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

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Count responses based on tale structure given below

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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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Two instances sharing same system database?

I have a situation that I encountered with one of my clients, that I have never seen before. They are running SQL Server Express 2008 R2. There are two instances of SQL Server installed - a default ...
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Any caveats using SQL Server 2008 CDC off replicated tables?

Main TRX System ---- Replicated to ---> "Archive" --- CDC/ETL --> Some NOSQL DB... For performance reasons we never run any ETL off the main transnational system only off the archive. I ...
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Table design for optimum performance

For example let's say I have to create a table called Employee with columns EmployeeID, Name, DOB, Address, DepartmentID[FK]. So I create the table as follows with a primary key and a nonclustered ...
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Problem when querying audit file when audit is enabled

I'm trying to audit DML operations for a specific principle on a database. For this, I configured Audit under Server -> Security and Database -> Database Audit Specifications and enabled both of them. ...
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SQL Server : error 15208 Level 16, State 1, Line 1

Trying to Backup a certificate from SQL Server causes this error: Msg 15208, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 The certificate, asymmetric key, or private key file does not exist or has invalid format. ...
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Full text catalog missing a keyword

We have a full text catalog on one of our databases but one keyword does not work. e.g: select * from table where name = 'jon' -- result set returns as expected select * from table where ...
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Where statement involving isnull/case

Here is my query: [SuggestedRetailPrice] > 0 AND (ISNULL( CASE WHEN [AdEnd] < GETDATE() THEN [AdPrice] END, [BasePrice]) )/[SuggestedRetailPrice] > 0.8 ...
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Error when start to attach mdf - : parameter name: ncolindex actual value was -1 (Microsoft.Sql Server.Grid Control)

Got the following error when first attempted to attach a database parameter name: ncolindex actual value was -1 (Microsoft.Sql Server.Grid Control) What does this mean and how do I correct ?
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SQL: Dynamic Pivot Column, In the column's row value How to get Top 1 value

In my following query I need to get the top 1st record's value in pivot row value. So basically I get all parts and if there is a service entry with that part and a revision number I used that ...
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Altering the size of user defined datatype in SQL Server

I had created the user defined datatype varchar(5)..But now i have to change the size as varchar(10)..the thing is the udd is used in many tables.. can anyone help me to change the size without using ...
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Accidentally deleted records in MS SQL Server 2014

I have a very big problem with SQL Server data lost. Recently, i have performed SQL replication. and i found out that all exising records/rows in the subscriber was totally erased and replaced by the ...
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SQLServer dependency graph and performance

I have a large stored procedure running on SQLServer2008 to produce a report on the previous day's data. It rehashes data from 12 tables, including a lot of ORDER by date and CASTS. Among others, it ...
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Prevent gaps while using Identity/sequence object in sql server

I have a table and I am trying to insert values in it. I want to prevent gaps in the primary key column. For primary column I have tried using Identity / sequence objects. I know that this is ...
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Exporting data using SBIDS

I have created lots of SQL reports using Microsoft Visual studio (from BIDS as part of the SQL package). I am running 2008R. When I export the data I would like to export to Access instead of the ...
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Measure fragmentation of a single index?

We are measuring the impact of different defrag approaches that we do one index at a time. How do we query to see fragmentation of a single index, by index name (or table + index). This is on SQL ...
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Linked Server from SQL Server 2008 to Oracle not working

I have tried to make a linked server from SQL server 2008 to Oracle Server. I have successfully made a Linked Server from another machine to that oracle server but the one I'm making on my machine ...
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SQL named instance cannot be connected by a specific user

SQL server 2008 R2. It has default instance running and a couple of named instance. - I can connect to both default instance and named instances. - User can connect to default instance but he is not ...
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Import from one table in two tables where I need the auto-generated primary key in the second table

followning scenario: 3 Tables 1 Table name,street,country,bank This table needs to be imported to Table1 Address(Primary Key Autoincrement ID),name,street,country Table2 Address,bank So I need ...
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Update existing (old) rows vs delete and insert when needed

I'm building a database system that needs to store login tokens for a system that validates if a users login token is valid or outdated. The table is pretty simple UserID int Primary Key LoginToken ...
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Will SQL Server 2014 not cause problems with a SQL Server 2008 DB?

I will be doing development work on a SQL Server 2008 database. I am planning on buying a copy of SQL Server for this project. I am wanting to verify that the latest SQL Server version, 2014, won't ...
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SQL Server 2008 ENT + add SSL to Named Instance (not default)

Need to know if anyone has seen or knows how to load an SSL Cert for a named instance in SQL Server 2008 or above? I have loaded many on the default instance but not on a Named Instance. Go through ...
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Subscription fails with Incorrect syntax near '9'

In my Distributor To Subscriber History I get the following error: Command attempted: 9 (Transaction sequence number: 0x0018E94F0000207A006200000000, Command ID: 59) Error messages: ...
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Sql Server Agent Job

In my Local SQL Server 2008 I created a scheduled job (like daily email will send to particular user from the database based on condition). Now I decided to host my schedules in hosting server so can ...
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Good pattern to run SQL Server 2008 CDC changes

