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Multi-Tenant Database Schema Creation [closed]

I need to create a Multi-tenant schema. I have searched a lot, but I haven't got any concrete solution to create one. Any example would be highly appreciated. I'm using SQL-SERVER 2008. I need to ...
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SQL Server has encountered 1 occurrence(s) of cachestore flush

On one of our production server log files, the following message is being observed on daily basis. What does it mean? Is it a serious issue? SQL Server has encountered 1 occurrence(s) of ...
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Import data problem in SQL Server 2008

I want to import data from one database to another. On the destination database, I don't have permission to restore a backup file to it, so I have only one option which is to import data. I used the ...
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Is adding rows better then adding columns in case their value is not consistent?

In my project I have a table of customers, each customer has his own special price for each product, It's a small business and there are currently about 5 products. The manager says there might be ...
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Error in SQL syntax

SELECT CONCAT_WS(' ',child_fname,child_sname) AS 'Child Name' , child_gender AS 'Gender' , child_dob AS 'DoB' , COUNT activity_name AS 'Activities name' , CONCAT_WS(' ', ...
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Good articles for SQL Server Health Check specifically for Web Applications

I am searching for Database Health check articles specifically for a web application back-end server and SQL Server 2005/2008. My current checklist includes: - Index Fragmentation - SQL Server ...
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Databases entering “In recovery” mode on restore

I am facing an issue while restoring the database. I have many dump files in a folder and I try to restore them one by one to a database xyz, perform some update operation and continue my restore ...
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Where to place non clustered index

Execution plan clearly showing that one of my table used in query is useing Clustered Index Scan. From this node, how can i guess that which columns should be part of my non clustered index key and ...
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Why do wildcards in GROUP BY statements not work?

I am trying to make the following SQL statement work, but I get a syntax error: SELECT A.*, COUNT(B.foo) FROM TABLE1 A LEFT JOIN TABLE2 B ON A.PKey = B.FKey GROUP BY A.* Here, A is a wide table ...
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When do I need to backup the Service Master Key?

I'm reading some documentation and whitepaper about Transparent Data Encryption. Some documentation mention to backup the Service Master Key as well (For clarification I'm not talking about the ...
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Always being logged in as SA and not Windows account

First off i would like to appologise if i sound stupid as i do not have much knowladge of SQL Server. I have recently started a project working with SQL Server 2008 R2. I have access to the database ...
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What would be a good name for a job schedule?

I have encountered many different names for job schedules in SQL Server, ranging from the job name where it is used to a short recap of the schedule itself. I would like to give a clear, descriptive ...
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What does duration measurement in sql server actually measure?

What precisely does the query duration measure when conducting a profiler trace? I have a stored procedure which performs data access (SELECT), and it is taking an average of around 30 seconds to ...
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SQL Server 2005 Tools makes SQL Server 2008 Express install fail

When I tried installing SQL Server 2008 Express, the install failed due to this line. How can I circumvent this, or fix the issue?
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Service Broker: Queue Monitor is dropped after poison message

I have searched everywhere and there isn't an answer online. There is one similar question on stackoverflow but it's not exactly the same and it has no accepted answer. When I setup event ...
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Column definition for a SQL Server equivalent to Access BOOLEAN type

The BOOLEAN datatype in Access (ie, Jet/ACE) returns a -1 for True and 0 for False; the field is always required (i.e., it cannot be set to NULL). The SQL Server BIT type returns 1 for True and 0 for ...
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Is it possible to enlist a TSX to an MSX in a different domain?

In Domain1, I have an MSX with 75+ TSXes registered. Now I've been given some SQL Server instances in another domain. Is it possible to enlist Domain2 instances to an MSX in Domain1 ?
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How can you save all user-defined functions to txt files on your local hard drive?

I am running SQL Server 2008 and need to back up the UDF scripts/queries that I have created. How can this be done in a timely manner? I tried right clicking on the folder icon where the UDF are saved ...
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How can I strip non-numeric characters out of a string?

Users enter a search term in a box, and that value gets passed to a stored procedure and checked against a few different fields in the database. These fields are not always of the same data type. One ...
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Connecting Linked Server

Hi I want to fetch data from MS SQL DB of a Remote server using Linked Servers. I have linked the servers. I am fetching data as follows. select * from [IP of server].[Database Name].[dbo].[Table ...
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Should I add SET NOCOUNT ON to all my triggers?

It is fairly common knowledge that you should have SET NOCOUNT ON by default when creating new stored procedures. Microsoft has changed the default template to include this in 2012. I thought ...
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Single query to copy data from 3 tables into a single empty table

In an interview today, I was asked if I could write a single query to copy data from 3 source tables to an empty destination table. I started saying "I will use a temp table or table variables", ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Dormant Users

I would like to know if Too many Dormant Users/sessions on a SQL Server instance can force SQL server to not to create new connections or give connection denied error to the application which is ...
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Sql server 2008 filestream maximum number of rows

We are using filestreams in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP2) - 10.0.4000.0 (X64) and Windows server 2008 to store millions of files. Since there are millions of files all of them are grouped into 100 ...
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How does the database decide which Index to use

DDL create table t ( id int, id1 int ) create index Example_Index On t(id,id1) create index Example1_Index On t(id1,id) DML insert into t(id, id1)values(1, 100) insert into t(id, ...
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SQL Server Service seems stuck [closed]

I'm running a stored procedure and it just doesn't finish. Here are a couple of things I have noticed: Normally, the procedure takes 20mins but now it's running for over an hour by now. Normally, ...
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T SQL Table Valued Function to Split a Column on commas

I wrote a Table Valued Function in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to take a comma delimited column in a database to spit out separate rows for each value. Ex: "one,two,three,four" would return a new table ...
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Which edition of SQL Server express

I am looking to learn SQL server - specifically T-SQL programming, writing stored procedures etc and getting familiar. I had a look at the MS site to download SQL Server express, however it gives me ...
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can sql generate a good plan for this procedure?

