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

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varchar storage and comparisons in SQL Server 2008

I have a large table with a structure similar to this: Id bigint primary key Sequence int Parent int foreign key Data1 varchar(20) Data2 varchar(20) Data3 varchar(20) Data4 ...
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Choice of clustered key when almost all columns would be part of a unique index anyway

I am creating the following table CREATE TABLE dbo.COMM_SHELF_BLOCK_ACCESS ( KeyId uniqueidentifier NOT NULL ROWGUIDCOL CONSTRAINT DF_COMM_SHELF_BLOCK_ACCESS_KeyId default NEWSEQUENTIALID(), ...
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how to group data against more than one conditions

I have a table named Employees with below two columns. ================== Employees 1- EmpId (auto incremental id) 2- EmpName (varchar) There is another table named 'LateDays' with below five ...
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How to set host_name() value in a Sql Server Stored Procedure?

We have existing triggers which read the workstation id property of the connection string using host_name(). There are existing PowerBuilder client applications connecting to the database directly ...
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Force spool to avoid creating temp tables?

I have the following query which join pivoted data of several very big tables and it runs very slow. I tried to created the temp table for each pivoting and it runs much faster. Is it a way to force ...
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In a CASE Statement, which is faster: “WHEN [field] in (0)” or “WHEN [field] = 0”?

I'm looking at a stored proc that another guy has written and every WHEN clause is using an IN statement instead of =. My gut tells me this isn't as fast, efficient, etc. For example: CASE WHEN ...
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Create failed for Availability Group 'AGN'

I tried creating availability group (AOH) many times but no luck , It got failed every time. Please help me on this case. I configured Windows cluster (Name as 'WINCLUSTER') with two nodes. They are ...
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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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How to determine if insert or update

Whenever INSERT is happened in the CUSTOMER table,I need to call the "StoredProcedure1"and UPDATE is happend in the CUSTOMER table,I need to call the "StoredProcedure2" in the Trigger. How to ...
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How to show NULL results from query?

i'm trying to create a procedure with filters for search. If the parameter is "NULL" the value of parameter will be column value; Here my problem: When my parameter and column value is NULL. I have ...
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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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Does msmdpump.dll pass the authentication info to SSAS?

I'm using msmdpump.dll with basic authentication to access a SSAS OLAP cube from the internet. Does this method pass the auth info to SSAS so if I put permissions on the cube they get applied ...
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“The SELECT permission was denied” only for some of my tables

In my database there are about 100 tables on 2 tables I get the following error when accessing the database by a SP (all data access uses SP): The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'XXX' ...
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Why dropping all foreign keys from a script is not working? [closed]

I have sysadmin rights on a SQL Server 2008 R2 box. I found a script that can drop all foreign keys and re-add them for us when we need to after a testing import. So I execute the below code with no ...
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Deny access to information schema in SQL Server

I am looking for the best way to disable access to the sys.tables / Information Schema for a user / group in SQL Server. I found this thread from 2008 It shows a way how to deny access on ...
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SQL Server: deadlocked on lock communication buffer resources

what could be possible reason for this deadlock type? (not deadlock in general) lock communication buffer resources is this indicated system is low in memory and buffers count ran out of limit? ...
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SqlServer: can one table's PK be the FK of other two table's? [duplicate]

I have three tables project, users and proj_user. The PK of proj_user table is the FK of project and users table's pk e.g.(project_id,user_id) My question is, is it possible for the project_id and ...
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SQL Server procedure optimisation

I need to optimize the procedure below (SQL Server 2008) and badly need help: I am thinking to reduce search space o Splitting the joins and create intermediate (smaller) results o Force the most ...
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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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convert string allow null col to int?

I want to convert string to int my string type [DT_WSTR] and my expression ISNULL(col) || TRIM(col) == "" ? (DT_I4)0 : (DT_I4)col I get this error [Derived Column [518]] Error: The conditional ...
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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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What is causing my Transaction log to grow

The TLOG in my SQL Server 2008 is growing faster than usual. The DB has a Full recovery model and we have a TLOG backup every hour. Can you please write me or refer me to link that describes a way to ...
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Dynamic Number of Columns in Pivot Table

I have a table to store StudentID, SubjectID, ObtainedMarks. Now I have to create a pivot table to show studentID and obtainedMarks in different subject. Number of subject may differ. I could generate ...
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How to verify data dumps between two MS SQL and MySQL

I'm trying to verify data exported from MSSQL and imported into MySQL is 100% accurate using MD5 hash. On Linux, I'm using md5sum and WinMD5 on Windows. The encoding is the same: UTF8. I tried both ...
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How to schedule jobs in Sql server 2008 for less than 10 sec?

