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Mapping a Login to a User

On my production system I login to SQL Server with CPSDOM\mconnors. When I execute SELECT CURRENT_USER; it returns CPSDOM\mconnors. We use Windows authentication on our DBs. On my test system I ...
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Could not open File Control Bank (FCB) for invalid file ID X when restoring from snapshot

We have a scenario in which we, during integration tests, make a backup of an existing database and restore it under a new name. We then create a snapshot of our "new" database. After each test we ...
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Query to report disk space allocation and used space

We are using 6 databases in total for an application, and we can only share 4TB of space among all 6 auto-grow databases (via SAN storage). I'd like to write a query (report) for a single database ...
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DISTINCT Role in SELECT

I have a table with commercial agents and some invoices that they have manipulated. I am searching the agents based on very simple conditions, such as whether the invoice identifiers are null or not. ...
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How to include concatenated values in a dynamic pivot column value?

I am extending a dynamic pivot query. The original query works fine. In the second query, instead of displaying the date as a value for the pivot column, I would like to display a concatenated column. ...
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KILLED/ROLLBACK query doesn't stop running

I've tried to kill a query on ms sql server management studio. Now it has the status killed/rollback. When I use: kill 74 with statusonly it doesn't make any progress. It is still at 0%. How can I ...
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How to backup SQL Server database once evaluation period has expired

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio from last one month that is evaluation period software. I'm not able to login in management studio. when I enter my user name and password it gives the ...
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Trim a value in an xml column in MS SQL Server

I have a database with an XML column. I am trying to update (trim) an xml value of the xml column. I am running on Windows, SQL Server 2008 Express. I did not find any way to trim directly in Xquery ...
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SQL Server Maintenance Plan Help

SQL Server Maintenance Plan Help I'm using SQL Server Maintenance and found a way to selectively turn on and off various features of the plan via it's associated job shown in Figure A. This can be ...
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Why do linked servers have a limitation of 10 branches in a CASE expression?

Why does this CASE expression: SELECT CASE column WHEN 'a' THEN '1' WHEN 'b' THEN '2' ... c -> i WHEN 'j' THEN '10' WHEN 'k' THEN '11' END [col] ...
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Receiving error Error: 18059, Severity: 20, State: 1 in the SQL Logs

I'm using SQL Server 2008 Sp3 Lately I'm having errors in the SQL Logs: Error: 18059, Severity: 20, State: 1. The connection has been dropped because the principal that opened it ...
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Database design for Magazine website

I need to design a CMS based website using asp.net web form (c#) and MS SQL Server as backend database for a magazine website which will have monthly issue. I am finding it hard to design a database ...
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Automatically updating Remote Server(B) Table when there is a Update in Server(A) Table with different schemas

I am having an Update trigger in Server A calling a Stored Procedure on Server B(through Linked Server) to update rows in Table2 in Server B, whenever there is a update in rows in Table1 (in Server A)....
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SQL Login currently in use or not

Recently we did a change on a client's production server. The change was to rename an sa login. Once we renamed the sa login we found out the client was having a problem because sa login was used in ...
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Help me about syntax STUFF (SELECT… for XML PATH)

Here is script of 3 table: create table products( pid varchar(10), pname varchar(20)); create table [Order Details]( oid varchar(10), pid varchar(10), quantity int); create table orders ( oid ...
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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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Get the 2nd or 3rd occurrence of a value in a delimited string

I have the following table: ========================================================== | Name_Level_Class_Section | Phone Num | ======================================================...
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Please explain why deadlock is detected in my example

I think Deadlock will happen when T1 lock tabA and T2 lock tabB. Then querying T1 to tabB (locked by T2) and T2 querying to tabA (locked by T1). So T1 and T2 will wait and wait till end of life! But ...
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ERROR: Failed to convert parameter value from a String to a DateTime

I have faced this error: Failed to convert parameter value from a String to a DateTime when trying to pass multiple selected dates from checkboxlist to my parameter to be used in sql. I have tried ...
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Transient Log Shipping Restore Error - Could not redo log record (172980:741440:22), for transaction ID (0:1889746485), on page (1:28106052)

I'm running SQL Server 2008 r2 sp3 and am taking transaction log backups every 5 minutes from my primary server in a log shipping scenario. I have multiple standby servers that are log shipped to. On ...
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Collect disk space metrics for whole SQL Server instance

I am quite new to SQL Server. I would like to collect database disk space metrics for the SQL Server instance as a whole. I have found a code sample that can collect disk space information per ...
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Can I convert date format for this value '19920000'?

I have a value 19920000. This is date format yyyyMMdd. I want to save by date field in the table. You may see it is invalid data because day and month value is zero. Can I convert date format to this ...
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Is there a better alternative than LIKE for this query?

I am trying to retrieve data from a table where there are codes for projects which are identified by the first three numbers, the rest are unique. So, for example, the query is: SELECT * FROM TableA ...
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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 export select statement to Excel using script

I have a project that requires me to create a script for migration between test and live data-bases. What i want to do is create an extract from the test database into an excel sheet or a txt file ...
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How can I add a rowversion column to a large table with minimal downtime

Using SQL Server 2008 and later, I want to add a rowversion column to a large table however when I simply ALTER TABLE [Tablename] ADD Rowversion [Rowversion] NOT NULL Then the table is unavailable ...
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How to handle TimeZone properly in SQL Server?

