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

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On DB2, who updated a record and what did the record look like before the update?

(SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard, database under full recovery) I have a table with fields id, firstname, lastname. A statement is executed: insert into dbo.sometable (id, firstname, lastname) values ...
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How to succesfully run a batch file in an SQL Agent job?

I have a SQL Agent Job which generates a specific report in PDF-file and then copies the PDF to a network directory and then deletes the PDF file in the source directory. The SQL Jobs consists of 2 ...
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When does a port get assigned if SQL Server is set to TCP Dynamic Ports

I'm trying to determine when a dynamic port is assigned to SQL Server. If the TCP/IP Properties have the TCP Dynamic Ports enabled, does that port get assigned at the time the Server is installed or ...
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How to set foreign key in table in one database that references a table in another database [closed]

Msg 1768, Level 16, State 0, Line 1 Foreign key 'FK_id' references object 'dbo.student' which is not a user table. Msg 1750, Level 16, State 0, Line 1 Could not create constraint. See ...
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Cursor doesn't print text when I tell it to

I have used WAITFOR combined with a cursor in the following script: create table orders(orderId int primary key,productId int,productName varchar(20)); insert into orders values(1,11,'book'); insert ...
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Sql agent job fails with access denied error

We are trying to execute a SQL agent job which executes a step to shut down a service on DEV ENV using CMDexec, but it fails with error below: Executed as user: ABC\mssql. System error 5 has ...
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SQL Server 2008 posibilities of having views from one database in another database?

I have a vendor database from I want to extract and transform certain information. As I dont want to change the structure of the original database due to licensing I therefor wondering if I can put ...
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Cannot connect to MS SQL 2008 R2 by DBVisualizer. “Native SSPI library not loaded” error

I try to connect to MS SQL 2008R2 database by DBVisualizer. I use jTDS driver, but following error occurs An error occurred while establishing the connection: Long Message: I/O Error: SSO Failed: ...
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Print the execution time on messages Pane?

How I can print the execution time of each query on messages Pane? For example the Select * from tbl1 runs for 10 mins then Select * from tbl2 runs for 15mins and so on.. Select * from tbl1 Go Select ...
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How to restore symmetric key on the new database?

I have an issue with symmetric key restoring on the another database. I have table in the first(old) database with encrypted column.(The table contains encrypted data) The key in the old database has ...
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Error with FUNCTION ( SQL Server 2008 ) - ''Cannot find either column…'

Friends, I have this Function: create function [dbo].[fn_xxx] ( @Nome varchar(100), @Descricao varchar(500) ) RETURNS @tbDados table ( Qtd int ) as Begin ...
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Minimum SQL Server rights that allow viewing column default values

I have an SQL Server 2008 database, some of the fields (columns) in some of the tables are configured with default values. I have a requirement to limit user security as much as possible, ideally ...
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How long does it take before an index on table makes a difference?

We are using SQL server 2008. We are doing a root-cause analysis on an event in production and trying to explain everything. This is the scenario: We had a query that runs twice a minute and takes 4 ...
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Ola Hallengren Index Optimise Script not Rebuilding Indexes [closed]

I have downloaded Ola Hallengren's script and deployed to master database. I run it using the below... EXECUTE dbo.IndexOptimize @Databases = 'USER_DATABASES', @FragmentationLow = NULL, ...
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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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When does SQL Server follow the Minimum Password Age policy?

According to this SQL Server 2008 whitepaper, SQL Server should only pay attention to the Minimum Password Age policy when the Check_Expiration (Enforce Password Expiration) option is turned on. Page ...
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Restore failed for server (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)

I am using SQL Server 2008. While I am restoring database from backup file I got the error. Restore failed for Server 'WIN-TUT3YRM1MMN\SQLEXPRESS'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) ...
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What is the purpose of the database 'owner'?

Today while troubleshooting a service broker problem, I discovered that the database owner was the Windows login of an employee who had left the company. His login had been removed and thus the query ...
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Agent service account shows as not clustered

One of the SQL Server 2008 R2 instances I administer is running on a two node Windows Cluster (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise) When I run the DMV sys.dm_server_services, SQL Server Service Account ...
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ComputerNamePhysicalNetBIOS and “Current Host Server” shows different machines

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance on a two node (say names X and Y) windows server cluster (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise). Server Manager on both nodes shows 'X' as the 'Current Host ...
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How to log successful login attempts to a database?

Is there a way to log database name when auditing logins in SQL Server (2005 and above)? I basically want to log the username and the database name the user successfully connected to. I have tried ...
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skip the rows that already imported in sql server 2008 r2

I used the sql server 2008 r2 wizard to import excel file to my DB, now I'm trying to import more excel sheets may have the same data that I imported before. how can I import these excel sheets to the ...
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How to query last restore date in SQL Server?

