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SET CONTEXT_INFO for tracking specific SQL requests

I've got a problem where I'm seeing some very strange lock waits, with the process at the top of the lock wait tree in the 'sleeping' 'AWAITING COMMAND' state. I can see the machine name and ...
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"Could not find stored procedure' even though the stored procedure have been created in MS SQL Server Management Studio

I have created a table testtable inside the database testbase that have the following structure: product_no (int, not null) product_name (varchar(30), not null) price (money, null) expire_date (date, ...
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What's a good tool for visualizing SQL Agent jobs?

I find the built-in MS SQL Studio tools for managing Agent jobs to be a little frustrating. What tools out there have you found helpful? Offhand, there are three things I'd like to see in such a ...
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DB Permission: User can drop only their created db's?

I want to set permission against a user, which can create database and drop on their created databases neither any database. Any idea/suggestion ?
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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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Generate create script for all indexes

I am working on documenting my databases, and I would like to create a list of all of the indexes in my database. The reason I want to do this is so that I can track changes to my indexes overtime. ...
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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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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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Mapping a Login to a User

On my production system I login to SQL Server with CPSDOM\mconnors. When I execute SELECT CURRENT_USER; it returns CPSDOM\mconnors. We use Windows authentication on our DBs. On my test system I ...
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SQL Server Deadlock on delete

I have a query like this: with xx as ( SELECT [FilePath], ROW_NUMBER() over (partition by [FilePath] order by [FilePath]) as RowNumber FROM [dbo].[foo] ...
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unable to bring database online from recovery pending

I am trying to bring a SQL Server database online and accessible that is in Recovery Pending state. The SQL Server service uses an Active directory account that is a domain administrator and a ...
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Find tables with modified data after a specified datetime [duplicate]

I am performing few inserts and updates on my database using tool provided by app supplier. I want to compare the updated database and backup after running the tool. But my database size is around ...
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Decimal Data Type as Primary Key

One of my tables is set up like this: create table dbo.Source ( testID decimal (10,3) PRIMARY KEY , column 2 somedatatype , column 3 somedatatype ) Whenever I perform SSIS into this table ...
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Full text index does not honour deleted words - They are still indexed

I have a full text index defined as 'Automatic' radio button checked on in its Catalog. When I modify a word in the full text indexed column, the new word appears in the sys.dm_fts_index_keywords but ...
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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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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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Proper way to store a password within a SQL Server agent job

I know this is a stupid idea, but I'm having a hard time finding a better solution right now. I need to execute several sql stored procedures on a daily basis, then execute a powershell script to ...
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tempdb contention issue and excessive pagewrites/s

Still removing the rust from my SQL Server skills, so please bear with some stupid questions here and there... Customer has a SQL Server 2008 R2 running in an Azure VM with 8 cores and 14GB RAM. ...
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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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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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Different table size on sp_spaceused and standard report “Disk Usage by Top Tables”

I ran sp_spaceused and Disk Usage by Top Tables standard report for a table. The results for sp_spaceused are: name rows reserved data index_size unused SomeTable <1301755> ...
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Is the MCSA For SQL Server 2008 still worth pursuing? [closed]

Is the 70-432 MSCA SQL Server 2008 still a reputable accreditation? I work with SQL Server 2008 and feel comfortable going for this exam. But, is the market calling for MCSA SQL Server 2012 and ...
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Find unpublished columns via RMO

The stored procedure sp_helpmergearticlecolumn will return all columns for a table and have a bit set if the column is published or not. The MergeArticle RMO object has the function ...
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Converting VARBINARY HEX to VARCHAR

I have a fun problem, I have data stored in SQL Server 2008 VARDATA column as Hex. I need to see what this translated to string is. I have tried CONVERT(VarChar(MAX), VARDATA, 2) and it returns a ...
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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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Inplace upgrade from SQL Server 2008 Standard to SQL Server 2014 evaluation

