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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Changing compatibility level of database causes performance improvement of stored procedure

We have a Web Application in a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (IIS 8), running under .NET Framework 4.0, which connects to another Windows Server 2012 Datacenter with SQL Server 2012. My Database has ...
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Installer Error while Installing SQL Server Reporting Services

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server 64bit, I have already installed SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 64bit Enterprise Edition, Which is working fine, without any issues. Now when I am trying to install Reporting ...
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PAL Report - 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2, issues

I don't know anything about SQL Server, however I found the following issues while running the PAL report. It seems that RAM is the primary issue and it has to be increased. Kindly suggest. ...
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Why do my backup policies fail when a database's guest user is disabled?

I'm attempting to implement Policy Based Management on a SQL Server 2012 instance also acting as a Central Management Server using the Enterprise Policy Management Framework. The job running the ...
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Break AG Cluster

I have a 2 node cluster setup and we use AlwaysOn HA with it. Currently we have two AG's and each one has three separate databases in each AG. We want to break the cluster and have three databases ...
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Will SQL Server 2014 not cause problems with a SQL Server 2008 DB?

I will be doing development work on a database created in SQL Server 2005 that will be moved to SQL Server 2008. I have no problems moving them; I've done it before and it's always been painless ...
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Lost DMK encryption password for master database

Back story: My company has TDE encryption enabled for some of our databases. The password that the master key was encrypted by for one of our servers is lost. We do have the backup .key file, however, ...
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500GB Data Warehouse - how to split it into FileGroups?

OK, so I have: 500 GB DW 5 GB in smaller DBs 220 GB TempDB 350 GB in Log files. My machine is Fujitsu Primergy 64 cores (with HT) and 192 GB RAM. I have several IO locations: 540 GB in-server ...
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How to benchmark Microsoft SQL Server

in my company we have multiple virtual machines hosting SQL Server 2008 R2 and some of these machines perform differently than others, some because of very busy Vmware hosts some because of slower ...
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Msg 823, Level 24, State 2 for Clustered Column Store Index in SQL Server 2014

CREATE CLUSTERED COLUMNSTORE INDEX CCI_TempTable1 ON dbo.TempTable1 ON[PRIMARY] After firing this query I found the error. Msg 823, Level 24, State 2, Line 20 The operating system returned error ...
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how to resolve intermittent SQL backup issue?

We have this issue on aprox 100-300 SQL machines each month and it's never re-occuring. If you re-run the backup it will complete. The problem exists in both win2k8 and win2k12 machines. Backup ...
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Frustrating SQL Server and VS Express 2013 Issue

I recently reinstalled Windows and am trying to set up SQL Server again with an existing database. I've tried installing SQL Server 2012 and 2014, and continuously get the same error. The error says ...
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Adding DATETIME() and Status column with xp_FileExist result

I'm trying to add a two columns in addition to the results of xp_FileExist. Here's my T-SQL: DECLARE @path varchar (100) DECLARE @file varchar (100) SET @file = '<location>\*.txt' SET @path = ...
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SQL Server table scan when query parameter doesn't exactly match column [on hold]

I have a table with two columns, ID (bigint IDENTITY PRIMARY KEY) and TestId (nvarchar(50) NOT NULL). I've created an index on TestId. I insert a million rows as a test with random values for TestId. ...
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How to identify unused tables

We are planning to merge 2 or 3 region databases who are using almost the same version of SQL Server 2008 R2, have exact tables and most stored procedures for our end users reports.. in the process, ...
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Single year column and multiple weeks columns into single year/week column with PIVOT

I have a table that looks roughly like this. (Pk int, Year int, Week1, Week2, .., Week53) The values in each "Week" column are sales data. What I want to do is create a new table from the first ...
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Is there a more efficient way to run this query for first/max transaction?

For each account, I need the first transaction date, the largest transaction amount, and the time taken to get from first to largest. Data is truncated and reloaded frequently, and I have read-only ...
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Number of TempDB files if we can't use parallelism

Currently we have 4 cores and 4 tempdb files. I just came on as the DBA about 2 months ago and, for some reason, 3 of the tempDB files are 2GB and 1 is 1GB. Obviously, that is not best practice. ...
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CROSS APPLY versus INNER JOIN

I was reading a lot about cross apply versus inner join recently. I tried writing some query and they both work kinda same, execution seem to be same aswell. Maybe someone with a deeper knowledge ...
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SQL select top X rows having sum limit

I am using SQL Server 2012, I have a table with a format such as : MyOrders : ID -> PK int Cost -> float Category -> int I want to get the following : Input : category (lets say 2). ...
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Stored Procedure's Commented line causing issues [closed]

We have a stored procedure which works as the sample mentioned below: CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[sdp_Test_Update] ( @ID int OUTPUT, @File_ID int, ...
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Using a SSL-cert from a trusted CA offline to comunicate with SQL Server

I'm setting up a secure link between client machines and an SQL database server on a intranet without Internet-access. The question I have is if I can buy and use a cert from a trusted CA on a local ...
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Selecting rows with condition on two columns together

i have table with columns Number and VAT How can i select all rows without row which is Number=123 and VAT=15 ? I tried something like this SELECT * FROM tablex WHERE <.. zilions of ...
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converting then outputting varbinary(max) FOR XML PATH

I have a vendor application that has stored some of its text data in a varbinary(max) column. I am exporting this data (from several tables with different data types), ideally using FOR XML PATH. What ...
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Does changing the collation of a column change TIMESTAMP (rowversion) values?

