Monday, October 13, 2014

Hello all,

This is a Salem Oregon SQL Server User Group Meeting reminder for October 15, 2014. 

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Food: Pizza and soda will be provided
Location:  PHTech
   3993 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
   Salem, OR 97302
Speaker: Vern Rabe

Vern will be presenting The Significance of Choosing the Right Data Types.  The description of the presentation is the following:
It’s an all too common occurrence to have table columns or variables that have been assigned less than ideal data types. My goal in this presentation is to show you the importance of choosing the proper data type; show you some guidelines in determining what an appropriate data type would be; and once chosen, give you some tools for its usage and management. I will demonstrate several performance and accuracy issues, along with their possible solutions, caused by either the assignment of inappropriate data types or improper usage of them. In addition I will cover several data type related functions, and point out caveats in their usage. I expect even advanced T-SQL developers and DBAs to walk away with a useful nugget or two.

Vern Rabe’s Bio:

Vern Rabe is an independent SQL Server consultant and contract trainer in Portland, OR. He has attained MCSE, MCITP (both Administration and Development), and MCT certifications, among others. Vern has been working with databases for 20 years, and has worked with SQL Server since version 4.21a. He provides broad technical SQL Server skills gained from the mixture of academic and practical experiences acquired from his classroom instructing and consulting contracts.

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