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How can I run a T-SQL Script using SQL Credentials?

I need to develop a T-SQL insert script for use on a remote SQL 2005 Express instance but I would like the script to include the necessary SQL credentials so all the user has to do is execute the ...
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How to schedule PostgreSQL replication?

I was reading postgresql replications solution but, even I just starting understaning how it works, another doubt has arrisen. I'll be using postgres internal replication solution but as far as I ...
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Drop database from remote that has connected users

I have a "small" problem. There is a database server that contains a database where some test frontends are connected to. I want to update that database from a dump + some scripts to the most recent ...
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Generate script for SQL Broker objects

I'm using SQL Server Management Studio to generate scripts for all the objects in an existing database: but the objects related to SQL Broker (messages, queues and services) are not generated. ...
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SQL Server - backup / restore schema only

We have a DB on over 100 servers of which we want to backup / restore the structure of just 1 at a time to a specific UAT database. They're all called the same thing but vary in terms of schema - ...
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SQL Server - Must be first statement in query batch - what and why?

I cannot find a list of type of objects that while being created the command must be the first statement in query batch. So far I ve found that function/stored_procedure/view must be the first. Does ...
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Variable substitution in psql when using \copy

I'm using the psql command \copy and I would like to pass a variable to it from the shell (for table name) like I've done when scripting queries. I've read in the documentation for psql that: The ...
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How to create an object and then alter it

I'm using sql server 2012: I would like to script out creation of an object(if it doesn't exist first), and then alter it. I'm trying to avoid the usual drop/create as it would impact stats. It ...
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Perl vs Ksh for Unix Database Administration

I realize this is a somewhat more subjective question, but I am looking to the community for guidance. Our company is fairly new to having DBAs. We used to use DB2 for i on the IBM's iSeries servers, ...
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Reloading .sql file from java into PostgreSQL - Windows

I am trying to reload a .sql script file into PostgreSQL from my sample Java application. Script is successfully executed from console as well as from pgAdmin tool. But from Java, it hangs... This ...
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Defrag a HEAP by creating clustered index and immediately dropping it

I'm writing a script which intends to defrag a HEAP based table by creating a dummy col with a clustered index and then immediately dropping it. (It's someone else's app and I don't want to make any ...
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SQL Server database generate script how to avoid adding PRINT statements

I need to create Insert scripts from the content of a table. To do that, I used the database tasks -> generate scripts. The table is quite big and in the generated script, it adds PRINT command after ...
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How to store single result in variable and reuse it in a query (Oracle)?

I have a query like SELECT id FROM xyz WHERE ...; which has a more or less complex WHERE clause and returns exactly one row with one column (ID). I need this ID for several later queries in a ...
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How to compare two SQL Servers instance level objects for a migration?

I'm currently working on a SQL Server migration (from a SQL Server 2005 to a 2008 R2 server, on a new physical server). The databases themselves will be transferred using a database backup and ...
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SSIS Script to split string into columns

I have a dataset (log file) with a number of columns; one of them is "Other-Data" below (unordered string) and need to parse the string to create the derived columns according the u value (U1, U2, U3, ...
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Rollback generate scripts

During the development of applications users often want to add new modules, business rules etc. So I've often used SQL Server 2008 option to create scripts from the development DB to generate new ...
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Regularly import tab-seperated log file to MySQL

I'm looking to keep arpwatch entries in a MySQL database to crossreference with other information I'm storing based on mac addresses. I've manually imported the arpwatch database into my mysql ...
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Auto Script DB Objects for SVN

My Boss requires that we keep up to date scripts of all database objects in svn. This results in constantly trying to find the object in the current script and copy and pasting the changes. Is there ...
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Save Results of DBCC ShrinkFile

When we execute the following command: DBCC SHRINKFILE('MyDB_log', 1) We get the following results in SSMS: DBID | Field | CurrentSize | MinimumSize | UsedPages | Estimated Pages ...
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Script Contents of SQL Server Database From a Batch File

I want to be able to script the schema of a given database into a .sql file from the Windows command prompt. Basically, I want to execute the "Generate Scripts" feature of Management Studio ...
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Executing TSQL script generated from SSMS in SQLCMD. Failing on quotes

I am attempting to deploy a database to a machine by executing a script generated by the "Generate Scripts" tool in SQL Server Management Studio. Here is the command I've issued: sqlcmd -S ...
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Easy way to check connectivity to SQL Server from client

For troubleshooting purposes, I would like to be able to check if a client can connect to a SQL Server instance, independent of the application that possibly can't connect to the SQL Server. Is there ...
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Selecting just one table from Oracle view [closed]

I am creating a view to ease my manual selecting because I only want to fetch data from DB where it is meeting certain criteria which are present in several tables, so it is containing a lot of joins. ...
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Is there a way to create a re-usable base table definition in InfoSphere Data Architect?

