This tag is for SQL Server 2008, major build version 10.00.xxxx.

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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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BULK INSERT permission on a single database

I work on a company that has straight IT security manners. I was hired as a Database Analyst in order to optimize some processes in our team. The problem is that I only have read and write permissions ...
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SQL Transaction Logs Overwrite

Server Detail: SQL Server 2008 R2 Production Set Up: In a production environment, I have a DBMR job scheduled to take transaction log backups for all the databases present in a DB server. This job ...
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Convert a date to yyyymmdd format

Which SQL command is recommended to convert a date to yyyymmdd format? convert(varchar(8), getdate(), 112); or convert(varchar, getdate(), 112) I notice that if I use the second one, it will ...
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Improving a search query [closed]

I have a query for search function. Basically search function allowed user to define what they "have" and "want". Then this query will filter out all the possible result which created by other user. ...
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Standard data types for email address, telephone number , first name, rixh text editor, etc

I want to build a database for our system using Sql Server 2008 R2. but i need to know what are the best data types for storing these info:- Email address Telephone number with extension, such as ...
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Storing more than 8000 bytes in a column [closed]

I have a column in one of the tables in my SQL Server database that can have more than 8000 characters. As the maximum allowed character length for a column in SQL Server is 8000, how can I store the ...
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Restore SQL Server 2012 backup to a SQL Server 2008 database?

Is there a way to restore a SQL Server 2012 database backup to a SQL Server 2008? I tried to attach file, it does not work.
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How to know which columns value is different between two rows

I am trying to compare two addresses from the same ID to see whether they match. For example: Id Adress Code Address 1 1 123 Main 1 2 123 Main 2 1 ...
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Installation failed in installing SQL Server 2008 SP3 on windows 8.1

Overall summary: Final result: SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then rerun SQL ...
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70-432 : SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance [closed]

Has anybody taken this certification exam? If so, how many years of experience do you have as a SQL Server DBA and how hard did you find the exam?
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How to programmatically remove a push subscription?

I have 4 databases, a publisher and 3 subscribers (transactional replication). In case of an error in the publisher I want to: delete all subscriptions create a new publisher make the two remaining ...
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LCK_M_SCH_M Blocking

I have 2 stored procedures (one vendor, one third party) that are constantly (monthly) stepping on each other. They both (for some reason) acquire a schema lock when all they are doing is updating ...
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Select Query takes more than a minute to retrieve data

I have a table that has 99 columns, all of them are not needed but they were there when we started. There is a Primary Key (Objectuid) which is a GUI and has the Clustered Index on the PK. The Table ...
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Unable to patch,uninstall or repair Reporting Sevices

I appear to have a corrupt installation of Reporting Sevices (2008) that I cannot repair or uninstall. Trying to repair this feature I get an error Message that says "The SQL Server feature ...
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SQL Server 2014 upgrade

I currently have websites running on SQL Server 2008 R2 - this is the version I also have installed on my own machine. I'm looking at moving my websites to a different provider, however they only run ...
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Stop agent job after executing for a certain number of hours

I have a scheduled job which runs nightly. I want it to stop itself at 07:00AM in the morning whether or not it is completed. I have seen some duplicates in the site but they don't exactly address the ...
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Upgrade BI server to 2014 and stay on 2008r2 with the database engine server

We would be happy to upgrade our SQL Server environments to 2014, but we have a tight budget for next year. Our BI server (SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition, that is used only for BI purposes) is ...
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Log Sequence Numbers in Full BackUp and Log Backup

My full back-up starts daily at 02:00 AM. It takes about 3 hours. I also take T-Log back-ups every 15 minutes (at 15,30,45 and 00 hours). I can verify the LSN sequences of T-log backups when I ...
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SQLDriverConnect fails when attempting to connect to Failover_Partner

SQLDriverConnect fails when attempting to connect to Failover_Partner. Connection string being used: Driver={SQL Native Client};Failover_Partner=tcp:dby;Server=tcp:dbx; ...
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How to identify which query is filling up the tempdb transaction log?

I would like to know how to identify the exact query or stored proc which is actually filling up the transactional log of TEMPDB database.
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Convert date and time

I have a column with about 100 records in datetime (for example 2004-08-09 12:20:41:000) and I would like to convert all records or update same time just date only with format mm-dd-yyyy. Thank you. ...
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How to choose suitable naming convention for Dimensional Table Column in a Data Mart?

I have done a lot of reading on naming columns for use in a data mart / data warehouse, as well as for general programming usage. For example, if I had a business branch in a normal application I ...
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SQL Server configuring both UCP and MDW on a single server

I'm trying to configure both UCP and MDW on a sql server. I have already setup UCP and it created [sysutility_mdw] database. Now when i try to setup MDW it is trying to use sysutility_mdw database ...
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How to allow to execute stored procedures but not writes?

I would like to set up a "reading" user on my SQL Server 2012 instance. I would like to allow him the right to execute any stored procedure, or function, or direct SQL statement, which retrieves data ...
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How to merge exported SQL Data into restored DB updating only changed rows?

