SQL Server 2008 (major build version 10.00.xxxx). Please also tag with sql-server.

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Alternative of a query

I have a query : SELECT TOP 21 * FROM ( SELECT ROW_NUMBER() OVER ( ORDER BY contacts.id ) AS row_number, contacts.id, contacts.first_name, ...
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Is there anything wrong with creating a very large log file?

I've been given the task of finding out why our server is slow. First of all I did not set this server up. Is there anything wrong with setting the initial log file size to 70GB? That's what ours is ...
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Getting a total value for items obtained in the current quarter

I've been working with MS SQL Server Management Studio and have a problem I can't fix. I am currently able to get the total for a set of values (Volume and Activity) from my SQL Server database. ...
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Update code works in manual stored procedure but not when run as SQL Server Agent Job

I have a stored procedure that deletes all records from an existing table, and then inserts new records. After the insert I have several update operations that change the value of one field. If I run ...
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Error installing SQL Server 2008 - all componets installed successfully except database engine

Below is the error I copied, please someone help me, I have tried at least 10 times in the last 3 days. It is SQL Server 2008 R2 and I wanted to install it on Windows 7. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 ...
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Validate every client has a valid gender

I have table CLIENT which have columns are COLUMN_NAME DATA_TYPE DESCRIPTION SOURCE TABLE ClientPK int Identity column ClientID int Client ID PARTY ...