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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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 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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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 ...
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Sql Server 2008r2 Replication Snapshot Agent Hang

I am setting up a new merge publication, but I can not get the snapshot agent to run successfully. In fact, I can not run any snapshot agents for any of the other publications on this server now. ...
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Index fragementation ? is it unavoidable

This is follow up question to @martin smith excellent answer http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1251636/what-do-clustered-and-non-clustered-index-actually-mean After that i have watched MCM video of ...
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SQL Server not starting at Windows startup but starts manually

My SQL Server instance's (SQL Server 2008 R2 Express) service has Startup Type = Automatic. The past couple of times I've restarted my computer the service has failed to start on its own, but it ...
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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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SQL Server Mirroring (with Witness) and Client Timeouts

Can you explain what happens in this situation. Imagine I have a Sql Server Mirroring set-up with 2 databases and 1 witness. Database clients have in their ConnectionStrings the Principal= and ...
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JDBC local MSSQL Server connection string

I have installed open source database management tool "dbeaver" and want to use it instead of Sql Server Management Studio. But there is a problem. I searched from the internet but somehow I could not ...
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SQL Server connection failed for domain user from Mac OS machine

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. I am using connection string to connect to SQL Server. In connection string I am passing the driver path, server name, TCP port number, user name with which I want to ...
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Merge Replication identity field issues

One of our clients is using our software with merge replication of a database on a SQL Server 2008 R2 machine. There are two production environments in separate geographical locations only one of ...
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Cross Apply without a function

I would like to run a query very similar to this on one of my production databases: -- Setup the table (Already there in my real scenario) create table dbo.MyTable(MyValue int, MyGroup varchar(5)) ...
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Primary Key choice on table with unique identifier

I'm reconsidering my choice of Primary Key on a table, and would like some input. Some context: We are building a REST API, where clients access "Assets" identified by a GUID. So, the table for ...
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sys.sp_reset_connection. Why theres a lot of them ?

Theres a lot of questions here on DBA EXCHANGE. But none of them can help me. I have 2 problems: 1) Using sp_whoisactive, I found lots of sys.sp_reset_connection;1( I know they are ...
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Can we create indexes on views in SQL Server? [on hold]

Can we create Indexes on a view in SQL Server 2008? I have heard about indexed view, which can give performance improvement, but the problem is data refresh on those views: Can it be auto updated, ...
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Why does MS SQL Server return a result for empty string check when Unicode string is not empty

select * from (select N'ግዜ ' as t) as t2 where t= '' the string 'ግዜ ' matches the above check, why is this?
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DBA vs DB Engineer vs DB Programmer [on hold]

What are the specific differences between a Database Administrator, Database Engineer, and a Database Programmer. I'm trying to determine which title is truly most fitting for my day to day duties, ...
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Certification Test 70-461 [on hold]

I am a student at University of Houston-Downtown and looking to take the Database Administrator certification test sometime in October. I am hoping that someone has been recently been certified or ...
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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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Merge row size overflow in SQL Server

The target table to which I'm trying to merge the data has ~900 columns. The code for the merge: MERGE TBL_BM_HSD_SUBJECT_AN_1 AS targetTable USING ( SELECT * FROM ...
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Excel connecting to SQL Server Database and editing tables [on hold]

I would need to connect from within Excel to a SQl Server table and to be able to edit and update the table rows using that excel. Is there a simple way of doing this without having to write ...
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SQL Server Table Backup

A friend of mine has run into this problem on SQL Server 2008, please suggest a solution: He came to know that auto backup scheduled on server were not taking place since last couple of days, when he ...
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Split database to fit on SSDs

I have a database that's about 3TB in size and want to upgrade to SSDs. The SSDs I found that are reasonably priced are only 512GB so I'll need to purchase multiple drives. What are some ways to ...
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When Should You Shrink Your Database

I have read conflicting articles about shrinking a databases. Basically, our database grew 100% overnight from 150 gigs to 300 gigs b/c I believe it was with staging tables I put in. However, all the ...
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How do I transfer logins from 2008R2 to 2014 with passwords?

