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Datamining using holidays

My setup: I am currently running a SQLServer 2012 database paired with a SSAS. My database features sales per store at specific times. My goal: I am interested in predicting future sales (amounts) ...
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SQL Server 2012 Table Partitioning - Have I done it correctly?

I have a table that stores accounting transactions for what we call "jobs". The table looks like this: ( REGION char(3) JobNumber char(17) SeqNum decimal(5,0) ..... ..... ..... AcctYear decimal(4,0) ...
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Skip sections that have GO

I'm working on a script I can run on new servers to do some initial configuration. I would like to be able to skip some sections but the problem I'm running into is the "GO" that's required. Because ...
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Create Temporary Index for bulk operation and Delete after its completed

I am moving bulk data to archive tables. Some times query returns up to 4.5million records, which takes about 2:15 minutes for a table of 40 columns. I want too increase the performance for the ...
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Wait for an AlwaysOn replica to be synchronized in Powershell

I am working on a disaster recovery script. One part of it is not being consistent. This is the code: ... ## Switch replica to Synchronous Set-SqlAvailabilityReplica -AvailabilityMode "...
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How to allow to execute stored procedures but not writes?

I would like to set up a "reading" user on my SQL Server 2012 instance. I would like to allow him the right to execute any stored procedure, or function, or direct SQL statement, which retrieves data ...
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Create relationship between two tables with composite primary key

I've created a table [t1] with two fields and a composite primary key, show in below: create table t1( id int, name nchar(10), primary key(id,name) ); I want to create a second table [...
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Index optimization on a view using a full outer join

Table structure: Foo FooChild Bar --- -------- --- ID ID ID Date FooID Date ...
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Does “Synchronous-Commit Availability Mode” ensure consistency between Replicas?

If one refers to the MSDN documentation, on Synchronous-Commit Availability Mode, you may read: Under synchronous-commit availability mode (synchronous-commit mode), after being joined to an ...
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Which Indexes in which situations is more efficient in SQL Server 2012

I use SQL Server 2012. I want know when I want to know in what situation I have to use CREATE NONCLUSTERED COLUMNSTORE INDEX .... and in what situation I have to use Create NonClustered Index... ...
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Database Read Only after Merge Replication

Win Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 Std. I have a previously accessible database with which I'm testing merge replication and after I publish the DB, my application is saying the DB does not have write ...
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Setting Select Permission on 100+ tables in a database

I got the 'Select permission denied' error for some of my tables in a database. In MS SQL Server 2012, setting Select Permission on 1 table is easy. I just right click on the table > Properties &...
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SQL Server: Enable Full-Text Search on model Database

I want to use the Microsoft Data-Tier Application framework and its associated .Net API to manage the schema of several SQL Server databases, including the model database. However, when I try deploy ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition using more than 64GB of memory, why and how?

I put SQL Server 2012 Standard on a virtual machine (VMWare) which has roughly 98GB of Memory. Now I checked the query below how much memory is taken by SQL Server. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - 11.0....
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How to import DB with .sql extension into SQL Server 2012?

I have a database with .sql extension which is exported from server using putty. How to import this into SQL Server 2012 in Management Studio? It is not accepting .sql as database, throwing error. ...
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SQL Replication With Always On Availability Group

We have an always-on SQL 2012 availability group with two replica servers and an AG listener. Doing merge replication via anonymous subscriptions through IIS between SQL and multiple remote clients ...
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Run SQL Server agent job in a particular resource governor pool

I read Considerations for Writing a Classifier Function on MSDN. The only way I see possible is to create a separate user account for each resource governor pool and to classify sessions based on that ...
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What is a deterministic method for evaluating a sensible buffer pool size?

I'm trying to come up with a sane way to understand if the max server memory (mb) setting is appropriate (either should be lower, or higher, or stay the way it is). I am aware that max server memory (...
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Non clustered indexes

I have a questions on Index Our Application is throwing the following SQL eroor Index 'INDEXNAME' on table 'dbo.TABLENAME' (specified in the FROM clause) does not exist. Error: Unknown Error ...
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SQL Server : how to create user with access only from specific HOSTNAME or IP addres

I have one stupid app which I rely on, which has hardcoded connection string inside. To increase security of my SQL Server I'd love to make SQL users same as one hardcoded inside app, but I want to ...
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Restarting database server or just the database

I am an application programmer. We have a SQL Server 2012 instance that hosts many related databases (around 12 databases). The vendors did some changes to one of the database and the application and ...
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Best practise how to sync SQL Server 2014 database with other database

What is best practise if we have application using a SQL Server database and we would like to have backup if SQL Server does not work? Our scenario: We would like to use our main SQL Server ...
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Full outer joins, coalescing, indexes and views

I have two tables, let's call them TableA and TableB. TableA TableB ------ ------ ID ID Date Date Foo Bar Both tables ...
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Breaking up large transaction - worth it?

I'm in charge of monitoring the performance of an industrial chemistry process. Every hour, a process gathers 50 million rows from various subsystems and feed into the central database. The whole ...
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Exporting to excel from OPENROWSET with cell formatting

I am trying to generate a report from SSMS to Excel, using OpenRowSet. All is working fine, still I have to export a specific column with a barcode font. I already have the column calculated from ...
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How to list the permissions on User-Defined Table Types?

