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How to Split string into multiple values using best approach [duplicate]

We are trying to save result of a query in database by tokenizing a column but query is taking more than 3 minutes to finish his objective. My question is, do we have any faster way to tokenize a ...
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How do you stop, take offline, and delete a SQL Server database in recovery?

I have a development database which has entered recovery mode on restart, and has been recovering for the last hour or so. I need to either stop the recovery, or kill it in some way. I don't care ...
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How can I stop SQL from validating an OPENROWSET query when its not going to be executed?

I have a problem where a stored procedure is throwing an error because it's trying to run/validate an OPENROWSET query inside it that it doesn't actually have to execute. The stored procedure that ...
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How to create a stored procedure to update database after table edit

In a C# website application with a database, I set a gridView table so that I could edit the values in the table by row, but it appears that I need a stored procedure to do that. Below is the stored ...
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Taking backup of all the databases in SQL Server

I have a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 DB server. In the DB server, I have around 250 user databases. I have to take a back up of all these databases. Since, manually taking backup consumes lot of time, I ...
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SQLCMD Mode in SSMS and @@variable expansion

When using the SQLCMD mode withing SSMS (not from the commandline), is there a way to assign the current server and instance to a variable? This is different and distinct from assigning ordinary TSQL ...
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SQL Server drop and create all users in every DB

I would like to drop and recreate every user in a database without having to manually do this for 500 users. I have this so far: USE [Maintenance] GO IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys....
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How to open queries into a selected database in SQL Server Management Studio 2005

My situation: Using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2005, I connect to a server -- I’ll call it Prod -- using Windows Authentication. Within this Prod server there are multiple databases: dbA,...
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A way to clear/restart virtual memory creep automatically?

I know it's not good practice to do this, but my company cannot afford me trying to find a proper solution to our problem. I've read this and I could do the same with SQL Server 2005, but I was hoping ...
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What exactly does “No Join Predicate” mean in SQL Server?

MSDN "Missing Join Predicate Event Class" says it "indicates that a query is being executed that has no join predicate". But unfortunately it does not seem to be as easy as that. For example, very ...
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Batch process to delete table from SQL Server backup files

I have a set of full backups from a same SQL Server database saved in different files. For example: 01.my-database.bak 02.my-database.bak 03.my-database.bak I want to delete a specific table from ...
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Do not have permission to use 'dbo' when creating a view

I want to create a user with minimal required access to two databases within a server. The user will be used by someone from a third party integrating a Business Intelligence tool into our database. ...
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Checking Job Status on Linked Server (MS SQL 2005)

We have 2 MS SQL 2005 Server instance. Both of them hold our warehouse environment. We receive around 100 files from our ERP System everyday and SQL Job on our Live environment Loads them in to ...
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Mirroring - Server network address cannot be reached

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Installed. It contains three instances. Default (MSSQLServer) First Instance Second Instance All these are Log On as Network Service.. Default Instance is Principal ...
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How to identify which query is filling up the tempdb transaction log?

I would like to know how to identify the exact query or stored proc which is actually filling up the transactional log of TEMPDB database.
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Slow update on large table with subquery

With SourceTable having >15MM records and Bad_Phrase having >3K records, the following query takes almost 10 hours to run on SQL Server 2005 SP4. UPDATE [SourceTable] SET Bad_Count= ...
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What are the most compelling reasons to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012?

We currently have 2 SQL Server 2005 Enterprise machines in a mirrored environment running on Dell R815 servers. These machines consist of: Four AMD Opteron 6176 Processors (12 cores at 2.3Ghz), for ...
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SQL Server Cannot drop database <dbname> because it is currently in use… but no sessions displayed

When I try to drop a database I get the error "Cannot drop database "dbname" because it is currently in use". However, when I run sp_who2, there are definitely no sessions connected to this database. ...
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Merge Replication: Error “The insert failed. It conflicted with an identity range check constraint”

For one of our SQL server 2005 enterprise, configured with merge replication, we suddenly start seeing the below error message: The insert failed. It conflicted with an identity range check ...
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SQL Server not checking for expired passwords

We are using SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008 with Windows Authentication where access is granted to members of a specific domain group. Clients are VB6/ADO applications that connect via an ...
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Logic to convert a UTC date-time to a specific time zone

I have a table which has 1 row per event. Each event has a datetime stamp column which has values in UTC time. Each row has an associated local timezone in which the event occurred. I have a DIM ...
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Is is possible to recover a database from the 'raw' files (.mdf and .ldf) of the old server to a new SQL Server instance on a new server?

I have a client that has POS software called Restaurant Pro Express (RPE) from www.pcamerica.com. RPE uses a SQL Server database. Their old POS server had a hardware failure, but I was able to attach ...
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SQL Server 2005 Database Mail Resends Historic Messages following SP4 Build 5324

I have applied SP4 Build 5324 to a SQL Server 2005 Enterprise active/passive cluster (Build pathway: 4053 to 5000 to 5324). The SQL Server log contains zero errors. The SQL Server Agent log contains ...
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Table partitioning for archiving data

Scenario: two databases: DB_A and DB_Archive with one very big table called tableA. every day, records older than 60 days are deleted from DB_A and moved to DB_Archive mainly to leave thing "...
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How to improve the slow performance with Insert operations in SQL Server 2005?

