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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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. ...
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Installing printer_php.dll onto an azure website

Has anyone been able to get this extension running on a php based azure website? The extension just basically allows you to print stuff with your printer. I've configured my php.ini to find the ...
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Trigger vs Stored Procedure

Does a trigger have a better performance over a stored procedure considering both have same block of code? Trigger is invoked implicitly. Does this have any impact on performance?
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How to test a SQL Server 2012 Cryptographic Provider

One of the nodes in my SQL Server 2012 availability group has been having problems with an external cryptographic provider. It's current separate from the rest of the availability group and can't be ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Replication - Multiple Publications on a single database

I have hit a problem and I need an idea of where to look or how to resolve. I have setup a publication and 2 subscriptions to it, 1 running on a schedule and the other running continuously. I need ...
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Thoughts on further optimizations

So I have this application. It runs on a server. There is a portion of the code that is taking around 10-15 seconds to run, it contains some queries, logic, as well as some code to update the ...
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How can I lock an INSERT operation

OK, I know the title is confusing, let me rephrase with a description of the problem. The environment is SQL Server 2012. I have a table with Customers Id 1 And a table with their transactions ...
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Problem when querying audit file when audit is enabled

I'm trying to audit DML operations for a specific principle on a database. For this, I configured Audit under Server -> Security and Database -> Database Audit Specifications and enabled both of them. ...
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SQL Server : error 15208 Level 16, State 1, Line 1

Trying to Backup a certificate from SQL Server causes this error: Msg 15208, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 The certificate, asymmetric key, or private key file does not exist or has invalid format. ...
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DBCC error reported

In the SQL Server, I have these errors reported in the error log "Could not export certificate, trying again with random name. If this is a mkmastr build then this is an error." "Creating ...
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How to fix deadlock caused by “X” locks on same resource?

I have the following <resource-list>: <resource-list> <keylock hobtid="72058301601677312" dbid="7" objectname="myDatabase.dbo.TableOne" indexname="PK_TableOne" id="lock2c336fb380" ...
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Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.ScoException: The specified driver is invalid

Trying to install SQL Server and I keep getting this error: "Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.ScoException: The specified driver is invalid." Any ideas where to start troubleshooting?
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Crazy SSRS Issue

We are working a data center migration and are to the SSRS boxes and I am having trouble. SSRS is installed on a server alone pointing to the ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB on a different SQL ...
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Full text catalog missing a keyword

We have a full text catalog on one of our databases but one keyword does not work. e.g: select * from table where name = 'jon' -- result set returns as expected select * from table where ...
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Log not truncating due to xpt_checkpoint

I have a DB on a SQL Server 2014 instance. I have a memory-optimized filegroup, but as yet, no memory optimized tables. I also have a FILESTREAM filegroup, which contains 1 FILETABLE and a Primary ...
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SSIS package error, can't find pre-compiled script

I'm working with an SSIS package (Visual Studio and BIDS/SQL Server 2005 SP3) and out of the blue my script tasks have started failing to compile. The actual error message: Validation error. ...
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How can I deploy a composite data tier application (DACPAC) from Managment Studio?

I have SQL Server Managment Studio 2014 installed and want to use it to Deploy a Data-tier application (dacpac) via the GUI. My database solution consists of two .dacpac files, where one package ...
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mirroring on sql server 2012 on different windows server 2012

I have 2 servers *.203 and *.205 I have sql server 2012 on each of them I tried to make mirroring between them every thing goes successfuly but when I tried to start mirroring it gives me ...
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sql server snapshot replication compatibility issue

I have 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 and I am trying to set up Snapshot Replication over the Internet. I have successfully managed to get the subscriber to connect, but now as the Job executes on the ...
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Wait Stats, Server Up Time and CXPACKET

I have been looking at the following post and using the query to look at my top wait stats: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/wait-statistics-or-please-tell-me-where-it-hurts/ My top wait stat is ...
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Which bitness of SQL Server Express will be compatible?

I need to install SQL Server Express on a Win 7/64-bit system, but I must have MS Office 2010/32 bit installed. Would I be correct in assuming that I must use the 32 bit version of SQL Server ...
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SQL Server: efficient query with (double) linked servers

I am DBA of server A (SQL Server 2008R2), linked to server B (SQL Server 2012SP1), linked to server C (not sure which version). I have no control on server C, and I cannot contact its DBA. On server ...
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How can I obtain concurrent deletes for this table?

We have a program that is currently doing something to the effect of: SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ COMMITTED BEGIN TRANSACTION UPDATE [Source].[dbo].[SourceTable] SET [ProcessedOn] = ...
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how can I track down the source of “Internal connection fatal error”?

I'm working on a 6-700 line SQL script today. I'm running it from SSMS. Pointing at a SQL 11.0 db. About half the time I run it, I get: An error occurred while executing batch. Error message is: ...
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SQL Server Replication Snapshot Agent login fails

I have setup TRANSACTIONAL REPLICATION from ServerA to ServerB ServerA = Primary Server = SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise ServerB = Secondary Server = SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. I ...