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How can I do a differential query (delta plus/minus) telling me what rows are in view A that are not in view B and vice versa?

I have two views which use radically different means to accomplish what I hope is the same end view. One uses complex query expressions and walks entire giant tables and is highly expensive, and the ...
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SQL Server keeps crashing [closed]

I have had SQL Server 2012 on my server for about 6 months. Over the last few weeks, a problem has developed, whereby the SQL Server stops functioning, and any attempt to connect or query returns the ...
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Configuring SQL Server Job agent

I am trying to configure the SQL Server Job Agent using the following scripts USE [msdb] GO CREATE USER [mydbuser] FOR LOGIN [mydbuser] GO EXEC sp_addrolemember N'db_datareader', N'mydbuser' GO EXEC ...
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What is a good Diff tool when comparing on-premise to SQL Azure? [closed]

We're working on migrating our database (~400 tables) from SQL 2008 R2 to SQL Azure. We're currently in the proof-of-concept stage, figuring out the process we'll be following. We have a process that ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services Slow TotalTimeDataRetrieval Fast ExecuteReaderTime

I wrote a report that is executed by a few hundred users each day and the underlying stored procedure for the data set only takes milliseconds to execute. According to the ...
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Inserting rows into other table whilst preserving IDENTITY

I'm performing ETL logic on a SQL Server table. I'm going to be synchronizing data from one table to another. For all of the records that need to be added to the target table based on the source ...
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Shrink database operation in maintenance plan failed

See updates below I have a nightly DB maintenance plan and it's causing some strange behaviour. About 1 out of 10 runs it causes the DB to not response to queries. It takes about 5 minutes for the ...
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SQL Server help tables?

If I write in SQL Server : SELECT number FROM master..spt_values WHERE Type = 'P' ORDER BY Number I get a list of sequential numbers which I can already use, instead of writing a table with ...
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How does paging work with ROW_NUMBER in SQL Server?

I have an Employee table that has one million records. I have following SQL for paging data in a web application. It is working fine. However what I see as an issue is - the derived table tblEmployee ...
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Performance on SQL Join

I have a query which takes ages to run mainly due to a join between 2 tables on a PK and FK. The Key is prefixed with 2 letters (which is always the same, RN) followed by 7 digits So RN1234567 for ...
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Bandwidth usage in Sql Server

Our compagny has a central Sql Server Database which is connected to many applications (Web, Backend/Frontend services, backoffice, ..) This database is hosted in a small country (for taxing ...
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Stateful views in SQL Server

Actually I got stuck while searching a materialized view approach in SQL Server. My problem was that I have two databases and I have created some views whose functionality is to read data from one DB ...
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sql_slovak_cp1250_ci_as vs Slovak_CI_AS

Can someone explain to me what is the difference between collation sql_slovak_cp1250_ci_as vs Slovak_CI_AS? I have a db set to sql_slovak_cp1250_ci_as and shared hosting supports only Slovak_CI_AS. ...
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Connecting to a SQL Server database from a Flash program [closed]

I currently have the ability to utilize Microsoft SQL Server 2012. I am developing a project with Adobe Flash Builder 4.7. If I link my database with Adobe Flash Builder is there any additional ...
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Size of the ldf file increasing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space? I have some sql server database for which recovery model is set to full.Now for some databases the ldf ...
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SQL Server BPA 2008R2

I have been using SQL Server BPA for getting good information from Microsoft. I was using its 2005 version in which I used to export the results in CSV format but recently I got two new servers which ...
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Allowing end users to kill their own queries

I am an end user (programmer/analyst) without permissions to kill my own queries in our datawarehouse. This causes problems when I need one killed (like right now - 5:30 on a Friday afternoon) and ...
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weird sql server behavior when inserting and selecting

Today after one of the drives on our sql server ran out of space. The drive contained eventracker logs, so I didn't think it was a big deal, but then I noticed when I insert a record into a database, ...
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Does SQL Server cache data results for DAO?

I was surprised to be confronted with the idea that using .NET and DAO one could make use of the SQL Server data cache in a way not at all possible with stored procedures (which benefit from the plan ...
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What is the difference between a “record” and a “row” in SQL Server?

There was a rather innocuous question about adding dates and times in SQL Server that set off a rather fascinating taxonomic debate. So how do we differentiate between these related terms and how we ...
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Is there a combination of columns in sys.dm_exec_sessions that is unique per the server?

In SQL Server, each session has its own spid. Spids are unique at any given notice, but spids, like process and thread identifiers in the OS are recycled. However sys.dm_exec_sessions has other ...
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View SQL's errorlog in Amazon RDS

Is there a way to view the SQL Server errorlogs in Amazon's RDS? I usually use sp_ReadErrorlog, but in RDS we need to be a member of securityadmin role.
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With the advent of integrated source control, do stored procedure changes still need comments?

