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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Implementation of SSL ON SQL SERVER DEFAULT INSTANCE

We've purchased an SSL certificate for our Server with a specific CN and implemented the certificate on IIS. We imported the same certificate on the SQL Server machine. However, when trying to ...
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Multiple Table Pivot

I have a few tables that need to be converted into a single new table. I'm positive (un)pivot is the solution to the problem. However, I'm uncertain what the best way is to unpivot data from ...
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Database events that will cause deletion of index

In SQL server if we try to change a data type of a column having index ,then it deletes the indexes associated with that column and changes the data type . I was not aware of it and was faced problem ...
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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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How do I include nulls during comparisons in SQL Server?

So basically in SQL Server a NULL means there is no value and thus can't be compared which returns some unexpected results. For example, the following query doesn't return rows where value IS NULL ...
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Replicating a SQL Server database & Optimization

We got a database of approximately 100-120 GB on a server with 128GB ram, while the db is sitting on an 256 GB SSD drive. The bulk of the database space is spent on the tables below: Page_contents ...
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distributed queries are configured to run in single-threaded apartment mode

I have sql server 2008 R2 64bit Developer's Edition Installed on my machine. And Microsoft Office 2010 Professional 32bit. I have been trying to import some Excel data from an Excel sheet into a sql ...
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Design of an application log database

We are generating logs like following example(this is a table no actual pipes): 2014-06-10 09:00:03.457 | Channel1 | Operation3 | Function15 | 15ms 2014-06-10 09:00:08.245 | Channel2 | Operation5 | ...
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How to improve this queries performance by indexing properly?

Hi here i have a query and i need to improve the performance of this query.Can anyone suggest me like how to convert the clustered index scan to index seek. DECLARE @now DateTime; DECLARE ...
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Restricting Database Access/Functions to User Groups?

We've been having issues with Databases being DROPed or RESTOREd WITH REPLACE with the incorrect backup etc... I'm developing a plan right now on how to restrict access and I have some questions. ...
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Query databases on different servers

How can I create a query that will find all the databases on different servers? I have four servers, PRDSVR, UATSVR, DEVSVR, TRNSVR; with either copies of the same database on each server or ...
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What are the most effective techniques to reduce SQL Server disk space use when updating all rows in a very large table?

Given a SQL Server table with a large number of rows no columns with large-value data types multiple indexes more allocated space than available for the largest possible transaction log size a ...
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Maintaining Referential Integrity with a Filestream enabled database

We have a production database which is filestream enabled and has grown, within a year, to about 20Gb as it stores documents. On many occasions we need to bring the live data back to UAT or Dev ...
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SSRS slow opening a Datasource

While optimizing a report, I discovered that the time reported by TimeDataRetrieval in ExecutionLog2 was a couple of seconds longer than the query times shown in SQL Server Profiler for that report ...
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Error Logs various questions

I'm slowly collecting and trying to analyze lot of information on all of our instances (2008R2 SP1). I'm now going through the Error Logs and I've couple of question. There is a lot about error log ...
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Getting each status change in a table

I have a table that holds status changes per item. The item can go in and out of a status multiple times. ItemTable (ItemId int, Status varchar(50), DateOfChange date) I need to pull the date of ...
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Autogrowth - Percentage Use?

Is it best not to use Percentage file growth for autogrowth settings? The below recommends using percent value growth for databases under 500GB but is this recommended? ...
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Is there a way to generate table create script in TSQL?

Is there a way to generate a create script from an existing table purely in T-SQL (that is without using SMO, since T-SQL does not have access to SMO). Let's say a stored procedure that receives a ...
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Is it viable to attribute permissions to SQL Server virtual accounts (NT Service\SQLSERVERAgent, etc)?

Using MS SQL Server 2012 in Microsoft Windows Server 2008. I am somewhat confused by the New Account Types Available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual Windows accounts [NT ...
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Understanding how sys.dm_exec_requests represents queries being rolled back

I'm not sure whether this was an actual problem or just a normal situation where I needed to wait for rollback to finish. In either case, some insight would be appreciated. Background details I ...
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Error: “To run a ssis package outside of sql server data tools you must install send successful email of Integration Services or higher.”

Version SSIS 2012. Package was originally 2005 ver. Package on file system. DB Engine / Agent on Host 1, SSIS on Host 2. Execution from Host 2 runs successfully. Execution from Host 1 gives the ...
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Is data encrypted by ENCRYPTBYPASSPHRASE() protected by the service master key?

In a recent question, What does the Service Master Key protect?, it was suggested that the service master key protects, among other things, data encrypted by ENCRYPTPASSPHRASE(). Is this true?
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Merge replication issue : conflicts with new data

I set up merge replication with SQL Server 2008, I am having issues when creating new data on clients and trying to synchronize with the remote server. Pulling data from the server works fine. But ...
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Distributed - across multiple databases or servers - Transactions

I have some doubts related to transactions in SQL. I perform below steps. Connection 1 open for DB1 database Begin transaction for Connection 1 Run the commands on Connection 1 Connection 2 open for ...
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CTE query doesn't print the right structure?

I have this table which represents hierarchy : childID parentID NAME siblingOrder 1 1 a 0 212 1 ab 1 112 ...
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How to join multiple tables (SQL) to find the difference between an order and shipped quantities?

