Creating a SQL user with consistent SID in all environment

October 13, 2017 No comment

When you add a SQL user with the same user ID’s manually on several environments you will see that after a restore this user has no permissions when he tries to acces that database although he seems to be present when you check the SQL properties. The explication is simple, the SID for that user is different, so the SQL Login and the database user are not the same.

SELECT 'Login' AS principal_type,,SP.sid
  FROM sys.server_principals AS SP
 WHERE name = 'readsoft'
SELECT 'User' AS principal_type,,DP.sid
  FROM sys.database_principals AS DP
WHERE name = 'readsoft';

The solution is simple, you create the Login on 1 SQL server and for all other environments you create that login via a script. This way you ensure that the login and user are related.

CREATE Login readsoft WITH password = '******', SID = 0xF3CA088009A6A647A4C1BF84D2202EB8

Check SQL running processes

October 6, 2017 No comment

If you want to check the processes running on your SQL server you can find all the info you need in sys.dm_exec_requests.

SELECT command,
            CAST(((DATEDIFF(s,start_time,GetDate()))/3600) as varchar) + ' hour(s), '
                  + CAST((DATEDIFF(s,start_time,GetDate())%3600)/60 as varchar) + 'min, '
                  + CAST((DATEDIFF(s,start_time,GetDate())%60) as varchar) + ' sec' as running_time,
            CAST((estimated_completion_time/3600000) as varchar) + ' hour(s), '
                  + CAST((estimated_completion_time %3600000)/60000 as varchar) + 'min, '
                  + CAST((estimated_completion_time %60000)/1000 as varchar) + ' sec' as est_time_to_go,
            dateadd(second,estimated_completion_time/1000, getdate()) as est_completion_time
FROM sys.dm_exec_requests r
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(r.sql_handle) s

In the example below you can see that there is a back-up running that about 17% completed and a estimated duration

Check SQL last back-date

September 29, 2017 No comment

If you want to check in SQL when your databases was last back-upped (+ the type of back-up), you can execute the script below. this will list you everything of the last 7 days.

CONVERT(CHAR(100), SERVERPROPERTY('Servername')) AS Server, 
CASE msdb..backupset.type 
WHEN 'D' THEN 'Database' 
WHEN 'I' THEN 'Differential database' 
WHEN 'L' THEN 'Log' 
WHEN 'F' THEN 'File/Group' 
WHEN 'G' THEN 'Differential file' 
WHEN 'P' THEN 'Partial' 
WHEN 'Q' THEN 'Differential partial' 
END AS backup_type, 
msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily.physical_device_name, AS backupset_name, 
FROM msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily 
INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupset ON msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily.media_set_id = msdb.dbo.backupset.media_set_id 
WHERE (CONVERT(datetime, msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_start_date, 102) >= GETDATE() - 7) 
msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_finish_date desc,

Check SQL last restore-date

September 29, 2017 No comment

If you want to check in SQL when your databases was last restored, you can execute the script below.

SELECT  [rs].[destination_database_name] ,
        [rs].[restore_date] ,
        [bs].[backup_start_date] ,
        [bs].[backup_finish_date] ,
        [bs].[database_name] AS [source_database_name] ,
        [bmf].[physical_device_name] AS [backup_file_used_for_restore]
FROM    msdb..restorehistory rs
        INNER JOIN msdb..backupset bs ON [rs].[backup_set_id] = [bs].[backup_set_id]
        INNER JOIN msdb..backupmediafamily bmf ON [bs].[media_set_id] = [bmf].[media_set_id]
ORDER BY [rs].[restore_date] DESC

Working with numbersequences – new NumberSequence

September 22, 2017 No comment

A few years a go I made a few posts about numbersequences, in these posts I forgot to mention that you need to execute the following job before you can find your new created Numbersequence.

static void NumberSeqLoadAll(Args _args)

Maximize a form in Ax

September 15, 2017 No comment

Change the properties width = ‘column width’ and height = ‘column height’ on the form.

Add the following code in the run-method of the form:

#WinApi ; 
WinApi::showWindow(this.hWnd(), #SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED);

Ax2012 An SQL Server 2012

March 15, 2012 No comment


Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RTM is released and hotfix 2680186 is availible for compatibiliteit with Microsoft Dynamics Ax2012.;en-us;2680186

Install Ax2012 on SQL Server 2012 RC0

February 13, 2012 2 comments

During the preparations for Microsoft TechDays 2012 my colleague and I installed a fresh Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server 2012 and Ax 2012. At first all seems to work (the AOS started and we could login with the client), but when we started to prepare and opened the ‘Datasource Name’ lookup on the ‘Document Datasources’ we got an error. After some research my colleague Kenny found that the SQL UtilElements-view used a deprecated keyword called FASTFIRSTROW. After updating the view this functionality seems to work fine. (more…)

Ax 2012 Editor improvements

December 2, 2011 No comment

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, a new X++ Editor is introduced which replaces the current legacy editor. The new X++ Editor is based on hosting a Visual Studio 2010 Editor Framework control.

Here are a few Tips & Tricks:

You can find more on chanel 9

Change the language at runtime

November 30, 2011 No comment

Normally when you change your language you go to your user options, change your current language and the restart the client. This week I got the question if it was possible to do so in runtime. You can do so by just calling the infolog.language(str 7 _languageCode). All labels that you load after calling this method will be translated to the new language. (more…)

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