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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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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Does it make sense to order condition in where query?

We have a clustered index in table Tbl with order of A,B,C. Does it make senses to write a query to have WHERE A = @a, B = @b, C = @c or it'll be as same as WHERE C = @c, B = @b, A = @a Does the ...
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Database going to Suspect mode [closed]

I have a frequent problem, that is one of my databases goes to suspect mode. Many times I have recovered it with: ALTER DATABASE Your_Db SET EMERGENCY DBCC checkdb('Your_Db') ALTER DATABASE Your_Db ...
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Reporting services scheduled reports are clogging up sql job history log

This is a bit of a cross-disciplinary question - Hopefully I’ve posted in the right place. SQL server 2008 R2 Question: How can I limit the number of rows in [sysjobhistory] for specific jobs, ...
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Last few rows from a non-indexed table in Oracle

I'm trying to run a query on an Oracle DB through SQL Server [dont' ask, it's a requirement] The Oracle table in question [lets call it hugeTable] has over 200 million rows and no index. I'm not ...
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Is it possible to create a function in SQL server to act as clause e.g. Where or Limit

I've found a simple way to mimic the limit clause is SQL server by using SELECT * FROM customers OFFSET 22 ROWS FETCH NEXT 5 ROWS ONLY I'd like to replace those two line with LIMIT(22, 5) e.g. ...
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What is the quickest way to restore a DB

Lately I have been finding myself restoring a DB to my local instance of SQL-server a lot more. I wanted to speed up the process by writing a script and then just executing it in order to restore over ...
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Set default value for all columns with specific name within a database

I've got a database that includes an int column project_id on many tables, and I want to script setting the default value to a specific value for all columns with that name in the database. Note that ...
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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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How to install/enable DAX functions in SQL Server [closed]

How to install/enable DAX functions in SQL Server? I want to pivot and use some Excel functions in SQL Server
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Setup for Availability Group with Analysis Services

We currently have one server with the Database Engine, SSAS, SSRS and SSIS all running on it. We are moving to a two server Availability Group setup. Currently I am not too worried about resources ...
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Database design for a table with both bulk insert and single row insert

I have to design a table where records will be inserted in two ways. Bulk insert from a batch process from a delimited text file between 2 - 3 million rows in a short burst. Later the same records ...
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Store logging in separate or existing database?

In a .NET WebForms project we want to log certain actions in a database for a year. The estimate is that the log will have a maximum size of 1GB (20.000 records per day of 10 fields) that will ...
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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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How to extend the Central Management Server in SSMS?

I'm looking into Central Management Server and I'm a bit surprised there's no 'Custom Reports' node in SSMS to add things into. It seems like that's exactly where you would want to place something ...
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Is it possible to use a temp table in a data flow source?

I have a data flow in a 2012 SSIS package where I'm trying to use a temp table as the data source. I'm using an OLE DB data source with a SQL Command Data access mode. My code looks like this: ...
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Slow Performance of Parametrized Query in Excel due to Parameter Datatype

I'm pulling Data from a SQL Server 2008 into Excel using a Parametrized ODBC Query created by the Excel Wizard. (Data-->getExternalData/FromOtherSources-->FromDataConnectionWizard-->ODBC DSN) My ...
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Temporarily splitting a SQL Server cluster

I currently have a pair of database servers up and running separately, but with the same structure and (hopefully) the same data on both of them. The applications that utilize the data from these ...
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SQL Server Agents Jobs failed when executed on schedule but succeeds when executed manually

I have a SQL job running an SSIS Package. This job can run manually but failed to run on schedule. The below is the error message generated. Any help will be highly appreciated. Code: 0x4004300A ...
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Index Tuning Question

I have the following query: SELECT T1.ITEMID, T1.ITEMTYPE, T1.PURCHMODEL, T1.HEIGHT, T1.WIDTH, T1.SALESMODEL, T1.COSTGROUPID, T1.REQGROUPID, T1.EPCMANAGER, ...
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How to write a query which finds all circular references when a table references itself? (II)

I have the following schema (names changed), which I cannot change: CREATE TABLE MyTable ( Id INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, ParentId INT NOT NULL ); ALTER TABLE MyTable ADD FOREIGN KEY ...
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How to deploy SSIS package with XML config, using SQL agent

I wonder if anyone can help me with a question. Context I've created a database which needs a front end in MS Excel. When the user presses upload button I want it to start an SSIS package which moves ...
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Update on view over partitioned tables updating all indexes

We have a table, which is partitioned through a date field into separate years. There is a view over all of these tables (Call) Schema is as follows: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Call_2015]( [calID] ...
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SQL Server : what licence is required? [closed]

I want to use SQL Server for a big project and was wanting to know what licence is needed, Enterprise or Standard? I have 2 servers and I'm looking to have the first as a primary and the second as a ...
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Converting a varchar date into a date (dd/mm/yy)

