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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SSRS 2008R2 SQL Service Account Connection Issue

In our SSRS report manager page we get the below error on the Datasources. This all worked fine previously and seems to suddenly have stopped working. I have no idea what the issue could be. All SPN ...
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Moving results from an MS SQL query in Excel - line breaks in data

I select all the output from my query by clicking in the left upper corner in the MS SQL Server Management Studio results window. I right-click, then select "copy with headers." Then paste into ...
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Are linked servers always heterogenous connections?

I have a test server and a production server, both SQL Server 2008 R2. My app's testing is done on the test server, but a related app (not under my control) has test databases in the development ...
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SQL server export wizard gets stuck

I'm using the SQL server export wizard to export data to text flat file or Access file. The wizard gets stuck at 92960/92945 rows of about 153000 thousands. Nothing happens. Only after hours it ...
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SqlPS and PowerShell with Import-Module SQLPS different behaviors

I'm trying to write an automated installation script in powershell for SQL Server Express 2014. I'm stuck with a stupid issue when trying to enable the TCP protocol in the SQL instance. What I'm ...
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Propper way to handle NULL (empty) values for User Definde Table Types passed as params to sproc

My stored procedures accepts table value parameters for querying data. Usually those are custom User Defined Table Types for where clause. Business logic of stored procedures push me to these @tables ...
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Locally connecting to SQL Server 2012 using Windows Authentication

I have a SQL Server 2012 cluster which I've updated with SP2, and since the update I can't locally connect to the server using Windows Authentication. Yet, I can connect using same credentials from ...
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Rebuilding of Index in LogShipping DB in SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard version

Recently I joined the new organization and I am new to Log Shipping. After joining new company I found the fragmentation size of clustered indexes approx 256 indexes more than a 80% and I got the task ...
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SQL utilization for processes and sessions

In Oracle you can check Utilization of processes and sessions with this select resource_name, current_utilization, max_utilization, limit_value from v$resource_limit where resource_name in ...
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Transactional replication error 8102

I am getting below error while initializing push transactional replication using backup. We are using SQL 2008R2 SP2 on both sides. Command attempted: if @@trancount > 0 rollback tran ...
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Saving replication latency for monitoring purposes

I have SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition, transactional replication. many servers, many DBs. This morning I come to the office and been told the latency on some databases was about 30 min behind. I ...
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SQL Server Mirroring with Certificates

I'm struggling with setting up mirroring with the following configuration: Server 1 running SQL Server Standard 2008 R2, Principal Server 2 running SQL Server Standard 2008 R2, Mirror Server 3 ...
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Add/remove tables in merge replication without full snapshot

I have a laboratory system that need to be installed in different collection stations, each with a independent database installation, but synchronizing some data among them, such as tests results, ...
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What is the appropriate value for DBCC CLEANTABLE batch size?

I have removed to NVARCHAR(MAX) columns from a table and what to calculated how exactly the table size was reduced. Usually, I am rebuilding the clustered indexes but the table has more then 1.6 ...
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RapidMiner Not Connecting To SQL Server Database Connection

I recently installed RapidMiner and tried connecting the application to my MS SQL database connection via the Manage Database Connections feature. I have followed video tutorials on integrating SQL ...
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Set up sql server db mirror specifying IP address for mirroring_partner_instance

Ok. I run: ALTER DATABASE DbName SET PARTNER = 'tcp://10.0.0.0:5022' Command completed succesfully Then run SELECT DB_NAME(database_id) AS 'DatabaseName', mirroring_partner_instance FROM ...
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Scheduled Job Succeeds, Does Nothing; Manual Job Succeeds, Performs Requirements

I have a job in SQL Server Agent (2012 Instance) that deletes rows from a table. When I manually run the job, it succeeds without issue and in reviewing the table, does exactly what I want it to do. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 native replication with Column Level Collation

In my SQL Server 2008 R2 environment. Created a 'source' and 'target' database and altered the database collation as follows: use master go ALTER DATABASE source COLLATE Chinese_PRC_CI_AS GO ALTER ...
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Which is the best way for selecting dimension attributes while creating a dimension?

I'm a newbie to SSAS OLAP so please apologize me if it was a silly question but surely I need suggestions. I would like to make clear some concepts which was confusing for me. Let us consider five ...
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Data warehousing: data transfer process too slow with larger batches

I have two primary instances of SQL Server, one for OLTP and one for reporting. The data warehouse for reporting is basically a Type 2 SCD: every table has DWDateStart and DWDateEnd columns and the ...
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Powershell Restore Azure SQL Database to local with Restore-Database

I have written a powershell script that uses Start-AzureSqlDatabaseExport & Get-AzureStorageBlob to export my azure DB to a bacpac and download it locally, the next step is to restore the bacpac ...
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SSIS Execute SQL Task fails to login

