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

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Insert Missing Dates from a query

How can i insert missing dates from a query i created. The result below: Date Frequency 2014-05-18 5 2014-05-20 7 2014-05-25 7 2014-05-27 6 I want the result to have missing ...
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View the order of triggers firing

We have 2 SQL Server 2008 environments with some triggers against a table containing business logic Within the 2 environments, we can see that the triggers are firing in a different order (thanks to ...
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SQL Server command line usage? Is it possible?

I've been trying to use the SQL Server Management Studio 2008's built in "Solution Explorer" to manage a project and after 2 weeks of struggling with it, I've decided I don't really care for it. It's ...
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SQL Server 2008 and extended properties [closed]

In SQL Server, what do you guys use extended properties for? Some articles and blogs are suggesting they be used for self-documentation of the database and its objects but I can't see this being used ...
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Increasing time-out period for schema compare (windows server 2008, Sql Server 2008 R2 and VS2012)

I need to increase the time-out period for schema comparisson using visual studio 2012 to compare two sql server 2008 r2 database on a windows server 2008. I believe this is somenthing I need to set ...
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Quick look at how much RAM is allocated to SQL Server?

With SQL Server 2005, you could look at the Task Manager and, at least, get a cursory look at how much memory is allocated to SQL Server. With SQL Server 2008, the Working Set or Commit Size never ...
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How do long columns impact performance and disk usage?

In our current project it just happens too often, that we need to extend columns by a couple of characters. From varchar(20) to varchar(30) and so on. In reality, how much does it really matter? How ...
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Calculate Time difference between a datetime format with the current datetime

Hi I would like to calculate the difference between a past datetime with the current datetime with the result as a [hh]:mm format.
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Check Constraint with Case Statement

I want to add a check constraint on a column if entered value for column is greater than 3 than it should be saved as 1 else entered value. For that scenario I am using below query but on insertion of ...
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deleting a table referenced by many foreign keys

I have a table that I want to drop and create again, because I want to add the IDENTITY property to a column, wich is not possible directly. The problem is that I can't drop it, because my column is ...
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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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T SQL Table Valued Function to Split a Column on commas

I wrote a Table Valued Function in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to take a comma delimited column in a database to spit out separate rows for each value. Ex: "one,two,three,four" would return a new table ...
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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 database created in SQL Server 2005 that will be moved to SQL Server 2008. I have no problems moving them; I've done it before and it's always been painless ...
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Best approach for populating date dimension table

I am looking to populate a date dimension table in a SQL Server 2008 database. The fields in the table are as follows: [DateId] INT IDENTITY(1,1) PRIMARY KEY [DateTime] ...
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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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Count Function with Aggregate function inside the query

Hi my actual code is below: Select M.TicketID,M.CreatedMoment, Max(L.StatusChangeMoment)AS StatusChangeTime, Elapsed_time_in_Hours_Minutes = CONVERT(NUMERIC(18,2),DATEDIFF(minute, M.createdmoment, ...
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SQL Server 2008 Database Restore Error - Cannot open backup device 15105

I am trying to restore from a backup and getting the following error Msg 3201, Level 16, State 2, Line 1 Cannot open backup device 'Z:\FULL_BACKUP.bak'. Operating system error 3(failed to ...
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Can set unique constraint in table have data not unique SQL Server? [duplicate]

I have a table with has many rows, I want to set unique constraint for this table, but the column that must be unique, has data is not unique. Is any way to set unique constraint for this table for ...
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Cursors and concurrent users

I typically avoid cursor operations like the plaque, however, I have come across my first problem where using a cursor outperforms a query. So I am forced to use it. I have created an elaborate ...
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SQL Server 2008 Setup Error 0x80070490

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 x64 on Windows 2008 R2 and keep getting the following error: SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: Element not found. (Exception from ...
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How to pull rows only from the weekends?

My table data is like this: ID Name salary date 1 a 100 1/08/2014 2 b 200 2/08/2014 . . . . 26 z 2600 26/8/2014 Now I want to return only rows from Saturday or ...
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Why can't I read my transaction log backup file using fn_dump_dblog?

I'm using this blog on sqlskills.com as a guide to practice finding the relevant LSN in a transaction log backup for point in time recovery. After backing up the transaction log, I attempt to read it ...
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Changes the default database owner in SQL Server 2008

How can I change the default database owner when creating a new database in SQL Server 2008.
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Small sample database for practicing database administration?

I'm looking for a portable sample database that can be created from a script has a simple ER model has little data for database administration practicing purposes. I know that there is e.g. ...
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Is there a way to do a textual search through all stored procedures in a table?

I've just inherited a database with a number of tables and stored procedures. I use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. One, or possibly more, stored procedures update a specific table. If the ...
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Pentaho 4.4 Database connectivity issue

I am getting the following in one of my transformations. I am trying to extract data from SQL server and pushing to mongodb. 2014/04/03 13:11:10 - EMPLOYEE TABLE Input.0 - linenr 700000 2014/04/03 ...
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How do I remove a SQL Server 2008 instance from command prompt w/o removing the server?

