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Can an EXISTS clause be improved when the condition is checked for the same value multiple times?

Assume that I'm modelling a Blog engine. Blogs have n Posts. Each User can be granted a role on different Blogs (Admin, Approver or Editor stored as enums/ints). Each Post can have a State (Draft, ...
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Is there any way to access the variables in a dynamic sql which is declared outside the dynamic sql

Is there any way to access the variables in a dynamic sql which is declared outside the dynamic sql. I need to do the following: Query the information schema to get the parameter names to an sp ...
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How to programatically change the login audit settings?

Is it possible to change the login auditing settings of a SQL Server database by script, rather than through the Server Properties Security setting in the SSMS UI? I need to programatically change ...
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Query on a SQL Server view with openquery to Hive returning wrong answer

I have a view in a SQL Server instance which is running an OPENQUERY to Hive through MS OLE DB Provider. The view is getting all the records from the Hive table without any WHERE clause. Now, I ...
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Run a specific SQL Server job step from a stored procedure

I have a job with 5 steps that are scheduled to run after each other. I want to have a stored procedure where a user can execute the stored procedure and give the step number as a parameter. Only ...
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Sql server table insert performance optimization

Setting In a datawarehouse, I am joining a fact table to 20 dimensions. The fact table has 32 million rows and 30 columns. This is a temporary staging table so I don't have to deal with other users ...
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How to select top 10 records from each category [duplicate]

I have a table with fields Hour, PathId, Duration, Event, CellId, Channel I have 50+ CellId. Each CellId has four PathId (i.e. 0, 1, 2, 3). Each PathId has many Events and Durations. Now I want to ...
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Trying to install sql_server_2014_enterprise_edition_x64_dvd Windows 7(Ultimate) 64Bit OS [closed]

Im receiving the following error after the Set-up checks Global rules It shows the following error. any idea why this issue occurs :( ?by the way this machine was formatted yesterday and this is a ...
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Composite Key for Gizmo Tracking

I'm trying to setup a many to many relationship between an gizmo table and a owner table. A owner can have many gizmos And a gizmo can have many owners When I have a linking table do I set the ...
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Execute Remote Powershell script from SQL Agent

A test SQL Server job hangs when it executes a Powershell script. It does work using my login and a Powershell window, but not using the Agent account and a job. The SQL Agent user has ...
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ERD Table and Field Questions

My question is two-fold. First, this is my first design and I am using the Mere Mortals book to help me. He states, "...each table represents a single, specific subject." So should I combine ...
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Loading XML data from SQL Server directly into MarkLogic?

Has anyone loaded XML data from SQL Server to a MarkLogic document store? This would be preferable to dumping XML to file system and then using mlcp. Maybe with SSIS?
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Rebuild index in table with many values

I'm junior DBA ,have table with 11 million values ,one of the indexes is like : CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [ix_mytbl_mycolumn] ON [dbo].[myTbl] ( [my_id] DESC )WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, ...
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ROW_NUMBER() without PARTITION BY still generates Segment iterator

I'm writing on an upcoming blog post of mine on ranking and aggregate window functions, specifically the Segment and Sequence Project iterators. They way I understand it is that Segment identifies ...
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SQL Server migration using a replica

I want to migrate a fairly big SQL Server instance (100 GB+) to a cloud machine. I don't think the attach/detach method will be a good idea. Because sending big files over the internet would take a ...
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Best practise how to sync SQL Server 2014 database with other database

What is best practise if we have application using a SQL Server database and we would like to have backup if SQL Server does not work? Our scenario: We would like to use our main SQL Server ...
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Default value for SQL Server CE 4.0 column

I am writing a tool to convert a system from XML data files into a SQL Server CE format. Not the most efficient way to do this, but essentially it will be digesting XML files created by another ...
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Can AlwaysOn cross domains?

Is SQL Server 2014 capable of having AlwaysOn set up across multiple domains? If not, is there a third party tool you can recommend to mirror a 13TB (and growing) database across domains? Thanks in ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 XML Column Index strategy for large tables?

I am working with SQL Server 2008 R2 and some XML columns in a very large table. I understand that I cannot use Selective XML Indexes due to our SQL Server version being < 2012. I'm brand spanking ...
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Replication Madness

Summary We were contracted to build a "Hot-Standby" for a company which keep their data in the cloud. The through-put is relatively low. Database availability/accuracy is a matter of life or death. ...
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Is it possible for increasing the SQL Server max memory limit to degrade performance?

As far as I can tell, raising the SQL Server max memory limit has no drawbacks, provided that sufficient memory is left for the OS and other applications. Assuming this is the case, can there be any ...
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Dropping a table with powershell

Trying to delete an existing table using powershell $srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server(".\CEF_2014_1") $db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database $db = ...
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Why could a SQL Server table grow far quicker than the data to it? [closed]

I've got an audit table in SQL Server 2008 R2 that has the following structure: CREATE TABLE [AuditInstance]( [oid] [int] NOT NULL, [AuditTransactionOID] [int] NULL, [pid] [int] NOT NULL, ...
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How to verify a SSAS Backup and how to perform Integrity Checks in SSAS?

