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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 COUNT(...
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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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SQL Server edition support [closed]

Does anyone know whether Microsoft supports SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition SP2 anymore? The following is from reported from @@version Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.5000.00 (X64) Dec 10 2010 ...
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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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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 ( [iri].[RateItemType]...
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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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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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MDF/TempDB Growth, SQL Server 2005 Enterprise

Here's my scenario: SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Records from Database A being added to Database B Size of Database A MDF file: 3.15 GB I have separate drives for Data, Logs, and System. I ran a T-...
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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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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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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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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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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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XML Whitespaces/Unwanted Characters [closed]

Could anyone help on how to remove white spaces from an XML file? I used the following code that i got from Mikael Eriksson on Stack Exchange to extract the site id: cast(msg as xml).value('(/...
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SQL Server 2005 to 2012 Replication, cannot access replicated data

I have created publication (snapshot, small table with 10 rows) on MS SQL Server 2005. Then, I created push subscription on MS SQL Server 2012. When I try to select data form table, process takes ...
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Backup without using SQL Server Management Studio

I am trying to take a backup on a Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 installed on it. But, there is no SQL Server Management Studio on it. How can I take full backup of a particular database.
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Insert data in relation table and into data table with less query cost

I have a similar table layout: create table data ( id int identity primary key , value int not null); create table relation (id int identity primary key , ...
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Sales by month cross tab query using pivot

I am trying to show sales by month using PIVOT in Sql Server 2005. I know it's a common question, but I just can't figure out what I am missing here: select ShippedYear, 1 as Jan, 2 as Feb from ( ...
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SQL Server 2005 Log Truncate - how long for a 60Gb log; mins, hours or days? [closed]

I have taken over an old website. To cut a long story short the people that host the computer, backup all the database files, but there is no maintenance plan in place for the backup (e.g. they ...
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The dump database on a SSD disk is slowly restored in SQL Server

I prepared new server for my DB on Windows 2008R2 + SQL Server 2005 SP4. I always estimated time of restore database of a backup as time of copying of the file of a backup at that place where the ...
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DBCC CHECKDB reports torn page. How do I find what is in the torn page?

Using SQL Server 2005 I get the following error when running DBCC CHECKDB SQL Server detected a logical consistency-based I/O error: torn page (expected signature: 0x55555555; actual signature:...
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Make a Copy of a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database from a Mirror Copy

I have a SQL mirror database in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. I would like to get a copy of it as a new database so I have the ability to read, write, and backup the database. I cannot break the ...
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Duplicate Statistics?

I have been looking at poorly performing stored procedure that performs well for larger customer databases. I believe the reason is that SQL Server has not had time to properly create good statistics ...
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converting then outputting varbinary(max) FOR XML PATH

I have a vendor application that has stored some of its text data in a varbinary(max) column. I am exporting this data (from several tables with different data types), ideally using FOR XML PATH. What ...
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Replicating a View to a Table. Issues with schema binding, view indexing

I am rather new to this. On my development server, I have 3 views that get live data from another database on a private internal server. Sample structure: DevDB --> Tables --> Views ...
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how to resolve mssqlsystemresource.mdf corruption?

Desperate for help, but fearing the worst here :( Something crashed SQLSERVER 2005 this afternoon approx 3pm. Since then I have been trying to get running again. Original log file messages told that ...
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SQL Server 2005 CHECKCATALOG fails

CHECKCATALOG is failing on a database that originated in SQL Server 2000. I am getting errors of the type: Msg 3853, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Attribute (object_id=489156888) of row (object_id=...
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how can I install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition on Windows 8.1 [closed]

I can't install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition on Windows 8.1.
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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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Store n:m data with most n:1 tuples

I have these tables: create table data ( id int identity not null, ref int not null ); create table reference ( refid int not null ); with ~2 million rows in data and ~200k rows in ...
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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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Get complete value of varchar(max) field - SQL Server 2005

I have searched for a couple of hours but cannot find the exact solution for this. In my SQL Server 2005 database table (tableA) there is a varchar(max) column. I want to get complete value of that ...
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Why Are My Mirrored Databases Changing States on Their Own?

Setup: SQL Server 2005 w/SP4 64-bit Standard for all three servers Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise w/SP1 64-bit for all three servers 01 is designated as the Principal 02 is designated as the ...
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What is the proper way to store a full table of data outside of a database? It needs to be able to be restored as well

I have a large SQL Server 2005 database that hasn't had the best maintenance over the years (I just took it over recently). There are around 100 tables that can be completely removed from the ...
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Full Text Catalog not populating

I just created a full text catalog : Enable full text (right click on db => file => enable ful text indexing) Create catalog (Storage => Fulle text Catalog => New Catalog => "FTCatalog" => OK) Add ...
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Do not lock the whole table on select statement

I have a table that is constantly updated by some scripts. The scripts are adding new values and changing tuples but never deleting any tuple. I need to run some queries, that use all rows in the ...
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Flush procedure cache or drop and create?

Okay I had a very strange issue today on SQL Server 2005. We had a stored procedure update that added new parameters to part of it. One database out of ~150 or more seem to not work properly. Using ...
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What is DBCC CHECKIDENT current column value

DBCC CHECKIDENT output includes a "current identity value" and a "current column value". I can see that "current identity value" is the identity that will be assigned to the next row. But what is the "...
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How does IDENTITY_INSERT affect concurrency?

I am trying to help a customer with a 3rd party SAP add-on that has a posting glitch and has gone out-of-support. Under certain circumstances, it archives and incomplete post from the posting queue ...
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Queries for unique names from a site table using multiple criteria

So I'm just learning SQL but have wound up as a database manager. The software they use is overall easy but is very restrictive in the reports it can create, though it does allow custom SQL reports. ...
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How to restore Network backup to Network Path in SQL Server 2005?

I am trying to restore network backup file to network path.. is there any way to do it? I am using SQL Server 2005 and code.... RESTORE DATABASE DB_NAme FROM DISK = N'\\NetworkPath\...