Navigating the Tabular Data Stream

    By: Paul Vero on May 15, 2009

    When developers and DBAs hear the words “TDS” used by Technical Support, their typical reaction is one of cringing recoil. Those who are fluent in several programming languages and who have a knack for ‘bit-fiddling’ can appreciate the intricate details of the TDS protocol; but to others, it’s an undecipherable beast and they avoid it like the plague.

    My goal in this article is to dispel some of the myths behind TDS. I truly believe it is a valuable tool and if you understand how to read and utilize it, you’ll gain further insight into the client and ASE, via the use of the Ribo TDS tracing utility. We’ll start with an overview of TDS, get into the Ribo details, discuss some practical uses of TDS and cover some of the important TDS tokens.

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    Released: May 15, 2009, 6:35 am
    Keywords: ASE Developer Article | Technical Journal | ASE | Paul Vero | TDS




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