I have a collection of orders that were submitted to an internal ERP, which were processed and partially shipped. The table hierarchy is as follows: Order table contains OrderReference(PO), OrderID ...
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SQL Server Trace - Filter on System Processes

Is there a way to filter a (2008 R2) profiler trace on a specific system process? I don’t mean the usual server process (SPID), but the system processes that append “s” onto the end of a SPID (eg ...
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Problem adding a new node to a SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster

I tried to add a new node to SQL Server (2012 Standard) Failover, that is already installed on another node in Windows2012 Failover Cluster I have an issue with non editable field wiht input for SQL ...
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Using Change Data Capture with a frequently changing schema

We are following an agile development process, which in this case means that we frequently make changes to the database schema, e.g. adding new columns, moving data to other columns, etc. Is there a ...
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Database design for conditional detail table

I have an expense management system for monthly expenses. Expenses are of two types: one-time monthly expenses, and daily expenses for each day of month. I have created the following tables: ...
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IDENTITY_INSERT is set to OFF?

Here is my script of my db , CREATE TABLE [dbo].[MyTable]( [ID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [Code] [nvarchar](25) NULL, [Name] [nvarchar](25) NULL, [dob] [date] NULL , CONSTRAINT [PK_MyTable] ...
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Can you grant an Active Directory Group rights on a linked server?

I am trying to grant rights to an Active Directory Group on a Linked Server. I am unable to do it; it only allows me to grant rights to individual active directory users. Does anyone know how to ...
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Reorganize full text catalog is offline or online?

I need to schedule a Full Text Search Maintenance and I was reading this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms176095.aspx. Reading this documentation I am supposing that I need to ...
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Why do I need to use a sub query to filter down a grouped select?

If I do this -- SELECT dv.Name ,MAX(hb.[DateEntered]) as DE FROM [Devices] as dv INNER JOIN [Heartbeats] as hb ON hb.DeviceID = dv.ID WHERE DE < '2013-03-04' GROUP BY dv.Name ...
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Select the top 5 records and the specific column from each table in the same database

I have 50+ tables in a database. I don't want to use the following SQL on each table in a database. select top 10 * from {table_name} So, is it possible to display the first 10 records PLUS only ...
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Twice job results in sql server, last one is left in progress

I have the job MP - Create CSV which execute a package SSIS in sql server 2008, when I check for the job history I see the result at step 0, I expand and I have 2 results for the step 1. Fist result ...
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Automatically restart SQL Server 2008

Is there a "best" way to automatically restart SQL Server on a regular basis? I read that I could create a batch file to net start, net stop the agent and service in a batch file and schedule that, ...
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ORDER BY clause is allowed over column that is not in SELECT list?

In theory, every statement in SQL Server create virtual table passed to next statement. In other words, when FROM and Where clause are finished, next step is SELECt columns from virtual group created ...
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Determining if indexes are redundant

I have a table with the following structure: Id (int identity PK) FooId (int FK) BarId (int FK) QuxId (int FK) Other fields The following indexes have been defined: PK (Id), clustered Index1 ...
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Problem with sp_Updatestats

I am having a problem when running sp_updatestats on my database it generates an error when my emp table is updating and disconnects I will paste the error here Updating [dbo].[emp] Msg 0, Level 11, ...
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What is the Maximum Merge Articles in Merge Replication [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hard limitation for merge replication article count? I am using merge replication in SQL 2012. I am looking here: Maximum Capacity Specifications for SQL Server (2012) ...
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IN Clause causes Execution plan to change from Nested Loops to Hash Match

I'm tuning a query and have discovered some behaviour I'm not clear about. If I remove the WHERE IN clause the query runs in 3 seconds instead of 3 minutes. There only 7 rows returned in the ...
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“lock request time out period exceeded” Error When Trying to See DB Hierarchies

I'm having problems with a database. I can run basic queries, albeit much slower than normal. When I attempt to view the hierarchy trees for tables, views, or procedures in SSMS Object Explorer, I ...
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Active Directory domain being shutdown— Do I have to update my DBO accounts?

I manage a SQL Server machine (with SQL Server 2000 and 2005 installed) that was first created on an Active Directory domain that we are transitioning away from and are about to shut down. All of my ...
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What is different between SQL-Server versions 2008R2 and 2012

Dear SQL Server experts, Can you tell me the different between SQL-Server 2008 R2 and SQL-Server 2012 versions? I designed my product with version 2008 but when I tried to buy a licence, Microsoft ...
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Capture all queries that use hints

How can I capture or list all queries that use hints and have executed since the last instance restart? I am using SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition.
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Design best practices for last tracking with indexed view

My tables structure is below : TbDoc (ID int , ...) TbDocActions( ID Int, DocID Int, Date DateTime, col1 int, col2 int, ...) I want to have indexed view to get last TbDocActions columns for ...
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How to log successful login attempts to a database?

Is there a way to log database name when auditing logins in SQL Server (2005 and above)? I basically want to log the username and the database name the user successfully connected to. I have tried ...
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Configure second SQL Server Alias for named instance

In my devopment environment (Win 2008 server) are running two sql server 2008 instances (default and named instance). Already one Sql alias is configured and pointing to the default instance. I want ...
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LogShipping frequency for backup/copy/restore

I wish to create a LogShipping job that runs every 5 minutes. What is the best way to do this so that the backup/copy/restore does not collide? Maybe Sql server knows how to handle this, but I was ...