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

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Is SQL Server 2012 Management Studio “Express” any different?

Are there any differences from the version of SSMS that comes as part of the SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Installer and the SQL Server 2012 Express Management Studio?
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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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Log shipping - failed over to secondary, how to fail back

SQL 2012 I've been researching and testing Log Shipping as a DR solution. I got the two servers setup. Log shipping is in place and verified to be working correctly. I failed over by restoring the ...
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Linked Server Performance Issue in SQL Server 2012 SP1

We are having issues with a job that seems to run for a long time and not seem to complete. The job runs a sproc that calls other sprocs and uses a linked server. The server that the job runs on is ...
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Do decimal separators behave differently for Money and Decimal data types?

I've recently been troubleshooting some problems with a third party application around regional settings and decimal separators. The detail of these problems isn't too relevant except to say that the ...
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SQL Server 2012 - The application has failed to start because its side-biy-side configuration is incorrect

When opening Sql Server Management Studio I'm getting the following error message: Then when I have a look at the Event Viewer the following message is displayed related to this: Activation ...
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Shrink my database log file, make sense? [duplicate]

I am now taking log backups daily after a long gap(1.5 years). Now when I run, DBCC SQLPERF('logspace') Result, Database Log Size (MB) Log Space Used (%) Status master 1.742188 ...
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Output a 2 column table to a three column query

Hi I have a Table with 2 columns, one column for the employeename and another column for shift, below is a sample. EmployeeName Shift John 1 Peter 1 ...
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Failover Cluster and AlwaysOn Availability Groups across Data Centers

We have two 3 node clusters in separate data centers, let's call them ClusterP and ClusterS. ClusterP is our primary and ClusterS is our secondary for disaster recovery. Each cluster has multiple ...
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SQL Server Agent Jobs and Availability Groups

I'm looking for best practice in dealing with scheduled SQL Server Agent jobs in SQL Server 2012 availability groups. Maybe I missed something, however at the current state I feel that SQL Server ...
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SSIS 2012 Create environment variable fails

I'm working a script to port an Environment from one server to another. I am running into an issue calling catalog.create_environment_variable wherein I get the error "The data type of the input value ...
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How to configure data collection in SQL Server 2012?

In SSMS of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on Windows Server R2 Standard, each time I am trying to set sub-option "On demand" of option "Non-cached - Collect and upload data on the same schedule" of Data ...
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Persistent Data Collector Collection_Set_3_Upload Job Failure with AlwaysOn Groups Enabled

I have a two node SQL 2012 AlwaysOn HADR cluster (v11.0.3412) with 3 availability groups configured. The AG groups are set to synchronous mode and the secondary is not readable (we do not want the ...
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Application Role and access second database

I have written a script to create an audit trails to my database in a second one db. So far I had no problems during tests on my dev machine from SQL Server Management Studio. Problems started to ...
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Split a very large SQL table to multiple smaller tables [closed]

Is it possible to search a column within a table for a numerical value range of 1-2000 and then copy each full row into a different table? By doing so technically splitting the table into smaller ...
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Restoring differential backup creates DEFUNCT log file?

Here is my problem. I'm trying to move a database to a new server via a full restore, then cutover with a quick differential backup/restore. I can do a full restore without a problem, but when ...
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SQL Server 2012 Page Life Expectancy resets to 0 after about 50 days

I've noticed an odd behavior on a 2-server HA cluster and I was hoping someone could confirm my suspicion, or maybe offer some other explanation... Here is my setup: A 2-server SQL 2012 SP1 ...
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Sql Server Management Studio slow opening new windows

After upgrading both sql server and management studio from 2008 to 2012, the management studio 2012 is very slow when new query windows and dialog boxes are opened. Even right click on tables is slow. ...
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Are SQL Server in-place upgrades as ill advised as they used to be?

I have been working with SQL server on and off since SQL Server 6.5, the old advice that still rings in my head was never to do an in-place upgrade. I'm currently upgrading my 2008 R2 DEV and TEST ...
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Stored procedure performs worse than straight query

I have a stored proc that takes 2 dates as parameters. The dates are used to specify a range of dates for the first in a series of CTEs to limit the scope. When I run the query in SSMS as a query, it ...
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SQL Server 2012 Simple Recovery Model with LOG_BACKUP log_reuse_wait_desc

While I'm doing my own investigation, does anyone know why a database in SIMPLE recovery model has a LOG_BACKUP for the log_reuse_wait_desc? SQL Server 2012 SP1. No replication, no mirroring, no log ...
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How to get rid of clustered index scan?

I have a query that was generated by C#/Linq-To-Entities code. As with this kind of query, it looks seriously ugly and I doubt it would help to include it here. But I have run it through a query ...
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How to aggregate pairs of id values into groups

I have a table with two id columns id1 and id2. Each row shows that 2 id values have been linked together. My actual data has both id columns as varchar(20) but I have used integers in the example ...
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How to enable a SQL Server 2012 login to create, alter and drop the created databases?

I'm trying to assign a proper GRANT permission to CI login, that will be able to: Create test DB Alter it Drop this test DB (and only it) But it appears that SQL Server 2012 GRANT CREATE ANY ...
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Can connect to SQL Server 2012 via OSQL and SQLCMD but not via SSMS

We have individual developer edition SQL Server 2012 databases set up on each of our developers PC's. All PC's are Windows 7, firewall is disabled and everything runs fine. We're now looking to ...
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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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Is it advisable to add indexes to a data warehouse's staging area?

