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).

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

2
votes
0answers
142 views

AlwaysOn FCI + HA Setup Question

I am planning to create FCI + HA solution in the same datacenter, but running into some problems. I'd really appreciate if someone can provide some guidance. Here is the current configuration (All ...
2
votes
0answers
98 views

Why does Recursive CTE estimate just 1 row?

Given two cascading, self-contained (no real tables) recursive CTE's: create view NumberSequence_0_100_View as with NumberSequence as ( select 0 as Number union all select Number + 1 ...
2
votes
0answers
120 views

How do I pass a parameter in a stored procedure to call a DTS package

I have created a DTS package which fetches data from a text file into a database table. I want to pass the file name dynamically from which it fetches data. Can I pass the filename dynamically?
2
votes
0answers
1k views

How do I give file system access to SQL Server's SQLSERVERAGENT virtual account?

I'm trying to grant the NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT Windows account file system access, based on the marked answer in this question. I believe it's a virtual service account, and it does not show up in ...
2
votes
0answers
133 views

Slow query execution using ODBC 32

When executing a simple select query on a SQL Server 2012 system, the execution time is very different if I use OLE or ODBC 32bit. Unfortunately I am forced to use ODBC 32bit. The Query: SELECT ...
2
votes
0answers
146 views

What are the “additional actions” available for “Recovery Pending” databases?

I've used powershell to run a sql script on several databases on a test server. Disk space was low, so the script failed on 34 out of 75 databases. All fair enough. In any case, afterwards 10 of my ...
2
votes
0answers
281 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
180 views

SSIS Bulk Insert Task Operating system error code 1311

I have been running SSIS 2008 R2 Packages for a long time and when ever my Packages trough SQL Server Job accesses FTP Server which is on the same domain it uses correct credentials ,e.g. ...
2
votes
0answers
468 views

Getting “Read Timed Out” exception frequently for last few days on my already running SQL Server 2008 R2

Our client has a setup of 2 VMs . One of them has SQLServer 2008 R2 and other has a Java utility which I am using to update the Database.. It was working some time back, but recently it started ...
2
votes
0answers
127 views

SQL Server Database Mail Log is flooded with errors (20-30 per second) when mail server goes down

We're using SQL Server 2005. Every so often our mail server goes down, and when this happens, as soon as our SQL code tries to send dbmail, the Database Mail Log has an item which looks like this: ...
2
votes
0answers
61 views

Network and memory waits after massive ALTER

We had to do a massive ALTER to our DB, changing one central table's PK to BIGINT due to approaching ID's generated in the 2 billion range. Due to this, several hundred referencing keys and indexes ...
2
votes
0answers
382 views

Powershell Get-Counter not returning values for SQL counters

I am attempting to use PowerShell to get some SQL counters but it doesn't seem to return the SQL specific counters anymore. I am not sure what could have changed on my server that would have caused ...
2
votes
0answers
136 views

Phantom Transactions using Version Store in tempDB

We are seeing version store space increasing on one of our servers, and there are ~20 sessions that are showing as actively accessing version store rows for over 24 hours. The problem is, when I try ...
2
votes
0answers
131 views

Frequent, “random” SQL Server connection timeouts

For the last few days our clients have been suffering intermittent connection timeouts to our database server. Multiple Ajax calls on the same page which connect to the server multiple times are ...
2
votes
0answers
96 views

SQL Server 2012 High availability Groups for OLTP and Reporting environments

I would like to seek your advice in designing a high availability architecture at my current work place. We are moving to SQL Server 2012 platform and we currently have a set of OLTP databases ...
2
votes
0answers
224 views

Empty Space in buffer pool

I was doing some reading and came across this article from Paul Randal: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/performance-issues-from-wasted-buffer-pool-memory/ Using the queries from that article, I ...
2
votes
0answers
159 views

Significant PLE Drop

This morning at 4am we experienced a huge drop in Page Life Expectancy on a new sql server 2012 box. No jobs (backup etc) ran at this time and traffic was very light compared to say 20:00. Current ...
2
votes
0answers
115 views

logon trigger to send an email

I want to create a simple login trigger. basically if user = test , then send an email to me. CREATE TRIGGER ServerLogon ON ALL SERVER WITH EXECUTE AS 'test' FOR LOGON AS BEGIN IF ...
2
votes
0answers
53 views

