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  SQL Server Tips by Gama and Naughter

Dependency Walker (Depends.exe)

This tool checks a Windows module and builds a hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules. It lists all the functions exported by each module and which of those functions are being called by other modules. This is useful for knowing whether a DLL is calling Unicode functions from another DLL. You can download Depends from

xp_cap6, ASCII/Unicode Input and Output parameters
This new XP, has the same functionality as xp_cap1. It will read a string as input and return that string in lower case with the exception of the first characters of each word, which will be in upper case. While xp_cap1 only accepted ASCII input and output, this new XP will accept both ASCII and Unicode and convert between them when the input and output have different character sets.

The above book excerpt is from:

Super SQL Server Systems
Turbocharge Database Performance with C++ External Procedures

ISBN: 0-9761573-2-2
Joseph Gama, P. J. Naughter  


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