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

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How can I determine which tables are causing the database to grow over time?

I have a database in SQL Server 2008 that is growing all the time, and I'd like to know which tables have caused the most growth over the past 6 months.
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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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DBCC SHRINKFILE works with file_id but not with logical name

I am trying to shrink a database file but am running into errors. Using the file_id from sys.database_files works, but using the logical file name yields an error. The logical file name is the same ...
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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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Meaning of “The database X needs to be upgraded” in ClearTrace

I'm trying out ClearTrace from http://www.scalesql.com/cleartrace/download.html , but it isn't very user friendly from my first impression. I have a database in SQL Server 2008 that I'm adding in the ...
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SQL Server failed stored procedures log [closed]

How to find errors that was occurred in stored procedures in some timespan in Sql server management studio 2008 ?
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Cannot Check if the Access Database Engine is Installed and Configured

All, I want to check if the Access Database Engine is installed and linked to SQL Server. On my development machine (x64-bit) the following queries both show the Access Engine to be available as a ...
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SELECT COL_NAME(969262708, ORDINAL_POSITION) returns a NULL value in one of the rows [closed]

So I've got a Stored Procedure that's copying data from one table to another. It calls this other SP to get the column names. I didn't write this darn thing, but here's that part: ALTER PROCEDURE ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server 2008 after updating the service pack [closed]

After updating, whenever I start the service of the server in configuration manager, it always stops then. And I found the error in the log 2013-04-13 19:08:19.63 spid7s Error: 15174, ...
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Scriptable command line access to SQL-Server from linux [closed]

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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Last Known Successful DBCC CHECKDB

I understand that looking at DBCC PAGE is supposed to show me the last known good DBCC CHECKDB but I am not seeing this work correctly. I have a database that I know is corrupted. If I run DBCC ...
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How to write up the specs for the server that we will need [closed]

I am a dev. and have written basic app. which will be used by customers this app. Basically, I present them screen to select their excel file which has some billing info. we are analyzing this billing ...
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Is there a reliable way to determine when you should run DBCC CLEANTABLE to reclaim space?

Lately, instead of just growing files when they near 80% file utilization, I've been more proactive at reclaiming space via the usual tricks like defragmenting heaps, adding & dropping clustered ...
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How to modify maintenance plan using T-SQL script in SQL Server 2008

How can I modify a maintenance plan in SQL Server 2008 using a T-SQL script? I want to change the schedule of a maintenance plan and change the path of the .bak file . All these changes should be ...
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How can I take backup of particular tables in SQL Server 2008 using T-SQL Script

I want to take a backup of particular tables available in my database in .bak file And all these should be done using T-SQL script
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DBCC DBREINDEX in MS SQL Server 2008

We have done DBCC DBREINDEX for our production database which size is about 300 gb, it was running for 12+ hours, but i found that DBCC DBREINDEX is obsolete and recommended approach is using ALTER ...
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Sql agent job fails with access denied error

We are trying to execute a SQL agent job which executes a step to shut down a service on DEV ENV using CMDexec, but it fails with error below: Executed as user: ABC\mssql. System error 5 has ...
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Bulk change Agent Jobs' definition to “Quit the job reporting failure” from “Go to the next step” On Failure

There are agent jobs with multiple steps in our servers and all their steps are defined as "go to the next step" "On Failure". So, even a job step fails, operator doesn't get notified because ...
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Using NOCOUNT to Improve Procedure Performance

I am looking to improve the performance of a certain procedure and I wanted to begin with the insertion of the SET NOCOUNT ON. I've read a couple of articles on the subject: Aaron Bertrand SET ...
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Sql Server 2008 : What is the cost of accessing an index?

I've just read this interesting blog post about selectivity notion. In the section 'When is better to not use a database index?', the author states : Accessing the index takes time, and consumes ...
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Hard and Fast rule for include columns in index

Is there any hard and fast rule to decide what columns and in which order it should be put in Included in non clustered index. I was just reading this post Why use the INCLUDE clause when creating an ...
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Machine account causing a Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error

As the error suggests the SQL log is filling with the error: Login failed for user 'xxx\xxx$'. Reason: Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error. Check for previous ...
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Determine last usage date of a linked server

We have a tonne of linked servers on our database server that we would like to clean up. Is it possible to determine the last date a linked server was used? e.g. the last time a query was performed ...
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How to use HTTP Connection Manager in Script Component? (Not Script Task)

I'm trying to perform the same scenario as in the following link; Create a SSIS Script Component as a Data Source that uses a pre-existing HTTP Connection Manager to retreive a page with GET and emit ...
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How to order by alphanumeric codes in SQL Server [closed]

I have a table with some project codes. These codes are e.g.: B001, B002, Z15001, Z14001, P003,... I need this result table: Z15001 Z15002 ... B001 B002 ... C001 C002 ... Z14099 Z14098 Z14097 ... ...
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Cross Apply without a function

I would like to run a query very similar to this on one of my production databases: -- Setup the table (Already there in my real scenario) create table dbo.MyTable(MyValue int, MyGroup varchar(5)) ...
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Can we create indexes on views in SQL Server? [closed]

