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 Failover Cluster Instance compatible with VMware HA?

Imaginary Setup: Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance on virtual machine in an ESX-Cluster. Question: In case of a hardware failure, what will happen with both high availability ...
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Dumping stored procedure result to a text file programmatically

How can I save stored procedure execution result to a text file? I need to do this from SQL script (not Management Studio nor external utility) and I need to preserve correct characters encoding ...
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Monitor Database Memory usage SQL Server

In our PROD environment, there are two servers on which we have system critical database. The management requirement is to monitor these databases for high memory usage or access or long running ...
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How best to maintain SQL log file sizes

I'm somewhat of a new DBA and I'm managing a SQL Server 2012 instance that has a fair amount of activity. I'm running in Full Recovery mode because we need point in time recovery. Right now, I'm ...
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How to force drop database in SQL Server 2008

I'm trying to force drop a database, but after dropping the database, when I try to recreate the database, I'm getting the error cannot create file C:\Program Files.....[databasename].mdf because ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard Cluster in a Box

We currently have a Microsoft SQL DB “cluster in a box” with two physical servers and a SAN. This is done with just Hyper-V and SQL Standard installed on the physical servers while having one ...
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SQL SERVER - Split Address Line [on hold]

I have a field that contains an address line that is like this Dr Robert Ruberry, West End Medical Practice, 38 Russell Street, South Brisbane 4101 I want to be able to select or create a view for ...
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Script works but Im not sure this is the best format

I have a survey table which contains mostly integer. I want to make it readable for end user so I use select statement as below: SELECT CASE s.Country WHEN 1 THEN 'One' WHEN 2 THEN 'Two' ...
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Improve delete speed for SQL Server

We have huge production database, its size is around 300GB. Is there any approach to improve performance of a delete query? Right now deletion speed is between 1-10k per minute, it is very slow for ...
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Hard and Fast rule for include columns in index

Is there any hard and fast rule to decide what columns and in which order it should be put in Included in non clustered index. I was just reading this post Why use the INCLUDE clause when creating an ...
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Using Like with variables?

I have an odd situation where I have a column called (TransmittalNumber) with datatype of VarChar (75) in a table named (Transmittal Sheet). I want to query this table to find the transmittal numbers ...
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How to store a version sequence per product

I need to create a table like the following one: +----+---------+---------+ | Id | Product | Version | +----+---------+---------+ | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 1 | 2 | | 3 | 2 ...
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Missing DB on linked server

So there is a linked server. However, I am not currently able to view all databases associated with that linked server from within SSMS after expanding the catalog dropdown. It is my understanding ...
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Understanding & Resolving Deadlock in SQL server 2008R2

I am trying hard to figure out what may be going wrong for below shown deadlock graph: I am receiving alerts for deadlocks similar to above for almost every 10 minutes , its just the query changes, ...
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Viewing execution plans for queries with parameters

I have a sample query generated by an application (Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in this case) which is ineffective performance-wise (cross joins, order by etc.) I would like to display its execution ...
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Importing a Foxpro Database

I have a Fox Pro database (one DBC and a bunch of DBF files) that I want to import into SQL via the Import and Export wizard. I downloaded the FoxPro ODBC driver. I managed to get to the screen that ...
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Permissions required to alter a database file

Totally at the beginning in administering a database. Using EMS SQL Manager ... latest version. How do I over come below ALTER DATABASE joneslocker2 MODIFY FILE ( NAME = joneslocker2, ...
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Error 3201 Operating system error 5(Access is denied.) Creating backup on network drive

Msg 3201, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Cannot open backup device '\\nst-shantanug\c$\Dummy Db Backup\dummydb.bak'. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.). Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 ...
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sp_send_dbmail causes session to hang

We had an issue in production (2008R2 SP3) yesterday, where a developer was running a piece of code in SSMS that was executing sp_send_dbmail inside a transaction, and including an attachment from a ...
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Incremental (not differential) backup of SQL Server 2008 R2

Is it possible (out of the box or free software) to make an INCREMENTAL backup of SQL Server 2008. My problem is, the full backup and differential backup, backs up my 30gig database to 1 file. So ...
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Is Primary Key Non Clustered recommended?

I am designing a database table. Columns are RouteId ,Origin , Destination. RouteId is a string, it is always unique but length will be more than 60 characters. Since RouteId is unique, I am ...
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Difference between “Table-Incremental” and “Table-Update” for “Population Type” when scheduling Full Text Index Population

I want to schedule a Full Text Index's population to keep it more up to date rather than leaving it to Automatic and not knowing the next population time as the users are complaining about the data ...
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Estimation of creating index in SQL Server

We create new index on our production database, with a few fields, our database size is around 300GB and it works for one hour and do not finished yet. How can you estimate this operation? If we ...
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Find all tables that are related to a view recursively sql server

I have a view-A that is comprised of other views (View-B View-C) and I would like to list all the tables that used by View-A (which would include the tables used in View-B and View-C). When I use ...
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Database with FILESTREAM enabled gives Error 3056 during backup

I have a SQL 2014 database enabled for FILESTREAM and I am getting errors 3056 during backup. The message is DESCRIPTION: The backup operation has detected an unexpected file in a FILESTREAM ...
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Machine account causing a Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error

As the error suggests the SQL log is filling with the error: Login failed for user 'xxx\xxx$'. Reason: Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error. Check for previous ...
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SQL Server recreating plans each day

We have this problem in our production environment. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) - 10.50.2500.0 (X64) - Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1). SQL Server ...
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Where to look for Agent history in Replication?

