List Query Store Enabled Databases in SQL Server

This query will bring back only those databases where the Query Store is enabled in the SQL Server instance. — Show All Query Store Enabled Databases select name as ‘DATABASE … Continue Reading →

Query Store Information Missing In SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

If the Query Store, from an SQL Server 2016 instance or greater, information is missing, it may be because the version of the SQL Server Management Studio is not at … Continue Reading →

Changing the SQL Server Default Collation Without Reinstall or Rebuilding the Master Database

Warning: this method of changing SQL Server’s default collation is not supported by Microsoft The issue was an instance of SQL Server was installed with the default collation (SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS), and … Continue Reading →

Stopping & Starting Teradata Viewpoint Services

Stopping & Starting the services for Teradata Viewpoint are the same in Teradata Express as they would be on an actual Teradata Viewpoint server.  Recently I needed to do this … Continue Reading →

Is Trace Flag 8001 still relevant

After reading an old article about the SQL Server DMV sys.dm_os_wait_stats running on SQL Server 2005.  I learned about the undocumented trace flag 8001, which enables all the wait types … Continue Reading →


When attempting to drop a database that I created for temporary use, I received the following error when I ran the “DROP DATABASE < database name >” command: DROP DATABASE … Continue Reading →

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [723], [140432], [960048], [memory leak]

Recently, I was notified of this error in the alert log of one of my Oracle databases: ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [723], [140432], [960048], [memory leak], [], [], … Continue Reading →

How To Find All Access Rights In Teradata

The problem with the table DBC.AccessRights is that the data is not something easily readable.  Many of the columns use a 4-byte IDs. By joining a couple of tables to … Continue Reading →

Using Keyboard Query Shortcuts in SQL Server Management Studio

This is something that I wish I had discovered years ago.  I have put together my nine most used queries, functions, or system stored procedures that I use most everyday. … Continue Reading →