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

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Create database unique Surrogate Keys without using GUID’s

What is the best way to get database unique surrogate keys in Microsoft SQL Server when using something like “auto increment” as opposed to GUID's. The purpose is to increase performance over using ...
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How to raise Procedure Cache Hit Ratio?

I have a SQL Server 2012 instance with 96 GB of RAM that has the Buffer Cache Hit Ratio consistently at 100% and the PLE consistently over 500,000, so memory is obviously not a problem. However, my ...
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Using loops inside Openrowset

I'm trying to execute a query across around 200 servers using openrowset function. This function needs to execute in a loop - the query is sucessfull in SQL Server 2012 environments, but failing in ...
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How does SIOS Data Keeper make consistent backups? [closed]

We are looking to change our DR solution to get our RTO and RPO as close to 0 as possible. We have around 80 databases on SQL Server 2012 sp2 that come to about 1TB in total including log files. I ...
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Upgrade to SQL Server from 2008 to 2012 - Developer perspective [closed]

We are in the process of migration from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012. The entire process of migration will be taken care by dedicated DBA team. From a developer prespective, I would like to ...
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High PAGELATCH_* and WRITELOG waits. Are they related?

We are seeing very high PAGELATCH_EX and PAGELATCH_SH wait types along with high WRITELOG waits. I've diagnosed the query causing the PAGELATCH waits and can eliminate them by reducing the insertion ...
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Using LIKE or Full-text when searching database

I am fairly new to SQL and I am currently trying to create a search function for my website, much like the one on imdb.com. I have 3 tables and I need to search two rows (nvarchar) in each table when ...
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SQL Server Transactional Replication

I am using SQL Server 2012 and I am investigating transactional replication and had a question on SQL Versions that can be used. The Distribution and Publisher will be on SQL2012 Standard Edition, ...
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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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How do I add keyboard shortcuts in SSMS 2012 to run a specific query?

How do I add keyboard shortcuts in SSMS 2012 to select all the data from table? In SSMS 2008 we could assign a shortcut in the following way: ...
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How to improve query to include 2 critical pieces of employee data

I’m going to preface by saying that I’m fairly green with SQL. My code below works, however I am missing two vital pieces of my employee population: (1) those employees who have been invoiced but ...
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Searching multiple tables in SQL

This question will involve some C# code but I hope that is fine, in the end it is the SQL that is the issue. (To see short question look at end of post) So I have a site, where you can add a site in ...
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SQL Server - Linked Server - Using OPENROWSET with windows integrated security

I have seen many articles regarding OPENROWSET using integrated security (Windows Authentication), but I could not make it work for me. It is working fine using SQL Server authentication: select * ...
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SQL Server 2012: set a column to only use a single case?

Is there a way to tell SQL Server 2012 to store both A and a as A (or both A and a as a) for some given column such that every insert statement does not need to have UPPER() in it?
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SSIS 2012: What rights are needed to connect to SSDB via DMO

I'm trying to connect to the SSDB catalog to execute a package using the .NET object model e.g. using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.IntegrationServices; var sqlConn = new ...
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how to output 3 column into 3 element in xml format with the same name?

I have this code and I can't figure out how to get the expected result? declare @table table (TAG int, PARENT int,col1 varchar(100) ,col2 varchar(100) ...
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Tool for quickly backup and restore a table

Is there a tool for quickly backup and restore a table's data, preferably to a csv file? It would be best if I could do it using batch. Run a .cmd file and data is backed up into a file with datetime ...
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SQL Server database corruption in multi-user mode but not single-user mode

Using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 Standard Edition on a 2 node SQL Cluster. When I run dbcc checkdb on a certain database when it is in multi-user mode, it finds corruption in the clustered index ...
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Rank function creating duplicate partitions? (two rank 1's for the same key)

The below query is outputting two rows. Given that I am partitioning on ref_number and also have ref_number in the where clause, I believe I should only ever get a single row back. WITH rank_cte AS ...
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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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PAGELATCH_EX on 2:1:128

We are having problems on SQL Server 2012 with contention on tempdb page 2:1:128, which seems to be related with system table sysobjvalues. We have about 400 sessions waiting on this resourse ...
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Error while running SSIS Package job in SSMS

Error while running SSIS Package job in SSMS Hi! A SSIS package named "My_Package" has been scheduled as a job in SSMS to be executed daily at 5:00 AM daily. SQL Server Version : Microsoft SQL ...
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SQL Server Partitioning - parent/child tables reference partitioning

I have a requirement to partition quick growing tables in our product and below are the table information with key details. PERIODIC_EVENTS (PARENT TABLE which has ID (sequence no) as Primary KEY and ...
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SQL Server 2012 Downgraded from Enterprise to Standard. Permission errors

We downgraded our SQL Server from Enterprise to Standard. Now on 3 of my 5 non system databases a lot of users no longer have effective permissions. My admin account is in the same boat. I have ...
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How to get the column name having a particular value from a SQL Server table?

I have a value (say 5) but I do not know in which column of the table it is stored in. I want to get the column name which has this value. Please help me with this.
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Differntial back up: what happens to existing data?

