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Is there a way to use a SQL Server 2000 database in SSIS 2012?

I just got my first chance to install SQL Server 2012 on a test machine. I also installed all of the management and Visual Studios components. I created a copy of one of my SSIS 2008 packages and ...
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Drop constraints vs disable constraints during a data import

I am in a tough situation, and looking for advice on how to proceed. I have to import some data from one environment to another. 80% of the records have been modified, so the plan is to simply ...
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Point in time database restore

I am trying to restore my database using point in time using .bak file. I selected the back from using the from device option. File is shown its type is full as i give the some back data and time. The ...
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SQL Server 2000 DTS package, filter rows using stored procedure returned date

I know very little about DTS packages in the first place (I'm a programmer not a dba) and have been stuck with the task of filtering rows based on the results of a stored procedure call that returns a ...
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Table not shown up on Linked Server

I have a machine which have 2 SQLServer instances WINXP-PRO\SQLSERVER2000 (SQL Server 2000) WINXP-PRO\SQLEXPRESS (SQL Server 2005 Express Edition). In \SQLEXPRESS, I have database wavinet2 and ...
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strange behavior with Turkish language setting

I have database with Collation Arabic_CI_AS when I have windows with English settings I can do select Column from Table where Column= 'A' and can do select column from table where column= 'A' ...
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SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager - “Navigation to the webpage was canceled” error when trying to design a table

While working in SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager on a remote server today, I wanted to look at a table's columns, so I found the table, right-clicked on it and selected "Design Table". Instead ...
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Dump all Views of multiple databases in SQL Server

I need to export the views from multiple databases of an older server. (Essentially, to generate a list of views using a particular piece of SQL Server) The fastest way I've found thus far is to ...
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How do I pass a parameter in a stored procedure to call a DTS package

I have created a DTS package which fetches data from a text file into a database table. I want to pass the file name dynamically from which it fetches data. Can I pass the filename dynamically?
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Identity in a view treated as ordinary int - migrating from SQL Server 2000 to 2012

I'm migrating a very old platform from a SQL Server 2000 backend and MS Access 2003 as its frontend to SQL Server 2012 backend and MS Access 2010 as the frontend. This obviously means a bit of ...
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Can I open a table twice using different recordsets and update the second without affecting the first?

Context: Windows 7, SQL Server 2000, JScript. I have a recordset opened as follows: var cmd = "SELECT * FROM Table1 WHERE Field1 = 9 AND Field2 = 0;"; var oRS = new ActiveXObject("ADODB.Recordset"); ...
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Optimizations for new SQL Server 2000 database that will act as email queue AND API database

Due to limitations put on me I've got to put my outgoing Email Queue in the same database as my customer information. What are some optimizations I can make, specifically to the Email portion that ...
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DTS error when a parameter is added to an Execute SQL Task

I have an Execute SQL Task that is (hopefully) going to receive a global variable called startDate, which is set to a Date type. A shortened version of the code looks like this: DECLARE @startDate ...
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DBCC loginfo contains thousands of VLF entries with status 2

I've inherited this huge SQL Server 2000 prod database and suddenly the transaction log ran out of space. The transaction log gets backed up every hour but I think over the weekend some existing jobs ...
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Database in simple recovery to save space

This old SQL Server 2000 instance has a 14Gb disc for data and a 30Gb disc for backups. Even though it is old, it still has tons of users doing transactions so the log file of the only database that ...
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SELECT lock only for inserts [closed]

I need to get the MAX aggregate of certain field in a transaction. I use this value further inside the transaction. I want to avoid inserts in the entire table from which I'm getting the MAX while the ...
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How to upgrade a SQL 2000 Database to SQL 2005 - need confirmation?

I need to confirm the process for upgrading a standard SQL 2000 database to SQL 2005. As I understand it, there are at least 2 methods for upgrading. Back\Restore and Detach\Attach DB. In my case, I ...
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Manipulate SQL statement before execution on server

Our databases are on SQL Server 2000. We are migrating to SQL Server 2008 R2. We want to update the compatibility level to 100. But the join operator \*= and =\* are no more supported with that ...
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Backup and truncate LDF with xp_sqlmaint

A job is backing up an LDF with the following command: EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_sqlmaint N'-PlanID <the id> -WriteHistory -VrfyBackup -BkUpMedia DISK -BkUpLog "\\server\sqlbak$" -DelBkUps 6HOURS ...
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SQL Server 2000 dateformat permanent change

I am using SQL Server 2000 for an old system web site. I've just hit an issue that is going to cause me endless hassles down the road. When I installed the server on my local system I took all the ...
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Figuring out database timezone

Does anybody know of a way to alter a time zone on a SQL database? Is there any tool that could find the objects using the date and time?
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Empty SQL Server 2000 LDF File

I have a 1 GB .LDF for a test database which I want to shrink right down. I am happy to delete its contents if needed. How can I do this for SQL Server 2000? I have tried the following to no huge ...
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SQL Server 2000 optimzation job hasn't run for a while

Our SQL Server 2000 used to run a Sunday morning 3am job of optimizing the database. Somehow it was turned off and hasn't run in a year. We have noticed slow access to the database. We turned it ...
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Restore SQL Server 2000 Database in use

I need to restore a SQL Server 2000 database to a backup of about 2 days ago. I have just backed it up and have tried to restore it, but it says it is in use. What is the best way to find out who is ...
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Way to update many (>3000) records with unique data, using a character limited web form