I have read that procs that do not always do the same thing per se, will not always have a good plan generated. That is (correct me if I'm wrong), if I have a proc that if the day is even it reads ...
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.NET SQL Server Authentication Schema issue

I am currently working on a project for a client. The application is written in ASP.NET C#. The Database used is SQL Server 2008. The project has been to migrate the old Oracle database to a new SQL ...
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Stored Procedure to return dynamically created table data

Quick back story, we are working with an outside vendor that has a survey system. The system is not necessarily designed the best in that when you create a new survey and the system creates a new ...
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AG and SQL Backups

I am using always on in sql 2012 and have an AG setup. I would like to know if i were to backup the primary database and restore it would that be allowed without taking the cluster down etc. ...
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Deleting NULL results

Currently I'm just trying to delete objects with the Name column being Null from a temp table with the following... delete from #PulledData where #PulledData.Name0 = NULL I've also tried = 'NULL', =...
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Management Studio all buttons disabled

I get an odd problem in my SQL R2. Although I can attach a new db to my db instance, but all buttons on the tool menu panel are disabled. So I cannot execute any sql query statements. It is really ...
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How does SQL Server store the information in Job Schedule Properties?

I know there is SELECT * FROM msdb..sysjobschedules, but that just shows the next time a job is scheduled to run. I want to know how this is all determined and stored. So where does it store the ...
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PostgreSQL Initial Database Size

There are 2 parts to my question. Is there a way of specifying the initial size of a database in PostgreSQL? If there isn't, how do you deal with fragmentation when the database grows over time? I'...
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Could not allocate space for object 'dbo.History' in database '[path to mdf]' because the 'PRIMARY' filegroup is full [closed]

I have a local project i am working on, on my own workstation. I am using a local instance of SQL Server Express. The project contains a lot of data, and as of now, I just need to be able to store ...
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SQL Server SSIS issue retrieve data when i enter into login of server side?

can any one try solve my problem here i am facing a problem Failed to retrieve data when i enter into login of server side here is the error message TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio ---...
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Merge Replication Snapshot Files

I am using Merge Replication with SQL 2012. I look in the snapshot directory, but the largest file in there is a prc file which is 646 KB. I know for sure that the biggest of my replicated tables is ...
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Change column data type across database

I have a bunch of tables with many columns of data type ntext. I wish to change all such columns in all tables of a particular database to nvarchar(max), because of planned deprecation (EDIT: also ...
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How do I normalize a database with lots of many-to-many relationships?

I am building a database that is based around a business project, in this case called a "Program." Each Program will have multiple Reports, Clients, and Partners. My first thought was to place each ...
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Quick look at how much RAM is allocated to SQL Server?

With SQL Server 2005, you could look at the Task Manager and, at least, get a cursory look at how much memory is allocated to SQL Server. With SQL Server 2008, the Working Set or Commit Size never ...
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Tools for maintaining many dev/test environments on the cloud [closed]

The company I'm currently working with is "moving to the cloud" (isn't everyone these days?) In this case, they are moving to AWS, and they want a simple and effective way of managing multiple (SQL) ...
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AlwaysOn SQL Server setup questions

I have a few questions regarding the setup of Always On HA, and Clusters. When you setup an AG, and it gets to setting up your IP address for the cluster how can I switch from using DHCP to a static ...
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Will SYSTEM_USER return the unique user id for users authenticated by Active Directory

I want to set up Active Directory authentication for my users, who will be assigned to specific database roles. I also need to log activity and ensure I have captured the IDs of the indivudals ...
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SQL Server: Effect of Setting These Index Options

A reindexing script was recently run in our dev environment that set ALLOW_ROW_LOCK = FALSE and ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = FALSE on all the indexes in the database. This was done while testing new reindexing ...
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Cannot telnet SQL Server port 1433

I have Windows Server 2008 with SQL Server 2012 Enterprise installed on it. I disabled the Windows firewall and I'm sure that there isn't another firewall. I cannot telnet my server. I enabled TCP/...
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SQL Server Decimal(9, 0) vs INT

One of our customers uses for some columns the datatype DECIMAL(18,0) in his SQL Server 2008R2 database. Because the columns grow quite slowly, he recently proposed to change the datatype to DECIMAL(5,...
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Tempdb autogrowth settings

Following on from a recent question that I asked on Tempdb. I was wondering how to correctly set the autogrowth property when adding and moving the tempdb files? I ask because I would like to let SQL ...
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Good way to call multiple SQL Server Agent jobs sequentially from one main job?

I've got several SQL Server Agent jobs that should run sequentially. To keep a nice overview of the jobs that should execute I have created a main job that calls the other jobs with a call to EXEC ...