Our company has chose to use IBM's InfoSphere Data Architect (IDA) for data architecting regarding our data warehouse and data marts. The data architects originally designed several "re-usable" ...
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What is running right now?

I know I can use "show processlist" to see what is running when I'm in the office. How can I see what is running when I'm not there. Something is running on my server at 3am every morning that is ...
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Drop multiple databases in one script

I am trying to figure out how to drop multiple databases on PostgreSQL in one sql script. I preferably need it to work both when executed in pgAdmin console, and when used in psql command line tool. ...
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How, if possible, can an .sql file be executed against an oracle database from a bash script

Is it possible to execute an sql file (a text file containing several SQL statements) against an oracle database from a bash shell command line (e.g. no graphical GUI and no interactive clients) ...
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SQL*Plus, @, and relative paths

Somehow, it seems that SQL*Plus (at least on Windows) is unable to locate a script with a relative path when called with @@ and when the path starts with a single or double dot. For example, under ...
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How can I detect broken stored procedures after a schema change?

I've modified a central table in my database, and sp_depends literally returns hundreds of results, and I'm concerned some of those stored-procedures might not compile anymore after my change. ...
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PostgreSQL Database Migration

How can I migrate data from on PostgreSQL database to another PostgreSQL database? Is there any technique to migrate data with SQL scripting?
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Is there any collection of PowerShell scripts that help the task of SQL Server maintenance?

I've been studying PowerShell and I've been (slowly) getting it into my day-to-day DBA tasks. So far I've seen a bunch of disconnected PowerShell scripts for many disparate administration activities. ...
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Scrubbing Names via SQL Query/Batch

We have sensitive information (names of people) and we're looking to put into place a script to "scrub" of the names. Has anybody come up with a good algorithm to do this, something other than just ...
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Is it possible to allow write-through computed columns for legacy code that expects a column to be read/write?

I have this existing table for IP storage: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[IPAddresses]( [ID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [IPv4Address] [varchar](15) NULL, [IPv6Address] [varchar](45) NULL, ...
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Exporting table records to an INSERT script

I'm setting up a test environment for development and need to export some static data from tables in Production. Ideally the exported product would take the form of a script with all the required ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition - generating database create script

I need to script a database schema out to T-SQL for inclusion source control. The Express version of SSMS doesn't seem to let you script the entire database, just individual tables. Are there any free ...
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Script out Oracle DDL in an automated fashion

Oracle SQL Developer is able to export DDL through Tools -> Database Export... This works very well, but requires manual intervention. I know of DBMS_METADATA.get_ddl(), but have found that the ...
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ORM-style server-side programming languages (OO replacement for PL/SQL?)

Good evening, Is there an Object Oriented replacement for PL/SQL, allowing server side procedures to be written [and then called client or server side]? (for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or etc.)
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Automated UML2 Class Diagram generation from SQL?

How can I generate a class diagram from an SQL database or script? I'll add the functions and set whether the attributes are public, private or virtual once the initial diagram is generated. I've ...
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how to turn off delimiters in generated SQL scripts for data types in SQL Server Management Studio

We are a software engineering firm. We use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to generate the few scripts we need to build and upgrade our databases. While it does an OK job, it bugs me that it ...
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Alternatives to concatenating strings or going procedural to prevent SQL query code repetition?

Disclaimer: Please bear with me as someone who only uses databases a tiny fraction of his work time. (Most of the time I do C++ programming in my job, but every odd month I need to search/fix/add ...
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Redgate SQL Compare vs Visual Studio 2010 Premium/Ultimate database project

I currently use the Visual Studio Professional Edition which has the database project as a project template, but some of its features are not available, for example Schema Compare tool. The schema ...
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How can can I get object definitions stripped of all comments?

When I want to know if a stored procedure or views references a given name (table, view or column), I need a version of the object definition stripped of all comments. Is this possible by a SQL ...
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Can I call SMO from pure T-SQL?

I know how to script a stored procedure using PowerShell and SMO: [System.reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo") | out-null ...
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How to manage my own scripts

Every administrators, developers have their own collection of scripts (some patterns). Time to time they are dismissed from one job and they are employed to other one. Is there any good, easy used, ...
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How to pass in parameters to a SQL Server script called with sqlcmd? [closed]

Is it possible to pass parameters to a SQL Server script? I have a script that creates a database. It is called from a batch file using sqlcmd. Part of that SQL script is as follows: CREATE DATABASE ...