Showing posts from February, 2016

Update Azure SQL Firewall Rule using PowerShell (update 2018)

Microsoft Azure SQL only allows connections from whitelisted IP addresses. My ISP seemed to change my external/public IP address daily. The combination of these two things was very annoying for me. I assembled the powershell script below to make my life a little easier. It updates the firewall rule for each Azure SQL instance, and ensures they are all set to my current IP address. Note: There are two categories of Azure PowerShell scripts/cmdlets. There are Resource Management cmdlets and Service Management cmdlets. I will describe how to perform this task with both below: Service Management (the older way) 1. Install and Configure 2. Execute Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile to get the publishsettings file for the subscription you're going to be working with (a browser window will open, select the profile there. Note: you can add multiple publish settings.). 3. Execute Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile and pr

Convert SQL Server Varbinary to Byte Array

I had a need to convert the HEX output from SQL Server Management Studio's Results to Grid output of a varbinary column  back to the byte array of the file it represented. I couldn't find an all-in-one script online, so I thought I'd create this C# gist. (original parse script here ) Hope this helps, Aaron

PowerShell - List File Line Count For Files in a Directory that Match a Given Pattern

I had a need to get the total count of all lines, for a given set of .csv files. For example, there are 5 files each with 1000 lines, I wanted a script that would output: 1000, 1000, 1000, 1000, 1000. I could not find a script or command to do this, so I wrote one in PowerShell. Enjoy List File Line Count For Files in a Directory that Match a Given Pattern hope this helps, Aaron