Management Studio release 16.5.2 Has A Bug Preventing Showing List of Tables

The 16.5.2 release of SQL Server Management Studio (which reports as 13.0.16105.4 in the About screen) has a bug where you cannot display a list of tables in databases that contain sparse columns. You get a “Subquery returned more than 1 value.” error as shown below when you try to expand the Tables node.   […]

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The Case Of The Multi-Column Auto-Created Statistic

I’ve been spending some time lately working with statistics, specifically auto-created statistics. When auto-create statistics is enabled, SQL Server will create column statistics when it needs them. No surprises there. Conventional wisdom also states that SQL Server never creates multi-column statistics, only single column statistics. In fact, this MSDN page says this of the auto […]

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Price Reductions On All My Online Courses!

I’m pleased to announce that prices have been permanently reduced on ALL my online SQL Server courses! Additionally, use the links below to save an additional 15% off the newly reduced prices!   Microsoft SQL Server 101 – This course is designed for new DBAs and involuntary DBAs or anyone who needs to learn the […]

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