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

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SQL Get result as a column

Is it possible to get a result as a column? The SELECT query will only need to return one record, however, at the time of querying the database it will not know what attributes are in the table, and ...
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Understanding sys.dm_exec_query_stats execution_count vs creation_time

I've just downloaded the SQL Server 2012 'Performance Dashboard Reports' and am having some issues interpreting the data shown by one of the results and linking it back to the DMV ...
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Backup and Restore Database Method

I have a production database. I am using FULL recovery model. I am taking regular FULL backup every week. I am planning to take LOG backup every day. Now, if my database crashes or failed to load due ...
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SQL Server PerfMon: Compilations/sec > Batch Requests/sec

I've been looking at various PerfMon metrics on one of our client's SQL Server instances trying to get a good gauge of where our database (or server) could use improvements. One measure that has me ...
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Looping through values stripping 1 character at a time

I want to loop through values and strip 1 character at a time from the values and display the result. So if I have a table with values: ID ___ 34679 13390 89906 I want the result to look like this ...
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Is there a common approach to encrypting data at the database level?

Is there a common approach to encrypting data at the database level? The application I am working on will be storing sensitive data that only users of the system themselves will be able to view.
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Retrieve next queue item

I have a simple table in SQL Server 2012 which implements a processing queue. As data has been inserted the query to retrieve the next item has gone from <100ms to a constant 5-6secs. I would be ...
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Change version number of maintenance plan package

We have a Maintenance Plan on SQL 2012 that has been running fine. I made a change to it yesterday using SSMS 2014. When the plan ran last night I got the following error: The version number in ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group Automatic Failover does not work

Playing with AG setup I have the WSFC up and configured with two nodes in one availability group called DevClusterOnline. Both nodes (DEV-AWEB5 primary, DEV-AWEB6 secondary) are running Windows Server ...
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How can I change the data source of a linked report?

I'm in a situation where multiple "customers" will be running the same report, but against a different database (with the exact same structure). What I've done so far is created a generic "Deploy" ...
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SQL Server Projects in Visual Studio 2013 [closed]

I am looking for information regarding Visual Studio 2013 and working with SQL Server projects. We are currently working on a project where we are using a database that already exists and is used by ...
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Cannot Login to Fresh Installation of SQL Server 2012

I just deployed a fresh installation of SQL Server 2012 on a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter R2 environment. The installation completed with 0 warnings and 0 failures. During the installation I ...
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Copy maintenance plans to a different server

Is there a way to copy maintenance plans from one SQL Server 2012 to another? Both servers are not accessible via the same copy of Management Studio at the same time (on different networks).
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How can I change the Initial Size of my sql log LDF file? [duplicate]

Somehow it's been created with a minimum size of 32gb. The actual database is ~2gb in size. The database is wiped and recreated every day from an external datasource, and thus doesn't need any logs ...
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SQL Server 2012 always-on backup, full vs copy-only

I need a quick clarification on copy-only backup vs full backup as it pertains to transaction log numbering and restore if required. I have SQL Server 2012 setup with always on for multiple ...
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Min no. of replicas to set up SQL Server Always ON over a Failover Cluster on a Windows Cluster

AO: Always ON FCI: Failover Cluster Instance WSFC: Windows Server Failover Cluster I'm scratching the surface of AO. I currently have one SQL 2012 FCI on a WSFC. Which means one Active node at a ...
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Oldest unsent transaction alert for Availability Group

In SQL Server 2008 when using database mirroring, it was possible to set up alerts when the oldest unsent transaction exceeded a certain threshold. We could check the state of any database mirroring ...
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Archiving data from logging db (high writes, no reads)

I have a logging database with a few lookup tables and one massive event table that has 79 million rows. On busy days my code inserts over 3 million rows, so the event table would be enormous in ...
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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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Converting a VARCHAR to VARBINARY

I've been keeping a log of expensive running queries, along with their query plans, in a table to allow us to monitor trends in performance and identify areas that need optimising. However, it's come ...
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Sql Server 2012 Enterprise Backup with no file [closed]

We currently have a database which increments 5TB a day. The current backup solution we have uses Avamar, which I believe does a kind of block comparison backup where there is no need for an actual ...
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MS SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster connection issue

I was about to give up with this but I'll give it a go here if anyone can help. I've set up a fail-over cluster SQL Server with 2 SQL nodes, Domain controller and file witness. All seems to work ...
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Report Builder cannot publish to report server

This is currently in a cloud lab environment. We're not allowed to join any AD domains. We have a linux server (RHEL 6) running MySQL 5.3 and a Windows SQL Server 2012 on Win 2k8 R2. Our laptop is ...
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SQL Server 2012 - cannot login

Just installed a single instance of SQL Server 2012. The instance name is called Example and the server is called WIN2K8R2. It's on a virtual machine and I am RDP'd into it. I'm trying to login with ...
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Creating Clustered Index uses all my tempdb space. Why?

Table size = 44GB (no clustered index) Row Count = 122016576 Disk space allocated to tempdb = 200MB I wanted to create a clustered index for the table due to slow query times so I ran the ...
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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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Why can't I access IIS Manager on my server with Reporting Services installed?