Ok, this is a question borne purely from paranoia. But i want to ask all the same. If I make changes to a db, and then apply a differential back up at a later date, what happens to the changes I ...
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Creating joined rows from multiple tables on date field

I need to be able to take Table A and find the records that match in Table B and Table C based on its ID and add them together. The trick is that I only want to add the results from Table B and Table ...
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System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException when try to run simply queries

I've installed SQL Server 2012 Express. I'm doing some test with this and Server 2008 Express. With 2008, all is ok. But with the 2012, I get some troubles. I'm using it from my c# app, with code ...
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How to lift a nested windowed query from a left outer join?

So... I came across the following view. Aside for table design (some names and variables changed to protect the innocent), joins etc. I would like to simplify the query by lifting the two nested ...
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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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Transactional Replication to DB on Same Server instance

We have a SQL Server 2012 instance that contains a database with data for many product lines. We are looking for a way to take subsets of this data into another database on the same instance. This ...
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Listing column dependencies

I want to alter the datatype of a table column from varchar(x) to varchar(y). To do that, I need to know what dependencies there are on this column. Any suggestions?
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Execute SP whenever any job is finished

I have many SQL Server jobs on the server. I need to execute a SP whenever any job execution is done. One hard way is to create a step on every job which calls that SP. Is there any simple way to do ...
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Availability Group: ReadIntent connection failing

I have two nodes configured in an AG group in a dev domain: node1.DevDomain.com node2.DevDomain.com My own workstation is on our production domain: MyMachine.ProdDomain.com When I test ...
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Many to many update query

SQL Server 2012 Notification Source can have multiple deliveries type and each delivery type can have one notification templates (For future, Each delivery type can multiple templates). ...
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SQL Server 2012 extended event session to expose the network protocol

I am using SQL Server 2012 (11.0.5058.0) extended events, and wish to know the network protocol used by each connection (TCP/IP, shared memory etc). Event session created for the login event via: - ...
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Data warehouse: Can I tell any details from Source System on delays or blocks? [closed]

I have a MS SQL Server 2012 machine that is acting as our data warehouse currently. We are having issues with long running jobs, and am curious if there is a way to get detailed historical logging on ...
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DB replication, each db their own distributor or use a single distributor?

this may be a simple question for most but I am a bit confused and could use guidance, I am not a DBA, however I need to present out case for servers to our DBA's I am looking to set up replication ...
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REORGANIZE seems to work as well as REBUILD all the time

On this MSDN Page it says if you should reorganize or rebuild based on the amount of fragmentation: 5% to 30% -> ALTER INDEX REORGANIZE Over 30% -> ALTER INDEX REBUILD WITH (ONLINE = ...
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Is it possible to set stand-by database to active, do changes and then continue restore chain?

Basically, I'm using a custom log shipping method on a sql 2012, where the transaction files are manually copied to an offsite location. The files are then restored using something similar: RESTORE ...
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shrink after archiving, is this that bad too?

I have a database which grow to 20 GB, after archiving some data, the real size of tables is just 5GB. Backup script does save a copy of the backup to a different location. Moving 20GB or 5Gb does ...
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very poor cardinality estimate on a geometry intersection

I'm intersecting a point with a set of polygons. The query is indexed, and the polygons do not overlap but the query plan seems to think that instead of 1 row, i'll return 18k rows, and this results ...
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Deleting already duplicated Filestream Files

I have three FileStreams (FS1 on F drive, FS2 on H drive, FS3 on E drive) belonging to the same FileStream group of one particular database (DB) which is in Simple recovery mode in the SQL Server ...
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SQL Server Cumulative Updates - not visible in Windows Update

I just installed all possible Windows updates on WS2008R2/SQL2012 instance. When I run SELECT @@VERSION I get Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - 11.0.5058.0 (X64) May 14 2014 18:34:29 Copyright ...
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SSIS Package fails to “Transform File and create output file”

I have an SSIS (2012) package which was written by one of the developers. I've been tasked to with fixing the error. Each time the package is run I receive the following three messages indicating the ...
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Why does the SQL Server 2012 SA account always show up with creation date of 4/8/2003?

Why does the SQL Server 2012 SA account always show up with creation date of 4/8/2003? I am not sure why this is happening and if this is something that needs to be resolved. I noticed that on ...
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Indexing nvarchar(128) in SQL Server

Have no idea how indexing works in SQL Server. Working with a SQL Server 2012 Intel Xeon 2.2 GHz dual core 8 GB RAM. Will indexing a nvarchar(128) in addition to int primary key cause any ...
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Does an “update-update” conflict get created from the same node in P2P replication?

I have been told that an update-update conflict is being created in a production environment, which is set up using p2p replication, because of concurrent update by stored procedures. The msdn ...
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T-SQL query to find backup folder for specific maintenance plan

I want to check check if backup plans are set up correctly and need to query different servers, mostly SQL Server 2008, but also 2012. Is there any way to query the maintenance plans for databases, ...
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Modifying a non managed table partition

I ran across a partition that was initially setup (sql 2012) beginning of 2014 to break by month but wasn't updated for 2015. The main issue is that the last partition was setup as Jan 2015 so Feb ...