Temporal Tables – When To Use Them

Last edited on 18 December 2019. This is the final part of my Temporal Table series. You can read parts one, two and three here. Last week I demonstrated how to modify temporal tables in SQL Server 2016. This week I’m answering a very simple question. When should you use Temporal Tables? I see two
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Modifying Temporal Tables – A Primer

This is part three of the Temporal Tables series. You can read parts one and two here. Last week I demonstrated how temporal tables in SQL Server 2016 work. If you have implemented a history table—populating it with triggers or stored procedures—it works the same way. This week, we are going to look at how
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Temporal Tables Under The Covers

(This is a more technical post than last week. If you are not familiar with SQL Server internals, I will not be upset if you skip it. Otherwise, let’s dive in.) Last week I introduced the SQL Server 2016 feature known as System-Versioned Tables, or Temporal Tables. I explained how to convert an existing table
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An Introduction to Temporal Tables in SQL Server 2016 using a DeLorean

In 1983, Cyndi Lauper recorded the Billboard chart-topping single, Time After Time, which went on to win the hearts of many lovers in the three decades since then. In 1985, Marty McFly used a DeLorean, invented by scientist Doc Emmett Brown, to travel back to 1955, where he met and interacted with his parents, Lorraine
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Intersection of Technology and Liberal Arts

The Intersection of Art and Science

This is the first post in a series of four, where Ed Leighton-Dick, via Brent Ozar, is proposing that we SQL Server folks participate in the #SQLNewBlogger Challenge. I write a fair number of words on my personal website, and tend to neglect this site. Reading Brent’s post, it occurred to me that I can
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