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Unknown Error when attempting to run Import Data wizard

In SQL Server Mgmt Studio, when right-clicking on a database, choosing Tasks and selecting Import Data, we receive the below error message. Any idea what might be causing this? We are running SQL ...
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Displaying records in a SQL Server #temp_table [closed]

what's the select query syntax for displaying the content/records in a #temp_table on a SQL Server
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SSIS Package truncation and possible data loss (error code: 0xC020901C)

Good morning all, It's been 2 days now trying to figure out how to solve this issue, still no answer. Maybe you can help me out. Here is the thing. I have created an SSIS package to import data from ...
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SQL Query Optimizer - how does cost vary with resource availability

When the query optimizer calculates the cost of an execution plan, can you expect the plan to differ depending on the amount of resource available to it? Take the following scenario: You have a ...
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Cursors and concurrent users

I typically avoid cursor operations like the plaque, however, I have come across my first problem where using a cursor outperforms a query. So I am forced to use it. I have created an elaborate ...
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Change Data Capture missing changes for a specific record

I have enabled CDC in SQL Server and it generally works well but sometimes the changes are not recorded for some reason. And only for a couple of records. But then if I issue an UPDATE from SSMS, the ...
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Linked Server using ODBC too slow

The scenario is that developers used a linked server object on ServerM to reach ServerST. This linked server was setup as a "SQL Server" type using a domain login that exists as a login on ServerST. ...
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Scripting a maintenance plan

I created a maintenance plan for my SQL Server 2008 R2 using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). However, I am unable to export/convert it to a script, in case I need to redo it on another server. ...
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Restoring a database, changing recovery model

I regularly make a backup of my production database, then restore the same onto a test database, so developers can always have recent data for testing. The production database uses full recovery ...
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Why straight SQL query run faster than stored procedure?

I am facing-out a very surprising problem in SQL Server. The problem is when the query run in SSMS window it will return result in ~1 sec and when the query run through a stored procedure it will ...
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Maintenance plan backup and reload the same database

I want in my maintenance plan every night to copy the production database to a backup, and reload the newly-created backup into a test database. By reading here: Restore database - maintenance plan ...
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SSIS unpivot returns different results when run via a SQL agent job

I hope someone can help me. I have an SSIS package which grabs data from an excel (.xls) file, unpivots it from a rubbish format into a 'proper' format, transfers it to a SQL server 2008 R2 db, and ...
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SQL Server Multiple JOINS with Table Value Function - query never ends

I have a query with 4 joins using a table value function to get the data and when I execute it the query never ends. Issue Details Table valued function: CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[GetIndicator] ( ...
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Why do I need to backup the Database Master Key?

When I make a Database Master Key for a database: CREATE MASTER KEY ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'Some Long Password' This page from Microsoft recommends I back it up offsite: ...
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Why does transaction log continue to grow in Simple recovery mode with nightly backups

Before immediately marking as duplicate, I have read Mike Walsh's Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space?, but I don't think it gave an answer to my situation. I looked through ...
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Database events that will cause deletion of index

In SQL server if we try to change a data type of a column having index ,then it deletes the indexes associated with that column and changes the data type . I was not aware of it and was faced problem ...
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Alert when Job isn't triggered

I have a Sql Job on my server that is triggered nightly from a remote server (once it has completed its backups). I have successfully configured the job to notify me when it fails, but I would like ...
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Backup Certificate SQL Server and return bytes with a Select Statement

I have a certificate in a database in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. I want to get a copy of the certificate so I can burn it onto a USB device and put it in a safe. I don't want to have to go onto the ...
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Is Information in sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats reliable

I'm archiving data from an old system that has no documentation. Lucky me... I'd like to find out when the tables were created, last accessed etc. Can I trust that this query will give me the correct ...
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I am trying to implement Scott Chamberlain's code in SQL Server 2008 R2 . Getting Assembly not present errors

I am trying to use Scott Chamberlain's code, here: http://dba.stackexchange.com/a/17466/45380 I was able to compile it and create the DLL, but now when I try to run SQL CREATE ASSEMBLY I get: Msg ...
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Can I update every datetime in bulk?

The current database assumes all times are local to the user. Now we're changing this so the database stores everything in UTC and our application converts the UTC time in the database to the correct ...
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User defined data types causing implicit conversions

user defined datatypes, i'm looking at some execution plans and seeing implicit conversions happening in the background when a var is declared of type user defined data type and pulling a value into ...
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Run SSIS task regardless of checkpoint

Is it possible to make a task always run, regardless of whether the package starts from scratch or from a checkpoint restart?
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Full Text Search Term Casing Affects Results

I have been experiencing a full text problem when searching using CONTAINS. I have the full text catalog accent sensitive setting set to false. The table contains following rows: Microsoft C# ...
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List all tables that a specific login has permissions [duplicate]

This might be repetitive, but I haven't found a solution that serves my purpose 100%. What I'd like to achieve is to have a script (or SP) that'll list all tables that a user has permissions on. Any ...
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How to find when change tracking was enabled?

