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Recursive CTE performance

Need help with recursive CTE performance. Below CTE is running very slow as it is trying to pull heirarchical data recusively. Table is big with every root id having upto 3 recursive itemid. There ...
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Ordering with custom paging when using pivot to convert a query

This is a follow up to my question on changing a flat result set into a different column set using Pivot. Scripts for test DB can be found in that link Ordering works just fine like this: SELECT ...
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How many files should I create for one filegroup and 9 weekly partitions?

I have 9 weekly partitions on one filegroup. How many files do I need to create? There are 3 tables containing 46 million, 16 million and 10 million rows.
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Electricity off while shrinking database, how can I recover my database?

While i execute shrink database, the electricity has been gone down, I can't access my database now, it is (In Recovery), how can i recover it?? Note: it is a very huge database: 25 GB. EDIT: My ...
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Unexpected scans during delete operation using WHERE IN

I've got a query like the following: DELETE FROM tblFEStatsBrowsers WHERE BrowserID NOT IN ( SELECT DISTINCT BrowserID FROM tblFEStatsPaperHits WITH (NOLOCK) WHERE BrowserID IS NOT NULL ) ...
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SSIS PL/SQL task hangs with message “Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors.”

I've configured a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SSIS package with an Execute SQL Task to run a PL/SQL query on an Oracle 10.2 database. The Execute SQL Task (named "SQL Update MY_STATUS flag") is ...
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What is causing all of the msrepl_tran_version columns to become out-of-sync between locations in transactional replication setup?

I have been having a recurring issue with transactional replication setups at the firm I work for. We use SQL 2008 R2. Seemingly without warning or any replication errors, all of the ...
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View delete statements in the Transaction log

Is it possible to view delete statements that have recently occurred in the Transaction Log?
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Does SQL Server evaluate functions once for every row?

I have a query like this: SELECT col1 FROM MyTable WHERE DATEADD(dd, 0, DATEDIFF(dd, 0, GETDATE())) BETWEEN col2 AND col3 ; This gives a tooltip on the execution plan ...
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Why does SQL Browser service get disabled?

I have an intermittent problem with a software installation package that installs our product (written using InstallShield/InstallScript). During the process of the installation, we restart the SQL ...
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Is there a way to DENY CRUD operations on connections from linked server?

I have a SQL Server instance, RPT1 (2008 R2), that was set up for "power users" to run their own queries. This server is linked to our production reporting server, PRD1 (SQL Server 2008 instance), ...
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Windows could not start the SQL Server service error

I have a problem when I run my web project. I get this error : A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was ...
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Restore database excluding FILESTREAM data

Context We are developing a system with a large-ish database in the bottom. It is an MS SQL database running on SQL Server 2008 R2. The total size of the database is about 12 GB. Out of these, ...
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Replace cursor with set-based approach

I am looking to replace my cursor-based solution if possible in a particular stored procedure. If it makes any difference, this is running on SQL Server 2008 R2. I am looking more for an algorithm ...
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Connection to localhost dramatically slower than to network server

I have an Excel VBA application that connects to a SQL Server 2008 R2 database through ADODB. When I'm on the network at work, the connection is almost instantaneous. When I am at home working with ...
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Transaction log growing on a mirrored principal

I have a pair of SQL Server 2008 R2 servers hosting a synchronously mirrored database with no witness. This weekend, we had to do some network maintenance so I paused the mirroring. Upon resuming, the ...
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Where do I find the meaning of TdsInputBufferError numbers?

We are having some sporadic connection errors on some of our SQL servers. I did some searching and found out about the Ring Buffer in SQL 2008 R2 and found some information, but I am not entirely sure ...
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How to boost performance of virgin queries in MS SQL Server?

I have ASP.NET web site that does it's own independent caching of data and data does not change for long periods of time, so it does not need to query SQL Server second time with same query. I need to ...
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Mitigate negative effects of shrinking

Closely related to this question from a few weeks ago, but the answers didn't discuss how to do the dirty deed. Here's the situation: We now 15 GB data in a database, but a logging bug in an ...
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full outer join where join key in result always has value [closed]

I wish to do a full outer join between two tables A, B joining on A.ID = B.ID. Now, it is quite easy to include A.ID and B.ID in a result set. this will include rows where: A.ID is null, B.ID is not ...
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Parsing a string result from a query

My sql server 2008 query returns a very long strings such as: GET ...
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Performing data update operations while backing up a large SQL Server database

I have a large (in the tens of millions of records) database that I am going to perform a full database backup on. However, the database is large enough that transactions can start before and during, ...
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SSAS Cube in Excel - Show only applicable rows with KPI?

