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A number of months ago, I wrote an article using the SQL Server filestream feature programmatically. I've gotten a number of inquiries since from folks who *need* to login to SQL Server using SQL logins (often the same SQL login for everyone), but Read More...
OK, back to PathName() with AlwaysOn, which I started on in the previous blog post . PathName() in SQL Server 2012 doesn't return the computer name by default ("AlwaysOn1" or "AlwaysOn2" in my example) but returns the VNN name Read More...
When I was covering the FileTable-specific functions and methods, I didn't mention PathName(), a filestream-related function, that (naturally) can be used with FileTables. This posting is about PathName(), but, mostly about what happens with FileTable Read More...
So finally, we get to using FileTable's path_locator column with the methods of hierarchyid. To pick up where we left off , remember that hierarchyid has a method named GetLevel(). Given the following directory structure in the FileTable's share: Read More...
So the functions/methods that I wrote about in previous post are needed because FileTables don't store the UNC path name of the file, they store the path_locator as a hierarchyid data type. Wonder what encoding scheme they're using. Let's Read More...
I've been working with the SQL Server 2012 FileTable feature lately. Besides learning to appreciate the esoteric features of the NTFS file system and SMB protocol, only some of which are supported by FileTables, I've been trying to work with FileTables Read More...
SQL Server Denali's new Filetable feature and full-text search are made for each other. Set up database for non-transactional filestream access with a directory name, create a table "AS FILETABLE" with a subdirectory name, drag over a bunch Read More...
As long as I'm blogging about filestreams... Folks always want to know if the filestream information can be stored on a remote share. They look kind of disappointed when they hear that the filestream filegroup must exist on a local (to the SQL Server Read More...
I was under the impression that the database engine/programming model changes in SQL Server 2008 R2 were minimal and could be counted on one hand. Today I was running an old demo that I had, having to do with filestreams on the R2 Nov CTP. Usually I run Read More...
My latest article on out. It's in the May issue of MSDN magazine, and can be found here . It this article I explore the internals of programming with the filestream feature of SQL Server 2008 and some best practices around when and how to use it. Read More...