Scary SQL Server stuff: tombstones, phantoms, ghosts and zombies

This post mixes the spirit of Halloween and the passion for SQL Server 🙂


Have you noticed how SQL Server has a number of things that seem right out of a horror movie?

As a test of your SQL Server expertise and for a fun Halloween trivia game, try to describe the items in the list below in the context of SQL Server.

If you can’t, follow the links to figure them out:

And, of course, there’s a number of Wizards all over the place.

If you know any other good ones, please do share in the post comments.


P.S.: I was also reminded by Kalen Delaney of the classic “Halloween Problem” which can cause pretty scary results, as described at Not specific to SQL Server, but there was a related issue with SQL Server 7:

Happy Halloween!

SQL Halloween

(Reposted from a 2009 blog post that aged quite well)

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