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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Why does a simple select query produce a deadlock?

I am trying to analyze randomly occurring deadlock problems on an SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The deadlocks occur in very rare cases when SSRS tries to access one of 5 different stored procedures. ...
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Can't see some stored procedures in sys.procedures

Documenting a database and find that I cannot see stored procedures in sys.procedures, even though I can see them in Object Explorer. select p.name, x.value, p.modify_date from sys.procedures p left ...
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Trouble backing up remote database from local server

I have 2 servers LOCAL and REMOTE. REMOTE has a database 'remotedb'. From REMOTE the following statement backs up the database just fine. BACKUP DATABASE [remotedb] TO DISK = ...
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Compare Indexes/Constraints between two SQL Server databases

I have two databases on one SQL Server that I would like to compare Index/Constraints. The two databases should be identical but I have a suspicion that one database is missing a index or constraints. ...
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Single Virtual Drive Vs Multiple Virtual Drives for SQL Server files

Hi guys I have question about how two different Hard disk setups can possibly affect performance of my database. I have two Options. Option 1: One Physical Harddisk and then Multiple Virtual hard ...
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Bidirectional transactional replication for failover system: Managing sql server jobs

I have set up Bidirectional transactional replication for failover system. I have taken care of Identity columns (have reseeded their values from a higher value) and all other things. But how can I ...
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Does SQL Server handle databases on SMB shares different than on Hard Drives?

Does it, for example, automatically recover from network hiccups, perhaps? If so, would masking the file share under a symbolic link change that behavior, or does SQL support symlinks to file shares, ...
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How to monitor flat file for changes then run a SQL import job

I have a file that is a flat text file that needs to be imported into my SQL Server every day. The problem is that I have to wait for someone else to download and place the file before I can import ...
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Removing secondary data files. DBCC SHRINKFILE: Page could not be moved because it is a work table page

I have too many secondary data files (.ndf) created for tempdb. To remove the excess files, I need to empty the file (content will be moved to other files): DBCC SHRINKFILE('tempdbfile8', EMPTYFILE); ...
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Sum of two columns from pivot

I have the following query: DECLARE @columns NVARCHAR(MAX),@columns1 NVARCHAR(MAX), @sql NVARCHAR(MAX),@columns2 NVARCHAR(MAX),@columns3 NVARCHAR(MAX); SET @columns = '1,2,3,4'; SELECT @columns1 = ...
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Creating table with foreign key and index using sqlcmd.exe and batch file [closed]

I need to create a new table in the database which also has got a few Indexes and Foreign Keys associated. The create script needs to be run using the sqlcmd.exe in a batch file. Assume in the batch ...
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What methodology is being used to poll SQL instances when using sqlcmd with the -L switch?

I've discovered that issuing sqlcmd -L from the console of a SQL host in my network only reveals other instances on the same subnet. It used to reveal all instances on the network so I was wondering ...
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What is the possibility that mirroring a database will damage, corrupt, or erase either the primary or target database? [closed]

The last time my company had tried to mirror some databases, everything worked great until one morning they came in and the primary database in one of the mirroring schemes was just blank. They had ...
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How to copy Powerpivot Report?

I work with SQL server. I frequently encounter issues with power pivot reports which I don't have copy of them. How can I copy that report to my work station?
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How can I sync databases to a secondary server for read-only usage?

I want to sync databases to a secondary server that will be used read-only for SQL Server Reporting Services. These syncs can be done once or twice nightly and mid morning; synced database sizes ...
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Implementation of SSL ON SQL SERVER DEFAULT INSTANCE

We've purchased an SSL certificate for our Server with a specific CN and implemented the certificate on IIS. We imported the same certificate on the SQL Server machine. However, when trying to ...
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Changing Schema ownership and side effects

I am trying to understand why changing schema ownership is causing permissions to be revoked. I am having a hard time understanding schema ownership change. Here are the steps I have taken in ...
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How to eradicate SQL Error Msg 824, Level 24, State 2, Line 1?

I am getting error while executing DBCC CHECKDB using below script DBCC CheckDB('test') WITH NO_INFOMSGS, ALL_ERRORMSGS, TABLOCK Tjis is the Error Message Msg 824, Level 24, State 2, Line 1 ...
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What is the logic behind ISNUMERIC for certain special characters?

The ISNUMERIC function has some unexpected behavior. The MSDN documentation says: ISNUMERIC returns 1 when the input expression evaluates to a valid numeric data type; otherwise it returns 0. ...
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Translate SQL Server update statement to MySQL

I have a development environment with MySQL and a production environment with SQL Server. This update statement works with SQL Server: UPDATE THIS SET <list_of_column_assignments> FROM ...
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Weird deadlock graph

I got a deadlock graph that I cannot completely understand. This is the deadlock graph xml (table names obfuscated, obviously): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?> <deadlock-list> ...
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Database Engine Tuning Advisor - is number of queries important or not

By number i don't mean number of unique signature queries I mean raw number For example i have this query select name from my table where id=3 It is a single unique signature Having it only 1 ...
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pre-process, anonymize, data before creating a dump from sql-server [closed]

I would like to be able to automatically create dumps from a production machine (SQL-Server 2008R2 and up). In those dumps some data needs to be anonymized (mainly by scrambling nvarchar-fields) so no ...
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How to schedule jobs in Sql server 2008 for less than 10 sec?

