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Security implications disabling promotion of distributed transaction for linked server

I've a a linked server and I need to run the following statement: INSERT INTO...EXEC linkedserver.sp @parameter Both servers SQL Server 2008R2 SP1. Once I run it I get this error: Msg 7391, ...
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How to create new table with same constraints and indexes?

I am Creating a new table with Primary Key Constraints and a Non Clustered Index in that table. I know, I would like to create another table with same structure and values as well keys and indexes ...
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Backup Restore Procedure error SQL Server 2008 R2

We use a stored procedure to do a backup and restore of databases as a copy function. This allows our front end users to spin up sites from pre created template databases. Lately we've been getting ...
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How to get accurate row counts in partitions in a table

I am trying to fetch row counts in each partition for a table. But I got confused as in sys.partitions row counts is on basis of indexes. So how can I get exact row count for partitions in a table.
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Intentionally recursive instead of insert trigger does not want to nest

I have been struggling to get an instead of trigger to recursively call itself. The idea is that when a row gets inserted into my table the trigger is placed on, based upon certain conditions ...
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Upgraded from SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to SQL Server 2014

I've upgraded my SQL Server from the 2008 R2 Express edition to a full standard version of SQL Server 2014. Now I'm running them both side by side. But my problem is how can I abandon the 2008 version ...
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Recurring Memory Issues

We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server with 32GB or RAM running SQL Server 2008R2, along with an IIS server. The machine is also used as a backup server. The problem is, periodically (every week or ...
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SLEEP_TASK and PAGELATCH_XX peaking after upgrade to R2 SP1

I wanted to just add a comment to this question: SLEEP_TASK Wait Type in SQL Server - What does it indicate? But I'm having not only SLEEP_TASK wait but also PAGELATCH_SH and PAGELATCH_EX wait types. ...
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DBCC CheckDB causing high values for resource_semaphore wait type

On one of our production server, where SQL Server 2008R2 (Service Pack 2) is installed with 24 GB memory and 24 CPU cores grouped into two NUMA nodes, we are facing high counts for resource_semaphore ...
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Find day values in bigint date?

This query is working good. select DATENAME(DW,getdate()) AS [Weekday] My Problem is suppose I give input values like select DATENAME(DW,InvoiceDate) AS [Weekday] from store; is not working in ...
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How to SELECT multiple COUNT(*) columns with each GROUP BY having a different WHERE clause?

I have the following schema: CREATE TABLE Person ( PersonId int PRIMARY KEY ) CREATE TABLE Action ( ActionId int PRIMARY KEY, PersonId int NOT NULL FOREIGN KEY REFERENCES Person(PersonId), ...
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Suppressing the removal of trailing zeros in numeric data type in sql server

I initially declared the data type of the columns for some of the tables i am working on as "NUMERIC". cause of that, trailing zeros are being removed. Is there anyway to suppress this behavior? i ...
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Shrinking large DB file not working

I have a 5 TB database file (don't ask why) that I am cleaning up. I was already able to free over a TB and I will probably end up at 2.5 TB. All best-practice advice aside, I need to now shrink this ...
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Using ODBC Connection to Access Firebird Database

I have an ODBC connection to a Firebird database that tests successfully. Is there a way to use this ODBC connection within SQL Server 2008 R2 to access the tables? I haven't used Linked Servers ...
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GRANT CONTROL SERVER when user may be an entity owner

I have a login called user1. He only has the role of public. I want to grant CONTROL SERVER to him. So from sa I run this query USE [master] GRANT CONTROL SERVER TO [user1] Which gives me this ...
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Giving server-role to login breaks stored procedures

I have a login called user1. user1 can execute storedprocedure [Test].[SP1] EXEC [Test].[TestSortation] EXEC [TestSortation] Both of the above commands work. Now if I give the user1 the server ...
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How to find duration in a dataset

I have a dataset of the following structure: Target, PollTime, Value ------------------------ 1. A, 2013-12-13 13:31:44.000, 15.00 2. A, 2013-12-13 13:32:44.000, 16.00 3. A, 2013-12-13 13:33:44.000, ...
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Does SQL check each And condition if first condition fails? [duplicate]

For a query of below kind does sql process data for each And condition if first And condition fails? If Emp_ID is not 12 for a row then does it check condition of Emp_Name? So how SQL process this ...
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SQL agent job, why is the job history showing that a step is still running even though the job has completed

I have a sql agent job that runs Powershell as its first step (there are 3 steps in total). I have set this step to have 2 retries, with a 3 minute retry interval. When I look into the job history, ...
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Transactional Replication

SQL server 2008 R2. I have set up transactional replication on 40 tables in a database (other tables don't replicate). There was an issue in the morning and it is fixed now. I resynchronised the ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Error while Installing

I had Sql Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Installed on my machine, Two Named instances, Default Instance was Sql Server Express. and there was another named Instance Evaluation Enterprise Edition. ...
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Management Studio Generate Script Errors

I am trying to generate a script (right click database, tasks, generate scripts, tables) from SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Express and I keep getting an error. I read somewhere that it could ...
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Determining the tables and impact of a large number of SPs

I'm trying to track down what is causing some response times to increase when data is compressed by page compression, when the system is not CPU bound and 95% of responses see a decrease in response ...
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How to find out the content differences between 2 SQL tables and produce sync SQL

How do I find out the differences in data between the two tables that have exact schema, and how to produce synchronisation SQL to get the union results (without duplicates) ? These are the 2 ...
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CREATE DATABASE permission denied for sysadmin

I'm attempting to create a stored procedure that can be used as a proxy for creating databases where users do not have rights for creating databases. See Restricting Database Access/Functions to User ...
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What are some important security-related error codes / events to monitor?

