While speaking with an Old School programmer, we were discussing how to do an SQL search for a date value from a Date/Time value, and I mentioned that SQL Functions within the WHERE Clause of an SQL Statement will bring the SQL Server to a screeching crawl as it scans every single record, bypassing every single index and shortcut it already knows, inserting the values into the function to see if it will satisfy the condition. The other programmer had never heard of that, so I figured, lets dig into it a bit…
GUIDs, What can they be for?
In my last post, I talked about GUIDs and if they were good or bad items to use for Primary Keys, today, lets talk about when we would want to use a GUID.
MS SQL GUIDs, Curse or Benefit?
What are the benefits and detriments of having a GUIDs within your database? Can you rely upon them to be truly unique? Are there any hidden “gotcha’s” associated with GUIDs? Today, lets dig into that and find out.