My local development server is in the Middle East, but my production server is in the UK. I need to show the date to the user in their time zone. For example, if a user is in Saudi Arabia then I ...
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SQL: transfer database schema

If i want to transfer schema ownership to another schema i know that i need to use something like: ALTER SCHEMA destinationschema TRANSFER sourceschema.objectname; But how is it different from: ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Restore COPY_ONLY full backup with transaction logs

After doing some research I cannot seem to find an answer to this question. Background I am attempting to setup a backup plan that fits the following three requirements: Reliability of backups, ...
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Pre-checking execute privs for SPs

We have a number of DBs where EXECUTE privs are required on a SP by SP basic. We have other DBs where we don't need to do this at all. In the latter case, I understand that this is a blanket GRANT, ...
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Are there any risks to granting users SQL Server SHOWPLAN permission?

I'm doing some performance tuning on a large SQL server 2008 database, and the IT group is unwilling to give SHOWPLAN permission. In the past, "Show Execution Plan" has been the most effective way to ...
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How to convert datetime string of different formats in a valid datetime in SQL 2008

I have a table in SQL database in which there is an NVARCHAR(MAX) column. In it, the data is stored as 'Datetime1&Datetime2&Datetime3&Datetime4...'(& separated dates. I know this is ...
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Easily show rows that are different between two tables or queries

Imagine you have two different tables/queries that are supposed to have/return identical data. You want to verify this. What's an easy way to show any unmatched rows from each table just like the ...
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Automatic decimal rounding issue

The question is relatively simple. I need to calculate 3 columns where the mid results are huge decimals, and I'm running into a problem early on with SQL Server basically rounding the decimals ...
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How do I order by NULLS LAST if my database doesn't support it?

Select FullName, Login FROM [User] ORDER BY FullName desc, login asc Results FullName Login ----------------------------- ------------------------------ M...... ...
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SSRS 2008 Broken in Chrome

Note, this is 2008, not 2008 R2. This isn't an unknown problem, but I can't seem to get it to work. Seems like all of the solutions I've tried relate to 2008 R2 and above versions. Chrome updated and ...
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Effect of Reorganizing and Rebuilding an index [closed]

What are the effects of Index Rebuilding and Reorganizing on clustered and non-clustered indexes. How does these 2 operations affect the logical storage and physical storage of data in Hard disk?
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Migrating from DEV SQL Server to PROD - Any Point to Script the Statistics from DEV to prod?

I have a new database (powers a new website) in a dev environment. I have everything scripted out to create the DB, objects, and data in my production environment. In that DB, auto create and auto ...
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MSG 666 when running an insert query on 80M-row indexed table

Strangely, my stored procedure started to receive Msg 666 for some input data. Stored procedure fails on the last step when it tries to insert a row into a table with the following structure: ...
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Minimum permission needed for GRANT CRUD ON

I have a certificate set up to do cross database CRUD operations. The certificate is linked to a user in each destination database. I sign any stored procedures in the source database with the ...
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SQL Server : View names

I'm coming from an Oracle background and came across code to create a SQL Server view which I've never seen before. We have a view called viewA (for example) Within the script to generate the view I ...
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Export Stored Procedure Results To CSV

I have seen many options for doing such, however most of them involve using bcp or using exec master..xp_cmdshell which I am unable to use on my server (security restrictions). I was looking at ...
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How to query last restore date in SQL Server?

Is there a T-SQL query that shows the last restore datetime for a certain database?
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How to prevent transaction log getting full during index reorganize?

We have multiple machines where we have pre allocated the size of the transaction log to 50gb. The size of the table that I am trying to reorganize is 55 - 60 gb but is going to continuously increase. ...
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Howto transfer tracefile into a trace table without loosing the sort order?

I have traced some data into a trace table into Sql Server using the Profiler GUI. This table has the following structure: It contains the SQL statements as well as execution plans in the TEXTDATA ...
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Combining multiple-row data into a single row

I have a table that has columns like following ID Number Value1 User1 Value2 User2 Value3 User3 -- ------ ------ ----- ------ ----- ------ ------ 1 123 0 Jack 1 123 ...
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Re integrate MSSQL 2008 to new Active Directory

I have a server which was joined to an AD Domain, then installed with MSSQL Server 2008 R2 and System Center Operations Manager 2012's Reporting Server on it. The same server had the Active Directory ...
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Query to extract all SQL database roles with INSERT and/or UPDATE privileges

I've taken over the support for a SQL 2008 database and there are a multitude of custom roles (25+) associated within. I'm trying to figure out which of the custom roles have the ability to perform ...
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Upgrading SQL Server 2008 failover cluster node to SQL Server 2012 failover cluster node [closed]

Please I want someone to help me with step by step method of upgrading SQL Server 2008 with failover cluster node on two different machines to SQL Server 2012 without losing the existing settings/...
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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 ...