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

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AWE to allocate memory in SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services

I am running SQL Server Express Edition with Advanced Services on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32 bit OS. I have enabled "Use AWE to allocate memory" on the SQL Server, but I am not sure if this ...
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How do I backup/restore database encryption key in order to restore on new server

I am currently in the process of restoring a TDE encrypted database to another instance. I have backed up master key and certificate, and have restored them to the new server fine, but I am still ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Access Failure in a query that uses Linked server

We have 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 machines. A user is running a query on Server A that joins a table in Server B. In the query he is using linked server to point Server B. User has access to Server B ...
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Import from one table in two tables where I need the auto-generated primary key in the second table

followning scenario: 3 Tables 1 Table name,street,country,bank This table needs to be imported to Table1 Address(Primary Key Autoincrement ID),name,street,country Table2 Address,bank So I need ...
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How can I reseed all identity columns?

I deleted all rows from 20 tables after disabling the constraints, triggers using the stored proc SP_MsForEachTable. Now before the import happens, I need to reseed all the identity columns back to ...
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Merge Table Row Values to Header of Another Table

Table 1 id | Field | Values ---------------------------------------- 1 | 'Field01' |Name 2 | 'Field02' |Age 3 | 'Field03' |Gender 4 ...
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Proper Shutdown of SQL Servers in a Cluster

I was just wondering what the best approach should be for shutting down an Active/Active Cluster where both nodes need to be shutdown for disk maintenance. I was thinking of this process: Open ...
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User Windows login name has been changed in AD yet session in SQL 2008 Profiler shows the old Windows login name

Background: a user had her name changed in Active Directory from Domain\oldname to Domain\newname and successfully logged into the network with Domain\newname and yet Domain\oldname appears in ...
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Updateable Subscriptions: Rows do not match between Publisher and Subscriber

I have transactional replication with updatable subscribers set up in SQL Server 2008. It has 3 subscribers and 1 publisher. I had to setup replication again due to some errors related to the database ...
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export and import all the permissions on schema objects within a database SQL Server 2008

Is it possible to export all the users roles and their permissions on schema objects within a database in a .sql file and import them later in an other database ?
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Problem with Czech collation Czech_CI_AI in MS SQL Server 2008 R2

I have the following issue with accent insensitive search in Czech language. My database is set to Czech_CI_AI collation. For some diacritics system works correctly (ie. I), but for some does not (ie. ...
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On SQL Server Backup: Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Server Line 1 A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file

I am trying to back up a pretty big database and I keep getting this error: Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Server {Server Name}, Line 1 A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file "{Backup File ...
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How Does Max Server Memory Affect PLE on a Host That Is Not Memory Bound?

I came across an unusual scenario on an instance where only half the physical RAM was being utilized but I was observing PLE values between 1-3 seconds constantly. Windows Server 2003, Enterprise ...
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Operand type clash: my first User Defined Type with list of Integers, how to test via SSMS

I found this wonderful code here CREATE TYPE [dbo].[StringList] AS TABLE( [Item] [NVARCHAR](MAX) NULL ); GO CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[sp_UseStringList] @list StringList ...
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Merits of inserting to temp table and renaming versus just adding/removing columns

If I add or drop columns from a SQL Server table I presume I get page splits or gaps. Since the size of the row has changed. When I use RedGate SQL Compare to create conversion scripts its strategy ...
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Does a DELETE/UPDATE query based on a large SELECT query cause deadlocks and can it be improved?

I've noticed DELETE and UPDATE queries that are based upon a large SELECT statement such as NOT IN (SELECT ID FROM LARGE_TABLE) are often ending up with deadlocks. Is this causing deadlocks and if so ...
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What would cause an orphaned ##MS_PolicyEventProcessingLogin##?

This morning I noticed my SQL Log was filling with the following message. The activated proc '[dbo].[sp_syspolicy_events_reader]' running on queue 'msdb.dbo.syspolicy_event_queue' output the ...
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can we transfer sql database backup from one server to another server directly?

I want to transfer sql database from one server to another server directly, instead taking back up of that database and copy that back up in another server and then restore it. Please tell me, Is ...
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SQL Server 2008 logging [closed]

We have a SQL server that has been hardening per government STIGs. Right now we are generating almost 10GB of Transaction log every day. (run sharepoint and some other applications). I'm trying to ...
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Find if Column Belongs to User Table

I want to compute the number of columns with not null constraint in my database. So I thought about querying the table sys.all_columns: select * from sys.all_columns The problem is that it ...
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How to Drop Database in Single_User Mode

How do I drop a database which shows DatabaseName (Single User) as its name? When I try to delete it, I get the following error: Alter failed for Database 'DatabaseName'. ...
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equivalent of oracle sql administration query in SQL Server 2008

I'm new to SQL Server administration, and I would like to get the equivalent of this Oracle 9i administration query : select object_type,count(*) as number from all_objects where owner='ownerSID' ...
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Need to Display Query Result without Null Values in one column

I created a query which produced four column result, I wanted to display result in which the Outstanding column > 0. My query below: SELECT CAST(xx_master_tickets.CreatedMoment AS DATE) ...
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Defragmentation of Indexes - Higher value after defragmentaion

I am trying to defragment indexes on SQL Server 2008 using ALTER INDEX--REBUILD. After defragmentation some indexes have fragmentation percentage value greater than its before defragmentation value. ...
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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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reuse of temp table getting more time to execute

i'm creating temp table as, SELECT T.CD, T.OBJECT_CD, T.PRICE INTO #TEMP FROM TABLE_NAME T EDIT : ADDED CLUSTERED INDEX TO TEMP TABLE CREATE CLUSTERED INDEX IX_Temp_OBJECT_CD ...
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UPSERT - Is there a better alternative to MERGE or @@rowcount? [closed]

I was wondering if you have encountered a T-SQL command similar to the concept of UPSERT? Performing INSERT|UPDATE operations using options (1) or (2) seems overly complex and error prone. OBJECTIVE ...
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How do I restore a SQL Server 2000 database to a SQL Server 2008 instance?

