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Finding the longest entries for a given column (nvarchar(100))

I am trying to find the biggest / longest entries of a column which is of type nvarchar(100). I need to understand if I can maybe restrict that column to be only nvarchar(20) or something. Is there a ...
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SQL Server database performance issue [closed]

There are two database on the same SQL Server 2012, with same tables, indexes and data as well, but for some reason one database response is 6 times slower then the other in most of the queries. ...
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AlwaysOn AG Live Migration

A couple of thoughts on AlwaysOn AG migrations: Is there a reason why Microsoft didn't implement similar technology to Hyper-V Live Migration to AlwaysOn AGs so that the buffer pool and cache are ...
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SQL Server : Tracking a slow running query on completion

Am trying to work on script for slow-running queries. I understand that we can get the list of slow running queries using sys.dm_exec_requests. Say, I have a query Q1 which is running very slow, say, ...
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Breaking up long running query into batches runs fine for a while and then produces fatal error

I'm using a variation of this post which details using "careful batching" to delete records in batches from a table that contains 38MM records. The script below runs for a while and shows results ...
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Performance improvement on SQL query joining table on itself

I'm running this query on a table with approximately 20MM records in it. It's a very slow query, and I'm wondering if there's a better way to accomplish this that might run faster ? delete previous ...
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SQL Server 2012 - sp_executesql multiple parameter error

I am receiving an error when attempting to execute the following code that builds a dynamic string to be executed by sp_executesql. DECLARE @paramDefinition NVARCHAR(500); DECLARE @ID1 NVARCHAR(20); ...
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Auto Increment Sequence Broken After Applying a Key [duplicate]

After SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition's evaluation period expired, I applied another key using the edition upgrade wizard. After it was successfully done, all Auto-Increment columns started ...
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I need to figure out the last time that a function was used by SQL Server. How can I do this?

I work with databases that contain thousands of stored procedures and hundreds of functions. I have found on-line methods to track the usage of stored procedures; however, I haven't seen the same for ...
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Why does SSMS highlight SUBSTRING in purple but RIGHT in grey?

I apologise for the trivial question, but I was trying to work out how to do a RIGHT in SQL so I experimentally typed RIGHT and it didn't highlight in purple, so I spent some time scratching my head ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server database regardless of connection string

I'm having a tough time to connect to a local SQL Server instance within a C# app. I can connect to external databases on other servers, but I need to be able to use my own local database. The ...
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Why are these two HADR DMVs reporting different states?

SQL Server 2012 (11.0.5058.0) Enterprise Edition We have 8 Availability Groups in a 2(HA)+1(DR) cluster and our monitoring DMVs are reporting results that confuse me. 6 Availability Groups are ...
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No rows in sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats for a particluar stored procedure

I am running DMV queries to get stats for my stored procedure, but I am not finding any rows against this SP under sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats. Please suggest what could be various reason for this ...
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Need to make sense of FileTable permissions

I'm setting up a FileTable to allow users to quickly stuff some PDF report files into a database for later searching via an intranet application (to be built later). Sorting out the necessary ...
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Why can't user with SQLAgentOperatorRole delete his own SQL jobs

I created a login and a user. I assigned the user as the db owner of the database "test". Then I granted him the role SQLAgentOperatorRole so that he can delete/create/modify the jobs belonging to the ...
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What should be the command for following role creation requirement?

I need to create a role where the assigned user can access only the 'AdventureWorksDB" where he will have execute permission to all tables,views and stored procedures in the database. I wrote the ...
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when adding a table to my dbo.view I don't get the entire view

here is the code for my view that calls all rows from the tables: SELECT dbo.Purchase_Order.Purchase_Order_ID, dbo.Purchase_Order.Purchase_Order_Number, dbo.Purchase_Order.Purchase_Order_Date, ...
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Identity column value falling behind randomly

We are having a strange intermittent issue where the identity column value falls behind the MAX(ID) for the table. Each customer gets their own table that stores statistics to the tune of ...
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Index on a persisted computed column not seekable?

I have table, called Address, that has a persisted computed column called Hashkey. The column is deterministic but not precise. It has a unique index on it that is not seekable. If I run this query, ...
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How to add new named instance in SQL Server 2012 [closed]

We have already installed SQL Server 2012 with required instance and collation name. But now as per the project needs we have need to add one more instance name. Can anyone knows how to add new ...
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How to group data and write it's group id for each row?

I have sample data: CREATE TABLE #T (Name varchar(5), GroupId int NULL) INSERT INTO #T (Name) VALUES ('A'), ('A'), ('A'), ('B'), ('B'), ('C'), ('D'), ('D') Name GroupId ----- ----------- A ...
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How can I run a SQL job every 1 second? [duplicate]

I have an SQL Job which processes minimum amount of rows at a given time. Currently its running every 10 seconds which is the minimum available in Job Scheduler. But because of that the table used ...
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When to prefere a truncate over a batch-delete?