I want to run a job every 3 seconds, however in SQL Server 2008 we cannot define an interval of less than 10 seconds. The job is used to insert/update visitor information, and segmentation ...
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Adding Indexes To a Partitioned table in SQL Server 2012

I have recently converted our one large table to use table partitioning in SQL Server 2012. It's a table that stores logs based on a time. So I created a partition function to split the table on my ...
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Cant Normalize my dimensions and fact table, need help

I have a task at school that I can't get my head around. The task is to create some dimetables and create a facttable from those. The data I have chosen is from Export and Import cost for each year ...
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Converting a Unicode value to a non-Unicode value (SQL Server)

Unicode 9619 is a character called "Dark shade" (http://unicode-table.com/en/search/?q=9619). Using the SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation and 1252 code page, I would expect that casting / ...
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Performance/Health checking queries for a user with Read permissions

I am a software developer that only had read access to our prod database (of course). Occasionally we have what looks like performance issues on our server when my DBAs are not available. Is there ...
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Encoding Debug UTF8 & Latin 1

We have on our DB some international people that got some characters saved incorrectly on our DB (MS SQL-Server 2008 R2). For example we have strings like 'WilcoxonÃ'. We got this data into ...
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Changing SQL Server service account

My team foundation server is running its databases locally and the person who originally installed the system decided to just use LocalSystem as the service account for SQL Server instead of actually ...
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RESTORE failing with OS error 32, file being used by another process

I am writing a set of procedures for (partially) automating DB deployment for a customer, which mostly works fine, but sometimes a RESTORE command is failing with the OS error 32, about a file being ...
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Auditing the View Server State permissions on Server

We noticed that one of our servers has permissions granted to "all" users for "view server state". I am wondering if there is a way to audit the DMV's used by the user(s) on a regular basis as this ...
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sql server date issue [closed]

I have a select statement that when run on the live production server, returns mm-dd-yyyy regardless of what I do. this only happens though when selecting the date from an another aliased select. ...
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Troubleshooting THREADPOOL Waits

From everything I have read, THREADPOOL waits occur when a task is waiting for a worker thread. A high amount of THREADPOOL waits typically means you are running out of available worker threads. ...
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Reporting Services DBs not appearing in Management Studio, but can be queried?

I've set up a server with native reporting services, connected to a database server which hosts its two databases. I'm trying to run a backup of the two databases so I can add them to my availability ...
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What exactly does the last_value() window function do?

While testing my answer to SQL - Getting data from first and last row of each group I noticed something strange. The first_value and last_value window functions appear to behave differently. As ...
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Update specific records of table based on subquery's output (sql server)

have this query which produce below output : select sec.site,sec.Name,sec.Freq from ( select Name from sec group by name having count(Freq) > 3)as dt inner join sec on dt.Name = sec.Name where ...
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Find Without primary key Table in SQL Server 2008 R2? [duplicate]

This is my query to find out primary key, foreign key in SQL Server 2008 R2: select * from information_schema.table_constraints where constraint_type = 'PRIMARY KEY' Know I need to select without ...
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SQL Query to export

I have one query to export to an excel file. var query = "SELECT * FROM indisponibilidades WHERE estadoIndisponibilidade = 'ABERTO' OR dataInicio = '" + dataPedido + "' OR dataFim = '" + dataFim + "' ...
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What will do After Press F5? [closed]

select * from Employee; Name id Col1 Col2 Row1 1 11 1 Row2 2 12 3 Row3 3 13 30 Row4 4 14 44 Above is my table After PRESS F5 What process is running in Background ...
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Deadlock when CODES table has 41900 rows

I'm having a deadlock accessing the same table from two different jobs. I'm testing it on a SQL SERVER 2012 Enterprise edition. Running SQL Profiler I get this graph: You can find the SQL Server ...
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How to add an “INCLUDE” part in an Index Created as a part of CONSTRAINT

I am going through the execution plan of a tsql query. There is a key LookUp (Clustered) in the plan. To avoid this Key LookUp, I tried to Include a column (Status_Ind) to The Index (The Index ...
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Curious Regarding filtering behaviour and performance of where condition

So i have completed the clean up of SQL code that involves four set of queries that partially do the same filtering in where condition , while the rest of the part do their own task specific to each ...
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SQL Server 2012 FTS and weird behavior with numbers

I stumbled on this weird behavior in SQL Server's Full text search. First run the following SQL-code in a database: CREATE TABLE test( id int IDENTITY NOT NULL, value VARCHAR(255), CONSTRAINT ...
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SQL Server sometimes uses a lot more cpu for query

I have a stored procedure with a quite heavy SELECT statement that includes five joins and uses FieldName LIKE '%searchterm%' on multiple columns. This query usually finishes in about 2-5 seconds. But ...
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copying data from a SQL server-table to a SQLCE-table

I want to copy some data from a MSSQL table to a SQLCE table in database.net. I used the following query, connected to the MSSQL db; update [SQLCE-table] ([column]) SET (column) FROM [MSSQL] I keep ...
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Databases can't “see” other databases

This is a bit of a newbie question I think, but all the answers I've found online are for other questions, so I ask here: We have a server that we set up on a virtual machine to handle the passing of ...
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Can you use COUNT DISTINCT with an OVER clause?

I'm trying to improve the performance of the following query: UPDATE [#TempTable] SET Received = r.Number FROM [#TempTable] INNER JOIN (SELECT AgentID, ...
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SSMS 2008 / 2014 showing different values for TempDB file sizes

Here's a fun one. Last week I reconfigured the initial file sizes in our tempdb database to 1GB each. We had an event a few weeks back that locked up our server due to a table with no indexes ...
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Disk Crashed, NDF(Index) file lost

I have database with : -two filegroups (PRIMARY and INDEX) -three files .mdf(data), .ndf(index) and .ldf(log) every file is on different disk, yesterday disk where was NDF file crashed so I lost ...