Sit Down. We Need to Talk About Your Scalar Functions.


Thanks for coming today. I apologize for baiting you in here with a picture of toilet paper. That’s not even in the US – that’s from my Iceland trip, before I flew back here to the US. Look, we all make mistakes. That’s not the point of this post.

You see, I’ve been reading this KB article about bugs in scalar function inlining. SQL Server 2019 tries to inline your functions using a technology they called Froid, but ever since Froid came out, it’s had one bug after another.

And I don’t think it’s Microsoft’s fault.

I think it’s your