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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Downloading files based on most recent date and timestamp

I have a requirement to download zipped files from an SFTP site using C# and Script Task within SSIS. We have multiple files on the server with the same name, but with different date and timestamps. ...
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Data refresh error in PowerPivot and SSRS

I am using PowerPivot tool to load the data from a feed.But I am getting weird errors like Error in high-level relational engine.The following exception occured while the managed IDb Command ...
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Encrypted Connection on Sql Server

I want to make SQL server connection encrypted. Well I know for that we need some certificate and all and it is not like that I am asking without trying any thing, but the fact it whatever I try it is ...
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copying data from a SQL server-table to a SQLCE-table

I want to copy some data from a MSSQL table to a SQLCE table in database.net. I used the following query, connected to the MSSQL db; update [SQLCE-table] ([column]) SET (column) FROM [MSSQL] I keep ...
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How to find existing instances “instance root” (MS SQL)?

I'm installing a new instance of MS SQL. There is a step asking to specify instance root. The current DBA is off but I want to follow his logic / way of doing things. The installer lists the existing ...
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How do I backup/restore database encryption key in order to restore on new server

I am currently in the process of restoring a TDE encrypted database to another instance. I have backed up master key and certificate, and have restored them to the new server fine, but I am still ...
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I need to insert data from one table to another after casting the values

i have #temp table containing all details to insert into table(named:Customer) The column names of two tables are exactly equal,but datatypes are different.So i need to cast it before insert into ...
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sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats is extremly slow

I have a database that is around 4.5TB, since we have parallel inserts (to reduce daily load time) on one table (partitioned by month) the clustered index on this table tends to be heavily fragmented. ...
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Does SQL server 2008 log instance level security permission changes

I just recently logged onto one of our Test environments to find i did not have permissions, turns out my instance security Login had been disabled I have a feeling towards whom may have done this ...
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Accessing Master database data into my database table

my database name LCMC i put a trigger on one table on update. and i want to insert the last 15 executed queries into a table. last executed queries are in the MASTER database as SELECT top(15) ...
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How to increase sql server performance? denormalization (making cascade delete off) vs making duplicate data

I have a database with following related table ( sql server enterptise edtion 2014) each state have many citites which each city has may municpalArea and so on State => Cities = > ...
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Convert multiple databases into schemas SQL Server

Due to a high amount of databases being created on my project and the rising cost per databases I had the following question: Is there a way to convert multiple databases in SQL Server into one ...
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Why do my backup policies fail when a database's guest user is disabled?

I'm attempting to implement Policy Based Management on a SQL Server 2012 instance also acting as a Central Management Server using the Enterprise Policy Management Framework. The job running the ...
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SSRS minus first two dates as the header

I have a SSRS report that has one column called startime that is listed in mm:dd:yyyy hh:mm:ss format. For the header of this column I want to minus the first date from the second date to give me an ...
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SSIS unpivot returns different results when run via a SQL agent job

I hope someone can help me. I have an SSIS package which grabs data from an excel (.xls) file, unpivots it from a rubbish format into a 'proper' format, transfers it to a SQL server 2008 R2 db, and ...
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SQL Server - linked Oracle server: EXECUTE permission denied on 'xp_prop_oledb_provider'

Inside of our SQL Server, we have created a linked server to an Oracle server. We ave mapped several users to the Oracle server and specified the credentials. On the Linked Server 'Security' ...
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Relationship between two tables so their value changes together

First of all I'm not sure if this website is for purely experts but sorry if it is.. the main page was a little vague I was wondering if it'd be possible to have a relationship, for example, in my ...
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How to generate replication snapshot without locking tables

When I reinitialize subscription and generate new snapshot it locks all tables and makes the database unusable for a very long time (never waited it out). Is there anyway to do this without locking?
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Don't delete exist data with SSMA

I'm trying to use Microsoft's SQL Server Migration Assistant for Sybase 5.3 ('SSMA') to migrate multiple Sybase databases (that have the same schema) to a single MSSQL database. The first database ...
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Extra column when migrating Sybase databases to single SQL Server database

I'm trying to use Microsoft's SQL Server Migration Assistant for Sybase ('SSMA') to migrate multiple Sybase databases (that have the same schema) to a single SQL Server database. All of the tables in ...
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Create multiple variable columns from single column value

The following code gets the number of days for a specific month set in @month DECLARE @month tinyint , @Days varchar(max) SET @month = 1 -January ;WITH DaysInMonth AS ( SELECT DATEADD(month, ...
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Text Storage and Database Design Optimization in a SQL Server Database

Given a database with a number of columns (c), where some of these columns contain text that is one of multiple values due to a set CONSTRAINT on the columns, what is the most efficient way to ...
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Show Non-NULL values from 2 columns in a single column

I need to take the non-null values from two columns and show in a new column: ‘D_Country’. C_Country(Customer) P_Country(Prospect) Each of these columns may have NULL values depending on who the ...
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Trigger on a Schema

Is it possible to create a Trigger on a Schema? I have to audit the changes on my tables. But I have a lot of tables and I don't one to create a trigger on them one by one. --Database level trigger. ...
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Migration query taking time

I'm doing a migration from Oracle to SQL Server and, for one of the tables where we have 3 million records, it is taking a lot of time to complete. When I check the activity monitor, I can see the a ...
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Is this a good case for multiple SQL instances on a VM?

