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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OLE DB Sybase Connection Failing

I have a connection to a Sybase database which we stage in a SQL Server 2008R2 database. I can connect the the database and the connection tests out fine. I am using an OLE DB source with a Sybase ...
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SQL-08S01 error in FreeTDS/Azure when executing stored proc for a few minutes from Linux (but not from Windows)

I get this error on Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS) when executing a stored proc from Perl/DBI/ODBC/FreeTDS to SQL Azure: [unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Read from the server failed (SQL-08S01) I don't ...
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SQL Server AlwaysOn log_send_rate

On all our AlwaysOn setups, running Windows 2012 and SQL Server 2012 in virtual machines and on bare-metal, I find that the log_send_rate in sys.dm_hadr_database_replica_states is consistently ...
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How do I determine if a SSIS transform is non-blocking, partially blocking, or fully blocking?

There are several blogs which claim to categorize SSIS Transforms into blocking (asynchronous), non-blocking(synchronous) and partially blocking(asynchronous). When looking into the specific ...
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ERWIN create and use database

Im trying to generate physical database from my logical model using ERWIN 7. All is well in the script that is generated automatically, there is only the problem that the model is created in the ...
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Can a High number of Worktables/sec and/or workfiles/sec lead to tempdb Contention?

We have a large number of very heavily used OLTP systems. One of our biggest issues right now is tempdb contention. I understand how creating many temp tables and table variables (which our developers ...
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CROSS APPLY giving 'incorrect syntax' error on one SQL Server 2008 R2 database, with compat level = 100?

I'm copying a stored procedure from a test database to a production one. Both are on SQL 2008 R2 servers, but test has SP 2 installed and prod is still RTM. The same CREATE PROCEDURE code will run ...
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sql server spatial index performance

I have a table with around 2 million records in it. I created a spatial index, using the defaults other than the bounding box. I've been noticing that some queries are extremely fast, and some are ...
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SQL Server 2012 STIntersects

I have one table, T_PIN, with 300,000 pins and another, T_POLYGON, with 36,000 polygons. T_PIN has this index : CREATE SPATIAL INDEX [T_PIN_COORD] ON [dbo].[T_PIN] ( [Coord] )USING GEOGRAPHY_GRID ...
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SQL Server 2012 Resource Governor and memory used by CLR

In SQL 2012 memory used by CLR is now part of what is controlled by "MAX Server Memory" a) Does Resource Governor in SQL 2012 Enterprise (MAX_MEMORY_PERCENT for resource pool) governs CLR memory? ...
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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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Mathematical method for spotting irregularity in numbers flow

I am trying to build an engine which is going to predict orders for items inside shop. Three main variables are: Time-dates (x-axe etc 1.1.2013,1.2.2013 etc I do calculation one per day) Available ...
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How can I search values, considering occurences, on more than one term in SQL Server CE?

I have a rather complex SQL query, that I actually received help from this SE site to come up with parts of. This query is designed to take a search term and search all relevant values in a database ...
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How to properly troubleshoot Merge Replication False Conflicts

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 Merge Replication setup. Lately I started getting conflicts for some tables, and when I check the conflict viewer, I can see that the winner & the loser column values ...
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Severity 016 Backup virtual device fail

My backup on one of my servers is failing once a week. This is the alert I'm getting: DESCRIPTION: BackupVirtualDeviceFile::PrepareToFreeze: failure on backup device ...
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custom population of full text index

Is there any way to populate a full text search index without storing the backing information in the database? I don't mean using remote-blob-storage or FILESTREAM types. The backing information is a ...
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merge replication too big

I have multiple handhelds which sync their data via merge replication. from time to time, new core data is imported on the server-database. for some reasons I keep the old data in the databse and set ...
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Preferred Methods Of Indexing MS SQL Server Audit Data To Splunk

What is your preferred method for indexing MS SQL Server for Splunk? I am collecting audit data in various environments by various means (profiler, app logs, and extended events) but I hope to ...
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Date dimension changes between Test and Production Server

I have a cube deployed into a Test environment and Production environment. I've noticed something strange happen with the date dimension. When deployed into our test environment, the Date Key comes ...
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SSIS Recordset Destination error

I have an SSIS package targeted at SQL Server 2012. I have it deployed into the Stored Packages in Integration Services and then have a SQL Server Agent job which executes it. The first part of the ...
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Conflict handling, SQL Server 2008 R2 Peer to Peer

I have a Peer to Peer replication topology set up between two SQL Server 2008 R2 servers. I was doing some testing on fault tolerance and conflict handling. I have conflict detection enabled, and ...
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Key Lookup and Full-text index

I have the following query: SELECT T2.Title FROM TitleTable T1 INNER JOIN TitleTable T2 ON T2.FKID1 = T1.FKID1 WHERE T1.FKID2 = @ID_PARAM1 AND T2.FKID2 = @ID_PARAM2 AND ...
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SQL Server Database Hot Backups: Which Technique(s) to Use for Multi-Level Replication?

I'm reading the many other posts here about mirroring vs. replication, but I'd still appreciate it if someone with some experience would weigh in. My small development team needs to have local ...
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How do I get more details on a full text catalog error?

I have an error that is repeatedly generated on a SQL Server 2005 instance running the databases for MS Team Foundation Server. 'Severity 16' occurred on INSTANCENAME Looking in the SQL Server ...
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SqlDependency permissions

The db is SQL Server 2012. All data tables are in the dbo schema. All data access is done via stored procedures in a different schema (user rt). I want to add query notifications for some tables, so I ...
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Are the following statements concerning sys.dm_exec_requests true?

