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Why would SQL Server ignore an index?

I have a table, CustPassMaster with 16 columns in it, one of which is CustNum varchar(8), and I created an index IX_dbo_CustPassMaster_CustNum. When I run my SELECT statement: SELECT * FROM dbo....
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Trans Replication and Always On Listener Group Name

We have currently (SQL Server 2012 STD) which is continuously replicating from 8 different database server for reporting purpose to server which is on SQL 2008R2. We would like to create an Always On ...
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Alternative of DBCC CHECKDB

I am running DBCC CHECKDB on one of my database but its taking very very long time. I have some questions please help me. Is there any alternative of it that can check my database integrity? Should ...
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What MAXDOP setting should be used for MS SQL Server 2012? [closed]

I am getting a performance degradation error in one of my cluster production server. The error is like that A significant part of sql server process memory has been paged out. This may result in ...
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Backup file from SQL Server 2012 to 2008 [duplicate]

I have a backup file of SQL Server version 2012 but I want to restore that backup on SQL Server 2008. Question: Is this possible ?
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SSAS cube process time increased after making fact and dimension small

I have a cube of 55 GB size which takes around 2 Hour to process full. As I have data for last 4 years but our business wants only 2 years of data. For that, I have changed dimension and Fact views to ...
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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 SqlConnection(...
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Query execute slowly when changed compatibility Level of my database [duplicate]

I use SQL Server 2014 and have a database with compatibility level 110 (SQL Server 2012). also I have a stored procedure on it that execute about 10 second. When I change compatibility level of my ...
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What is most efficient way to compare two large record sets in SQL Server 2012

Current advice for the most efficient way to compare two large record sets seems to be to use EXCEPT. This self contained SQL script below gets very inefficient as record sizes increase (change @last ...
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SQL Server 2008 mirroring migration to SQL Server 2012 always on

Quick question, request your input. I am migrating a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance with database mirroring to SQL Server 2012 with always on. Should I : Restore the SQL Server 2008 R2 backup to SQL ...
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How to downgrade SQL Server 2012 Enterprise to 2012 Express?

I would like to say that as per company policy we are downgrading SQL Server 2012 Enterprise to SQL Server 2012 Express. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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Is it possible to connect MS SQL Server Express 2012 through DAC Connection?

Is it possible to Connect MS SQL Server 2012 Express Through DAC. After moving from SQL Server 2012 Enterprise to MS SQL Server 2012 Express, some performance problem were there. When i have checked ...
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SQL Server - SQL Agent - Allow a Group to own a job

Scenario There are three separate groups of users in our organisations (development, support, implementation). As it stands everyone is using a single login for everything. We are starting to move ...
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Create table in Oracle as select from SQL Server - varchar size

I am trying to create table in Oracle 11g as select from a table in SQL Server 2012 via database link. The table in SQL Server contains column: hslakkis varchar(3) In Oracle it created the table ...
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ORDER BY performance impact

I am using SQL Server 2012. We have a table that specifies the incoming requests to be processed. Some of the columns are (total columns are 10), requestId requestStatus (Enum - Processed, ...
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How to specify SQL startup parameters in quiet installation via command line

I want to fix the identity gap bug in SQL Server 2012 via the -T272 startup parameter. How can I automate this after installation? I found no install parameter for startup parameters.
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Problem executing multiple procedures [closed]

I'm really new to SQL Server development and I learn everyday. Today I encountered a problem while executing multiple stored procedures in a query. I saw only one of both start. After a long research ...
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Stack Dumping and performance degradation of sql server process [closed]

I would like to say that today i got first time SQL Server log message in My SQL Server 2012 Database. ***Stack Dump being sent to D:\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\LOG\SQLDump0012.txt * *****************...
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Unable To Log In Through Windows Authentication

See this question for details of troubleshooting I've been stepping through (I did answer 2, which didn't work - it was a corrupt master file). In configuration manager, I changed to a Built-in ...
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How do I replicate a database over 2 geographical sites?

Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm talking about here, or if what I'm doing is the correct thing to do. Long story short, my superior has asked me if it's possible to replicate our internal database ...
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SSIS package fails intermittently with: Unsafe assembly 'microsoft.sqlserver.integrationservices.server, version=11.0.0.0

I have an SSIS package deployed to the SSIS catalog on my Data warehouse which has run successfully for months. The package is executed by a SQL agent job. Now it fails intermittently with the ...
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Trouble removing filestream file / filegroup

My database was originally using filestreams in one table. For reasons that I won't go into here, we decided to stop using filestreams. I therefore wrote a migration to copy the filestreamed table ...
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Are SQL Server in-place upgrades as ill advised as they used to be?

I have been working with SQL server on and off since SQL Server 6.5, the old advice that still rings in my head was never to do an in-place upgrade. I'm currently upgrading my 2008 R2 DEV and TEST ...
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SQL server 2012 service pack installation

which service pack I should apply first after installing sql server 2012 enterprise edition either sp1 or sp2 ? Thanks in advance.
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What is the use of restore headeronly when performing a backup?

