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

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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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A transition table, is it a good idea?

I'm writing an application that stores a project's C++ API representation. For example, I have tables like Class, Function, FunctionParameter, DerivedClass, BaseClass, and so on. Every once in a ...
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What is this upside-down silver key icon

I inherited a SQL Server 2005 3rd party server and database to look into to be able to generate reports and dashboards on. On one table, I found a new icon: a blue-silver upside-down key, alongside ...
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Trying to attach a .mdf with missing .ldf [on hold]

I am trying to attach a .mdf database file to a SQL Servre 2005 however we do NOT have the .ldf and have been unsuccessful in all our attempts to date. I should also mention there is no back-up to ...
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Receiving Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 16 when trying to deploy SSRS Report

Our SSRS reports have stopped working. I tried re-deploying it but got a message stating that Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 16 an internal error occurred on the report server If checked ...
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SQL Server Concise List Of Trace Flags

I did my 5 minute research and have not come up with a concise list, or even a list really except for Trace Flags (2012) which is a bit lacking. Looking at this query which uses 8691, I was wondering ...
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How to improve Procedure Cache Hit Ratio?

From what I can tell Procedure Cache Hit Ratio below 95% is a problem. On my box, the values hover from 85 to 95%. How do I fix this issue? The server seems to have plenty of RAM so that ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server 2012 - Dropping Snapshots takes hours

We recently did a SQL Server upgrade from 2005 to 2012. We have a nightly job that drops a snapshot of an active database. The snapshots gets created again later in the day. Before upgrading, in SQL ...
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Selecting 'edge' records in a sequence of data

I have a table of items which run sequentially by date with both a start and end for each entry: ID | Start | End ---------------------------------------- 1 | 2012-08-20 00:00 | ...
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SQL Server : how to disable connections to a linked server?

SQL Server Linked Server to default instance - service is disabled but connection is still possible I have a server called SWLON1 that has SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 r2 installed. The SQL ...
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Can I restore a database to a point of time without backup?

I have an SQL 2005 database with logging set to FULL but without any backups. Is it possible to restore it to a point of time?
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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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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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ODBC Data Source SQL Server Connection - Login Failed For User

I have moved my database from an SQL 2005 to a server with SQL 2008. I am now trying to create an ODBC Data Source. I am using "With SQL Server authentication using a login ID and password ...
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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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Adding around 200 rows in a table grows size of the table by 400kb where avg row size is 0.2KB

We are running into an issue where if we look at the avg row size (0.2kb) x number of rows (200) inserted in one of our table, the size should grow by around 40 KB. However the total used space has ...
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How do I prevent my clients viewing my database definition when it is installed on their server?

I want to give my database to the client to install on their server. However, I want to deny the client rights to see the tables and stored procedures and also want to restrict that database to run ...
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SQL logins Audit for SQL Server 2005/2008

For the Security Audit of SQL servers 2005/8 R2, We are looking for a method which can list us SQL accounts which have not changed password for last X days. For a single login we can do it via ...
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Table structure for many custom profiles

I'm currently developing an bulk-email campaign manager that will allow customers to upload as much information as they would like on their subscribers. For example, I have a basic profile that is ...
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Displaying query plans in Server Management Studio

Another SQL server question: I have a simple query that gives me the most CPU intensive SQL since the counters were reset: select top 10 sum(qs.total_worker_time) as total_cpu_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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Why and how sometimes I get the “absent table error” while there are definitely Sch-M lock?

I have a synthetic test, which reproduces some error we have on the production environment. Here are the 2 scripts to reproduce it: 1st DBCC TRACEOFF(-1,3604,1200) WITH NO_INFOMSGS; SET NOCOUNT ON; ...
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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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Detecting and fixing database corruption on SQL Server mirrored database

I’m new to my current company and we have a System Administrator but no DBA. In the past I’ve taken care of DBA related issues at other companies. I’ve run into and corrected database corruption in ...
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Manage multiple short-term tables with same schema or use single table for short-term data?

