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Database Mail connection to exchange - Resets and timeouts

I am trying to send the results of a query in an email, and each time it takes longer than 5-10 minutes for me to recieve the message. The actual relay from Exchange takes less than one minute, but ...
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Sql Server Installation Code Error

My problem is this, I want to Install Sql server 2014 in my Pc but i have a problem with it: SQL Server Setup failure. SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: The SQL ...
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SQL Server Real Time Data integration with different Instance

I have got a SQL application which needs to be merged with a new CRM applicaiton. so data coming into the source tables, then triggers push certain fields into the Staging table with a flag '0' and ...
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How to tell if Database Certificate Used?

I plan to migrate a SQL Server database to another server. There is a certificate listed under the Security > Certificates view in SSMS Object Explorer. I ran the below query to check if database is ...
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Querying LDAP multi-value attributes using Openquery

I'm using SQL Server 2012 Express to query an LDAP linked server like this: SELECT * FROM OPENQUERY (MYLINKEDSERVER, 'SELECT * FROM ''LDAP://myserver:389/o=root'' where telephonenumber = ...
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Slow compilation of a SQL statement

I have SQL Server 2014 and a large table (more than 200Gb) with 100M rows and more than 300 columns. For one "unpivot" query I wanted to see its estimated execution plan and it took more than 90 ...
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SQL Server : ALTER TABLE tablename SWITCH PARTITION 2 to tempempty

Have a sliding partition where I need to remove the trailing partition when they expire. I create an empty table that matches the existing table. When I create the empty table, I specify the file ...
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SQL Server, I can execute sqlcmd with trusted connection but not sqlpackage

We have some deployment scripts that use a combination of dacpacs through sqlpackage and straight scripts using sqlcmd. When I execute the sqlpackage dac\sqlpackage.exe ...
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Column Data Type for Bitwise Comparison?

I have a table where I have an int32 column storing values for bitwise comparison. I've ran out int space with a int32. I can convert to int64 but that will just prolong the inevitable. Is there an ...
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Will redeploying a project to the SSISDB invalidate current jobs

I’ve been given 2 dtsx packages to replace 2 in production. This is for a SQL 2012 server with the packages deployed in the project model. The only way I see to do the update is to export the project, ...
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Database Structure Definiton

This is a question more so on the table definition vs actual programming. I have 6 sets of potentially 255 unique fields. I have a potential of getting 40 million records per year of these. For the ...
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Error while Installing SQL Server 2012

I am facing the problem while installing SQL Server 2012 on my Lenovo ThinkPad. The same was working till now. However it seems, registry has been deleted. So I try to re-install same. But have no ...
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Extended Events missing documentation

I have been looking pretty hard for the documentation regarding the RingBufferTarget <RingBufferTarget truncated="0" eventsPerSec="1370714" processingTime="7" totalEventsProcessed="9595" ...
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Manual Fulltext index population time in SQL Server 2012

I would like to know if there is a way to see how much time did it take SQL Server 2012 to index all the data in a table? In my example I create the table, create the index and set the population to ...
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Database Mail not sending

I'm trying to send email using the DatabaseMail on SQL Server 2008, I can see my emails sitting in the msdb.dbo.sysmail_unsentitems But they just sit there, I get no error messages. I've checked ...
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Issue with MDS data when viewed in Excel addin after connecting to MDS Model

In MDS 2012, while exploring for a entity, I can see the data in Client and Product column are properly assigned as Code and Code {Name} as seen below: but while connecting to the MDS model via ...
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Identify SQL Server Version in TSQL

I need to identify a SQL Server 7 in TSQL, I try serverproperty but this isnt supported in this version, I have now sp_MSGetVersion but it returns a table and I dont know how I can get only the ...
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DBCC TABLE CHECK seems to hang

Our nightly maintenance plan includes a database integrity check which normally takes 45 minutes to complete. Now it appears to hang. When looking at the Activity Monitor, a series of process items ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER) Process using high memory

We have the Reporting Services installed on our database but we are not actually using it. Generally, the running process takes up a few MB but all of a sudden it has jumped to 4GB. We have restarted ...
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“Replicate” Table structures with sp_addscriptexec

In our customers environment is a massive central server (running SQL Server Enterprise 2008R2) and some distributed PCs (running SQL Server Standard 2008R2). The central server has a replication for ...
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exec sp_getapplock - Different behaviour using go or without go

we have a strange behaviour while using sp_getapplock (we tried to use this to solve a problem with a deadlock involving some insert while another session was trying to execute a ALTER SWITCH ...
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CONTAINS does not work with ROW_NUMBER

I have the following query: SELECT RowNumber = ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY ID DESC) , ID , Name FROM Clients WHERE CONTAINS (Name, 'Jose') My client table has a single ...
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Backup failed due to lack of hard drive space…how?

I had a maintenance plan fail last night (runs daily) for the first time in ages. The following is the specific error I received, minus the actual database name: Extend Disk Backup: failure on ...
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What happens if SQL Server mirroring fails over and during synchronisation?

I have two sql boxes, one primary and one mirror. The mirror stopped synchronising last night for about 12 hours and so now the primary is transferring about 25GB of logs that built up. However ...
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How to get usage based optimization working on SSAS?

