SQL icon baseThe AdventureWorks databases are sample databases originally published by Microsoft to show how to design a SQL Server database using SQL Server 2008. AdventureWorks is the OLTP sample, and AdventureWorksDW is the data warehouse sample. 

I am using these databases for example in my scripts. Quick download links and instructions can help, if you have not this database on your SQL server yet.

SQL icon baseAre you trying convert float to numeric and you get "Arithmetic overflow error converting float to data type numeric" error? This could happen even if all was working before and now it fails. The reason should be in precision and scales settings.

cofee_book.pngWhen you need script more than one job from Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio by right click with mouse 'Script job', you will find you can script only one object and you cannot choose more than one job at once. Even with Shift or Ctrl key. Script all of then one by one can be really long and unpleasure work. But there is a an easy way, how to script all jobs (or objects like views, tables etc.).

SQL icon baseWhen you alter view or stored procedure and you realize, previous version wasn't saved and you need it. Or you want recover SQL script immediately after management studio crash and you were lucky, that you run it at least once. There is a nice tricky way how do to it by SQL script without any 3rd party enhancement. 

SQL icon baseSometimes it can happen, that you compare two strings, which looks exactly sames, but they are processed as not equal. Also when you use SELECT DISTINCT and still there are rows that looks same, like DISTINCT is not working. Dimensional attribute in OLAP can return errors for duplicities even you used DISTINCT for dimension. This is the right time to search invisible/hidden characters in string.  RTrim and LTrim function not stripping whitespace.