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

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Insert only deadlocks

We have an application inserting data into a table. Unfortunately, we are getting deadlocks and the deadlocks are coming from inserts only. We are seeing the inserts take key locks in a different ...
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Which of the following pieces of SQL is most efficient

I need to add the date part of GetDate() to the time part of a stored DateTime. Naively I thought I could do the following: declare @testTime DateTime = '2013-04-23 13:55:06' select cast(getdate() ...
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Live Partial Table / column replication

I want to know if there is a way to achieve the following with SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition? I have Table A: on Server 1 with say 10 columns. Table A: | col1 | col2 | col3 | coln | col10 | ...
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SQL Server stuck in single_user with auto_update_statistics_async on [closed]

Books online states Before you set the database to SINGLE_USER, verify the AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS_ASYNC option is set to OFF. When set to ON, the background thread used to update statistics ...
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Does tempDB disk perf matter if you have plenty of unused memory?

We have a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise setup with a large amount of RAM (256 GB), and at this time fairly small databases (about 17GB). Right now we are experiencing performance issues due to various ...
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Using CREATE TYPE within Stored Procedure Call

I have a SQL Server 2012 database, and I generally use stored procedures that belong to a role with grant execute permission. I just created a stored procedure (sp1) that calls another stored ...
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SQL Server, Mount Points and File Groups design [closed]

I am looking for some advice on a data warehouse we are building. Specifically around SQL Server, mount points and file groups. We have two design options for how mount points and files groups should ...
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.WRITE clause performance optimization

I have found that you can do high performance updates on varchar(max),nvarchar(max),varbinary(max) columns using the .WRITE clause(example here and here). Unfortunately, there is nothing mentioned ...
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[sys].[dm_db_index_usage_stats] returns more entries in some databases

I am using the following query to get some indexes usage statistics: SELECT DB.[name] ,OBJECT_NAME(IDX.[object_id]) AS [Table] ,IDX.[name] AS [Index] ,US.[user_seeks] ...
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Detecting the locked table or row in SQL Server

I'm trying to understand/learn how to track down the details of a blocked session. So I created the following setup: create table foo (id integer not null primary key, some_data varchar(20)); ...
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The query processor could not produce a query plan

I'm getting this message: Msg 8624, Level 16, State 17, Line 1 Internal Query Processor Error: The query processor could not produce a query plan. For more information, contact Customer Support ...
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Viewing how much transaction log is used in Simple Recovery Model

We have a DW database in Simple Recovery Model. Every night, we load in data from different sources and run a few procs. I'd like to see how much the transaction log is actually used during this ...
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Difference in architecture between SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2012 [closed]

I've been asked to identify the architecture differences between Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2012. I've been pointed out to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb545450.aspx but I haven't ...
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Unable to copy a DB from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2012 using copy wizard

I am trying to copy a database from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2012 using copy wizard in my local machine where SQL Server 2012 is installed. But, the wizard is not detecting destination server. ...
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Defining a column as nullable in a view (but not in the referenced table)

My company is working on implementing a new HR application that will unify our existing HR processes. We've run into a bit of a sticking point, though; according to business rules, the EmployeeID and ...
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Should these two indexes suggested by the SSMS missing index feature be combined?

I'm trying to improve the performance of a specific query that is automatically generated by Entity Framework. I have run the query through SSMS, and it has suggested creating two missing indexes. ...
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Procedure with Insert Data From One Table to Another Table

I have two tables Person with PersonId, Name,Address,Mobile and PersonLog with Id,Name,Address,Mobile,FK_PersonId. I am trying store the old data in PersonLog and Person to be updated. This is my ...
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Quickly restore test/QA SQL Server database

My company is releasing new mission critical software. For thorough QA, we are doing database comparisons. Our process is: Restore full backup. Test code. Compare. Repeat. This database is ...
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In SQL Server what is the database cost for setting a default value on table that already has over 1mil records?

NOTE: I am not a dba. :) I have a database table that a client needs to set a column's default value. This table has 1.5mil+ records in it and this column is already populated on all existing records ...
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Keep getting message: Failed allocate pages: FAIL_PAGE_ALLOCATION 540

I'd appreciate some help with the following: I've done some Googling, but haven't managed to resolve this one. I keep receiving a message in the SQL Log 'Failed allocate pages: FAIL_PAGE_ALLOCATION ...
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Column encryption/decryption using encryptbykey

Working on a project where I need to encrypt a few sensitive columns in a table but make the data available through a procedure that a user can execute through either a report or excel. In looking ...
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T-SQL - OPTION (FAST x) and trace flag 8722

I have searched a long time and still haven't found the answer to my problem. Our Dynamics AX is generating queries with the query hint OPTION (FAST x), which sometimes forces a bad execution plan to ...
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How to split one big table that has 100 million data to multiple tables? [closed]

I have one database in SQL Server 2012. In it there is one table that has more than 100 million rows. I want to split that table to multiple similar table with 1 million rows in each table. What is ...
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SQL Server 2012 Replication Subsystem Increase Number of Working Threads

I am trying to create Transaction Replication (Push) between two servers, using a distribution database on a3rd server. Server 1 is SQL Server 2008, Server 2 is SQL Server 2012. The Distribution ...
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What are the best practises for locking down an SQL Server Instance Data/Log directories?