Setting up triggers based on exposed columns in a view's source table

I have a table where I want to do a AFTER UPDATE trigger if one of the columns modified was in a specific view CREATE VIEW [dbo].[iv_EmployeesView] AS SELECT EMPLOYEE_GUID AS EmployeeGuid, ...
2
votes
0answers
133 views

SQL Server Database errors 8935/8934/8977

I received a database from a customer, that i have to try to recover. I'm facing some problems, specifically with the following errors: (Error, Level, State, MessageText, RepairLevel, Status, DbId, ...
2
votes
0answers
130 views

Maintaining Referential Integrity with a Filestream enabled database

We have a production database which is filestream enabled and has grown, within a year, to about 20Gb as it stores documents. On many occasions we need to bring the live data back to UAT or Dev ...
2
votes
0answers
546 views

SSRS slow opening a Datasource

While optimizing a report, I discovered that the time reported by TimeDataRetrieval in ExecutionLog2 was a couple of seconds longer than the query times shown in SQL Server Profiler for that report ...
2
votes
0answers
103 views

Disabled index still incurs overhead when inserting

I have a 38 million row table that I periodically truncate and refill. I disable the indexes (non-clustered) when I do this. But when I included the Execution Plan I noticed SQL Server 2005 is still ...
2
votes
0answers
72 views

Single table row “sharding/versioning” to customize values

Introduction Hello everyone, I have done quite a bit of searching and I cannot find a solution for my specific issue. There are a few factors that complicate my situation, which I have outlined ...
2
votes
0answers
112 views

Multi-Statement Template Plan Guide

A piece of, um, software seems to be issuing ~20k queries of this form every few seconds: DELETE FROM macVendor WHERE companyId=N' 08-00-'; INSERT INTO macVendor (companyId,organization) VALUES (N' ...
2
votes
0answers
199 views

How to use Blob Storage as shared storage in a Windows Azure Failover Cluster?

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster composed on ...
2
votes
0answers
117 views

Can SQL Server 2008 R2 get email name resolution from Office 365?

We just moved from an on premise Exchange server to Office 365's Exchange Online. My question is, is there any way to still get email name resolution from Office 365? I have many stored procedures ...
2
votes
0answers
105 views

SQL Server is not started

I created the local service. My server name is like sqlitesync.com. In my database folder created the configuration (web.config) and WCF web service (AuroraSyncService.svc). When I test this service ...
2
votes
0answers
115 views

plan_generation_num keeps incrementing, why?

I have a query that is executed using sp_executesql code is as follows DECLARE @rsk NVARCHAR(1) = '1', @ppCityID NVARCHAR(3); SET @ppCityID = CAST(@cityID AS NVARCHAR(3)); exec sp_executesql ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

SQL Server intermittent error 40 Could not open a connection to SQL Server or The network path was not found

I am getting intermittent errors as per the below stack trace. I am using C# Entity Framework with SQL Server 2012 enterprise running on a separate server computer. I can connect and query the DB ...
2
votes
0answers
210 views

Problem with Database for survey Questionnaires

Bellow I am showing a sample survey question for woman. I need your help to creating a Database. Description: Top part of the survey Questions are Project Code, Name... etc which is ...
2
votes
0answers
454 views

Understanding how sys.dm_exec_requests represents queries being rolled back

I'm not sure whether this was an actual problem or just a normal situation where I needed to wait for rollback to finish. In either case, some insight would be appreciated. Background details I ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

MDX: How do I combine/merge/union two Measures dimensions with calculated members?

I am trying to combine two dimensions in an MDX query. SELECT NON EMPTY ( [XXX].[YYY].children ) ON ROWS, NON EMPTY { [Measures].[Dimension1A], [Measures].[Dimension1B], ...
2
votes
0answers
162 views

How to give permissions to 90+ SQL Servers without tweaking in each of them?

