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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 [System.Reflection.Assembly]::...
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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 the ...
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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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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 ...
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DTC in SQL server 2008 R2 Clustering

I believe DTC is optional but cannot confirm it (can't find it on MSDN) Why we need DTC (distributed transaction cordinator) when clusting a single instance (active passive scenario)?
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Create multiple files for each file group for table partitioning?

I am partitioning a table by date (month). The server has four drives. The partition scheme is defined as CREATE PARTITION SCHEME ByDate AS PARTITION ByDate TO ( [PRIMARY], [fg2], [fg3], [fg4], ...
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SQL Join slower than subquery on View with a Function

My database has a view that calls a function. Joining on that view is surprisingly slow. Is there a way to speed up joining to a view like that? I've included 2 queries which illustrate the issue. ...
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Maintaining or Re-Gaining access after SQL Server database restore without SYSADMIN rights?

I am struggling with maintaining or re-gaining access after restoring an SQL Server database (2008 R2, if that makes any difference). Here is what I am trying: SQLServer login APPUSER is member of ...
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How to deny drop permission for a table?

Is there a way to deny drop permissions for a specific table from a user or role?
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How to create a Job for Merge Replication?

I want to create a step in a Job for Merge Replication. I basically want to know which command should I write so that a particular Subscription starts synchronizing?
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drastically different runtimes in BIDS and the SSRS Web Portal

I have a report in a BIDS project that has been deployed to our SSRS Web Portal. On the web, it renders within seconds. In BIDS, it takes upwards of seven minutes. I can see that the query runs ...
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Any way around unique index 16 column max

According to the CREATE INDEX documentation: Up to 16 columns can be combined into a single composite index key. We've got a table with ~18 columns that need to form a unique combination. This ...
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How to create Sql Server login for a domain account?

All, I have Sql Server 2008 installed on a server (let's say Server1) in a Domain (let's say AD). I also have a domain account called AD\Sql1. This is not an Admin account on the Domain (AD), but I ...
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Sql Server 2008 Replication “Generate Scripts” option not available

All, On Sql Server 2008, I have Transaction Replication going from Server1 to Server3 (with Server2 as distribution). I have an option to "Generate Scripts" on Publication on Server1. But I do not ...
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SQL Server 2012 RC installation failing

I'm trying to test out the new SS 2012 RC, but I'm having problems with the installation. My installation stops a ways in saying that the resource needed cannot be found. I'm using the ISO from MSDN ...
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migrating from SQL server 2005 to 2008

I had SQL server 2005 installed on my windows server 2008 R2. Recently i installed SQL server 2008 and SQL server management studio 2008 r2 (SSMS) on my virtual server and i configured the instance ...
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Why can't I connect to SQL Server 2008?

I initially installed SQL Server 2008 R2 with Windows authentication mode and have successfully changed it to mixed mode (per http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188670.aspx). After this I am ...
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Storing date as integer (numeric), what are the advantages

Question 1 I am working with a system where date is stored as integer (actual numeric(8,0)) and I have noticed that other systems also store date as int such as cisco in this thread. Example ...
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Patterns for setting up sharding for SQL Server 2008 R2, in order to handle large datasets?

I want to handle a large dataset (> 1 billion rows) in SQL Server 2008 R2. I heard that if you set up "sharding" or "horizontal partitioning", it makes it quicker to handle large datasets as it breaks ...
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How to recover SA account password without restoring it?

I forgot my SA password and resetting the password is out of the question because internal applications are using it and will will affect them. I also don't have an option to change the SA credentials ...
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In Sql Server's RANK function, how to limit the results to just the first 3 ranks

In Sql Server 2008, I am using RANK() OVER (PARTITION BY Col2 ORDER BY Col3 DESC) to return data set with RANK. But I have hundreds of records for each partition, so I will get values from Rank 1, 2, ...
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data driven subscriptions in SSRS - pulling a password value from the database

If I create a data driven subscription in SSRS and use the query to return some value for the username and password, how "safe" is this password? Let me explain. I am looking to set up a data source ...
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How do I store more than 15,000 Japanese characters in a column?