When I browse DBA-Reactions I understand nearly all the .gifs but with this one I have trouble: https://twitter.com/DBAReactions/status/613840893322338304 I mean truncate obviously doesn't create ...
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SSRS puts excessive load on SQL server

I have this bit of code: With ab as (Select distinct d.Code from d join a on d.code = a.Code where a.text like '%AutoPost%' ), sd as (Select distinct m.ref, m.Number, m.Completed, s.ID, ...
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Automating an SQL task on a monthly basis

At the start of each month I have to give a team a copy of the live database which is held in a backup from 1am each morning (D:\Backup) - We then copy this database elsewhere onto a dev server and ...
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Correct way of configuring remote users to connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

I have 2 Servers, a web server and a database server. Web server runs a number of .net sites that need to connect to the database server. Currently, I have a configuration string for each ...
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Determine Gap Records, Fill and Return Result

The following working code targets SQL-Server 2012 and I have distilled the actual problem into a manageable scenario with the code example shown below also presented on SQL Fiddle. I seek feedback ...
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SQL Availability Group restore database to standalone server

Running: SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 I want to test a backup by restoring onto an isolated server. The backup was taken from an Availability Group (HADR) configuration, but the target ...
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A significant part of sql server process memory has been paged out. Lots of free memory though

Having a problem where my SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise server says that most of SQL Server's memory has been paged out to disk but there's over 100GB free (of 256GB). From there system performance ...
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Attach Database is disabled in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Studio

I have buy from Godadday hosting and domain, after that I have create database in godaddy and the connect to this db using my authentication. I have .mdf, .ldf that need to attach to the connected ...
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How to create a login and user that can only access one schema in one database

I have executed the following: USE [MyDatabase]; GO CREATE LOGIN [MyDomain\MyAccount] FROM WINDOWS WITH DEFAULT_DATABASE=[MyDatabase]; CREATE USER [MyDomain\MyAccount] FOR LOGIN [MyDomain\MyAccount]; ...
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SQL Server 2012 and DBM

Why would MSFT would deprecate mirroring from 2012.. I understand alwaysON will replace it but then SE users are left with nothing..no alwaysON or dbm from future releases.. Just analyzing from end ...
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How can I convert a key in a SQL Server deadlock report to the value?

I have a deadlock report that tells me that there was a conflict involving waitresource="KEY: 9:72057632651542528 (543066506c7c)" and I can see this: <keylock hobtid="72057632651542528" dbid="9" ...
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SQL Server full text search query takes way too long to execute

I've got query snippet as follows: SELECT * FROM CONTAINSTABLE(dbo.Analysis, *, 'FORMSOF(FREETEXT, "historic year-on-year exchange rates forecast year-on-year exchange rates")'); I'm running it on ...
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SQL Server 2012 replication setup on routed network

I'm trying to setup replication between two SQL Server 2012 instances. I set up a publication successfully on server1, but then I had a problem when trying to access it from server2, because the only ...
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SQL Server not using all cores

I have a server with 6 cores, I've installed SQL Server 2012 web edition, based on core licensing, allowing up to 16 cores. However, it only uses 4 cores. In the error log file: 2015-07-09 ...
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Execution plan has TOP operator for query without TOP or ORDER BY

I have product sales by month temporary table.(subset of much larger historical table) I'm running query to find new product not previously sold in the previous months for a specified 6 month range. ...
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Unexpected gaps in IDENTITY column

I'm trying to generate unique purchase order numbers that start at 1 and increment by 1. I have a PONumber table created using this script: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[PONumbers] ( [PONumberPK] [int] ...
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how can I delete records when my disk drive is full?

My data folder of SQL as filled up the space of my local drive. I have 150KB free space left in the drive. So I have to delete some records to regain space. But when I run the delete query it says ...
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Installing SQL server 2008R2/2012 on windows server 2012 box

we are trying to install SQL2k8R2 and SQL server 2012(Standard edition) on the windows server 2012 box (Standard 64 Bit). For SQL 2k8r2, i used slipstream method so as to bring set up to atleast SP1 ...
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MSSQL suggestion to create nonclustered index - on 2 columns, reversed

I have a query, where MSSQL 2012 suggested a create a nonclustered index as follows: CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [<name>] ON [dbo].[tblUserCourses] ([courseID]) INCLUDE ([userID]) I created the ...
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Troubleshooting Memory-Pressure on SQL Server with 80+Gb RAM

I have a SQL Server cluster with 80+Gb of RAM and multiple production enterprise databases and applications running. We are encountering memory-pressure errors and are trying to troubleshoot what's ...
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Efficiently storing sets of key-value pairs with wildly different keys

I inherited an application that associates many different types of activities with a site. There are roughly 100 different activity types, and each one has differing set of 3-10 fields. However, all ...
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remove numbers from full text index

Is there any way to make SQL Server not full-text index numbers and currency values? According to sys.dm_fts_index_keywords the index has a very large number of unique values such as $ ...
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Upgrade to SQL Server 2012 [closed]

We are currently running SQL Server 2008 Standard edition, 4 processors / 16-core and 32 GB RAM. In the last 3 months number of requests per week raised from 11.1 millions to 72.1 million and the ...
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Data Warehouse for reporting - 6 Dimension tables,or 1 table and 6 views?

Problem: I have been asked to add a Dimension table to our data warehouse and create the ETL tasks to populate it. Lets call the table "DimInternalFault". The source table for DimInternalFault is ...
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SSRS - ERROR NUMBER:7357 while passing multiple value parameters using comma delimited string to stored procedure

I am working on a SSRS report to display the logins permissions in a set of databases on a specific server. the server, the logins and the databases are all parameters. NULL shows them all (logins ...
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My SQL Server table identity is incrementing way too fast

I have a table with pretty basic design: 1 primary key (id), 1 unique column (filename) (the filename of the file I am tracking) The primary key is an identity column (bigint) (I had to make it ...
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Why can't I get the available free space after shrinking?

My disk drive was full. So I deleted some records. Then I tried to shrink and it indicated available free space of around 5GB as indicated in the below image. Once I ran the shrink for data file, ...
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SARG cardinality estimate, why not full-scan?

Why there is no full-scan (On SQL 2008 R2 and 2012)? Test data: DROP TABLE dbo.TestTable GO CREATE TABLE dbo.TestTable ( TestTableID INT IDENTITY PRIMARY KEY, VeryRandomText VarChar(50), ...