In SQL server 2008R2 replication configuration, "agent history cleanup distribution" job by default runs every 10 minutes and deletes any historical data older the 48hrs. If I increase the retention ...
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TCP Provider: The semaphore timeout period has expired [on hold]

In Sql Server2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008R2, when I start Replication I have this error: TCP Provider: The semaphore timeout period has expired Please help me to solve it... Thanks!
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Creating a global temp table in a SQL Agent job

I want to create a global temp table in a SQL Server Agent Job. Here is the code: CREATE TABLE ##TestEmployee(Id int, EmployeeName nvarchar(50)) When I execute in SSMS, all is well. I then put ...
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Data Mock up for my table

I want to mock up data for a table. So I need to generate a million sample records for the table? Table structure is like this: CREATE TABLE Employees( EmployeeID int NOT NULL, FirstName ...
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Do I need a database license for my application? [on hold]

I am developing an application for cemetery management. It is my first "big" project, so I'm not familiar with the "corporative" side of this. First, some info about the app: Has 3 local database ...
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Query runs slow in test site on first execution. Why?

I found this query by watching a test site with sql profiler for anything taking over 10 seconds. I plopped the code right out of sql profiler and into sql studio, where it was able to execute ...
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sql server 2014 unable to connect with Microsoft account or sa

I am running sql standard 2008 r2 on my box. and its been working great. I just installed sql server 2014 on my machine as a second instance. The service is running fine, but when I try to log into ...
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What is the different between resource pools and workload groups in sql server?

In SQL server one can use resource pools and workload groups, what is the difference between them? Why should I use one over the other?
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Trigger Logic (from SQL 6.5 )

I have a database that was originally implemented in SQL 6.5 and has been migrated to SQL2000, SQL2005 and now SQL2008R2 (Compatibility Mode = 10). Through the migration many new tables, functions, ...
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Is there a way to calculate yesterday / today of last month / year in SQL?

Is there a way to calculate today (and yesterday) of last month (and last year) in SQL? Assuming today is 26-May-2015 then how to find? Today of last year i.e. 26-May-2014? Today of last month i.e. ...
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Replication Configuration

I had a SQL Server 2008 Express edition as a Default instance and I am having SQL Server 2012 Evolution and SQL Server 2014 Evolution are my named instances. When I was trying to configure ...
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SQL server running on a virtual machine times out on one physical server but not another [on hold]

I am running a Microsoft SQL server batch processing job on a virtual machine that is running on a physical server. We run these jobs often, however, one day the batches we run started timing out. We ...
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how to select top ID from join operation and staging tables

I have this inner join from staging and operations table jobsCode I want to select the top surrogate key ID and get the Start_Date from this join my problem is my Query rerunning 2 records original ...
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Copy a large data from sql query result

In my sql server 2008, after running the query the data return is very huge say in millions. I tried copying but it gives an exception sql memory error. Can you let us know how can i copy the entire ...
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Error message when importing data into SQL (Import & Export Data Wizard)

I am trying to use the Import & Export Data Wizard to import the contents of a CSV file into a table in MSSQL. I have no issues if I import all columns as strings however, I need one column to be ...
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How to monitor history of logins to database if login auditing is not enabled?

I have a number of databases on multiple servers that don't seem to be used any longer. Can't find their owners, there are no processes linked to them, nothing got written to the tables for a few ...
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Should I delete disabled windows Active Directory accounts from SQL 2008?

Is there a risk of not deleting unused Windows logins that have been disabled in AD or is it simply a housekeeping issue? e.g. Windows authentication is used to provide database access. A user leaves ...
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How to use HTTP Connection Manager in Script Component? (Not Script Task)

I'm trying to perform the same scenario as in the following link; Create a SSIS Script Component as a Data Source that uses a pre-existing HTTP Connection Manager to retreive a page with GET and emit ...
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SQL 2012 Standard Edition (on Azure VM) + Bitlocker. Good or Bad idea?

I will start this question with a few statements to negate any "Why" questions that are going to be asked. The Head of IT wants the data encrypted. Our profession is such that encrypted data is ...
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Slow Performance caused by Correlated Sub-queries & Clustered Index Seek

I'm running a query in which one of the tables (FIELDDATA) has nearly 400,000 records which is taking more than 2 minutes to execute. I ran the execution plan, and noticed that the clustered seek ...
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Prevent Inserts without Column List

We have a database running on SQL 2008 R2, in 2000 Compatibility mode. Is there a way to configure the database so that implicit insert statements (i.e. those without a column list) are invalid? I ...
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SQL Server 2012 copy database failed

I want to make a copy of database in the same SqlServer . so, When i using the Copy Database Wizard, it throw error: ( I did this steps with a test DB and it works fine !!!!) config: sa user ...
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SQL server 2008 [on hold]

I am having a problem that I can't figure out. I have one live server and one test server. The (Live) and (Test) are very similar, but there are a lot of differences because of testing reasons. But ...