Monday, August 3, 2009

Screencast: Object Dependencies in SQL Server 2008

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.

For more information you can watch the Screencast below!

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