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Include LOCK_ESCALATION in CREATE Script in SQL Server 2012

Consider following T-SQL script: USE [DB1]; GO CREATE TABLE [T1] ( [C1] INT NOT NULL, [C2] TEXT NOT NULL ); GO ALTER TABLE [T1] SET (LOCK_ESCALATION = AUTO); GO When I explicitly set ...
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How to group list of start times by a category?

I have a list people and when they started occupied various rooms in the building. Like so: IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb..#RoomAssignments') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE #RoomAssignments; CREATE TABLE #...
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SQL Server execution plan using a view, but no view is inside the stored procedure

I am troubleshooting this slow stored procedure and when checking the actual execution plan I noticed a warning of a possible missing index. Taking a closer look, it's against one of the views, not an ...
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Upgrading a database from SQL Server 2005 to 2012 uncovered a syntax error

I recently upgraded from SQL Server 2005 to 2012. During validation however, a bug was discovered. A certain trigger was coded as follows: CREATE TRIGGER [dbo].[trigger] on [dbo].[foo] FOR UPDATE, ...
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Registered Server window does not show Database Engine or Local Server Groups

I am running SQL Server Management Studio 2012 on a Windows 7 machine. After a failed attempt to import my registred servers from SSMS 2008, the icons for Database Engine and Local Server Groups are ...
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How can I decide Rebuilding Index with DETAILED or SAMPLED on SQL Server

I want to rebuild my indexes and statistics on DB. How can I select this option on production maintenance. SQL Server Version : Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - 11.0.2100.60 (X64) (Build 7601: Service ...
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on every row on SELECT Query must lookup to other table

I'm working on Login/Logout System and I'm facing this problem regarding on SELECT Query. I have 2 tables namely dtr_tbl and shift_tbl. In dtr_tbl are the logs of the user(login/logout time details) ...
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SQLOS Resource Monitor and QueryMemoryResourceNotification Win API

Here's some info about SQLOS and the Resource Monitor I found from Jonathan Kehayias: As a general rule, SQL Server will use as much memory as you can give it, and it will not release the memory ...
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RAID10 vs. RAID5 for data files

We are trying to evaluate the potential performance improvements that could be gained by switching an existing applications .mdf files to a RAID10 LUN vs. the existing RAID5 LUN they are living on ...
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Distrubution1 Database Offline - I have no clue what this is

I have a SQL Server 2012 installation with a hosting provider that is an active/passive high-availability setup. (Exact version 11.0.5058) We recently migrated to this server from a 2008 install in a ...
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Implications of setting READ_Write

I am looking to update several users on READ_ONLY databases. As the databases are used 24/7 globally, and maintenance windows have just past, I would like to do this during a low-activity moment (to ...
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sys.dm_os_volume_stats problem

Today I have been having quite an interesting issue, which I can't seem to fix. I am getting drive information for a Failover Cluster Instance SQL Server 2012. These drives are Volume Mount Points. ...
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Domain User lockout after SQL Cluster Failover

We have this one user who uses SSMS to connect to a 3 node 2 instance fail over cluster. He also uses SSIS, Excel, SharePoint, SSAS etc.. to connect to this database instance I'll call TEST. There are ...
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Performance differs on same query against two (almost) identical tables?

I'm running these two queries in SQL Server 2012: SELECT tpua.Field1, CAST(round(twg.Field2 * 2, 0) / 2 As Decimal(8,1)) As Field2, CAST((round((twg.Field3/10.0) * 2, 0) / 2) * 10 As int) As ...
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SQL Server 2012 enlarge database space

I tried to enlarge a database size of database instance on my SQL Server 2012. I manually added a new .MDF file under database instance After restart on shrink database dialog I can see available ...
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How to check particular SQL UserID windows permissions in MS SQL SERVER 2012?

