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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SQL Server Authentication vs Windows Authentication [closed]

Good Afternoon, I've been working on a problem where connecting to a remote default SQL instance (using the server's IP address) via Windows Authentication has been taking a lot longer than SQL ...
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Can I upgrade SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard to SQL Server 2014 Developer?

Is there a migration path to upgrade SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard to SQL Server 2014 Developer? If so, are there any pain points? If not, how would you recommend I proceed? The context of this ...
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Quickly edit MS_Description in SSMS

We document our database by storing descriptions for tables, columns, stored procedures etc. in the MS_Description extended property. It's easy enough to handle by scripting, but what I miss is some ...
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how to select column3 from rec1 value which is matched to column1 val in rec2

i am having following scenario : col1 col2 col3 10 2 13 13 4 14 14 5 15 15 6 16 form the above given table col3 value(13) in row1 is seen in col1 value(13) in ...
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Should I add it as an additional column or a seperate table?

I have a table in my SQL Server thats called "Regions", it has information about 9 regions and the 10th row holds the info about our Division. Now that we will be merging another 2 divisions with its ...
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Make a database inaccessible through “sa” user but should be accessible through another user

I have a database BugTracker which is accessible from "sa" user. I have just created new user AdminBugCatcher. I have also mapped "BugTracker" database with this user. But this database should not be ...
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Using SQL Server Import\Export Wizard with Ms. Access as a source DB

I need to copy this Ms. Access database that we have to test it in SQL Server 2008 R2, is the Import\Export wizard will let me copy all tables, queries, forms... without affecting the live database? I ...
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Changing Databases Dynamically using Variables [closed]

I want change into a database programatically using in code: DECLARE @SQL nvarchar(2000) DECLARE @DBName sysname SET @DBName= 'foo' SET @SQL = 'USE [' + @DBName + ']' select @SQL execute @SQL ...
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db_owner Member Can't Delete on Tables

SQL server 2008 R2. A user is part of an AD group. That AD group has a SQL account in this instance. That group has the following access to a Database: db_datareader db_datawriter db_ddladmin ...
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Converting MS Access queries with parameters to an ADP (client for SQL Server)

I am in the process of converting an old MS Access database to SQL Server, so naturally I started off by using the upsizing wizard. Unfortunately, out of about 80 queries, the upsizing wizard was only ...
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Best Practice in storage allocation for compressed and partitioned tables

I have a fairly large database that basically consists of one table, this table is paritioned by month and all partitions are compressed with page compression. After the initial load of the data there ...
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Using wildcards in NEAR in a Full Text Search

Let's say I have the following text somewhere in a document stored in an FT indexed table in SQL Server minsitry of education and science I want the query to ensure the words are NEAR, but the ...
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How to aggregate similar columns inside a very long table? [duplicate]

I have quite a difficult problem that I don't have any idea how to approach it. I'll be glad to receive some advice. I have a very long table which contains details about a specific house residents. ...
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Extended Events missing documentation

I have been looking pretty hard for the documentation regarding the RingBufferTarget <RingBufferTarget truncated="0" eventsPerSec="1370714" processingTime="7" totalEventsProcessed="9595" ...
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How do I analyse DBCC Showcontig of a table? [closed]

Can somebody help me how to analyse the DBCC SHOWCONTIG output for a table. Before: Table: 'table1' (795); index ID: 0, database ID: 7 TABLE level scan performed. - Pages ...
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Reporting Services buttons show up one under the other instead of side-by-side

This seems a browser problem to me. When I render a reporting services report in IE11, the "Export", "Refresh" and "Export to Data Feed" buttons show up under each other taking up a lot of extra ...
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SQL Server: Are there any performance benefits from indexing a table <8kb in size?

If a table is <8kb in size in SQL Server then presumably it is all stored on a single page. Thus - aside from enforcing a unique constraint - is there any performance benefit that could be obtained ...
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Execute a Stored Procedure Daily

I am building a Web Application which is attached to a Database which is in a Web Server(which is at unknown remote location). I want to execute a Stored Procedure daily at a specific time. I searched ...
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Connecting to SQL Server using Oracle SQL Developer

I am using oracle sql developer to manage my oracle database. I recently added third party database jdbc drivers to be able to connect to my new MySQL and SQL Server installations. I need help with ...
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Is there a negative effect if I place an index on every column in a wide table?

We have a wide dataset that isn't very tall (say 250K rows, 90 columns). We will be providing users with an interface that allows them to generate arbitrary queries against this dataset. They can ...
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Improve query performance when selecting almost all rows with many “group by” columns

I have a table with 20 columns and about 600,000 records. The maximum row size is only around 100 bytes. The table is repopulated every few days, but the number of records remain about the same. For ...
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Efficient query for an advanced EAV model

I'm kind of stuck on how to build an effecient query which returns the data of the following EAV structure. Today, a product table already exists, containing 4 fixed fields. We want to upgrade the ...
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Problem creating database using default mdf and ldf path

I'm trying to create a database using the default paths on several SQL Servers at once. To achieve this I'm trying to use a script that should create the database on each server, however I've run into ...
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UPDATE not working properly with linked server

Please see a question I asked here earlier: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24324823/update-not-working-properly-with-linked-server Dommer suggested using OPENQUERY and this does appear to resolve ...
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What datatypes can cause “String or binary data would be truncated”?