Suddenly our server started to have a bad performance, after trace the error, I identified that the inserts are the problem, this seems a know bug: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/940545 (The ...
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Can I enforce one field being dependent on another?

I would like to know if it's possible to have two fields (in this case bits) in the same table where one is dependent on another. For example Check2 may only be true if Check1 is true. Note: I'm ...
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Cannot shrink transaction log [duplicate]

Bit of a headscratcher here. I have a db that has less than 1GB of data, but a 40GB log file. Transaction logs are backed up daily, and there is not a lot of activity on this database; approximately ...
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Reorganize index maintenance plan failed

A 'Reorganize index task' (maintenance plan) failed today with the below error: Reorganize index task The Execute method on the task returned error code 0x80004003 (Object reference not set ...
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Integration Service cannot be upgraded/removed

I have SQL Server 2005 Integration Services installed in our server whose version is 5292. It needs to be upgraded to version 5324. After running the patch the summary report says it is upgraded ...
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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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Backup Principle database in SQL Server

We have set up database mirroring in SQL Server 2005. Is it possible to take full backup of principle database? Does it break database mirroring if I will take full backup of the principle database?
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INSERT from SELECT using a CURSOR

I have a table that looks like this: +====================================================+ | aid | uid | eid | name | dob | paid | +====================================================...
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Import (flat file) into SQL Server

I've seen a couple of questions about the subject backfiring so I'll try to be specific about my concern... I have an old (MS Access) frontend I'm trying to rebuild and I left the part that troubles ...
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BCP stops after the last “1000 rows sent to SQL Server. Total sent: …”

I ran SQL Server 2005's bulk copy program BCP like this: bcp mydb.dbo.mytbl in myfile.blk -c -S mysvr -U mylogin -P mypass And it ran and produced output like so: Starting copy... 1000 rows sent ...
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How to restore replication after server crash

We had two databases on one SQL Server 2005 instance with transactional replication between them (3 tables as articles). This server acted both as publisher and distributor. Then the RAID on the ...
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Bi-directional synchronization between local SQL Server 2005 and a SQL Azure 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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Why is the page life expectancy 0 (zero) on SQL Server 2005

We have been wanting to know the page life expectancy for our SQL Server. So we look at the counter using Perform. The value is ZERO and never changes. I thought there must be some bug, so I checked ...
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How to Create Trigger Insert with a SELECT LEFT OUTER JOIN

I want this trigger to be fired after an insert is made with the text, this is what I have so far ALTER TRIGGER [xxx] ON [dbo].[Main] AFTER INSERT AS BEGIN SET NOCOUNT ON; INSERT ...
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Single row update using primary key affects many rows

I'm doing a very simple datetime update in a table using its primary key: update TABLE set END_DATE = '2015-10-14 00:00:00' where ID = 1165027; I received the message (1 row(s) affected) 183 ...
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Why Clustered Index property is enabled on few columns and not on others?

I heard that there can be only one Clustered Index? I may be wrong, but I am sure I read somewhere. In one of my SQL Server 2005 table, I have following columns: SerialNum ------- BigInt -------- ...
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SSMS 2014 working with SQL Server 2005 instances

Is there any major complication that one could run into while using the latest (developer) version of SSMS with older SQL Server 2005 instances? Any way one could affect the data by using this ...
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NUMA Nodes - MAXDOP - PLE

We have a server with 8 CPUS across 2 NUMAs with hyperthreading enabled. Currently Maxdop is set to 8, but actually should be set to 4 as per the Maxdop section of this article: https://support....
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Downgrading from SQL Server 2008 to 2005

Database files that are built using SQL 2008 are not compatable with 2005. Is there a work around?
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SQL Server log file used pecentage does not drop after multiple backups

SQL Server 2005 I ran "dbcc SQLPerf(logspace)", then took two log backups, and ran "dbcc SQLPerf(logspace)" again. No change from 48.55% used, even though "dbcc opentran (foo)" says that there are no ...
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Enabling Constraint Silently Fails

Why would SQL Server silently fail to re-enable a foreign key constraint? I recently attempted to re-enable a number of constraints using ALTER TABLE. Most enabled successfully; however, minority of ...
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Finding users in the database owner role [duplicate]

I need a script which will list out all the users with the database owner permission for a specific database.
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all rows from left table with sum of amount from right table

I'm trying to return a list of customers and the sum of their transactions in the last week, but have the query return customers who didn't wager at all. I am trying to do this with a left join, but ...
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adding an order by to this query returns faster than without, why?

Any ideas on why adding a sort to this query returns considerably faster than without the order by? I would expect the opposite so what could make this happen? SELECT TOP (500) r.cID,r.aField,a....
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SQL server data copy bug? [closed]

I have one query who shows some data, and those data I'm manually copying to Table1. The query shows the numeric type and it is in this form Query +---------------+ | status ...
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Restoring SQL Server databases - tips and tricks?

Anyone have any tips and tricks when it comes to restoring SQL Server databases? I recently restored a .bak from one server/instance to another, using SQL Server 2005 on both, and have run into the ...