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

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AlwaysOn Architecture - SQL Server 2012 for creating a dev environment?

I was thinking if the AlwaysOn architecture in SQL Server 2012 can be leveraged somehow to create a replica for DEV and QA environment properly in addition to setting up HADR using the same ...
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SSMS 2012 error message: evaluation period expired despite Edition Upgrade

Problem similar to this one only with SQL Server 2012. None of the suggested registry edits have worked. This problem was supposed to have been fixed back in 2008 SP1. Here's the sequence of ...
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Merge Statement + Replication difference for SQL Server 2012

We have a SSIS package that will pull from a source database and run a merge statement to put the data into a "Master" database. (Eventually the "Master" database will be the source of truth, but we ...
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SQL Server Browser uses NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM account and logon failure error in SQL Log [closed]

Using SQL Server 2012 on Windows 2008 R2 I have been getting errors in SQL Logs for failed login for NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM. All of SQL Server's services are running under their own Domain accounts, ...
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Startup procedure for availability replica becoming primary

Is there any way how to create a startup T-SQL script/procedure for starting availability replica (when state has changed from secondary to primary)? I want to disable SSIS jobs specific for related ...
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Connection pools being reset with Error: 18056, Severity: 20, State: 46. & Perfmon Counters not showing

We are using SQL authentication & .net 4.0 Connection strings to connect to an Enterprise Edition 2012 SP1 SQL Server on a windows 2008r2 Enterprise Server. We use about 50 Servers split into 8 ...
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Total Memory used by SQL Server (64 bit)

My knowledge on the subject suggests that perf counter SQL Server:Memory Manager: Total Server Memory only gives you buffer pool memory. There is a column called physical_memory_in_use in a DMV named ...
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Can I use Try_Cast to give me a query result column with different datatypes?

I have a column that is varchar(max). It contains mostly valid XML. But sometimes it has invalid xml (that I still need). I am trying to make a view for this table that allows the value to display ...
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Selective Xml Indexing

I have recently been researching Selective Xml Indexing and have been trying to figure out how to index a .query method If I have the below query WITH XMLNAMESPACES (Default ...
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What's the meaning of the Collation Code (blank, 90, 100, 110) in SQL Server 2012

During the installation of SQL Server 2012, in the Collation tab, i can choose between French_CI_AS and French_100_CI_AS. What do they mean and which one is newer? When there's no Code, is it newer ...
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Restoring differential backup from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012

We are migrating a client to a new server. Their old server has SQL Server 2005. I have attempted to perform a differential backup however I received an error about the LSN chain being broken. Please ...
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Service accounts for SQL Server 2012 only allow pre-Windows 2000 name?

I've just set up SQL Server 2012 with domain service accounts. I found that the account name would not validate unless I used the shorter user name. Is there any way of using the full names?
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The multi-part identifier “xxx” could not be bound

The following is a HAVING clause from a small part of a very large stored procedure which I have inherited from some other devs (external); HAVING (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM ( SELECT * FROM ...
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DB comparer field by field for all tables

I have a liveDB and I have a development DB. Now when I make a change to development DB, I want to find out the changes later when I am deploying my application on server. For eg. I may have added ...
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Restoring SQL Server 2012 database onto 2008

I am trying to restore a SQL Server 2012 database after I set the compatibility level to SQL Server 2008 by following the instructions as listed on: ...
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Why does CREATE INDEX … WITH ONLINE=ON block access to the table over a period of minutes?

I have an existing table: CREATE TABLE dbo.ProofDetails ( ProofDetailsID int NOT NULL CONSTRAINT PK_ProofDetails PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED IDENTITY(1,1), ProofID int NULL, ...
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How to access SQL Server 2012 on EC2 server from my ASP.NET website published on the same EC2 server?

My site is not able to establish a connection to the SQL Server 2012 from EC2. My connection string is as follows: Data Source=AMAZONA-2SSRDM3;Initial Catalog=MyDatabase;Integrated Security=SSPI; ...
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“Arithmetic overflow” when initializing SQL Server 2012 replication from backup [closed]

I'm initializing SQL Server replication from a backup, by following instructions from here: http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/2386/initialize-sql-server-replication-using-a-database-backup/ ...
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tempdb logs on same drive as tempdb data or with other logs? [duplicate]

For many reasons I only have 3 hard drives (RAIDed and in an Always-On AG) for all my database files: D: Data E: Logs F: Tempdb Should the tempdb log file go on F: with the data file(s) or on E:? ...
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Will SSIS 2012 work with SQL Server 2008R2 (not integrated)

Our company has SQL Server 2008R2 and plans to upgrade to 2012 in late 2013 or early 2014. I would like to use SSIS 2012 now as we do have the software. We have a company policy where we cannot run ...
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SQL Server 2012 indirect checkpoint

I am trying to understand where to draw a fine line for Indirect Checkpoint that was introduced in SQL Server 2012. Based on my understanding SQL Server does checkpoint to flush dirty pages out to ...
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Transactional Replication Concerns

We are debating an architecture that employs sql server 2012 and transaction replication. Idea is to offload reporting activity to a secondary server and have the ability to include/exclude what is ...
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How do I change SQL Server 2012 Availability Group DNS subdomain?

Questions: how can I get my availability group to be registered as ag-ewgtest.sql.company.com given that my server thinks of itself as server.company.com. Setup: my SQL Server 2012 availability ...
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Can we Configure Change Data Capture in another Database?

I want to apply Change Data Capture(CDC) to database DB1's tables and want to log everything in DB2. So, could it be possible to capture table DB1's changes to DB2?
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How to backup to local drive and network drive simultaneously?

