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Which is faster in process time?

I have a script that uses aggregate functions many times, and that might cause the slowdown of my script. And I thought to simplify my script and do all the summation/addition/concatenation on the ...
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Can comments in stored procedures cause problems

We're running a webserver that calls stored procedures to compute complex queries. Using sp_who2, we've discovered a peculiar issue where an abnormal number of processes would be stuck on SELECT state ...
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Randomly failing SQL Server 2008R2 used by Access 2010 front-end via ODBC

From time to time (sometimes days apart, sometimes several times a day) users of a multi-user Access front-end, which has ODBC connections to a SQL Server back-end, see a variety of problems. Most ...
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Help me improve my query

Help me improve this query. It took 8 minutes to generate 16k rows only. SELECT TPG.group_id INTO #tempgroups FROM [sqlcdb-h05].[cosmocallv6].[dbo].tpersonnel AS TP INNER JOIN [sqlcdb-h05]....
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Link up an ms access database to SQL Server 2008 R2?

I've installed the OLE DB Provider for JET by downloading this and installing it. I closed and reopened Microsoft SQL Studio, and connected to my SQL Server Instance. In <instance-name> ->...
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distrb.exe & Logread.exe using huge SQL.txt file in C:\Users\sqlsrvacct\AppData\Local\Temp folder

I have the following situation: SQL server 2008 R2 SP2 I have both the Distribution and Subscription database in this server. LogReader agent and Distribution agent are running in continuous mode the ...
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Sql Server 2008 R2 Memory Caching , why doesn't it release the memory?

i am working on SQL server 2008 R2. It has been allowed to take a maximum memory which is around 45 GB. In couple of days it caches everything and the limit is reached. We have other processing as ...
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SQL Server Replication Monitor Throwing “Specified cast is not valid. (ReplicationMonitor)” Error

The publisher is running SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 box. The subscriber is running SQL Server 2012 on a Server 2012 box. I have tried launching the replication monitor from both servers ...
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Should I include as much information as possbile to help the optimiser?

Reading the article "Dynamic Search Conditions in T‑SQL" I saw the following statement in the "Using sp_executesql" section. Double Feature You may wonder why there are two conditions on the ...
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Finding login or user name of last person to use a DB

The boss has asked for a list of DB names along with size and name of last person to use that DB. I've found resources for when a DB was last accessed but for by whom. How would I solve this? ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Limit viewing on database list

In SQL Server 2008 R2 I have user1, he owns 3 db (db1 , db2, db3) and I want he can see only these 3 db when he login by using SSMS. I did REVOKE VIEW ANY DATABASE FROM PUBLIC, but then he cannot see ...
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Partition Style - MBR or GPT

I am setting up a new server and I am designing the server for performance over capacity. Planning the disk partitioning style I would like to use GPT over MBR but am not sure which is best. I am ...
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Insert / Edit Rows by Selecting FK row

When inserting or editing rows ("Edit Top 200 Rows") for a table with a FK constraint, can the editor be configured to select the foreign row, rather than me having to look up the FK?
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why a session becomes a head blocker

I am troubleshooting a problem that seems to be random The problem is sometimes an application (dynamics SL) is freezing When the application is freezing , I notice there is a blocked by in SQL ...
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Using CHECKSUM on where clause

I'm going through a long stored procedure and I found this, as part of a long query: SELECT .... FROM --- WHERE condition AND CHECKSUM(r.roomprovider_id) <> CHECKSUM(ISNULL(br....
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ssis ado.net destination has failed to acquire the connection

I am Transferring data from sql server source db to sql server destination db (cross db). but some times getting error "ssis ado.net destination has failed to acquire the connection.The connection may ...
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How to know DB size using backup file without restoring it

Is there anyway so that we can estimated/know size of database using backup file without restoring it?
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Minimum Permission to Restart SQL Services

Occasionally, our developers need to restart SQL services. We do not want said developers to be local admins on each server if not necessary. What is the minimum permission required so that the ...
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Monitoring sql server

This question is related to monitoring of SQL Server. I want to send an email alert with all open transactions on SQL Server in HTML report whenever there is sustained 50-60% CPU usage for more than ...
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sql server disk I/o question [closed]

I have a question on disks. How much I/O can a normal disk and a SAN disk can handle? I have heard about SAN disks should be able to handle upto 200-300 mb/sec, how much does a normal disk can handle ...
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Decode function in SQL Server

Can some one help me to figure out the equivalent function to decode in SQL Server. Here is the statement which I used for Oracle and I want it for SQL Server. I tried but not able to get it. UPDATE ...
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Why does sp_rename not affect the output of sp_helptext?

create procedure Eg_Proce as begin select * from po; end go exec sp_rename 'Eg_Proce','Example_Procedure' After renaming procedure sp_helptext 'Example_Procedure' The definition of the ...
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Creating Excel files in SSIS based with a predefined format

I need to create a statistical report in Excel and wondering if I can use SSIS to read data from the database (calculate the aggregated numbers) and load them into an Excel file with a specific layout....
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How to drop database that I can't get out of single user mode?

