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ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY B,A ORDER BY C) doesn't use index on (A,B,C)

Consider these two functions: ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY A,B ORDER BY C) ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY B,A ORDER BY C) As far as I understand, they produce exactly the same result. In other ...
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Server Logon Trigger fails after deleting many records in “Logon-Table” -SQL Error 2801

We have a server logon trigger defined that logs every login with information like windows/sql user name, client and time in a table. The table doesn't have clustered index, but it does have a "PK_ID"...
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need help finding the details of a deadlock

We are having issues with deadlocks and I am trying to isolate what database object is causing the problem. I found Deadlock error isn't returning the deadlock SQL to be very helpful and I read ...
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SQL Server 2008 replication scenario

First of all sorry about my english, and most importantly, my database ignorance, I'll do my best ;) Until now, the scenario that I have is as follows: In a server under our LAN, we have a database ...
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SQL Server Incremental Backups Split

I am trying to recover a database where the incremental (log) backups are split between two methods (Carbonite/Zmanda and SQL .bak files). When I try to use the restore wizard I get the following ...
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Network Traffic increase with Small Result Set

I am currently executing a stored procedure that is using up a ton of network traffic when it executes. The stored proc executes multiple stored procs within itself as well as functions and ...
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Bad Plan after a couple of days

I have this query that runs fine for a couple of days (from the application) and then slows down to where it can't even finish. If I rebuild the plan, it flies. There is a signifigant amount of data ...
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Upgrading SQL Server from 2008 to 2012 doesn't respect existing install / instance paths

Basic Information : Running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with MS SQL Server 2008 (version 10.0.5869), trying to upgrade to SQL Server 2012. Currently working in a cloned VM of our production server (...
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SQL Server 2012 Resource Governor and memory used by CLR

In SQL 2012 memory used by CLR is now part of what is controlled by "MAX Server Memory" a) Does Resource Governor in SQL 2012 Enterprise (MAX_MEMORY_PERCENT for resource pool) governs CLR memory? b)...
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How to set up users in SQL Server 2008 Express over workgroup? (no domain)

The situation is this: simple network, one server not a domain controller, running SQL Server 2008 Express (64bit). 8 workstations running windows 7 pro connected to it. Last week after Windows ...
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SUSPECT in mdf files

When I run ALTER DATABASE EMS102013 SET SINGLE_USER; DBCC CHECKDB (EMS102013) WITH NO_INFOMSGS, ALL_ERRORMSGS shows message Msg 8921, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Check terminated. A failure was ...
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Severity 016 Backup virtual device fail

My backup on one of my servers is failing once a week. This is the alert I'm getting: DESCRIPTION: BackupVirtualDeviceFile::PrepareToFreeze: failure on backup device '{DE47BFA0-E5AD-46DD-868C-...
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SQL Server Database Hot Backups: Which Technique(s) to Use for Multi-Level Replication?

I'm reading the many other posts here about mirroring vs. replication, but I'd still appreciate it if someone with some experience would weigh in. My small development team needs to have local ...
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Auditing - parameter values not being written to log

I am using auditing to track usage of some procs in the database. In the log I can see a record for the Procedure being run and, immediately afterwards,the SQL statement that is being run. The ...
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Max Degree of Parallelism for SQL Server 2008

Microsoft have recommendations around setting MAXDOP on various versions of SQL Server, but this (old) article raises some issues and recommends setting MAXDOP = 1 generally for SQL Server 2005 and ...
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Database Corruption - object in sys.parameters does not have a matching row in sys.objects

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2 and I have a strange db corruption. I ran dbcc check db and the output is: Attribute (object_id=1096186) of row (object_id=1096186,parameter_id=1) in sys.parameters ...
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SQL Server 2012 Installation Error on Windows 2008 Server

I am facing an error while trying to install SQL Server 2012 EXPRESS ADVANCED EDITION(32bit) on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise(64bit). After passing Rule Check, at install updates section, error ...
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Are there undocumented Linked Server limitations?

I'm working on a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 with a Sage product registered as a linked server. There are a few stored procedures that execute a pass-through against the linked server. Once in a while, a ...
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SQL Server 2008 Expr. SP2 install fails - “failed to retrieve data for this request..”

I tried to install SQL Server 2008 Express SP2 but the installation process fails with the following error message "failed to retrieve data for this request.." First the window "SQL server ...
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Event 17058 - initerrlog: Could not open error log file (SQL Server)

I'm new to SQL Server and encountering an error when running sqlservr.exe (Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 SP2 - Express Edition) Error 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1. initerrlog: Could not open ...
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Code required to make column not nullable

I have a table where I mistakenly allowed NULL values in a column: CREATE TABLE EXAMPLE ( EXAMPLE_ID INT IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT NULL, FOO_ID INT, CREATED_ON DATETIME DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP,...
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How long does the final phase of an online index creation take?

In reading the whitepaper: Online Indexing Operations in SQL Server 2005 it says: The online index build process can be roughly divided into three phases: Preparation Build Final ...
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Case Statements, subqueries, and datediff

First time posting on this website so please let me know if you require any other information. This first section of code worked perfectly and resulted in correct information. [Field 1] = (CASE ...
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Is there an equivalent to sys.dm_exec_query_memory_grants for non-waiting queries?

Basically I have a proc that executes and requires massive amounts of memory. We can sometimes get into a situation where the proc executes multiple times, in which case the memory grants are visible ...
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Table queries locked during long insert SQL server

Everyday runs a sql job that loads data from bulk files and load them in auxiliary tables, to adapt and then copy to the destination table where applications read (and only read) the data. I am ...
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Can I convert SQL Server 2008 full db to SQL Server 2005?