I am trying to evaluate SQL Server 2014 by using the 2014 evaluation edition to upgrade an in place SQL Server 2008 Standard sp4 instance. At the end of the process I expect to have a SQL Server ...
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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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Found errors in table after executing DBCC CHECKTABLE command

I am trying to alter table to add primary key ALTER TABLE GeoCity ADD CONSTRAINT PK_GeoCity PRIMARY KEY(locId) and got this error message Msg 1750, Level 16, State 0, Line 1 then I run ...
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SQL problem with checking next and previous rows

I have a list and the returned table looks like this. I took the preview of only one car but there are many more. What I need to do now is check that the current KM value is larger then the ...
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Why does SELECT 1/2 return 0?

As the title says. I even tried SELECT CONVERT(NUMERIC, 1/2) which also returned 0. I am using SQL Server 2008.
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How can I choose the best autogrowth option for my new database? [duplicate]

I want to create a new database that I can use for testing, restoring it from a full backup from a production database. These backup file sizes are around 45,486KB, and the production database size is ...
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How do I query only for committed data while avoid a deadlock

I have a system writing batches of queries as transactions (to maintain coherency), these can be sets of 30-100 queries per transaction. These are done on multiple tables At the same time there are ...
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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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Building test site, update dates (back date records)

I have 3 tables that all connect and I need to back date them in an MS SQL 2008 setting. I was thinking about how to do this and not sure if I am on the correct path. The big problem I have is I have ...
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Delete files from disk, with a job, respecting some rules ( SQL Server 2008 )

We have An application that our customers use to download and upload files. I need to delete these files from disk after 30 days, of if it was downloded, in 7 days. How can i Use the script below, ...
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SQL update next row in select

I have ran into a problem with SQL. I have a list with car and mileage data. What I need to do is for the empty fields to calculate data. Each row has a field for KM (mileage in KM metric unit), ...
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How to Handle TimeZone Properly in SQL SERVER?

My local development server is in the Middle East, but my production server is in the UK. I need to show the date to the user in their time zone. For example, if a user is in Saudi Arabia then I ...
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How to drop multiple tables with common prefix in one query?

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server 2008.My question is:How to drop multiple tables with common prefix in one query? something like that table names: LG_001_01_STLINE, LG_001_02_STFICHE
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Merging two Select queries with different where statements

I have this query below in which I am trying to get results for the month and year to date (account balance). SELECT T3.AcctCode, T3.AcctName, SUM(T1.Debit - T1.Credit)* -1 AS 'Balance' FROM OJDT T0 ...
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bcp in of datetime type data results in an “Invalid date / time format”

I am familiarizing myself with the bcp utility, and I have a large table containing datetime data awhich I bcp out in several ways: native, character, delimited. I then bcp in to a truncated table ...
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Automate SQL Server restore from Prod to Dev

I would like to setup an automated restore job which takes the latest timestamp .bak file and restores it into the DEV instance. I currently have a job on the DEV box that uses the UNC path to the ...
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Update incoming rows based on % calculation

Below is the business requirement which I have to achieve... As a Sales Data Operations process/product owner, I want to be able to identify share class conversions (aka "wash trades") coded as ...
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copy table with all constraint

how I would copy a table with all constraints? I run select * into myNewTable from baseTable where 1=0 This copy a table but no with constraints
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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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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 encryption over multiple DB versions

I have about 5 clients deployed running different versions of SQL Server 2008 (Some standard, some enterprise, etc.) And I am being tasked with encrypting the data so: The software we are using can ...
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How to clone a user in SQL Server 2008 R2?

Is there a way to clone users' security and permissions in Microsoft SQL Server, preferably using the SQL Server Management Studio GUI?
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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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How to run multiple select statements in Data flow task in SSIS [closed]

I am migrating data from one database to another database using SSIS package and i need to write multiple select statements for same table depending on conditions as mentioned below. Actual Queries i ...
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Dynamically change a db in transact sql

I am trying to run a script against a database that is dropped from a third party daily so the name of the database changes daily. I can get the name of the new database using the sys.databases ...
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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 ...