Windows Azure SQL Database is a cloud-based relational database from Microsoft. It is a different version that traditional SQL Server.

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How to cope with SQL Server 2012 vs SQL (Azure) Database sql files

I'm trying to port my system to SQL Database (Azure instance) from SQL Server 2012. I'm using Visual Studio 2013 and I have my .sqlproj with all the definition of my database inside. Given that a ...
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Creating SQL Azure login for single database

I want to create separate logins for each database we create on a SQL Azure database server which only have read / edit permissions for a single database and do not have drop permissions, and to ...
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SQL Server VM in Azure with In Memory

I am running azure and considering deploying a SQL Server 2014 instance due to the in memory feature, however, I was looking through the documentation and couldn't seem to find how to configure ...
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MS Azure hard disk setup on a virtual machine

I plan to setup a SQL server on Azure to run several database for web applications. The idea is to setup a virtual network in Azure, then create one SQL server and many virtual machines for web ...
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“Deploy Database to SQL Azure” Task missing

I recently installed SQL Server 2014 Express on a workstation I have and am trying to deploy to SQL Azure. I've done this before on a previous workstation using SQL Server 2012 Express by doing the ...
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Should I use SQL Azure to store product descriptions and links to images in Azure Blob

For an html/Css/JQuery public Azure website to be coded using Zurb Foundation html5 responsive framework, I'd like to use SQL Azure (web edition) to store product descriptions and links to images that ...
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How do I deal with query getting slower when a select parameter is not specified inline?

I faced this problem twice with SQL Azure and two different queries so far. Something like this: select top(100) * from SomeView WHERE AccountId='actual-guid-typed-in-here' runs super fast but ...
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Azure database copy seems stuck in a loop

I am attempting to refresh a database using CREATE DATBASE name AS COPY OF server.name. After executing the copy statements, I run the following to track the progress: DECLARE @yup INTEGER PRINT ...
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Azure Copy Database Failed

We have four different environments: DEVINT, TEST, STAGE, and PROD, each on their own Azure SQL Database server. I can copy a database between any two of these, using the command CREATE DATABASE mine ...
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For SQL Server, What is the proper way to update a table?

I don't have a mentor to ask so I am seeking direction from the DBA community. I am in charge of a SQL SERVER 2008 R2 and SQL Azure databases that are the resources for a website and an ERP system for ...
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Azure Database Size Same Before and After Deleting Most of the Rows

I have a database hosted on Azure which is showing as nearly full, it is at 1017MB/1024MB. The table contained around 27000 rows, I have deleted 20000 of those rows to try and free up space, however ...
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How can I model and enforce constraints on a categorical item contained in a collection?

Scenario: There is a collection of items where each item belongs to 1 category. There is a collection of buckets which may contain at most 1 item from each category. Oh, and an item may belong to at ...
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Sql Azure: The session limit for the database is 8000 and has been reached

I am getting following exception in SQL Azure, my SQL Server database is a web version, and I am getting this error in SQL Server Management Studio (when connecting). Also this is happening when ...
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Insert to SQL Azure through Linked Server very slow

I have a table on SQL Asure server with no indexes except clustered. And I insert into this table small amount of data just about 1000 rows and it takes more than 4 minutes. Although, when I do it ...
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Unknown _TransactionIndex table in Azure SQL Database

Just noticed today that there is a random table in my Azure SQL Database that is named "_TransactionIndex_{guid}" It has 1 column, Id, that contains 8 GUIDs. Couldn't find any information about this ...
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Azure: Replication Beginner help

We have SQL Azure database running with our website. However today's outage of SQL Azure give us a setback. And now we are looking a way to replicate [as I read on internet] is best to do have 2 ...
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Use GUID as primary key in Azure?

I want to use GUIDs since they are portable and makes it easier to use several database. But since there are performance issues it might not be a good idea? Although I've found a MS blog entry which ...
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What causes lost updates being observed in my SQL Azure database?

I have a SQL Azure database with the following tables: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[UserBalances] ( [UserId] UNIQUEIDENTIFIER UNIQUE NOT NULL DEFAULT NEWID(), [AvailableMoney] INT NOT NULL ...
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Can I limit the time a table lock is being held server side?

I have a SQL Azure server with some stored procedures with TABLOCKX hints that I call from C# code on a Windows Azure web role VM. I'm kinda paranoid about those hints - what if there's some network ...
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Can't restore Azure bacpac into localdb with SqlPackage

I have made a backup of my SQL Azure in a bacpac file and when I try to import the bacpac in localdb it always fail. Here is the command I use: PS C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL ...
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SQL Azure not using available memory

We are using SQL Azure Premium P1 which comes with 8GB ram and 150 IOPS. For a couple of hours, we have been seeing timeouts on SQL queries (even fairly simple queries take time). In logs for SQL ...
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Bidireccional synchronization between a local Sql Server 2005 database and a SQL Azure database using Sql Data Sync

I need to synchronize an Sql Server 2005 database in an SQL Azure database. In other posts I've read that I can do this using Sql Data Sync but I don't know if SQL Data Sync can make the ...
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Connecting to sql azure from ssms throw exception 'sys.configurations'

Connecting to Sql Server Azure from MSSQL Server MGMT Studio, following exception occures : Cannot connect to xxxxxxxxx.database.windows.net An exception occured while executing a Transact-SQL ...
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How to remove diacritics in computed persisted columns? COLLATE is non-deterministic and cannot be used

I have a function that includes: SELECT @pString = CAST(@pString AS VARCHAR(255)) COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1251_CS_AS This is useful, for example, to remove accents in French; for example: ...
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Creating bacpac failed (DoAllowRowLocks / DoAllowPageLocks)

I'm creating a bacpac file from a local database for import to Azure SQL Server, but I keep getting an error which I cannot seem to resolve. Error SQL71564: Element Primary Key has an unsupported ...
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Column 'Comments.Text' is invalid in the select list because it is not contained in either an aggregate function or the GROUP BY clause

They have explained the root of the problem very well and even advised to use max aggregate as a solution. But, lets take the example group_id item_id comment -------------------------------- ...
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How to know the user doing a delete action on an audit table, when using a shared login?

