I am the host for T-SQL Tuesday this month, and I hope that a lot of people like the topic. This idea actually came to me earlier this year when I happened to see someone ask about a T-SQL problem and get an answer using a Window function. This person mentioned they hadn’t used the window function before, and I wondered how many people haven’t even tried using the OVER() clause with a window function.
Read on to see how you can use
WINDOW to replicate window frames, which can be quite helpful for larger queries. It doesn’t change the performance profile but does make the code more readable.