Back in the old days, my team had a policy that any stored procedure modification required comments in two places: Top of the stored procedure with an overall summary of the changes made Comments ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Diagram Error Code

I have sysadmin privileges on a SQL Server 2008 R2 server. I'm working with the development database and want to save a database diagram I created. When I try to save I get the following error ...
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SQL Server 2012 database backup successfully report but no backup file

I have created maintenance plan in SQL Server 2012. And every day, the maintenance plan should backup the database. There is no database backup file when I look in the folder where the backups must ...
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Dynamic pivot: sum of sales per month

My table is like this: Sitecode Month Amount -------- ----- ------ XX Jan 1000 XX Jan 3000 XX Apr 3000 XX Apr 1000 What I want is, to ...
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Error while restoring database in SQL Server 2008 R2

This error occurs while I restore database from .bak file A system assertion check has failed. Check the SQL Server error log for details. Typically, an assertion failure is caused by a software ...
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SQL Server - How many type of timeout can happen, and how?

When working with SQL Server, there can be multiple application host accessing it, and each application can have one or many connection. Each connection can potentially have multiple transaction ...
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WSUS for SQL server patching

Can we patch Microsoft SQL server using WSUS? Is it not recommended?
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How to Find the Foreign Key Associated with a Given Primary Key

All, I want a way to establish which columns in a given database are joined via PK/FK relationships. I can return the PK/FK information for a given table via SELECT * FROM ...
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SQL Server : Transactional Replication Filter By Computed Column

There is a database that contains records for multiple groups of people. These records do not contain a column indicating which group the record is "owned" by (very frustrating). I need to setup ...
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SQL Server 2008: Diff table data on different servers with exact schema

I'm trying to find a good open source tool that simply compares data in a database on one server to a table (of the same schema) on another server. Then I want to generate INSERT statements for the ...
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Availability Groups and Partition Swapping

Is it possible to use SQL 2012 Availability Groups over two machines and perform partition swapping on the primary machine ?
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Remote Desktop Session's Machine ID for SQL Server Query

How to get machine name of a user, who is connected on an instance through Remote Desktop and used windows authentication login. I need it for each query she has executed. sys.dm_exec_connections just ...
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Verify all Stored Procedures

How can I verify all stored procedures in a SQL Server database? I need to verify if all stored procedures still work, after some tables/views etc. have been deleted or changed.
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Best Practice to update columnstore indexed tables

I have a table with aprox. 22 Bn rows, for each month I have made one partition that and each partition has two data files. I created the columnstore index on this table and the performance ...
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SQL Server Event Alerts Lack Enough Details

I setup SQL Server Alerts to send me emails whenever certain events (by severity) occur. Below is an example of en email I received for a "014 - Insufficient Permission" severity event of Type "SQL ...
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How do I add minutes to a time data type?

I have a stored procedure which inserts two records into a table, the difference between the records is that the time column of the second record is @MinToAdd after the first: CREATE PROCEDURE ...
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improving this goal query

Goal joining the two tables: tbl_quickSearchParam (fulltext search results) against tbl_product ( active products : prod_status = 1, group by prod_image_name) create table tbl_product ( ...
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How much of a view is persisted when you create an index?

Say I have a view defined by the following SQL: SELECT t1.id, t2.name, t3.address FROM Table1 as t1 INNER JOIN Table2 t2 ON t1.id = t2.tID INNER JOIN Table3 t3 ON t1.id = t3.tID From what I ...
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How much overhead is involved with querying a DB on the same server?

History The company I work for had two databases, DB A and DB B, on two different servers. A contains information pulled from a COTS application database in addition to information from our own ...
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Is there a SQL Server equivalent to “OVERRIDING USER VALUE”

While googling I found about the OVERRIDING USER VALUE parameter for an INSERT for IBM's iSeries. Is there an equivalent command for Microsoft SQL Server versions 2005 or newer to allow you to ...
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Find fulltext indexes in SQL Server 2008

How do I find a list of tables that have a FULLTEXT INDEX applied to them on a given database? For example, you can enable and disable a FULLTEXT INDEX like this: ALTER FULLTEXT INDEX ON ...
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Possible Causes of a Slow Sql View When Filtered

I have a view in Sql Server 2008 that when performing just a: SELECT * FROM [Table] Will return roughly 40000 rows by 130 columns. Here are 6 runs with client statistics on (roughly 7 seconds ...
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SQL Server 2000 performance

I have a SQL server with about 150 tables and the 5 tables that are used the most consist of over 10 million rows each. I'm trying to see why the performance of the server has been diminishing day by ...
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cannot connect to sql server in single user mode

I have started my SQL Server 2008 sqlcst02\inst01 in Single User Mode by appending the ;-m to the end of the startup parameters for this instance in SQL Server Configuration Manager. I have stopped ...
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Remote queries and linked servers

I have 2 servers with SQL Server 2008 R2: INT & CRM. I need to run an SSIS package on INT, which uses data from both an INT database and a CRM database. It's painfully slow. I tried this to ...
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Does sp_droparticle @force_invalidate_snapshot=1 invalidate the entire snapshot?

Forgive this simple SQL Server question, but if I just want to remove a single stored procedure from snapshop replication (2008 SQL Server R2), if I call sp_droparticle, will it invalidate the entire ...
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Stored procedure encryption and master service master key, SQL Server 2008

Is the Service Master Key (SMK) used to encrypt stored procedures in SQL Server 2008? I know it is used for data, but what about database objects? If the Service Master Key is not used, then I would ...
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Sql Server rollback to some point in time

This seems like a fairly common scenario, yet I'm not sure how to do this. I have a very large database (think a lot of terabytes), which makes it impossible to create a full backup. At some point, I ...