Is there a TSQL query that shows the last restore datetime for a certain database?
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When was a Database taken Offline

I am trying to find a way to figure out when was couple of my sql databases were taken offline. I checked the the logs but could not find any such info and moreover there is no default trace enabled. ...
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SQL Server Concise List Of Trace Flags

I did my 5 minute research and have not come up with a concise list, or even a list really except for Trace Flags (2012) which is a bit lacking. Looking at this query which uses 8691, I was wondering ...
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Using loops inside Openrowset

I'm trying to execute a query across around 200 servers using openrowset function. This function needs to execute in a loop - the query is sucessfull in SQL Server 2012 environments, but failing in ...
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Get list of rows in an hour bracket, grouped by 5 minute increments

Im beating my head the wall with this one. Using data from an attendance tracking table, I need to basically count how many people are inside the building at a given time, assuming that they are still ...
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Validate many SQL statements for correctness

I have about 150 reports generated from SQL statements. These reports are saved independently from the server. Some generated from sprocs, some from table-valued functions, but mostly just SQL ...
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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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TempDB will not shrink. No Open Transactions

I have a TempDB on SQL 2008 that has gotten very large (>40gb) and I want to shrink it down. I have used the dbcc shrinkdatabase, dbcc shrinkfile and the shrink command through Management Studio. I ...
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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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How to split a multivalued column, do a lookup and update another column?

This is a part of my previous question. How can I achieve the following for all the records in my table using a single query? SET @TeamMembers = TeamMembers from tblProjects where ID = '125' ...
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How does SQL Server know it was abnormally shutdown last time [closed]

I am doing background reading on this. Would like to know how does SQL Server know it was abnormally shutdown last time?
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Selecting 'edge' records in a sequence of data

I have a table of items which run sequentially by date with both a start and end for each entry: ID | Start | End ---------------------------------------- 1 | 2012-08-20 00:00 | ...
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sql server management studio backup error [closed]

hello, i want a back up for my database in sql server management studio. i am using ms sql. but when i try to back up , i take the following error: =================================== Backup failed ...
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need suggestions to improve view performance

I am looking to improve the performance of a view in SQL Server 2008. This view exists in a reporting database that is widely used by not-very-technical-folk to basically denormalize all of these ...
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Users cannot view tables in non-default schema in SSMS

I'm having an issue setting the VIEW DEFINITION permission appropriately at the schema level for one of my users. I've created the schema TestSchema and added some tables. The user currently has ...
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AVG function returns wrong average

I have a simple table with a column of type REAL. There are 2 rows in the table and the values are 0.23 and 0.24. If I run the following: SELECT AVG(MyColumn) FROM dbo.MyTable I would expect to ...
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Single query approach to split and copy string values in a column

This is a part of my previous question. I have the below logic to split a string value from a column in table tblProjects as below: SELECT @Docs = Documents FROM tblProjects WHERE ID = @ID SET ...
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Log shipping - switchover and failback

We are doing a planned failover and switch back from the primary to DR with mirroring. We do not have a separate monitor instance. Please help me with the following 1. Is it possible to switch back ...
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How to create a stored procedure with columns from three different tables in SQL Server 2008?

I'm a fresher and I would like to get some suggestions on how to create a stored procedure in which I have to select columns from three different tables. 2 columns customername and customercode from ...
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How can I reseed all identity columns?

I deleted all rows from 20 tables after disabling the constraints, triggers using the stored proc SP_MsForEachTable. Now before the import happens, I need to reseed all the identity columns back to ...
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SQL Server backup devices

I'm trying to find out how to detect if a backup device exists using T-SQL. This is how I create my backup device: EXEC master.dbo.sp_addumpdevice @devtype = N'disk', @logicalname = ...
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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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Multiple login mappings for linked server

Can we assign two logins for two different databases on target server. For example, I would like to create a Linked Server between ServerA and ServerB. ServerB has two databases on it and both using ...
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how to restrict user to run sql server database only on partiular ip only?

How to restrict user to run a SQL server database on in particular IP only? I have one database I just want to give to clients. But I wont Restrict that the database should run only on one ...
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ODBC Data Source SQL Server Connection - Login Failed For User

I have moved my database from an SQL 2005 to a server with SQL 2008. I am now trying to create an ODBC Data Source. I am using "With SQL Server authentication using a login ID and password ...
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Convert clustered primary key to non-clustered and use another column for the clustered index

I have a large table with a primary key (GUID) that is also the clustered index. There is already a integer sequence based field. So I want to leave the GUID as the PK and make the integer column the ...
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Find out what setting were used for a given stored procedure

As a follow-up to my previous question: is there a way to need to find out what the ANSI_NULLS and ANSI_PADDING etc. settings where when a given procedure was created in my database ? It seems my ...
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How do I prevent my clients viewing my database definition when it is installed on their server?

I want to give my database to the client to install on their server. However, I want to deny the client rights to see the tables and stored procedures and also want to restrict that database to run ...