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Index seek much slower with OR condition compared with separate SELECTs

Based on these questions and the answers given: SQL 2008 Server - performance loss possibly connected with a very large table Large table with historical data allocates too much of SQL Server 2008 ...
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Large table with historical data allocates too much of SQL Server 2008 Std. memory - performance loss for other databases

Based on this question and the answers given: SQL 2008 Server - performance loss possibly connected with a very large table I have discovered memory allocation problem with SQL Server 2008. ...
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Update primary key column - NULL issue

I want to update a column that is a primary key using this code use BITS_TEE Update DMT_TEE_DTS_Production set ABCIndicatorCode = ( select HIST.ABCIndicatorCode from ...
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Replication saying my snapshot Publication Does Not Exist. But it does exist

enter code hereI used the SQL Server (2008) wizard to create a new snapshot publication on my sever called "BlinkViewsOnly" in the BlinkDataMaster database. Publication was created successfully. I ...
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Side effects of using updlock lock hint?

I was just exploring UPDLOCK hint in SQL-Server 2008 and I found it is very useful in avoiding certain deadlock scenarios. There are always some side effects when using these types of lock hints but I ...
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SQL Architect - HA [on hold]

We have different office has its own set of legacy databases for functions like HR, Finance etc. While each office has fortuitously chosen the Microsoft application stack, that they have, until ...
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Adding non-nullable NEWSEQUENTIALID() column to existing table

In SQL Server 2008, I am adding a non-nullable column to an existing table, and want to make the default NEWSEQUENTIALID(). ALTER TABLE MyTable ADD MyColumn UNIQUEIDENTIFIER NULL CONSTRAINT ...
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Create SSIS package to copy data between SQL Server 2008 installs on different machines?

I'm new to the whole SSIS world. I'm trying to create a process to copy data between SQL Server 2008 environments. I want to be able to run a job to export data from my prod database and then use that ...
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Change rowguidcol property to a different column

In my SQL Server 2008 database, I have a table with two uniqueidentifier columns. CREATE TABLE MyTable ( Col1 uniqueidentifier rowguidcol not null, Col2 uniqueidentifier not null, ...
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Reading Data from SQL Server database

I want to read data from each cell of database. If the corresponding value is encountered then I have increment a variable count for that corresponding variable. Consider the following table Ques1 ...
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When should extended events be used instead of SQL Profiler/perfmon?

The extended events seem like a better technology and less stress on the server, but the SQL Profiler/perfmon has better tooling. Also the extended events seem to have a steeper learning curve. In ...
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SQL 2008 Server - performance loss possibly connected with a very large table

Migrated from http://serverfault.com/questions/615129/sql-2008-server-performance-loss-possibly-connected-with-a-very-large-table We have SQL Server 2008 with 3 active databases running on it. DB1 ...
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RaiseError on SQL Server stored procedures

ALTER PROCEDURE sp1 as begin IF (@PersonId=0) RAISERROR(N'Error already raised. See previous errors.', 16, 1); break end I want something like the following. If no value in the variable, ...
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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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sqlcmd returning NUL instead of NULL for tinyint column

sqlcmd -E -d MyDatabase -Q "sp_helpsubscription" -s "," -o file.csv -W -u Column 23 which is suppose to be a tinyint (subscriber_type) is output as NUL instead of NULL when the value is NULL. I ...
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SQL server replication error - the row was not found at the Subscriber

I am doing transactional replication on specific tables. I am getting an error: The row was not found at the Subscriber when applying the replicated command. (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: ...
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High Service Broker queue

My production database suffers from a large Service Broker message queue. It is around 2 million. I would like to decrease it as small as possible. I have tried dbcc ...
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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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Estimate projected database growth

I recently started working with SQL Server 2008 as a DBA trainee. I need calculate the size of the database but also estimate its growth over recent months and the predicted growth for the next 12 ...
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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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Improving a search query

I have a query for search function. Basically search function allowed user to define what they "have" and "want". Then this query will filter out all the possible result which created by other user. ...
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How to find usage of each object in other objects from a database?

I am with the task of taking an old SQL Server database and identify all of it's objects and their relationships, because the one who made it did not bother to use any foreign key, he just made all ...
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How to display posted on date and time like1 hr ago or 30 min ago

i want to show the posted date like 1 hr ago.. or 30 min ago.. declare @date datetime ='2014-07-24 11:50:22.033'; SELECT CASE WHEN DATEPART(DD,@date)=DATEPART(DD,GETDATE()) THEN CASE WHEN ...
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Matching two rows in a single table if two specific keys have different values

I have a table called settings in that there are two columns and data like following. settings value ------- ------ depots 12 projectid 156 client ...
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70-432 : SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance

