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

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Is there any difference on performance when choosing DISTINCT or GROUP BY to bring distinct values?

I would like to know if there is any difference concerning performance when choosing DISTINCT or GROUP BY to bring distinct rows from a query. I've tried comparing the execution plans, but they seem ...
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Inserting data into a second table with some time lag

I am new to SQL Server. I am using Management studio 2012 Express edition. What I want to do is that suppose I have table1 and table2 and suppose someone enters some data into table1, then after some ...
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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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Lost my SQL Server 2005 host, SQL Server 2005 database import into SQL Server 2012?

My SQL Server 2005 host died, but the database related LUNS were on a SAN and still exist. Is there a way to use my SQL Server 2012 host to recover that database or import it in some way?
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Script not allowed to create schema objects when generating tables despite db_owner role

I am looking to make a "schema only" (no data) copy of a database on my local server. I used Tasks -> Generate scripts to script the tables from my existing database and then after creating the new ...
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Trigger to audit table changes

I have created a trigger to audit changes to a table: CREATE TRIGGER [dbo].[iudt_AutoAuditChanges] ON dbo.CPTCategoryMaster AFTER INSERT,DELETE,UPDATE AS BEGIN SET NOCOUNT ON; ...
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We have copied a drive that had a db on it and I need to open the db on a new server

Before I got here, they copied the old servers drive to an external disk. Then they blew away the old server. Now that they have a new server and SQL 2012 is installed, they would like to see the db ...
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SQL Server USE ignores IF block

I want to shrink the transaction log file of several databases using a maintenance plan. Those databases are mirrored, therefore the shrink task cannot be executed on the MIRROR databases, but the ...
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Identity in a view treated as ordinary int - migrating from SQL Server 2000 to 2012

I'm migrating a very old platform from a SQL Server 2000 backend and MS Access 2003 as its frontend to SQL Server 2012 backend and MS Access 2010 as the frontend. This obviously means a bit of ...
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Permissions to see and script objects, but not alter them?

I am a software developer. I have a production database that I need full ddl read access to, but not any ddl write or execute access. Is there a script I can send my DBA that will grant me full ddl ...
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How to update information of the data of column in the table matching the certain text?

I have a condition where i need to update the only matched case of the data in the table. For an example I have a #test table Sample data are Firstname Lastname ABCDEF GHIJKL BFGABCF FGYUTY ...
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SQL Server 2012 Page Life Expectancy resets to 0 after about 50 days

I've noticed an odd behavior on a 2-server HA cluster and I was hoping someone could confirm my suspicion, or maybe offer some other explanation... Here is my setup: A 2-server SQL 2012 SP1 ...
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SQL Server 2012 Page Life Expectancy resets to 0 after about 50 days [duplicate]

I've noticed an odd behavior on a 2-server HA cluster and I was hoping someone could confirm my suspicion, or maybe offer some other explanation... Here is my setup: A 2-server SQL 2012 SP1 ...
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Creating index on computed field: string or binary data would be truncated

I have a table Foo with the following fields: ID bigint not null identity(1,1), SerializedValue nvarchar(max), LongValue as TRY_CAST(SerializedValue as bigint) Now I want to create an index on ...
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Does CAST(DateTime AS DATE) cause the entire table to be CAST before comparison? [duplicate]

This is a very common need in the WHERE clause of our SQL statements: CAST(Something.CreationDate AS DATE) BETWEEN CAST(@firstDate AS DATE) AND CAST(@lastDate AS DATE) All of the fields are of ...
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Query plan cache bloated by ad-hoc queries, even with “Optimize for Ad-hoc Workloads”

I've been noticing what I thought to be unusual issues with our query plan cache, where the plans in the cache were never more than a day old. Through running the following query (courtesy of ...
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Print message comes out in batches

I have simple query WHILE ( @counter < 50 ) BEGIN BEGIN TRANSACTION PRINT 'Counter = ' + CONVERT(VARCHAR(4), @counter); WITH CTE AS ( ...
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Retrieve SQL statements - No backup, No query tracing [duplicate]

I know that my question probably don't belong here but I would be really so thankful if someone has the skill for solving this out. I have recently made several update statements that I shouldn't ...
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SSAS tabular browse excel relationships not working

I'm currently building an education data warehouse. I have three factless fact tables for distinct set of grades due to the fact i have no measures (i'm not aggregating anything), the grades are ...
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Restore master database from SQL Server 2008 R2 on SQL Server 2012

I have a process that restores all my backups on a centralized server for testing. I have recently upgraded this server to SQL server 2012, and now I am getting an error when restoring master from SQL ...
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After Restore Log_reuse_wait_desc of Replication

I'm wondering if anybody has ran into this issue before and has any suggestions on what's causing it/how to fix it. We are restoring a database into lower Dev environments and after the restore the ...
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New database server hardware and software inserts slower than old setup [duplicate]

We are upgrading our database hardware and software. The previous server is about 5 years old and is running SQL Server 2005 while the new one is SQL Server 2012. Every hardware component is faster in ...
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Impact on SSRS of migration of SQL Server from 2008 to 2012

As part of my project, we are upgrading SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012. We have a separate SSRS 2008 instance running on a separate machine which interact with these existing 2008 database ...
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How to create a secondary read-only reporting database with < 15 minute latency

We have a 2012 standard edition instance that is doing log-shipping of 2 related databases every 15 minutes to a secondary 2012 standard edition instance for DR purposes. Although it provides ...
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I can't restore my database on SQL Server 2012. Exceeds size