I want to execute a SQL query in SSIS but when I try to build the query it says "login failed for user user". I executed the query in SSMS and it works fine and it also parses successfully . the ...
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Query plan reads vs statistics io reads

I have a very strange problem. When I run a query with SET STATISTICS IO ON, it shows that I had a total of 183 reads. But when I look at the query plan dmv it shows I did 555,132 reads. I cleared the ...
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Remove dupes from joins

I am trying to get all accounts with duplicate end dates. I need info from four tables that only have the FK LDC_ACCT_ID in common. When i join the tables i get tons of dupes. I understand why but I ...
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Cursor brings back Null when run

I'm trying to create a proc which assists in creating an XMLSitepath. I am trying to use a cursor but its not behaving as it should. Please could someone take a look and tell me where I am going ...
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How to copy architecture of an existing database to a new database in SQL Server

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (SP1) - 11.0.3153.0 (X64) Express Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1) (Hypervisor) and I need to copy the database ...
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How can you tell if a SQL Server instance max'ed out bottleneck is CPU or Memory?

How can you tell if a Microsoft SQL Server instance max'ed out bottleneck is CPU or Memory? This SELECT-INTO statement on a 8GB box with two 2.6Hz processors. CPU seems busy, goes up and down but ...
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Unable to patch,uninstall or repair Reporting Sevices

I appear to have a corrupt installation of Reporting Sevices (2008) that I cannot repair or uninstall. Trying to repair this feature I get an error Message that says "The SQL Server feature ...
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SQL Server 2014 upgrade

I currently have websites running on SQL Server 2008 R2 - this is the version I also have installed on my own machine. I'm looking at moving my websites to a different provider, however they only run ...
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Storage solution for large number or denormalized records

We currently have a MSSQL server with the data stored in a denormalized format in a single table (per record type) where there can be millions of rows containing many columns in some cases. The ...
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remote access between 2 projects

I want to make a database program/project with visual basic. I will make 2 programs. In the first program, a basic user-admin will add, make, delete, edit records on database/s. In the second ...
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Controlling SQL Backups From Two Machines

I'm far from a DBA, and don't really have a great understanding of backup chains, but I was asked the following question by a network administrator, and wanted to be sure that my answer was correct. ...
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How to tell which process in SQL Server I should kill?

I am having an issue with an application as it is running supper slow. I don't know if it is a database issue or something else as the is nothing that I can find to be the issue. I tried select * ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I copy a database from Sql Server to Azure Sql Database?

The local database has settings that Azure will not accept and that we must keep in the local copy. I tried using SSDT and with that I could publish to a new database on my local Sql Server a schema ...
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preventing FullTextSearch from using wildcards

I am using FTS in a sql2008 sql server and had a user complain about some searches breaking. after root cause analysis we found only searches like U.S.A. fail because FTS tries to run wildcard matches ...
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SQL Query to get the Sales Qty of the Item and the its Returned Quantity for past 6 Months

I want retrieve the Sales Qty and return qty of the Items in the following format for the past six months. From two different tables,I TxnInvoice Table :Invoice header TxnInvoiceLine Table :Invoice ...
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Error after moving FTData folder

I needed to move my system data files from one logical drive to another one, and I successfully did this on SQL Server 2008 R2 for everything but my Full Text data files. When I start up the SQL ...
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Performance decline function vs command window

I have a function that I first wrote as a serious of commands. In the SQL command window when executed, those steps take about 8 seconds to return the data set. When those same commands are turned ...
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Backup table is larger than original table

I am cleaning up my database by deleting unwanted tables such as temp tables, backup tables. While doing clean up I see that I have a backup table and the original table. The size of the backup table ...
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Query execute slowly when changed compatibility Level of my database

I use SQL Server 2014 and have a database with compatibility level 110 (SQL Server 2012). also I have a stored procedure on it that execute about 10 second. When I change compatibility level of my ...
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Availability Groups, Log File Backups and Recovering the Secondary

I am currently working on ironing out some kinks in a testing setup for our large (1.5TB+) database in an Availability group and have a few things I need some help with. Setup I have a two node ...
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Two instances sharing same system database?

I have a situation that I encountered with one of my clients, that I have never seen before. They are running SQL Server Express 2008 R2. There are two instances of SQL Server installed - a default ...
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Restore from copy of SQL Server backup file produces invalid data error

We have an instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 sitting in a DMZ. When I back up one of its databases to a drive local to that server, then run a RESTORE VERIFYONLY against the backup file, it declares ...
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Any caveats using SQL Server 2008 CDC off replicated tables?

Main TRX System ---- Replicated to ---> "Archive" --- CDC/ETL --> Some NOSQL DB... For performance reasons we never run any ETL off the main transnational system only off the archive. I ...
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insert data into mysql from mssql with arabic unicode

I insert data into MSSQL with arabic unicode. I want to insert this field into MYSQL but it insert empty. In MYSQL , I choose utf8-bin , I use php for this action, I declare name , character unicode. ...