I want to run a job every 3 seconds, however in SQL Server 2008 we cannot define an interval of less than 10 seconds. The job is used to insert/update visitor information, and segmentation ...
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How to get last identity row Inserted when using instead of trigger

When I inserted on tables that exists instead of triggers on those. @@Identity , IDENT_CURRENT('Table') and SCOPE_IDENTITY() return null. How I can get last identity of inserted row
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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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What will do After Press F5? [closed]

select * from Employee; Name id Col1 Col2 Row1 1 11 1 Row2 2 12 3 Row3 3 13 30 Row4 4 14 44 Above is my table After PRESS F5 What process is running in Background ...
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Optimizing SSIS Packages

I have a SSIS package that loads data in an Access DB to tables on a SQL Server DB. Currently I double click the package and execute it. There are times when there is a lot of data to load. My ...
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AWE to allocate memory in SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services

I am running SQL Server Express Edition with Advanced Services on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32 bit OS. I have enabled "Use AWE to allocate memory" on the SQL Server, but I am not sure if this ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Access Failure in a query that uses Linked server

We have 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 machines. A user is running a query on Server A that joins a table in Server B. In the query he is using linked server to point Server B. User has access to Server B ...
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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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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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Merge Table Row Values to Header of Another Table

Table 1 id | Field | Values ---------------------------------------- 1 | 'Field01' |Name 2 | 'Field02' |Age 3 | 'Field03' |Gender 4 ...
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Proper Shutdown of SQL Servers in a Cluster

I was just wondering what the best approach should be for shutting down an Active/Active Cluster where both nodes need to be shutdown for disk maintenance. I was thinking of this process: Open ...
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User Windows login name has been changed in AD yet session in SQL 2008 Profiler shows the old Windows login name

Background: a user had her name changed in Active Directory from Domain\oldname to Domain\newname and successfully logged into the network with Domain\newname and yet Domain\oldname appears in ...
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export and import all the permissions on schema objects within a database SQL Server 2008

Is it possible to export all the users roles and their permissions on schema objects within a database in a .sql file and import them later in an other database ?
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Problem with Czech collation Czech_CI_AI in MS SQL Server 2008 R2

I have the following issue with accent insensitive search in Czech language. My database is set to Czech_CI_AI collation. For some diacritics system works correctly (ie. I), but for some does not (ie. ...
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On SQL Server Backup: Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Server Line 1 A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file

I am trying to back up a pretty big database and I keep getting this error: Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Server {Server Name}, Line 1 A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file "{Backup File ...
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How Does Max Server Memory Affect PLE on a Host That Is Not Memory Bound?

I came across an unusual scenario on an instance where only half the physical RAM was being utilized but I was observing PLE values between 1-3 seconds constantly. Windows Server 2003, Enterprise ...
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Operand type clash: my first User Defined Type with list of Integers, how to test via SSMS

I found this wonderful code here CREATE TYPE [dbo].[StringList] AS TABLE( [Item] [NVARCHAR](MAX) NULL ); GO CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[sp_UseStringList] @list StringList ...
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Merits of inserting to temp table and renaming versus just adding/removing columns

If I add or drop columns from a SQL Server table I presume I get page splits or gaps. Since the size of the row has changed. When I use RedGate SQL Compare to create conversion scripts its strategy ...
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What would cause an orphaned ##MS_PolicyEventProcessingLogin##?

This morning I noticed my SQL Log was filling with the following message. The activated proc '[dbo].[sp_syspolicy_events_reader]' running on queue 'msdb.dbo.syspolicy_event_queue' output the ...
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SQL Server 2008 logging [closed]

We have a SQL server that has been hardening per government STIGs. Right now we are generating almost 10GB of Transaction log every day. (run sharepoint and some other applications). I'm trying to ...
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Find if Column Belongs to User Table

I want to compute the number of columns with not null constraint in my database. So I thought about querying the table sys.all_columns: select * from sys.all_columns The problem is that it ...
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How to Drop Database in Single_User Mode

How do I drop a database which shows DatabaseName (Single User) as its name? When I try to delete it, I get the following error: Alter failed for Database 'DatabaseName'. ...
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equivalent of oracle sql administration query in SQL Server 2008

I'm new to SQL Server administration, and I would like to get the equivalent of this Oracle 9i administration query : select object_type,count(*) as number from all_objects where owner='ownerSID' ...
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Need to Display Query Result without Null Values in one column

I created a query which produced four column result, I wanted to display result in which the Outstanding column > 0. My query below: SELECT CAST(xx_master_tickets.CreatedMoment AS DATE) ...
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UPSERT - Is there a better alternative to MERGE or @@rowcount? [closed]

I was wondering if you have encountered a T-SQL command similar to the concept of UPSERT? Performing INSERT|UPDATE operations using options (1) or (2) seems overly complex and error prone. OBJECTIVE ...
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