I have set up the configuration for SSAS to log the usage into the database, since the table did not exist I let it do that. However SSAS created the table OlapQueryLog under the schema of the SSAS ...
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Possible schema corruption. Run DBCC CHECKCATALOG

Good Evening to all. I was working with sql server 2008. Thing i did: Actually i was noticed that the free space available in C drive reaches below 1 GB .So i thought to Club the D drive with C ...
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Backup Restore Procedure error SQL Server 2008 R2

We use a stored procedure to do a backup and restore of databases as a copy function. This allows our front end users to spin up sites from pre created template databases. Lately we've been getting ...
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Why is this query stuck if there are no waits?

I am working with a vendor's activity logging system. One of the tables has 70+ million records and is constantly increasing at several hundred records per minute. They have a utility to delete old ...
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Transactions using Isolation Level on databases with FileStream

We have a highly transactional application. We have a requirment to upload huge data into our database that can happen for a duration of 5-10 minutes. During our upload time, the tables are getting ...
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Execute SQL at different server (with dynamic server name)

I'm using a settings table to configure on which servers a specific kind of data is stored, and I would like to do this as dynamic as possible without having to add the server as a linked server ...
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SQL SERVER 2008 Cursor Problem

I have a table that has some missing values for certain transactions. The value for a particular transaction is going to depend on the value of all preceding transactions. Because the preceding ...
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Loading image from file system into SQL query using openrowset

I have a directory with images and a table in my DB with the path of each file. The main application allow me to create reports where I can display an image, so I was thinking to use a query like: ...
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Management Studio Generate Script Errors

I am trying to generate a script (right click database, tasks, generate scripts, tables) from SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Express and I keep getting an error. I read somewhere that it could ...
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Calculate the compound interest with variable annual rate

I'm moving this question from SO Some years ago I was asked to create something to calculate the current value of a lot of insurance policies, I came out with a query that worked fine, but I was ...
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data conversion error in SSIS 2005

I am encountering a tough problem when doing data conversion. My work is to generate fact table in ssis 2005, and there are several data that should be converted to other data type, so I use data ...
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How to copy a subset of SQL objects across databases within a transaction?

We already have a .dtsx package to copy a subset of tables (about 20) from one database to another (at least once in every month). It is using "Transfer SQL Server Objects Task". However this does not ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group: Users on Secondary Server

We have an AlwaysOn Availability Group setup (DB1+DB2) and also a web server (Web1) outside of the domain that we need to connect to the AG using Windows Authentication. The following Windows ...
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user rights validation inside stored procedure?

You have an application with a Users table, and the Users table has various columns to indicate what rights a User has within the application. Ignoring for the purposes of this question what should ...
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Tools and techniques for untangling monster views (nested views)

First a bit of context (venting). I'm working with a new vendor product which is really nothing more than a SQL Server database with a .NET interface. First few weeks with this client and users are ...
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CHECKDB Allocation Errors Msg 2576, could not repair, object id does not exist

I inherited a database that has no value in LastKnownGood. I ran repair allow data loss, says it was successfully repaired, but no change to the errors when I run checkdb again. In case it was a SQL ...
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Using #temp to work around Reporting Services blocking issue

Having utterly failed to resolve why a perfectly acceptable but admitidly large stored procedure was suffering the blocking process lck_m_s when called via a report in SQL Reporting Services I have ...
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No longer able to expand jobs in SQL Server Agent

In SSMS on a Windows 7 machine, while connecting to a server running SQL Server 2000, I am no longer able to click on the Jobs to see the Object Explorer Details. Previously, this was not an issue, ...
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RETURNING syntax with multiple columns

Again, another question related to the answer of the one there: Insert with OUTPUT correlated to sub query table So I ended up with this query, written for SQL Server: CREATE TABLE tempIDs ( ...
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Importing bulk csv file to oracle database

I am going to import a bulk csv file to oracle database. This file contains around 200m records. I was wondering what is the best way of importing this file? I check the performance of SQL developer ...
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Phantom insert query

I have a log table which I have to clean up a bit because it is growing very fast. While deleting some historical data I reached count zero for that condition on which I have deleted the entries. 5 ...
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Bind web service/Report Manager based on IP address AND hostname

I'm trying to get Apache installed on our main database/application server, and I'd like to give it its own IP address on a secondary NIC so I don't have to use a nonstandard port. This requires that ...
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ODBC Connection Not Refreshing

I am trying to connect FedEx Shipping Manager Integration Assistant to a SQL 2008 R2 database. I have a view created that has all the necessary fields to populate in the Integration Assistant. The ...
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Need advice to improve current RDS

Currently I am running a m3.medium SQL Server RDS(20GB storage without IOPS). CPU utilization is under 50% for most of the time(~90%). However, during peak hours(~10%) CPU utilization will hit 100% ...
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Is there a program I can use to redistribute DB files across multiple volumes efficiently?

I'm working with a VLDB instance with over 60 DBs and close to 200 DB files, allocated over nearly 20 volumes. The instance is a Dev server getting periodic restores from a production instance with a ...
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remove the instance while uninstall msi package

I have uninstalled the XYZ.msi package from Control Panel.It is completely uninstalled,but it's instance is still available in SQL server 2005.Why the instance didn't remove after uninstall of the ...