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Setting Key Constraints using a Diagram

I been using SSMS for diagramming my databases and I got used to create the key constraints with this tool. Now I started thinking, while going through related chapter of a book, "...maybe this is not ...
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Restoring SQL Server 2012 DB - OPEN SYMMETRIC KEY SKey DECRYPTION BY CERTIFICATE NAME Not working

Database Admins, can you please help me out and let me know why my script is not allowing me to DECRYPTBYKEY once I restore my DB from a PRODUCTION BACKUP.... -- SET Staging to Single User Mode to be ...
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Error when restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 backup on 2012

I am trying to restore a .bak file (backup taken on SQL Server 2008 R2, compatibility level 100). I am restoring the backup on SQL Server 2012 edition. I get the below error. Unfortunately the ...
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SQL Server: query for getting TOP X groups of records which have highest subsequent values

I'm querying each SQL Server DB CPU usage (based on query from here -- Get CPU utilization by database (Query 29) (CPU Usage by Database)) every 60 seconds and storing this information in dedicated ...
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How to optimize STDistance execution?

I am creating temporary table during stored procedure execution with the following structure: [ID] BIGINT [Point] GEOGRAPHY the ID is not unique - there are about 200 records for each ID. ...
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DB Permission: User can drop only their created db's?

I want to set permission against a user, which can create database and drop on their created databases neither any database. Any idea/suggestion ?
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SQL Server Mirroring can't connect to mirror database

I am at my wits end with this. I am trying to set up mirroring between a development server and my local machine. The error that keeps coming up is: Msg 1418, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 The ...
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Restoring a backup of a database from SQL Server 2014 into SQL Server 2012 [duplicate]

Is it possible to load a backup of SQL server 2014db into SQL server 2012? Trying to import/restore is throwing backward compatibility issues. Thanks
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Hide Inconsequential Result Sets From Stored Proc

How does one mask resultsets in multi-layered stored proc calls? Due to stored proc reuse, I have an issue where a top level stored procedure calls multiple stored procedures (directly) and in-tern ...
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SSIS Package not retaining parameters in SQL Server agent job

I have an SSIS package stored in the Integration Services catalogs on a SQL server instance. This package is used as a step in a SQL Server agent job. The package has 4 required parameters. Using ...
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How to identify and remove the SQL table row which contains UTF 8 BOM characters

I recently identified that some of the rows in our table contains UTF 8 BOM (Byte Order Marking) characters ().. Is there a way to identify those rows and removing the BOM characters from those ...
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Could not find prepared statement with handle -1 SQL Server Profiler

So I have this issue where I'm running Sql Server Profiler and I'm getting hundreds(at least) of Could not find prepared statement with handle -1.(error 8179) per second. I can't seem to really ...
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Could not find prepared statement with handle -1 SQL Server Profiler

So I have this issue where I'm running Sql Server Profiler and I'm getting hundreds(at least) of Could not find prepared statement with handle -1.(error 8179) per second. I can't seem to really ...
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How do I extract a repeating string pattern from multiple rows?

I have the following data: | ID | BadCol | +------+-----------------------------------------------+ | 1 | All of R489804 R489805 R489806 R489807 ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express installation failed

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 Express on a computer with Windows Server 2012 Foundation, I must recall that this is an Active Directory domain controller but I cannot install the server on ...
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Does a mirroring configuration requires the database do stop receiving requests?

I want to configure a SQL Server 2012 Mirroring. I know that I have to create a full backup of the Principal server and restore it at the Mirror server. After that, I will backup the transaction log ...
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How to safely resume a SQL Server Mirroring scheme that had a expired certificate?

We have a production database with a SQL Server 2012 Mirroring scheme with three machines: Principal, Mirror, Witness. The mirroring was configured with a certificate that had only one year of expiry ...
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Can I Parse and/or include “And” in my SQL Statement for a full text index?

So I have a query that looks at a full text index like this: SELECT * FROM Table1 q INNER JOIN CONTAINSTABLE(Table1,TableField, @Keywords) search ON q.Key = search.[KEY] Now @Keywords ...
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Transaction over linked server causing time out

When I execute this query on [RemoteServer] linked server, it works just fine: INSERT INTO [RemoteServer].[DbName].[SchemaName].[TableName] VALUES (1, 'bar'); but when puting it inside a ...
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backup a specific set of tables to be moved to a remote system [duplicate]

I need to generate either backups or data dumps for about 30 tables. I want to generate a file of some sort that contains the data for these tables and transfer them to a different system. Each ...
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How does SQL Server's optimizer estimate the number of rows in a joined table?

