Normalizing query text

A conversation with a friend over email got me to thinking that this info might be useful to a few of you. It’s common for SQL Server application developers to want to “normalize” the query text returned in a Profiler trace such that executions of the same query with different parameters can be easily compared…

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Book sample chapter available for download

I mentioned in my last post here that we have a new book coming out in December that focuses on troubleshooting issues with broken SQL Servers.  We’ve decided to release a sample chapter from the book (that has not yet been proofread) so that people can see what’s coming.  You can find that chapter here: …

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New book coming out

Dow Jones’ Denis Gobo interviewed me recently about the new book some colleagues and I have got coming out.  You can find the interview here.  For those who don’t know, I am the editor for a new book coming out in December entitled SQL Server 2005 Practical Troubleshooting.  The book explores troubleshooting hairy SQL Server problems (should make…

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