Microsoft's SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. It originated from the Sybase SQL Server codebase, which is why both products use the extension of SQL called Transact-SQL (T-SQL).

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SQL SERVER – Find Most Expensive Queries

I am running the following script to find most expensive queries. However I want to narrow it down to only queries ran on Saturday 18th October 2014 Is there any way to do this? SELECT TOP 50 ...
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ASSIGN value for cmd in sysprocesses? What does it mean?

We're seeing some strange blocking behaviour in a production (SQL Server 2008 R2) system that we're investigating, and it seems to have one consistent and novel element: in the sysprocesses table, the ...
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Why does a UNIQUE constraint allow only one NULL?

Technically, NULL = NULL is False, by that logic no NULL is equal to any NULL and all NULLs are distinct. Shouldnt this imply that all NULLs are unique and a unique index should allow any number of ...
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Applying normalization to a relational Database (Access & SQL Server)

This question is pretty specific but I hope it can get answered on here. There is a wide range of information about normalization but I feel what I have read so far isn't as effective as just stating ...
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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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Separate data from 1 column into multiple columns

Below is sample data and expected results: Table1: salesprice ItemNo Variant SalesCode UnitPrice A 1 SRP 100 A 2 SRP 200 ...
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Strange query results for DELETE with ROW_NUMBER

In the following DELETE statement I try to delete all rows except the first one ordered by some criteria. (The actual query makes more sense, this is just a repro. All the sys.objects stuff is just ...
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Updating a big replicated Dimension (SQL Server PDW)

We use a SQL Server PDW appliance for our data warehouse. One of the tables in our warehouse is a replicated table with about 20 million rows. As part of our ETL process we need to expire old records ...
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Additional space required for INDEX REORGANIZE

MSDN states: ALTER INDEX REORGANIZE; however, log space is required. The database recovery mode is Simple, does that implies the log space is actually NOT required ?.
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Roomwise track of beds sql server table design [on hold]

Well I am bit confused. I am a new student of SQL database. Today, I conceived of a system to track accommodation status in my hostel. I do not know how to plan the database field and constraints - ...
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Is it possible to convert existing users from SQL Server authentication to Windows (AD) authentication? (SQL Server 2008 R2)

We have just undergone a bare-metal restore of an SBS 2003 server running our SQL database and are in the final stages of configuration before going live again. Previously, we had 20 users accessing ...
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Connection to local SQL Server 2012 can be established from SSMS 2008 but not from SSMS 2012

I have two local SQL Server instances running on my local machine. The first is SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (named MSSQLSERVER) and the 2nd is SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Edition. ...
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SQL-Server 2012: Same query takes different Query Plans - but why?

Recently we had an issue with a query, which reached a timeout when executed the call through our web application. Using a monitoring tool I found the "bad query" and took it. I run it directly on the ...
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SQL Server Replication (Login failed for user 'NT Service\SQLAgent$SQL2014')

I'm trying to setup a replication on my local computer. I setup the distributor, the publisher and the subscriber. When I launch replication monitor on the publisher instance it returns the ...
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SQL Server 2005 Replication

I am in the process of creating Replication between 2 Remote Servers, server 1 is the Distributor and Publisher and server 2 is the Subscription. server 1 windows 2003 server 192.168.10.1 connected ...
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How many LEFT JOINS make a VIEW unusable?

I have a view which involves LEFT JOINS on 20+ tables to a base table but when querying this view and looking at the execution plans I am getting something totally unexpected. For example, with the ...
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SQL database rejoined to new SQL Server 2008 R2. Users are still unable to connect

The below error appears when our users attempt to connect to our database following a complete rebuild of our SQL server and restore of the MDL file: We have created user accounts on the new SQL ...
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How does SQL Server handle logins when the user is a part of multiple groups with various privileges?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how SQL Server decides to grant certain rights based on a users login privileges. If a user is part of a group "READ ONLY" which has access to DB1, but they are also ...
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How to set a restart on a TSQL Job?

I currently have an important TSQL job that hangs probably once a week. It moves data from one database to another. It is on a schedule running every 5 minutes indefinitely throughout the day. ...
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Auditing the View Server State permissions on Server

We noticed that one of our servers has permissions granted to "all" users for "view server state". I am wondering if there is a way to audit the DMV's used by the user(s) on a regular basis as this ...
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Check entry based on entry in another column

Still fairly new to databases and SQL, so bear with me. I'm trying to check whether or not data can be inserted depending on data in another column, create table Table1 (PaymentType varchar(5) ...
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Namespacing database names on my server in order to test multiple different SSIS packages

An SSIS package that I'm building has two OLE DB connections, to databases named "core" and "staging". I created test versions of these two databases on my local SQL Server installation. I named them ...
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Bidireccional synchronization between a local Sql Server 2005 database and a SQL Azure database using Sql Data Sync

I need to synchronize an Sql Server 2005 database in an SQL Azure database. In other posts I've read that I can do this using Sql Data Sync but I don't know if SQL Data Sync can make the ...
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How to get SQLCMD to output errors and warnings only?

How can you get SQLCMD, when executing a SQL script file, to just output any errors or warnings it encounters? I essentially dont want information based messages to be output.
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SQL server query is slow *without* including execution plan

I have just set up fresh installation of SQL Server 2012 on a new server and I'm experiencing very strange performance problems. Long story short, for some reason not including execution plan makes my ...
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Print the execution time on messages Pane?

