Strange errors with SQLBindR

I recently encountered a strange problem while trying to bind a SQL Server 2016 instance to Microsoft R Server 9.1. On running the below command: sqlbindR /list I got the error: An unexpected error has occurred: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: input I had a hunch that this was related to an ‘orphaned’ pre-release…

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Sneak Preview: SQL Graph session at PASS Summit 2017

At PASS Summit 2017, Shreya Verma and I will be co-presenting a session on using the newly added Graph data (nodes / edges) processing capabilities in your applications. One of the patterns we will discuss in that session is how to leverage in-database Python scripts to detect “similar” nodes and thereby ‘infer’ edges in the…

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How to fix the ‘Class not registered (pfutil)’ error in SQL Profiler

Yesterday, on a whim I launched SQL Profiler on my laptop. I had not launched the Profiler client for a long time, especially given its deprecated status. All the more, with the recent introduction of XE Profiler within SSMS 17.3, there is even lesser motivation to use the old standalone Profiler. But still… I launched…

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