My team has proposed to store session state data for each open client session in a table in the database. The application server creates a new table for each client session as the user logs in via ...
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Need to query records based on Date only (Sample Query given)

sSQL = " SELECT ordID, ordName, ordDate, ordShipping, ordStateTax, ordHandling, ordTotal, ordDiscount, ordPrivateStatus FROM orders WHERE (ordStatus = 7) " I want to display orders that ...
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sp_send_dbmail fails when mailing queries, but no error returned, query just hangs

I have an issue SQL Server 2005. sp_send_dbmail fails when mailing out with the result of a query (inline or attatchment). No error message is given / reported, the query just keeps executing but ...
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Problem to access the SQL Server

I have SQL Server 2005 which is installed on server machine. I was working fine on SQL server before I change the server machine IP. I changed server machine IP to host the Web Service on it. But ...
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Cleaning disabled SQL agent jobs in SQL Server 2005 and above

For many of our old servers, we have found that there are lot of SQL agent jobs which were either run as an ad-hoc for instant purpose and now no more needed OR Jobs which are not functional/working ...
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Add linked server from SQL-Server to MySQL: “Data source name not found” (Error:7303)

I'm trying to link my SQL-Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with MySQL 5.5.40 on a different computer. I have followed this guide: ...
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How do I load this SAS text file to SQL Server 2005

Every 3 months, I have to load several fixed-width text files into our SQL Server 2005 database. They can have anywhere from 5 to 798 columns (seriously) and the columns change pretty regularly. ...
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Impact of changing char(10) to varchar(12) on massive table

I have a table in a database in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 server that is 16gb in size and has 58 million rows. It has a column called 'balance_forward' that is char(10) (Unusual choice for a ...
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What are the implications of upgrading statistics SQL Server [closed]

I Have a SQL Server 2005 DB, with 500Gb of Data. The Statics do not upgrade from 2010 and this past saturday were updated. Yesterday the querys on DB were very slow and caused bad response times. ...
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I want to make stored procedure for the TABLE1 that have another table2 column which is not primary key in sql server

I have two table Maker(maker_id(PK), maker_code, maker_desp) Model(model_id(PK), model_code, model_desp, maker_id(FK)) Now I have a gridview 2 in asp.net c# MAKER TABLE (GRIDVIEW 1): Maker_id, ...
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Can I throttle individual databases instances on one SQL Server 2005 box

I am running a very old server that has a database that is being permanently retired within 14 months. My company will not invest anymore in hardware or software for this system as we are moving to a ...
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maximum allocate RAM for MS SQL Server

I have MS SQL Server with different size of RAM. So I would like to control the values which are set for the RAM. Somewhere I read a 'rule' to calculate the maximum of RAM. These SQL Server are only ...
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Job Schedule view

I'm trying to create a view for a report so that I can easily keep track of all of the backups that I have scheduled on a server. All of these backups are scheduled in subplans of a maintenance plan, ...
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How can I backup a large SQL Server database without impacting performance?

We've had reports of queries running slowly or timing out early in the morning, and the only job I see running that I think could affect this is our database backup job. The database itself is about ...
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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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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's better for large changes to a table: DELETE and INSERT every time or UPDATE existing?

I am making a project where I need to change around 36K records in one table daily. I'm wondering what will perform better: delete rows and insert new ones, or update already existing rows For me ...
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Save multiple SQL jobs in single files

I'm using SQL Server 2005 and I need to save every SQL agent job in single 'create in' *.sql files. The problem is that I got about 20 SQL Server with 15 (up to 51) SQL jobs. How can I export these ...
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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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Proxy Account SSIS and NETWORK SERVICE

I currently have an instance of SQL running as NETWORK SERVICE which for various reasons I can't change. I have a maintenance plan running under a proxy account which has access to a network share to ...
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I/O is frozen on database databasename

On SQL Server 2005 log report, everyday I receive the following message: I/O is frozen on database databasename. Is it serious ? How to resolve it ?
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What risks are there if we enable read committed snapshot in sql-server?

I have read here that some extra data will be stored per row so we might see a performance degradation but what other risks are there? eg. Will this affect recovery of the database? Is there anything ...
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table partition in order to solve frequent deadlock issues - how would I know if it will work?

I use sql server 2005 enterprise edition and have a subscriber DB - part of a transactional replication - that is used for Business Intelligence purposes - they run reports out of it, and SSIS ...