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Data Flow Task Produces No Rows with Declare Statement

I have a SSIS package that is doing a simple SELECT statement and then loading into a table. I have anonymized the sql statement which should be painfully obvious when you look at the table name. I ...
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How to isolate that network is issue of bad query performance [closed]

I would like to know how to isolate SQL Server bad query performance is caused by NETWORK and not the SQL Server. Are there any specific tips and tricks in SSMS, wait types, or specific PerfMon ...
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List table sizes for all tables on all databases

Is there a simple way of listing the size of every table in every database on a MSSQL server? I have used a query on sys.tables to get results for a single database, but we have >100 databases per ...
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What to look for in query execution plans? [closed]

Assuming the query execution is slow, I have collected the xml plan. What should I look for in the actual execution plan. What are the top 10 things I need to watch out for? I know this is a broad ...
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Missing Transaction log in chain, Possible to skip

We have had one of our clients SQL Servers crash and need to restore it to the most recent possible time. We have a full backup from Monday and transaction logs that run every hour up until this ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade (Express to Standard) fails. No “Select Instance”

Hello there, i got stuck in the progress of upgrading 3 systems from SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition --> SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Problem: The Option "Select Instance" in the ...
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How can I change the number of @schedule_uid=N'????' to re-create a SQL Server Agent Job?

I have a SQL Server 2005 job in the SQL-Server Agent Jobs that I need to move/transfer to another updated SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. I was able to script it out and then use it as a new query window ...
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Lazy Writes Performance Issues

My SQL Server sometimes reports high Lazy Writes e.g. "Lazy Writes per second is 119 Writes/sec" What should I be checking to find out why this is high? What are potential causes? Thanks.
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Display table names in titles in SQL Server Management Studio

Does anyone know how to get SQL Server Management Studio to display the Table names in the Title. Right now they are next to useless and every time I need to look at a table I have to reopen it. ...
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Multi tenancy by schema - Deny access to another tenants [closed]

In a multi tenant environment, where the multiple tenants are in the same database and a schema is used to separate each one of them, how can I create a database user (MS SQL SERVER) for each schema, ...
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SQL Server 2012 Publisher SQL Server 2008 Subscriber version issue

So I have a setup where one virtual machine is a SQL Server 2012 publisher and I need to setup merge replication on a SQL Server 2008 subscriber on a different vm. When setting up the subscription ...
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XML queries with case insensitive tag- which is the best query

I had asked question about XML queries with case insensitive tag earlier and i found a solution too. But i also found some other solution. So table was something like DECLARE @myTable TABLE ( yourXML ...
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How to move a SQL Agent Job to another Server?

I'm moving from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008R2, and I see there is one job in the SQL Server Agent Jobs that I need to move but I see it also in the SSIS---> Stored Packages\MSDB\File ...
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Moving primary key constraint from one index to another

I have a SQL Server database, and have run sp_blitz against it. This pulled out that there are a couple of heaps on moderate size tables (a few hundred thousand rows in one case). Most of these ...
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CDC with SSIS: process all changes in order of occurrence

I have a SSIS package that I'm using to sync (in an on going basis) all changes from one table to another. Note that I need to sync ALL changes and not just NET changes. My problem is that I cannot ...
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How to archive a transactional table on another server?

(Feel free to tell me the correct name for this... it is a common scenario!) We have a production SQL Server 2008 box. One table is heavily transactional. It is also purged every few days (old ...
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Memory is not released after the execution stored procedure followed by a process end

I am running a stored procedure in query builder and closing query builder. However, the memory allocated doesn't get released. The stored procedure uses temp tables and drops them immediately after ...
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Database backuped, but “Last database backup” property shows bad date

I have this procedure below to backup database(procedure is in backuped database). Procedure is called by external program. Procedure runs fine, backups are created. But when I want to find out last ...
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Utilizing a single core to 100% doesn't show in perf mon as single cpu being fully utilized

Ever since Windows 2008 I've noticed the following behavior: I'm using a windows 2008R2 VM with two vCPUs but this also works on a physical server. I'm using SQL server 2008 R2 for this example. ...
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Improve Performance -Update query with OR in WHERE

How do we improve this Update query Performance as currently it is taking 1 Minute to update 17643 Rows. Query -> Declare @date datetime = '09-Dec-2013' update #tmp_sp_abc set ...
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XML queries with case insensitive tag

I have a requirement where i want XML tags to be case insensitive in my xml queries. For example: DECLARE @myTable TABLE ( yourXML XML ) INSERT INTO @myTable SELECT '<z><a><b>1&...
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Prefix full text search with numbers in SQL Server

If I create the following table in SQL Server 2008 R2: CREATE TABLE test( id BIGINT IDENTITY NOT NULL, value VARCHAR(10), CONSTRAINT test_pk PRIMARY KEY (id) ); CREATE FULLTEXT CATALOG ...
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Can SQL Server 2008 R2 get email name resolution from Office 365?

We just moved from an on premise Exchange server to Office 365's Exchange Online. My question is, is there any way to still get email name resolution from Office 365? I have many stored procedures ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services Upgrade/Migration

I couldn't find any documentation on this. I'm currently doing a dry run of SSRS 2005 to SSRS 2008 R2 upgrade/migration. I've backed everything up (encryption key and configuration files) and did a ...
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Weird SQL Server instance crash on casting to numeric

While working with C# Entity Framework I noticed a crash of my SQL Server instance. I was able to track it down to this statement: SELECT * FROM dbo.[TestTable] where mpnr in (1099059904, 1038139906,...
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Minimum memory required for SQL Server and database [closed]

I use SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise on my server. The minimum required memory for installing SQL Server is 4GB. I have several databases on my server. How can I determine the minimum required RAM on ...
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Maximum dataset size for a well-performing SQL Server 2012? [closed]

We're planning a project using SQL Server 2012 for storing about a billion records over less than 50 fields. Assuming good hardware, is SQL Server up to that task? Roughly how many request/second can ...
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How accurate is the sys.partition.rows column?

