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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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' ...
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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 ...
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Why use asymmetric keys in SQL Server?

I've been reading multiple resources on SQL Server Encryption, and everyone does it basically the same way, but no one explains why we use asymmetric keys in SQL Server. And by this I mean when we ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to configure Reporting Services to emit browser compatibility headers?

We have a dashboard that hosts some Reporting Services (2008) reports within frames. The dashboard runs in the browser's standards compliance mode, but this is causing some of the reporting services ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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], ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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') ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to manage dynamic tables in Visual Studio 2010 Sql Server Database Projects

I am migrating a common set of databases in to a VS 2010 Sql Server Db project so we can keep it in source control, and deploy common changes etc. The databases are for the most part the same, except ...
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SQL Server 2008 Restore from D2D

In that past year we started using a D2D network device to store our SQL Server backups. This device does dedup and compression. It looks just like any standard CIFS share (\\d2d\sql_backups\...). ...
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Is it possible to have a valid backupset with null position?

In database restore process I need to rely on position column exists in backupset record to restore the latest backupset. Restore the latest backup on the database I noticed sometimes position is ...
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SQL71561 Error on Schema compare after initial import from database

I have created a new sql server project with SSDT 2012, then I went to import an existing database and it created all my scripts. After that I did a schema compare between the project and the database ...
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What is correct process to physically move an availability replica to another location

Current situation is we have 3 SQL Servers with one availablity group and we plan on moving one of the secondary replicas out of HQ to another location. There will be the span of a few hours between ...
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How much disk space needed for 100GB of DBs?

Hard to explain in the title, but I'm planning a migration from SQL Server 2000 databases to SQL Server 2008 R2. The databases are under 100GB total space, but this is only with the Simple recovery ...
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Importing Excel files with SSIS

I'm trying to import an Excel spreadsheet into SQL Server 2012 using SSIS. There is only one sheet in the file. The file is a SalesForce export. I believe the Sheet name changes depending on when the ...
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Local users access SQL Server correctly, but domain users don't return all the data

We have just changed from a workgroup to a domain running SBS 2012 and SQL Server 2008R2. The problem I have is when logged in as a domain user my application connects to the server but only returns ...
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Last Known Successful DBCC CHECKDB

I understand that looking at DBCC PAGE is supposed to show me the last known good DBCC CHECKDB but I am not seeing this work correctly. I have a database that I know is corrupted. If I run DBCC ...
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Configuring SQL Server Job agent

I am trying to configure the SQL Server Job Agent using the following scripts USE [msdb] GO CREATE USER [mydbuser] FOR LOGIN [mydbuser] GO EXEC sp_addrolemember N'db_datareader', N'mydbuser' GO EXEC ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services Slow TotalTimeDataRetrieval Fast ExecuteReaderTime

I wrote a report that is executed by a few hundred users each day and the underlying stored procedure for the data set only takes milliseconds to execute. According to the ...
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SQL Server : Transactional Replication Filter By Computed Column

There is a database that contains records for multiple groups of people. These records do not contain a column indicating which group the record is "owned" by (very frustrating). I need to setup ...
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Best Practice to update columnstore indexed tables

I have a table with aprox. 22 Bn rows, for each month I have made one partition that and each partition has two data files. I created the columnstore index on this table and the performance ...