Okay, as you can probably tell from the last part of the title, this is a non-ideal situation. I'm using a piece of industry-specific web-interface software that I guarantee no one has ever heard of, ...
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Constant values in columns

I have a SQL Server 2000 database used by our ERP system. There are many columns that always have the same value. A table row is really huge, potentially exceeding the maximum row size in SQL Server ...
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SQL Server Database grew too much too fast

I have an issue with one database. The issue is as follows: The database is being running on SQL Server 2000 Standard for the last 6 years in Full Recovery mode. In the beginning of this summer the ...
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Converting old SQL 2000 Non-Ansi code to SQL 2012 compatible

We have a legacy application that is only used for a read only reference. It is using SQL Server 2000. We want to migrate its database to SQL version 2012, however we can't upgrade the software and ...
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Multiple-View Query Optimisation

We have a monster view that contains joins to many (many) tables in order to return the data that is required. In some cases, to get a column of information, we've have to join onto 4 tables, just to ...
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Find dates when exactly records changed for user

I need to find the dates when exactly the status really changed. Order should be analysed from Start to end period: Start Period : 11-10-2014 End Period : 21-10-2014 Data: ID, Name, ...
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What is SQL Server 2000 spid -2?

I have a SQL Server 2000 machine that has a pretty big database on it - almost a terabyte in size. There's a particular table that has been a source of some production issues and any attempt to try ...
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Syncronization with transformation

I have the following scenario: a database in SQL Server 2012 that must replicate changes in a transactional way to a SQL Server 2000 database. Since the schemas of two databases differ, a ...
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SQL Server 2012 linked server to SQL Server 2000

I am trying to select through an linked server from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2000. The linked server has been setup and I can browser the target database through the linked server which ...
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Does a SQL Server job run on the server or the local machine?

Does a SQL Server job always run on the server, or will it run in the context of the local machine, similar to a DTS package run from Enterprise Manager on the user's machine? The job in question ...
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How does disabling a network protocol affect SQL server performance

The SQL server 2000 process info monitor displays about 100 processes that use a mix of Named Pipes/TCP-IP and (integrated authenticated) users. I was wondering if: disabling Named pipes - or - ...
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How to truncate all tables with a specific name in all databases

I want to delete all tables named error_log in all of my databases that have such a table. truncate table error_log I am using SQL Server 2000.
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How to add ansi null and ansi warning in connection string

Using RDO Connection Connection String Set RdoVisPay = rdoVISENV.OpenConnection("VISA", 1, False, "DSN=VISA;UID=sa;PWD=sa;APP=Visual Basic;WSID=" & ServerName & ";DATABASE=" & ...
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Repair a SQL Server 2000 MDF file

I had a SQL Server 2000 MDF on a SQL Server 2005 server (moved from prior version), there was a hardware failure. After sending harddisk, it was supposed the mdf / ldf files were recovered, but I am ...
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SQL Server 2000: Can't DROP VIEW?

I have SQL Server 2000. I want to clean it by dropping obsolete and unused objects. One of the views causes me an error. I try to give more information but I still have no clue what the cause is. ...
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Running a sql server Trace of 1 GB using sqlcmd

I am load testing two sql server instances. I have a trace file from sql server 2000 database with a file size of little less than 1 GB. I am running this using the sqlcmd utility and it is been ...
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Using @@ROWCOUNT in multi-operation batch to check either a failure or a success of the whole transaction

I have the following script defined with hopefully explanations in comments to explain rationale in the right context. The questions are basically: Is the following usage of @@ROWCOUNT in ...
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Trigger Not Updating

Do I have an issue with my syntax? I created this trigger as sometimes the sales personnel forget to input the sale date (I Know it should be automatically captured which is an update in progress) ...
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Subqueries are not allowed in this context. Only scalar expressions are allowed

My customer is running MS SQL Server 2000. I completed a project, but I failed to realize that MS SQL Server 2000 will not allow a select inside insert into values thus giving the error: Subqueries ...
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Get the most recently completed step for each SQL job

I'm trying to get a list of jobs and their most recently completed step from the MSDB database. For a single job, this is pretty straight forward, something like: SELECT TOP 1 j.job_id, j.name, ...
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What is this error about in sql server?

Trying to restore database, getting a dialog in SQL Server Management Studio You cannot select backup sets from different databases" Any idea why I am getting this error? BTW backup is from ...
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Should I Avoid Repeated References to Aggregate Columns in a View?

So I'm wanting to summarize the balance of the accounts in my business application. My (simplified for our purposes) data model looks like: --Main account table that holds the single accounts create ...
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Detect changes in SQL Server database

I need to know if a SQL Server 2000 database has been changed. The changes are not important, just to know if any change has been made. Maybe SQL Server keeps a timestamp or an incremental field that ...
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How to quote database names with spaces when using queryout with bcp?

I'm attempting to use bcp on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to export a couple of columns from a large database table. The database names contain spaces. Here's an example that works that contains an ...
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What permission do I need for viewing… all current user permissions?

I'm maintaining an application that runs with SQL Server 8.0.760 SP3. When I try to "see" the permissions of the current user I'm logged with, I do this: SELECT * FROM fn_my_permissions(NULL, ...
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DBCC sqlperf(waitstats) contains signal wait time longer than last time waitstats was cleared

I'm trying to troubleshoot some performance problems on our SQL2000 production server. I ran DBCC SQLPERF(waitstats) and noticed the stats hasn't been cleared in a long time. So I cleared them and ...