I've got a database in single user mode that I can't get out of single user mode. I've tried resetting the server, and I've even tried resetting my computer but with every attempt I make to do ...
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How to solve the error Msg 547, Level 16, State 0, Line 1 [closed]

Please suggest me how to solve the error How to solve the error Msg 547, Level 16, State 0, Line 1 The ALTER TABLE statement conflicted with the FOREIGN KEY constraint "MyForeignKeyName". The ...
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Order of update column?

This is my Table Employee. Reocrds like below id first_name last_name salary start_Date region city 1 VINOTH Martin 5890.00 2005-03-22 00:00:00.000 North CHENNAI 2 BALU Mathews ...
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Restoring a SQL Server 2008 R2 backup on SQL Server 2005

I'm getting an error whenever I restore a testing database on SQL Server 2005 that was backed up from SQL Server 2008 R2. It seems that I cannot restore from a higher version of sql onto lower version,...
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How can I get rid of the “No Join Predicate” warning

I have this fairly straight-forward snippet of a query: DECLARE @ClientGUID numeric(16) = 9000011916900200; SELECT ch.GUID, c.LastName, c.FirstName, mrn.ClientIDCode AS MRN FROM Client c INNER ...
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How should I limit a table to N rows, discarding oldest?

I have a SQL Server table which I use to store events. I only want the table to contain the 1000 most recently added rows, when row 1001 is inserted, row 1 should be deleted. I have both a ...
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For SQL Server, What is the proper way to update a table?

I don't have a mentor to ask so I am seeking direction from the DBA community. I am in charge of a SQL SERVER 2008 R2 and SQL Azure databases that are the resources for a website and an ERP system for ...
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Numerous failed authentication attempts in error log

I'm having a hellacious time trying to figure out what is attempting to authenticate against a particular database server, running SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. The following is the error ...
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Moving a heap between filegroups

I would like to move the tables in my database from one filegroup (Primary) to a another (a new one). I can find lots of advice on this concerning tables with clustered indexes but all these tables in ...
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How To change the column order?

How To change the column order in sql server 2008 R2? Eg: My table order is Eid------Ename-----Esalary Know i want this format like Eid---Salary----Ename Thanks.
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Transaction Log usage by transaction

Is there a way to find out how much of the transaction log a specific transaction uses? I have a database with simple recovery model and a log file with max size 500 MB. During our tests we ran into ...
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Maintenance Plan Job running at additional unscheduled times?

I have a situation that has left me really scratching my head. This is a SQL Server 2008r2 instance, used as the database server for a substantial corporate SharePoint service. As my company is ...
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ODBC Connection Not Refreshing

I am trying to connect FedEx Shipping Manager Integration Assistant to a SQL 2008 R2 database. I have a view created that has all the necessary fields to populate in the Integration Assistant. The ...
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Three Node Cluster that Allows For Two Failures

We are creating a three-node three-instance cluster with SQL 2008 R2 (not cutting edge, but that is what the application supports) and think it should be able to maintain quorum with two physical ...
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Database Backup from 2008 R2, Restore on 2012 Failover Cluster Instance

I have a production database server having sql server 2008r2. This is an old server and considering our load, we are moving to a better hardware configuration, Now the new environment is a cluster ...
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Displaying the list of all tables in all database

How can I display a list containing all the tables of all the database in a SQL Server 2008 R2 server?
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Find the SQL query that caused an event in the past

I have a database in which I noticed that one of my tables is missing. I haven't used this database for over three months and now I want to find out who caused this, when this happened, how it ...
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Steps after restoring to a different server

We have a 30 GB Database on SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. Yesterday we backed up the database and restored it to a different Virtual Machine which has exactly the same specs as the previous ...
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Nightly reload of tables from a linked server

I have a number of tables that need to be reloaded nightly from a linked server. My current method of doing this is to create a nightly job to pull the data using something like the following: ...
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Delta data finding

I need to build a database that contain only the delta from yesterday by comparing two databases, finding out the following: What rows were Inserted What rows were Deleted What rwos were Updated ...
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How can I change the names of all tables to uppercase?

User created one database, for example TestDb. Within this database the user created 30 tables, with the table name in lower case letters (Eg:Employee). Is it possible to change the tables names to ...
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How to store chains of information?

I am currently trying to design a table structure that can capture report data (from various sources) in an ordered fashion. Let me give you an example: Each day I receive three separate reports ...
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Sudden performance decrease in SQL Server

I've got a problem with a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. Last week the performance suddenly broke down. All inserts are very very slow. It takes 4-5 times longer than before. On the hardware we found no ...
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How to open SQL Server 2008 R2 Configuration manager in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, i can't find Configuration manager of SQL Server 2008R2. I have already followed the steps as specified in this question. But Configuration manager is not showing up even after ...
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Permissions required for running extended events

I've found this link: Changes to Extended Events Permission Requirements in SQL Server 2012 that mentions the need of CONTROL SERVER permission for using extended events on SQL Server 2008. I want to ...
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How To Execute an Integration Services (SSIS) Package from a SQL Server Stored Procedure

i am executing query like this on sql server 2008 R2 DECLARE @returncode int EXEC @returncode = xp_cmdshell 'dtexec /f "C:\certs\SSIS Disposition\SSIS Disposition\SSIS Disposition\Package1.dtsx"' ...
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Creating Users on secondary server in log shipping

I have a production Server say ServerA I have setup log shipping to ServerB which is left in read-only mode. The purpose of this log shipping is to lower the load on production server for some ...