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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Upgrading Remote Distributor in SQL Server Replication

I'm upgrading my remote distributor from 2005 to 2008r2, it is performing transactional replication only. this is a prerequisite to completing an upgrade of the Publisher to 2008r2. Script ...
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MDX Block Calculation Optimisation

I have a query I'm trying to optimise. I have read an article here http://web.archive.org/web/20100823233821/http://www.biblogs.com/2008/03/30/optimizing-countfilter-expressions-in-mdx/ about ...
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going from heirarchical XML to heirarchical SQL tables then SQL to c# objects to go to user view, how should I store the data in the databases?

Hi I'm getting my data from a web service using their getData call and it comes in as fairly chunky heirarchical XML, first everything all at once, like <allData> <product1> ...
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Logic to convert a UTC date-time to a specific time zone

I have a table which has 1 row per event. Each event has a datetime stamp column which has values in UTC time. Each row has an associated local timezone in which the event occurred. I have a DIM ...
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some SQL Server MSX targets show as Normal, Blocked

I've centralized my farm's jobs in MSX, covering about 70 instances of SQL Server. Seemingly randomly, at least once a week, several instances will stop accepting instructions. Within the MSX window ...
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SQL Server retrieval error under heavy load (200 concurrent users)

Currently I'm facing an issue in a SQL Server retrieval procedure. Stored procedure returns unexpected result when executed by many user (No. of users > 40) concurrently for the same parameter. For ...
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Could not open File Control Bank (FCB) for invalid file ID X when restoring from snapshot

We have a scenario in which we, during integration tests, make a backup of an existing database and restore it under a new name. We then create a snapshot of our "new" database. After each test we ...
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SSRS URL Changes while navigating

I am trying to track down the root cause of this issue I keep seeing. We have SSRS running with a custom URL like https://reporting.companyname.com/reports. When I connect to that address I can ...
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Log shipping option not showing

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. I am trying to implement log shipping, but the log shipping option is not showing in the database properties window. The database recovery option is ...
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The replication Merge Agent failed to propagate a Publisher schema change to the Subscriber

We are running 2 Microsoft SQL Servers - publisher (2008R2) / subscriber (2008 Express) with merge replication. I tried to make some schema changes via Transact-SQL and partly failed. So tried to ...
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SQL Server: Buffer page read/writes per second reported high

Our SQL Server is reporting high buffer page read/writes per second. Several documentation sources suggest these stats should be less than 90 per second. Our database server is reporting: counter ...
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Why does SSAS keep restarting every few seconds?

We have a SQL Server 2005 Analysis Server which began restarting this weekend, seemingly without any external changes. The current state of the server is that as long as the SSAS service is enabled, ...
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How To Log Select Statements from 1 User On 1 Table Into a Permanent Log Table

We have a centralized authentication library that 100+ applications use to authenticate users. That library has its own DB credentials. It would be extremely useful to log every time that library/user ...
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SQLCMD cannot find the SQL Server remotely

I am trying to use SQLCMD to remotely detach a database but for some reason it can't find the server. From the workstation, I can connect to the database instance (which is the default instance) using ...
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Understanding “Date Last Modified” for “System Stored Procedures”

Whilst reviewing code on a SQL 2008R2 Instance I inspected the Date Last Modified of the System Stored Procedures of the databases. The ones in the DBO schema had a datetime that predates the ...
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Integrity checks on large dbs (700GB)

What's the best strategy for integrity checks on large dbs? DBCC CHECKDB (DB Name) would probably take over 24 hours, the largest table (532GB) would probably take over 17 hours...
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Alternatives to log shipping / Replicate a local SQL Server database on a remote DB accesible only by IP

I'm trying to replicate a local SQL Server 2008R2 DB to a remote DB instance accessible only by IP (specifically, a RackSpace cloud site DB). I believe log shipping is ideal, since the remote only ...
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Is there any way to set stored procedure options like ANSI NULLs to true or false outside of creation?

I'd like to set ANSI NULLs and quoted identifier properties on a stored procedure after it has been created. Is this possible? For some context, I'm using Visual Studio Database Projects / SSDT, and ...
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Query slower than the sum of its parts

I have a query with the following pseudo outline 1. CREATE TABLE #Temp 2. INSERT INTO #Temp 3. INSERT INTO A --90% of time spent here 4. INSERT INTO B --10% of time spent here 5. INSERT ...
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Backups failing for all databases

Here is the error message in its entirety: Failed:(-1073548784) Executing the query "BACKUP DATABASE [MCM] TO DISK = N'F:\Backup\MCM\M..." failed with the following error: "BACKUP DATABASE is ...
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DB Design: Looking for Performance improvement with a Column used in all SQL Queries

I recently got added to a new ASP .NET Project(A web application) .There were recent performance issues with the application, and I am in a team with their current task to Optimize some slow running ...
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“Failure occured while attempting to connect to the Principle server” from CLR procedure

I have a Windows Service running under a domain account which calls a stored procedure which then calls a CLR stored procedure. Initially I had a problem where database ownership chaining wasn't ...
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Connection to SQL Server failed. A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server

I'm getting this error while trying to connect to sql server. Now this never happened before and it's really annoying. I found out in my sql configuration manager that SQL server service has stopped ...
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Outer Apply vs Left Join Performance

I am Using SQL SERVER 2008 R2 I just came across APPLY in SQL and loved how it solves query problems for so many cases, Many of the tables I was using 2 left join to get the result, I was able to ...
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500GB Data Warehouse - how to split it into FileGroups?

