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

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SQL Server : Tracking a slow running query on completion

Am trying to work on script for slow-running queries. I understand that we can get the list of slow running queries using sys.dm_exec_requests. Say, I have a query Q1 which is running very slow, say, ...
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SSIS Custom Task with a default Task UI

I followed the tutorial here to build a very simple task and was able to get that task to work. Here are my current tools: Sql Server 2012 Visual Studio 2013 (project is compiled in .net 4.0) Sql ...
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Will longer DB transactions make calls to other DB wait?

I have a fundamental question but unable to find precise information online. I opened up a DB transaction (SQL Server) and making multiple inserts, updates, delete etc; the entire process takes about ...
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SQL Server Audit Specification - filter DML by all but one user

I'm setting up a database audit. I'd like to capture any DML change that is issued by database user other than the service account related to the application. In short, this is to prove to our ...
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SQL Server full text search query takes way too long to execute

I've got query snippet as follows: SELECT * FROM CONTAINSTABLE(dbo.Analysis, *, 'FORMSOF(FREETEXT, "historic year-on-year exchange rates forecast year-on-year exchange rates")'); I'm running it on ...
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SQL Server 2012 restrict CmdExec to sysadmin server role

I'm trying to restricting CmdExec rights to sysadmin server role in SQL Server 2012. I've googled but just found some solution which they were for older version of SQL Server. Can you please help?
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Why does adding a transactional replication publication change all the tables and columns to “not for replication”?

I'm trying to get replication set up - this is my first time ever doing it, so I'm probably making some rookie mistake here. Right now I'm just working in the dev environment. I've been following the ...
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Can SQL Server Management Studio Express be installed standalone?

I was wondering if the SQL Server Management Studio Express (mainly for Microsoft SQL Server) be installed on a standalone machine (without any of the SQL Services and stuff) to connect to a remote ...
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Adding Secondary Data file in SQL Always on

How to add the Secondary Data file to the Database which is a part of Always on availability Group in SQL Server 2012.
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Drop and Create Script not working

I'm fairly new to databases, but I'm beating my against the wall trying to do something that (I believe) should be fairly trivial. I'm using SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and am trying to delete ...
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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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What is the cause of this problem with CONVERT()?

Consider the following two statements: PRINT CONVERT(NUMERIC(38, 0), 0x0100000001, 0); PRINT CONVERT(NUMERIC(38, 0), 0x0100010001, 0); Both statements return -1; isn't that incorrect since the ...
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Strange behaviour in TSQL function (parameter with int variable or NULL behaves differently)?

I experienced very strange problem today with TSQL function. The function has several parameters (int and bit). One of the (int) is set with value NULL. When calling a function with NULL inside the ...
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Restore SQL Server 2012 backup to a SQL Server 2008 database?

Is there a way to restore a SQL Server 2012 database backup to a SQL Server 2008? I tried to attach file, it does not work.
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Can You Replicate Sequences

In SQL 2012 can you replicate sequence objects, and if so do changes to the sequence (including consumption of values) get replicated? If not is there a good reason why this was not included?
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How do I troubleshoot error 26: “Error Locating Server/Instance Specified”

I'm trying to configure TCP access to my SQL Server named instance (named SQL2012). I use management studio to connect to the database engine. I type in the server name: "tcp:localhost\SQL2012" and I ...
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SQL Server 2012 - sp_executesql multiple parameter error

I am receiving an error when attempting to execute the following code that builds a dynamic string to be executed by sp_executesql. DECLARE @paramDefinition NVARCHAR(500); DECLARE @ID1 NVARCHAR(20); ...
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Multi-threaded inserts vs serial

I have a large database application on SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition which receives data from hardware in chunks of 500-1000 (100 byte) rows every few seconds through a stored procedure. Would a ...
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Targeting MSX with job on Multi-Server Administration

I am using Multi-Server Administration to execute jobs on multiple targets. This works well, but I am not able to enlist the master as a target. I receive the following error when attempting to enlist ...
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Finding the longest entries for a given column (nvarchar(100))

I am trying to find the biggest / longest entries of a column which is of type nvarchar(100). I need to understand if I can maybe restrict that column to be only nvarchar(20) or something. Is there a ...
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Export a SQL Server 2000 database to Server 2012

I have a production environment running Windows Server 2000 and a development environment using SQL Server 2012. I need to make updates to the DB and implement some new features using .ASP. Is there ...
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when can AG primary replica be a different host to WFC primary?

To set up an Availability Group with two servers, the servers both participate in a Windows Failover Cluster. I've seen cases after certain failover modes where the primary IP address in the cluster ...
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Why are these two HADR DMVs reporting different states?

SQL Server 2012 (11.0.5058.0) Enterprise Edition We have 8 Availability Groups in a 2(HA)+1(DR) cluster and our monitoring DMVs are reporting results that confuse me. 6 Availability Groups are ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server database regardless of connection string

I'm having a tough time to connect to a local SQL Server instance within a C# app. I can connect to external databases on other servers, but I need to be able to use my own local database. The ...
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Error deleting FileTable - HRESULT = '0x80070490'

When trying to delete a FileTable, the following error occurs: Message 33405, Level 16, State 7, Line 1 Error during operation on an object table Discard FileTable. (HRESULT = '0 x80070490 ').
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How do I set a database back to 'Restoring…'?

