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

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Remove Cluster Nodes after Cluster Object was deleted

While building new 2012 servers to move to we had some change in requirements. We are using Availability Groups on the new servers. Here's where we started. Servers: Serv1a Serv1b Serv2a Serv2b ...
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Which version of Microsoft Tape Format is supported by which MS SQL Server

When you create a backup with Microsoft Sql Server, the resulting file is in Microsoft Tape Format. Different versions of SQL Server apparently use different version of this format. Which version of ...
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Connect to SQL Server 2012 from an Windows XP client

We have an SQL Server 2012 Standard database, to connect to it we use SQL Server 2008 Management Studio (since 2012 SSMS is not supported on Windows XP). The problem is that SQL Server 2008 gives all ...
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Map a Login to a User that was Created Without Mapping to a Login

This question has been asked before, but I didn't see any answer (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6468813/assign-a-login-to-a-user-created-without-login-sql-server) How does one map a login to a ...
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Changing Databases Dynamically using Variables [closed]

I want change into a database programatically using in code: DECLARE @SQL nvarchar(2000) DECLARE @DBName sysname SET @DBName= 'foo' SET @SQL = 'USE [' + @DBName + ']' select @SQL execute @SQL ...
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how to select column3 from rec1 value which is matched to column1 val in rec2

i am having following scenario : col1 col2 col3 10 2 13 13 4 14 14 5 15 15 6 16 form the above given table col3 value(13) in row1 is seen in col1 value(13) in ...
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Best Practice in storage allocation for compressed and partitioned tables

I have a fairly large database that basically consists of one table, this table is paritioned by month and all partitions are compressed with page compression. After the initial load of the data there ...
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Improve query performance when selecting almost all rows with many “group by” columns

I have a table with 20 columns and about 600,000 records. The maximum row size is only around 100 bytes. The table is repopulated every few days, but the number of records remain about the same. For ...
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Backup of database X on SQL Server 2008 on server A - restore to SQL Server 2012 database Y on server B

I want to copy a SQL Server 2008 database to SQL Server 2012 with a different database name. Took a backup of 'production' and copied it to the SQL Server 2012 machine. Created a new SQL Server 2012 ...
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Best scenario for replication type

We are using SQL Server 2012 and we have the Main office server. All modification on the product pricing table is done through the Main office. We have 10 remote sales branches. Those remotes ...
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Inhibit SQL Server trigger execution

A table with various prices per item have a trigger that will update price 3 when price 0 is changed. The ERP that uses this database has a utility that when run updates the database with ...
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Sequence is reusing

I have a sequence that generates tracking numbers for objects in my system. It had been working fine for quite some time. Last week we noticed that it was starting to re-use values. What seems to ...
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Manual Fulltext index population time in SQL Server 2012

I would like to know if there is a way to see how much time did it take SQL Server 2012 to index all the data in a table? In my example I create the table, create the index and set the population to ...
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How can I have a gap in the SQL Server Job Agent history for a job?

I have a job (Update Tickets) scheduled in Job Agent with a single schedule of "Occurs every day every 30 minute(s) between 12:00:00 AM and 11:59:59 PM. Schedule will be used starting on 11/4/2013." ...
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How can I tell how many Cores SQL Server is actually using?

I have two servers running SQL Server. Server 1: SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (4 core) Server 2: SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition (8 core) As far as I am aware SQL Server 2008 R2 Express should ...
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Should I change my old datetime columns from SQL Server 2005 to just date datatype for SQL Server 2012

My database was developed in 2005 for SQL Server 2005 version. In that time for columns which store pure date without time we used datetime data type. Our database has survived up today and now we ...
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Issue with MDS data when viewed in Excel addin after connecting to MDS Model

In MDS 2012, while exploring for a entity, I can see the data in Client and Product column are properly assigned as Code and Code {Name} as seen below: but while connecting to the MDS model via ...
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Understanding execution plans using TVPs

I have some slow running queries (8 seconds across 1M records grouped by months) and have been trying to make sense of the execution plans. We use around 10 TVPs to send in a set of filters that the ...
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Fix Linked Server Without Restarting SQL Server Instance

Problem: Occasionally a nightly job will fail, and when I look into it, it is the result of a query across a linked server failing. But for some reason that query seems to remain 'open' in some way ...
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SQL Server Database Mirroring is going to die. How can I guarantee high availability now?

The Database Mirroring feature of SQL Server is going to die: This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan ...
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SQL Server large transaction log for simple recovery model? help! [closed]

Hi all i'm building a data warehouse and noticed that my tran log is massive (in simple recovery). MDF file is 2.6 GB. LDF file is 7.8 GB!!! Why is this??? i don't want a stupid tran log that's why ...
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apply cdc to existing data warehouse

I'm building an education data warehouse. I have various dimensions that i would like to track changes to i.e. DimStudent, DimClass, DimCollege, DimExamPaper etc. etc. My solution currently drops ...
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“Not In” returns no rows all the time [duplicate]

Whats wrong with the following query. The first part of the select always return 0 rows. DECLARE @AgentID varchar(20), @StringValues varchar(max), @ContactKey int, @Note ...
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Is SQL Server 2012 Management Studio “Express” any different?

Are there any differences from the version of SSMS that comes as part of the SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Installer and the SQL Server 2012 Express Management Studio?
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Can SQL Server Management Studio Express be installed standalone?

