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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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Lost DMK encryption password for master database

Back story: My company has TDE encryption enabled for some of our databases. The password that the master key was encrypted by for one of our servers is lost. We do have the backup .key file, however, ...
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Using expressions in the SELECT list to thin down a CASE statement

I have a query I'm working through rewriting - it has a huge bunch of case statements in the select list that all basically look like this: select Column1 = case when (Something = 2) and ...
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How to find number of days since beginning of fiscal month?

This relates to my question How to find XXth day of previous month in SQL server? The fiscal month starts on 26th of each month. I need to find out from any date: The date of the start of the ...
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Problems with clustered DTC server 2008 R2

I had a working clustred DTC, but due to a disk migration, i had to delete the service and recreate it. Thats how the problem started. When i recreate the service, it comes online perfectly. But when ...
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Installer Error while Installing SQL Server Reporting Services

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server 64bit, I have already installed SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 64bit Enterprise Edition, Which is working fine, without any issues. Now when I am trying to install Reporting ...
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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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Is there a more efficient way to run this query for first/max transaction?

For each account, I need the first transaction date, the largest transaction amount, and the time taken to get from first to largest. Data is truncated and reloaded frequently, and I have read-only ...
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Finding rows with duplicate values

I have a one to many relationship between the Account table and a ScheduledPayment table. One account can have many payments but there should be a maximum of one payment per day. Although unlikely, ...
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How to find XXth day of previous month in SQL server?

I have 2 parameters, an input date (DATETIME) input day of month (TINYINT) If I enter 11 MAR 2014 as the DATETIME and 26 as the input day of month, I would like to select 26 FEB 2014 as the ...
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Backup and restore database - occured system error 5

In my work I made backup of database and I receive file .bak. Now I would like restore this database in my machine. But I get the following error: Cannot open backup device 'C:\Program ...
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Avoiding Functions() in the Where clause

Okay, while analyzing queries against a SQL Server 2008 R2 database, I happened upon the following query: (@p__linq__0 nvarchar(4000)) SELECT TOP (1) [Extent1].[OrderSOId] AS [OrderSOId], [Extent1] ...
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Specific user can't view database contents

I have a particular user, let's call it TheUser. This user is able to connect to my SQL Server instance and view a list of the databases. However, upon expanding a database to view tables, stored ...
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How to identify unused tables

We are planning to merge 2 or 3 region databases who are using almost the same version of SQL Server 2008 R2, have exact tables and most stored procedures for our end users reports.. in the process, ...
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Stored Procedure's Commented line causing issues [on hold]

We have a stored procedure which works as the sample mentioned below: CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[sdp_Test_Update] ( @ID int OUTPUT, @File_ID int, ...
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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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Oprhaned entries in msdb..sysjobactivity

In this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18445825/how-to-know-status-of-currently-running-jobs This answer was proposed: SELECT sj.name , sja.* FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobactivity AS sja ...
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Does changing the collation of a column change TIMESTAMP (rowversion) values?

I need to run ALTER TABLE ... ALTER COLUMN ... COLLATE Czech_CI_AS ... for multiple columns in a database. All those tables have TIMESTAMP column which is used for database synchronization. Will ...
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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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How to audit users connections via ODBC to all dbs in SQL Server 2008 R2

I am not a trained DBA, but I manage a software application that uses SQL Server for the back end. The applications manages "projects" and each project has its own database. Because of the limitation ...
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Reduce space used on C drive

I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on my laptop, under 32-bit Windows 7. The SQL Server installation is using approximately 30GB of space on my C: drive. Why is it using so much space, and how can I ...
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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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Slow SQL Server authentication, but fast SAN, fast querying?

I am asking you after days of research but I think I don't have required skills to understand what is happening. I have a slow authentication on a SQL Server 2008R2, which leads to a timeout for the ...
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Reading CSV files located on LINUX server and updating the tables in SQL Server Database

I was wondering how do we ingest CSV files located on a Red Hat LINUX server into SQL Server Database Table. I know we can write a Stored Procedure/Bulk Insert to read the files that are located 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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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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Python - ascii encoding error when updating field content in SQL Server table

I know there are plenty of posts and blog explanations about unicode errors, but I still can't figure out to handle it in my particular case. I've already asked this question on GIS.StackExchange but ...
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Table with 4 million records - different size and performance in development and production

At my company we use SQL Express 2008 R2, which supports databases up to 10GB. We have 2 databases with almost the same number of rows in all tables. But, one of them is 4.5 GB in size (which is in ...
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Why can't I read my transaction log backup file using fn_dump_dblog?

I'm using this blog on sqlskills.com as a guide to practice finding the relevant LSN in a transaction log backup for point in time recovery. After backing up the transaction log, I attempt to read it ...
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Trying to filter msdb..sysjobs by job_id

I'm attempting to determine the name of the SQL Server Agent Job that is currently running by comparing the output of master.sys.dm_exec_sessions.program_name to msdb..sysjobs.job_id I'm using the ...
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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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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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Sql Server sys.Traces log

Working with traces on production server I found some mysterious entries to me in sys.Traces, When I run below query it shows me status of all traces as ‘Paused’ along with entries in ...
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linked server to specific access table

I have built a linked server which links my SQL Server database to an Access DB. Using this object someone is able to see all tables in Access. What I would like to do is to isolate it just to 1 ...
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Enforce referential integrity between two groups of data

I have two sets of records: A collection of rules. A collection of actions to perform based on those rules. What I'm trying to model is something like this: Multiple rules can be grouped ...
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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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Database Mirroring and Replication in SQL Server 2008 R2

I have configured the mirroring and replication between 4 servers (A,B,C,D).i.e, Mirroring between A to B and C to D, Replication between A and C. The configuration was a success and I am able test ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server SSL connection

Is it possible if I wanted to set up SQL Server 2008 R2 instance so that it only accepts SSL Connection? I am getting different answers and based on my testing, it will accept non-SSL connection even ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 to 2012 [closed]

We had developed the ssis packages using BIDS 2008 and deployed on SQL 2008 R2 machine and it was working fine. Now our DB's are migrated to sql server 2012. But we have deployed the old packages and ...
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Error on changing ownership of database from Files Page in database properties dialog box

I've restored a database and created a new user(same user from which I've logged in) as db_owner. Now when I wanted to see database diagram got an error Database Diagram support objects cannot be ...
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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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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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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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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: ...