How do I restore a SQL Server 2000 database to a SQL Server 2008 instance?
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Error installing Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2 with tools! Error code

When trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2, I get the following error: Error installing Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2 with tools! Error code: -2068578303 Does anyone know what this means?
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Issues with procedures, setting multiple values [closed]

I am trying to set multiple values but I am only able to set one value. This code fails: alter procedure modifyvalue @ID int, @flight varchar(6), @destination char(10) as begin update ...
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Insert Missing Dates from a query

How can i insert missing dates from a query i created. The result below: Date Frequency 2014-05-18 5 2014-05-20 7 2014-05-25 7 2014-05-27 6 I want the result to have missing ...
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View the order of triggers firing

We have 2 SQL Server 2008 environments with some triggers against a table containing business logic Within the 2 environments, we can see that the triggers are firing in a different order (thanks to ...
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SQL Server command line usage? Is it possible?

I've been trying to use the SQL Server Management Studio 2008's built in "Solution Explorer" to manage a project and after 2 weeks of struggling with it, I've decided I don't really care for it. It's ...
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SQL Server 2008 and extended properties [closed]

In SQL Server, what do you guys use extended properties for? Some articles and blogs are suggesting they be used for self-documentation of the database and its objects but I can't see this being used ...
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Increasing time-out period for schema compare (windows server 2008, Sql Server 2008 R2 and VS2012)

I need to increase the time-out period for schema comparisson using visual studio 2012 to compare two sql server 2008 r2 database on a windows server 2008. I believe this is somenthing I need to set ...
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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 past 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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SQL Server mirrored database is stuck in recovery mode

I have a database that is stuck in recovery mode for few days already. There are multiple threads about this, but the solutions there don't work for me. Here is what I tried already: RESTORE ...
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Quick look at how much RAM is allocated to SQL Server?

With SQL Server 2005, you could look at the Task Manager and, at least, get a cursory look at how much memory is allocated to SQL Server. With SQL Server 2008, the Working Set or Commit Size never ...
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How do long columns impact performance and disk usage?

In our current project it just happens too often, that we need to extend columns by a couple of characters. From varchar(20) to varchar(30) and so on. In reality, how much does it really matter? How ...
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Calculate Time difference between a datetime format with the current datetime

Hi I would like to calculate the difference between a past datetime with the current datetime with the result as a [hh]:mm format.
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SQLDriverConnect fails when attempting to connect to Failover_Partner

SQLDriverConnect fails when attempting to connect to Failover_Partner. Connection string being used: Driver={SQL Native Client};Failover_Partner=tcp:dby;Server=tcp:dbx; ...
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Check Constraint with Case Statement

I want to add a check constraint on a column if entered value for column is greater than 3 than it should be saved as 1 else entered value. For that scenario I am using below query but on insertion of ...
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deleting a table referenced by many foreign keys

I have a table that I want to drop and create again, because I want to add the IDENTITY property to a column, wich is not possible directly. The problem is that I can't drop it, because my column is ...
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Update existing (old) rows vs delete and insert when needed

I'm building a database system that needs to store login tokens for a system that validates if a users login token is valid or outdated. The table is pretty simple UserID int Primary Key LoginToken ...
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T SQL Table Valued Function to Split a Column on commas

I wrote a Table Valued Function in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to take a comma delimited column in a database to spit out separate rows for each value. Ex: "one,two,three,four" would return a new table ...
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Will SQL Server 2014 not cause problems with a SQL Server 2008 DB?

I will be doing development work on a database created in SQL Server 2005 that will be moved to SQL Server 2008. I have no problems moving them; I've done it before and it's always been painless ...
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Best approach for populating date dimension table

I am looking to populate a date dimension table in a SQL Server 2008 database. The fields in the table are as follows: [DateId] INT IDENTITY(1,1) PRIMARY KEY [DateTime] ...
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SQL Server 2008 ENT + add SSL to Named Instance (not default)

Need to know if anyone has seen or knows how to load an SSL Cert for a named instance in SQL Server 2008 or above? I have loaded many on the default instance but not on a Named Instance. Go through ...
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Count Function with Aggregate function inside the query

Hi my actual code is below: Select M.TicketID,M.CreatedMoment, Max(L.StatusChangeMoment)AS StatusChangeTime, Elapsed_time_in_Hours_Minutes = CONVERT(NUMERIC(18,2),DATEDIFF(minute, M.createdmoment, ...
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SQL Server 2008 Database Restore Error - Cannot open backup device 15105

I am trying to restore from a backup and getting the following error Msg 3201, Level 16, State 2, Line 1 Cannot open backup device 'Z:\FULL_BACKUP.bak'. Operating system error 3(failed to ...