How I can print the execution time of each query on messages Pane? For example the Select * from tbl1 runs for 10 mins then Select * from tbl2 runs for 15mins and so on.. Select * from tbl1 Go Select ...
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SSRS ReportServer_XXX.log is giving incorrect CPU count

I am currently investigating an issue wherein sometimes the SSRS just suddenly stops accepting requests until we do an IISRESET command. This happens after we added an additional processor on the ...
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SQL Server 2008 - How to schedule a copy of view to another database?

I am a Sharepoint admin and need to copy the log data in database to another temp database for analysis. The data is stored in a view ([WSS_Logging].[dbo].[RequestUsage]). There is a column [LogTime] ...
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Is it good practice to keep 2 related tables (using auto_increment PK) to have the same Max of auto_increment ID when table1 got modified?

This question is about good design practice in database. Let see this example, we have 2 interrelated tables: Table1 textID - text 1 - love.. 2 - men... ... Table2 rID - textID 1 - 1 2 ...
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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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general memory requirements for sql server 2008 r2

I'm not experienced with DBA work, but I'm trying to make a case for requesting additional resources for our sql server and was hoping I could get some smart folks to provide a rough rough estimate of ...
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Clustered Columnstore indexes in SQL Serer 2014 for data warehousing

I am performance tuning a DWH using indexes. I Am fairly new to SQL Server 2014. MS describes the following: "We view the clustered columnstore index as the standard for storing large data ...
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Optimising a query of an SSRS dataset

Consider the query given below: SELECT * FROM ((SELECT c.cust_id , c.username , REPLACE(qs.seg_type_ref_key_02, 'N/A', 'Non Vip') casino_group, ...
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Cannot execute as the server principal

I'm trying to set up a stored procedure to execute an SSIS package. I want to allow a user to execute only this stored procedure, so I need it to run as a different user. I found this article which ...
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Help with SQL Server Error “ad Hoc access to OLE DB Provider 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0'”

So we have an interesting issue where users are receiving the following error when attempting to query a view in SQL Server 2008 R2: Msg 7415, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Ad hoc access to OLE DB ...
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How to increase sql server performance? denormalization (making cascade delete off) vs making duplicate data

I have a database with following related table ( sql server enterptise edtion 2014) each state have many citites which each city has may municpalArea and so on State => Cities = > ...
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SQL Server 2012 Install error “The instance selected for installation is already installed and clustered on computer…”

I am trying to setup a new environment for SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn. I inadvertently used some SQL Server 2008 config files initially to do the installs but ran into too many problems. I un-installed ...
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Set permissions on a view

I'm creating a view on a SQL Server 2005 database via SQL Server Management Studio 2008, the view reads from two tables. The view is accessed from a web application and I want users to be able to ...
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How to generate replication snapshot without locking tables

When I reinitialize subscription and generate new snapshot it locks all tables and makes the database unusable for a very long time (never waited it out). Is there anyway to do this without locking?
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Creating an SSIS package that uses a stored procedure

We're trying to make an SSIS package where it'll launch a stored procedure and capture the contents in a flat file. This will have to run every night, and the new file should overwrite the existing ...
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What backup/restore strategy can I use for the following scenario

We have two databases on a server which are being synced using back up and restore on a scheduled basis. Now, we would like to exclude a few tables getting affected by the back up and restore process. ...
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Can scheduled and continous replication configurations exist side-by-side on the same master/slave servers?

Environment We have a core sql server cluster. This cluster contains some databases that get replicated to a load-balanced sql cluster of currently 3 servers. These databases are replicated each 12 ...
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SQL Server 2008 and constant expressions

If I have the following scenario, would Replace be evaluated a single time? DECLARE @text nvarchar(32) = 'This is a test field' SELECT textField FROM Table WHERE Id = @idICareAbout AND textField = ...
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database roles name convention [on hold]

i want to ask if there is any name convention for sql server database roles, what is best practise or what i should follow. We have databases and a lot of people and i want to suggest some rules. ...
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How to allow connections to SQL Server with 2 differents ip

I have a small issue here: I have a SQL Server instance 2012 (let's call it INSTANCE) on a cluster. I also have 2 network interfaces for this instance: SQLINSTANCE.my.metwork ...
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Log shipping option not showing

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. I am trying to implement log shipping, but the log shipping option is not showing in the database properties window. The database recovery option is ...
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How to restore SQL Server 2008 R2 database to newly installed SQL Server 2008 R2 instance?

Our SQL database server recently suffered a serious OS failure and had to be reinstalled from scratch. We are now attempting to associate the restored database and transaction log files into the new ...
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Why can't modern databases have unlimited columns [on hold]

I am just curious as to why big open source and commercial RDBMSs can't, don't or won't implement unlimited columns per table? Is there a technical or business reason why this can't be done. MongoDB ...
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Problems during installation with Database Engine Service

Overall summary: Final result: Failed: see details below Exit code (Decimal): -2061893606 Start time: 2014-07-04 13:40:51 End time: ...
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Is it possible to trace the password the application is attempting to use to connect?

I have an application attempting to connect to SQL Server. The application connects using a SQL Server account. The password for this account was accidentally changed. Now the application is ...