Screencast: Object Dependencies in SQL Server 2008

Screencast: Object Dependencies in SQL Server 2008

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SQL Server 2008 introduces among other new features and enhancements for accurately tracking Object Dependencies.

This is very useful especially in cases where the user wishes to programmatically modify database objects having dependencies and therefore, he/she needs to resolve these dependencies before being able to proceed with the database object modification.

For efficiently tracking dependencies in SQL Server 2008, a new System View (sys.sql_expression_dependencies) and two Dynamic Management Functions (DMFs – sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities, sys.dm_sql_referencing_entities) are introduced.

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Artemakis Artemiou
Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, Software Developer and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Among other, via his initiative SQLEBooks.com, Artemakis authors and publishes eBooks on different topics on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Additionally he is the founder of the SQLArtBits initiative that aims to provide the technical community with simple, yet powerful and high-quality SQL Server tools. Currently, the highlights of these tools are DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis's official website can be found at aartemiou.com. Artemakis's blogs can be found at: SQLNetHub.com and TechHowTos.com.