Everything we do is an opportunity to learn something. I thought I knew a lot more than I actually did, so when I was tested on it, I fell on my face. So do you let it get to you and get defensive? sometimes, but not now.
So I’ve decided to do research into the questions I fell short on – the small definite details on ssis tasks, and pivot queries. I was asked to pivot a table in a sql query and I KNEW they were going to ask me that, but I didn’t look at it before I went in and I got burned on that and quite a few other things I thought I knew.
I’m going to put together a class for SQLSaturday on Pivot Queries. How and what I’m going to explain, I’m not sure, but everything needs a starting point and I’ve been saying I’ve wanted to try it, so this will be my chance. Hopefully I can come up with interesting things to talk about in Philly in June (if they accept the proposal). If not, i’ll know a lot more about Pivot queries 🙂
Everything has a lesson you can learn if you look hard enough.