In this quick blog post I’ll show the simply way to web scrape some data from a website using python. SETUP Before we start, firstly you’ll need to install three python libraries using the usual pip method, if you’re not familiar how to do this simply open a command prompt (windows example) and type in […]
Over the years I’ve collected many script for SQL, but as I’ve start to broaden into other coding areas like Python and Powershell I thought it was about time to make my github repository open for others to use. https://github.com/DataDoor/Code Hopefully some of these scripts will be of some use to people.
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Over a year ago Microsoft released a new kind of certification which was different to its usual study and sit an exam type, for this certificate you needed to pass various courses on different subjects which were all related to an over arching subject of Data science. This peaked my interest initially, but this quickly […]
Since SQL Server 2014 we’ve had the capability to backup databases directly onto azure storage, before you’re able to do this however there are a few steps which need to be setup first via Azure and in SQL Server itself. CREATE STORAGE ACCOUNT, KEYS AND CONTAINER Firstly, logon to your Azure account, if you don’t […]
A new feature in SQL Server 2016 and the Azure SQL database is something called Dynamic data masking. This is essentially used to mask the data from prying eyes and is helpful for blocking some users or DBAs from seeing confidential types of data like account numbers. So let see and example of how this works, […]