I have a Windows Server 2008 Server running SQL Server 2012 (including SSRS). I've noticed that the site is intermittently slow on first run, and found this blog post about the cause and how to fix ...
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Optimistic Paging and separate query for COUNT?

I am using SQL SERVER 2012 FETCH/OFFSET after searching a lot that this will give me the best performance. But for paging to work, I need a Total count. There are 2 ways to achieve this. 1) Paging ...
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Copy+Pasting currency value from SSMS 2012 to excel does not complete or calculate new value

So I'm trying to copy and past some query results into excel, and for some reason it seems to be not properly completing the first value. Let me explain what I mean by this. In excel the cells I am ...
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data warehouse design help

I'm struggling with the design phase for a data warehouse. It's not the traditional sales example you find on MSDN or all books etc. I've been tasked with creating an education data warehouse, that ...
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A transport-level error has occurred when receiving results from the server. Semaphore timeout

I've searched around and I'll the questions seem to be old and none seem to resolve my issue. I'm running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise and experiencing the following issue: Msg 121, Level 20, State ...
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Inserting Serbian Latin and Cyrillic characters

I am using SQL Server 2012 Express as part of my asp.net development workstation. Database and table collation is set to Latin1_General_CI_AI. Attribute types are nvarchar(max) and varchar(max). ...
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Row_Number() not working with OVER PARTITION BY

I have a query that I am "rolling up values". Lets say I have two rows that are the "same", save for one field: [CNumber] [PNumber] [date] [FullName] [Type] [P] [S] ...
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How to Implement a Retry Feature in SSIS 2012 When a Database Connection Fails?

We have an SSIS 2012 package that supports our internal analytics reporting database by extracting data from an external database server. Last night, for the first time, the package failed due to a ...
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SQL Server 2012 Compatibility

I'm converting some stuff over to be compatible with SQL Server 2012 and had a couple of questions. I'm taking out all of the sp_dboption commands and making them ALTER commands instead, but there ...
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Object Auditing with Availability Groups

We are about to implement Availability Groups and it brought up a question. We currently use auditing to see which objects are no longer used in production. We also take a backup each night to use ...
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XML Network Call to Application from SQL Server 2005

We don't really have a DBA here, just a semi-experienced SQL Developer and me. I've only got about a year's experience myself and we're the only programmers for our small business. We're trying to ...
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SQL Server Database Mirroring is going to die. How can I guarantee high availability now?

The Database Mirroring feature of SQL Server is going to die: This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan ...
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SQL Server Replication Monitor Throwing “Specified cast is not valid. (ReplicationMonitor)” Error

The publisher is running SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 box. The subscriber is running SQL Server 2012 on a Server 2012 box. I have tried launching the replication monitor from both servers ...
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changing auto shrink setting breaks backup?

I have a database that seems to be functioning fine with no apparent errors except that any full backup taken is broken - attempting a restore fails with an error "RESTORE detected an error on page ...
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Should I include as much information as possbile to help the optimiser?

Reading the article "Dynamic Search Conditions in T‑SQL" I saw the following statement in the "Using sp_executesql" section. Double Feature You may wonder why there are two conditions on the ...
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Query to check if all replication articles are created at Subscriber SQL Server 2012

I am creating an automated build and test tool for our databases. In general there are two stages: - install databases in version A, install transactional replication - drop replication, update ...
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How to deal with multiple error columns in data flow

I'm writing a simple package to load data into tables and a I have multiple destinations within the same package. I'm attempting to first attempt batch inserts but want to fall back to row by row in ...
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Cannot Copy Database [closed]

I am working with SQL server 2012. I want to copy a database along with all the data. I just want to create a dev DB. I know SQL Server 2012 has a Copy Database... wizard. But when I run that wizard, ...
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Detecting changes in a SQL Server table

In my application, with a DB running on SQL Server 2012, I've got a job (scheduled task) that periodically executes an expensive query and writes the results to a table that can later be queried by ...
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Return every instance of a string contains search

I have this sample table and data CREATE TABLE [dbo].[SampleTable]( [Id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [TextColumn] [nvarchar](1000) NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT [PK_SampleTable] PRIMARY KEY ...
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Import 10 Billion Rows, Daily [closed]

I need to import 10 billion rows into a database, daily. SSIS, doesn't seem like its cutting it, and I'm starting to think that writing some kind of custom C/C++ code might be an option (I don't much ...
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How control 27 locations and 27 databases? [closed]

We have 27 locations and 27 databases (all are SQL Server 2012 R2) All of them are the same (same tables,views,...), with different data for each location and separated from each other (in each town) ...
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Replication with FileStream

I need to setup database replication (for high availability) on a database that uses FileStream. This is on SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, so Always On or Peer-to-Peer replication is not an option. ...
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How can I create a Foreign Key to a Compound Primary Key with a single column?

I am working with a 'lookup' style table that is already in place, which has a compound primary key (not my design) in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. I want to add a foreign key to it in another table, ...