Has anybody taken this certification exam? If so, how many years of experience do you have as a SQL Server DBA and how hard did you find the exam?
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SQL Server: deadlocked on lock communication buffer resources

what could be possible reason for this deadlock type? (not deadlock in general) lock communication buffer resources is this indicated system is low in memory and buffers count ran out of limit? ...
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How to calculate exact month (in days) difference b/w two dates

I am trying to get all the rows where the visit date was exact before five months from to date but somehow DateDiff function is including 26th Sept 2013 record which is not right as five month has ...
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Restore Backup Fails - File 'Db' cannot be restored to '{…}.mdf'. Use WITH MOVE to identify a valid location for the file

I am getting the following errors trying to do a restore using the restore command on a backup file I recieved from a customer. RESTORE DATABASE SFDB FROM DISK = N'C:\Backup\Backup.bak' Any ...
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SQL Server - constraint to prevent overlapping dates [duplicate]

I saw this wonderful article called "CHECK Constraint To Avoid Overlapping Data" It basically boils down to this: CREATE TABLE Reservations (ReservationID int NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 Setup Error 0x80070490

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 x64 on Windows 2008 R2 and keep getting the following error: SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: Element not found. (Exception from ...
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system.data.oracleclient requires oracle client software version 8.1.7 or greater

I have installed SSMA for Oracle, a tool for migrating Oracle database to SQL Server. I have an Oracle 9i database on a distant machine, and I want to migrate a schema to an SQL Server 2008 database ...
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Bitmask Flags with Lookup Tables Clarification

I've received a dataset from an outside source which contains several bitmask fields as varchars. They come in length as low as 3 and as long as 21 values long. I need to be able to run SELECT queries ...
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Impact of deleting 100GB table on Mirroring

I'm about to delete a large table which is approximately 100GB in size. I'd like to understand the impact on the mirroring that's in place on this db. Can anyone confirm?
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Finding last time table was updated?

The query: SELECT name AS TableName, create_date AS CreatedDate, modify_date as ModifyDate FROM sys.tables order by ModifyDate will tell me the last time a table was created and modified (from a ...
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same query different servers,different execution plan and time

I have this query and it runs less than 2 minutes on Test but on Prod it takes 10 minutes. Both are the same version,CPU,RAM,OS the same. I have four tempdb files on Prod but one one Test. I ...
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Will Rebuild and Reorganize improve Database Migration Script performance execution?

I would like to know if a Database Schema Migration Script (generated by Visual Studio 2008 or greater) will run faster if my target database got indexes rebuilt and/or reorganized. Note: For all ...
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How to verify data dumps between two MS SQL and MySQL

I'm trying to verify data exported from MSSQL and imported into MySQL is 100% accurate using MD5 hash. On Linux, I'm using md5sum and WinMD5 on Windows. The encoding is the same: UTF8. I tried both ...
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SQL Server replication conflicts after migration from 2000 to 2008

I got a suggestion over at Stackoverflow to post here....greatful for any and all help. Please bear with me I think this might take a while to explain. For many years now my company has hosted a ...
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Migration to databases Domain Users do not have access

I migrated databases to new servers, however the applications that were previously used with the databases are failing to load. I have changed the connections and etc. The jobs also seem to be ...
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Casting fails on subquery result

I'm in a bit of a pickle, I have to perform a query on a database with rather poor data quality. I am trying to evaluate a field which contains a date, but which was defined as a nvarchar. I thought I ...
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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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Why can't I read my transaction log backup file using fn_dump_dblog?

I'm using this blog on sqlskills.com as a guide to practice finding the relevant LSN in a transaction log backup for point in time recovery. After backing up the transaction log, I attempt to read it ...
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Incredibly slow query performance

I have a query that is used to populate an aggregate table for reporting purposes. The query comes from another developer here at the company I work for but is my job to make it run fast. So far all ...
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How to provision the SQL Server Agent service after SQL Server Edition upgrade

I have upgraded SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to SQL Server Standard Edition. After I have upgraded it, the SQL Server Agent was stopped. I have tried to start but it fails. Only when I have changed ...
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Copy DB from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012

I have several databases on SQL Server 2008 that I wish to transfer to SQL Server 2012. The two servers are on the same network but separate domains. I am attempting a DB Copy from the one server to ...
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After Restore Log_reuse_wait_desc of Replication

I'm wondering if anybody has ran into this issue before and has any suggestions on what's causing it/how to fix it. We are restoring a database into lower Dev environments and after the restore the ...
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Table with 4 million records - different size and performance in development and production

At my company we use SQL Express 2008 R2, which supports databases up to 10GB. We have 2 databases with almost the same number of rows in all tables. But, one of them is 4.5 GB in size (which is in ...
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Single row to multiple rows with column combination

I have a table like this: ╔═════╦═══════╦════╦════╦═════╦═════╦═════╦═════╦════╦════╗ ║ ZIP ║ STATE ║ F ║ C ║ F1 ║ c1 ║ f2 ║ c2 ║ f3 ║ c3 ║ ...
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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 ...