I would like to say as per my network system administrative security of windows Server 2012 R2. I am unable to start SQL Server agent. As per in MS SQL Server 2012 , i have "sysadmin" & "public" ...
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What to do when Sql Server Agent refuses to run a Job Step that references a missing database snapshot

I have a SQL Server Agent Job creating a snapshot of my main database every minute: -- delete snapshot if it exists if exists (select * from sys.databases where name = 'mydb_snapshot' ) begin ...
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High Availability using SQL Server 2012 requires how many licenses [closed]

For on premise solution, is it possible to implement high availability for SQL Server 2012 using a single license, or, one needs to buy extra licenses? Also, for high availability with SQL Server, ...
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Index Optimization Error in SQL Server 2012

I have an Index optimization job set on the database SWHSJ having two data files with unrestricted growth in the J drive with 174GB free, as you can see below: ╔═══════════╦════════╦══════════════════...
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Maintaining permissions on a replicated view after reinitialization

When we were on SQL Server 2005, there was some way that I was able to keep custom permissions on a view at the subscriber. Now that I'm on SQL Server 2012, there doesn't seem to be a way to do that....
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Add linked server from SQL Server 11.0.5058 to SQL Server 10.50.4000 [closed]

I tried to add a linked server running on SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.4000) from SQL Server 2012 (11.0.5058). I keep getting this error: The linked server has been created but failed a connection ...
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Purging Data that has Foreign Keys

I have a transaction database that we recently went live with. The number of rows in the tables are starting to climb into the millions. So I am looking at how to purge the older data. I have written ...
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How to accomplish SQL Server 2012+2014 high availability [duplicate]

(Copied from here) Maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing, but I can't see how I can do this. I have two servers: Server A (has SQL Server 2012 installed) Server B (has SQL Server 2014 installed)...
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Backup File Size Almost 50% of Database File Size with TDE Enabled

I receive a full backup of a very large database once per week from a vendor. It contains transactional data which we then load into our data warehouse. Fully restored, the database is around 707GB. ...
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How to accomplish SQL Server 2012+2014 high availability

Maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing, but I can't see how I can do this. I have two servers: Server A (has SQL Server 2012 installed) Server B (has SQL Server 2014 installed) Server A provides ...
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SQL Server performance is slow when migrated from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014 [duplicate]

We are trying to migrate from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014 on Windows 2012 R2 OS. After the upgrade, we are doing performance testing and observed huge difference in running a simple query from ...
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SQL Query return a column per hour / day / week / month betwen 2 dates

What I am trying to achieve (Table View) Part No 01/02/15 02/02/15 03/02/15 04/02/15 05/02/15 06/02/15 PU1234 24 25 15 22 27 21 PU5678 25 ...
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Take action from extended event?

I've seen it mentioned a few times that you can configure an event session to take an action when an event fires. Does anyone have any information on how to do this? I know that you can use the ...
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DateDiff Returning Dates and Not Integer Values

I've added a [DAYS_FROM_TODAY] column to my table to calculate the number of days between today's date and the date a check was written for each record in that table. I used the following code to ...
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SQL Server : Job not reconnecting to restarted Linked Server

The problem To keep two tables across two servers in sync, we have a trigger that adds a change to a MergeTable. Every so often, a merging job runs on SQL Server to push the changes to the Progress ...
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SQL Server 2012 merge replication blocks other insert/updates during sync

I have a merge replication setup between two SQL Server 2012 databases via Pull method. There are several merge replications affecting different table sets (3 sets 2-5 tables each, actually). There ...
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Computed Column Bit based on other Bit Columns

What would be the formula to compute a bit column from other bit columns? For example: CREATE TABLE #Employee ( [empNumb] [INT] identity(1,1) PRIMARY KEY, [IsOk] [BIT] NOT NULL, -- ...
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SQLNCLI10.x vs 11.x when connecting SSIS 2008R2 to a SQL Server 2012 database

Starting from the question and working backwards. My question: is it OK to use SQLNCLI10.1 as a provider for SSIS 2008 R2 to connect to SQL Server 2012 database(s)? I have a SSIS box running SQL ...
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What is the fastest way to compare polygon geometry data?

