I’m going to follow in the footsteps of Gail Shaw and Grant Fritchey and post a copyright, just so we’re all clear on the rules. I’m largely using their language here because I thought it seemed pretty accurate & complete. BUT, I’m giving her full attribution for that language AND I’m editing it in quite a few spots. That’s the difference between stealing and actually working with information. A point apparently lost on too many people these days.

All of the entries on this blog are copyright by Timothy Ford “aka SQLAgentMan”. The full content of any post (a post is an entry on the blog) may not be published elsewhere without prior permission from the copyright holder. Excerpts from blog posts may be posted elsewhere providing they are short (around 10% of the article) and are attributed to me by name and with a link back to this blog, currently located at

Currently only a single site has full permission to publish complete copies of posts, SQLServerPedia, located at  Any other duplication of posts from this blog will be considered stolen content.