Parallel plans mean that cpu_time can be greater than total_elapsed time. Therefore, per-query wait time is not possible to determine accurately from DMVs on servers with more than one CPU thread. ...
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SQL Server Event Alerts Lack Enough Details

I setup SQL Server Alerts to send me emails whenever certain events (by severity) occur. Below is an example of en email I received for a "014 - Insufficient Permission" severity event of Type "SQL ...
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How to Audit for Access with Cross Database Ownership Chaining

I've just joined the data team of a new company and we have a large SQL Server environment (100+ instances) and cross database ownership chaining is on by what I gather is a necessity. I'm looking for ...
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MS DTC errors on SQL Server 2008 R2 but not SQL Server 2000 running on difference instance

I am receiving errors when I try to run a distributed query against different SQL Server 2008 R2. At first I thought this might be cause the servers have been set up on a VM using a clone but after I ...
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How To Diagnose Slow sp_mssetupbelongs

I am using merge replication with SQL 2012. When performing a clean sync using the merge agent I am getting a timeout on this stored procedure, sp_mssetupbelongs I am wondering what the best way to ...
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SQL Server fulltext_semantic_languages

When trying to install a semantic search example, I'm running into a problem. There are some steps in the example to check if the 'new' Semantic Search and Full Text Search are installed. ...
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Why is my CPU usage increase after setting database to read-only on SQL Server 2008 R2

I administrate a reporting database. We run all the denormalization process on a DB1 daily then we copy all the data to an another database DB2 on the same server which is queried by web applications ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Merge Replication - Can the Distribution Database size cause replication problems?

Setup: We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance running on a central server. The server is a merge-replication publisher. We have 'N' subsribers running SQL Server 2008 Express. 'N' can grow to any ...
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Merge Replication Optimization

I am running Merge Replication on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 through web sync. Is there a way to recognize when regenerating a new snapshot and applying it would be more efficient than running a ...
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How to design a database for financial bond prices?

I have following flat file table composed of bond deal names and asociated prices. Each deal name is identified by its unique CUSIP and ISIN codes and each deal name is classified with a certain ...
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SQL Server Replication :: Dedicated Distributor Hardware Requirements

Does anyone know any rules of thumb (or better) with regards to hardware requirements for a dedicated distributor server? i.e. Based on estimate metrics (e.g. number of subscribers, publishers, ...
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SQL Server 2008 replication scenario

First of all sorry about my english, and most importantly, my database ignorance, I'll do my best ;) Until now, the scenario that I have is as follows: In a server under our LAN, we have a database ...
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Sql Server Backup to URL (Azure) ERROR

I'm trying to take advantage of the new backup to url function in SQL Server. I have created a valid cert and tried a simple backup, but I get the same error every time no matter what I try. I have ...
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Issue shrinking dev sql server DB's log file

I have a development db that's running on sql 2014 in 2012 compatibility that I'm having an issue with trying to shrink the log file. The mdf is 60+gb and the log is 80+gb but since it's dev like ...
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Why does Recursive CTE estimate just 1 row?

Given two cascading, self-contained (no real tables) recursive CTE's: create view NumberSequence_0_100_View as with NumberSequence as ( select 0 as Number union all select Number + 1 ...
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Slow Performance of Parametrized Query in Excel due to Parameter Datatype

I'm pulling Data from a SQL Server 2008 into Excel using a Parametrized ODBC Query created by the Excel Wizard. (Data-->getExternalData/FromOtherSources-->FromDataConnectionWizard-->ODBC DSN) My ...
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How do I pass a parameter in a stored procedure to call a DTS package

I have created a DTS package which fetches data from a text file into a database table. I want to pass the file name dynamically from which it fetches data. Can I pass the filename dynamically?
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Stored Procedure slow after weekend

When I come to work on monday some stored procedures take several minutes to execute and STATISTICS IO shows a lot of PHYSICAL READS and READ AHEADS going on. However, after running the procedures ...
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How do I give file system access to SQL Server's SQLSERVERAGENT virtual account?

I'm trying to grant the NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT Windows account file system access, based on the marked answer in this question. I believe it's a virtual service account, and it does not show up in ...
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Slow query execution using ODBC 32

When executing a simple select query on a SQL Server 2012 system, the execution time is very different if I use OLE or ODBC 32bit. Unfortunately I am forced to use ODBC 32bit. The Query: SELECT ...
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SSIS Bulk Insert Task Operating system error code 1311

I have been running SSIS 2008 R2 Packages for a long time and when ever my Packages trough SQL Server Job accesses FTP Server which is on the same domain it uses correct credentials ,e.g. ...
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Getting “Read Timed Out” exception frequently for last few days on my already running SQL Server 2008 R2

Our client has a setup of 2 VMs . One of them has SQLServer 2008 R2 and other has a Java utility which I am using to update the Database.. It was working some time back, but recently it started ...
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Database Design - Multiple Dbs or Single - Security & Data

I've hit a brick wall with this and just cannot make a decision so want to throw this out there and see if there are any issues I have'n't considered. Basic Topography I have a system that currently ...
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SQL Server Database Mail Log is flooded with errors (20-30 per second) when mail server goes down

We're using SQL Server 2005. Every so often our mail server goes down, and when this happens, as soon as our SQL code tries to send dbmail, the Database Mail Log has an item which looks like this: ...
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Network and memory waits after massive ALTER

We had to do a massive ALTER to our DB, changing one central table's PK to BIGINT due to approaching ID's generated in the 2 billion range. Due to this, several hundred referencing keys and indexes ...