The system view sys.partitions has a column "rows" that is the total number of rows in a given partition. For a table that is not partitioned (or only has one partition depending on how you look at ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express : How do you limit a database's size and retention policy?

I don't work with databases very often and I want to make sure I am going about this the right way. I want to configure a database's file size to not exceed 9 gigs. At the point the database reaches ...
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Patterns/Designs to help with concurrency/performance [closed]

I'm working on a SQL Server 2008 R2 DB and I'm experiencing some performance/concurrency issues with probably the main table in the DB. Problems like slow reads, deadlocks, poor performance in general....
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SQL Server Problems [closed]

I have recently installed SQL Server 2012. I have the Management Studio and the configuration manager. When I open the Management Studio, I have no object to connect to though. I have no SQLExpress to ...
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How to move a database from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2005

What are my options if I need to move a database from SQL Server 2012(32bit) to SQL Server 2005(64bit)? I know I cannot: restore a backup of the database on SQL Server 2005 detach & attach I ...
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SQL Server data files and RAID

I have a server with a RAID1 volume (OS + apps) and a RAID10 volume (database). The RAID10 volume has 6 physical disks. Should I split the SQL Server database into 6 datafiles (one for each physical ...
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In case of multiple updates of the same record in a single transaction, how many versions are being stored?

According to MSDN article by Kimberly L. Tripp, Neal Graves's "SQL Server 2005 Row Versioning-Based Transaction Isolation "... All the earlier versions of a particular record are chained in a linked ...
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SQL Server: How to get the responsiveness of a trigger, without blocking the transaction that fires the trigger?

On a thread today I posed a desire to get code to execute immediately when a record is inserted rather than resorting to polling. Triggers are powerful tools, yet dangerous places to put real code, ...
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Launching a python script from an insert trigger [closed]

We have a nice piece of python that sends some emails and interacts with a cloud system. Works fine. But we have to fire it every few minutes to poll the db. We really need, for business purposes, to ...
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Why can't I view the SQL Server database created by a web application?

I have an ASP.NET MVC web application deployed to IIS on a Windows Server 2012 machine. When the application first starts, it will create the database and tables it needs if necessary through Entity ...
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How do i Optimize/Improve ram while running a massive import into sql server [duplicate]

I currently am importing a massive database of around 180 million records with roughly 300+ columns. I am sure you are all aware this takes a very long time. I am using sql server on a windows server ...
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Recommended best practice for server naming [closed]

We're currently in the process of upgrading to SQL Server 2012, in the past all servers have been installed with a naming convention which contains a "-" in the middle i.e. TS-DBL01 I'm trying to ...
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“When a connection is closed and returned to the pool, the isolation level from the last SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL statement is retained”?

The MSDN online article "Snapshot Isolation in SQL Server" states: "An isolation level has connection-wide scope, and once set for a connection with the SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL statement, ...
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Why do row-versioning isolations use a linked list of versions of record? [closed]

Trying to better understand row-versioning based transaction isolations in SQL Server... According to Kimberly L. Tripp, Neal Graves's "SQL Server 2005 Row Versioning-Based Transaction Isolation": ...
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Does RCSI use less or same space than SNAPSHOT? Why?

Trying to better understand row-versioning based transaction isolations - RCSI (Read Committed Snapshot Isolation and SNAPSHOT) - in SQL Server... MSDN online article "Choosing Row Versioning-based ...
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Specific TempDB insert of UserDB select results in SOS_SCHEDULER_YIELD to ENCRYPTION_SCAN

One of our production systems has exhibited a problem with a single insertion statement into a temp table from our user database. When I comment out the insert/select, the stored proc in question runs ...
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How do I identify the column(s) responsible for “String or binary data would be truncated.”

I am generating some queries automagically with code I wrote to SELECT from a remote Pg database, and insert into a local SQL Server database. However, one of them is generating this error: [...
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Optimising a query against sys.fn_dblog

Looking for assistance improving a query. This query is used to review the last N transactions in the LDF file and then add some useful information like the user, start time, query text, etc.. Here ...
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Can I limit the time a table lock is being held server side?

I have a SQL Azure server with some stored procedures with TABLOCKX hints that I call from C# code on a Windows Azure web role VM. I'm kinda paranoid about those hints - what if there's some network ...
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Enforce Schema-bound views

For reporting purposes, I need to be able to query dependencies between views and underlying tables at column level (via sys.sql_expression_dependencies). One way to get SQL Server to store ...
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High CPU in SQL Server supporting SharePoint databases while running FAST search crawl

I have a a SQL Server 2012 (SP1) #cu5 (X64) instance used as SharePoint 2010 back end and for the most part use only 10 - 30% CPU but there is a high CPU usage when running FAST search crawl(both ...
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Is my SQL Server 2000 connection string compatible with SQL Server 2012?

Currently I have an application in Visual Basic 6. This application connects to a SQL Server 2000 server using a Data Link file (.UDL) through the OLE DB provider for SQL. The server will be ...
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Does SQL Sentry Plan Explorer count the reads in UDFs?

I have a query like this: select dbo.fn_complexFunction(t.id) from mytable t In SQL Sentry Plan Explorer, I noticed I have to run Get Estimated Plan in SQL Sentry to make the Query Plan include the ...