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

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Can autoshrink permanently damage a database? [duplicate]

I've been given the task of finding out why our server is slow. I ran a stored procedure I downloaded called sp_Blitz. It let me know that our database had auto-shrink enabled, and to disable it. So, ...
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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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SQL Server log for revoke statements

I am trying to figure if SQL Server has a feature to log when a user fires statements as revoke, delete from, etc. It would be great to see which user has fired the command, date and time, and which ...
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Paging in SQL Server: Is an order by clause required? (currently, rows are being missed)

We have some code that pages through a SQL result. (Currently running on SQL Server 2008) We notice that when paging is done, some rows are not returned. Let me clarify this a bit: nHibernate ...
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Select Statement to generate result, for Group by per second and link with Table

i tried to search in existing queries but didnt find any related thread. i would like to run a query in user table (for example), and like to get output result on per second bases. and give me zero ...
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Is it possible for unique column to contain multiple null values SQL Server 2008 [duplicate]

I want to migrate data contained in an Oracle Table A to SQL Server. The table A contains a column CIN with unique constraint but mutliple null values. The problem is that SQL Server is rejecting the ...
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ISO Week vs SQL Server Week

Okay so I have a report that does a this week vs last week comparison and our customer noticed that their data was "funky". Upon further investigation we found it was not doing weeks correctly ...
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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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Reference a newly created computed column in the same query where we create it

SELECT (SUBSTRING(Column1,1,3)) AS ComputedColumn WHERE ComputedColumn !="dec" INTO Table2 FROM Table1; This is an example where I have a computed column (which is essentially created by using an ...
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How to enable windows authentication on server that is not part of domain

We have an SQL server instance running on a standalone server (not part of the organizations domain network). Is there any way that we can use windows authentication to logon to sql server without ...
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Should order of column in where clause be same as the index order?

I was reading this use-the-index-luke.com which explains in detail how indexes work. One of the things this person has re-iterated that the order of indexes matter a lot and to make the query fast the ...
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SQLCMD.exe in SQL Server 2012 does not give real-time output logging [closed]

I'm running a long-running stored procedure using sqlcmd.exe for automation purposes. However, I observed that in SQL Server 2012, sqlcmd.exe does not produce real-time logging. It displays only when ...
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What is a non-clustered index scan

I know what table scan, clustered index scan and index seek is but my google skills let me down to find a precise explanation into non clustered index scans. Why and when a query uses a non clustered ...
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What are the possible causes for sp_reset_connection taking a long time to execute?

Why would the sp_reset_connection system stored procedure be taking longer than a few milliseconds to execute, as viewed through SQL Server Profiler? I took a simple trace from a production system ...
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Corrupted mdf file causing the backup job to fail

We have ran into a problem with one of our SQL server 2008 databases. It appears that something is corrupted in its datafile and this has caused our daily DB backup jobs to fail. The last successful ...
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Oracle OLEDB Connections hang in SQL Server: Can I restart Instance?

There is a killed/rolled back query on this instance that was originally attempting to execute a SELECT on a remote Oracle Server via OLEDB. This query was running for over two days before it finally ...
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How do you calculate the CPU Affinity Bitmap?

I am trying to calculate the bitmap for my 32-core server. I want my instance to use cores 30 and 31. I know that CPU 0 gets assigned a value of 1, CPU 1 gets assigned a value of 2, CPU 3 gets ...
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Scriptable command line access to SQL-Server from linux

Does anyone know of a ready made1 command line tool that would allow me to connect from a linux client to a sql-server? I want to be able to run arbitrary queries, but most of the time I want to be ...
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SQL Server migration from 2005/2008 to 2012 [duplicate]

We need to upgrade two SQL Servers for our projects to SQL Server 2012. Since we’re not db-admins or familiar with such migrations, I wanted to ask you if you could tell me what we have to be aware of ...
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What happens on the primary when log cannot be restored on the secondary on Log Shipping

I would like to setup a log shipping but I have a concern as to what would happen if the restore operation on the secondary would fail for some reason. I want the primary database keep working no ...
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Why the operation is not rolled back?

I have the following code in a trigger (AFTER INSERT, UPDATE): BEGIN IF @@TRANCOUNT > 0 ROLLBACK TRANSACTION; RAISERROR('Does not allow modifications in the past', 16, 1); RETURN; END; ...
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Can I stop a SQL database backup after it has already started?

