The Demo Dementors Strike Again

Whenever a demo fails, it always seems to be something really stupid.  This time was no exception.  In my first session today here at SQL Saturday #153 in Salt Lake City, my last demo inexplicably didn’t work.  I had tested it this morning right before the session. So I promised the attendees I would post what it was once I figured it out.

It ended up being really simple.  Database context.  Connection 1 was in master instead of Adventure Works.  Connection 2 was in AdventureWorks.  Apparently at some time I had also created the demo table in master so it wasn’t’ obvious.

So to the attendees of my session on Transaction Isolation Levels, I promise if you run the scripts that I upload to the the SQL Saturday site, they will work!

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