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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Possible to optimize SELECT query involving XQuery functions selecting from elements with arbitrary number of child elements

Suppose I have the following XML data, where <root> can have an arbitrary number of <child> children <child> can have an arbitrary number of <grandchild> children ...
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MSSQL Mixed-Mode Users cant connect unless they are in the server sysadmin role

SQL Server 10.0.5520 (2008 std sp3) My goal is to enable data connections in SSMS or Visual Studio for windows users w/out them being sysadmins. Ideally this would be done through Active Directory ...
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Query Governor Cost Limit relationship with Time

Based on Technet, Query Governor Cost Limit refers to the estimated elapsed time, in seconds. This meets this excerpt from the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant book. ...
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Sync MYSQL to MSSQL

I have 2 applications and one uses MSSQL and the other uses MYSQL. I am trying to copy columns from one table in mysql to a column in mssql table. On mysql database i have a table called Contracts ...
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Import from one table in two tables where I need the auto-generated primary key in the second table

followning scenario: 3 Tables 1 Table name,street,country,bank This table needs to be imported to Table1 Address(Primary Key Autoincrement ID),name,street,country Table2 Address,bank So I need ...
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Mirroring in SQL Server Standard Edition

I have setup mirroring of a database in SQL Server Standard Edition. After this I tried to see if the data has been synchronized or not. I was not able to check data by taking a database snapshot ...
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write to SQL server from another server

I have 2 Windows 2012 virtual machines set up in Virtualbox - one called "AppServer" where I'll be installing applications, and another called "DatabaseServer" - where the application databases will ...
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SQL Server - Logical Reads lowered, Execution time remained the same

A view executed Select columns from view where col= "date range" (view contains calculation in it Col1+Col2*col3 AS Col4). It took 7 seconds for 500K rows to return, logical reads some 144k. Added ...
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How can I reseed all identity columns?

I deleted all rows from 20 tables after disabling the constraints, triggers using the stored proc SP_MsForEachTable. Now before the import happens, I need to reseed all the identity columns back to ...
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I see a constraint in my table thats not in INFORMATION SCHEMA?

When I expand the database "Constraints" object, I see 2 of them named DF_DocumentD_Docum_3F466844 and df_documentdistqty, but when I select to view everything from the "Information Schema.TABLE ...
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Index optimization for table that is truncated every day

I have a bunch of tables in SQL Server 2012. These tables are fed by other tables. Every day there are routines that truncate (fully delete) them and run queries whose result are inserted into them. ...
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Find all potentially redundant records in a table using cursors and fuzzy string matching

I have been given an interesting challenge and I believe I have a valid approach, but before I set about implementing it I want to see if there are some better ways to be doing things. The Problem We ...
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Iterating over the output of a SQL query with PowerShell

I have about 300 databases, (most) with a table, [File], and a column [Location] that holds a UNC path to a file. While migrating SANs, some needed files may not have been copied. This issue ...
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Database Properties Error - sys.spt_values missing but dbo.spt_values works?

We have SQL2012 SP1 installed on several servers and have run into an issue on one instance trying to view the database properties in SSMS. (This happens with both SSMS 11.0.5058.0 and 11.0.3128.0.) I ...
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What Current Continuous SQL Server Backup Solutions Are there?

With Mirroring being deprecated in SQL Server 2012 and up along with AlwaysON Availability Groups costing $7k per core, I am wonder what options are there for constant reliable backups with a somewhat ...
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Switching Data In Fails with “allows values that are not allowed by check constraints or partition function on target table”

Given the following -- table ddl create table dbo.f_word( sentence_id int NULL, sentence_word_id int NULL, word_id int NULL, lemma_id int NULL, source_id int NULL, ...
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Using TOP and getting different result sets

I am trying to write an efficient query for deleting chunks of data. To this end I hoped to avoid an index scan by using the primary key to get the oldest records. However I'm seeing some unexpected ...
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“A severe error occurred” - Login Failed (but only occasionally)

I'm using a C# application to execute a query against SQL Server. Here's the relavent portion of an exception I'm encountering once every twenty-four hours or so: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException ...
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Single query consuming most memory on server intermittently

Periodically, my SQL Server 2008 DB will come to a crawl because most of the connections are in memory wait. When I query the memory_grants DMV I see that three connections have been allocated ~33% of ...
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How to copy database from server to local macine in SQL Server Management studio?

I am pretty much new to SQL Server Management studio. I connect to SQL server using windows authentication. But not sure If my work affect the server database. How can I make sure not to mess with the ...
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Send email when some users connect to SQL Server

I am looking for a way to create a logon trigger in SQL Server. Basically i need to do is when it matches some users or profiles on logon it send an alert e-mail. I have found some things for Oracle ...
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Pulling Top queries returns NULL in query plan and sql text

I'm using the following code to pull our top 20 queries (ordered by CPU): SELECT TOP 20 qs.sql_handle ,qs.execution_count ,qs.total_worker_time AS [Total CPU] ,qs.total_worker_time / ...
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Why can't we access SQL Server when a long query is running in Management Studio?

