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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Skewed Clustered Index

I have a SQL Server database that has a pretty important table (join wise) that contains just over 2.1 million rows. For the VARCHAR column that defines the clustered index, 17.5k rows contain unique ...
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Procedure showing different duration / reads in Profiler vs. SSMS

I have a database which is getting a lot of calls to the following procedure: exec dbo.SM_SP_MAILEVENTNAMES 167260 In Profiler using the TSQL_Duration trace these calls show up as: EventClass: ...
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Log not truncating due to xpt_checkpoint

I have a DB on a SQL Server 2014 instance. I have a memory-optimized filegroup, but as yet, no memory optimized tables. I also have a FILESTREAM filegroup, which contains 1 FILETABLE and a Primary ...
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SQL SERVER – Find Most Expensive Queries

I am running the following script to find most expensive queries. However I want to narrow it down to only queries ran on Saturday 18th October 2014 Is there any way to do this? SELECT TOP 50 ...
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Design a Lab Report tables [closed]

I need to design tables for a laboratory test. I will have Lab test name, and its component to be saved. The component can be changed with time. I need to design a UI for update. Also each ...
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SQL Server 2012 Replication Subsystem Increase Number of Working Threads

I am trying to create Transaction Replication (Push) between two servers, using a distribution database on a3rd server. Server 1 is SQL Server 2008, Server 2 is SQL Server 2012. The Distribution ...
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SqlServer: can one table's PK be the FK of two table's?

I have three tables project, users and proj_user. The PK of proj_user table is the FK of project and users table's pk e.g.(project_id,user_id) My question is, is it possible if the project_id and ...
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Copy data from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014 Express

I need to copy only data (not tables) from a SQL Server 2000 database to a SQL 2014 Express database. I tried to do this using DTS but it loses keys and indices. Backup (2000) and restore (to 2014) ...
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How to JOIN more than two tables?

Following is the schema of my Tables: Marks_Table (SubjectCode,TypeID,MarksObtd) Subjects_Table (SubjectCode, Subject) Types_Table (TypeID, Type) I want to Select the Marks_Table table with ...
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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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SQL Server 2014 Install Not Creating Default Instance [closed]

I am trying to install SQL Server 2014. The problem that I am having is that during the installation it is not letting my choose whether I want to use a default or a named instance. I have been ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Migration to new Platform - What Steps Required?

We are migrating our SQL Server 2008R2 instance from one Windows Server platform to another. SQL Server will remain as 2008R2. The new plaform will have more disk space, memory and CPU. I am doing up ...
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When should I NOT set the Maximum Server Memory option in SQL Server?

In SQL Server, I normally set the Maximum Server Memory setting to one of the popular best practices, such as leaving 10% or 4GB, whichever is higher. ...
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How to uninstall SQL server 2012 not showing in control panel's “Programs and features”

I am frustrated to the core. While fixing my Sql Server I've made the situation worse. Here is the problem: initially my master database was corrupted, so the MSSql service was not starting. I tried ...
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Get Date Limitation

So what I need is a limitation for the user of the funded contracts. So this is what I am trying to implement. I am trying to let the user enter dates within the year 2014, which will bring up how ...
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SQL Server FILELISTONLY command providing incorrect logical database name

When using RESTORE FILELISTONLY to restore a database using code the logical_name for the files is coming back as 423. However when I do a manual restore of the database the logical file name appears ...
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How can I count different types in a column in sql?

Data: QID Type DOB ------------- 1 1 01/01/1980 1 2 03/01/1981 1 2 01/02/1991 1 1 01/01/1980 1 2 03/01/1981 ...
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Sql Server Backup Job failed

I have a sql agent job setup for taking full backup every night. Last night the job failed with the following error message. Sql Server Error Log Message BackupIoRequest::ReportIoError: write ...
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Create a certificate with a private key

Reading this answer I have a question about it: How can I create a certificate with a private key in my app database?
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Reporting Services TempDB lock blocking report generation

Two days ago one of our reports in Reporting Services started to take much longer to generate. Its generation time had increased from 4 seconds to 2 minutes. Investigation found: The Stored ...
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Based on these DBCC SHOWCONTIG stats, should I index this table?

I have a SQL 2008 Standard server on full mirror (safety). I reorganize all indexes weekly. I am looking into rebuilding a few indexes to improve performance. I ran DBCC SHOWCONTIG on my largest, most ...
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Migration of MySQL to SQL Server

I need to migrate a MySQL database to SQL Server 2012. Found enough information about it -- looks like it can be done either with SSMA tool or via Data Import utility in SQL Server Management Studio. ...
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SQL Server 2012. Update second table based on input from first table

I have two tables in two databases: Table01 in Database01 and Table02 in Database02. Both tables have a column called UserID. The UserID column is created when the user creates a new account on the ...
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Does failed task considered to be run to completion in SQL Server maintenance plan terminology?