We have two tables with polygons stored in geometry type columns. I want to fetch the polygons present in one table that are not present in another table. As of now I am doing a left outer join ...
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SQL Licensing on Azure, Standard D4 Windows 2012 Server 8 core, is it 1 phsysical core?

I am trying to calculate my costs for Microsoft Azure. Imagine I take a Standart D4 Type machine running Windows 2012 and would like to install my own SQL Server 2012. Are these 8 cores 1 quad core ...
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How can I switch to sa account from guest session in SQL server 2012?

I have a situation where I can log into my server as guest, and see that there is no password on the sa account. However when I try to login as sa with null password over the network it is rejected. ...
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Converting date string to SQL DATETIME - hopefully without a udf

I am taking an Excel file that has dates in different formats but one of these formats is giving me some grief when I try converting it or casting it to a SQL DATETIME. For example: Thu Oct 16 13:40:...
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Upgrading SQL Server from 2008 to 2012 doesn't respect existing install / instance paths

Basic Information : Running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with MS SQL Server 2008 (version 10.0.5869), trying to upgrade to SQL Server 2012. Currently working in a cloned VM of our production server (...
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SQL Server hitting System.OutOfMemoryException but server has 10GB free

SQL Server 2012 11.0.5058.0 I'm running a very large batch of queries (about 2700) to simulate a user doing X, Y and Z in our app. I have SQL Server's max memory set to 2147483647 MB. However when I ...
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SQL Server Transaction Log Huge [duplicate]

I came to work today and I saw the transaction log with 441GB, using almost all disk space. I use SQL Server 2012 and have Full backup, but somehow I lost control of the t-log. So, I need to do 2 ...
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Index rebuild canceled because of .mdf growth

I have the Standard Edition of SQL Server 2012 and used a script to rebuild index. I ran the query and then I saw that the .mdf file for the database started the grow a lot. I chose to cancel/stop my ...
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Is Policy-Based Management dead? Is it scalable?

Policy-Based Management was introduced in SQL Server 2008. I'm looking for software/tool I can use to enforce configuration standards across a SQL Server 2012 /2014 database environment. Instances ...
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SSRS 2012 Report variables scope

I have a report that uses data from several datasets. I chose to do it this way because the alternative would be to join about 12 tables. From what I can gather, I have to use the dataset name to ...
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What is the best way to compare values of whole tables between many databases?

We are trying to compare the values of whole tables between many databases. The user can enter in input the table names and the columns names, and the database names he wants to compare. They can ...
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Timeout expired error while database is being backed up in SQL Server 2012

We have a daily full backup scheduled at 8.30 AM. While the backups are occurring, we get Timeout expired when we try to access a web page that displays data from the database. The web page has ...
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Why wouldn't statistics update if all rows in a table were replaced?

We have several "reporting" tables in a SQL Server 2012 SP1 instance. Every hour, a job runs procedures that delete all the rows from these tables and then insert current data (involving lots of ...
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Why didn't this statistics object on a filtered index auto update?

In a SQL Server 2012 SP1 instance, I have a filtered index on the PK column of a table that looks like this: CREATE INDEX [RF_IXF_Orders_OrderNumber] ON [dbo].[Orders] ( [OrderNumber] ASC ) WHERE ...
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How do I manage environment specific connections for SSAS projects?

I am using SQL Server 2012 and I am responsible for implementing release automation for our SQL, SSIS, and SSAS projects. SSIS projects have project parameters and you can link those to SSISDB ...
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ADSI Linked Server: Why can I query AD in VBA, but not as a Linked Server?

After all the reading and research I've done, this seems like the most logical place to post this question: Why can I query Active Directory using VBA, but not a Linked Server in SQL Management ...
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Maintenance plan to backup differentials hourly each to a new file name in SQL Server 2012

In addition to a nightly full backup, I'd like to set up an hourly differential backup maintenance plan in SQL Server 2012, where each differential backup file should receive a different name. It ...