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

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Join on dm_db_index_physical_stats very slow

I'm running a small query below in a MS Dynamics AX 2012 database and it runs more than 5 minutes which I had to cancel and it is showing PAGEIOLATCH_SH wait type. The database data file is 560GB and ...
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Why can't trigger be dropped from database?

One of the databases I manage is provided by my company's vendor which we restore in order to pull data out for our data warehouse. I'm writing a stored procedure to go through the database users and ...
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Multiple named Instances with Always On

We have a two-node multi-subnet Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster in two regions. We have three named SQL Server 2012 standalone instances on each node and are in the process of setting up Always On ...
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Building year to date aggregations using SQL

I need some help with building a monthly aggregation using only SQL. Imagine the following table: TranID DateCode Account Value 1 20140101 1 5 2 20140106 1 -3 3 ...
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Create database fails with Microsoft SQL Server Error 5133, Operating syste, error 5 (Access is denied) [closed]

I just installed SQL server 2012 on Windows 2012 today. After the install, I changed the database settings to create database files in f:\mssql instead of the default. i verified the confired and ...
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Greyed out menu options, broken activity monitor

I recently installed SP1 on my 2012 SQL Server. Ever since then SSMS has behaved a little weirdly when I connect from my pc rather than from the local server itself. I no longer see the green ...
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Stop never ending backup in SQL Server 2012 Express

Our production database log file has grown to consume all disk space on our server. I know it's bad practice but I want to be able to shrink it in order to restore the service as soon as possible. ...
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How i can create backup script from diagram in SQL Server?

I use SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2008 R2. I create a script from all object (tables / trigger / stored procedure / function ...) in my database. I generated this script from SQL Server ...
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Can I revert to local logging in IIS 7.5 if ODBC fails? [closed]

Environment I have 3 Servers running instances of IIS 7.5 hosting different websites. 1 Server is on Domain A, 2 Servers are on Domain B. I have a one way trust setup from Domain A to Domain B. SQL ...
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My database engine cannot see one of the drives

I installed SQL Server 2012 on a VM that has two harddrives, C and E. I can log into the Database Engine, but when I attempt to attach a database that is on E, Drive E is not available. Only Drive C ...
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How to modify an existing AlwaysOn Availability Group IP

I have an unusual question regarding AlwaysOn Availability Group configuration. I have built out an AOAG cluster on a VM. The build out did not use a Heartbeat network as I had originally requested ...
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Pivoting with NULL Dates

I'm attempting the pivot below: SELECT EmpID as ID, [1] as January, [2] as February, [3] as March, [4] as April, [5] as May, [6] as June, [7] ...
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Is it advantageous to scale out using multiple SQL Server instances on the same server?

For a use-case of 9 databases spread across 3 time zones, is it advantagous to spread the databases onto multiple SQL Server instances on the same server? What will I gain and what will I lose? ...
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Improving the performance of STIntersects

Table T_PIN has 300,000 pins and T_POLYGON has 36,000 polygons. T_PIN has this index: CREATE SPATIAL INDEX [T_PIN_COORD] ON [dbo].[T_PIN] ( [Coord] )USING GEOGRAPHY_GRID WITH (GRIDS =(LEVEL_1 = ...
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SQL Server Full Text Search - .rtf files incorrectly indexed by rtf tags

I've set up a full-text index on my SQL Server DB on a varbinary(max) column. I have a type column specified, which contains the extension of the file, such a ".doc", ".pdf" etc. However, I have ...
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delete WSFC 2012 cluster role/group fails

PS C:\Windows\system32> get-cluster Name ---- sql2012poc_cl1 PS C:\Windows\system32> get-clustergroup Name OwnerNode State ...
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Efficient settings for linked server to SSAS database

We are using OPENQUERY scripts to run MDX from sql-server. We're experiencing efficiency issues when we first run these queries each morning. The linked server objects which link to our SSAS ...
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Can I install SQL server 2012 on a same machine with SQL server 2005?

I have been using SQL Server 2005 standard for quite a while, and it is working great. Now I need to use SQL Server 2012. Will this effect my existing databases? How much risk is involved in ...
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SQL server databases stuck in restoring state

I have a Sharepoint server. I guess our network administrator has miss configured his back up tool (I guess he uses Symantec backup exec) and now some of my databases are stuck in restoring state! ...
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SQL Server Chain Permission

We have the 2 databases. Reporting HR There are some users who want to extract data from HR database. But we don't want to give direct access to that HR database. So, we created the special ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard using too much memory

For the past few months I have had a SQL Server 2012 Standard edition installation using up all the RAM in the server, up to 190GB (I'm not kidding). About every 3 to 4 days I end up having to restart ...
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Can I connect to a SQL Server 2000 instance from SQL Server Management Studio 2012?

I would like to update my development machine to SQL Server 2012 but I still manage some (very old) SQL Server 2000 machines. Wil my 2012 SSMS be able to connect to those SQL Server 2000 machines? ...
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“Skipping the default startup of database” SQL notification for AlwaysOn Cluster

So I set up our SQL servers to notify us of alerts at severity 17 or higher (as advised by various SQL Server articles). I've done this to each node of a SQL Server Always On Availability Cluster, ...
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SQL Server logs error

There are two SQL Server 2012 instances on the server. Named instance gives following error when Management > SQL Server Logs is clicked. Default instance works OK and opens Log file viewer. ...
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How to join a table with a table valued function?

I have a user defined function: create function ut_FooFunc(@fooID bigint, @anotherParam tinyint) returns @tbl Table (Field1 int, Field2 varchar(100)) as begin -- blah blah end Now I want to join ...
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Is it possible to define a function within a stored procedure?