We have our own on SQL Server instance on a client's system. Other vendors also have instances on there. In order to prevent access to our data we are limiting the user access to our data using ...
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Altering table on SQL Server 2012 AON High Availability Databases [duplicate]

In a production site, the current configuration I am using is three SQL Server 2012 servers, with some databases configured with AON High Availability. I understand that between the AON High ...
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Restoring SQL Server database with CDC

I want to perform a database restore on SQL Server 2012 and copy the database to a different server. CDC is enabled on the original database. I have managed to copy the database along with the CDC ...
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Pre-production database replication solution

I would like to start by specifying I am no DBA and have basic understanding of advanced DB concepts. I am trying to find the optimal solution to replicate our production database to our ...
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Create failed for Availability Group 'AGN'

I tried creating availability group (AOH) many times but no luck , It got failed every time. Please help me on this case. I configured Windows cluster (Name as 'WINCLUSTER') with two nodes. They are ...
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Prevent gaps while using Identity/sequence object in sql server

I have a table and I am trying to insert values in it. I want to prevent gaps in the primary key column. For primary column I have tried using Identity / sequence objects. I know that this is ...
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How to get more information from dm_exec_query_stats

I am running SQL server 2012 on windows azure VM (windows server 2012) I suspected that some of my web appliactions are attacked via SQL injection, So far i could not trace the relevant text with my ...
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PowerShell Move-Item command made SQL and Windows entirely unresponsive [closed]

A LUN expansion completed overnight on our 15k FibreChannel VMAX SAN from 4 to 13 terabytes. This morning I attempted to move a 4.5 terabyte file from a temporary SATA LUN to the newly expanded LUN ...
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Identifying if spid on SQL Server is in rollback after low disk space

On a test box I wanted to get an idea of how long adding an identity field would take to a table with roughly a half billion rows. The process ran for about 10 hours and we noticed it was getting ...
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Detached database file permissions

I have a script that detaches databases for archival when they meet certain criteria. The script is executed by SSIS under the local Administrator account by the Ghost of DBA Past. Per design it (by ...
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How does SQL Server determine precision / scale?

I'm running SQL Server 2012 SELECT 0.15 * 30 / 360, 0.15 / 360 * 30 Results: 0.012500, 0.012480 This one is even mor confusing to me: DECLARE @N INT = 360 DECLARE @I ...
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How can “HierarchyID” type work when “CLR” is disabled?

The following statement sp_configure 'clr enabled' returns: name minimum maximum config_value run_value clr enabled 0 1 0 0 I assume this means there are no CLR ...
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Select complete next row based on the current row

Hi i have a complicated condition. I have a table lets say 'Test' ID Partner Type Amount 143854 CSTC Purchase -0.81 144029 CSTC Purchase -0.69 144030 CSTC Purchase ...
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Truncated 200GB table but disk space not released

I have only 2GB left, so I need to remove this history table. This table now is empty but the database disk space not released. And the database file is 320GB.
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SQL Server 2005 to 2012 Replication, cannot access replicated data

I have created publication (snapshot, small table with 10 rows) on MS SQL Server 2005. Then, I created push subscription on MS SQL Server 2012. When I try to select data form table, process takes ...
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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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Possible reasons for really long database recovery

This is cross-posted at SSC, but restore is now going on 6 hours. Hello, Overnight I ran restores with NORECOVERY for a 5tb database, along with several other 250GB - 1.3tb databases. I did that ...
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SMSS will start for one user, but not another?

We have a MS SQL Server 2012 and SMSS 2012 installed. The C:\ recently ran out of space due to a misconfiguration, and now we have 1 user who cannot start SMSS they receive the error: "Cannot find ...
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Is there any way to set stored procedure options like ANSI NULLs to true or false outside of creation?

I'd like to set ANSI NULLs and quoted identifier properties on a stored procedure after it has been created. Is this possible? For some context, I'm using Visual Studio Database Projects / SSDT, and ...
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Access not reading extended parameters

We have an ADP Access 2010 project, linked to a MS SQL 2012 server. I am trying to set up a table that has a combo box to select appropriate values, which are supplied by another table. A table ...
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Cannot connect with OLE DB

OLE DB connection... Can anyone suggest me on this. Authentication with windows security works in 2012-2005 "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False; ...
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sql server linked server does not consider indexes [closed]

We have a query with a join between two tables. The first is in the database and the second is in another listener, connected by a linked server. I am executing this query in SQL Management Studio ...
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Is tlog backup on replica clearing VLFs on the primary?

Is it true that a transaction log backup made on the secondary database is clearing the inactive VLFs on the tlog file on the primary database (in case of Availability Groups)? I was not able to find ...
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How to force SQL Serve *not* to maintain a log file

I have a situation that I need some advice to overcome. I have a SQL Server 2012 database that has been set to Simple recovery model. At times, my SQL Server transaction log file grows out of ...
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“Failure occured while attempting to connect to the Principle server” from CLR procedure

I have a Windows Service running under a domain account which calls a stored procedure which then calls a CLR stored procedure. Initially I had a problem where database ownership chaining wasn't ...
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How to obtain SQL feature list from the command line

Is there a command at the CLI or in PowerShell that will list the components installed for SQL? I'm looking for something like the Feature List you can get from running the discovery report from ...