The replies to my previous question: "How to specify a SQL Server maintenance plan subtask to run unconditionally on success or failure of preceding tasks?" answered me that I should change ...
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Design concerns for using 3x bit or one char(1) or one integer in table for holding status of item

I need to extend my existing table with status column. I am in doubt how to do that in most appropriate way regarding of future use of that status and performances of existing table. My table is ...
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Grouping rows by looking at two columns without considering the order

I have a table looks like this one below: +----+---------+---------+ | ID | VALUE 1 | VALUE 2 | +----+---------+---------+ | 01 | A | B | | 01 | B | A | | 02 | C | D ...
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SQL Server hangs on a specific record

For some reason my database is hanging on a specific record: SELECT id FROM Foo WHERE id = 40469; Executes right away: SQL Server Execution Times: CPU time = 0 ms, elapsed time = 0 ms. ...
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Migrating from SQL Server to MySQL using MySQL Workbench tool

I'm trying to migrate few tables from SQL Server to MySQL using MySQL Workbench migration wizard. All work fine for structure migrations but when I go to the data migration section it throws an error ...
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How to create a trigger in a different database?

Is it possible to create a stored procedure that creates a table trigger (DDL) in a different database than the one the stored procedure itself resides. The databases are on the same server instance. ...
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Sql Server 2012 Restoring Master and Migrating a server

I am migrating an entire SQL Server instance with 10 databases on it. It has many jobs and users. What is best practice regarding the master database? Should I backup and restore this too, or script ...
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Windows Server failover cluster [closed]

I have 5pcs. IBM System x3650(7979 - ex. ESX/VMWare, planned EOL) now with baremetal Win2012 DataCenter, every machine has the same HW and SW (inc policy). I want to create two clusters (MS SQL), for ...
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Access to tables in SQL Server

I would like to know if there is a table where accesses to tables are saved, per user or per system. I'm using both SQL Server 2005 and 2008.
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Merge subscription behaviour

I have a merge subscription with the ExchangeType parameter set to 1 (upload only). Rows are transferred to the publisher as expected. If I delete a row at the subscriber, the corresponding row at ...
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How to connect a SQL Server 2012 to the internet [closed]

As you know you can create a database with SQL Server using the SQL Server configuration manager and SQL Server Management Studio. You know this - just typing that to tell that I checked the whole ...
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Only allow one checked row in a Column in SQL Server [duplicate]

Background: I've only just begun programming in SQL... barely begun even. But I have been thrown into the deep-end left to find a way and learn to program SQL. Question: Is is possible to have a ...
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Why is CDC capture failing due to a missing dbo principal

I am having a problem running the CDC change capture job against some of my test databases. The error message I'm getting is the following: Executed as user: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE. Cannot ...
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How can I install a provider for linked server?

I have a provider for a linked server called PervasiveOLEDB.11.0 installed on a sql server 2005 machine. It always me to have a connection to a pervasive sql database. I would like to use this same ...
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SQL Server transaction log [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space? Is it possible to have SQL Server 2008 R2 reset the transaction log for certain databases when the ...
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Trouble in Multi-Language DB

I'm working on a DB design for medicines in many countries with different languages. I created a table for the different languages I want and link it to another table of chemicals. But I find that ...
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How to convert query results into groups of common results

I have a query that returns results like this: MyValue MyGroup _______________|_______________ 56 | I _______________|_______________ 12 | I ...
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Secure way to connect: Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication and why?

Which is the best way to create a connection string for SQL Server? Should I be using a trusted connection string (windows authentication) or an untrusted connection string (sql server ...
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INNER JOIN making COUNT(*) slow

I have a very simple query: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM messages INNER JOIN users ON messages.user_id = users.user_id With the join it takes 1146 ms and without it takes 220 ms (220 ms still seems slow to ...
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how do I merge two views

I have basically two views named customerV and productV. the SQL statement in the customerV view is : SELECT CUSTOMER_REGISTRATION.SURNAME, CUSTOMER_REGISTRATION.OTHER_NAME, ...
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Chart creation in BIDS 2008

Due to low reputation point i am not able to include the picture. I am trying to make u guys understand what i am asking for: I had created a report. And that Report contains these fields and ...
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How can I truly DELETE data from a SQL Server table - still shows up in notepad in backup file?

SQL Server DELETE only marks as DELETED though leaves as data in the data pages. Data pages are 1024 KB in size and this problem can be eliminated by adding a FILLFACTOR that ensures only 1 record ...
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Deny INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE to all users for objects in a specific schema

I've got a payroll-related schema that I need to secure. I figure if I prevent all users from directly modifying the tables, and create a set of procedures to handle all data modifications, we should ...
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Does running a COUNT() statement using NOCOUNT ON; consume much

On millions of rows.. Is it worth caching the total amount or turning NOCOUNT OFF; instead of requesting it each time on that much data? Sql Server 2008 R2 Also, is running a COUNT() statement on ...
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how cursor implementations are different for each cursor type in sql server

In Oracle, there are only 2 types of cursor i.e. Implicit and Explicit cursor. Which is easy to understand. But, in SQL Server there are 4 Cursor AFAIK i.e. Static,Dynamic,Forward Only and Scroll. ...
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Select query having count and variable

I have a table like the one below. I need to form a select query. I'm going to pass a RefID like SELECT SNo FROM Register WHERE RefID = 1 And beside the SNo in the Statement, I need to have ...
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Process staging table by getting unique rows only [closed]

I have several staging tables where I bulk import data with duplicates and sometimes I upload historical data mixed with real-time data, just importing everything without caring if it is already in ...