I have a CSV file that has dates written like this: 250909,240909 and they get stored in a SQL Server database as varchars. How do I get it to convert them into dates so that it gets displayed like ...
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Multiple Trace Files or Replay

I am just wondering how useful the replay functionality of SQL profiler is. The issue I have is that I can capture a workload from production with little overhead, however I would not be able to ...
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How to avoid copy of audit trace files

My database is copying all of SQL-Server trace data file everyday. The result is I have to delete them manually everyday because hard disk gets filled. How can I stop this?
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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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Cannot open database “user_auth.mdf” requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user 'web_user'

I am trying to deploy my first VB.NET application on GODADDY. I created a SQL server database and was able to create tables using SQL Server Management Studio. I created a user web_user and was able ...
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Undo Deleted Records [duplicate]

My Database has Full BackUp Plan on Every Morning on 01:00 Am. Today I came to work and Deleted all of the Records in a table by mistake in sql server management Studio by running this command delete ...
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sql expiry date use Trigger OR Schedule a Job

I have this table : Now, i like the way when the date expires. EndTime < GETDATE() expire field is true. What method should I use? use a trigger to true or a schedule job that run before run ...
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Execution Plan in Microsoft SQL Server

I have a stored procedure in my database. As per my knowledge it's pre-compiled subroutine. Question 1: If I execute following queries from Hibernate, will database create a separate execution plan ...
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Rebuilding an entire Microsoft SQL Server Database

Is there a suggested way to rebuild an entire SQL Server database from another database in SQL Server 2012 SP2? Let me explain... we have a database that we are trying to enable partial containment ...
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Create Meaningful Visualization for Large Set of Tables [closed]

I'm trying to create a meaningful, usable visualization for my company's ERP database. I've extracted a skeleton of the database so I can make changes without modifying the production environment. ...
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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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HierarchyID: Get all descendants for a list of parents

I have a list of parent ids like this 100, 110, 120, 130 which is dynamic and can change. I want to get all descendants for specified parents in a single set. To get children for a single parent I ...
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Struggling with normalisation (database design critique)

I'm relatively new to database design and have been reading up a lot on best practice, and I'm starting to design a schema for a new application that will be developed and I am struggling with a few ...
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Distributed transaction coordinator between SQL Server and Oracle

I'm not sure about distributed transaction coordinator so please bare with me on this, I'm probably asking this question wrong. I know distributed transaction coordinator is used in SQL Server and can ...
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How to separate Stored Procedures (i.e. all the business logic) from Client Database so that it only contains client data?

Scenario: Our Application Database (in SQL Server 2012) contains entire business logic in the Stored Procedures (SPs). Everytime we have to publish the DB to the client, it unnecessarily results in ...
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Execute T-SQL Only If AlwaysOn Database Is Primary

Little background on the system. It is SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Group with 1 primary and 1 secondary. I have been following this article (SSIS with AlwaysOn) to make SSIS work with ...
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SQL Server: Log Shipping in “restoring” state: Can I temporarily take it out of restoring to check it?

I know it is normal for the target db to be in "restoring" state I also would like to do a few queries as a sanity check that the data is all up to date. Can I take it to a read only, non-restoring ...
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CROSS APPLY giving 'incorrect syntax' error on one SQL Server 2008 R2 database, with compat level = 100?

I'm copying a stored procedure from a test database to a production one. Both are on SQL 2008 R2 servers, but test has SP 2 installed and prod is still RTM. The same CREATE PROCEDURE code will run ...
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Restore All Databases Script

I am migrating SQL Server DBs to a new instance. I have been told that it is possible to dynamically build a RESTORE script from available backups in the system catalog. Does anyone know of a sample ...
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Removing a string prefix

I have a string of numbers that I need to trim a portion from using TSQL. The string of numbers will always start with 101 then it will have a set of 0s and a set of random numbers. Example: ...
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Query Plan Different When Using Compiled Values

I have pulled out an execution plan from the plan cache and from the XML pulled out the compiled values. Then I have run the query in SSMS using the compiled values and the query plans are different ...
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How to count all relationships in a database?

I am developing a web application, which stores data in a Microsoft SQL Server database. My project manager has to deliver a report to non-tecnhical higher-ups, and thinks that it will read impressive ...
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Does READ UNCOMMITTED have the same effect as AUTOCOMMIT=1?

AFAIK running transactions as READ UNCOMMITTED means that there is no lock, so every change caused by a transaction is immediately visible to other transactions. Is it correct to assume that this is ...
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In which server does the snapshot agent run?

While configuring a publisher for replication, we execute sp_startpublication_snapshot SP and provide the publication name as a parameter to the SP. We do not specify the distribution server's ...
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Create failed for Index 'ClusteredColumnStoreIndex'. Timeout expired

I am creating Clustered Column Store Index in SQL Server 2014. I am getting error as "Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not ...
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SQL Blocking, SPID of -2

We have some blocking going on in our database and when I run sp_who2, in the BlkBy field, I see "-2" for two of the rows. What does this mean? Running SQL Server 2008 R2