This tag is for SQL Server 2005, major build version 9.00.xxxx.

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Deleting rows from a table with a very small amount of expansion space

I have multiple tables that I have backed up the data in, and now am deleting the old data for the time, archiving is not an option due to space constraints at this time. I have tried running the ...
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How can I create notification on user's connecting to database?

I have users that have access to several databases. I used to have an alert and notification sent to me when a specific user connects to a specific database, but I accidentally clobbered it. Now I ...
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Linked server in SQL Server 2005 using NT authentication impersonation

I am trying to Link a server using an NT authentication as the impersonated connection, but this connection will be static to a specific user instead of passing the currently logged-in user's ...
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Removing Components from a backup

Ok, I will start this off by: Yes, I know I should have paid more attention. That being said, I was trying to create a full backup of my DB prior to doing truncation on a number of the tables. When ...
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Find which session is holding which temporary table

We have a SQL Server 2005 database the temp database has become full. By going into SQL Server Management Studio I can see all the temporary tables in the tempdb. Is it possible to tell which session ...
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Discrepancy between system catalog view and sp_change_users_login?

I want to check for orphaned users on a database. To that end, I use the following query on my SQL Server 2005 instance to get all users and their accompanying logins for a specific database (say ...
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EXCEPT operator vs NOT IN

The EXCEPT operator was introduced in SQL Server 2005 but what is the difference between NOT IN and EXCEPT ? Does it do the same? I would like a simple explanation with an example.
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Reinitializing Subscription Performance

I have 4 Servers, Servers A, B, C, D. Server A publishes a Replication instance, and Servers B, C, D have Pull Subscriptions to it. Server B's subscription needs to be Reinitialized, but I am ...
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what is difference between last_worker_time and last_elapsed_time in DMV sys.dm_exec_query_stats?

what is meaning of last_worker_time and last_elapsed_time in DMV sys.dm_exec_query_stats and what is differnce between them? when I fire below query SELECT TOP 20 qs.last_worker_time, ...
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Move/Copy unique entries only from TableA to TableB, if it's not in the destination table

I'm required to move every unique entry from TableA to TableB, it the unique entry from TableA is not already in TableB. Both tables look the same, they don't have any keys, but the combination of to ...
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Delete duplicates with specific columns as identifier

I'm required to delete all duplicate entries of a table. The duplicates are identified by two non-key values num (int) and com (varbinary(512)).. My amateur-ish SQLfoo lead me to this non-functioning ...
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Granting permission on a particular job to execute on SQL Server 2005

An user is requesting permission on a particular job. How can I give him access on job activity monitor which shows only that requested job?
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Quirk update for cumulative sum of chances for a raffle. What can go wrong?

I need to make a raffle where users have different chances. | USER | CHANCES | |------|---------| | A | 10 | | B | 25 | | Z | 15 | Looking in this answer: drawing a riffle ...
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What is the difference between Shrink Database and File?

DBCC ShrinkDatabase() DBCC ShrinkFile() Do I need to run both DBCC commands in order to shrink the database? What is the difference between these two above?
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SQL agent jobs appear as job id only

SQL Server 2005, I'm seeing about 100 'jobs' in the SQL Agent>jobs node in SSMS. They appear as hexadecimal strings not with their real names: If I query msdb..sysjobs, I see a much smaller list of ...
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Data Files Outgrowing Hardware - Split the File?

Where I'm currently working, the primary business database is located on a virtual server (SQL Server 2005 standard). The temp DB and logs are on one disk, the database itself on another. The SAN is ...
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Select only rows with minimum values from union table

SQL Server 2005 Here is a sampling of the data from a union of two tables (named "vProducts_All"): DBID UPC Price1 Price2 1 023614025559 689.0000 649.0000 2 ...
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Foreign keys can't be added because they exist but they don't exist!

I have a conundrum. I am re-engineering a sqlserver 2005 database, and in the course of doing so have attempted to correct a simple lookup table flaw between tblUsers, tblUserRoles, and tblRoles ...
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Join select queries on an id in SQL Server

I have three tables that SELECT from and I'd need to join the results. It feels like this should be a rather easy task but I struggle with the syntax. Working on Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise ...
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Clustered Index improvemens for particular queries

I found a table that looks like this: CREATE TABLE [dbo].Table1 ( id INT primary key IDENTITY (1, 1), [idUser] INT NOT NULL , [Amount] INT NOT NULL , [Attempts] INT NOT NULL , ...
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Keep track of time intensive stored procedure with prints

I am no database admin nor is my SQL-foo any good (yet), but have a few tasks to get done in MSSQL, and one is a rather time intensive procedure where I fetch from a CURSOR and WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = ...
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Store the resulting list of a SELECT in a variable to count AND use the result

I have stored procedure that uses a cursor and for every fetch a duplicate SELECT, once to determine the number of IDs found (SELECT COUNT(ID) FROM TableA WHERE something.. @cur_var) and if the ...
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Can you speed up this query to aggregate millions of rows?

We store our website traffic data in SQL Server 2005, like so: | Date | IPAddress | GalleryUserID | ThumbView | LargeView | ZoomView | | 2014-11-11 | 192.168.0.1 | 22 | true ...
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How to know the Database user Login History from begining? [closed]

I need to know one particular user's login and logout database history from beginning in SQL SERVER 2005. Can anyone help?
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How can I fix “Cannot perform a differential backup … a current database backup doesn't exist”?