We have a SQL Server Database (2012 Standard edition). The database is accessed through an ASP.Net web page which displays the count of databases in different tables on page load. This work fine ...
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Service broker routes and DNS

Apologies for the long post but I've recently seen some strange behaviour with Service Broker when the routes it uses reference a DNS entry, and I am wondering if anyone has seen the same? We have ...
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PowerShell Script To Identify Databases

I have enough PowerShell skills to get off the ground, but have none with SQL server. Can someone please point me in the right direction of how to use PowerShell to get information on remote SQL ...
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Database Design for Preserving Values and Additional columns

My colleague and I are having some trouble coming up with a database design, and I am doing my best to stay away from EAV for now. We have an entity called Preparation that stores configuration data ...
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Finding the Table and Column Based on a Known Value

I've inherited a rather large SQL Server 2012 database -- about 2TB, tens of millions of rows in some tables, and about 350 different tables. I have basically no references nor documentation. There's ...
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Sql Server 2012 Disk I/O Too high

I am running SQL Server 2012 on windows azure VM Windows server 2012. This is a live Database, about 250GB, with high usage. I applied some best practice articles for the temp-db long ago, and also ...
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Insert trigger checking for specific column

I have got an insert trigger on a table. The table got a field named 'source'. The source field could be populated with values b or left empty as in null. i want the trigger only to fire if the source ...
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What permission do I need for viewing… all current user permissions?

I'm maintaining an application that runs with SQL Server 8.0.760 SP3. When I try to "see" the permissions of the current user I'm logged with, I do this: SELECT * FROM fn_my_permissions(NULL, ...
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How Can I Read Where TempDB's Files Will Be Created After Restoring Master DB?

I'm restoring to an alternate server in a DR drill and have restored master but can't restart the instance, even with /f and /m switches. The log is indicating tempdb can't be created, probably ...
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What is running on my server every night?

My data disk queue is high every night at about 1:00 AM UTC. I did sql profiler trace and found that there are many queries running at the same time similar to these: Can someone tell me what is ...
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How can I generate an .mdf file containing a subset of my tables and rows?

I need to provide some data to an organisation (lets call them DataCo) that we're working with. Since we're both SQL server shops, my counterpart at DataCo requested an .mdf file. However, our ...
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Why do ASC and DESC come *after* a CASE clause?

This query works: DECLARE @Ordering NVARCHAR(50) SET @Ordering = 'aggregateid' DECLARE @OrderDirectionInt INT SET @OrderDirectionInt = 0 --1 SELECT * FROM ( SELECT ROW_NUMBER() OVER ...
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Throw and RaiseError of level 16 do not cause alert to occur

The next alert has been created: USE [msdb] GO /****** Object: Alert [Notify] Script Date: 09/09/2014 11:38:31 ******/ EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_add_alert @name=N'Notify', @message_id=0, ...
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How do I tactfully bring up database shortcomings? [closed]

A little background: I recently inherited responsibility for support and development of a database application after the original developers left. Looking through the application, the database ...
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INSERT takes over 5 hours, when inserting more than specific number of rows

When inserting less then about 1,350,000 rows to the table it all takes about 2 minutes, however when number of inserted rows is bigger, then the time needed to insert data grows to about 5 hours. ...
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MSSQL Insert takes over 5 hours, when inserting more than specific number of rows [duplicate]

I have a question connected with MS SQL. When inserting less then about 1350000 rows to the table it all takes about 2 minutes, but when number of inserted rows is bigger, then a time needed to insert ...
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How to check history of primary node in AlwaysOn HA environment?

How do I see history of failovers of the primary node in cluster? I'm trying to figure out at what point secondary node started to act as primary. We are running Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server ...
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Transaction Log Backups

I am working on backup+recovery scenario and I came across a situation where I could not figure out how I would have to deal with it. We have couple databases where sometimes there may not be any ...
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SMSS 2014 Network Server browser is empty

I trying to setup a MSSQL 2014 environment and I installed SQL Server Management tools for a dedicated management computer to reach database server nodes easily without starting this resource-hungry ...
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Iterate through all non-system databases and empty them

On SQL Server 2012...I have multiple databases on a server used for training purposes. Periodically, these need to be cleared for a fresh start. When quantities of databases were small I would use ...
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Do SELECT (without ORDER BY) return the same message as RECEIVE?

My current client needs to be able to PEEK messages in a SQL Server Service Broker queue. The current implementation uses RECEIVE and rollback to peek. As that generates writes to the transaction ...
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SQL import data when both source and destination has data and identity column

I am using Import and export data option to import data from one database to another database. Both database have similar structure of tables. All the tables have primary key which is identity ...
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Transforming multi column table to different structure table

I am a software developer who got data in the following format: TABLE [dbo].[SensorValues]( [timestamp] [datetime] NOT NULL, [Sensor1] [float] NULL, [Sensor2] [float] NULL, [Sensor3] ...
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SQL Server 2005 Log Truncate - how long for a 60Gb log; mins, hours or days? [closed]

I have taken over an old website. To cut a long story short the people that host the computer, backup all the database files, but there is no maintenance plan in place for the backup (e.g. they ...
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Restore database into new DB without replacing the file structure

Our Network Admin has setup a MS SQL 2012 server and wants the DBs setup so the database files are located on 4 different drives. My problem here is when I try to restore a DB from a different system ...
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How to transfer Right-to-Left text from Excel to SQL Server?

I have a collection of data in my Excel which the language is right-to-Left. My data collection is very large. I want to transfer this to my SQL Server database and insert the values into a table. ...
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Undo SQL UPDATE Azure DB

I have accidentally updated over 3,000 records in one of my tables hosted on Azure. This was not a transaction and I did not have any back ups for this table. I've read around and found ApexSQL Log ...
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Undo SQL Update Azure DB [duplicate]

I have accidentally updated over 3,000 records in one of my tables hosted on Azure. This was not a transaction and I did not have any back ups for this table. I've read around and found ApexSQL Log ...