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

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IF NOT NULL then UPDATE else keep the value of the field

I think I am somehow close to get it work, but for some reason I still get errors. I have the following UPDATE query: UPDATE DeviceAttribute SET Details = CASE Name WHEN 'Accessories' THEN ...
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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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Why is SQL running the same query longer from another connection? [closed]

Here is the issue overview: Why does my stored procedure run faster when executed localy vs remotely? Dont jump to any conclusion just yet, let me explain what I mean... Here is the setup: A Windows ...
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What alternatives exist when a table requires too many foreign keys?

We have a base table that defines parts and holds information like part number, description, price, weight, etc. We also have approximately 400 tables that reference the base table and provide ...
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SQL Server 2005 Database move and rationalisation - Recommended maintenance processes

We're moving a SQL Server 2005 database to a new server and upgrading to 2008, and I'm looking for some advice and reassurance that our approach is correct. I inherited this database and it came to ...
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SQL update set column = @ parameter

doeas anyone knows how to update a table where column = @parameter WHERE SELECT Basically I have a table with the following values. Table name is UserAttribute ID|Name |Properties| ...
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Primary key with “NOT FOR REPLICATION” option

I have recently taken over a project, and I have discovered that in most tables the primary key has the property "NOT FOR REPLICATION". I'm no DBA, but surely in most databases, a record without a ...
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how to add attachment(text file) to database mail?

I have scenario Daily i run a sql job to apply a new updates to one table - this job will create one text file daily - text file contains all new updates I can send a mail to client that job is ...
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Find transactions that are filling up the version store

we have enabled the "READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT" for some of our SQL Server 2005 databases. Now from time to time we see that our TempDB is filling up the harddisk and we suspect the version store to be ...
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Email alerts and Server Side Tracing

This question is in regards to SQL 2005 and email alerts on long running queries. Does this sound like the best approach (with the least impact to the server) to receiving alerts to long running ...
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Is there a way that I can export a list of all table triggers on a server?

I have two SQL Server instances that I manage. One is a SQL Server 2000 instance, and the other is 2005. Some where, on these servers, I recall setting up a couple table triggers that were executed ...
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How do I understand this deadlock?

I have two threads doing inserts into a table at the same time, causing a deadlock. The interaction with the table is in a new transaction, so I'm pretty confident there is nothing else going on here. ...
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SQL Server 2000 database attach error to SQL Server 2005

I have a SQL Server 2000 database (mdf and ldf). When I try to attach it, using SQL Server Management Studio Express 2005, I get this error: Attach database failed for Server 'XXXXX\SQLEXPRESS'. ...
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Restoring a differential backup in SQL server 2005

I have created a full back up of my database by executing the line below in my application: Dim Query As String = "backup database Ari to disk='G:\Documents and Settings\i\Desktop\BKAR\" & ...
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Restoring a differential backup in SQL server 2005 [duplicate]

I have created a full back up of my database by executing the line below in my application: Dim Query As String = "backup database Ari to disk='G:\Documents and Settings\i\Desktop\BKAR\" & ...
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Help with tricky update statement

I've tried writting this update statement every possible way I can think of but I either wind up producing invalid results or run into a syntax barrier. I have two table variables: DECLARE ...
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FETCH API_CURSOR causing open transaction in tempDB

A select statement run from Oracle 11gR1 to SQL Server 2005 using Gateway leaves an open transaction in tempdb. The user is a datareader in Database XYZ. Not sure why the open tran is in tempDB when ...
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Consolidating indexes

I have one big table that is used to generate business intelligence cube. Currently it has around 40M rows and 55 columns. A lot of the cube dimensions are generated by running 'select distinct' on a ...
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Scheduling a backup in SQL Server 2005

I am trying to schedule back up in SQL Server 2005 with management option. I am unable to find database name while scheduling a backup with full option. Database name is not over there in selected ...
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Can I run a Report Server and a Mirror server from a working Log Shipping secondary instance? [closed]

Our setup: City A - Primary server for logshipping City B - Secondary server for logshipping Now there is a lot of data being updated from A - B. And the server in City B is underutilized, and it ...
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Different results rebuilding an index online and offline

I have a non-clustered, non-unique index on a foreign key column of type bigint. When I rebuild the index online, the average fragmentation drops to 3%, with 2 fragments, and 30 pages. When I run ...
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SQL Server 2005 Replication

I am in the process of creating Replication between 2 Remote Servers, server 1 is the Distributor and Publisher and server 2 is the Subscription. server 1 windows 2003 server 192.168.10.1 connected ...
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Index Evaluation

I have been doing some index evalaution on a table and this is the first time I have ever looked at how well indexes are performing so and would like some advice on a certain index. The non ...
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SQL Server 2005 not collecting logins in the log file

I am currently running SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition on a Windows 2003 server machine. I have gone to the properties of the server and confirmed that the Login Auditing is set to both failed and ...
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Is my SQL Server 2005 Maintenance Plan running twice a day?

