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Importing CSV file using SQL Server Import and Export Wizard (SQL Server Express)

So I am having a heck of a time importing a CSV file. The ultimate goal is to create a repeatable process to import the file. The only way I've been able to import the file is in a roundabout way ...
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Only local administrators can connect remotely

I'm facing a problem that when I try to connect to the SQL Express instance from client to server. The Server logs an error: SSPI handshake failed with error code 0x8009030c, state 14 while ...
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Why are some of my migrated tables showing “The given key was not present in the dictionary” in WebMatrix's interface?

I'm having an issue while using the SQL Server Migration tool to convert Access accdbs into SQL Server 2014 Express. I am converting the tables using SQL Server Migration Tool and I have a connection ...
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Sync many client database to one central database

We have client application which can be installed on local machine where users can work offline and create projects in it. This application is already developed. Now we need to create Admin ...
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Requirement of SQL Server 2008

The software I am installing requires SQL Server 2008. I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Version. I am having problem in the setup and finally I am arriving on the conclusion that my SQL Express can ...
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command or query to ping SQL server

I have 2 windows 7 machines on a very high security domain one acting as a server, the other as a client. Each box has a SQL Server Express 2005 database and application "A", however I'm only using ...
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utf8mb4 in SQL Server Express

We have some web applications based on databases using utf8mb4 as character set and utf8mb4_Standard as collation. We saw that we can use any character we want with this setting. In SQL Server ...
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Combine multiple records into one, using name from only one record

I've got a query that returns a table of technicians and the number of work orders they've filled. The problem is that sometimes technicians get entered using their full name, and sometimes they get ...
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SQL Server agent option in SQL Server Express

I am using SQL Server 2008 Express. I don't have SQL Server Agent option in it. How can I enable it? I have searched on internet, but couldn't find anything. Do I need to install anything?
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express size

I have what I believe is SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installed on a production server. When I connect to it with SQL Server Management Studio it shows up as SQL Server 10.50.1600. If it is in fact SQL ...
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What connection string to use to connect to network server?

I have a database on my computer running on SQL Server Express 2014, and I'd like other computers connected to my network to be able to connect to it using a C# program I wrote. I've done the ...
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Why does my SQL Server Express (2014) connection break after restarting my computer?

For some reason when I install SQL Server Express (2014), it works fine for a while (usually a day or two), and then quits allowing me to sign in. I'm not just talking about remotely here, either. ...
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sql server express admin tool portable/web

Is there a way to manage sql server express db, remotly, without installing a software. As a portable apps or a web admin (like phpmyadmin)
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Can SQL Server replication be used for Point-of-Sale (POS)?

We are looking for a solution that will synchronize the databases of our POS. The scenario says we have 3 POS with SQL Server Express installed on each machine. We want these databases to be in-sync ...
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Is having SQL Server express database on client better than querying data on a remote server? [closed]

I'm planning to create a SQL Server Express database on each client machine that will sync with the remote server's data. What I'm trying to achieve is to have a faster processing and querying of data ...
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Selecting from an excel spreadsheet into SQL Server table

This question has been asked before but I tried giving full admin rights to the SQL Server user on C:\temp\ folder location (I am using Windows authentication into SQL Server Express). So for the ...
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Where is SQLCMD.EXE in SQL Server 2014 Express?

Using "SQLCMD.EXE" to back up my SQL Server Express databases for years I just discovered that after installing the 2014 version, I found no SQLCMD.EXE anymore. In previous versions it was located at ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express Database Backup Script [closed]

Just a quick one. I want to do a full weekly backup of my SQL Server 2012 Express database. I have created a SQL script and batch file to automatically do a full backup of my database each week and ...
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SQL Server 2005 Tools makes SQL Server 2008 Express install fail

When I tried installing SQL Server 2008 Express, the install failed due to this line. How can I circumvent this, or fix the issue?
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SQL Server Express Limitation

I would like to use Express instead of Standard. Does Express still have the annoying habit of going to sleep if left unused for a period of time?
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SQL Server Express 2014 Installation directory

I face recently a problem when starting SQL Server Management Studio. As it can't start, I uninstall it. When trying to install it again, I am asked to select the installation folder of SQL Server. ...
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Where's my missing Sql Server Express 2005 Database space? Size and space available dont add up to 4G?

I recently deleted some data from a table that was not needed and growing to too big a size with this query which provided to me by a support tech... declare @mdate datetime set ...
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Where's my missing Sql Server Express 2005 Database space? Size and space available dont add up to SQL express size 4G? [duplicate]

I recently deleted some data from a table that was not needed and growing to too big a size with this query which provided to me by a support tech... declare @mdate datetime set @mdate='04/04/2014' ...
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How to move folder of SQL Server LocalDB instances from the default location?

I get multiple errors with LocalDB (startup error, can't create DB from SQL Server Management Studio and also multiple issues when trying to restore a backup) and none of the fixes I found are helping ...
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SQL Server Express to SQL Server Standard upgrade?

