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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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TCP Provider: The semaphore timeout period has expired

In Sql Server2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008R2, when I start Replication I have this error: TCP Provider: The semaphore timeout period has expired Please help me to solve it... Thanks!
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SQL Script to Drop old AD logins, Inactive SQL Logins and all related Users

Related Question: SQL Server script to delete accounts no longer in Active Directory Whilst the above question points out the rather handy sp_validatelogins procedure, i'd like to extend this ...
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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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How to generate replication snapshot without locking tables

When I reinitialize subscription and generate new snapshot it locks all tables and makes the database unusable for a very long time (never waited it out). Is there anyway to do this without locking?
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sharepoint DBA. [on hold]

What exactly makes a 'Sharepoint DBA' different from a normal SQL DBA. What are the differences in competency and responsibility? What are the differences is daily database support?
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syspolicy_purge_history job failed at step 3

In one of my sql 2008 sp1 standalone instance, syspolicy_purge_history job is fails at step 3 Erase Phantom System Health Records.... Below is the command - (Get-Item ...
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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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SQL Server Error - HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component

I have a huge 200MB .SQL file. When I try to open this in SQL server management studio 2008, I get the error -Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. What could the ...
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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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SQL Server recreating plans each day

We have this problem in our production environment. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) - 10.50.2500.0 (X64) - Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1). SQL Server ...
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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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The database Forms is not accessible. (ObjectExplorer)

I tried one of my Microsoft SQL Server Database Take offline (Task -> Take Offline), its takes long time(more than 1 hour) later is closed and now when i checked my Visual Studio Manage Console, its ...
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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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TO SSIS PAckage when it found a special characters in the column

I am trying to create SSIS package to fail when it founds a special character. otherthan SCRIPT TASK what transformation we can use? Please help me out. -Ram
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SQL Server 2012 Publisher SQL Server 2008 Subscriber version issue

So I have a setup where one virtual machine is a SQL Server 2012 publisher and I need to setup merge replication on a SQL Server 2008 subscriber on a different vm. When setting up the subscription ...
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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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Copy+Pasting currency value from SSMS 2012 to excel does not complete or calculate new value

So I'm trying to copy and paste some query results into Excel, and for some reason it seems to be not properly completing the first value. Let me explain what I mean by this. In Excel the cells I am ...
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Moving tables to another SQL2008 database (including indexes, triggers, etc.)

I need to move a whole bunch (100+) of large (millions of rows) tables from one SQL2008 database to another. I originally just used the Import/Export Wizard, but all the destination tables were ...
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Auditing the View Server State permissions on Server

We noticed that one of our servers has permissions granted to "all" users for "view server state". I am wondering if there is a way to audit the DMV's used by the user(s) on a regular basis as this ...
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SQL Server Troubleshooting Replication and Long-Running fn_dblog query

I am trying to get (pull) Transactional Replication working again for a subscriber. Currently, in Replication Monitor I am seeing messages in the Publisher to Distributor tab and the Distributor to ...
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Grant Read Access to Service Account on a View [closed]

Is it possible to grant read-only access to a view for a service account? If so, how would one do so? Thanks,
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How to include concatenated values in a dynamic pivot column value?

I am extending a dynamic pivot query. The original query works fine. In the second query, instead of displaying the date as a value for the pivot column, I would like to display a concatenated column. ...
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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 ...
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SQL Server db user mapped to windows login not in SQL Server logins

I am on a SQL Server 2008 where I login with DOMAIN\USER_A On my database I can see this login is mapped to the user dbo of that database. What I don't understand is that DOMAIN\USER_A is nowhere to ...
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Find what data is placed in a datafile

I have a database with 5 .ndf (secondary) datafiles on SQL Server 2008 R2. (Each of these datafiles is assigned to a separate filegroup.) I want to know what data is there in those files. Is it ...
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Having DB Mirroring and Replication together

Can anybody help me understand why do one go combination of Database Mirroring + Replication. Why can't I just have Database mirroring for high availability of my database. What is the need of ...
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how service sid operate under the covers?

This question is out of curiosity and it left me in confusion whether service account as any role to play in SQL Server startup and shutdown? Can anybody explain how SQL Server 2008 Service Sids work ...
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How to monitor load on database server

Could anybody please suggest me a way to monitor the load on my database server? What perfmon counters should I monitor on daily basis and confirm that load on the server is increasing day by day [or] ...
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SQL Server procedure optimisation

I need to optimize the procedure below (SQL Server 2008) and badly need help: I am thinking to reduce search space o Splitting the joins and create intermediate (smaller) results o Force the most ...
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dbcc shrinkfile not reducing size of log file in sql server 2008

I am shrinking log file of SQL Server 2008 R2 database, but it is not working. I was using this code: ALTER DATABASE [database] SET RECOVERY SIMPLE DBCC SHRINKFILE(DATABASE_LOG, 20) ALTER DATABASE ...
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How to configure DBPROP_COMMANDTIMEOUT?

How to configure the property of DBPROP_COMMANDTIMEOUT ? Can this property be configured in Database ? Thanks.
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SQL Server 2008: The database [dbName] is not accessible

I got this error from another person and I've run out of ideas. I can access this database without any problems, the database is in MULTI_USER mode, the person receiving the error is a user, etc. The ...
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SQL statement for comparing actual products and plan products

I need some helps for writing SQL statements to compare count of actual products and plan by like below 2 Input tables: CREATE TABLE PRODUCT_PLAN ( PRODUCT NVARCHAR(50), START_TIME ...
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Saving SQL Server DMV's for later use [closed]

Is it possible to save DMV's in SQL server database backup, which can be restored on different server, I mean with master db details( views and all)? If not, what's the best way to maintain 2 ...