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Why should an application not use the sa account

My first question ever, please be gentle. I understand that the sa account enables complete control over a SQL Server and all the databases, users, permissions etc. I have an absolute belief that ...
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Database fragmentation and heap SQL Server

We have critical performance issues with our production database (its around 300 gb size) We have run the following script for a few huge tables : DECLARE @db_id SMALLINT; DECLARE @object_id INT; ...
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Auditing the View Server State permissions on Server [closed]

We noticed that one of our servers has permissions granted to "all" users for "view server state". I am wondering if there is a way to audit the DMV's used by the user(s) on a regular basis as this ...
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Microsoft SQL Server partitioning with on premise server

I'm planning for a small hosted ASP.NET application which uses a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database. One of the users which uses the application doesn't want his data to be stored in a remote database ...
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Migration script fires 'The data definition language (DDL) command cannot be executed at the Subscriber'

Yesterday I had run a migration script, produced by Visual Studio 2008 schema compare option, on a SQL Server 2008 database. It had run correctly. But today, when I executed the same script, it threw ...
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SQL - ignore new columns in Access

At my company we download an Acces DB daily, SQL pulls that file to update a Spotfire file. Sometimes the Access file has had columns added. This causes an error in SQL and stops the Spotfire ...
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syscacheobjects is cleared randomly

Microsoft SQL Server Web Edition (64-bit) Version 10.50.1600.1 SQL Server 2008 R2 I have noticed that we are getting a lot of execution plan re-complilcations - first executions quite slow, ...
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Historical dbcc checkdb results

Is there a better way of accessing historical dbcc checkdb result history (if output logging was not used at runtime) than xp_readErrorLog? EXEC xp_readErrorLog {0-20}, 1, N'CHECKDB'; SQL Server ...
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Cannot create 64bit ODBC DSN entry to local SQL2008R2

Environment: SQL Server 2008 R2 server (Express Edition) running under Windows 7 64bit Professional. I want to access the server locally via 32bit VB-application and 64bit Web application. SQL ...
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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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Unicode character replication MSSQL to MYSQL in Symmetric DS

I'm doing replication from MSSQL to MYSQL using symmetricds and it is working fine. Now , the problem is: In the SQL Server table , I have a column defined as NVARCHAR(20) which accepts unicode ...
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Data transfer in sql server 2008

I have following requirement In SQL server 2008,Trying to implement in stored procedure source table T with 100000 records need to be insert into destination table T1.A Job will be schedule for this ...
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How to split url in sql server like this

Here is the url www.abc.com/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/i I want result like this www.abc.com/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/i www.abc.com/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h www.abc.com/a/b/c/d/e/f/g www.abc.com/a/b/c/d/e/f ...
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How to break down RELATIONAL data into HIERARCHY data structure?

I have a query that returns the following dataset: RELATIONid MAPid D1id D2id D3id 4999 4999 626 1250 7 5000 5000 626 1250 8 For the next step, I need to bind those ...
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nvarchar(max) converting to varchar and table optimization

I am working with a table that has all character types set to nvarchar some of them are nvarchar(max). We are converting all these to varchar and specifying a character width based upon the actual ...
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Found errors in table after executing DBCC CHECKTABLE command

I am trying to alter table to add primary key ALTER TABLE GeoCity ADD CONSTRAINT PK_GeoCity PRIMARY KEY(locId) and got this error message Msg 1750, Level 16, State 0, Line 1 then I run ...
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SQL Server replication conflicts after migration from 2000 to 2008

I got a suggestion over at Stackoverflow to post here....greatful for any and all help. Please bear with me I think this might take a while to explain. For many years now my company has hosted a ...
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Deadlock from select statements

I am getting deadlock from 2 select statements. What is the reason for that? And how can I fix this issue? Deadlocked processes: 11278 Victim process: 5185 Lock type: Index/(Key) Both ...
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SQL Server: update trigger fires before insert trigger

I have an application with a SQL Server-hosted database. I do not have access to the application code, but I do have full access to the database. I have added my own custom auditing to a table to ...
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how to set “result to text” with a tsql statement in sp?

is there any way to set "result to text" within of SP while this execute a process? a tsql stament? Thanks.
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sp_cursoropen and parallelism

I'm running into a performance problem with a query that I can't seem to get my head around. I pulled the query out of a cursor definition. This query takes seconds to execute SELECT A.JOBTYPE FROM ...
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how can I delete records when my disk drive is full?

My data folder of SQL as filled up the space of my local drive. I have 150KB free space left in the drive. So I have to delete some records to regain space. But when I run the delete query it says ...
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How would I grant select on a table being used in a different database to a user role in SQL?

I have a view that's selecting rows from a table on a different database. When calling this view from my application I get an inner exception thrown saying the application user is not able to access ...
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Hiding a SQL Server vs Turning Off SQL Browser

Can anyone explain the difference between turning off the SQL Browser service and Hiding an instance through the SQL Server Configuration Manager? I've always assumed they do the same thing and have ...
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what is relation between sql server back file size and space required for restoring database

I am using sql server 2008. I have taken full backup of my database. Its backup file file (.bak) is around 750 MB. Sql Server is installed on c drive which contains 5 GB free space. When i try to ...
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How to force drop database in SQL Server 2008

I'm trying to force drop a database, but after dropping the database, when I try to recreate the database, I'm getting the error cannot create file C:\Program Files.....[databasename].mdf because ...
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Import .bak into SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

I have a custom program that uses a database. I have little knowledge of servers but the way it works is by using a "local" server in the same computer as the one where the program is installed. I am ...
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How to Backup a Database with Specific Date Range in SQL Server 2008? [duplicate]

I have a database around 160 GB size. I want to backup the database with specific date range. Example the database contains from 2013 to until today. I want to backup database from '2015-01-01 ...
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How do you kick users out of a SQL Server 2008 database?