OK, so I have: 500 GB DW 5 GB in smaller DBs 220 GB TempDB 350 GB in Log files. My machine is Fujitsu Primergy 64 cores (with HT) and 192 GB RAM. I have several IO locations: 540 GB in-server ...
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how to resolve intermittent SQL backup issue?

We have this issue on aprox 100-300 SQL machines each month and it's never re-occuring. If you re-run the backup it will complete. The problem exists in both win2k8 and win2k12 machines. Backup ...
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SQL select top X rows having sum limit

I am using SQL Server 2012, I have a table with a format such as : MyOrders : ID -> PK int Cost -> float Category -> int I want to get the following : Input : category (lets say 2). ...
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How to add SQL Server in networks list?

After changing my PC name and workgroup, I am no longer able to connect to SQL Server. Currently in my servers list I have only Home & localhost. Anybody know how to add server to networks list? ...
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How to handle many columns / variable schema?

I apologize in advance in case this question has been asked already. I'm working on revamping a reporting application used within my company. The requirements are: Support addition of new fields ...
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Database Mail connection to exchange - Resets and timeouts

I am trying to send the results of a query in an email, and each time it takes longer than 5-10 minutes for me to recieve the message. The actual relay from Exchange takes less than one minute, but ...
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Sql Server Installation Code Error

My problem is this, I want to Install Sql server 2014 in my Pc but i have a problem with it: SQL Server Setup failure. SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: The SQL ...
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SQL Server Real Time Data integration with different Instance

I have got a SQL application which needs to be merged with a new CRM applicaiton. so data coming into the source tables, then triggers push certain fields into the Staging table with a flag '0' and ...
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How to tell if Database Certificate Used?

I plan to migrate a SQL Server database to another server. There is a certificate listed under the Security > Certificates view in SSMS Object Explorer. I ran the below query to check if database is ...
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Querying LDAP multi-value attributes using Openquery

I'm using SQL Server 2012 Express to query an LDAP linked server like this: SELECT * FROM OPENQUERY (MYLINKEDSERVER, 'SELECT * FROM ''LDAP://myserver:389/o=root'' where telephonenumber = ...
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How to specify a display name in emails from SSRS subscriptions?

How can I specify a display name (e.g. "Reporting Server" <noreply@domain.com>) in the emails sent from SSRS subscriptions?
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How to cope with SQL Server 2012 vs SQL (Azure) Database sql files

I'm trying to port my system to SQL Database (Azure instance) from SQL Server 2012. I'm using Visual Studio 2013 and I have my .sqlproj with all the definition of my database inside. Given that a ...
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Slow compilation of a SQL statement

I have SQL Server 2014 and a large table (more than 200Gb) with 100M rows and more than 300 columns. For one "unpivot" query I wanted to see its estimated execution plan and it took more than 90 ...
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Transaction log full due to log_backup

I am testing how certain operations are logged under different recovery models.Below are steps i have did till now 1.create database in full recovery model 2.take backup 3.create a table and insert ...
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SQL Server : ALTER TABLE tablename SWITCH PARTITION 2 to tempempty

Have a sliding partition where I need to remove the trailing partition when they expire. I create an empty table that matches the existing table. When I create the empty table, I specify the file ...
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Is it possible to use a temp table in a data flow source?

I have a data flow in a 2012 SSIS package where I'm trying to use a temp table as the data source. I'm using an OLE DB data source with a SQL Command Data access mode. My code looks like this: ...
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Column Data Type for Bitwise Comparison?

I have a table where I have an int32 column storing values for bitwise comparison. I've ran out int space with a int32. I can convert to int64 but that will just prolong the inevitable. Is there an ...
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Will redeploying a project to the SSISDB invalidate current jobs

I’ve been given 2 dtsx packages to replace 2 in production. This is for a SQL 2012 server with the packages deployed in the project model. The only way I see to do the update is to export the project, ...
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Errors in the metadata manager. The process type specified for the Effect dimension is not valid since it is not processed

Trying to hunt down an issue with an SSIS package we have and I don't know what to look for to help correct this issue. Error: Errors in the metadata manager. The process type specified for the ...
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Database Structure Definiton

This is a question more so on the table definition vs actual programming. I have 6 sets of potentially 255 unique fields. I have a potential of getting 40 million records per year of these. For the ...
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Creating SQL Azure login for single database

I want to create separate logins for each database we create on a SQL Azure database server which only have read / edit permissions for a single database and do not have drop permissions, and to ...
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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 ...
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Scheduling a task to run after a SQL SERVER 2012 executes a different set of scripts?

Im working on a project for a job I am interning for. I've had a few months of database design. I am still learning all the techniques. I am currently trying to schedule a console app to run every ...
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Error while Installing SQL Server 2012

I am facing the problem while installing SQL Server 2012 on my Lenovo ThinkPad. The same was working till now. However it seems, registry has been deleted. So I try to re-install same. But have no ...
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db_owner Member Can't Delete on Tables

SQL server 2008 R2. A user is part of an AD group. That AD group has a SQL account in this instance. That group has the following access to a Database: db_datareader db_datawriter db_ddladmin ...
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Extended Events missing documentation

I have been looking pretty hard for the documentation regarding the RingBufferTarget <RingBufferTarget truncated="0" eventsPerSec="1370714" processingTime="7" totalEventsProcessed="9595" ...