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Executing a stored procedure on remote database

I have 2 databases on the same server. DB-A and DB-B. DB-B has a user that has read and write access to database B. I would like to grant the user in DB-B execute permissions to 2 stored procedures in ...
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Can the table spool operator be parallelised?

Is there something inherently unparallelisable about the table spool operator in SQL Server? I've got several queries that use parallel operators throughout due to the size of the tables, but by ...
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Copy snapshot files from Publisher, Paste and Apply on subscriber in SQL Merge Replication

I read an excellent article about copying the snapshot files for Transactional replication from Publisher to Subscriber and Apply them on subscriber. ...
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Why am i getting deadlocks with 1 read and 1 write thread in SQL

if anyone could please help me understand why the following transactions deadlock? I am providing the 2 transactions and the indexes for each table: Transaction 1: SELECT blockId, blockData, ...
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SQL Server consuming all my CPU

I already have a question on gis.stackexchange.com assuming it may be geoserver the problem but as I go deeper into problem I found that I have a database bottleneck. My SQL server CPU usage is almost ...
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Update and select concurrently running on same set of rows but different indexes are referred?

In multithreaded application where update and select can go simultaneously assuming update is used within transaction. If table has non clustered index and clustered index, what are the chances of ...
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Can we use SQL Express to send messages to SQL Standard using the Service Broker?

We want to use SQL Express at our local sites but to still be able to push data back to our head office using the Service Broker. SQL Server at the head office is 2008 R2 Standard. Looking at the ...
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Overloaded Database - Batch Updates vs Atomic/Single Updates

We have on overloaded database which is now receiving failed transactions consequently. The proposed solution is to create a 2nd database that taskes all the (ecommerce) transactions initially and ...
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SQL Server - server-side tracing

I've successfully started some server-side tracing on a customer's SQL Server instance thanks to a few great posts out there, but since that's really my first ever in a "real-life" situation, I was ...
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Help on writing server-side trace

I need help on writing a server-side trace to check logins to try to determine if and when vendor accounts are used. The purpose is to remove sa access. These accounts sure have sa but I need to ...
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SQL JOIN Syntax in MS SQL

I have been taught in my MSSQL classes, this is how to join two tables select * from FirstTable A JOIN SecondTable B on A.ID= B.ID Now in my professional life, I came across JOIN queries like ...
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Get Total in a single line in SQL Server

I have a very simple SQL Query which is getting results in the following way COLUMN A COL-B WINDCHILL 99.998889 WINDCHILL 96.000000 Now how i can modify my query so that I get the ...
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Is there a setting to force an error when asigning a varchar longer than a variable?

I would like to get an error when assigning a longer varchar to a variable and no silent truncation. Are there any settings? This truncates silently: declare @code varchar(10) set @code = 'This is ...
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How do I create logins for all database users in a database that was just restored for a different server?

I was recently tasked with moving some databases to a new server. I created backups then restored the databases to the new server and it looks like the database users were retained, however there's no ...
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TSQL Get minute part from time data type

With the time data type (I'm using Microsoft SQL Server 2008), is there any way to take only the minute part out of it? I tried to pass the time to datepart and datediff function but both refused to ...
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Which should be used after messing up clustered index? Update statistics, Reindex or Reorganize

If I have a clustered single column index, e.g FooId in SQL Server 2008, 2012 and I know I have messed up the order of the rows to not have sequential order of the FooId column anymore, which ...
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Error attaching database after deleting NDF file

I have deleted .ndf file by mistake from a SQL Server 2008 database. While trying to attach a previous copy, SSMS raises this error: Attach database failed for Server 'MDSWIN34'. ...
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Data Backup and Restoring the same if requried in SQL SERVER 2008

In Multi-tenancy , Shared Database Shared Schema. How to take Tenant level backup and restored the tenant data when required? Can any one guide me or point me to the right direction. Thanks!!! NB: ...
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FILESTREAM is enabled, but I get a message that it's not. Anyone able to help?

I have been given the task of setting SharePoint Foundation 2010 up in work. I have hit quite a few problems (see other questions I have posted), so I decided to start from scratch again. I have ...
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Sort a non-grouped (SUM) column in descending order [closed]

I have a SSRS Report that contains 3 columns: Asset, Project Type and Total Hours. Report is grouped by first level grouping on asset and second level on Project Type. For example, clicking on Asset ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - VLDB Backup Strategies

I have a 200GB database running on SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. I just recently partitioned it in order to archive 11 months of history, so it was pushing 400GB prior to archiving. Our ...
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SQL Server 2008, cpu 100% until recreate an index

I have a 4000000 lines table (SQL Server 2008). This table has a private key composed of two int columns. One corresponds to a PK in another table of the same database. There is a relation between ...
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Select total number of records from common table expression

We are using common table expressions to temporarily save the search results. WITH Results ( ------ ) AS ( select --- ) SELECT * FROM ...
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Access Linked Server error “The provider did not give any information about the error.”

A little information. I'm running SQL SERVER 2008 R2 64bit. I have Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider installed. On my production server I've setup a linked server to the access db using the provider ...
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How to determine the size of a SQL Server database for a specific date in the past?