I was wondering if the SQL Server Management Studio Express (mainly for Microsoft SQL Server) be installed on a standalone machine (without any of the SQL Services and stuff) to connect to a remote ...
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Log shipping - failed over to secondary, how to fail back

SQL 2012 I've been researching and testing Log Shipping as a DR solution. I got the two servers setup. Log shipping is in place and verified to be working correctly. I failed over by restoring the ...
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Linked Server Performance Issue in SQL Server 2012 SP1

We are having issues with a job that seems to run for a long time and not seem to complete. The job runs a sproc that calls other sprocs and uses a linked server. The server that the job runs on is ...
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Do decimal separators behave differently for Money and Decimal data types?

I've recently been troubleshooting some problems with a third party application around regional settings and decimal separators. The detail of these problems isn't too relevant except to say that the ...
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SQL Server 2012 - The application has failed to start because its side-biy-side configuration is incorrect

When opening Sql Server Management Studio I'm getting the following error message: Then when I have a look at the Event Viewer the following message is displayed related to this: Activation ...
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Shrink my database log file, make sense? [duplicate]

I am now taking log backups daily after a long gap(1.5 years). Now when I run, DBCC SQLPERF('logspace') Result, Database Log Size (MB) Log Space Used (%) Status master 1.742188 ...
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Output a 2 column table to a three column query

Hi I have a Table with 2 columns, one column for the employeename and another column for shift, below is a sample. EmployeeName Shift John 1 Peter 1 ...
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Failover Cluster and AlwaysOn Availability Groups across Data Centers

We have two 3 node clusters in separate data centers, let's call them ClusterP and ClusterS. ClusterP is our primary and ClusterS is our secondary for disaster recovery. Each cluster has multiple ...
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SQL Server Agent Jobs and Availability Groups

I'm looking for best practice in dealing with scheduled SQL Server Agent jobs in SQL Server 2012 availability groups. Maybe I missed something, however at the current state I feel that SQL Server ...
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SSIS 2012 Create environment variable fails

I'm working a script to port an Environment from one server to another. I am running into an issue calling catalog.create_environment_variable wherein I get the error "The data type of the input value ...
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How to configure data collection in SQL Server 2012?

In SSMS of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on Windows Server R2 Standard, each time I am trying to set sub-option "On demand" of option "Non-cached - Collect and upload data on the same schedule" of Data ...
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Persistent Data Collector Collection_Set_3_Upload Job Failure with AlwaysOn Groups Enabled

I have a two node SQL 2012 AlwaysOn HADR cluster (v11.0.3412) with 3 availability groups configured. The AG groups are set to synchronous mode and the secondary is not readable (we do not want the ...
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Application Role and access second database

I have written a script to create an audit trails to my database in a second one db. So far I had no problems during tests on my dev machine from SQL Server Management Studio. Problems started to ...
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Split a very large SQL table to multiple smaller tables [closed]

Is it possible to search a column within a table for a numerical value range of 1-2000 and then copy each full row into a different table? By doing so technically splitting the table into smaller ...
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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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Sql Server Management Studio slow opening new windows

After upgrading both sql server and management studio from 2008 to 2012, the management studio 2012 is very slow when new query windows and dialog boxes are opened. Even right click on tables is slow. ...
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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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Stored procedure performs worse than straight query

I have a stored proc that takes 2 dates as parameters. The dates are used to specify a range of dates for the first in a series of CTEs to limit the scope. When I run the query in SSMS as a query, it ...
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SQL Server 2012 Simple Recovery Model with LOG_BACKUP log_reuse_wait_desc

While I'm doing my own investigation, does anyone know why a database in SIMPLE recovery model has a LOG_BACKUP for the log_reuse_wait_desc? SQL Server 2012 SP1. No replication, no mirroring, no log ...
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How to get rid of clustered index scan?

I have a query that was generated by C#/Linq-To-Entities code. As with this kind of query, it looks seriously ugly and I doubt it would help to include it here. But I have run it through a query ...
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How to aggregate pairs of id values into groups

I have a table with two id columns id1 and id2. Each row shows that 2 id values have been linked together. My actual data has both id columns as varchar(20) but I have used integers in the example ...
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How to enable a SQL Server 2012 login to create, alter and drop the created databases?

I'm trying to assign a proper GRANT permission to CI login, that will be able to: Create test DB Alter it Drop this test DB (and only it) But it appears that SQL Server 2012 GRANT CREATE ANY ...
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Can connect to SQL Server 2012 via OSQL and SQLCMD but not via SSMS

We have individual developer edition SQL Server 2012 databases set up on each of our developers PC's. All PC's are Windows 7, firewall is disabled and everything runs fine. We're now looking to ...
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Is it advisable to add indexes to a data warehouse's staging area?

We have a data warehouse built in MSSQL 2012, Staging area, EDW, cubes and reports. In the staging area, the tables are a 1:1 copy of those supporting the systems used to fill the DWH with. The ...
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Sequence and table with the same name?

Can we have a sequence and table with the same name? I am trying to create a sequence with the same name as an existing table, but I get this error: There is already an object named 'XYZ' in the ...
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Does reporting webservice url contain the function that helps to export the report to the client version?

The reporting webservice url contains the webservice url that contains all the information of the Reports which are created in SSRS. As the report has been created on reporting service, i want to ...