Monthly Archives: December 2013

Finding the application timeout

The problem Last week, an application started reporting SQL timeouts. By default, SQL does not have a query timeout; it is the application that decides it doesn’t want to wait any longer. The question was: how do we find out … Continue reading

Posted in Performance | Leave a comment

The curious case of the trailing space

Some weeks ago, a developer told me he had found some strange behavior in SQL Server. Someone immediatelly yelled “bug”. Comments like this always grab my attention. More often than not, however, it’s not a bug. That also turned out … Continue reading

Posted in T-SQL | Leave a comment