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

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SQL Server sp_configure options?

Does anybody know where I can find a list of all the parameter options for sp_configure? It isn't really jumping out at me when I search online for possible variations and the capabilities of ...
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Problem Reaching VM SQL Server Instance

Here's what I'm working with right now. I have a host OS which includes a SQL Server 2008 Enterprise instance. I have a virtual machine running on this host which has a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express ...
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How to use transactions with SQL Server DDL?

I have a login table into which all inserts are done by a single stored procedure. CREATE TABLE dbo.LogTable( LogRefnr int IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT NULL, LogQuery varchar(255) NOT NULL, LogTime ...
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Ms Access queries equivalent in Sql Server

Queries in MS Access can act like views do in oracle in that you can query against them. Example: if you have a query in access called allProducts, you can also do SELECT * from allProducts; My ...
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Role db_ddladmin not working properly on SQL Server 2008

I want to allow certain user to create/modify objects on a database(tables, views, sp's, functions, schemas etc) and don't want to give db_owner. I thought I could do it with the db_ddladmin role, ...
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Can someone explain the magic of Opendatasource/Openrowset?

When pulling information from an excel file (or ms-access DB) I commonly use something like this: SELECT * FROM OPENDATASOURCE('Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0', 'Data Source=C:\test.xls;Extended ...
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Is it possible with SQL Server 2008 to have a Partioned Tables with an Identity Column?

I'm not thinking of using it for the partition function. I just want to know, if it is supported or not. Don't tell me why it is not a good idea to use such columns on partitioned tables.
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Database Schema with a shared identity Field

I'm a developer treading into the database world so bear with me please. I'm creating a Contract database with separate tables for various types of contracts. I have 5 tables but would like to ...
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how to improve performance by using or not using table variables

I have a table variable: DECLARE @to_process TABLE ( [Id] [bigint] NOT NULL, [SequenceId] [bigint] NOT NULL, ... ) INSERT INTO @to_process ( Id , SequenceId ... ) SELECT ...
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Managing multiple SQL Server databases

My company has many branch offices and each branch has a DB server. Some have SQL Server 2005 and some others have SQL Server 2008. The schema is the same for all these servers. Whenever I want to do ...
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Change Tracking Retention from a backup?

I have a backup of a SQL Server 2008 database with change tracking enabled on it. The retention period is 2 days. AutoCleanUp is set to true. The database backup is 5 days old and has 2 days worth of ...
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Query Parallelism

I have a long running query that behaves differently between two different machines. I have an 8 core machine running Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition (64-bit) that does not use parallelism and ...
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How to determinate in a trigger direct inserts and inserts via stored procedure

TableX can be modified in two ways: client does "direct" inserts client uses stored procedure to inserts records How to determinate the way of client's call (direct or stored proc) in a trigger of ...
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SQL 2008 Server agent cant see perfmon counters

I am trying to create a new SQL server agent alert to capture "SQLServer:General Statistics|Processes Blocked||>|5' but it looks like alert creation GUI is not able to see any perfmon counters as in ...
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How do you move a Database from one server to the other using MS-SQL-SMS

I need to move a database, but I want to make sure I do it safely and with all triggers, store proc and functions. I was think to simply detach the database from my server using MS-SQL-SMS and move ...
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SQL Server Schema Security

My company uses a multi-tenant database (one database, all tables have a customerID field). We are in the process of setting up a data warehouse and giving clients direct access. Our initial ...
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Windows Storage Server, SQL Server, regular files — means to protect from insider threats?

This is my first post here, and I am by no means qualified as a Windows Server or Storage Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 administrator. I am mostly a Unix guy, however tasked with a job to investigate ...
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Specify Connection in Management Studio T-SQL Query

When adding users are roles to DB servers I often use the "Script this action" function from the GUI. I then just go to "Connection :: Change Connection" to do the same on my other servers. Is there ...
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How can a raised alert fail to notify an operator via e-mail?

SQL Server 2008: A message with @msgnum = 75000 and @severity = 16 was added to the SQL instance. An alert was added that is raised when error number 75000 is raised. The alert is enabled and an ...
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CONTAINS function in MS SQL 2008 R2

I try the following SQL query : SELECT FirstName, SecondName FROM Persons WHERE CONTAINS(FirstName, 'Mat') and I got this error : Cannot use a CONTAINS or FREETEXT predicate on table or ...
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What does “slot 80 for LOB data type node does not exist” error in sql server mean?

When I modify a table in SQL Server 2008 I get the following error: The Database ID 29, Page (1:235225), slot 80 for LOB data type node does not exist. This is usually caused by transactions ...
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Performance problem caused by joining with the result of a scalar function?

In the following example the performance of the first version using only one SQL query is very bad. The problem is the last join. When I store the result of the left side into a temporary table and ...
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Recovering from: A transport-level error has occurred when sending the request to the server in SSMS

Every now and than I loss the connection in SSMS and get the message Msg 121, Level 20, State 0, Line 0 A transport-level error has occurred when receiving results from the server. (provider: TCP ...
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A query submitted from different applications has differing DOP

I have a query which selects from multiple views and is fairly I/O heavy. If I execute this query using Management Studio it uses parallelism across most of the 16 CPUs and completes in under 10 ...
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SQL Server database file fragmentation

I have inherited a system where the previous DBA added 7 data files to the PRIMARY filegroup (8MB initial size) and left the AUTOGROW option at 8MB. What I have now is a set of eight files each about ...
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Date Format in Sql Server

I am importing data from another sources, which has multiple columns but I am facing problem in date column like I have multiple format in this column like: dd/mm/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy mmm-yyyy Can you ...
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Search on part of a column in a SQL Server cross-database view

I'm currently writing an application that interfaces with a 3rd party vendor's SQL Server 2008 database that I only have read access to. We have a separate database that contains cross database views ...
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Restore encrypted database to another server

I'm using a product which runs on SQLServer 2008. Understandably the company supplying it don't offer SQLServer support. When I installed the product I specified a password to encrypt the database. ...
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Indications from obscenely high Operator Costs in Query Plan?