I can backup to a local drive and mirror: BACKUP DATABASE [xxx] TO DISK = N'XXXX.bak' MIRROR TO DISK =N'Network path \XXX.bak' WITH INIT --directly to network drive BACKUP DATABASE [xxx] TO DISK ...
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How best to maintain SQL log file sizes

I'm somewhat of a new DBA and I'm managing a SQL Server 2012 instance that has a fair amount of activity. I'm running in Full Recovery mode because we need point in time recovery. Right now, I'm ...
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Paging in SQL Server 2012 vs. previous versions

I have used lot of paging code in SQL Server 2008. The format is With CTE( -- SQL With RowNumber ) -- SELECT ALL Page N This is working fine. But I have heard that SQL Server 2012 has better ...
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Dictate edition during unattended install?

I am creating an automated build of SQL Server installation which is run from a batch file. Is there any way to change the registry, or other method, of deciding which SQL Server edition (Either ...
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How can I identify the number of times a View is called in SQL Server?

How can I identify the number of times a View was called in SQL Server? I am looking for an answer that is similar to this below which shows how it can be done for stored procedures. How can I ...
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Conditional WHERE Clause in a Table Valued Function

I have a table valued function CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[DateRange] ( @StartDate date, @EndDate date, @Location varchar(25), @Device varchar(25) ) ...
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Identity proceeds as normal, but with a leading 10…?

So I noticed a very strange thing when tinkering with my database. I had just inserted a row which was ID 47, then after inserting some more, I realised that somehow my Identity had skipped all the ...
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How to flatten results of a table with two related “many” tables?

I've reorganized some tables in my database to be more flexible but I'm not really sure how to write the SQL to extract meaningful data from them. I have the following tables (somewhat abbreviated ...
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Does SQL Server place shared locks on scanned records when using REPEATABLE READ [duplicate]

Assume a SQLCmd session which is using transaction isolation level REPEATABLE READ. In this session I start a transaction and execute an UPDATE statement with a WHERE clause on a non indexed column. ...
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LATCH_EX Waits on Resource METADATA_SEQUENCE_GENERATOR

We have a process that generates an inventory report. On the client side, the process splits of a configurable number of worker threads to build a chunk of data for the report that corresponds to one ...
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SQLCMD command is not able to insert accents

I am trying to run sqlcmd.exe in order to setup a new database from command line. I am using SQL SERVER Express 2012 on Windows 7 64 bits. Here's the command I use: SQLCMD -S .\MSSQLSERVER08 -V 17 ...
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Best practice for tempdb log file

I have read many blogs here and there about how to configure tempdb data files but i didnt found any information regarding the tempdb log file. Here's the strategy that I'm presently using with my ...
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Different Results between stored proc and udf

I am getting different results between my stored proc and my SVF. The jist of of the both of them is that, it queries a remotely linked server, jams those results into a temp table/table variable, ...
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How does SQL Server generate a query execution plan that adds up to 6,000%? [duplicate]

Today I was on The Heap and was looking at a query plan for something I thought could be improved. However, it created something that shook my belief in the SQL Server query optimizer. Can I still ...
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SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn: need to automatically add databases by script- T-sql or PowerShell

I've installed and successfully configured our SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn 2-node servers for our new "Intranet" that is coming out. I've gotten AlwaysOn working great, and our Front End servers for the ...
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SQL Server 2012 Availability group disk configuration options

Background I am quite far into the process of setting up a 2 server SQL Server 2012 Always on availability cluster to provide redundancy with a readable secondary replica of all our databases. Since ...
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MSDTC on SQL Server 2012 with mount point for data disk

I have installed a new SQL Server 2012 instance on a cluster. The installation went fine but when I've added the MSDTC as resource of the instance, it went wrong. When I just added it, the MSDTC was ...
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Is high Extent Fragmentation a problem?

DBCC SHOWCONTIG scanning 'MyTable' table... Table: 'MyTable' (2048062382); index ID: 1, database ID: 28 TABLE level scan performed. - Pages Scanned................................: 1019182 - Extents ...
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SQL Server 2012, Network for: AlwaysOn Availability Group with AlwaysOn AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances

Setup: I have two data centers. In site1, my primary site, I'd like to deploy an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance (FCI). In site2, my data recovery site, I'd like to deploy a single-node instance of ...
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import csv data stored in a blob column

Here's what i need to do: Users will upload CSV files into SQL Server 2012 blob column Each night, i would like to take each file and import the data into table I will have 2 web sites using the ...
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SQL Server AFTER INSERT trigger

I want this trigger to be fired after an insert is made with the text married on the marital_status column, this is what I have so far ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[marriage] ON ...
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Suspended in index rebuild

In SQL Server 2012, an Index Rebuild job is taking a very long time (up to 8 hours). However, not even one Index rebuild completed, so I stopped the index job. In monitoring SQL task: state = ...
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Tuning advisor with Extended events?

With SQL traces I was able to analyze them with Database Engine Tuning Advisor to obtain basic recommendations for perf. tuning(missing indexes, statistics,...). Now, with SQL 2012 and Extended ...
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SQL Server bulk insert performance

I’m running sql server 2012 and the installed ram on that machine is 128 GB. The performance of the bulk insert is very low. The bulk insert of 10 million records takes about 2 hours. We have checked ...
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Are the cost percentages in this SQL Server plan over 100% for a valid reason?

I'm looking through the plan cache, looking for low-hanging optimization fruit and came across this snippet: Why are many of the costs listed above 100% ? Shouldn't that be impossible?
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SQL Server how to detect unused views and/or get usage stats

Is there a way to determine in SQL Server if a view is no longer being used? (without removing it) Ideally i would like to know usage for SQL Server 2000 as well as 2012 if that is possible. I am ...