Recently I converted my SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2008. Now I can't attach that db to SQL Server 2005. I do not have any backup of that db file as well. I have tried to generate scripts ...
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Constrain referenced rows to two different tables to belong to the same row in another table

Apologies for the potentially confusing question title. I struggled to make it generic! I am designing a wildlife recording database. An observer goes to a site and records the occurences of species ...
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Network and memory waits after massive ALTER

We had to do a massive ALTER to our DB, changing one central table's PK to BIGINT due to approaching ID's generated in the 2 billion range. Due to this, several hundred referencing keys and indexes ...
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Cross-talk with temp tables with SSRS over a shared data source?

I have a data source that is setup to store credentials on the report server and to use them when running reports. Given the following factors, I'm concerned about reports that use temporary tables in ...
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send custom email when SQL Server job fails

I have setup a profile and account for sending mail using DatabaseMail. I have a SQL JOB. If the job fails, I receive an Email Till this point, everything works fine. This is what the email looks ...
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Maintaining Referential Integrity with a Filestream enabled database

We have a production database which is filestream enabled and has grown, within a year, to about 20Gb as it stores documents. On many occasions we need to bring the live data back to UAT or Dev ...
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SSRS slow opening a Datasource

While optimizing a report, I discovered that the time reported by TimeDataRetrieval in ExecutionLog2 was a couple of seconds longer than the query times shown in SQL Server Profiler for that report ...
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SQL Server Full-Text Index with Stoplist

I've searched this site and the internet in general and can't find any information which answers my question, so I thought I'd post it here. I have Full Text search operating on a database in SQL ...
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Collect information about currently running queries only when client timeout occurs

We would like to be able to collect information about all currently running queries when (and only when) a client timeout occurs in SQL Server 2008. I know I can collect information about the client ...
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Is it possible to configure Reporting Services to emit browser compatibility headers?

We have a dashboard that hosts some Reporting Services (2008) reports within frames. The dashboard runs in the browser's standards compliance mode, but this is causing some of the reporting services ...
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Passing NULL xml value to a certain CLR stored function crashes it when called in a certain way

Consider a CLR stored procedure that accepts an XML parameter and calls another stored procedure in the same schema: [SqlFunction(DataAccess = DataAccessKind.Read, IsDeterministic = false, ...
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Audit Queries in SQL Server 2008 Including Start Stop Times

I have SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. I know how to set up auditing on the SQL Server, but it looks like the audit logs don't include query start/stop times. We currently use a product called Splunk to ...
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SSMS causing Event ID 4674: SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege

Somewhat of a strange one. Recently my user id's been showing up in a number of Audit Success records in the Security event log of one of our production database servers with the below content (or ...
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How can I copy a user while preserving all privs?

We're changing domains. I'd like to create a new account for myself, NewDomain\Bob which has the same su-level privileges as OldDomain\Bob, to minimize the chance of disruption when IT flips the ...
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Can't get users default schema to change - SQL Server 2008

We are migrating from a SQL Server 2008 instance on a shared host to our own box. Our issue is we have a bunch of tables, procs and views that are prefaced with a schema (let's call the schema 'me') ...
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Transfer data from DynamoDB to SQL server 2008?

I want to transfer data from amazon dynamo DB to SQL server 2008. What are the tools or methods which can be used to do this ?
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Stored Procedure Performance Issue

I have a stored procedure that is stalling the database. If the stored procedure is run as a query, the results arrive nearly instantly. If the stored procedure is run as a stored procedure, with it's ...
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Transactional Replication Over Domain

I am trying to setup transactional replication in SQL Server 2008 R2 on two servers on separate domains. I am able to create the distributor, create the publication, and create the subscription, ...
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Last Known Successful DBCC CHECKDB

I understand that looking at DBCC PAGE is supposed to show me the last known good DBCC CHECKDB but I am not seeing this work correctly. I have a database that I know is corrupted. If I run DBCC ...
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Configuring SQL Server Job agent

I am trying to configure the SQL Server Job Agent using the following scripts USE [msdb] GO CREATE USER [mydbuser] FOR LOGIN [mydbuser] GO EXEC sp_addrolemember N'db_datareader', N'mydbuser' GO EXEC ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Deadlock Trace, Need Help Understanding It

I really need help on understanding this deadlock, i've already replaced the values, mind if anyone helps me interpreting where my deadlocks are coming from? What does e_waitpipegetrow mean? btw, i'm ...
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Requesting advice on creating a table controlled SQL job scheduler

I have been tasked with cleaning up a series of SQL jobs that send email updates about various data and system conditions in my company. Currently, there are a ton of jobs, each with its own SQL code ...
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Transactional Replication Error adding new subscription (null) article

When attempting to add a new subscription to an existing Transactional publication on 2008. It is all configured on 1 server as it is for Pre-Production testing. I get the following error when ...
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Identifying connection and publisher vs subscriber in merge replication scheme

We have an app that uses a central SQL Server 2008 database for folks here in the building on the domain. For teams out in the field - they connect to a local version of SQL Express while offline and ...
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Why is SSMS 2008 prompting me “if you are certain that you have added all the necessary full-text catalogs, click OK”

When I try to attach a database in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 (SSMS), I get prompted by this message: If you are certain that you have added all the necessary full-text catalogs, click OK. ...