I have a monthly ETL process that's too complicated to explain here, but basically we get a large amount of customer data, bulk load it into various tables, then run a series of build processes. The ...
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How to insert multiple records using XML in SQL server 2008

i use SQL server 2008 in my web application back end. Apparently i iterate through all the records from the C# code whenever there is a multiple insertion scenario. i have never tried the multple ...
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How to perform the dreaded double hop with linked servers?

The situation: I have SERVER1, SERVER2, ACCESSDB on SERVER3. I have successfully created a linked server connection from SERVER1 to SERVER3's ACCESSDB. I want to be able to access the linked server ...
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SQL Server configuration / specification recommendations and advice!

I am about to deploy a new server at work as follows: Dell T610 2 x Xeon 2.53 Quad core 24 GB RAM 1 x Perc H700 RAID controller with 1GB Non Volatile memory 8 x 300GB 15k SAS Hard drives I am looking ...
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Login problem to SQL Server

I attempt to connect to SQL Server 2008,I receive the following error. Login failed for user <>. Reason: Failed to open the explicitly specified database. By the way, I have a SQL Server 2008 ...
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Help solving a Clustering Issue: [sqsrvres] ODBC sqldriverconnect failed

I have a 2 node cluster (NODE-A & NODE-B) with 2 SQL instances spread between them. INST1 prefers NODE-A, INST2 prefers NODE-B. INST1 started generating errors then, failed over to NODE-B. ...
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Migrate DTS Jobs to 2008 Server

We have been running SQL Server 2000 for years. Finally, at long last, we have an SQL 2008 Server being shipped in. We have many DTS jobs on our SQL 2000 Server that need to be migrated to the SQL ...
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Best way to sync a table between two sql server databases with an identity key

I have an SSIS package that moves data from a table into another table in another database. The source table has an identity key. I need to perform some operations on the data. The only way I can ...
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Checking for dupes on Compact Insert Statement

I'm not sure if that is the correct term "Compact Insert Statement" It is just what I have always heard it referred to. It goes as follows: INSERT INTO [tblUsers] ([username], [password]) ...
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Duplicating some rows of a data flow in SSIS

I have a data flow to migrate data from an old database to a new one. The old design had all the data and historical information (changes) stored in a single table with a "version" (incrementing ...
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SELECT * WHERE VarCharColumn IN (…) Optimization

I have a list of 3000 strings, and I am passing them (twenty at a time) into a parametrized IN clause. It definitely isn't getting the results I would like to see ~ 500ms per execution. The column is ...
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How to mark an item as “Expired” when it's ExpiryDate value is in the past?

I have a table of items, each of which has a Status and ExpiryDate. What is the best way of enforcing this: when ExpireyDate > DateTime.Now update Status to "expired" I could have a stored ...
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Using totals on aggregates to improve performance

I have two tables: details and totals of these details. Details (Slow solution): select OrderId = r.OrderId , TotalQty = SUM(r.Quantity) , ...
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How to fix discrepancies between publisher and subscription data?

I have a transactional replication between two SQL Server 2008 SP1 servers, both on Windows 2003 Server. I discovered that there are discrepancies between some of the tables of the main database and ...
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noexpand hint for non-enterpise edition and performance

I have to use Indexed views to reach performance. As I can see from this comparison table standard edition does not support indexed views. But BOL says: Indexed views can be created in any ...
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Alerting on Database Mirroring Events

I am looking for the actions one must take to cause Threshold Alerts to occur for a single mirrored database on an instance of SQL Server 2008 containing multiple mirrored databases. FYI: This is ...
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Using integrated security over VPN

We've got a client that we're going to allow to use one of our applications. Staff on site regularly connect to our network via VPN. The .Net application that connects to the SQL Server uses ...
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Badly performing query plan after adding ORDER BY to Full Text CONTAINS search

The following query is proving beyond my abilities to fix - hope someone can help. SELECT top 100 Id, Name, InsertDate FROM Foo WHERE CONTAINS(FooText, '"test*" and "hello*" and "goodbye*"') ORDER BY ...
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Are master/slave replication relationship between different versions of SQL Server possible?

I have a database server, SQL Server 2005, that's inside a private network. Now i need to make a database there available for a webserver, so i want to replicate this db to an external server, which ...
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SQL Server 2008 on Hyper-V Virtual Machine with Multiple instances

Running SQL Server 2008 instance on a Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) on a Windows 2008 R2 OS. Currently has a few production DBs. The whole VM itself is on RAID 5 volume (so are the DB files etc). We ...
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Why can the target of the OUTPUT INTO clause not be a view?

Here is my statement: DELETE FROM table1 OUTPUT deleted.col1, deleted.col2 INTO view1; It gives me this error: The target 'view1' of the OUTPUT INTO clause cannot be a view or common table ...
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Inner cursor performance issues

Before I tried to avoid using cursor because of performance issues. But now I have to do some calculations to reach some goals. I have a stored procedure that has a code like this: DECLARE ...