I need to run ALTER TABLE ... ALTER COLUMN ... COLLATE Czech_CI_AS ... for multiple columns in a database. All those tables have TIMESTAMP column which is used for database synchronization. Will ...
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Reduce space used on C drive

I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on my laptop, under 32-bit Windows 7. The SQL Server installation is using approximately 30GB of space on my C: drive. Why is it using so much space, and how can I ...
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Replicating a View to a Table. Issues with schema binding, view indexing

I am rather new to this. On my development server, I have 3 views that get live data from another database on a private internal server. Sample structure: DevDB --> Tables --> Views ...
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How to use same stored procedure for different tables and avoid using dynamic sql

I have quite a few tables which contain some common columns (same name and datatype). On these columns I need to perform the same operations and I would like to do that via a stored procedure. However ...
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Collect results of many sql server jobs

I intend to create a simple job on a bunch (100+) sql servers (of differing flavors) that does a simple automated query periodically (like weekly). These jobs then need to push the result out to a ...
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sp_publication_validation procedure doesn't seem to work properly

I am trying to use sp_publication_validation stored procedure to validate that my replication setup is working correctly. This procedure is pretty straightforward and is described here. I am running ...
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Using the sysadmin role with EXECUTE AS

It is my understanding that I can use the EXECUTE AS OWNER clause as part of a procedure that I create to make the body of that procedure run as a different user. My goal is to execute a command that ...
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Finding rows with duplicate values

I have a one to many relationship between the Account table and a ScheduledPayment table. One account can have many payments but there should be a maximum of one payment per day. Although unlikely, ...
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Tail Log backup when doing a restore?

Typically when doing a restore of a DB from a production server to a non-production server I will use the WITH REPLACE option as when I forget I get an error about the tail log not being backed up. ...
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Does sp_indexoption cause index rebuilds?

I want to switch AllowRowLocks=ON on a number of indexes. Some of those indexes are on large tables, and I don't really want to rebuild or reorganize the index. It is not clear from the MSDN article ...
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How to add SQL Server in networks list?

After changing my PC name and workgroup, I am no longer able to connect to SQL Server. Currently in my servers list I have only Home & localhost. Anybody know how to add server to networks list? ...
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View vs TableValued Function vs SubQuery

I have a scenario where i need to join with 3 tables to get the value for one field for second field join with 4 tables for third field join with 3 tables all above joins are inner and if data ...
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What relevance does the table-level ANSI_NULL setting have?

Apparently, SQL Server stores the current ANSI_NULL setting when creating a table (see related questions here and here). However, when I execute SELECT * FROM myVeryOldTable WHERE ...
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How to handle many columns / variable schema?

I apologize in advance in case this question has been asked already. I'm working on revamping a reporting application used within my company. The requirements are: Support addition of new fields ...
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Restoring corrupt database - “mdf is not a primary database file” [duplicate]

Unfortunately the hard disk of my system is damaged. I am trying to recover my database, but it cannot be attached again to SQL management studio 2005. The error is myfile.mdf is not a primary ...
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SQL Server Database is corrupted

Unfortunately hard disk of my system is damaged, now I recovered my database. But it cannot be attached again to SQL management studio 2005. The error is: myfile.mdf is not a primary database file. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Silent Install - FullText Service Not working

I'm trying to build an installer for an app that installs SQL Server 2008 R2 ADV with fulltext already enabled, but couldn't sort it out. It must support Windows XP, so that's the first OS I'm ...
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Share centralized queries for multiple databases

OK, here's a challenge for you guys. I am tasked with setting up reporting for two companies being run as a single company. For reasons I won't get into, they are implicitly split but (for our ...
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Database Mail connection to exchange - Resets and timeouts

I am trying to send the results of a query in an email, and each time it takes longer than 5-10 minutes for me to recieve the message. The actual relay from Exchange takes less than one minute, but ...
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How to back out of mass update in SQL Replication

We have a database which is set up in Merge Replication. We accidentally updated hundreds of thousands of records in a large published table on the publisher database. We did something like this: ...
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How to back out of mass update in SQL Replication [duplicate]

We have a database which is set up in Merge Replication. We accidentally updated hundreds of thousands of records in a large published table on the publisher database. We did is something like ...
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SQL Server: Using 4 part identifiers when database may be on the same server

In my client's setup, the database servers in lower environments are all on one server for cost saving purposes, but in higher environments, these databases are deployed on separate servers, and ...
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How to pull rows only from the weekends?

My table data is like this: ID Name salary date 1 a 100 1/08/2014 2 b 200 2/08/2014 . . . . 26 z 2600 26/8/2014 Now I want to return only rows from Saturday or ...
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How can I use parameters of type Int32 from an environment for an integration services package in a SQL Server 2008 job?

I made a SSIS package using two string parameters and one Int32 parameter. I defined a SQL Server Agent job that should execute that package. In "Integration Services Catalogs" I definied an ...
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Profiling and debugging “Incorrect syntax was encountered while parsing :setvar.”

I have the following script using SQLCMD setvar, but I receive an error when I parse the script: :setvar dbname "PROD" :setvar backuppath = "e:\sql\restore\PROD.bak" USE [master]; GO -- backup the ...
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how to shoot SQL error 823?

I had a laptop die HDD went dead which a running sql database was opened (in program) I had to have the hard drive recovered however all i got back was a bad database which has the torn page. All ...