I want to store more than 15,000 characters of Japanese text in a SQL Server 2008 database. We have a front end tool that will display this text.
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Transaction independent writes inside a trigger

I am using sql express 2008 r2 express edition. Is it possible to do writes inside a trigger independent from the the transaction of the statement which causes the trigger to fire? I have triggers ...
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Performance Inserting and Updating Millions of rows into a table

We have a CSV the user imports into the Application. After inspecting the CSV, validating and applying some business logic, we got Inserts and Updates operations we should perform into a table(...
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Sql FILESTREAM garbage collection issue

Updated 3x I'm using FILESTREAM, but am having an issue with garbage collection. The FILESTREAM files are not being cleaned up when I set the column to null. In the event log, there is an enormous ...
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Total locking time

Consider two approaches to update data: Approach 1: Update Table 1, commit Update Table 2, commit Update Table 3, commit Approach 2: Update Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, commit. Now Approach 1 is not ...
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Why is this Full Outer Join not working?

I've used Full Outer Joins before to get my desired results, but maybe I don't fully understand the concept because I am not able to accomplish what should be a simple join. I have 2 tables (which I'...
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Notification mail not sent on failure

Currently we are having problems with our backups, specifically disk space issues. On investigation it seems the notification mail isn't being sent when the job fails. This is a weird issue as a ...
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Equivalent of include clause while creating non clustered index in sybase?

I searched on creating non clustered index with included columns for sybase database. But I don't think "include" is allowed while creating index. Is there any equivalent in sybase?
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SQL Server: in what situation can snapshot restore be blocked after SET SINGLE_USER?

In my tests, i have the following script: USE master; ALTER DATABASE [TestDB] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE RESTORE DATABASE [TestDB] FROM DATABASE_SNAPSHOT = 'TestDBSnapshot' In some ...
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Big size of database logs SQL Server 2008

I have a database which is running under Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Now, I have seen that the log of the database (the .ldf file) is growing to big size. The database file (.mdf) has a size of 630MB ...
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Splitting a column in two and returning a summary of results

Lets take a very simple table Department | Staff Name ---------------------|--------------- Web - Electronics | Matthew Store - Electronics | Mark Web - Home | Luke Store - ...
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Are there any performance benefits to using a hash table with no clustered index?

I have this table: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[relatea] ( [mid] [varchar](16) NOT NULL, [sid] [varchar](16) NOT NULL ) It stores hash matches. Is there any benefit to having this as a heap? It has ...
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What happens to non clustered index when included column is updated using update statement?

Question on non clustered index with included columns (DB - MS SQL Server). I read blog Optimized Non-clustered Index Maintenance which gives information on query plans when update statements is ...
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Create a new column in a view and assign it a data type

here is my query: CREATE VIEW VIEW2 AS SELECT [Column1], (NULL) AS column2 VARCHAR(10) FROM VIEW1; I get an error in the third line. If I leave the query like this, without specifying the data ...
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How do we create spatial index on views if it is possible?

Is it possible to create spatial index on sql server 2008? If yes how do we create it on table with schemabinding?
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Recommended Data profiling tool for BI developer

What recommended data profiling tool to retrieve a lot of information and enable to visulize the data into graphical statistics? The data is coming from the source database.
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SQL Server - DBO without Backup

Similar to my previous Question : Prevent Non Copy Only Backups, how do I create a user that can do everything to my database take backups at all. I've granted them every role except ...
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Tables with hierarchy: create a constraint to prevent circularity through foreign keys

Suppose we have a table that has a foreign key constraint to itself, like such: CREATE TABLE Foo (FooId BIGINT PRIMARY KEY, ParentFooId BIGINT, FOREIGN KEY([ParentFooId]) REFERENCES ...
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What is the impact of large varchar data types on indexing?

We have some tables in our database that have a data type of varchar(8000) where the longest actual value in that column is 75. When we place an index on the column we get the expected warning that ...