What kind of datatypes can cause the "String or binary data would be truncated" error? Varchars and other strings are obvious, but what about the "binary data"? Can this include integers or datetimes? ...
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how to solve slow running sub query TSQL

I have a problem with a slow running query. I have analysed the query with the sql server profiler but I can't seem to find a good solution. I did find why it is running slow. If ask the full ...
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What is the use of “Backup set will Expire:” option while creating Backup Database task in Maintenance plan

While backing up the database, I would like to use "Backup set will Expire:" option to delete/overwrite old database backups. I am not able to use this option. Any advice on how to use "Backup set ...
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Identity column as clustured index bad idea?

Its just been a few months of programming in SQL Server for me so my knowledge is not good in many regards. In an already existing project at work I came across many tables with large composite ...
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Check if any user uses a database? [duplicate]

I'm going to drop a database. I want to monitor if any user is still using the database for a couple of months. Besides profiler, is there a better way to monitoring activities on a database?
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Importing different file types to SQL Server

I'm looking for direction here. I need to automate a process that will import several different file types into SQL Server. They are all text based files (no excel) but the internal format of the ...
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Master Database Custom Table - Performance Issue?

So, using this article (http://www.sswug.org/articles/viewarticle.aspx?id=22848) Use master Create table master.dbo.EvalRes (expVal real) -go Use databasename GO Create Function [dbo].[Eval] (@exp ...
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Manual Fulltext index population time in SQL Server 2012

I would like to know if there is a way to see how much time did it take SQL Server 2012 to index all the data in a table? In my example I create the table, create the index and set the population to ...
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Making a Database Online [closed]

I am so confused with this issue, I have vb.net application and it has a sql database . Now, I want this application to access the sql server from anywhere , because there are many clients sharing ...
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Database Mail not sending

I'm trying to send email using the DatabaseMail on SQL Server 2008, I can see my emails sitting in the msdb.dbo.sysmail_unsentitems But they just sit there, I get no error messages. I've checked ...
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Why does an UPDATE against a table with an INSTEAD OF UPDATE trigger appear to do a clustered index insert, as well as a clustered index update?

I'll start with a very simple example: two tables, both with the same schema, clustered on PK, but one of which has an INSTEAD OF UPDATE trigger: CREATE TABLE Standard ( PK UNIQUEIDENTIFIER ...
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Best way to store immutable/read-only copies of data for logging?

I'm storing data about tasks like so TASK (id, name, employee_id, machine_id, ...) For logging purposes I would like to store any information about that TASK once it was made. Since the reference ...
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Deadlock while updating rows and inserting new ones

I'm working with SQL Server 2012 Express Edition and I getting this error: Transaction (Process ID 53) was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock ...
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Turning off auto growth for particular file

We have a primary file group with several files each on different disks. One of the disks is nearing capacity and as such we have had to switch off the auto growth for that file. Is there anything I ...
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define rating column in table?

Hi I am creating database for rating the items in my list but I want to ask what this if I have five stars rating how can I do it in database "rating" column should I use Int with check constraint or ...
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Way to run SQLCMD without storing password in text format

Is there a way to run sqlcmd from a batch file where I don't want to store the password in plain text format. I have done some research and found the system variables method(store password in system ...
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Could 'Maximum Server Memory' be too low for large batched delete with captured output?

I'm trying to improve the performance of a SQL server database backup program that will create a new database to hold one years worth of report records, delete report records out of the main database, ...
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Check all tables in a schema for X fields?

I want to make sure that all of the tables in my schema have fields named "updateddate" and "createddate". Obviously, I could check them manually, but how can I generate a list of tables that are ...
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SQL Server 2005 Restore Backup Status Recovery Pending

So at work something dreadful happened a database server went down and I am having an issue recovering one of our databases from our backups. When I try to restore from a backup using SQL Management ...
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How should I set up SQL Server Login permissions for access to website on a different server using Windows Authentication

I know this question doesn't really belong here, but I posted on the MS IIS Site and am still hoping for a reply. I have an intranet site created with .NET Framework 4.0 in Visual Studio 2012 and I ...
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How can I have a gap in the SQL Server Job Agent history for a job?

I have a job (Update Tickets) scheduled in Job Agent with a single schedule of "Occurs every day every 30 minute(s) between 12:00:00 AM and 11:59:59 PM. Schedule will be used starting on 11/4/2013." ...
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Proper Shutdown of SQL Servers in a Cluster

I was just wondering what the best approach should be for shutting down an Active/Active Cluster where both nodes need to be shutdown for disk maintenance. I was thinking of this process: Open ...
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Moving SSIS Packages to New Server

I have a number of SSIS packages in a number of folders on MSDB SSIS on SQL Server 2008R2. We are migrating to a new server host but remaining on SQL Server 2008R2. How can I copy/migrate these SSIS ...
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Add default constraint from another table

How to add a default constraint to a table such that the value that will be used as default will be from another table's columns? i have created a table MY_TBL in which having a column CURRENCY_CD ...
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How to get the first or last row in ordered result set, depending by column value?

I have the follwoing result set from the table PUNCHREPORT EMPLID Name PUNCHDATE PUNCHTIME DEVICETYPE .................................................................. 70 ...
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Issue with MDS data when viewed in Excel addin after connecting to MDS Model

In MDS 2012, while exploring for a entity, I can see the data in Client and Product column are properly assigned as Code and Code {Name} as seen below: but while connecting to the MDS model via ...