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SQL Server 2008 R2 DDL Trigger to create DML Triggers on all new user tables

As the title says I would like to create a DDL trigger which in turn creates DML triggers for most new tables. The trigger I have so far will create triggers on ALL tables, which is not what I'm ...
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SQL SERVER installation error for any version 2008 r2 express edition

I am struggling since yesterday regarding the error, first my SSMS expired for some reason & i was not able to get it working. I was not abel to unstall all the soofware related to SQL Server ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio : “Evaluation period has expired”

I've spent several hours trying to fix this issue so far with no success. I had installed SQL Server 2008 Evaluation Edition. Out of fear it might expire & create problems for me I installed SQL ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Database - Why is the database not using free space before growing again?

I have a vendor application database with 700 tables. The data hasn't ever been archived and dates back to 2006. The business just wants all that data. My question is as I am monitoring the ...
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How do I analyse a set of SQL Profiler-generated rolling trace files?

I am trying to diagnose an issue with a production SQL Server instance. I have asked the DBA to provide a trace and have been given a set of SQL trace files (1185 files to be precise). When I open ...
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SQL Server - Anyone use SUMA, trace flag 8048, or trace flag 8015?

Recently included SQL Server startup Trace Flag 8048 to resolve a serious spinlock contention issue in a SQL Server 2008 R2 system. Interested to hear from others who have found usage cases where ...
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Large set of execution plans hangs up SSMS

I have a stored procedure that takes about 3-5 seconds that I'm trying to understand so I want an execution plan for it. When I run it in SQL Server Management Studio with Execution Plan enabled, it ...
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SQL-Server 2008 R2, update Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.dll

Is it possible to update the hosted assembly with a new one? Guessing not. Would like new features found in SqlGeography, like STContains() and not have to write ugly SQL workaround. //Daniel
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Why does my transaction log use so much space?

I have a staging table with 20 million rows that uses about 8GB of storage. After populating foreign keys and sanitizing data I need to move this data into a production table (which does not need all ...
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High Network usage on SQL Server port [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out what queries are causing the biggest amount of network traffic We are getting over 90 Mbps from SQL Server to each web servers on port 1433. We are using ...
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Error in SSMS when attempting to restore a database

We have over a dozen SQL servers, one of which hosts a couple of hundred sage databases, when i right-click on the Databases node in SSMS there is a long delay then i get the following error (and the ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express password overwrite

I'm using a program that requires SA log-in to SQL Server. We had issues where some 3rd party support numpty changed the SA password and never informed us, so the program couldn't log-in. I've ...
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Replication Error when adding small table as new article

I have just added a small (200 row) table to my current replication which has now broken my entire replication scenario as it seems to have broken the Log reader. The 2 tables are unrelated. I am ...
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Query to compare 2 table results and filter extra records found in a table

I have two queries that I want to compare and get the extra rows found in in the first query that are not in the second plus 1. I need the DocEntryCN to perform some work. E.g. Query 1 SELECT ...
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Is it useful to have the SQL Server instance root directory on a separate drive? [closed]

I know it's possible to change many of the default paths when installing SQL Server, and generally when I do an install I change the data and log folders to be on separate drives (typically D and E), ...
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Is it useful to have the SQL Server instance root directory on a separate drive?

I know it's possible to change many of the default paths when installing SQL Server, and generally when I do an install I change the data and log folders to be on separate drives (typically D and E), ...
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Restore msdb from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012 instance

I'm moving from a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance to a SQL Server 2012 instance on a separate box. I want to restore msdb to get all my agent jobs and the like and I'm getting the following error: ...
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The issue of sp_MScheckIsPubOfSub stored procedure

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 Merge replication set up. We have 20+ push subscriptions. Once in a while I get the following error message during the sync: Error messages: The merge process could not ...
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Large Fact table and partitioning key dilemma

I have fairly large fact table (2 billion records, approx 120 GB). This table is not partitioned and the queries are very slow to respond. I am planning to partition the table and indexes. The table ...
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Silently corrupted table after power-related shutdowns, records missing, *scrambled*?

Have a ssvr 2008 db, about 10gb. About 50 tables, 5 or so are frequent read/write, the rest are weekly write (append only), occasional read. The server came up and down a couple times over the past ...
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SQL Server Mirror failover on failing storage

Recently we had an issue with a sql server 2008 r2 HA mirror. I have tried to reproduce this in a lab environment and i came to the conclusion that i am missing something OR something is not possible. ...
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Required hardware to build a development environment in Sql Server

We have a bunch of applications that depends on about 10 different databases servers (all sql server) in our network. We are looking to build a development environment where we could have a mirror of ...
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Performance Tuning for Huge Table (SQL Server 2008 R2)

Background: I have a fact table in UAT Phase. Objective to load 5 yrs of data in Prod (expected size 400 Mn records). Currently it has only 2 years of data in Test. Table Features: No of ...
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Download SQL Server Profiler for SQL Server Management Studio

How can I profile a SQL Server 2008 database to see code that's being executed on a particular database? I remember using the SQL Server profiler, but I don't see it in SQL Server Management Studio ...
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Why is my CPU usage increase after setting database to read-only on SQL Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I administrate a reporting database. We run all the de-normalization process on a database DB1 daily, then we copy all the data to an another database DB2 on the same server which is queried by web ...
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How to grant a user UNSAFE ASSEMBLY permission

How can we assign a user , e.g.: the database owner (DBO) the UNSAFE ASSEMBLY permission? I'm asking it to enable a user to create an assembly and don't know the SA password, so EXEC sp_changedbowner ...
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Does adding page compression to a table also compress existing indexes?