When I monitor my backups with the following query: SELECT command, percent_complete, 'elapsed' = total_elapsed_time / 60000.0, 'remaining' = estimated_completion_time / ...
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SQL Server 2012 performance degradation

We are running SQL Server 2012 SP1 on Windows Server 2012. The issue we have is that after some time the server automatically reboots. Checking the logs did not show any errors. When looking into ...
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Kill all sessions for ONE user in MS SQL

So we have a bad external application that connects to the database, executes a stored procedure and gets an answer. It never releases the database connection. I need a script that either kills all ...
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db_datareader, db_datawriter and db_owner permissions [duplicate]

First of all, sry because I am not a DBA and I'm not familiar with all the permissions. My question is, if I give a user db_owner permissions on one database. Do I need to give also db_datareader and ...
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Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?

Back in the days of yesteryear, it was considered a big no-no to do select * from table or select count(*) from table because of the performance hit. Is this still the case in later versions of SQL ...
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Script file execution through Power shell

We are trying to automate few things, one of them is to deploy patch in one go on selected DBs of SQL Server, as per my knowledge Powershell is an option. But I have zero taste buds of Power shell. ...
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SQL Server Memory Shrinking

I had a strange issue today on a 3rd party vendor's SQL Server. This is a VM running SQL Server 2012 SP1. The min and max memory settings are set to 9GB. Task manager showed SQL Server was getting the ...
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Stop and Start the Instance In a Job

I have SQL Server job. In the last step of the job, I want to stop/start SQL Server. Next, I created .bat file with NET STOP "MsSqlServer" I tried SSIS package that uses the execute process task ...
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Will a Full-Text Catalog with Track changes: AUTO automatically update if Change Tracking for that table is not enabled?

I have this database table that is suppose to keep the full-text index up-to-date. However I am not seeing it happening at all (no error in the log because the last log I see was when I triggered it ...
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Error 3154 while restoring a backup using WITH REPLACE

I have SQL 2012 with SP1 installed on my computer. I made a backup of a database test.bak. I have a database with the name test2 which is the same database, but the data changed. I want to restore ...
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IS-A relationship with only single sub entity

Hi I'm trying to design a database for a dictionary. The words has several fields like meaning, an example, and maybe a picture. but the words that are 'verbs' has three more special fields that the ...
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On an idle instance, why does setting max memory to 256mb cause %CPU to jump

Five 2012 instances on a 2-node cluster using AVGs. Two of them doing nothing yet, no user databases or users. Customer insists on specific max mem settings while waiting for additional memory ...
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What does the “reads” column in sys.dm_exec_sessions actually indicate?

This may seem like a very basic question, and indeed it should be. However, as a fan of the scientific method, I like to create a hypothesis, then test it to see if I'm correct. In this case, I'm ...
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turn off (synchronized) database

I just found a database, and I have no Idea what to do. I can't drop, update, or anything. The database is in this state: How can i turn it off? Because, it's already off ! I tried to restore ...
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What does 'Could not find a log backup file that could be applied' means on log shipping?

Skipped Log Backup File ..... Could not find a log backup file that could be applied to secondary Database What does this mean? I've configured a log shipping. To test, I created 2 tables, put ...
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How to import blanks as nulls instead of zeros while importing txt using wizard

I'm using the Import Wizard to load a text file and need blanks in integer fields to be nulls, but only zeros are inserted. How to import it properly?
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Installing SQL Server 2012 error

I am installing SQL Server 2012 on Windows 7 Enterprise on a company laptop. I am getting SQL Server Setup failure An invalid return code was encountered waiting for a program to execute. ...
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What are the SQL Server 2012 versions of FIRST() and LAST()?

I have a table with a value column. I want to calculate the last row minus the first row, as shown here: id value 1 10 2 45 3 65 4 95 . . . . ....
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SQL Server is running slow after a certain amount of time [closed]

We've been experiencing some issues with our SQL server recently. I have noticed that some of our SQL jobs are running longer than normal. One job normally runs in under 3 minutes will take over a ...
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Update row count on corrupt table

I have a corrupt table, 1 dodgy page about 1.6 million rows into a 2.9 million row table. I want to attempt this: ALTER DATABASE [CorruptDB] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE; DBCC CHECKDB (...
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Is it possible to use a temp table in a data flow source?

I have a data flow in a 2012 SSIS package where I'm trying to use a temp table as the data source. I'm using an OLE DB data source with a SQL Command Data access mode. My code looks like this: ...
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Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 Error when querying Excel

I am running the following query: SELECT * FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0', 'Excel 8.0;Database=D:\GSS.xlsx;HDR=YES', '...
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How to name table-variable function unique constraint?

I am renaming some unique constraints to match our database objects naming convention. Strangely, there are several multi-line table valued function which returned table has unique constraints as ...
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Restoring differential backup creates DEFUNCT log file?

Here is my problem. I'm trying to move a database to a new server via a full restore, then cutover with a quick differential backup/restore. I can do a full restore without a problem, but when ...
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What is the alternate to SA account in SQL Server? [closed]

My client is currently using SQL Server for their app. At this time they are using SA account everywhere. For security reasons we need to disable the SA account. The solution I've is create another ...
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How to align restore strategy with backup history cleanup? [duplicate]

I was curious about how that particular problem is tackled. 1) Full backups performed on saturdays. 2) Differentials every other day. 3) Tlog backups every 15 minutes. When trying to restore a ...