This tag is for SQL Server 2012, major build version 11.00.xxxx.

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(nolock) hint changes order of records returned

There is a clustered index on a table Client field LastName. When I simply dump all records from the table, they appear in the alphabetical order unless (nolock) hint is used as in the query in ...
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SQL Server 2012 window function

I've the following table which holds status of jobs in a history table. JobHistory jobOrderId | dateAdded | Status -----------|-------------------------|------- 4909 | 2015-08-26 ...
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Routing data from one SQL Server to another

Is there a way in SQL Server 2012 to have data being written to one table routed to another SQL Server on another host? To clarify, we are using Hibernate Envars to write audit logs. Hibernate Envars ...
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Management Studio licensing issues

We have a licensed SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition instance, that for some reason keeps getting license expiration messages in Management Studio. Sometimes it gets this message: Your Microsoft ...
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How to give a user “create any database” permission in SQL Server? [on hold]

Is it different from the dbcreator permission? Can anybody explain the process?
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Migrating SQL 2012 Analysis Services to another server

We have a SQL Server 2012 installation that was built on...let's say a compromised Windows installation. It's had so many installs/uninstalls done on it that nothing runs consistently, and we're ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Can't use AlwaysOn HA. What other options do I have?

I have 2 SQL Server 2012 machines. One is production and the other will be for backup. I was looking at using the AoHA but it requires SQL Server 2012 Enterprise for server OS an AD domain I ...
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Index planning for many columns with different usage

I've a table with 80 columns and that is a base table for most of the application. Daily load inserts almost 8,000 records and update upto 2,000 records. This table is now having more than 5 million ...
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SQL Server 2012 Mirror in a Disconnected state - how do I fix it?

We had a hardware failure last night and we got our servers up and running. After logging into SSMS I find all the mirrored databases in a disconnected state. I've done some searching with ...
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RAID 10 array configuration for SQL Server

I have a question regarding RAID 10 and SQL Server. My plan is to purchase an HP DL380 G9 with the 24 drive config. The question is how to break up the array. The drives will be divided between the 3 ...
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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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Defragmenting Indexes Bloats Log Files

I'm having difficulty "defragging" indexes as a minimally logged operation. Before defragmentation, the database recovery model is switched from FULL to BULK LOGGED. Depending on the fragmentation ...
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SSIS 2012 metadata not refreshing on re-deploy

I have three systems: DEV, UAT, PROD, all running SQL 2012 Enterprise. I have existing packages that hit objects on these systems. Every time I have to make a change that affects metadata, it's not ...
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SSRS 2012 Report variables scope

I have a report that uses data from several datasets. I chose to do it this way because the alternative would be to join about 12 tables. From what I can gather, I have to use the dataset name to ...
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ASP.NET & SQL Server 2012 timeouts once a month

We have an intranet site which works fine, except one day a month. There are slow queries, unoptimized tables, tables with ~8 million records, etc. but daily usage is fine, although some ...
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Copy maintenance plans to a different server

Is there a way to copy maintenance plans from one SQL Server 2012 to another? Both servers are not accessible via the same copy of Management Studio at the same time (on different networks).
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How to trace an SSIS package using Extended Events?

I'm trying to figure out how to trace only SSIS packages accessing a database. I think one way (albeit probably not perfect) to find these queries using SQL are using sys.dm_exec_sessions and checking ...
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Update queries slower after enabling SQL Server Full-Text Index

I have an asp.net website with many insert, update, and delete queries running against my database. A few days ago I create a Full-Text Index on two columns of one of tables. After that I realized ...
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How is an idle SQL Server connection causing blocking?

I have a busy, transactional SQL Server (2012) which is having intermittent problems with blocking (every couple of days or so). I've been using extended events to capture blocked-process reports, but ...
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Setting maxdop 1 vs setting the threshold for parallelism high

I am looking at a possible fringe case for parallelism settings. I've long since followed the credence that maxdop 1 is a viable option for Microsoft Dynamics CRM databases. As the nature of the ...
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Error 18456 error severity 14 state 5 SQL Server 2012 SCCM2012 SP1

We had a primary site for SCCM 2012 SP1 running fine. I then installed CAS for SCCM on another server. The prerequisites required me to change the collation on the existing server. I did this and ran ...
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Cant restore cube in ssms [closed]

I have a cube that I cant restore in my SQL server management studio. Can you guide me how to resolve it?? what are the steps to be done? Thanks Ranjan DS
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how to get the information about sleeping processes that are causing blocking?

I have a procedure that allows me to see what is currently running in my sql server. This procedure does not use sys.sysprocess because it has been deprecated. However, I am struggling to find ...
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Significant PLE Drop [duplicate]

This morning at 4am we experienced a huge drop in Page Life Expectancy on a new sql server 2012 box. No jobs (backup etc) ran at this time and traffic was very light compared to say 20:00. Current ...
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Does Resource Governor help protect page life expectancy?

I have several large tables that I need to copy into partitioned copies on a transactional database. I am worried about the hit that this will cause to performance of my production applications. In ...
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What does Page Life Expectancy say about the instance?