Sorry if this is a noob question. I have transaction log shipping set up for a failover scenario. All the databases are in 'Restoring...' state until I do restore database x with recovery. At this ...
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Disaster Recovery Options for Sql Server

I wanted to see what suggestions you might have for Disaster Recovery Options based on the following criteria. Currently running SQL 2012 standard edition We have 18000 databases (same schema across ...
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DR option for SharePoint databases? ideas and experiences

First let me clarify that I am not looking for thoughts in terms what is the best or the bad options for a DR for SQL Server. I am just looking for for inputs from experienced people. We are running ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition Disaster Recovery Options?

Suggest me the best method for My DR plan. Currently we have set of databases (6) used for our application and we in the process of building DR and HA plan. As we are into small business we are using ...
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Conversions between any data type and the binary data types are not guaranteed to be the same between versions of SQL Server

I just found that on the SQL Server 2012 MSDN documentation for binary and varbinary types, they mention the following at the end of the article: Conversions between any data type and the binary ...
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Moving rows from one table to another

I am moving records from one database to another, as a part of archiving process. I want to copy the rows to destination table and then delete the same rows from the source table. My question is, ...
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SQL Server 2012 Publisher SQL Server 2008 Subscriber version issue

So I have a setup where one virtual machine is a SQL Server 2012 publisher and I need to setup merge replication on a SQL Server 2008 subscriber on a different vm. When setting up the subscription ...
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SQL server database performance issue [closed]

There are two database on same sql server 2012, with same tables, indexs and data as well, but for some reason one database response is 6 times slower then the other in most of the quries. Please help ...
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Unexpected gaps in IDENTITY column

I'm trying to generate unique purchase order numbers that start at 1 and increment by 1. I have a PONumber table created using this script: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[PONumbers] ( [PONumberPK] [int] ...
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Breaking up long running query into batches runs fine for a while and then produces fatal error

I'm using a variation of this post which details using "careful batching" to delete records in batches from a table that contains 38MM records. The script below runs for a while and shows results ...
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AlwaysOn AG Live Migration

A couple of thoughts on AlwaysOn AG migrations: Is there a reason why Microsoft didn't implement similar technology to Hyper-V Live Migration to AlwaysOn AGs so that the buffer pool and cache are ...
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Auto Increment Sequence Broken After Applying a Key [duplicate]

After SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition's evaluation period expired, I applied another key using the edition upgrade wizard. After it was successfully done, all Auto-Increment columns started ...
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Log Shipping - RESTORE WITH STANDBY - on SQL Server 2012 keeps breaking

We are using log shipping and RESTORE WITH STANDBY on SQL Server 2012 in order to restore the database in read-only mode for reporting purposes. However, the log shipping setup keeps breaking after ...
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Performance improvement on SQL query joining table on itself

I'm running this query on a table with approximately 20MM records in it. It's a very slow query, and I'm wondering if there's a better way to accomplish this that might run faster ? delete previous ...
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How to troubleshoot how resource governed query is being throttled in SQL 2012?

I have a parallelized query on SQL 2012 SP1 (ent) that is running in a user defined resource governor pool much much slower (2 seconds versus 125 to 140 seconds under user defined pool = ~75 times ...
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What is the fastest way to insert large numbers of rows?

I have a database where I load files into a staging table, from this staging table i have 1-2 joins to resolve some foreign keys and then insert this rows into the final table (which has one partition ...
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SQL Server 2012 Restore backup to new DB Name

I seem to remember that, in 2008, you could restore a backup to a new copy of a DB, by changing the name in the "Destination Database" field from the restore-wizard. It would create a brand new DB, ...
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I need to figure out the last time that a function was used by SQL Server. How can I do this?

I work with databases that contain thousands of stored procedures and hundreds of functions. I have found on-line methods to track the usage of stored procedures; however, I haven't seen the same for ...
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Why does SSMS highlight SUBSTRING in purple but RIGHT in grey?

I apologise for the trivial question, but I was trying to work out how to do a RIGHT in SQL so I experimentally typed RIGHT and it didn't highlight in purple, so I spent some time scratching my head ...
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SQL Availability Group restore database to standalone server

Running: SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 I want to test a backup by restoring onto an isolated server. The backup was taken from an Availability Group (HADR) configuration, but the target ...
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Need to make sense of FileTable permissions

I'm setting up a FileTable to allow users to quickly stuff some PDF report files into a database for later searching via an intranet application (to be built later). Sorting out the necessary ...
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No rows in sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats for a particluar stored procedure

I am running DMV queries to get stats for my stored procedure, but I am not finding any rows against this SP under sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats. Please suggest what could be various reason for this ...
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Why can't user with SQLAgentOperatorRole delete his own SQL jobs

I created a login and a user. I assigned the user as the db owner of the database "test". Then I granted him the role SQLAgentOperatorRole so that he can delete/create/modify the jobs belonging to the ...
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What should be the command for following role creation requirement?

I need to create a role where the assigned user can access only the 'AdventureWorksDB" where he will have execute permission to all tables,views and stored procedures in the database. I wrote the ...
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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 ...