I have a cube built in SSAS 2008r2. I'm exposing it for the moment through an excel PivotTable. I recently added a KPI to the cube, and when I show the KPI in my PivotTable interface it causes ...
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Convert varchar column to datetime

In SQL Server, I have a varchar column with value such as: 07/May/2012:00:06:22 07/May/2012:00:06:22 07/May/2012:00:06:22 07/May/2012:00:06:22 07/May/2012:00:06:22 QUESTIONS How do I convert ...
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SQL Server Partitioning - Parent / Child tables

I'm currently investigating implementing partitioning for a fairly hefty (800GB and growing) SQL Server database. All of the data in the tables is relatable to a date/time, however this date/time is ...
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Does Sql Server 2008 support Database Sharding

Does Microsoft support implementing Database Sharding using Sql Server 2008 R2 (any edition). From my limited understanding of it, I think, we could probably implement it using Sql Server Express. But ...
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Recover deleted records [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get back some deleted records? Our C#.NET application mistakenly deleted all records from all tables of its database. The application automatically takes ...
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How to split tables without affecting all stored procedures

We have merge replication setup between corporate database and remote clients. Lately we realized that people working on the corporate server do not need data to be tracked by merge replication as ...
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Why does the order of parameters matter for sp_trace_create?

The first batch of the following script calls stored procedure sp_trace_create with parameters in documentation order; the second batch swaps the positions of parameters @tracefile and @options: ...
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Is it possible to retrieve the specific databases selected in a maintenance plan step?

I would like to use a tsql query to retrieve the databases involved in one of the steps in a database backup plan I've created. From a previous question, I understand that somehow, the data is ...
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Is there a set based way to load/read a tree branch with HierarchyId

I am playing around with HierarchyId, and I have not figured out a set based way to do the following: insert all subtree at once retrieve all subtree at once This question is related to my ...
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Error handling in container procedures

I'm aware of and use the techniques in this question. In my environment we have a lot of container procedures that call subprocedures, that may call other procedures, ad infinitum. For me ...
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SQL Server Cache population on server / service startup

We have upgraded our SQL Server instance with buckets of RAM, so it can now much more effectively cache . The issue is that it takes time (days) to populate the cache. As far as I understand this is ...
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I cannot write into SQL Server 2008 R2 express edition from C#

There is no error, the dataset is getting updated, but the database is not updated. I am using Windows authentication in connection string to the database. I have given accept changes on update.
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Automatically Execute Stored Procedure After Any RESTORE DATABASE Event

Is it possible to have SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard automatically execute a stored procedure in any given database that is restored or attachced to the instance? I've got close to a solution by ...
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How do I count rows with two properties in one index scan in SQL?

I have a table Units where I have rows ItemId, ItemCreationDate, ItemUnitsCount. ItemId is a primary key and I have a clustered index over it. I need to output the following: for each day I need to ...
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Find the disk size of specific rows

I am trying to figure out the disk size a number of rows in various tables take up. I can define this rows by a query. How can I find out the actual disk size that corresponds to the result set in ...
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Deploying dacpac application to SQL Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I cannot get dacpac working on my installation of MS SQL Server 2008 R2. I am using Visual Studio 2010 Shell with MS SQL Server Data Tools to build a project into a dacpac file. However, when I try to ...
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Mysterious disappearing consistency errors in SharePoint DBs

We have a pre-production SharePoint SQL server which threw an 824 error yesterday evening on the Content DB. As part of my investigation today, I ran DBCC CHECKDB on this DB and it came up clean. ...
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Copy snapshot files from Publisher, Paste and Apply on subscriber in SQL Merge Replication

I read an excellent article about copying the snapshot files for Transactional replication from Publisher to Subscriber and Apply them on subscriber. ...
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Recalculate Time Dimension in BIDS

I'm using BIDS to create a cube in SSAS 2008 r2. I used the wizard to create a time dimension. Part of that configuration is selecting a date range. After creation, I realized that I needed a wider ...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Subscriptions

I have an installation of SQL Server 2008 R2. In the subscriptions section I do not see an icon or button to create data driven subscriptions; in the previous installation of SQL Server 2008, I do ...
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REBUILD - Clustered Index, TABLE, or both?

I'm having trouble finding a definitive resource on this anywhere, so hopefully a guru can give me an answer here. I have a very large table that we had to add a column to. The clustered index is ...
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Impact of using mirroring to migrate between SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 R2

I've got a DB which sits on a machine (SQL Server 2005) due for replacement very soon. I'm planning on having the database mirrored to the replacement machine (SQL Server 2008 R2) so that when the ...
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Why might a table scan have a huge I/O Cost?

I know that table scans are bad, and that every table should have a primary key and clustered index, but I'm wondering what might cause the spectacularly bad performance that I'm seeing below in SQL ...
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In trying to setup back up device, net use command throws operating system error 53 when passing in a unc

So I'm trying to use XP_CMDSHELL to set up my drive for using a backup. I already have the drive mapped, but per ...
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Drill down report links fall outside cell [closed]

Apologies for the vague title, not sure how to summarise the problem... I'm creating a dashboard report showing server state for a group of SQL servers, the problem is that the links for the drill ...
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Cross-database call fails in a job but succeeds in SSMS

I create two databases, a table in the second database and a stored procedure in the first database. The stored procedure cross-database accesses the table. I create a sql server login and I also map ...
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Not able to attach database file without transaction log file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I attach a database in SQL Server? I lost the transaction log file. I tried re-attaching the data file without the log file, to create a new log file, SQL Server ...
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sp_ExecuteSQL, performance and table variables

Is anyone able to explain some behaviour I'm seeing with SQL Profiler? Taking the following two batches: exec sp_executesql N' declare @t table ( x int ) insert into @t (x) ...