I am setting up alerts in SQL Server and am interested in what events I should be raising alerts for. In particular, I am looking for any events related to security. I am already monitoring error ...
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Trigger to update a date field on one table when another table is updated

I want to be able to update a date filed in one table when another table is updated. I have the following two tables: Transdetails, Customers. In the Customers table I have a field called ...
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Rerunning query in the same connection takes significantly longer

I am having a weird issue when a running a query that joins some semi-large tables (one table is about 2 million rows and the other about 21 million) together. What happens is the query does not run ...
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Is it possible to speed up this PARTITION BY query?

I've got a timeserie table. Each datapoint has also a statut field which indicates its providing source. I'd like to request last available datapoint as of date T but there could be several results, ...
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Table Valued Parameter not pulling the correct data for my sp?

http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/b2643/5/1 http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/b2643/5/0 This link above has the sample database tables I created on SQLfiddle. I have 3 main tables in my stored procedure: ...
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Does Index Intersection work with Included Columns?

I've been asked by a report designer whether it is acceptable to add a new index to a table to speed up a particular report. The index would be on a single column, CreatedDate, but would have ...
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How to determine consumption of data for archiving in sql server?

I was told that it could be possible to analyze the consumption of a given row. I already know I can use sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats to see the reads / writes on a given index (thus the table) but I ...
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Help understanding SQL Server Developer License when users test via webserver [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand how many licenses I may need if we decide to pursue a SQL Server Developer license for our Testing environment. We would have 5 actual developer and DBA's physically ...
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Performance Metrics for TempDB [duplicate]

I've been tasked with gathering performance metrics on a few database servers that have one TempDB data file. It seems prevailing wisdom is to have one TempDB data file per core up to a certain ...
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Move log file without taking database offline

I need to move a database log file to a new partition without taking the database offline. The normal way of doing this would be to detach the DB, move the log file then reattach the db. Is it ...
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How to speed up looped INSERT INTO statements?

I currently use the following statement, for 10,000 rows it takes about 150 seconds. I tried removing the index on the target table, but this didn't help. Running the loop without the INSERT INTO ...
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Exporting SSRS report to Excel

We have a number of SSRS reports and want to show the report in Excel format to the users. SSRS has provided an option to save the report in Excel format (.xls), however when the report is saved as ...
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Is there a way to check when a user was mapped as DB Owner?

I have a user that was mapped to a database as DB Owner. Is there a way to see when this mapping was granted?
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Cannot login using SA with SQL Authentication

I can not log in to SQL Server 2008 in sa mode. I can only log in using Windows Authentication Mode. I chose only defaults while installing SQL Server 2008 R2.
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Impact of Log backups restore process after file\file group restore on a database

When we restore file\file group(backup1) backup on a database is it necessary to restore all log backups that were taken after backup1 to get database in consistent state?? and also what will be the ...
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A transport-level error has occurred when sending the request to the server

In our Vb.net application(userd within a local network connection inside a office), which is used from long time now some of the users get the errors only sometimes a day A transport-level error ...
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SQL Log Messages - FILESTREAM and xp_cmdshell

I was perusing the SQL logs today and found the following: FILESTREAM: effective level = 0, configured level = 0, file system access share name = 'MSSQLSERVER'. Configuration option ...
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DDL statements being commited within transaction

I am working on a script that involves a lot of structural changes, and like to return to a "base" condition while I work on what all needs to be changed, so I have my changes wrapped in a ...
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Restoring database from a server that uses data compression

In our environment our production server is using MS SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. We have a development and test server that runs MS SQL Server Standard Edition and the table structure between ...
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Stack overflow when parsing a lengthy query

I have a lengthy T-SQL Script. When SQL Server attempts to parse the script, it raises this error: Msg 565, Level 18, State 1, Line 106620 A stack overflow occurred in the server while compiling the ...
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Any instance where DMV can cause blocking? [duplicate]

So we had some slow performance with timeouts this morning. When looking for the cause, our blocking query (uses DMVs) showed up as the blocking query. I think this was just a fluke but the job we ...
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Optimize where clause using dates

I'm trying to optimize several queries that all use a similar pattern on one of the WHERE clauses: AND (DATEADD(DAY , ISNULL(a.[due_days], 30) + 30 , [dbo].[CalcDate]([type], ...
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Is there a way to shrink a Log File in SQL Server without affecting Point in Time Recovery? [duplicate]

My friend (who doesn't use stackoverflow) asked me a peculiar and interesting question just now. Is there a way to "disconnect a Log file, or shrink a log file without affecting Point in Time ...
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Sql Server Backup Job failed

I have a sql agent job setup for taking full backup every night. Last night the job failed with the following error message. Sql Server Error Log Message BackupIoRequest::ReportIoError: write ...
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Declaring a scalar variable that its a table valued parameter?

I get error 137 that I must declare a scalar variable (@facilities), although I'm declaring it in the Create stored procedure as a readonly variable, so I wasn't sure what I'm missing here. any advice ...