Keep your SSRS ExecutionLog more than 60 days


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Probably you didn’t noticed yet but if you try to collect usage information for our Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (execution log), by default Reporting Services instance will only keep the most recent 60 days in the execution log . Even though the server had been running a good deal longer than that!

Parameter: ExecutionLogDaysKept

The number of days to keep report execution information in the execution log. Valid values for this property include 0 through 2,147,483,647. If the value is 0 entries are not deleted from the Execution Log table. The default value is 60.


How to keep them then?

There’re 2 ways to do this: (1) through Server Properties page or (2) a SQL statement.  Continue reading “Keep your SSRS ExecutionLog more than 60 days”

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The Beginner’s Guide to ServiceNow (Part 1): How to start and continue?


If you have been involved with IT in any capacity over the last years, you have probably heard the name ServiceNow. That is because in just a short period of time, this PaaS (Platform-as-a-service provider) has become one of the major players in the world of IT management. And with the company increasingly servicing the public sector, the ubiquity of ServiceNow products is only expected to grow. Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to ServiceNow (Part 1): How to start and continue?”

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Boonzi – Take Control of Your Personal Finances

Over the past years, I tried several personal finance managers to try control my expenses. My requirements were very tough. The application shall respect the following requirements:

  • Multi-platform compatible (Windows, MacOS X and iOS).
  • Synchronous between platforms
  • Encrypted storage
  • Support multi currency
  • Import data from any online banking
  • Monthly reports and budget system

It wasn’t easy. During that time it was clear to me that while no alternative solution is perfect. I found several applications but they do not met on my requirements.

Tired of old and classic interfaces, tired of lack of user experience.

I got to move forward until I found BoonziContinue reading “Boonzi – Take Control of Your Personal Finances”

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LMCompatibility – Failed to connect remote server via Remote Desktop (RDP)

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Hey guys,

Everything has been working great until recently for some reason you cannot use your RDP client to access your remote server? Did your remote desktop client continues to pop-up and you’re sure that entered the right password? Or your session unexpectedly exits? The following procedure could work on you.

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Create your database sample from a excel file using deltasqltool

Hi guys,


Did you ever think about how you can have a sample data to start build your ETL in meantime you don’t have access to the database?

Imagine the following scenario,

You’re a Europe(an) database administrator and you have received new requirements to build a new report. You found that the required data is located at China and your connection is actually strictly limited due security restrictions on both countries.

The integration will be something as I illustrate on the below figure.



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Excel found unreadable content when exporting a SSRS report

Hi guys,

I ran into a strange bug in Visual Studio when I was developing a new report to track the effort of each team member. Noticed that “description” field on the incidents was containing an invalid ASCII symbol,called “VT”. Imagine field “description” as a field available on a random ITIL platform where the users enters the full incident description.

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Hello World

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Dear visitor,

I’d like to personally welcome each of you to my personal knowlegde base

To continue grow and self-improve as a profissional and a person, I decided to search for new ideas. Consider the knowledge you already have — the things you really know you can do. They are the things you have done over and over; practiced them so often that they became second nature. How many times you googled it and didn’t found the answer? If the goal is sharing ideas and findings, why not starting a blog? Let’s change the numbers.

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