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Best way to document Dwh views

I works in a company that provide Dwh views as an API for external Customers (We use MS-SQL 2008 & 2012). every once in a while we release new views and updates the existing views. We have ...
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The underlying provider failed on Open. Error in Windows Service

I have a Windows Service(c#) that receives data and inserts it into DB using Entity Framework 6. Database is SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. Both (Service and DB) are hosted on VPS( Windows Server ...
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Why do nonclustered Indexes use clustered indexes instead of the table data pages directly?

From a Microsoft Course (presented by a third party) I learned that when a table has a clustered index even non-clustered indexes hit the clustered index. When there is not a clustered index (Heap) ...
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Where's my missing Sql Server Express 2005 Database space? Size and space available dont add up to SQL express size 4G? [duplicate]

I recently deleted some data from a table that was not needed and growing to too big a size with this query which provided to me by a support tech... declare @mdate datetime set @mdate='04/04/2014' ...
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Where's my missing Sql Server Express 2005 Database space? Size and space available dont add up to 4G?

I recently deleted some data from a table that was not needed and growing to too big a size with this query which provided to me by a support tech... declare @mdate datetime set ...
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Rebuilding an entire Microsoft SQL Server Database

Is there a suggested way to rebuild an entire SQL Server database from another database in SQL Server 2012 SP2? Let me explain... we have a database that we are trying to enable partial containment ...
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Canceling SQL Server Support [closed]

I need your advice. Our company is about to cancel the SQL Server support. I have this instinct feeling this is a very bad idea. No more SQL Server updates, I know, but even when that is reason ...
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Why did Microsoft kill “English Query” on SQL Server?

Given the popularity of the natural language user interface Siri, which was acquired by Apple for $200 million, I've wondered if anyone knows why Microsoft killed "English Query" on SQL Server.
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How to validate and upgrade my knowledge of SQL Server with MCSA

My story is that I am working now almost 10 years as an administrator, I deal with SQL Server and other IT stuff, most of my knowledge is self taught by reading books, dealings with problems and ...
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The use of NOT logic in relation to indexes

According to Microsoft's book on database development Exam 70-433: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Development: Neither leading wildcard characters not NOT logic allow the query optimizer to ...