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Issue with multiple execution of sys.sp_addextendedproperty

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2. I need to store a text as a description of each table of my DB. But I don't want to do this with wizard. I handled to build some code for this purpose. Here's a part of ...
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Help diagnosing a single-table, single row deadlock

We're currently using an ORM-controlled, table-based, identity generation scheme to generate the IDs for our entities. The table is as follows: create table id_seq ( tbl varchar(255) not null, id ...
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Change SSIS package location

My SSIS Package are located in shared drive with a long path name. To make the packages easier and not to remember long path name, I use "Map my network drive" option and use X: drive as an alias to ...
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Service Broker -

SQL 2008 R2, clustered and mirrored. We recently switched data centers, and Service Broker is now failing to receive messages sent from another instance on the same cluster. This was working for the ...
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Slow query performance - aritmethic operators, not exists, subselects

In our application we have this query that takes A LOT of time to execute, considering that is frequently used (> 20 seconds). We use Hibernate as our ORM. All the tables have a clustered primary ...
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ORM and performance for SQL Servers

In a past SQLBits, one of the speakers went into some detail about ORM software's effect on SQL Server performance. The example the speaker was referring to was one in which the application was ...
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FreeTds with 2 sql server instances

I have python scripts on a Linux machine that connect to Microsoft sql server to get data. The server was initially 2008 version. Now it has both 2008 and 2012. How can I point the tds to connect ...
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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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Stored procedure deadlock on another process

Is it possible to reproduce a deadlock situation on a stored procedure (which executes about 10 other stored procedures) when you don't know the exact process it's being deadlocked on? When this is ...
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Intermittent SQL Server 2008 backup failures

We have been getting occasional backup failures when backing up a database to a network share. The error is: Write on "\..." failed: 1398(There is a time and/or date difference between the ...
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How to free up disk space on a drive which has BiztalkMsgBoxDB_log file in it

I have been asked to analyze a issue regarding one of the biztalk servers. I was asked to free up space on a particular drive, where I found the only file BiztalkMsgBoxDB_log.bak is taking up close ...
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SQL TDE Key Format

I'm trying to find the Key Format that SQL TDE uses. Is it PKCS? If so, what #? I haven't been able to identify this based on research done on MS website. And, there is no mention of key format during ...
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Is there a way to set the data source in Report Manager for whole folder rather than each report?

I have few reports under different folders in Report Manager. Is there a way to set the data source for the whole folder rather than each report individually? There is also a folder where reports ...
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Send trigger email when someone connects to a database

How do I set up a trigger or alert so that when anyone connects to a specific database, an email will get send with that user's login credentials?
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SQL Server Merge - returning error messages properly - finding record where error occured

I have a table structure like: Parent - Child 1 - Child 2 - Child 3 In two databases, one of them has some extra fields. I want to get the data(which can be huge) from one database into another ...
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Combine multiple same rows into one row by using Id

This is my table: ID Contact Id Ad-type Ad-Title Images_Path 1 2 Houses For Sale lands/im1.jpg 2 2 Houses For Sale lands/im2.jpg I need output like this: ...
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Are tables during a merge function updated dynamically?

If for example, I have a column age in both tables. My merge condition for two tables is when table1.age=table2.age. My WHEN MATCHEDinstruction is to increment table1.age by 1. So if a row with age=5 ...
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SQL - ignore new columns in Access

At my company we download an Acces DB daily, SQL pulls that file to update a Spotfire file. Sometimes the Access file has had columns added. This causes an error in SQL and stops the Spotfire ...
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Data transfer in sql server 2008

I have following requirement In SQL server 2008,Trying to implement in stored procedure source table T with 100000 records need to be insert into destination table T1.A Job will be schedule for this ...
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Cannot create 64bit ODBC DSN entry to local SQL2008R2

Environment: SQL Server 2008 R2 server (Express Edition) running under Windows 7 64bit Professional. I want to access the server locally via 32bit VB-application and 64bit Web application. SQL ...
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Better diagnose information in sqlcmd