We recently switched to the FULL recovery model, with full backups being done every weekend, and differentials being taken every day. The problem is, the differential backups don't always seem to ...
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Refactoring sql for tables with similar columns but different table names

I have the task of re-factoring a SQL script that performs a lot of unions from different tables. These tables have similar information, so the script queries the same columns as in each table, except ...
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How do I determine if a database is the principal in a mirroring setup?

I have two database servers Server1 and Server2, configured with mirroring. A single database, MirrorDB, is mirrored. There is another database on Server1 named OtherDB which is only present on ...
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Transaction Log Shipping across multiple SQL Server versions

I'm lead to believe that TLS is only appropriate/supported across the same versions of SQL Server. What I'm trying to do is to maintain a reporting (read only) version of a production transactional ...
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Create/Alter stored procedure without compiling

Is it possible to create or alter a stored procedure in SQL Server 2005* that doesn't compile the procedure? (* - yes, unfortunately, we still need to support 2005 as our minimum standard) I have a ...
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Why am I getting cardinality issues when querying a single table

I have the following query: SELECT [iri].[RateItemKey], [iri].[RateItemType] FROM [prism72].[dbo].[ispRateItem] AS [iri] WHERE [iri].[Status] = 1 AND ( ...
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Inconsistent information from different DMVs

I've a server with 12 GB of physical RAM. I just lowered its 'Max Server Memory (MB)' setting from 10 GB to 8 GB. If I look at the processes' committed memory in Perfmon, I see: select * from ...
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Delete from table where two of the three keys in another select

I have tableA which has 4 columns: IDA (bigint), IDB (int), IDC (varchar(255)) and comment (varchar(255)). The primary key is (IDA, IDB, IDC). I'm required to delete the records where the count of ...
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select random tuples but prefer old dates

With this table: CREATE TABLE T_TEST ( id int identity, somevalue varchar(256), lastupdate smalldatetime ); i want to select n random tuples which age is older than x days but prefer old tuples ...
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Set bit in Table A if values are present in Table B

I have two tables, Containing up to ~10 million entries. TableA which has 3 columns: IDA (bigint), IDB (int) and CHK (bit). (IDA, IDB) is the primary key. TableB which has 2 columns: IDA (bigint), ...
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SQL Server migration from 2005/2008 to 2012 [duplicate]

We need to upgrade two SQL Servers for our projects to SQL Server 2012. Since we’re not db-admins or familiar with such migrations, I wanted to ask you if you could tell me what we have to be aware of ...
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Problem installing SQL Server Standard Edition (9.0.1399.06) on Windows 8.1

I need to install SQL Server 2005 Standard on Windows 8.1 for specific software, I have installed SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP4 (9.0.5000) in the same O.S. without problems and running fine, but ...
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Restore database with different filename

I have to restore a new back up file daily (as an agent job, after first deleting the existing db) but the file name will vary as it will include the timestamp as well. How can I achieve this so ...
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Cannot shrink transaction log

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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The query processor could not produce a query plan

I'm getting this message: Msg 8624, Level 16, State 17, Line 1 Internal Query Processor Error: The query processor could not produce a query plan. For more information, contact Customer Support ...
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Difference in architecture between SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2012 [closed]

I've been asked to identify the architecture differences between Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2012. I've been pointed out to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb545450.aspx but I haven't ...
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moving all databases from SQL 2005 EXPRESS SP2 to SQL2005 Enterprise SP4

Thank you for such a great forums on web. I'm not a DBA specialist and my knowledge about SQL server is low so this simple issue is getting challenging for me. We have an old SQL Server express 2005 ...
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Best table schema to store daily hits for many items?

In my Sql Server 2005 database, I'm considering two ways of creating a table to track daily views on 100,000 items: Option 1) Each day would insert a new row for each item. So the table columns would ...
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How can I search the full text of a stored procedure for a value?

I use the following script to search the text of all stored procedures when I want to find specific values. SELECT ROUTINE_NAME, ROUTINE_TYPE FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.ROUTINES WHERE ROUTINE_DEFINITION ...
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Backup the whole SQL Server databases in one .bak file - SQL Server 2005

First I asked my question here: Migrate all databases from one SQL Server 2005 to another Many friends replied to it and I gathered lots of useful information. I have another scenario in which we ...
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ETL: extracting from 200 tables - SSIS data flow or custom T-SQL?

Based on my analysis, a complete dimensional model for our data warehouse will require extraction from over 200 source tables. Some of these tables will be extracted as part of an incremental load and ...
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Possible to CREATE EVENT NOTIFICATION with a different owner?

We are in the process of removing a previous dba login and he owns all the endpoints and event notification objects. Endpoints were easy to change; Event notification objects not so much. I found ...
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Is it possible to backup and restore part of a database in sql-server?

We have a sql-server 2005 database that we regularly transfer from our client site to ours. This takes a long time because we don't have a direct connection and have to transfer the file over their ...
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Count SQL Query [closed]

Hi all i'm just wondering if anyone could suggest the easiest way to write this query. The problem with writing the subquery HomePageHits this way is that is bring the same records for the Hits and ...
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How to reclaim the unused Space in a database

The database is almost of size 55GB. This database should have never grown to this size as some of the maintenance jobs were not running. I have deleted almost 30GB of data. Now the database size is ...
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Deny access to information schema in SQL Server

I am looking for the best way to disable access to the sys.tables / Information Schema for a user / group in SQL Server. I found this thread from 2008 It shows a way how to deny access on ...