We have a data warehouse built in MSSQL 2012, Staging area, EDW, cubes and reports. In the staging area, the tables are a 1:1 copy of those supporting the systems used to fill the DWH with. The ...
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Removing Databases in Recovery Pending Status after AG group was removed

I have removed a High Availability Group, disabled the option in sql configuration manager and restarted and I have also removed the Failover cluster components from windows and restarted. ...
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Sequence and table with the same name?

Can we have a sequence and table with the same name? I am trying to create a sequence with the same name as an existing table, but I get this error: There is already an object named 'XYZ' in the ...
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Does reporting webservice url contain the function that helps to export the report to the client version?

The reporting webservice url contains the webservice url that contains all the information of the Reports which are created in SSRS. As the report has been created on reporting service, i want to ...
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Missing or lost transaction and no errors to show what went wrong

I have 2 missing records in SQL Server and I am trying to identify the problem that caused this issue. New records are inserted using a stored procedure, which will return an error code to the ...
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Datetime column vs Date + Time columns

I am designing a table for a system that saves a number of logs. We are looking at ~200 entries per second. We are using SQL-Server 2012 Enterprise Edition. I have a question regarding breaking up a ...
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How to get usage based optimization working on SSAS?

I have set up the configuration for SSAS to log the usage into the database, since the table did not exist I let it do that. However SSAS created the table OlapQueryLog under the schema of the SSAS ...
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Is there any difference on performance when choosing DISTINCT or GROUP BY to bring distinct values?

I would like to know if there is any difference concerning performance when choosing DISTINCT or GROUP BY to bring distinct rows from a query. I've tried comparing the execution plans, but they seem ...
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Trigger to audit table changes

I have created a trigger to audit changes to a table: CREATE TRIGGER [dbo].[iudt_AutoAuditChanges] ON dbo.CPTCategoryMaster AFTER INSERT,DELETE,UPDATE AS BEGIN SET NOCOUNT ON; ...
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Lost my SQL Server 2005 host, SQL Server 2005 database import into SQL Server 2012?

My SQL Server 2005 host died, but the database related LUNS were on a SAN and still exist. Is there a way to use my SQL Server 2012 host to recover that database or import it in some way?
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SQL Server 2012 performance degradation

We are running SQL Server 2012 SP1 on Windows Server 2012. The issue we have is that after some time the server automatically reboots. Checking the logs did not show any errors. When looking into ...
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Script not allowed to create schema objects when generating tables despite db_owner role

I am looking to make a "schema only" (no data) copy of a database on my local server. I used Tasks -> Generate scripts to script the tables from my existing database and then after creating the new ...
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We have copied a drive that had a db on it and I need to open the db on a new server

Before I got here, they copied the old servers drive to an external disk. Then they blew away the old server. Now that they have a new server and SQL 2012 is installed, they would like to see the db ...
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Tracking object use using SQL Auditing

I am looking for a solution to track object usage in my database. Objects such as tables, stored procedures, and functions. I discovered SQL Auditing and was under the impression that it's exactly ...
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SQL Server USE ignores IF block

I want to shrink the transaction log file of several databases using a maintenance plan. Those databases are mirrored, therefore the shrink task cannot be executed on the MIRROR databases, but the ...
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SSAS tabular browse excel relationships not working

I'm currently building an education data warehouse. I have three factless fact tables for distinct set of grades due to the fact i have no measures (i'm not aggregating anything), the grades are ...
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Identity in a view treated as ordinary int - migrating from SQL Server 2000 to 2012

I'm migrating a very old platform from a SQL Server 2000 backend and MS Access 2003 as its frontend to SQL Server 2012 backend and MS Access 2010 as the frontend. This obviously means a bit of ...
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Backup name in Maintenance plan

I used to have SQL Server 2005 installed on my server. In my maintenance plan, the backup name format was like this: mydatabase_backup_yyyymmddhhss.bak. Now I am using SQL Server 2012 but I am ...
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Permissions to see and script objects, but not alter them?

I am a software developer. I have a production database that I need full ddl read access to, but not any ddl write or execute access. Is there a script I can send my DBA that will grant me full ddl ...
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Creating index on computed field: string or binary data would be truncated

I have a table Foo with the following fields: ID bigint not null identity(1,1), SerializedValue nvarchar(max), LongValue as TRY_CAST(SerializedValue as bigint) Now I want to create an index on ...
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SQL Server 2012 Page Life Expectancy resets to 0 after about 50 days [duplicate]

I've noticed an odd behavior on a 2-server HA cluster and I was hoping someone could confirm my suspicion, or maybe offer some other explanation... Here is my setup: A 2-server SQL 2012 SP1 ...
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How to update information of the data of column in the table matching the certain text?

I have a condition where i need to update the only matched case of the data in the table. For an example I have a #test table Sample data are Firstname Lastname ABCDEF GHIJKL BFGABCF FGYUTY ...
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Multi-Site clustering on Windows 2012 for SQL Server 2012

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction here. We are trying to do a proof of concept for a 3 node multi-site cluster on Windows Server 2012 R2 for our SQL Server environment. There ...
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Query plan cache bloated by ad-hoc queries, even with “Optimize for Ad-hoc Workloads”

I've been noticing what I thought to be unusual issues with our query plan cache, where the plans in the cache were never more than a day old. Through running the following query (courtesy of ...