I am creating a series of new tables that will have page level compression enabled. Will this affect the indexes as well, or will I have to also specify compression when creating the indexes? create ...
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UTC date in DMV dm_broker_queue_monitors

It seems that the DMV dm_broker_queue_monitors returns UTC time rather than local time. Why is it so? I am wondering how to get local time from this view? I can get current time offset, but that is ...
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SQL Server database generate script how to avoid adding PRINT statements

I need to create Insert scripts from the content of a table. To do that, I used the database tasks -> generate scripts. The table is quite big and in the generated script, it adds PRINT command after ...
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Difference between Intel and AMD chips?

I would like to know if there is a big dig difference between Intel and AMD chips in terms of how sql behaves? I've been told that their is a big difference between the chips depending on ...
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How can I prevent SSMS from re-writing my code when saving a view?

I'm creating a view that uses a statement with a WHERE clause similar to this: WHERE ( col1 IS NOT NULL OR col2 IS NOT NULL ) AND NOT EXISTS (SELECT ...) ...
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Fastest way to determine size of groups of FILESTREAM objects

We have a sql FILESTREAM enabled table, and are wondering what the fastest way is to determine the size grouped by a common criteria, as well as the sum of all objects. To date, we have been using ...
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How many connections reads queue

Is there a way to get to know how many external tasks (console applications) is reading queue? I am using Service Broker external activator. What i want is something similar to information i get ...
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Calling a .NET method in a SQL Server script

In the data migration process, I need to convert some columns values form the source system before writing to the target table. I've been provided with a Csharp code which reads a string and do the ...
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SQL Server : Is it possible to have a linked server link to another linked server?

Hello to all and thanks ahead of time for taking the time to look at my question! I'm trying to do a work-around to access a 32bit Advantage Database Server 8.1 database with 64bit SQL Server 2008R2. ...
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Applying user-defined fields to arbitrary entities

Currently we have an old (rather crude) system that has user-defined fields, which are mapped against rows in arbitrary tables. This was an after-the-fact modification based on a customer request, and ...
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Execution plan results for sp_executesql suggests adding missing index for already existing index

I'm analyzing a query being run inside our system via sp_executesql. I am able to execute the query on the production database and include the actual execution plan. In the execution plan results ...
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Save data to variable and use it in stored procedure

I have a table of 2 columns (Date, Text). I am getting data from the Text column according to the Date using a query like this: SELECT Text FROM MyTable WHERE Date>= @userDate; This works, ...
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How to connect to SQL Server Analysis Server via Management Studio command line

I can connect SQL Server Management Studio to a SQL DB by passing command line parameters like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\....\Ssms.exe" -E -S SERVERNAME -d DB_NAME -nosplash (Obviously -E is ...
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Merge two records in the same table, keeping foreign key relationships intact for both

I have a table, called SITES, that has three columns, lets say it looks like this: ID Name Path 1 Google http://www.google.com/ 2 Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/ I also have ...
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Select one name per person where spelling variations exist

I have a source table that contains Employee IDs and names. The employee names may be listed multiple times with variations on the exact spelling (see 'source table' for example - note the middle ...
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Query performance and join hints, plan cost, and duration

Having some trouble identifying why a query's duration would decrease when using OPTION (HASH JOIN) or OPTION (MERGE JOIN), although plan cost increases. Background I have a reporting database using ...
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Is it possible to determine what part of a stored procedure is currently executing?

Say I have a stored procedure like this (assume that the table schemas are fine): CREATE PROCEDURE p_MyProc AS INSERT MyTable SELECT Col1 FROM Table1 INSERT MyTable SELECT Col2 FROM Table2 INSERT ...
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tempdb thrashing and mirroring permissions (SQL Server) [closed]

We have a client site that uses SQL Server. The site this morning was slow, and we realised that the primary database server was responsible for a lot of disk activity on tempdb (Server 2008, SQL ...
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Cannot create login on cluster

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster on Win2008 R2. I am unable to add a login for the service account. Any other login I add to this instance works fine and I have been able to add the same service ...
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Unable to start SQL Server Instance 2008 R2 - DB file corrupt

I was not able to start the SQL Server 2008 R2 production DB instance. After reading the log file error message is " The log scan number passed to log scan in database ‘master’ is not valid. This ...
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Is SELECT ROW_NUMBER() guaranteed to return results sorted by the generated row numbers?

E.g. consider the SQL query: SELECT A.[Name], ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY A.[Name] ASC) FROM [FooTable] AS A Here I observe the results being returned sorted by A.[Name]. If I change the ...
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Add user to Server Role in a transaction

Situation One webapp responsible for creating other webapps using SQL Server 2008 R2 Stored Procedures. One of the steps in creating another webapp is creating a new database, a login/user, assigning ...
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Is there a way to tell SQLCMD not to output rows to text or a file?

I am testing the behavior of a SELECT statement that returns 170,000,000 rows using SQLCMD. My goal is to cut out the time spent receiving the result-set on the client end (the time the process shows ...
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SQL column goes from first to last position in output

I have an SQL query inside a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package where the preview shows the column order correctly, however the actual output uses a different column order. This is ...