How can I determine when change tracking was enabled on a table in a SQL database? Assume that this table has a regular cleanup routine, which means that looking at the oldest record in the change ...
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Reporting services scheduled reports are clogging up sql job history log

This is a bit of a cross-disciplinary question - Hopefully I’ve posted in the right place. SQL server 2008 R2 Question: How can I limit the number of rows in [sysjobhistory] for specific jobs, ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2, error creating file for FileStream

I'm trying to create a file to add to a filestream file group and I get the error: Msg 5120, Level 16, State 106, Line 1 Unable to open the physical file "d:\data\filestreamstore.mdf". Operating ...
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How to tell what invoked a trigger in SQL Server?

I'm working on a legacy SQL Server application, with close to 3,000 tables and more than 10,000 stored procedures. One of those stored procedures is deleting some needed data from a table. I don't ...
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How to run mssql server dependent application to mysql workbench [closed]

I am very new in mysql workbench. I have created an application in c# which uses sql server 2008 r2 database. Now i have migrated my database on mysql workbench. i want to run my application now. My ...
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How to write a query which finds all circular references when a table references itself? (II)

I have the following schema (names changed), which I cannot change: CREATE TABLE MyTable ( Id INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, ParentId INT NOT NULL ); ALTER TABLE MyTable ADD FOREIGN KEY ...
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How to deploy SSIS package with XML config, using SQL agent

I wonder if anyone can help me with a question. Context I've created a database which needs a front end in MS Excel. When the user presses upload button I want it to start an SSIS package which moves ...
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How to avoid copy of audit trace files

My database is copying all of SQL-Server trace data file everyday. The result is I have to delete them manually everyday because hard disk gets filled. How can I stop this?
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SQL Server database Mirroring on different servers

I tried to perform SQL Server database Mirroring(with SQL Server 2008R2). And I got success to perform mirroring with "High Safety" mode. And for that I have used three instances of SQL Server ...
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Sql Server Agent Job

In my local SQL Server 2008 I created a scheduled job (like daily email will send to particular user from the database based on condition). Now I decided to host my schedules in hosting server so can ...
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What are the risks (if any) of sharing a service account on more than one server?

I use domain accounts for SQL Server service accounts. Sometimes, when I have multiple servers that are logically or thematically related, I'll use the same set of domain accounts for the service ...
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Joins between linked servers are dangerous, so can we just load the data into a local table before doing the join?

I was just reading the following article which states that it's a worst practice to do JOINs between two linked servers. The only alternative I can see is to get the necessary data from both linked ...
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Fixing an error 9004 without taking the database offline

My database (SQL Server 2008 r2) is running fine but I’m getting the following error in my event log. Error: 9004, Severity: 23, State: 6. An error occurred while processing the log for database ...
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Should I shrink my database?

I have a 1.2Tb SQL Server 2008 R2 database which is more than 50% empty, because I migrated a lot of functionality to PostgreSql. The database is still in use, and still somewhat growing, but I do not ...
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How do I place leading zeros for numbers less than 10 without affecting those 10+?

Probably a newb question, but... I have a table with a VARCHAR field containing numbers 1 through 300. I need to place a leading zero in front of any numbers less than 10 while retaining the original ...
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It is mandatory to create a route when creating an event notification?

I'm starting with service broker. Already managed to setup an event notification for blocked processes based on this answer and it's working flawlessly. Then I wanted to setup another one to notify ...
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difference between index REBUILD and REORGANIZE in relation to recompile in SQL Server 2008 R2

Does the INDEX REORGANIZE index cause recompilation of the stored procs the same way as INDEX REBUILD
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How to display posted on date and time like1 hr ago or 30 min ago

i want to show the posted date like 1 hr ago.. or 30 min ago.. declare @date datetime ='2014-07-24 11:50:22.033'; SELECT CASE WHEN DATEPART(DD,@date)=DATEPART(DD,GETDATE()) THEN CASE WHEN ...
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Securing an Internet Database Connection

I am looking to setup a website and database that are connected via the internet, and am looking to secure the connection. The connection will probably not be over a VPN, so shall be openly exposed. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 memory issue

I have read many posts regarding the memory but still its not clear. I have dedicated server SQL Server 2008 R2 with Windows 2008 R2, 32 GB RAM, 2 6 core processor and a database of around 60 GB on ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 convert collation

I have an existing database that uses the Arabic_CI_AS collation, but I need to convert it to SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS the default collation for the server, but the problem is when I use the ...
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full text index not being updated

I have a table that has a full text index defined on it. Change tracking is set to 'Automatic' but I can see that 'Table Full-Text Pending Changes' is set to '58429', and recently added rows (for the ...
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Merge Replication - Merge initial data contained on subscriber

I have two identically structured databases on two separate servers. Both have different data within them. I have set one of them up with merge replication as a publisher and I want the other to be ...
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How to provision the SQL Server Agent service after SQL Server Edition upgrade

I have upgraded SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to SQL Server Standard Edition. After I have upgraded it, the SQL Server Agent was stopped. I have tried to start but it fails. Only when I have changed ...
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Use of Trigger After a Transaction

I have a scenario where there is a transaction being executed to update a few tables. On one of these tables there is a trigger that accesses the data on those tables, but is only planned to be on ...