I have CDC working on my server and it works well. I have followed various tutorials etc... I'm looking for the best way to write a SQL stored procedure that will continuously give me the latest ...
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Replication saying my snapshot Publication Does Not Exist. But it does exist

enter code hereI used the SQL Server (2008) wizard to create a new snapshot publication on my sever called "BlinkViewsOnly" in the BlinkDataMaster database. Publication was created successfully. I ...
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SQL server replication error - the row was not found at the Subscriber

I am doing transactional replication on specific tables. I am getting an error: The row was not found at the Subscriber when applying the replicated command. (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: ...
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same query different servers,different execution plan and time

I have this query and it runs less than 2 minutes on Test but on Prod it takes 10 minutes. Both are the same version,CPU,RAM,OS the same. I have four tempdb files on Prod but one one Test. I ...
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how to check the condition before running the sequence container in ssis2005

I need to split the DB into Current(2012,2013,2014) and History(previous to 2012). Every year I need the oldest year should move to history DB i.e if 2015 enters then 2012 should move to history. ...
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Track record deltas/changes on SQL Server 2008

Trying to build some sort of ETL process that copies rows from SQL Server into Elasticsearch indexing server. My ETL process should be able: Detect new rows inserted to the SQL Server table. Detect ...
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SSIS - the 1st item in the data flow package view always imports way slower than the others

In the SSIS data flow task, I've been importing CSV files to my SQL Server via Flat File Source -> OLE DB Destination. When I'm setting things up in the package design preview, if I have just one ...
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SQL Server : delete user to make it “dbo”

I want to set one of the Active Directory users I have in my database as the owner of the database. But I know this user is used on many scripts and Excel pivot tables. Now if I delete the user from ...
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How to view contents of .sdf file?

I want to view contents of .sdf file but im not able to open the file, is there any way to open thi file and see its contents, could anyone please help on this?
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Transactional Replication

SQL server 2008 R2. I have set up transactional replication on 40 tables in a database (other tables don't replicate). There was an issue in the morning and it is fixed now. I resynchronised the ...
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SQL Server 2008 database is not coming online after restore.. Pleae need help asap

I have restored a 1TB database and now it shows the restore completed 100% but the database is not accessible. sp_who2 has a SPID 50 performing this restore but current command its showing is ...
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Login failed for a user in a Domain Local Group

I have recently been considering moving from using SQL Logins in my applications, to a model using Windows Authentication using Active Directory groups My intention is to allow users access to ...
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Transaction log backups during index maintenance

We have a database with large and complex files and fragmented indexes. The environment is SQL 2008 Full recovery model and Mirrored which limits me to reorganizing. The backup strategy is Full ...
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Transaction Time out error C#

Database Type : SQL server 2008 R2 Issue description: There are two machines. One is server machine(OS- Windows server Enterprise) another one is client machine(OS- Windows 7 professional). In Both ...
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SQL Server query result: missing zero before decimal point for -1 < float < 1

I have SQL Server 2008 Express with linked Oracle db. When querying Oracle from SQL Server, I receive for example ,96 instead of 0,96 for float type columns. Any idea how to configure this on ...
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Sql Azure: The session limit for the database is 8000 and has been reached

I am getting following exception in SQL Azure, my SQL Server database is a web version, and I am getting this error in SQL Server Management Studio (when connecting). Also this is happening when ...
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Remote scan in OpenXMl

I'm looking for some advice on OPENXML. Specifically, the performance. I am seeing very slow performance on a very small piece of XML. Something about this is causing a Remote Scan. Any ideas on how ...
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Import remote SQL Server 2008 Express database to local SQL Server 2008 Standard database

I would like to create a SQL Server agent job that would run every 10 minutes. The job would check for new records in a table on a remote database (linked server already created), if exist the job ...
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Do link servers cache remote database connections?

I have set up a link server from a database server (SQL2008) to my local SQLEXPRESS db, using the actual database as its Failover Partner. I then stopped the SQLEXPRESS service and I could still ...
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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 Server 2008 R2 replication server runs faster than primary

I run a simple query like select * from table and i take the following results: primary database : 90 seconds replication database : 2 seconds The tables are identical and have the same indexes in ...
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SQL Server grouping and merging rows in new columns

I have the following question i would appriciates your kind assistant to get the output mentioned below: I need to get new report that has the following data : Passengers traveling together in the ...
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MSmerge_expand_sp triggers conflict in SQL Server

I am adding new data using SQL Server merge replication over web and getting this type of error. Could not find stored procedure 'dbo.MSmerge_expand_sp_A749C9F4793740CEA94A470F27259788'. Can ...
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Minimizing possible trigger impact

I'm trying to make sure a trigger doesn't cause trouble. (Quixotic, I know!) Is there more I can do to the trigger below to make it bullet-proof? Details: We have a huge table we don't control ...
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CHECK constraint ignored during INSERT SELECT

I have the following 2 tables (simplified): CREATE TABLE dbo.[StagingTable] ( HostName [nvarchar] (max) NULL ,UserName [nvarchar] (max) NULL ,AccountType [nvarchar] (max) NULL ) CREATE TABLE ...