I have installed monitoring software on a few SQL Server instances in the environment. I am trying to find bottlenecks and fix some performance issues. I want to find out if some servers need more ...
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SQL Server 2012 Page Life Expectancy resets to 0 after about 50 days

I've noticed an odd behavior on a 2-server HA cluster and I was hoping someone could confirm my suspicion, or maybe offer some other explanation... Here is my setup: A 2-server SQL 2012 SP1 ...
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Will reindexing use the empty space or just grow table?

I have a table which is 170 GB and it has 98 GB of free/empty space. The free space was created by a massive deletion. If I run DBCC REINDEX or ALTER INDEX REBUILD, will the index use that free space ...
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Mirror / replicate only 1 table of a database

I need a good way to replicate a single table in SQL Server 2012 between different servers and different databases. I tried replica which works just fine, but there might be a much better / easier way ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express installation failed

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 Express on a computer with Windows Server 2012 Foundation, I must recall that this is an Active Directory domain controller but I cannot install the server on ...
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Work queue with complex select and long processing: Ensuring concurrency

I have a queue table from which worker processes claim records, one at a time. It is crucial that no two workers claim same item to process. Normally this kind of thing is done with select top (1) ...
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CLR Assemblies and SQL Server Availability Groups

I have a SQL 2012 Availability group. On that I also have a database with a .Net assembly that is using PERMISSION_SET = UNSAFE. CREATE ASSEMBLY drawing FROM ...
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“No row was updated error” in SQL 2012 - worked fine in SQL 2005 and 2008 [closed]

I have a database in SQL Server 2005. We are currently looking at upgrading to SQL Server 2012. I installed SQL Server 2012 in a test environment (Windows Server 2012 virtual machine). Backed up ...
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How can install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer on a Windows 10 machine? [closed]

Title says it all, I need to install an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer licensed software on a work laptop running Windows 10. Thanks!
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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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SQL Server 2012 Exclude a value

I'm teaching myself SQL, and I ran into a scenario that I cannot seem to solve. Please any help. I have a table called tblRecord with a column called BuyerID, in this case there are two BuyerIDS, and ...
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Overwrite TEST db results in PROD db changing to “restoring” state - SQL Server 2012

Using Studio, I've backed up a database from a SQL Server 2008R2 machine that we intend to move to a SQL Server 2012 cluster. The data is from a database that I will call PROD. Using the backup from ...
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Using Left or substring with wildcard in SQL

I am looking to retrieve information from a field, but am having troubles getting exactly what I want. The information I want has no set order and I am also looking for two different things. Here is ...
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Installing SQL Server 2012 Express fails with error “ Could not find the Database Engine startup handle.”

I'm attempting to install SQL Server Express 2012 w/ SP1 x64 on Windows 7 SP1 x64. This machine has previously had SQL Server Express 2012 installed. This instance was upgraded to SQL Server 2012 ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Dropping Snapshots takes hours

We recently did a SQL Server upgrade from 2005 to 2012. We have a nightly job that drops a snapshot of an active database. The snapshots gets created again later in the day. Before upgrading, in SQL ...
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Combining data from multiple rows

I am relatively new when working with queries so let me apologize in advance. This is a MS 2012 Server that I will be working with. This data has been brought into a staging table through a nightly ...
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Removing secondary replica from SQL Availability Group causes large log file

Due to an unforeseen hardware error, I had to take our secondary replicas down for maintenance. This was really due to a storage issue and, it was decided at a higher level, to purchase a new storage ...
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Converting old SQL Server outer join syntax

I'm a Power Builder (PB) developer. I've migrated PB from 10 .5 to 12.5, and now I need to migrate the stored procedures from SQL Server 2005 to 2012 as well. I get a invalid expression error when I ...
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Count the nodes in a binary tree structure

I need to count the left and right nodes in a binary tree structure (output grouped by joiningDate), given a particular starting node parent id (pid). The tree is stored in the table shown below: ...
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SQL Server performance is slow when migrated from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014

We are trying to migrate from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014 on Windows 2012 R2 OS. After the upgrade, we are doing performance testing and observed huge difference in running a simple query from ...
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DB2 Linked Server on SQL Server 2012 - Grant Access to Users

I have a linked server on SQL Server 2012 instance pointing to a DB2 database and I have Sys Admin access to that instance. I am unable to test connection to that DB2OLEDB database as I get below ...
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SQL Server 2012 memory consumption outside the buffer pool

I've got an instance of SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise Edition consuming ~20GB of memory higher than the max. memory limit. The instance is limited to 65GB but the physical memory in use from the ...
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Managing logins with Availabilty Groups

I have created a user on my primary node that has access to all of the databases in Availability Group AG1. How do I ensure that same user has the same rights on all the other replicas in AG1? ...
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Change Root Directory on server properties page in SQL Server 2014 SSMS

We did in inplace upgrade from SQL 2012 to SQL 2014 (I know it wasn't the best choice, and it won't happen again, so no need to beat that horse). I have both the MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER and ...
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Show the error message, after I accidentally clicked “Yes” on “don't show error again”

I was trying to alter an existing Maintenance Plan, but received an error on doing so. Before actually reading it I clicked it away, too late realizing that the text said "Do you wish to hide this ...