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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Moving Large Tables and All Indexes to a new File Group

I'm looking at implementing File Groups on an existing database that's roughly 600GB. The largest hurdle I have is actually setting this up in production. I need the database to still be available but ...
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Does a mirroring configuration requires the database do stop receiving requests?

I want to configure a SQL Server 2012 Mirroring. I know that I have to create a full backup of the Principal server and restore it at the Mirror server. After that, I will backup the transaction log ...
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How to set MSDN in order to open on a certain version of Microsoft SQL Server?

In a network, there are certain different installed versions of Microsoft SQL Server, starting with 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2. Is there a specific option of MSDN that can fix the opening of new pages on ...
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What is the security model for viewing transaction history in MDS?

I'm not a big fan of how MDS handles access control. If a user has the 'Explorer' function enabled and 'update' rights to an entity, they do not seem to get the ability to view the transaction history ...
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How to safely resume a SQL Server Mirroring scheme that had a expired certificate?

We have a production database with a SQL Server 2012 Mirroring scheme with three machines: Principal, Mirror, Witness. The mirroring was configured with a certificate that had only one year of expiry ...
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Get specific result without using loop

I've a table in which data is like this for single user ID - Number - SubNumber - Name 1 101 201101 Jack 2 101 201102 Jack 3 101 201103 Jack 4 101 ...
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SQL update next row in select

I have ran into a problem with SQL. I have a list with car and mileage data. What I need to do is for the empty fields to calculate data. Each row has a field for KM (mileage in KM metric unit), ...
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Optimizing a CTE query - overhead in inserting into a new table from select statement

I have two tables with the same structure like so (let us call them initial_table1 and initial_table2): tempid name num_records 1 a 2 2 b 2 3 c 2 4 d ...
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High memory. Even after restarting it shoots up [closed]

My SQL-Server Express was consuming high memory. On drilling down, the following query took the most of memory: searchURL and SearchText are nvarchar fields. The table contains at least 100 000 rows. ...
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SQL Server vs SOLR (Or any document db)

I have my "customer" data in a normalized sql server database. Getting out the customer data in my app is taking too long. This is because I have to go to 10+ tables to get all the data I need. My ...
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Performance Implications of Explicit Collation Conversions across Linked Servers

I locally host host databases from two vendors on two different SQL instances, but on the same network. These servers frequently communicate with each other (through joins and whatnot), so we have ...
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Filegroup design for Document Table for BLOB Storage

I have a table for storing documents as VARBINARY types in my database (I'm not using filestream). My database is setup with only one data file, but I am wondering if there is a benefit to creating a ...
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AlwaysOn AG - CPU limitations

I’ve been trying to find out if the same CPU limitations database mirroring has apply to Availability Groups. My guess is that the same limitations exists, given that Availability Groups was built on ...
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SQL Server Agent maintains thousands of sleeping connections

In a recent monitoring session I noticed that one of our main MSSQL 2014 databases had an increasing number of open connections. It started with more than 1000 open connections, and now after two ...
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Can SQL Server 2008 R2 extended events execute stored procedure or query?

I'm trying to use extended events to track queries that never complete using Event Pairing as a target. (see this question I asked a few days ago). The event pairing target should let me find ...
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Connection timeout expired during select query on sql server 2000 8.00.194

I am trying to fetch data from sql server 2000 8.00.194 on Lan using select query and i get error . According @rebarry young Solution it can be memory issue. So tried executing same query using ...
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Can statistics affect the query logic instead of performance?

Is it possible that the frequency of rebuilding indexes (which automatically triggers statistics update) can affect the query logic? One of the developers I work with claims that a stored procedure ...
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How to output more than 4000 characters in sqlcmd

I've made a stored procedure restoredatabase that returns code to restore a database. The output script looks like this: restore database [DB] from disk='F:\FULL1.bak' with norecovery restore ...
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Unexpected Implicit conversion in a procedure

I have a procedure like this (simplified): CREATE PROCEDURE test @userName VARCHAR(64) SELECT * FROM member M INNER JOIN order O ON M.MemberId=O.MemberId WHERE M.Username = @userName There is a ...
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Select multiple rows based on date interval from two fields

I am still learning SQL and I would like to do something that I dont know if it is possible. I have a table in which each record has a initial date and a final date. I would like to create I query ...
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Replace SQL Server with another DBMS [closed]

In our current application (C#, ASP.NET) we are using SQL Server database. My superiors are planning to move from SQL Server to another database considering the amount of investment involved with ever ...
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SQL Server Query Question

I get the following errors when I execute the below query Error messages: Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 10 Invalid column name 'Name'. Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 10 Invalid ...
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SSMS Database Node Refresh causes Restore to Fail

I have confirmed via testing that clicking on the refresh icon (one or more times) for the database node of a SQL Server instance being observed in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS 2012) causes my ...
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Multiple SQL Server Indexes, which ones to keep?

I am looking at my database that several people have worked on. A particular table is responding slowly when queried on a certain join. I notice some of the parameters of the join are not indexed. ...
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Shorthand for on primary key?