The database size on our SQL Server Express database is around 10GB. I checked our database size and it said 38GB. Do I need to upgrade to SQL Server Standard edition? Is it expensive to upgrade? ...
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Howto use Windows Authentication with SQL Server 2008 Express on a workgroup network?

I have two computers running SQL Server 2008 Express: c01 and c02, I setup both for remote connection using windows authentication. Worked fine for c02 but not for c01. This is the error message I'm ...
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SQL Server Express: difference between connecting to localhost and localhost\sqlexpress

I am new to SQL Server and am following some tutorials. I have not yet created any databases. In SQL Server 2012 Management Studio I click on "connect" -> "Database Engine". I noticed that, using the ...
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Error after removing sql server 2008 R2 Express edition and instaling Entreprise edition: Unable to connect to MyHost\MSSQLSERVER

So I'm having this issue after installing MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition, I'm getting this message error: Unable to connect to WIN7 \ MSSQLSERVER A network-related error or ...
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Unable to view SQL Server services

Whenever I enter SQL Server Configuration Manager and choose SQL Server Services I would always get the following error message: "The remote Procedure call failed. [0x800706be]" everything else works ...
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Mirroring Database tables and views on SQL Server Express

I need some idea on how to mirror all table and views in my development server to my demo server. Both servers are running SQL Server Express. I have tried it manually but it's very time consuming. ...
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SQL Server Express Freezes for a couple minutes

I have SQL Server Express on an AWS micro instance. These instances have only 615MB of RAM. For the most part it performs fine. My application can make up to about 15 db connections. However, every ...
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How to store lots of small text in a SQL Server database?

I have a table with a varchar(max) column that stores text ~4-10KB in size. Data is just being added - never modified, it is a log. My problem is that a table grows too large in size - I would like to ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express single CPU core usage and need of upgrade to SQL Server 2014 Express

In our office we are using SQL Server 2008R2 Express which is installed in Windows server 2012. The SQL Server database is accessed by more than 60 users in network simultaneously. In recent days we ...
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How to attach an .mdf file that was not properly detached?

One of our clients had a SQL Server 2000 database, on a system which is no longer running. They have no idea what was in the database. They have given me the .mdf and .ldf files, and want us to ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade (Express to Standard) fails. No “Select Instance”

Hello there, i got stuck in the progress of upgrading 3 systems from SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition --> SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Problem: The Option "Select Instance" in the ...
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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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SQL Server Express 2008: Can I store database files (.mdf, .ldf) in directory other than the default DATA directory?

I have a SQL Server Express 2008 instance of which I am attaching databases from development systems quite often. Typically I transfer the .MDF and .LDF files to the instance's DATA folder and ...
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Should I consolidate my SQL instances? [closed]

I'm trying to find an answer to this one with not much luck. I have an MS DB server with our main databases on it. Over time, someone has installed SharePoint and Microsoft Online (365) services ...
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How to check if I am hitting the Express Edition size limit?

I am confused. AFAIK SQL Server 2005 Express has a limit of 4GB database data size. However I have the following results from sp_spaceused: How can I check if my DB is hitting the size limit? Is ...
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Could I realistically use SQL Server Express as a distributor database for transactional replication?

We have a group of users within my company that are running reports directly against our production database. It has gotten to the point where they are hammering it enough to cause performance issues ...
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Why clustered index scan?

I just started to learn to optimize my queries and to analyze their query plans. I thought this query would generate nonclustered index seek + key lookup. SELECT ct.* FROM Person.ContactType AS ct ...
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Why can't I view the SQL Server database created by a web application?

I have an ASP.NET MVC web application deployed to IIS on a Windows Server 2012 machine. When the application first starts, it will create the database and tables it needs if necessary through Entity ...
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Table not dropped correctly in SQL Server Express 2008

I've dropped a table but it is still listed in sys.tables. What's more confusing is that I can create the table again as one user, but if I log in as another user with the same permissions, I can't (I ...
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How to automatically execute a stored procedure every day at a particular time?

Can you please help me how to execute a stored procedure automatically in SQL database without any transaction in SQL? I want to execute on particular fix time.
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“an agent job has not been created for this subscription”

I have set up merge replication with a publisher on my SQL Server 2008 R2 box with the distributor on this box too; in Express I have created a subscriber but the subscriber won't run because of the ...
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Extract data to another computer

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Express edition, and I want to export the data in that database to another computer so I can import it again in that computer. How please? What I have tried Right-click ...
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How can I use Query notification and what are the requirement? [duplicate]

I want to use Query notification in my app to get the notification from database for updated data, so that app will fire the query to get updated data instead of monitoring the database for every 5 ...
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Security Concerns of SQL Server Express for Web e-Voting web application

I am building a database driven web application. The web application is basically an E-Voting website, where users can register and vote on things that concern their community ... etc. The database ...
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SQL Server taking a lot of memory

I have SQL Server Express on my VPS(2GB RAM) with a database size of 1.5 GB that I expect will increase to 15 GB. I have noticed that SQL Server is using 1.5 GB RAM even when only small queries has ...