Introducing sp_QuickieStore: Formatting Is Everything

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Sometimes it’s hard to get people to understand the scale of a number without some commas.

I don’t know why that is, but that’s why I added the option to format numbers.

You can do that by running the procedure like so:

EXEC dbo.sp_QuickieStore
    @database_name = 'StackOverflow',
    @expert_mode = 1,
    @format_output = 1;

Overview


What you get back should look something like this.

This isn’t the most elegant screenshot in the world, I just want to give you an idea of what you should see.

mr sailor

Essentially, if it’s a number, it will get commas inserted into the proper places.

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I know that this is a somewhat Americanized version of things, and that the FORMAT function supports other language stuff.

If that’s something you care about and you’d like to contribute, head over here. Code contributions are always welcome.

Tomorrow, we’ll look at options you have to get help, and troubleshoot code and performance issues.

Thanks for reading!



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