on SQL

Random articles from a puzzled DBA

For several years I have happily relied on @@IDENTITY to return the latest identity of a row when inserting data. However, I have started using the OUTPUT clause and have discovered the entertainment to be had in getting the latest identity when writing to two or more tables with what can appear to be one …

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Background With the advent of the Integration Services Catalog, parameters for SSIS packages no longer need to be controlled using a configuration file (usually with the extension of ‘.dtsconfig’). Now the parameters can be stored within the Integration Services Catalog (and therefore, within the SSISDB database) and altered far more easily within an agent job.