There are over 90+ MS SQL Servers (SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2012). All in the same Windows domain (but physically all over the world). How to give a domain user (administrative, or other) ...
2
votes
0answers
202 views

always on availability group with different speed disks

I'm looking to set up SQL Server 2012 installation with an Always On Availability Group, where the 'passive' replica will be hosted at another site on the WAN and using synchronous data commit - the ...
2
votes
0answers
455 views

Audit Queries in SQL Server 2008 Including Start Stop Times

I have SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. I know how to set up auditing on the SQL Server, but it looks like the audit logs don't include query start/stop times. We currently use a product called Splunk to ...
2
votes
0answers
153 views

This is just to demonstrate a display bug

...and now has been updated to demonstrate a comment thingy on SO meta. Unless I asked you to, please do not act on this question, even if it appears in the suggested aardvark edit review queue or ...
2
votes
0answers
129 views

How to gracefully handle a source database restore from backup in a data warehouse

We are facing a challenging situation with our data warehouse source databases. Frequently these sources databases will be restored from backups. There is a high turnover of data entry persons who ...
2
votes
0answers
284 views

How to push the data from database?

I want to push the data from database to application instead of application pull the data.I have installed ms sql server and apache tomcat server. I have my application in apache tomcat, here I made ...
2
votes
0answers
465 views

Cannot Delete FileStream Group from Sql Server 2008

We have migrated all our varbinary(max) column data to Azure Blob Storage and so we want to remove the old filestream columns that remain in our Sql 2008 database and the filestream filegroup but when ...
2
votes
0answers
296 views

Linked Server Login Timeout but SqlCmd works

I've got a SQL 2005 SP4 server that connects to a 2008 SP3 instance via linked servers using the SQL Server server type. Every once in a while, one of those linked servers will start throwing login ...
2
votes
0answers
119 views

ODBC - how to set up ODBC driver for 2 languages (for different code page)

How to set up an ODBC driver to operate the Polish code page (1250) and Lithuania (1257) at the same time? Although the code page Lithuanian is wider than the Polish code page, the driver incorrectly ...
2
votes
0answers
45 views

How to remove leaf member values?

I have a dimension hierarchy that is related to multiple fact tables with different granularities. In the case of one fact table, it relates to the middle level of a three level hierarchy. When you ...
2
votes
0answers
145 views

Combining full-text-search queries

I have two tables in a SQL Server database with basic fulltext indexes: CREATE FULLTEXT CATALOG table1_catalog; CREATE FULLTEXT INDEX ON table1 ( name1 ) KEY INDEX pk_table1 ON ...
2
votes
0answers
299 views

Multithreading caching in SQL CLR

Is there any mechanism available to a SQLCLR assembly for caching that will still work when the assembly is registered as "safe"? The cache needs to be thread-safe, so it can be shared by multiple ...
2
votes
0answers
278 views

Can't get users default schema to change - SQL Server 2008

We are migrating from a SQL Server 2008 instance on a shared host to our own box. Our issue is we have a bunch of tables, procs and views that are prefaced with a schema (let's call the schema 'me') ...
2
votes
0answers
516 views

Cannot connect to SQL Server 2008 after updating the service pack

After updating, whenever I start the service of the server in configuration manager, it always stops then. And I found the error in the log 2013-04-13 19:08:19.63 spid7s Error: 15174, ...
2
votes
0answers
233 views

How to speed up SQL Server RIGHT JOIN on 100MM+ Records - use TVF?

I use a table insert to UNION a CTE of converting transactions to visits (converting or not) and then summarize the visit data (no details, just pages visited & txns completed) to get funnel ...
2
votes
0answers
118 views

Can the same database be log-shipping secondary and primary at the same time?

Here is my scenario: Database DB1 on Server1 is log shipping primary in data center. Database DB1 on Server2 is log shipping secondary; Server2 is in remote location. Logs are shipped from data ...
2
votes
0answers
83 views

How to safely take an SQL job out of the schedule?

There is a table | jobID | status | startTime | endTime | and a job, that is scheduled to run every X seconds, it will take the first undone job ID, put it in stored proc and run it. Stored proc takes ...