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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distribution.dbo.MSdistribution_history comments explanation

The comment column of distributor.dbo.MSdistribution_history contains comments such as <stats state="2" fetch="11554" wait="214007" cmds="17898546" callstogetreplcmds="106880"> ...
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One database or multiple referencing one?

Database design: one database or multiple databases, which is best? We have a database which has about a 100 or so tables, accessed by about five different applications. Five different applications ...
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Document database structure for auditors

I am DBA for a Microsoft SQL Server 2008r2. Due to an audition, I need to provide data structure of my database, to people without an explicit IT background. I guess they would like the traditional ...
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BM25 (full-text search) implementation in SQL Server

I've hit a stump, while trying to implement the BM25 algorithm in SQL Server 2008 R2. I know that SQL Server includes the Full-Text Search option, which already implements a variant of BM25, but I ...
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Remove collation from all database columns

I have a SQL Server database where the collation is set on it. However I am running into problems as the collation on some columns in the database varies from the database collation. I would like to ...
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How to shred .docx XML?

I am trying to import a xml (actually a docx file) to a sql server 2008 database. I am almost a novice in XML programming. I googled a lot but almost all the examples there are with simple xml file. ...
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Disk space full but logical space available in database

We have a fairly big MS SQL 2008R2 database that resides on a SSD drive. The drive itself only has ~110Gb of space, and the database files are the only files on the drive. The database is in "Simple" ...
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how to find similar word with more similarities

how to Find words with length less than or equal... declare @inp nvarchar(max),@data nvarchar(max) set @inp='You can dance, you can jive, having .... jove... jve, ...' set @data = 'jeve' ...
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File locations for Full Text Catalogs using SQL Server 2005 on VMware

I have an issue with one of our development SQL Server Servers. We have databases that use full text search catalogs. Just some background info, our servers are configured to use separate drives for ...
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How to find all positions of a string within another string

How can I find all the positions with patindex in a table or variable? declare @name nvarchar(max) set @name ='ali reza dar yek shabe barani ba yek ' + 'dokhtare khoshkel be disco raft va ali ...
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AlwaysOn Architecture - SQL Server 2012 for creating a dev environment?

I was thinking if the AlwaysOn architecture in SQL Server 2012 can be leveraged somehow to create a replica for DEV and QA environment properly in addition to setting up HADR using the same ...
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Installation of SQL Server RAID 10 vs RAID 5

I am new to setting up SQL Servers and Vms. My predecessor used Raid 5 for C Drive where the SQL installation resided and RAID 10 for both database files and database logs. I was wondering whether ...
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SSRS 2008 R2 setup issue

I have installed SSRS 2008 R2 on my desktop and server. When I hit the reports link on my desktop http://mypc/Reports_mypc/Pages/Folder.aspx all I get to see is this I cant create a new folder ...
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SQL Server Import Job Removed Data After Job Failed

I have a SQL Server Job set up to import data from a table to a table on another server, using the Import/Export data wizard. In one instance, the job failed (with, I believe a SQL connection issue), ...
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SSMS 2012 error message: evaluation period expired despite Edition Upgrade

Problem similar to this one only with SQL Server 2012. None of the suggested registry edits have worked. This problem was supposed to have been fixed back in 2008 SP1. Here's the sequence of ...
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Use a condition to limit the databases a policy checks

I'd like to create a Policy that checks, on demand, one database in an instance for tables that have no index. I can see how to create a Condition, linked to the 'Database' Facet and checks for my ...
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SQL Server-MySQL master-master replication

We are looking into setting up a master-master replicated MSSQL database and I am interested to hear of any potential pitfalls that we may run into along the way and generally any advice that you ...
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Concurrent Access causing deadlock on the same table [closed]

Transaction 1 : SELECT distinct column_id from grid where row_id = @P0 Transaction 2 : INSERT INTO grid (grid_id, row_id, column_id) In this table grid grid_id is primary key clustered. ...
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Validate every client has a valid gender

I have table CLIENT which have columns are COLUMN_NAME DATA_TYPE DESCRIPTION SOURCE TABLE ClientPK int Identity column ClientID int Client ID PARTY ...
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sysjobhistory “sql_severity” codes

Where can I find out what the different "sql_severity" codes mean in the sysjobhistory table? Eg what does 0 mean? I've inherited a report that excludes ones with a 0 as "0 is not a real error"? I ...
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Full-text search migration 2005 -> 2012 (.ndf file?)

So I'm trying to figure out the details for migrating from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012. I tried to do restore and backup of a DB from 2005 to 2012. This worked well and for the text search ...
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Merge Statement + Replication difference for SQL Server 2012

We have a SSIS package that will pull from a source database and run a merge statement to put the data into a "Master" database. (Eventually the "Master" database will be the source of truth, but we ...
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If I fail over one database, do the others that share the same mirror endpoint fail over as well?

We have two databases setup for mirroring on a single SQL Server instance: a test database and a production database. Both get mirrored to another server using the exact same endpoints. If I go into ...
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What is the safest way to run SSIS on Multiple Named SQL Server Instances?

