I’ve been working with Linq in .NET lately and there have been a few posts I would have liked to add but since I said I was going to blog SQL tricks I’m putting other topics to one side for the moment.
So… another situation where it would be useful to have an SQL trick is the case of the filtered outer join. Continue reading SQL Tricks for Tricky Logic (2) →
One reason occasionally offered for using dynamic SQL widely, or even for keeping business logic out of database stored procedures, is the difficulty of coding optional filters in SQL. Sometimes we may want a row from table X where column A = this, column B = this and column C = this. Other times we may want all the rows where column A = this but we’ll accept any value in columns B and C. Continue reading SQL Tricks for Tricky Logic →