We need to do a restore, and cannot because other users are connected. We thought we had disconnected every process, but apparently not. How can we, from Management Studio, kick off everyone else so ...
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Custom ORDER BY

Are there other ways to use ORDER on my results? 20150507094958A DISPOSED 2015-05-07 09:50:00.853 Samuel MONEY 20150507094958A DISPOSED 2015-05-22 09:25:00.000 Jeff AUTOMOBILES ...
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Upgrading SQL Server 2008 Standard to Enterprise

I'm trying to do the upgrade but when it asks me for the Product Key for the current version, I can't find it. When I go on the MSDN website for it, it says that a key is not necessary for this ...
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Index design question

This query runs for 60 seconds: SELECT mychecklis0, .... FROM dbo.MyChecklistStatus mychecklis0_ WHERE mychecklis0_.AppFormSubSectionId=@P0 AND mychecklis0_.ProfileId=@P1 There is an index created ...
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Database engine installation failed

Being asked to implement an application for purchasing management, the database managing system which I have to install, is SQL Server 2008. I am having some issues while installing the main ...
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How to view an encrypted view or stored procedure

I am working on a third party database. When I try to view the definition of a view by right clicking, CREATE TO and then to NEW QUERY EDIT WINDOW, I am getting an error: This property may not ...
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Pivots giving too many results

I'm trying to learn how this pivot thing works. I don't think I'm understanding it quite right. I just want to do a simple count for a bunch of item types that have some statuses. The table I'm ...
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Upgrade to SQL Server 2012 [closed]

We are currently running SQL Server 2008 Standard edition, 4 processors / 16-core and 32 GB RAM. In the last 3 months number of requests per week raised from 11.1 millions to 72.1 million and the ...
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Insert/Update SQL Server Stored Procedure

I have to insert or update into a table depending on a record. I am using a stored procedure to do this. I am very new to SQL Server and stored procedures. I tried to follow various articles and ...
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SQL Server 2008 Edition Upgrade Enterprise Evaluation to Standard problem

On my Windows Server 2012 machine SQL Server 2008 evaluation time has expired. After Edition Upgrade nothing happens, SQL Service doesn't start. In service log still is information about expired ...
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How to do housekeep the database in sql server 2008 by specific date range?

I have database with around 160 GB size. The database contains the data is from 2013 to until today, there are 180 tables, I want to remove the records in specific date range like 2013 to 2014 in all ...
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Moved tempdb, now File 'tempdev2' does not exist

I moved the tempdb first locating the files: use master select name, physical_name from sys.master_files where database_id = DB_ID('tempdb'); GO then I moved each file: use master go alter ...
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SQL Server Failover cluster installation fails `RequireKerberos` to value '1'

Hi I am trying to create a SQL Server Failover cluster. Windows Cluster is configured and working as expected but now when I try to install SQL Server it throws the following error: OS: ...
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Information about a column and the data it holds?

I'm working with a table that has 3 different dates associated with each item in the table. I don't understand what each time is so I want to know if there's a standard place that the person who made ...
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Updateable Subscriptions: Rows do not match between Publisher and Subscriber

I have transactional replication with updatable subscribers set up in SQL Server 2008. It has 3 subscribers and 1 publisher. I had to setup replication again due to some errors related to the database ...
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How Columns_update() Function Works in Trigger To Find Updated Columns Name

I am in confuse about trigger function Columns_Update(). i Have Basic Idea about this function that it returns a varbinary and it is use to get updated Columns in Trigger even i have Find The code ...
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SQL Server to MySQL sync, using Workbench, FreeTDS, and iODBC on 10.9

I've been struggling to get the MySQL Workbench to behave properly to complete the following: With Mavericks (OS X 10.9), connect to a SQL Server and create a migration job to a MySQL server. The ...
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SQL Script to Drop old AD logins, Inactive SQL Logins and all related Users

Related Question: SQL Server script to delete accounts no longer in Active Directory Whilst the above question points out the rather handy sp_validatelogins procedure, i'd like to extend this ...
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SELECT all rows when a variable is null [closed]

How do you select all values when @Troop is NULL. And if there's a better way to do this all together then what would that be? WHERE DateModified BETWEEN @BeginDate AND @EndDate AND ...
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Suppressing the SSMS prompt to save changes

Is it possible to configure SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). so that the dialog box shown above does not appear when I close an unsaved query window?
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Recursive cte addition in SQL

I need to add the total value to the parent nodes.(totaling the total value to base to top levels). 118 records are there and 1-8 levels. Root ACCCODE='00001' Root ACCPARENTCODE='0' Eg: adding ...
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Rollback Committed transaction in SQL Server

Is it possible to rollback a committed transaction? I have deleted all the data in a table. The delete statement is inside Begin Transaction and I have committed the transaction with a commit ...