I want to remove a SQL Server 2008 instance (just the instance, not the server). I know how to do it in SQL Server 2005, its "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SetupBootstrap\setup.exe" /QUIET ...
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Pre-formated varchar variable does no work in select query

I am trying to run a select query that receives in the where clause the @Sites variable. The query at the moment is returning empty because the following line AND S.[Name] IN (@Sites) is not being ...
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Why is SQL Server's online indexing causing blocking?

My understanding is that online indexing acquires locks at the beginning (Preparation) and end (Final) phases. However, we see a lot of DML queries blocked during the Build phase. A sampling of the ...
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Group by alternative [closed]

I have a table , that has a generic set of actions for EVERY user. However if there is a user that needs to have a unique action, that replaces an existing action, then in my query, I want to ...
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Delete from table where not in another table using two columns

I am trying to get my head around this delete statement I am trying to accomplish. I understand how to delete from table where column not in ( subquery to table2) I have two tables with multiple ...
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What are the best ways to thrash SQL Server?

I have an issue where a software driven replication system will fail to fully replicate when the main DB is under heavy load. For example if we execute a sproc 500 times, maybe 450 will actually ...
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Transactional Replication Error adding new subscription (null) article

When attempting to add a new subscription to an existing Transactional publication on 2008. It is all configured on 1 server as it is for Pre-Production testing. I get the following error when ...
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Why isn't my new index/table being created on the filegroup I specify?

Results from @@Version Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP3) - 10.0.5500.0 (X64) Sep 21 2011 22:45:45 Copyright (c) 1988-2008 Microsoft Corporation Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 ...
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SQL Server 2008: What are the English Word Breakers?

I'm trying to replicate what SQL Server 2008 is doing when generating full-text indexes, but I'm having a hard time finding a list of which characters SQL Server 2008 considers to be word breakers. ...
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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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Update on a small table times out

We use Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition with Advanced Services 2008 R2 SP2 We have two locations. Each location has one sql server that serves about 20 client computers. Client computers are ...
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size of a primary key and foreign key

Do a primary key and a foreign key referencing it must have the same column size in sql server 2008 ? could someone indicate me a link to a documentation explaining this ? Thank you for help.
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How can I hunt down what is trying to use SA?

I'm not sure of the change that caused this (the logs don't show anything specific) but ever since Monday afternoon I've seen the following error repeated: Login failed for user 'sa'. Reason: An ...
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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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Move SQL Server 2008 database from machine A to B with no downtime

I got a bit of a problem. I have a SQL Server database in box A which has approximately 60gb of data. I need to move this to a new machine but I cannot have downtime at all. Every second that goes by ...
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Adding non-nullable NEWSEQUENTIALID() column to existing table

In SQL Server 2008, I am adding a non-nullable column to an existing table, and want to make the default NEWSEQUENTIALID(). ALTER TABLE MyTable ADD MyColumn UNIQUEIDENTIFIER NULL CONSTRAINT ...
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Could not find the Server Agent in SSMS

I am following the guide - http://www.sqlchicken.com/2009/07/how-to-create-a-server-side-trace-with-sql-profiler/ which is working until I reach Step 8 8. Now to schedule your newly created script. ...
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How to run mssql server dependent application to mysql workbench [closed]

I am very new in mysql workbench. I have created an application in c# which uses sql server 2008 r2 database. Now i have migrated my database on mysql workbench. i want to run my application now. My ...
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Mirroring problems after removing domain

I successfully created a mirror with certificates between two servers. One of those servers was a domain controller. After removing the domain the mirror was interrupted. After hours of searching I ...
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In which form Microsoft SQL password should be given when creating a user?

I am creating a Microsoft SQL server user with the guidance of this MSDN article and giving the system the following commands: CREATE LOGIN MyName WITH PASSWORD = 'MyPass'; USE My$DatabaseName; ...
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Why did my UPDATE statement not complete?

Running SQL Server 2008; Mgmt Studio 2008. I am working with a MS SQL job that we have created for our MS CRM 4.0 implementation. For anyone familiar with CRM, this job purges the aSyncOperationBase ...
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Make SqlClient default to ARITHABORT ON

First things first: I'm using MS SQL Server 2008 with a database at compatibility level 80, and connecting to it with .Net's System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection. For performance reasons I've created ...
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SQL Server build

We are building a new server at work and I'm hoping to get ideas of how we should build it out for optimum performance and back-up capability. We have 6 drives and we need to have an OS (Windows ...
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Connect to a Windows Authentication SQL server in SQL Server Authentication mode?

Is it possible to connect to a SQL server in SQL Server Authentication if the server has been installed with Windows Authentication?