I have an Active/Active SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster. There are two named instances on each node and no default instance. I need to deploy SSIS packages to the different instances. To do this, I ...
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SSIS convert DT_WSTR to date

I'm new to SSIS trying to covert data types. I'm pulling data from Google Analytics and loading data into a SQL 2008 database. The date column from Google analytics appears as "DT_WSTR" and the values ...
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SQL Server Browser uses NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM account and logon failure error in SQL Log [closed]

Using SQL Server 2012 on Windows 2008 R2 I have been getting errors in SQL Logs for failed login for NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM. All of SQL Server's services are running under their own Domain accounts, ...
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Restore database with zero size log file [duplicate]

SQL Server backups contain meta-data about the size of the original log (LDF) file. So if you backup a database that has a 5GB LDF file, when you restore it, you will get an (empty) 5GB LDF file. ...
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How can I reliably track stored procedure ( and functions ) use over time?

I have a lot of stored procedures and functions in database, many are not used any more and I want to remove them. How can I find them reliably ? I have seen answer that suggests looking into plan ...
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DELETE failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: 'ANSI_NULLS'

I have inherited a few scripts that are pumped through a c#.NET custom app to update a SQL2005 SP3 database. One of these scripts does a deletion on a user table called msw_timer_task, based on a ...
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Startup procedure for availability replica becoming primary

Is there any way how to create a startup T-SQL script/procedure for starting availability replica (when state has changed from secondary to primary)? I want to disable SSIS jobs specific for related ...
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mdw_purge_data_ long runtime

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 that is running several databases and has also been configured as our central MDW. When the management data warehouse is created it creates a number of agent jobs one of ...
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Connection pools being reset with Error: 18056, Severity: 20, State: 46. & Perfmon Counters not showing

We are using SQL authentication & .net 4.0 Connection strings to connect to an Enterprise Edition 2012 SP1 SQL Server on a windows 2008r2 Enterprise Server. We use about 50 Servers split into 8 ...
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IIS Application pool running under network service can't connect to SQL Server

I just deployed an ASP.NET MVC 4 application to IIS 7 but when I browse it i get the following error: Cannot open database "PCSPI" requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user 'NT ...
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Are SQL Server statistics stored in database or buffer pool?

Just wondering are statistics kept in the database but not in the memory? If I backup/restore the database from a prod server to a development server, would it keep the same statistics so that ...
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General tool to load dump files [closed]

I am a big fan of Postgres both for its price but also for its features. I am going to have to need to upload into it both Oracle dump and SQL Server files. I will try to ask and beg for plain .csv ...
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Restore exceeds licensed limit of 10240 MB per database. All I really need is the DB structure

I received a .bak file from a customer that I need to Restore, but the Restore exceeds licensed limit of SQL Server 2008 R2 10240 MB per database. All I really need is the DB structure. Is there a ...
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Export complete database to a remote server including (Tables, Stored Procedures, Triggers)

How do we "export" a complete Microsoft SQL server database from one server to a "remote" server (including all the "stored procedures" and "triggers"). The export facility provided in the management ...
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How can I minimize SQL Server data loss in AWS in the event of failure?

If I am running a SQL Server in AWS. What is a low cost solution to minimize my risk of data loss in the event of failure at the database level? Lets assume I am performing backups every 6 hours so ...
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Should I favor using a param or a scalar function result within a SELECT?

I have a select statement in SQL Server that must compare a large set of rows against a single calculated date. The calculation itself is negligible; just looking for the prior Monday. Given that the ...
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How can I search the full text of a stored procedure for a value?

I use the following script to search the text of all stored procedures when I want to find specific values. SELECT ROUTINE_NAME, ROUTINE_TYPE FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.ROUTINES WHERE ROUTINE_DEFINITION ...
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Saving a SQL Server database to a file and opening it on another server under any database name

I am trying to find an efficient way of being able to physically save and open a SQL Server database like how it's done with Access. I would like to be able to save my entire database into a file ...
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Combining full-text-search queries

I have two tables in a SQL Server database with basic fulltext indexes: CREATE FULLTEXT CATALOG table1_catalog; CREATE FULLTEXT INDEX ON table1 ( name1 ) KEY INDEX pk_table1 ON ...
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Automatic decimal rounding issue

The question is relatively simple. I need to calculate 3 columns where the mid results are huge decimals, and I'm running into a problem early on with SQL Server basically rounding the decimals ...
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Update date Column values? any please help? [closed]

I Want to copy and data in same Table and Update date Column values? any please help?
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Retrieve 5th highest salary in table [closed]

How to get the 5th highest salary from the table. Suppose, I have 100 rows and I want to display details of 5th highest salary of the individual then how to write that query in T-SQL using SQL Server ...
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Auto Disable a SQL Server User

I have a SQL Authentication User: JOHNDOE I would like this account to auto-expire or auto-disable after X days or at a certain date/time. Any suggestions or best practices to do this?
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When performing a cross-database transaction, in which transaction log(s) is the information stored?

Given the following snippet: -- error checking omitted for brevity begin tran exec database1..my_stored_procedure exec database2..my_other_stored_procedure if (@@error <> 0) rollback ...
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How do I check if a certain SQL statement is being run?

Using SQL Server Management Studio, how can check or see who is running a certain SQL statement?
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How do I refresh SQL server cross database references after a database is reattached with a different name? (Are there hidden synonyms?)

I have 2 seperate SQL databases on the same SQL instance. Database1 references tables on Database2 in its views and stored procedures. Everything was working fine until we had to create a fresh ...
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WorldWide site - should I save UTC or in fixed time?

Let's say I have a world wide website ( I mean it has uses from all around the world). I have 1 server which is in germany ( at some city). it will never be moved from germany - ever. My question ...