4
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1answer
130 views

How to disable or delete an index

I created a non-clustered index on a live server (SQL Server 2008 R2) and it turned out not to give the performance benefits that I was hoping for. So I want to delete the index again. Unfortunately ...
3
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1answer
163 views

SQL Server 2008 R2: query RECENT locks, NOT current locks

The database had average lock wait time of 30 seconds for a period of about a minute. I didn't run my lock query in time to see what was happening. I can't seem to find anything that shows recent ...
1
vote
1answer
127 views

Can I alter a view being referenced with schemabinding if the change fulfills the binding requirement?

In SQL Server 2008, I have views WITH SCHEMABINDING and I need to alter one. I am changing a column while not changing its alias so consumers will be unaffected. If I were to drop all my other views ...
4
votes
1answer
503 views

How is SQL Server returning both a new value and old value during an UPDATE?

We've had issues, during high concurrency, of queries returning non-sensical results - results the violate the logic of the queries being issued. It took a while to reproduce the issue. I've managed ...
7
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2answers
2k views

Updating a table with more than 850 million rows of data

I have been tasked with writing an update query to update a table with more than 850 million rows of data. Here are the table structures: Source Tables : CREATE TABLE [dbo].[SourceTable1]( ...
6
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1answer
685 views

UNIQUE index key violation

I have a table with a PK and a unique non-clustered index, as follows: CREATE TABLE Table1 ( Id INT IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, Field1 VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL, Field2 VARCHAR(25) NULL, ...
4
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1answer
2k views

How to force the use of row locks?

I am trying to get my table to use row locks. I have already disabled lock escalation. The isolation level is READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT alter table <TABLE_NAME> SET (LOCK_ESCALATION=DISABLE) go ...
1
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1answer
703 views

Can operations in a loop cause table locks?

I know a bit about locking etc, that when a transaction is working on a table, if it is altering a certain amount of data it might try and lock the entire table (I'm sure that is over simplified, but ...
1
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1answer
64 views

Reading and writing the common data

I have a couple tables and application service that intensively inserts, updates its. From the other hand some client application have to read data using those tables. Sometimes client application ...
2
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2answers
1k views

SET LOCK_TIMEOUT, is it session or statement based?

For what period does the LOCK_TIMEOUT LAST? I do a "SET LOCK_TIMEOUT 10" and a "SELECT @@LOCK_TIMEOUT" in one command after a login and get 10 returned. Immediately after this I do a "SELECT ...
4
votes
2answers
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SQL Server Transaction Timeout

Is there a way in SQL Server 2008 R2 to cause a timeout for a database modification involving a transaction? We have a scenario where our application code hangs or throws an exception and fails to ...
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3answers
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Adding columns to production tables

What's the best way to add columns to large production tables on SQL Server 2008 R2? According to Microsoft's books online: The changes specified in ALTER TABLE are implemented immediately. If the ...