Background information: I'm creating a collection of audit tables to keep track of updates and deletes to a set of data tables for my app. Audit records are created via triggers. DML in my app's ...
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Azure SQL VM Can't import dacpac from Azure SQL Database export

When attempting to set up an Infrastructure as a Service POC for our business, I am encountering problems importing the database exported from our Azure SQL Database implementation. I'm getting ...
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EF Code First uses nvarchar(max) for all strings. Will this hurt query performance?

I have some databases created using Entity Framework Code First; the apps are working and in general I'm pretty happy with what Code First lets me do. I am a programmer first, and a DBA second, by ...
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Connect to SQL Server 2012 running on Azure VM via local SSMS 2012

I have been testing VM on Azure. I have created a SQL VM running SQL 2012 on Windows 2012 and would like to connect to it via SSMS 2012 on my local instead of connecting via RDP through Azure Portal. ...
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How do I track why my SQL Azure occupied space pulsates?

This is inspired by this StackOverflow question. I have this code: SELECT CONVERT(INT, SUM(reserved_page_count) * 8 / 1024) FROM sys.dm_db_partition_stats for detecting database space consumption ...
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Just how secure is the data I put on SQL Azure?

My wife has been asking me to create a web application for her business and from what I've read using SQL Azure would be perfect. Except for a couple of small (really really big) gotchas. She ...
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Running out of Transaction Log space during Alter Table

I'm running an alter table, alter column on a table with nearly 30 million rows and SQL Azure fails after approximately 18 minutes saying that The session has been terminated because of excessive ...
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Logging and Replaying database updates/inserts SQL Server 2008

I am in the process of migrating our client's database to the Azure Cloud SQL Server and setting up data sync etc. All of this is ok, but I need to reduce the amount of time the client's system needs ...
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Azure compatible client tools [closed]

I'm building a DB for someone as a favor and whilst I'm perfectly OK to create a DB in Azure SQL for them and do the requisite TSQL coding they require I do also need to give them a client based way ...
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Can I add a unique constraint that ignores existing violations?

I have a table which currently has duplicate values in a column. I cannot remove these erroneous duplicates but I would like to prevent additional non-unique values from being added. Can I create a ...
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Rebuilding Unique Index with uniqueidentifier in SQL Azure never succeeds

We have a number of tables (~1M records) that have a column on them defined as: [GlobalID] [uniqueidentifier] NOT NULL that gets auto-populated with newid(). We use this ID for synchronizing data ...
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How can I remove a bad execution plan from SQL Azure?

DBCC FREEPROCCACHE doesn't work in SQL Azure. How else can I force a plan to kick itself out of the cache in a way that won't hurt a production system (i.e. I can't just go alter tables willy nilly)? ...
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Database user permissions: GRANT VIEW DEFINITION but DENY on some object types

I'm trying to figure out a combination of permissions that will allow a partner to see basic db schema but not expose objects including code. So, VIEW and SELECT on TABLES (including keys) ...
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Azure SQL Administrator Can't Access Master Database

I created an SQL server and database. I can log in to the database manage page with my administrator account, and manage the database I created, but when I try to look at the master database, it says: ...
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Conditionally INSERTING columns into Table

using SQL Azure and like to insert a data to a table using dynamic Query. No of columns in select statment is dynamic. It will be based on some conditions. Ex: Salary, Code. How can I create a ...
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SQL Azure: Drop Constraint and Index

This may be a stupid question, but I'm not a DBA and just wanna make sure of what I'm doing before I make a mistake. Here is my question: When dropping Constraints, are their indexes dropped as well? ...
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Access 2003 (SQL Server 2000) migration to SQL Azure

As my old Windows 2003 RAID controller started throwing errors, I am seriously thinking about switching current Access 2003 (adp/ADO) clients to use a Windows SQL Azure solution, in place of current ...
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Connecting to an SQL Azure Database from SSMS - IP Restriction

I am trying to connect to a new SQL Azure Database via SQL Server Management Studio. The client box running SSMS is hosted on a production DB so we restrict access on 1433 to just a handful of IPs ...
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Pricing of databases in Azure

I am a little bit confused about pricing for Data in Azure. I found on one MS Blog that 50GB has a price of $125. Missing part for me is, if I have needs only for a database in the cloud: Do I pay ...
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Replication between SQL Server 2005 and Azure database

Is it possible to set up transitional replication between a SQL Server 2005 and a SQL Azure database? My server is nearing end of life and I would rather migrate to a cloud infrastructure instead of ...
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How do I add/remove tables to a Windows Azure database?

I have a Windows Azure database which I wish to add/remove tables to, and yesterday I witnessed a colleague do this online, on what looked like a web based SQL management studio, but I can't find it ...
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Rename Primary Key constraint on Azure

I'm trying to change primary key on a table in Azure storage. The plan is to create a new table, move data over and drop the old table. The problem is that I need all the constraints names to be the ...
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What is a good Diff tool when comparing on-premise to SQL Azure? [closed]

We're working on migrating our database (~400 tables) from SQL 2008 R2 to SQL Azure. We're currently in the proof-of-concept stage, figuring out the process we'll be following. We have a process that ...
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Easiest Way to Move 100 Databases

I need to move about 150 databases from one server to another server. SQL Server 2008 Web Edition SQL Server 2012 Preview (in a different datacenter - East Coast Azure) I was planning on moving ...