Category: Query

August 21, 2019
No Rows – What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Instead of showing empty report sections because a query produced no results, I wanted to add some text to explain the outcome. I turned to an option called, No Rows,…

July 30, 2019
Visual Studio Code

You know how life gets busy and you never seem to have any time for smaller projects? Well, am I ever grateful to Julie Andreacola who reminded me about Visual…

July 24, 2019
Setting Up Security for SCCM Power BI Reports

What do I mean by, “Setting up security for SCCM Power BI reports?” First, in order to create and run Power BI reports, you need to access the SQL Server…

July 10, 2019
RBA and Non-RBA Queries: When is Slower Actually Faster?

Up until now, my experience working with SCCM’s Role-Based Administration (RBA) queries showed them to be slower than the normal SQL Server views. My thoughts changed, however, when I recently…

June 5, 2019
Using a SQL Server Query to Create a PowerShell Script

This blog post is really meant for those who are better at writing SQL Server queries than at writing PowerShell scripts. I am one of those people, so recently I…