We have a suite of applications utilizing SQL Server have the following characteristics: Users create/destroy DBs via a UI, so DBs appear/disappear without DBA assistance. DBs of the same name can ...
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sql server Group by with calculated values

I have two tables: costumer table and invoice table. How to calculate sum(value) for each costumer (id) when I have calculated variables in group by statement - without puting code for calculated ...
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Page compression not working?

I have created a table where I have around 100 partitions (per month), all of them are configured to use page compression. After that I'm inserting data to this table month by month. I now would ...
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Need Advice on Normalizing Database

I have a group of database tables that lack normalization. They all have a similar primary key called 'doc_index', which is either a PK by itself or part a composite PK. As you can see below, there ...
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Copying a table in SQL Server database to Oracle database

I am new to database management. I need to copy a particular table "Attendance" in SQL Server database to Oracle database. There is no connection between the two databases. Also, "Attendance" is ...
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Sql Server sys.Traces log

Working with traces on production server I found some mysterious entries to me in sys.Traces, When I run below query it shows me status of all traces as ‘Paused’ along with entries in ...
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Deploy SSRS 2012 report to a distant Sharepoint 2010 server

My installation : - SQL server 2008 r2 + Sharepoint server (main farm) = VM1 - SQL server 2012 + SSRS 2012 (not native mode) = VM2 I would like, if possible , make my SSRS configuration manager ...
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What are alternatives to Replication to distibute data (Microsoft SQL Server)

Is anyone knowledgeable of alternatives to SQL Server replication? I have a scenario where separate databases will share a lot of the same data which complex queries will match against. We want to ...
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Fastest way to migrate database to AlwaysOn cluster

I want to make the fastest migration plan to move a SQL Server database in simple recovery from a standalone server (SQL 2005) to a two node AlwaysOn cluster in full recovery. Some databases are ...
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AWS RDS MSSQL Extremely Slow compared to EC2 with MSSQL

Background - I built a tool which grabs a lot of data from multiple third party APIs and stores it in a MSSQL DB. Then, I built a visualization to display this data in tabular and chart format. ...
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Invalid date format in SSIS

I am using BIDS to export data from Oracle to SQL server. I am using OLEDB source and destination. I have around 6 datetime fields in ORACLE out of which two fields give no problem while 4 fields give ...
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Finding Item's distribution over customer routes

Please help me to find a solution. I have two tables [CustomerMaster and SalesData] as shown below. CustomerMaster | CODE | NAME | ROUTE | DIVISION | |------|------------|-------|----------| ...
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What is the best solution to implement to replicate a database, with a purging process is in place

I am planning to implement a solution solution to create a separate database for reporting purposes (read only). I thought of implementing transactional replication to solve this problem, however I ...
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Re: How do you translate this into SQL Server

How do I translate this into SQL Server: select -Sum((12=[GroupNum])*[BoardStatus]) AS G12 FROM QryAllBoardsByPacketIDs INNER JOIN tBsReportGroups ON ...
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How can I link to query file that opens in SQL Server Management Studio showing database login window?

Background: I have many tasks at work everyday. I have a query at work that needs to be performed everyday(number of queries may increase). I have general(good enough) ability in computers, ...
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Sql job fails when connection string is updated with port number,where as it succeeds without port number

We have a sql job which creates package dynamically based on metadata config values.We have specified connection string of servers in below format. Source : sat\sql2012,5000 ...
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How to perform same DML statements on two different servers (Oracle and SQL-Server) simultaneously

I have two servers, Oracle and SQL-Server. I have same database on both the servers. I want to perform DML (insert,update,delete). How can I perform same DML statements on both the servers ...
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Is it good practice to keep 2 related tables (using auto_increment PK) to have the same Max of auto_increment ID when table1 got modified?

This question is about good design practice in database. Let see this example, we have 2 interrelated tables: Table1 textID - text 1 - love.. 2 - men... ... Table2 rID - textID 1 - 1 2 ...
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Package parameter blank in SSIS catalog

I have deployed a package with 2 package parameters which had their values set inside the package prior to deployment. However if I look at those parameters in my SSIS catalog project the values of ...
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SQL Server starts normally from Windows Services screen, but shows error through SQL Server Configuration Manager. Why?

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance that has worked fine for years. There have been no changes that I am aware of. Recently, I found that if I stop and then start the instance in SQL Server ...
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Error updating zoned field from SQL Server stored procedure linked server to iSeries

I'm trying to update a table on an iSeries (AS400) within a SQL Server stored procedure using linked server, but it is failing when trying to update a column defined as zoned. In my stored ...
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How to create a versioning DDL/DML change script for SQL Server?

I have an application which has a database, and some versions of the application introduce schema changes. To make installation easier (?), I figured I want to create a meta table which contains the ...
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Database analysis

I have database which that store the sold products in Orders Table and another table called Transaction to set the time and the total price for the individual order ,my question is: How to combined ...
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Table with multiple lookups

I bet this may be a duplicate and I'm not forming the question correctly, so feel free to point me in the right direction. Background We have a SQL Server with some legacy data. They're all ...
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date wise report and order by date

I have a table where I need to get this report format like this in datewise totals. I have 3 columns which are t_reference,t_pa_number,t_pa_name,t_date_time_issued from tickets table. date 17 ...