I have a stored procedure: create proc sp_MyProc(@calcType tinyint) as begin -- some stuff collating data into #MyTempTable if (@calcType = 1) -- sum select A, B, C, CalcField = ...
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Identical tables, identical columns, identical records, but why different record sizes?

Identical tables, identical columns, identical records, but why different record sizes? USE [test] GO CREATE TABLE [dbo].[mybit]( [col1] [bit] NOT NULL, [col2] [bit] NOT NULL, [col3] ...
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Query Performance Tuning on a huge table

I have the following table Transactions. The table looks like this: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Transactions]( [TransactionID] [bigint] IDENTITY(1,10) NOT NULL, [PlayerID] [bigint] NOT NULL, ...
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Why does SQL authentication sometimes fail and how can I make it work reliably?

I have SQL Server Express installed locally on a machine and it works most of the time but occasionally it fails to make a connection with this error: Could not obtain information about Windows ...
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SQL Server - Log Shipping Into an AlwaysOn Availability Group

I have a requirement to build an AlwaysOn Availability Group, which I have done. Now the user wants me to set up log shipping from another server into the AlwaysOn Availability Group. I’m not sure ...
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How to get the row number where its ID is 'n' and rows are ordered by some column?

I'm trying to get the row number, knowing the row ID, smomething like this: Get the row number (position) from Table1 order by Col1, where this row ID is 263 ID | Col0 | v Col1 | Col2 ...
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Regarding checkpoints

We have been stuck with some vendor companies who designed and created some of our front end applications, but are not able to help us when we have problems. The latest being, they asked us to run ...
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good strategy for big tables and archiving in sql server 2012

I have a table with roughly ~500,000 rows a day getting added into it. The database supports an OLTP system. The make up of it is a bit like this: create table Stuff (StuffID int identity not null ...
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Find out CPU usage by reporting server

Is there a way to found out what is the CPU usage of the reporting server? Sometimes the CPU usage is rised up by 40% percent for several seconds. I think the reporting server is causing it but I am ...
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“Arithmetic overflow” when initializing SQL Server 2012 replication from backup [closed]

I'm initializing SQL Server replication from a backup, by following instructions from here: http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/2386/initialize-sql-server-replication-using-a-database-backup/ ...
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Get minimal logging when loading data into temporary tables

After reading The Data Loading Performance Guide I am unsure if its necessary to add the TABLOCK table hint to an empty temporary table, defined with a clustered index in order to get minimal logging. ...
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Incorrect query results for execution plan, unsure of exact cause of problem

We had a query yesterday that was intended to page through results but on the first page of results the query only returned 4 records instead of the expect 25. Changing the query in any way resulted ...
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How to get CPU usage by database for particular instance?

I have found the following queries to detect the CPU usage by database, but they are showing different results: WITH DB_CPU_Stats AS ( SELECT DatabaseID, DB_Name(DatabaseID) AS [DatabaseName], ...
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Datamining using holidays

My setup: I am currently running a SQLServer 2012 database paired with a SSAS. My database features sales per store at specific times. My goal: I am interested in predicting future sales (amounts) ...
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SQL Server 2012 Table Partitioning - Have I done it correctly?

I have a table that stores accounting transactions for what we call "jobs". The table looks like this: ( REGION char(3) JobNumber char(17) SeqNum decimal(5,0) ..... ..... ..... AcctYear decimal(4,0) ...
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Skip sections that have GO

I'm working on a script I can run on new servers to do some initial configuration. I would like to be able to skip some sections but the problem I'm running into is the "GO" that's required. Because ...
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Wait for an AlwaysOn replica to be synchronized in Powershell

I am working on a disaster recovery script. One part of it is not being consistent. This is the code: ... ## Switch replica to Synchronous Set-SqlAvailabilityReplica -AvailabilityMode ...
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Create relationship between two tables with composite primary key

I've created a table [t1] with two fields and a composite primary key, show in below: create table t1( id int, name nchar(10), primary key(id,name) ); I want to create a second table ...
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Create Temporary Index for bulk operation and Delete after its completed

I am moving bulk data to archive tables. Some times query returns up to 4.5million records, which takes about 2:15 minutes for a table of 40 columns. I want too increase the performance for the ...
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SQL Server CREATE FILE encountered operating system error 5 (Access is denied.)

I'm trying to execute the following script in SQL Server Management Studio but I'm getting the error: Msg 5123, Level 16, State 1, Line 2 CREATE FILE encountered operating system error 5 ...
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Is there a way to suppress DBCC TRACEON/OFF messages in the Error Log?

We have quite a few dataloading processes that run throughout the day all day long. These processes are setting the 610 flag on for their connection then turning it off when they are done. Because ...
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How to allow to execute stored procedures but not writes?

I would like to set up a "reading" user on my SQL Server 2012 instance. I would like to allow him the right to execute any stored procedure, or function, or direct SQL statement, which retrieves data ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups log_send_rate

On all our AlwaysOn setups, running Windows 2012 and SQL Server 2012 in virtual machines and on bare-metal, I find that the log_send_rate in sys.dm_hadr_database_replica_states is consistently ...
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Index optimization on a view using a full outer join

Table structure: Foo FooChild Bar --- -------- --- ID ID ID Date FooID Date ...
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Full outer joins, coalescing, indexes and views

I have two tables, let's call them TableA and TableB. TableA TableB ------ ------ ID ID Date Date Foo Bar Both tables ...