I am using some user-defined table types. They are very useful. you can see information about them by running this simple script: SELECT o.* from sys.table_types o I have a procedure that shows me ...
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Problem Getting Simple Replication to Work in SQL Server 2008/2012

I can't resolve a problem with replication. The publisher/distribution side seems just fine, but when I subscribe and view in the replication monitor I always get this error: "a required privilege is ...
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dbcc memorystatus - buffer pool target on VM higher than max memory

I'm doing some digging into potential memory/configuration problems on a sql server 2012 SP2. I stumbled upon something that seems a bit strange in the performance counters as well as the dbcc ...
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How to get the spatial index in CREATE TO script?

Is it possible to get the spatial index using the create to script using SQL Server 2012? When I write out a table using SCRIPT TABLE AS > CREATE TO in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2012, I ...
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one table for all blob with a one to one table for metadata which link to one or many tables?

I'm going to start by saying that I'm not a DBA but i got that role in my current project so I'm doing my best. The application must be able to store files(attachments, official documents, etc) The ...
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SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence licensing

I have Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Entreprise Edition license, What are the tools needed to work on SSIS/SSAS/SSRS? Since BIDS was replaced with SSDT on the 2012 version, does it mean I will need to ...
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PAGEIOLATCH_SH and LCK_M_IX wait type

I'm seeking for a resolution into wait types I observe on one of my servers. I've been keeping wait statistics for a long time and can positively say that the top two are PAGEIOLATCH_SH and LCK_M_IX ...
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SQL Server De-duplication Trigger

I have a table that contains columns of Country, City, Location, Description. Due to the size of the description field it's not possible to bind the four fields into a composite key to prevent ...
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Domain Admins can't connect to SQL Server

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller and a database server (W2K12R2/SQL Server 2012). As allowed usergroup I have given the group "domain-admins" sysadmin rights. But somehow any domain-...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group error after Windows Update in environment without a failover cluster

Our SQL Server service was down this morning which brought down some of our websites. When I went to check the Windows Event Viewer I saw the following errors: Script level upgrade for database '...
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Verify if user has read access to a table

I'm developing an ETL, whose extract step must read data from a table. There are times that my user's access to that table is revoked. So, to avoid the ETL failing, before reading the table I must ...
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Job showing the running sign but not currently running

I have a script to get the currently running jobs: -- get the running jobs --marcelo miorelli -- 10-dec-2013 SELECT sj.name ,DATEDIFF(SECOND,aj.start_execution_date,GetDate()) AS Seconds FROM msdb.....
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SQL Server 2012 Performance - Reads per second

I am sure this has been asked multiple times - but I could not find a good answer anywhere. Hence this question. I have a azure cloud service that reads data from a SQL Server 2012 Database. The ...
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Query execute slowly when changed compatibility Level of my database [duplicate]

I use SQL Server 2014 and have a database with compatibility level 110 (SQL Server 2012). also I have a stored procedure on it that execute about 10 second. When I change compatibility level of my ...
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01/01/1753 date is corrupt in Excel after export from SSRS

The date 01/01/1753 appears fine in the SSRS 208R2 report preview, but when the report is exported to Excel 2010, it appears as ########### and the value in the cell is -53689. All other dates come ...
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How to UPDATE/DELETE/INSERT with Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 as Linked Server in SQL Server 2012?

I need to update an Access 2003 database from SQL Server 2012 with the Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider. As an administrator, everything works great. I can do Select, Insert, Update and Delete ...
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Using sp_BlitzIndex - Diagnosed as “Index Hoarder: Addicted to nulls”

Context: MS SQL Server 2012 In using Kendra Little's awesome tool, sp_BlitzIndex, a number of tables were diagnosed as "Index Hoarder: Addicted to nulls". I'm not looking for a debate over NULLs and ...
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Is it normal for tempdb to not give up disk space when it releases things?

So my tempdb is getting huge. Like 200+ GB. USE tempdb GO EXEC sp_spaceused database_name database_size unallocated space tempdb 211668.88 MB 206803.45 MB It's using a SIMPLE ...
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How to get CPU usage by database for particular instance?

I have found the following queries to detect the CPU usage by database, but they are showing different results: WITH DB_CPU_Stats AS ( SELECT DatabaseID, DB_Name(DatabaseID) AS [DatabaseName], ...
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Procedure permission issues with a SQL state query

We have a login/user with DBO to a single database, and now we're adding a query that's providing some basic monitoring information requiring permissions extending somewhat to the sysadmin side. ...
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AlwaysON : Log_Send_Queue_Size is increasing but the log_send_rate keeps decreasing?

Question Why, despite the increasingly log_send_queue_size for these two databases, did the log_send_rate keep decreasing? There were no bandwidth issues on the network at this time, and no other ...
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SQL Server 2012 install hangs during the RunRemoteDiscoveryActiom

I've tried multiple times to install SQL Server 2012 on a 2-node cluster. I've tried multiple different media. Each time it hangs shortly after the initial validation check. The detail log for the ...
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SQL Server 2012: stored procedures permissions

Is it possible to control permissions on a single stored procedure level in SQL Server 2012? It seems that SQL Server Manager doesn't expose such functionality via GUI. Can somebody advice me how to ...
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Restoring master database

I am trying to restore master database, when I set the server to single mode user I am unable to connect I get the error below. Sqlcmd: Error: Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 11.0 : Login ...
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Find out who ran a query using transaction log backups

We have a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise database running in Full Recovery Model with transaction log backups running every minute. A query was run last night which means we need to recover data from a ...