I've tried Tasks>Generate Scripts... and set 'Script Logins' in the Advanced Scripting Options, but I get this in the output: /* For security reasons the login is created disabled and with a random ...
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How to archive a whole database?

I have a database that is not going to be used anymore but that needs to be kept around for a long time. I'd like to remove it from the production system. My goal is to save storage space when ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 - how to install replication components

I am trying to install the Replication components for SQL Server 2008R2, on technet website it says: On the computer that is running IIS, insert the SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, or SQL ...
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Security for Oracle linked server from SQL Server

I'm trying to make the linked server from SQL Server 2005 to Oracle more secure by not having user/pass on "Be made using this security context:" fields so only a specific user can access the data ...
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Database design for a table with both bulk insert and single row insert

I have to design a table where records will be inserted in two ways. Bulk insert from a batch process from a delimited text file between 2 - 3 million rows in a short burst. Later the same records ...
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Uninstalling MS sql server 2012 issues

I'm trying to uninstall ms sql server 2012. But when I click Microsoft SQL Server 2012(64 bit) and choose remove option it shows like this. Then how can I remove the MS SQL Server 2012? Please help. ...
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SQL Server - linked Oracle server: EXECUTE permission denied on 'xp_prop_oledb_provider'

Inside of our SQL Server, we have created a linked server to an Oracle server. We ave mapped several users to the Oracle server and specified the credentials. On the Linked Server 'Security' ...
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copying data from a SQL server-table to a SQLCE-table

I want to copy some data from a MSSQL table to a SQLCE table in database.net. I used the following query, connected to the MSSQL db; update [SQLCE-table] ([column]) SET (column) FROM [MSSQL] I keep ...
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Twice job results in sql server, last one is left in progress

I have the job MP - Create CSV which execute a package SSIS in sql server 2008, when I check for the job history I see the result at step 0, I expand and I have 2 results for the step 1. Fist result ...
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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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Which Log should I start backups with?

We have log backups running every 15 minutes and nightly fulls/diffs (fulls are once a week per DB, but they are spread across the whole week for load balancing). Lets say for a particular DB I have a ...
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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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Performance impact of IF @@TRANCOUNT > 0 COMMIT TRAN

I'm dealing with some performance issues on SQL Server 2012. The client application indicates that the SQL time to load a page is over 2.5 seconds with a total loading time of more than 3 seconds. For ...
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TCP Provider: The semaphore timeout period has expired

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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SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012 Install

I'm trying to upgrade one of my SQL servers from 2008R2 to 2012 and I'm getting an error popup within a couple of seconds from starting the setup The Error is TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure. ...
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mssql restore dabase is terminating abnormally

when i'm trying to restore databse.i'm getting this error in mssql : Msg 3287, Level 16, State 1, Line 16 The file ID 1 on device ...
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SQL Script to Drop old AD logins, Inactive SQL Logins and all related Users

Related Question: SQL Server script to delete accounts no longer in Active Directory Whilst the above question points out the rather handy sp_validatelogins procedure, i'd like to extend this ...
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SQL Server: Importing snapshot of tables from linked server

I need to import 2 tables from a linked SQL server. So far, the following code has been successful: SELECT * INTO MyTable1 FROM MyLinkedServer.MyDb.dbo.MyTable1; SELECT * INTO MyTable2 FROM ...
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Symmetric difference operation in Transact-SQL?

I have always known about the UNION operator in SQL, but only recently discovered that there were other set operators, INTERSECT and EXCEPT. I haven't been able to find an operator that does the ...
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Several Foreign Key and Cascade Delete SQL Server

In SQL Server 2014, I'm trying to add CASCADE DELETING (I want to set field to null actually, but is the same ) on 3 FK. If I add a Cascade Delete in one relationship, it works fine. If I add more ...
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Do valid to/from columns on a fact table make sense?

I recently came across "valid from" and "valid to" columns on a fact table. Obviously this is common for dimensions but I've not seen them on fact tables before and can't find any info suggesting ...