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases that is working successfully. I also delete the SSAS backup files that are older than 2 days. What I am looking forward to implement is: 1) How to verify ...
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Delete duplicate records by column 1 but having differ values in column 2 and column 3 [closed]

I have a table like: SSN FName LName 1 a b 1 a b 1 b b -------------> to delete 2 c d 2 c d as above example I want to delete such records where SSN has different values in ...
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SQL Server job - powershell Where does “log to table” save logs

After selecting the "log to table" option and running the job, when I come back to this screen and select View, I can see the output of the powershell script in a text file. The only job step is a ...
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Create nonclustered index on uniqueidentifier type

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[session] ( [id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [user_id] [int] NOT NULL, [session_id] [uniqueidentifier] NOT NULL, [supervisor_id] [int] NULL, some columns .. ...
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Is attaching a database on the same server under a different database name possible?

I recently offered to help a friend with some development. She isn't a technical person and it turned out what she needed was more a DBA/SQL developer. She gave me the IP and password to this server. ...
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why is my trigger called even when the underlying table didn't change?

I have a quite basic trigger defined as such: CREATE TRIGGER dbo.foo ON dbo.bar FOR INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE AS ... I also have a stored procedure which at some point does something like this: ...
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Simulate more RAM with SQL Server

Background: I'm in the process of optimizing a Data Warehouse style query with big dimension tables. The optimizer does not like to pick the typical star schema join plan at the moment. When I force ...
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I couldn't see Conflict tables in replication monitor SQL Server 2008 R2 in Merge Replication

I work with merge replication in SQL Server 2008 R2. In the replication monitor I can't see conflict table, I must to see conflict tables in "MSmerge_conflicts_info", please help me. How to see ...
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How To Strip Hebrew Accent Marks

I need a Char Encoding Trick to Strip Hebrew Accent Marks. Sample Before בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ Sample After בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ
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Export hierarchy tree in a specific way

I need a big help. I have two tables (SubCells and Codes) and Visually it looks like this (We can count an order) And i need to get this final result (with SQL or even a C#) How can i do ...
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Column name or number of supplied values does not match table definition error

I have a table, with two foreign keys defined on two columns of that table. The problem is that, when I insert the values from SQL Server, I get an error: Column name or number of supplied values ...
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Transaction Log won't shrink, DB thinks it is replicating

I've got a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express database running Kaspersky Security Center, and I have no idea under what circumstances the install happened, but the database appears to think that it's being ...
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Accessing SSRS receive System.UnauthorizedAccessException

Trying to log into localhost/reports I get the following error on the screen. An internal error occurred on the report server. See the error log for more details. (rsInternalError) Access is ...
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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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InnoDB inserts 100 times slower than SQL Server inserts

I have a simple table with two columns: id (autonumber) and name (char(255). When I use C# to insert 100 records in a loop it takes about 30 milliseconds per insert. This is way too slow. So I ...
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SELECT with lots of left join is very slow in SQL Server 2014

I've got a query with, more or less, this structure: SELECT MAINTABLE_ID FROM MAINTABLE WITH (NOLOCK) LEFT JOIN TABLE_1 WITH (NOLOCK) ON TABLE_1_FK_MAINTABLE_ID = MAINTABLE_ID LEFT JOIN ...
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How to create a “match result” data type?

I'm building a football match table which contains one column "match result", which should consist of data like "3-1","0-0"... I'm wondering what kind of data type is best appropriate for it, varchar ...
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Why is casting a string to DATETIME not accurate to the ms? [closed]

Why does SELECT CAST('2014-11-28 15:06:02.165' AS DATETIME) return: 2014-11-28 15:06:02.167
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How to find what frequent and/or large transaction have taken place in MS SQL Server?

Each day is experiencing about 1GB sum total of all the transaction log backups that day, while at the end of that week the Full DB backup is about 180MB. For a business database for buying/selling ...
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SSIS cannot access the file

I have a SSIS package which performs a few tasks using SQL Server Agent. First it executes a script task, then accesses Excel files, executes a SQL query and moves files to another directory. The ...
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SQL Server doesn't use expected index

I have the following query (simplified from an Entity Framework query, I don't have direct control of the SQL): SELECT TOP 15 HouseHoldingRuns.Id, ( SELECT TOP 1 ManCoId FROM ( SELECT TOP ...
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Adding around 200 rows in a table grows size of the table by 400kb where avg row size is 0.2KB

We are running into an issue where if we look at the avg row size (0.2kb) x number of rows (200) inserted in one of our table, the size should grow by around 40 KB. However the total used space has ...
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Need to Send a formatted HTML Email via Database Mail in Sql Server 2008 R2

My requirement is to create the automated email as ( A formatted HTML Email via Database Mail) The basic requirement has been completed where when the Job is triggered it inserts the data into a Table ...
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Get trigger query using query analyzer

I have a server in which there is no SSMS installation, and only query analyzer is available. And all I need to do is find the trigger information (basically trying to find out what that trigger ...
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Columns count in SELECT query and SQL Server buffer cache

Let's assume that I have a table with 30-50 millions records. It has ~40 columns. Currently when I request data it always requests all columns because of legacy ORM that we use. I know that if we ...
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Help with indexing narrow table with many millions of rows

I have a good amount of experience with SQL Server, but not much with indexes and I fear I'm a little bit out of my depth in trying to figure out how to correctly structure a table that has 100+ ...
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Getting new and updated data with an archive column

I am trying to optimize an SSIS package that retrieves data from a very large transaction table that gets millions of new records daily. The data is being collected from several hundred field servers ...