I'm trying to restore a database from a .bak file. The file is only 89.3 mb large. I'm using the restore with replace option, so that all other data in the database is removed. We are just trying to ...
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Calculate the compound interest with variable annual rate

I'm moving this question from SO Some years ago I was asked to create something to calculate the current value of a lot of insurance policies, I came out with a query that worked fine, but I was ...
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Reading from subscriber during Transactional Replication

When using Transaction Replication, are there any restrictions around selecting data from the subscriber whilst transactions are being applied to it? i.e. can selects be made against tables to which ...
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How to do a one-time log shrink on a database with transactional replication

I have inherited a 10 GB database with an 80 GB log [only 3% in use according to DBCC SQLPERF(logspace)]. It seems safe to assume the extreme log growth was due to problems from long before I was ...
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Get streak count and streak type from win-loss-tie data

I made a SQL Fiddle for this question if that makes things easier for anyone. I have a fantasy sports database of sorts and what I'm trying to figure out is how to come up with "current streak" data ...
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Multi-Site clustering on Windows 2012 for SQL Server 2012

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction here. We are trying to do a proof of concept for a 3 node multi-site cluster on Windows Server 2012 R2 for our SQL Server environment. There ...
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Moved Model Database and now my SQL Server doesn't work

I moved my Model data and log files: ALTER DATABASE Model MODIFY FILE (NAME = 'modeldev', FILENAME = 'D:\Data\model.mdf') ALTER DATABASE Model MODIFY FILE (NAME = 'modellog', FILENAME = ...
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Keyword Search a single SQL Server table for multiple search terms and create a new table from results?

I am not a database administrator. Most of my experience is with MySQL. However I think what I want to do is in the realm of possibility. I want to text query a single large table in a SQL Server ...
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SQL Server 2012 copy database failed

I want to make a copy of database in the same SqlServer . so, When i using the Copy Database Wizard, it throw error: ( I did this steps with a test DB and it works fine !!!!) config: sa user ...
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Backup name in Maintenance plan

I used to have SQL Server 2005 installed on my server. In my maintenance plan, the backup name format was like this: mydatabase_backup_yyyymmddhhss.bak. Now I am using SQL Server 2012 but I am ...
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Any advantage of having a second index with included columns on a primary key?

I'm reviewing our database and noticed that on a particular table we have the following indexes: Table: Col1 INT IDENTITY(1,1) Primary Key Col2 INT ... about 15 more columns .... ColN ...
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Replace consective numbers from a string

So if I have a table with values: Name ID ---- --- James 100 James 101 James 102 James 200 James 201 James 202 Alex 100 Alex 101 Alex 102 Alex 105 Alex 106 Alex 109 ...
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SQL Get result as a column

Is it possible to get a result as a column? The SELECT query will only need to return one record, however, at the time of querying the database it will not know what attributes are in the table, and ...
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Understanding sys.dm_exec_query_stats execution_count vs creation_time

I've just downloaded the SQL Server 2012 'Performance Dashboard Reports' and am having some issues interpreting the data shown by one of the results and linking it back to the DMV ...
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Backup and Restore Database Method

I have a production database. I am using FULL recovery model. I am taking regular FULL backup every week. I am planning to take LOG backup every day. Now, if my database crashes or failed to load due ...
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SQL Server PerfMon: Compilations/sec > Batch Requests/sec

I've been looking at various PerfMon metrics on one of our client's SQL Server instances trying to get a good gauge of where our database (or server) could use improvements. One measure that has me ...
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Looping through values stripping 1 character at a time

I want to loop through values and strip 1 character at a time from the values and display the result. So if I have a table with values: ID ___ 34679 13390 89906 I want the result to look like this ...
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Is there a common approach to encrypting data at the database level?

Is there a common approach to encrypting data at the database level? The application I am working on will be storing sensitive data that only users of the system themselves will be able to view.
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Retrieve next queue item

I have a simple table in SQL Server 2012 which implements a processing queue. As data has been inserted the query to retrieve the next item has gone from <100ms to a constant 5-6secs. I would be ...
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Change version number of maintenance plan package

We have a Maintenance Plan on SQL 2012 that has been running fine. I made a change to it yesterday using SSMS 2014. When the plan ran last night I got the following error: The version number in ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group Automatic Failover does not work

Playing with AG setup I have the WSFC up and configured with two nodes in one availability group called DevClusterOnline. Both nodes (DEV-AWEB5 primary, DEV-AWEB6 secondary) are running Windows Server ...
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How can I change the data source of a linked report?

I'm in a situation where multiple "customers" will be running the same report, but against a different database (with the exact same structure). What I've done so far is created a generic "Deploy" ...
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SQL Server Projects in Visual Studio 2013 [closed]

I am looking for information regarding Visual Studio 2013 and working with SQL Server projects. We are currently working on a project where we are using a database that already exists and is used by ...
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Cannot Login to Fresh Installation of SQL Server 2012

I just deployed a fresh installation of SQL Server 2012 on a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter R2 environment. The installation completed with 0 warnings and 0 failures. During the installation I ...
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Copy maintenance plans to a different server

Is there a way to copy maintenance plans from one SQL Server 2012 to another? Both servers are not accessible via the same copy of Management Studio at the same time (on different networks).
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How can I change the Initial Size of my sql log LDF file? [duplicate]

Somehow it's been created with a minimum size of 32gb. The actual database is ~2gb in size. The database is wiped and recreated every day from an external datasource, and thus doesn't need any logs ...