I'm a new DBA trying to discover how a production Reports server is setup. I did find a Maintenance Plan. It does show to be scheduled to run in a Job at 1am each day. Here's my dilemma: When I ...
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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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Find orphaned users

In SQL Server 2005, is there a way to find users that either don't exist at the server level (an account that was deleted at server level but wasn't disassociated from databases before it was deleted) ...
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Can I launch a stored procedure and immediately return without waiting for it to finish?

We have a stored procedure that users can run manually to get some updated numbers for a report that's used constantly throughout the day. I have a second stored procedure that should be run after ...
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Everyone warns against shrinking a database, but will it work in my case? 1 GB db with tables removed now 100 MB

Everyone is warning against shrinking a database, e.g. SQLAuthority But will it be a valid option in my case? The database was originally more than 1 GB, but with a table removed from it (moved to ...
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Adding indices to views

I have a table that contains XML data in a varchar type field. This field is used to store data from a variety of different XML schemas some of which are related via a record stored in another table. ...
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Getting the exact edited data from a column in SQL Server

I have two Tables: Articles(artID, artContents, artPublishDate, artCategoryID, publisherID). ArticleUpdated(upArtID, upArtContents, upArtEditedData, upArtPublishDate, upArtCategory, ...
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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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One CPU in a 32-core system is getting to 100% usage and hurting performance

I am experiencing a problem with one server. It has 32 cores and seems to be well-configured in all aspects (memory, hard disk drives...). Performance Dashboard is not showing blocks or deadlocks and ...
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32-bit ODBC driver on 64-bit SQL Server [closed]

I am unable to use an ODBC 64-bit driver with SSMS 2012 running on a SQL Server 2012 64-bit instance. However, I believe that the 32-bit driver works. My question is can I use SSMS 2005 32-bit to ...
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SQL Server Restore a SINGLE table from a backup [duplicate]

on SQL Server 2005, we do a weekly full backup with nightly incremental backups. I want to know if it is possible to restore a single table from a backup, either to the source database or a ...
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How can I install a provider for linked server?

I have a provider for a linked server called PervasiveOLEDB.11.0 installed on a sql server 2005 machine. It always me to have a connection to a pervasive sql database. I would like to use this same ...
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Can one assign a performance score to a stored proc to compare performance of 2 procs

I have an existing stored procedure, and an updated version of that same stored procedure where changes have been made, but the same resultset is returned. The updated version of the procedure ...
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Update row based on match to previous row

I have the following table: Declare @m_TestTable table ( RowID int, OrderNo nvarchar(10), DetailID int, FirstUniqueDetailEntry int ) Insert into ...
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Does rowlocks on index cause keylocks? : Transaction (Process ID xy) was deadlocked, example included

I am currently experiencing the error (logged via traceID 1222 ): keylock hobtid= 8205698989 objectname=mydb.dbo.Orders indexname = _dta_Index_Orders_5_120345_K1_K2_7_1 id=lock43fe181 mode=S ...
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How do you avoid a foreign key constraint creating deadlocks?

So I have two tables that create a deadlock. The application literally do nothing but update two different tables in two different transactions. There is a foreign key constraint (not cascading, just ...
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2 databases in sql server 2005 “Production Server”

Can 2 databases decrease the performance in a sql 2005 production server? Server specs: Dell Power edge 2950, 2 Quad core Xeon, 16 GB of RAM, 3x73 GB sata hard drive hot plug, windows server 2003 R2 ...
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Possible to query all SQL Server Indexes which have page locks enabled?

Is it possible to run a SQL Server Query in order to view all SQL Server Indexes which have page locks enabled?
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SQL Server replication subscriptions marked as inactive

Is there any way to force SQL Server NOT to mark subscriptions as inactive, ever? It happens sporadically when there are connection issues and I don't want to have to reinitialize the subscription ...
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Can 2 tables lock each other if concurrent read/update do not affect same rows? pagelocks off

Can 2 tables cause a deadlock, if the pagelocks are off, and the rows are not related. E.g. Query 1 runs for a few seconds Select * from Orders where CustomerID = 1 and DateOrdered between @D1 and ...
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How to get a list of global temporary tables in the current database?

I am trying to get a list of the global temporary tables that are currently active. There seems to be an issue with them bumping in to each other (same name). As the 'acting' dba, trying to sort out a ...
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Could not find stored procedure

I created a procedure to rebuild indexes with a cursor. Instead of executing properly, I get an error message: Msg 2812, Level 16, State 62 Could not find stored procedure What to do to get ...
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Inside SQLOS – Scheduling

Using SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition SP1 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For each logical processor core on SQLOS has a scheduler assigned to it. Those scheduler can be viewed as status ...
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Conditional WHERE clause

I have, from what I can tell, a unique question. I would like to know if there's a way to construct a query in which the existence of the actual where clause itself is conditional. I'm writing a ...
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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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Tuning reads (or perhaps the truncate!) for unusual database structure requiring regular truncates

We have an unusual database structure (I leave the reasoning for another question), that in it's current form requires a regular truncation and recreation of allot of row (about 1 million). We're ...