We've just moved two databases from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 instance to another using BACKUP DATABASE on the original system and then RESTORE DATABASE on the new one. Everything went fine but then I ...
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Does full text search works with characters?

I have successfully created an FTS index on a column where we have stored the name of medicines e.g: Amoxicillin 250mg capsules 21 capsule Verapamil 160mg tablets 100 tablet When I search with the ...
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OS Paging too high in sql server

For one of my servers with below configuration: Total RAM: 32 GB CPU: 8 Max Server Mem: 22.5 GB Min Server:: 4 GB Edition: Enterprise Edition with 2k8R2 installed on SP3 ...
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Setting for default column type

Is there a setting in SQLServer 2008 and newer for default data type of date-time columns, i.e. datetime or datetime2? Actually more like something that would tell SQLServer to use datetime2 instead ...
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Can I deactivate log shipping jobs without raising errors?

I've set up log shipping from Server A to Server B. I then set it up from B to A when B was the primary. I've reverted back to A being primary and disabled the backup, copy and restore jobs ...
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Cascade primary key update to all referencing foreign keys

Is it possible to update a primary key column value with cascading the update among all the foreign keys referencing it ? # EDIT 1: When I run followinq query select * from sys.foreign_keys where ...
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Unable to install

Unable to install SQL Server 2008 in windows 8.1 64 bits it asks for .Net Framework 2.0 but I have already installed .Net Framework 4.5 with the OS.
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i have make a database program in visual basic 2010.how i can set the 2 programs to see each other on 2 pc? [closed]

i have make a database program in visual basic 2010.now the programm works fine but i want to install that program in another computer but how i can see the database from the other computer? for ...
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Is it possible to have 2 backup plans for a single database?

Is it possible to have two backup plans ? allow sysadmins to have their own SQL Server 2008 set of backups for a database allow DBAs to have their own separate backup plan We have had issues with ...
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How should I delete branch from adjacency list in SQL Server?

Given a basic acyclic adjacency list like this: What is the most effective way to handle deletions of branches? My current approach uses a recursive CTE to find all descendant nodes and their ...
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SQL Server permissions to create, restore, delete only some databases

On MS SQL Server 2008 R2, I need to have user which can create, restore, DBCC CHECKDB and then drop databases. But he must not be able to access or delete specified databases on server (security ...
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How to Select all child elements of a given Node in SqlHierarchyId?

I have a Node as /1/2/, Here I want to select all child Nodes of '/1/2/' Ex /1/2/1/ , /1/2/2/1/.../
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Count responses based on tale structure given below

Table:Answer_Master id_answer answer id_question 1 Yes 1 2 No 1 3 Yes ...
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sqlcmd returning NUL instead of NULL for tinyint column

sqlcmd -E -d MyDatabase -Q "sp_helpsubscription" -s "," -o file.csv -W -u Column 23 which is suppose to be a tinyint (subscriber_type) is output as NUL instead of NULL when the value is NULL. I ...
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Performance implications of using OPENQUERY in a view

Please see this question on stackoverflow : I am using an EasySoft ODBC driver to link a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express instance to Interbase and I am having some difficulty with getting metadata ...
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EXEC Multiple procedures in parallel?

SQL Server 2008. I have several stored procedures. I would like to execute them all in parallel, not serially. How can I do this?
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Report individual changes to data

I need to produce a daily extract on the individual changes to a dataset. So, there are 14 tables containing product and customer information and the extract must only show records from each table ...
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I couldn't see Conflict tables in replication monitor SQL Server 2008 R2 in Merge Replication

I work with merge replication in SQL Server 2008 R2. In the replication monitor I can't see conflict table, I must to see conflict tables in "MSmerge_conflicts_info", please help me. How to see ...
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Import and export Excel data into a SQL server database

I have SQL Server 2008 64 bit Developer’s Edition installed on my machine, and Microsoft Office 2013 Professional 64bit. I have been trying to import and export some Excel data from an Excel sheet ...
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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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PAGEIOLATCH_SH and LCK_M_IX wait type

I'm seeking for a resolution into wait types I observe on one of my servers. I've been keeping wait statistics for a long time and can positively say that the top two are PAGEIOLATCH_SH and LCK_M_IX ...
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How to list the permissions on User-Defined Table Types?

I am using some user-defined table types. They are very useful. you can see information about them by running this simple script: SELECT o.* from sys.table_types o I have a procedure that shows me ...
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I need help migrating data through databases

I have a web page with some data about the users. Recently, I made a complete change and start developing a new portal and of course a new DB structure. My question : What is the best way to migrate ...
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Reduce Clustered Index seek cost SQL Server 2008 R2

I am running a query and it has records in the hundreds of thousands, it takes more than 20 mins to fetch data. After running the execution plan i noticed that clustered index seek cost can be be the ...
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SQL Server 2008: how much RAM memory should SQL Server use in a 8GB RAM server?

We have SQL Server 2008 and 8GB RAM in a customer, hosted in a Windows 2008 R2 SP1, and consider the following amount of free memory: and consider the following running programs: Scenario: ...