Can we create Indexes on a view in SQL Server 2008? I have heard about indexed view, which can give performance improvement, but the problem is data refresh on those views: Can it be auto updated, ...
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best way to consolidate data

I have three select statements which have the bulk of their columns which are the same except a few. So here is an example select *orgid='0' ,'P' as OrgType* , Lang ,*cast(Null as varchar) as ...
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LDF files vs. TRN files vs. Tempdb.MDF+LDF files.:

We have a dilemma… We have all of our MDF and LDF files in the same…\192.168.6.22\d$\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\DATA\Production...folder. We have all of our TRN and BAK files on ...
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database Compatibility 90 to 100 changing causes any problem

We are planning to change Compatibility level of databases from 90 to 100. Would this cause any impact on application side? If yes then please guide me, what steps or measures we need to look upon ...
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SQL Server 2008 Performance issue with very strange resolution

I'm a long time DBA (12 years in SQL). I'm running SQL Server 2008 Enterprise in a Win 2008 clustered environment. 128gb memory and 32cpu in each cluster node. Not wimpy. I've got the weirdest ...
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Left Outer Join doesn't give expected result. What am I missing?

My objective is to find records that exist in Table 1 but do not exist in Table2. No record has a NULL value. I am using the following code, but it is not giving me the expected results. Select ...
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Can you Schedule a job inside another job?

I have many jobs that need to run but they cant run at the same time. the first step of each checks to see if any others are running if yes it waits a little bit and checks again. This can lead to a ...
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Selecting rows from same name table from multiple databases in single result set

For some reason, I have a table Table_1 in n databases (same name and schema structure) instead of one single databases. The columns are like this: | Column_1 | Column_2 | I can select data from ...
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SQL Server Page Life Expectancy sharp drop

I'm trying to put my hands on the reason this SQL Server slows down sporadically. There are no patterns detected so far. It's a SQL Server 2008 R2 running on a Windows Server 2008R2 VM on top of ...
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How to merge same values in a column and rows

How can i merge same Stock item value and get the sum of both value in the table This is Query: select Invoice_TBL.InvoiceNo ,Invoice_TBL.ClientNo ,Invoice_TBL.ClientFullName ...
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Code required to make column not nullable

I have a table where I mistakenly allowed NULL values in a column: CREATE TABLE EXAMPLE ( EXAMPLE_ID INT IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT NULL, FOO_ID INT, CREATED_ON DATETIME DEFAULT ...
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How to pull number code from strings buried in parentheses?

I have string data (ProductDescription) that includes product names and ID numbers and need to pull the ID numbers for cross-referencing... Data Samples: Widget (1234) Different Widget (123) Many ...
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How do I normalize a database with lots of many-to-many relationships?

I am building a database that is based around a business project, in this case called a "Program." Each Program will have multiple Reports, Clients, and Partners. My first thought was to place each ...
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Suppress SQL Server Management Studio auto complete

Is there a way to temporarily suppress SQL Server Management Studio's auto-complete while typing a query? I don't want to disable auto-complete completely just say hold down some key while typing in a ...
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MS SQL Server 2008 Transaction log file back up failure

I've done some reading around this subject here and on StackOverflow but nothing really answers my question enough for me to go forward. I'll explain we have a MS SQL 2008 server running, the ...
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How to DENY access to EXEC for a role

I have a read-only database user that I do not want to be able to run the EXEC command. I ran the following command: DENY EXECUTE to db_USERROLE_deny Which completed successfully, however when I ...
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How to display the query result separately for each item in an IN clause? [closed]

Maybe it's a novice question, but I am trying to get the sum of balances for each account present in the table. I am trying the below Select SUM(BALANCE) from dbo.account_balances ...
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Login to SQL Server using Windows Authentication

I have an (.Net Console App) EXE which connects to various SQL databases using SQL server Authentication with appropriate credentials. Now there is change required in the EXE to use windows ...
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Move live SQL Server database to a new server

I have a production server running SQL Server 2008 Web Edition, and it has to keep running 24x7 with almost no down time, and it's the time for us to move to a more advanced server hardware, also it's ...
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Receiving error Error: 18059, Severity: 20, State: 1 in the SQL Logs

I'm using SQL Server 2008 Sp3 Lately I'm having errors in the SQL Logs: Error: 18059, Severity: 20, State: 1. The connection has been dropped because the principal that opened it ...
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Oracle Linked Server query error

We have a problem with a query from a SQL Server 2008R2 - 64bit to an Oracle Linked Server. We use the Oracle 64-bit driver for Windows. When we query a certain table we get the following error: ...
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Mirroring the Distributor

Has anyone had success with mirroring the distribution database? We have a dedicated server as a Distributor. It handles all our push replication from prod to reporting. We'd like to build an ...
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Aborted restoring from back up Sql Server 2008

I started restoring from backup using (WITH REPLACE, RESTORE WITH RECOVERY) and realized that it was a mistake, so I stopped restoring. Now this db is unavailable and has a 'Restoring' status. Can ...
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How to print out the query SQL text of a transaction by querying the “fn_dblog” or DBCC LOG('DataBaseName')?

At some point in the last 24 hours some changes were made to a customer SQL server 2008 (v 9.0 SP4) by one of a couple if possible applications that use the DB. Its not particular critical, but it ...