PowerShell: Puzzle Night At the User Group!

My PowerShell Usergroup: As I said before, I am a regular at my local PowerShell user group. I keenly look forward to our monthly meetings. We share a lot of PowerShell code/tips/tricks among ourselves. It is a small but close-knit group. Yesterday, one of the members, Jason Walker came up with coding puzzles for the group. This blog … Continue reading PowerShell: Puzzle Night At the User Group!

SQL Server: SSMS – Hung Symptoms – Mouse-clicks Don’t Register Due To Hidden Modal Window Behind SSMS

I am not sure if run into this but I do often enough on my SSMS 17.9.1 version - suddenly, the SSMS window will not register any mouse-clicks although it will seemingly look fine. The reason is because there is a Modal Window somewhere hidden. Sometimes, ALT-TAB followed by ESC will do the trick but not … Continue reading SQL Server: SSMS – Hung Symptoms – Mouse-clicks Don’t Register Due To Hidden Modal Window Behind SSMS

Oracle: Resolve “ORA-01704: string literal too long” and/or Non-ANSI Language Character Display Issues

You may experience issues when it comes to special characters. It could be DML (Insert/Update/Delete) where the data is not stored properly (or) display related (SELECT) where the characters do not display correctly as they are stored in the database. You could resolve both. Please continue reading on how to. Straight-forward case: The error "ORA-01704: … Continue reading Oracle: Resolve “ORA-01704: string literal too long” and/or Non-ANSI Language Character Display Issues

SQL Server: Delete In Chunks To Avoid Log Growth

Today, I had to perform a DELETE that happened to remove quite a bit of data. This caused two issues for me Log file growth which fills up the Transaction Log of the DB TempDB was getting full To avoid both problems I deleted in chunks. OPTION #1: DELETEing in Chunks is easier than you … Continue reading SQL Server: Delete In Chunks To Avoid Log Growth

Oracle: Resolve ORA-00257 – Connect AS SYSDBA only until resolved

Recently, one of the Oracle users complained that the database was unusable and received the error below Check #1: Are we physically out of space? When the host is out of space on the drive/device where the FRA has been set, it can produce this error. I looked at the space situation and it looked … Continue reading Oracle: Resolve ORA-00257 – Connect AS SYSDBA only until resolved