I am looking to do a full database backup of a SQL database in SQL Server 2008. My questions are: *Can I stop, pause, or cancel the backup after it has started if it is taking too long or slowing ...
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Database state set to an earlier state before creating new indexes

This is a remote server (SQL Server 2008). We are trying to get benchmarking of some stored procedures. One stored procedure was taking avrg 44 seconds, we have checked this approx 20 times for a ...
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Transaction Log maintenance on Mirror database

SQL Server Version: 2008 R2 Enterprise SP2 I am trying to get a handle on our SQL Server maintenance and I came across something I think is incorrect. We have a single production instance with 3 ...
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How to get OUTPUT $action, Inserted.*,Deleted.* records in In SSIS

I was just wondering, in MERGE in T-SQL, you can output the OUTPUT $action, Inserted.* and Deleted.* records. I want to ask how can I get OUTPUT $action, Inserted.*, Deleted.* records in SSIS?
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SQL Server 2008 and constant expressions

If I have the following scenario, would Replace be evaluated a single time? DECLARE @text nvarchar(32) = 'This is a test field' SELECT textField FROM Table WHERE Id = @idICareAbout AND textField = ...
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How to aggregate related rows

I want to group these related rows into trips (where each trip consists of a sequence from point 1->2->3->2->1). route Date time ------------------------------- point1 15/10/2014 ...
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How to only restore a specific filegroup?

I am using SQL Server 2008R2 (but I can upgrade if necessary) I have a database with multiple schemas and each schema is on a different filegroup (I wish I could just backup/restore a schema but that ...
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Error while configuring mirroring, Microsoft SQL Server, error : 1418

I have a SQL Server 2008 Enterprise SP1 installed on my both principle and mirror server. SQL Server and SQL Server agent service is also started by same ID having sysadmin rights. But when I am ...
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Unable to restore database

I am trying to restore several databases and I have no clue why some of them fail with the following error: Msg 3634, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 The operating system returned the error '1244(The ...
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Working out Duplicated Data in a Customer Data Base

I have a database in SQL2008 of customers, There is an ID number for the customer. What im trying to do is to create a NEWID field. We have duplicated customers that have different ID fields, I am ...
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Stored Procedure Create Table from Variable with Variable Constraint

I have managed use a store procedure to create a copy of a table with a variable name. But I am struggling to understand how to incorporate a constraint into the stored procedure. The problem: The ...
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How can I backup & restore a single FILEGROUP in Sql Server 2008

Previously, on ServerFault I asked a question about backing up and restoring a Sql Server 2008 Filegroup. Today, when I tried to RESTORE one of these FILEGROUP backups, I got the following error:- ...
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Split date/time range into day ranges [closed]

Using this data (also shown in this fiddle): create table dbo.records ( id int not null primary key identity(1, 1), startdatetime datetime not null, enddatetime datetime not null ); insert ...
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Re enable Windows Authetication in SQL Server

My old employee has disabled Windows Authentication in our server. Now I'm not able to access the SQL Server even though I have Administrator access to the server. I need to reset the sa password. I ...
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SQL Agent still attempting replication for deleted publication

We recently retired a replication publication, deleting each subscription (push subscriptions) and then deleting the publication, all from within SSMS. However, we continue to get the following ...
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Changing Column type to avoid Arithmetic overflow error

I have a table that saves user hits. It has these columns: ID , UserID , HitDate , Userlocation , UserUniqueID Today I'm getting this error "Arithmetic overflow error". After I checked it out I ...
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How to Get the Sum (total) of a column in a query result set

Is there way that I can get the sum of a column in my query result set by just clicking on the column (something like in excel) so that i don't have to copy and paste the column into excel to the see ...
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Restore database with different filename

I have to restore a new back up file daily (as an agent job, after first deleting the existing db) but the file name will vary as it will include the timestamp as well. How can I achieve this so ...
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New SQL Server 2008 instance, load old instance DB's

BACK STORY: I'm a developer with a local instance of SQL Server 2008 on my workstation. I just recently upgraded my motherboard and found out (much to my dismay) the old motherboard's RAID drivers ...
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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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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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reuse of temp table getting more time to execute

i'm creating temp table as, SELECT T.CD, T.OBJECT_CD, T.PRICE INTO #TEMP FROM TABLE_NAME T EDIT : ADDED CLUSTERED INDEX TO TEMP TABLE CREATE CLUSTERED INDEX IX_Temp_OBJECT_CD ...
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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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Writing select result to a csv file

We need to write the SELECT query results to a csv file. How can it be done using T-SQL in SQL Server 2008 r2? I know that it can be done in SSIS, but for some reasons, we don't have this option. I ...
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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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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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Is there a way to copy/initialize values in a set

What I want to do (I know this does not work) is: update stats set BandwidthLastMonth = BandwidthThisMonth, BandwidthThisMonth=0 where myPk = 3 Is there a way to do this in a select ...
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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 ...