I am running this query in the AdventureWorks2012 database: SELECT s.SalesOrderID, d.CarrierTrackingNumber, d.ProductID, d.OrderQty FROM Sales.SalesOrderHeader s JOIN Sales....
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How do I get the corresponding row for a RowsetID?

We're faced with the following error when a query runs against a partitioned table with Read-Only file groups: The index "ix_my_index" for table "dbo.my_table" (RowsetId 72057600379912192) resides ...
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Clustered index on a column with low selectivity

I have a table with a lot of columns. Two lookup functions are performed: 1) lookup by using column name (this happens rarely, maybe twice a season), and 2) lookup by column date. The column name has ...
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Dynamically change a db in transact sql

I am trying to run a script against a database that is dropped from a third party daily so the name of the database changes daily. I can get the name of the new database using the sys.databases ...
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I cannot restore a SQL Server database in a new location

Made backup of the database on server c, SQL Server 2012, moved on to the local computer with SQL Server 2012, restore database does not work. When checking the validity of the file on the server ...
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SQL Server Timesheet Query Performance

I am working on a webapp for timesheet administration. I write a query to group all the time entry of an employee by week. And I also have to use paging. The query is already slow with something like ...
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SSRS Consuming a Single Core

I have production SQL Server machine with 10 separate instances on it: The last instance that was added included an install of SSRS. Since that time I've seen high CPU usage on a random single core (...
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View Job Properties Fails for Job Owner

Domain user MyDomain\UserA has a login with a server role of public and is a user of the msdb database with membership in the SQLAgentUserRole. The user owns a job, Daily Job. When logged in as the ...
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Best way to run a formula (segment) a large number of users with custom attributes

Here is my question. I have a table that stores a large number of people (80 mil). Each person has a GUID id. Then I have another table (or set of tables) that stores information about people. e.g. ...
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how can I see the arguments passed to a stored proc on Azure?

The query that I'm using: SELECT deqs.execution_count, deqs.last_execution_time, dest.objectid, SUBSTRING(dest.[text], (deqs.statement_start_offset/2)+1, ((...
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Storing IP addresses - varchar(45) vs varbinary(16)

I am going to create a table with two fields - ID as BIGINT and IPAddress as either varchar(45) or varbinary(16). The idea is to store all unique IP addresses and use a reference ID instead the actual ...
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XACT_ABORT ON not working as expected on SQL Server 2012?

It looks like XACT_ABORT ON is not working as expected. Here are a table and a procedure that inserts into it: CREATE TABLE rain ( rain_time DATETIME , location VARCHAR(100) ); GO ...
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SQL Server inserted/deleted tables [closed]

I have the following logic flow Start transaction insert record 1 into table1 insert record 2 into table1 insert record 3 into table1 commit transaction I have a trigger on table1 that is using ...
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Can't connect to new instance of SQL Server

I was trying to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 from SQL Server 2012, but I kept getting a failure on one of the pre-installation checks saying that I needed to have SP1 or later installed for SQL Server ...
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lock request time out period exceeded. When revoking db_owner access

I am trying to revoke db_owner access of an user and I am getting this below error! I have no active transactions User (whom I want to revoke access) is not connected to any db DataBase owner is ...
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Debugging value of varchar set to empty string crashes SSMS?

DECLARE @test varchar(1) = ''; SELECT @test When debugging, hovering over @test displays a little {...} token, and clicking the magnifying glass to open the text visualizer causes an application ...
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Can you optimize a view with many UNION ALLs to external databases?

Given these views in a Sql Server 2012 database: create view vManyUnions as select 1 as p, a from vSubQuery_1 union all select 2 as p, a from vSubQuery_2 union all select 3 as p, ...
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Any way to track who has been executing what queries? who has been on my lawn?

I have a database in which most of tables are readable for users in one particular security group. I know most of the users are from my team, but lately I found that it's been used by more and more ...
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sql querying for a pattern

I was hoping someone could steer me in the right direction with this one. I have a table that has student grades. Create Table StudentGrades ( StudentID references Student(StudentID) int not null, ...
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SQL AlwaysOn Availability 2 synchronous nodes on either side of an asynchronous link

Say we have two datacentres, DC-A and DC-B. Say in each DC, there are two SQL servers. DC-A has SQL-A1 and SQL-A2 and DC-B has SQL-B1 and SQL-B2. Is it possible to have SQL with an AlwaysOn ...
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Heap having high fragmentation

Does high fragmentation on Heap impact query performance? Can I rebuild the heap with ALTER TABLE Rebuild to get rid off the fragmentation?
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Change Data Capture in a services environment

Change Data Capture looks to be exactly what I need... Except. All of my database actions come from users that system accounts. We have WCF service that is called by an application. The WCF Service ...
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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 ...