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard What I would like to find out is what the size of the DB was at specific dates in the past. I don't have backups going back that far. The current log may or ...
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How can I move LOB_DATA ( varbinary/image/text) to different Filegroups

LOB_DATA : varbinary(max),varchar(max), image , text columns. I have 4 tables with large amount of LOB_DATA in it. I would like to move LOB_DATA in these tables to different File group in a different ...
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How can I write a proper query to JOIN all of these tables without duplicates?

Let's say I have four tables: TABLE: players COLUMNS: id, first_name, last_name TABLE: passing_stats COLUMNS: id, year, passing_yards (several other passing columns) TABLE: rushing_stats ...
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Can I store half of a record on one page and half of the record on another page?

I'm watching Paul Randal's MCM video from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/gg313756.aspx From 27:11 of the video, the author said a record must be saved in one page, you can't have half ...
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Web application using SQL Server 2008 starts hanging

We have a custom web application that uses SQL Server 2008 (10.50.1600). It's worked fine for years, but lately web pages that return data "instantaneously" have begun showing the "endless swirly blue ...
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How can I remove an index scan from a SQL Server SELECT statement?

This select statement: select * from tab1 inner join tab2 on tab1.col1 = tab2.col2 where tab1.col3 in ('<some conditions>') In the execution plan I see two indices used. But the second ...
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how to use database mail from SSIS

I try to use gmail in database mail. I have no problem to send out email from it. But how I can configure my send mail task to send out email by using database mail. Thanks
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Prevent Data Sources from being deployed outside designated folder

Before I just go ahead and put a really awful check constraint on the Catalog table, I wanted to solicit some better ideas first. I want to ensure that all shared data sources on our report server ...
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migrating tables from Postgres to SQL Server 2008

(I fear what I wish to accomplish shall not be easy, but a lot of my googling around about it yielded rather dated results, so here it goes...) I have a Postgres 8.4.x database with over 100 tables. ...
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Activity Monitor Showing Long Duration for WAITFOR

Using Activity Monitor, I am consistently seeing the following query showing an average duration of over 300 seconds: WAITFOR(RECEIVE conversation_handle, service_contract_name, message_type_name, ...
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SQL Data type for “Reference” fields in table - SQL Server

I am learning SQL Server. I need a bit of advice regarding data type for fields that will be referred to but will not actually themselves require values. I don't know the correct term to use(edit ...
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Cluster communication - SQL Server Failover Cluster

I am running a lab enviornment on my laptop two node SQL 2008 R2 running on windows 2008 R2 clustered Vms Based on my understanding a) Public Network or all Communication network I see checkbox ...
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Speed up INSERTs

I need to have a way to insert to a table, fast, synchronous, with minimal duration. What I've tried ("blind") is : Have no index on the table whatsoever Switch to simple logging (from full logging) ...
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Unable to telnet to port 1433 in SQL Server clustered instance?

Situation: I believe that multiple port 1433 can be implemented as long as the IP address are all unique. I’ve created SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 clustered virtual instance on top of my Windows Server ...
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Can I call SMO from pure T-SQL?

I know how to script a stored procedure using PowerShell and SMO: [System.reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo") | out-null ...
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Availability Strategies in MS SQL Server 2008

I need some assistance in developing a backup strategy for my SQL Server deployments. Currently I have two classes of customer: Hosted customers, whose data is housed in our datacenter, and On ...
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encoding format of multilingual text while saving to database

I have website that save content in various languages. just to display that i have enter to database. Suppose i copy a French text in sql server table column it will display correct on my website, ...
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Copy database schema from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2005 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downgrading from SQL Server 2008 to 2005 Is it possible to copy the database schema from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2005, I don't need data from the tables, just ...
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MS SQL Linked Server Security failing using current security context

I have 2 instances of SQL 2008 64 bit (ver 10.0.4000) running on a windows 2008 64 bit server db03 and db03\ins2. The ins2 has a linked server connecting to db03 that was setup by replication. I have ...
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SQL ServerRecovery Model Change Tracking

Are SQL Server recovery model changes logged anywhere...WMI, error logs...etc? For instance, if I change from FULL to SIMPLE, is this recorded anywhere?
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How to change database owner for login and database created inside stored procedure?

I have a signed stored procedure that creates a new database, a new login and assigns the new user to be the owner of the new database. Well my SProc creates the new login and new database but will ...
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querying multiple values from one column [closed]

we have a table called transaction_details. when i write this query SELECT DESCRIPTION, item, cust_code, pack_description, uos, pack, total_value, total_value_vat, total_value_goods, price_indicator ...
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Event 4104, MSDTC Client 2

I have an Active/Active Sql 2008 R2 cluster that I monitor with Idera Sql Diagnostic Manager. It just started reporting that one of the instances does not have DTC or Sql Server Agent installed. I've ...
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Add columns Query With parameters

Hello all I'm having 1 Question with following query syntax ALTER TABLE table_name ADD column_name column-definition; Question is can we use parameters to column_name field like @column_name? ...
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Using SSIS to get record counts for tables that may not exist

I have an SSIS package that executes simple queries against a list of servers. I am having an issue with one particular simple query: If a table exists, get the rowcount. Otherwise report "not ...
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Proper Design for Datamart Invoice

I'm trying to design a set of fact tables for a datamart that will work in an ssas cube for one of our clients. One of the challenges I'm facing is that there appears to be some disperencies between ...