SQL Tip: The “query()” and “value()” methods (XML)

[edit: March 2019] This was originally posted to my internal (to Microsoft) blog on July 27, 2013 as part of a series I called 'SQL Tips' for coworkers and anyone else who was interested. You'll see that at the time I was relatively new to XQuery. Rather than update or fix this tip now that … Continue reading SQL Tip: The “query()” and “value()” methods (XML)

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SQL Tip: The nodes() method (XML)

[edit: June 2019] This was originally posted to my internal (to Microsoft) blog on June 10, 2013 as part of a series I called 'SQL Tips' for coworkers and an email distribution list people could sign up to. I have left this as originally written but have updated formatting for my WordPress theme. Note: I … Continue reading SQL Tip: The nodes() method (XML)

Creating Registered Servers in SSMS via PowerShell

I wrote a script that creates a "Registered Server" group and then a "Server Registration" for each of the servers found in a text or csv file. This comes in handy when you want to create lots of registrations (groups and/or servers). Basically, to use the script, you create a file (txt or csv) for … Continue reading Creating Registered Servers in SSMS via PowerShell