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

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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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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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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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Merge reports 'You must rerun snapshot because current snapshot files are obsolete', gets caught in Death Loop

We have a very large Merge publication for a data warehouse with some large (.bcp files on the order of 20GB) fact tables that is causing us tremendous trouble. Specifically, we created a publication ...
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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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Where's my missing Sql Server Express 2005 Database space? Size and space available dont add up to 4G?

I recently deleted some data from a table that was not needed and growing to too big a size with this query which provided to me by a support tech... declare @mdate datetime set ...
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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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How can I get the correct offset between UTC and local times for a date that is before or after DST?

I currently use the following to get a local datetime from a UTC datetime: SET @offset = DateDiff(minute, GetUTCDate(), GetDate()) SET @localDateTime = DateAdd(minute, @offset, @utcDateTime) My ...
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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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Bidireccional synchronization between a local Sql Server 2005 database and a SQL Azure database 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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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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High I/O for part of query

I have a large query that I'm trying to tune. I write lots of queries but haven't done a lot of tuning. I've included a screenshot from SQL Sentry Plan Explorer Free (SSPEF): In the above part of ...
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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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SQL Server starts normally from Windows Services screen, but shows error through SQL Server Configuration Manager. Why?

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance that has worked fine for years. There have been no changes that I am aware of. Recently, I found that if I stop and then start the instance in SQL Server ...
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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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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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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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Powershell and SQL Script Execution in selected schemas

Any one please help me on this one also..I have got many schemas under one database. And in that database I have some SQL Scripts to be executed. My issue is that I should be able to execute those sql ...
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SQl Server Password Change after installation

I have installed SQL Server 2005, but at the time of installation I forgot to change my password. Now I can access my database only in window authentication mode, and I want to access the database in ...
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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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PowerShell to get database schemas

I am able to connect to a remote SQL Server with the instance name using PowerShell. I am using an XML file (something like a configuration file) which includes all my database details. PowerShell ...
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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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Error Authenticating Proxy Account when Executing SSIS job

I have a SQL Server instance that runs 5 scheduled tasks each night, each of which run SSIS packages. These packages have been running for years and the associated steps run via a Proxy Account ...
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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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Increasing 4 vCPUs to 8 vCPUs [closed]

Can anyone share their experience if they encountered any issues trying to provision extra CPUs for SQL Server running on VM ?
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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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XML Whitespaces/Unwanted Characters

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 ...
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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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Sql Server Maintenance Plan - Best Practices on Tasks and Scheduling

I am tasked with devising a maintenance plan for our Sql Server 2005 databases. I know for backups I want to do a daily full database backup and transactional log backups every 15 minutes. My problem ...
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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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What can cause a mirroring session to timeout then failover? SQL Server 2005

We have two production SQL Servers running SQL Server 2005 SP4 with cumulative update 3. Both servers run on physical machines that are identical. DELL PowerEdge R815 with 4 x 12 core CPUs and 512GB ...
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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 ...