I'm tired of running SQLCMD scripts that include a large number of files: :On Error exit :r ".\tables\table01.sql" :r ".\tables\table02.sql" ... :r ".\tables\table99.sql" ... and getting ...
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Query Performance BIT column vs New Table

Would it be more efficient to flag 50 rows with BIT 1 / 0 in a table with 2000 rows OR create a new table to hold only 50 PK values from the previous table The query on this would just be a WHERE ...
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Retrieving a record for the last date received and returning the value of another column in that row

I have the following query which is returning me total number of expected records : select a.New_FirstName + ' ' + a.New_LastName as 'Account Name', a.New_MPRNNumber,MAX(b.New_readdate) as 'Last SC ...
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Reduce SORT overhead / Improve order by performance

My business works like this: The client downloads the data from this table which contains roughly 33 millions rows holding one week worth of data (which is then moved to a historic table). The client ...
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clarification of ALTER DATABASE error message

I took a SQL Server 2008 database offline: alter database FOO set offline; Then I copied its MDF and LDF physical files to a new folder on another hard drive. Then I ALTERed the database: ALTER ...
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Running recursive Merge in SQL server

I just realized, I should have added it here in dba.StackExchange, instead of Stackoverflow, so apologies for the duplication I have two tables, a Card with a list of CardLines associated to it Card ...
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Intermittent DB connection failure

Recently I started to see intermittent errors in log files of my web application. Raising from different places of the application the error is always about failed connection to DB which is located on ...
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The database Forms is not accessible. (ObjectExplorer)

I tried one of my Microsoft SQL Server Database Take offline (Task -> Take Offline), its takes long time(more than 1 hour) later is closed and now when i checked my Visual Studio Manage Console, its ...
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Identify Purchases or Redemptions with the Same Single Trade Profile but Attributed to Multiple Channels

I want to identify Mutual Fund Purchases or Redemption with the same system source ('System'), firm ('Firm Id'), CUSIP ('Product Cusip'), trade date ('Trade Date'), settle date ('Settled Date'), trade ...
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Strange SSIS-Package problem ( ASYNC_NETWORK_IO)

I've read a lot of posts here about this warning. Have been searching on the Internet, but not like this case. We are having problem with integration services packages. When I run the query (that ...
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SQL Server Windows authentication: VMs versus others

This really seems like a weird one to me. I have two VMs of interest, one is running Win2k8 R2 x64 and the other is running Windows 7 X64. The server is hosting SQL Server 2k8 while the latter has SQL ...
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Problem running SSIS package remotely using PoSH

For various reasons I'm trying to run an SSIS package remotely using Powershell. I've enabled remote scripts on my server using the following command. Set-PSSessionConfiguration -Name ...
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Is it possible to retain access to table that will be dropped and recreated?

I have a GIS table which is small and is dropped and recreated from MAPINFO. Each time I drop and recreate that table I grant access to roles created. Is it possible to sustain access during drop and ...
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Decimal Data Type as Primary Key

One of my tables is set up like this: create table dbo.Source ( testID decimal (10,3) PRIMARY KEY , column 2 somedatatype , column 3 somedatatype ) Whenever I perform SSIS into this table ...
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lock request time out period exceeded. When revoking db_owner access

I am trying to revoke db_owner access of an user and I am getting this below error! I have no active transactions User (whom I want to revoke access) is not connected to any db DataBase owner is ...
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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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Connecting from SQL Server 2000 client to SQL Server 2008 Express

How to connect from SQL Server 2000 client in my pc to our SQL Server 2008 express server? I'm using to connect to our SQL Server 2008 with 'servername' using sql server authentication. error: ...
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Why the simple insert into query allocated a lot of tempdb?

I'm using sp_whoisactive to monitor the tempdb and found the following query allocated 30,000,000 tempdb_allocations (BTW, what's the unit of the allocations?) select a.*, b.A, b.C, b.D into c from ...
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Upgrade from 2008 RTM to 2008 R2 RTM failed due to perf-ReportServer-rsctr.dll is being used by another process

I was upgrading SQL Server 2008 RTM on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM. I got this error: The process cannot access the file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...