Is there a shorthand for merging rows based on the primary key? For example: MERGE INTO [MyDatabase].[MySchema].[MyTable] AS target USING [MyLinkedServer].[MyDatabase].[MySchema].[MyTable] AS source ...
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SQL queries failing, Memory not releasing

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 with 8GB of ram and SQL Server is limited to 6GB. It seems to not be releasing the memory its used, and at some point future queries begin to fail. This is a mirrored ...
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Unable to start SQL Server Browser service in Sql server 2005 [closed]

we are unable to start the SQL browser service on one of our machine with below error: I believe this to be the reason, why we could not connect to the instance with below error: I tried ...
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Oracle to SQL Server query conversion. Getting “Argument data type int is invalid for argument 1 of substring function.” error

I tried to convert a SQL query from Oracle to SQL Server. Oracle query: SELECT T@o_NUMBER(T@o_CHAR(GETDATE(),'HH24')), T@o_NUMBER(SUBSTR(T@o_NUMBER(T@o_CHAR(sysdate,'MI'))/15+1,0,1)) INTO ...
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The operating system returned error 665(The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation) on SQL Server 2014

Have a SQL Server 2014 instance running on Windows 2012 R2 that was running Ola Hallengren's DB integrity script. This is the error that resulted: The operating system returned error 665(The ...
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Restoring database between different version of SQL Server (SoftwareVersionBuild)

i have a question about restoring database from newer version of SQL Server to older, when version differs only in SoftwareVersionBuild. I know that's not possible to restore database from SQL Server ...
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Is it possible to get a list of procedures create with WITH EXECUTE?

Is it possible to get a list of stored procedures create with WITH EXECUTE in SQL Server? If so how? I tried looking at the sys.procedures table but they all have the principal set to null and I know ...
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DROP LOGIN fails on SQL Server 2014

We have a database with an owner 'dbowner'. Our install procedure drops the login for user 'dbowner' and creates it again. On any other version of SQL Server the following SQL query succeeds: USE ...
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Are scripts like sp_BlitzIndex and the others accurate on restored backups?

I am a developer trying to get a better grasp of things. I am wondering if using the scripts from BrentOzar.com will work on restored backups? For example if I have the DBA give a backup of ...
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How should I store changes to items in the database?

I have items (tracked with itemid) that have attributes assigned to them (field1,field1 for example). At any given time, field1=val1, field2=val1, ..., fieldn=valn where val1,val1,...,valn = 1..100. ...
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Instance consuming large amount of disk space

I have an environment that is Microsoft Server 2000 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The database has a file size of 112 GB. The total size of the disk is 122GB. For some reason in less than a few ...
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Is it possible to simplify a query with multiple joins to the same table?

I have a rather large query which takes longer to run than I would like because of 17 LEFT JOINs on the same table. I've done some searching, but haven't found anything that is really similar to my ...
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copy table with all constraint

how I would copy a table with all constraints? I run select * into myNewTable from baseTable where 1=0 This copy a table but no with constraints
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“Incorrect Syntax near S” in Stored Procedure [closed]

I'm creating a SQL Server stored procedure and getting error Incorrect Syntax near S I'm not able to find the exact reason of the error. CREATE PROCEDURE RPT_IVR_CALL_SUMMARY ...
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SQL server deadlock graph explained

I am testing a scenario or recurrent request that ends up in executing the following store procedure simultaneously ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[clear_class]( @classID [int]) AS BEGIN DELETE FROM ...
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Find and return items based on matching strings across 17 tables

I must start by saying that I am at best a sql novice. I am doing some data analysis and consolidation for my company and need to find if items match across any of the tables. The info in the tables ...
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Recover deleted data for SQL Server database [duplicate]

On 03/19 one user had deleted the data from 3 tables from one of the databases that we have. Now we have the full backup of that database each day. What we want to do is to restore the deleted data ...
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Recover deleted data SQL Server

On 03/19 one user had deleted the data from 3 tables from one of the databases that we have. Now we have the full backup of that database each day. What we want to do is to restore the deleted data ...
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Over 99 million records with geography column & spatial index - VERY VERY VERY slow queries!

I’ve been working with SQL Server for a long time but have only recently encountered the need to work with spatial data. I have come into an environment that uses it pretty heavily and my first real ...
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How does SQL Server's optimizer estimate the number of rows in a joined table?

I am running this query in the AdventureWorks2012 database: SELECT s.SalesOrderID, d.CarrierTrackingNumber, d.ProductID, d.OrderQty FROM Sales.SalesOrderHeader s JOIN ...
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Data mismatch on Subscriber Database in SQL server transactional replication

We have Transactional replication set up between an OLTP Database server 'A' and reporting DB server 'B', where the Data from OLTP DB(Size 400 GB) "AR" is getting replicated on the server B as ...
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DatabaseMail didn't start when an email is queued

This is about SQL Server 2005. I have configured SQL agent jobs to send an email when it failed. So far I have received email reliably. However, I have an weird problem where an email would get ...
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Is it possible to estimate the restore progress in SQL Server 2014 from pages read/written?

For context - SQL 2014 EE, we're doing tran log backups from our main production box and restoring to a R/O instance. The log is usually around 50GB. So I'm familiar with the structure of SQL Server ...
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How do I get the corresponding row for a RowsetID?

We're faced with the following error when a query runs against a partitioned table with Read-Only file groups: The index "ix_my_index" for table "dbo.my_table" (RowsetId 72057600379912192) resides ...
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Foreign Data Wrappers & Windows Authentication

I been trying to get data from a SQL Server to use it on a PostgreSQL database. After a previous question I got into use FOREIGN DATA WRAPPERS, first I try with tds_fdw but after a successfull install ...
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Strange IO stall values in sys.dm_io_virtual_file_stats

Values for io_stall_read_ms seems to be higher than actual run time for query. The setup: create database filestats; use filestats; create table t1_primary( a int identity ,b int ,c ...