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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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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Change Data Capture missing changes for a specific record

I have enabled CDC in SQL Server and it generally works well but sometimes the changes are not recorded for some reason. And only for a couple of records. But then if I issue an UPDATE from SSMS, the ...
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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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Does cmdexec have additional process isolation beyond cmd.exe?

I have a cmdexec step in a sql agent job that includes a redirection into a file at the end. It works as expected from a CMD shell running in the context of SQL Agent service account and produces a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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" ...
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Manual Fulltext index population time in SQL Server 2012

I would like to know if there is a way to see how much time did it take SQL Server 2012 to index all the data in a table? In my example I create the table, create the index and set the population to ...
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Database Mail not sending

I'm trying to send email using the DatabaseMail on SQL Server 2008, I can see my emails sitting in the msdb.dbo.sysmail_unsentitems But they just sit there, I get no error messages. I've checked ...
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Issue with MDS data when viewed in Excel addin after connecting to MDS Model

In MDS 2012, while exploring for a entity, I can see the data in Client and Product column are properly assigned as Code and Code {Name} as seen below: but while connecting to the MDS model via ...
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Database slowdown at random times using mirroing

Our web application suffers DB query timeouts a few times a day at random times. Can you help to work out the cause, e.g. deadlocks, mirroring (disk or network), etc? We have two identical database ...
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Identify SQL Server Version in TSQL

I need to identify a SQL Server 7 in TSQL, I try serverproperty but this isnt supported in this version, I have now sp_MSGetVersion but it returns a table and I dont know how I can get only the ...
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DBCC TABLE CHECK seems to hang

Our nightly maintenance plan includes a database integrity check which normally takes 45 minutes to complete. Now it appears to hang. When looking at the Activity Monitor, a series of process items ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER) Process using high memory

We have the Reporting Services installed on our database but we are not actually using it. Generally, the running process takes up a few MB but all of a sudden it has jumped to 4GB. We have restarted ...
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“Replicate” Table structures with sp_addscriptexec

In our customers environment is a massive central server (running SQL Server Enterprise 2008R2) and some distributed PCs (running SQL Server Standard 2008R2). The central server has a replication for ...
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exec sp_getapplock - Different behaviour using go or without go

we have a strange behaviour while using sp_getapplock (we tried to use this to solve a problem with a deadlock involving some insert while another session was trying to execute a ALTER SWITCH ...
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CONTAINS does not work with ROW_NUMBER

I have the following query: SELECT RowNumber = ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY ID DESC) , ID , Name FROM Clients WHERE CONTAINS (Name, 'Jose') My client table has a single ...
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Backup failed due to lack of hard drive space…how?

I had a maintenance plan fail last night (runs daily) for the first time in ages. The following is the specific error I received, minus the actual database name: Extend Disk Backup: failure on ...
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What happens if SQL Server mirroring fails over and during synchronisation?

I have two sql boxes, one primary and one mirror. The mirror stopped synchronising last night for about 12 hours and so now the primary is transferring about 25GB of logs that built up. However ...
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How to troubleshoot “client driver has sent multiple requests while the session is in single-user mode”

I'm working with a developer who is struggling to stop the following error: The server will drop the connection, because the client driver has sent multiple requests while the session is in ...
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Does reporting webservice url contain the function that helps to export the report to the client version?

The reporting webservice url contains the webservice url that contains all the information of the Reports which are created in SSRS. As the report has been created on reporting service, i want to ...
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How to get usage based optimization working on SSAS?

I have set up the configuration for SSAS to log the usage into the database, since the table did not exist I let it do that. However SSAS created the table OlapQueryLog under the schema of the SSAS ...
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Possible schema corruption. Run DBCC CHECKCATALOG

Good Evening to all. I was working with sql server 2008. Thing i did: Actually i was noticed that the free space available in C drive reaches below 1 GB .So i thought to Club the D drive with C ...
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Backup Restore Procedure error SQL Server 2008 R2

We use a stored procedure to do a backup and restore of databases as a copy function. This allows our front end users to spin up sites from pre created template databases. Lately we've been getting ...
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Why is this query stuck if there are no waits?

I am working with a vendor's activity logging system. One of the tables has 70+ million records and is constantly increasing at several hundred records per minute. They have a utility to delete old ...
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Transactions using Isolation Level on databases with FileStream

We have a highly transactional application. We have a requirment to upload huge data into our database that can happen for a duration of 5-10 minutes. During our upload time, the tables are getting ...
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Execute SQL at different server (with dynamic server name)

I'm using a settings table to configure on which servers a specific kind of data is stored, and I would like to do this as dynamic as possible without having to add the server as a linked server ...
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SQL SERVER 2008 Cursor Problem

I have a table that has some missing values for certain transactions. The value for a particular transaction is going to depend on the value of all preceding transactions. Because the preceding ...
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Loading image from file system into SQL query using openrowset

I have a directory with images and a table in my DB with the path of each file. The main application allow me to create reports where I can display an image, so I was thinking to use a query like: ...
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Management Studio Generate Script Errors

I am trying to generate a script (right click database, tasks, generate scripts, tables) from SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Express and I keep getting an error. I read somewhere that it could ...
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Calculate the compound interest with variable annual rate

I'm moving this question from SO Some years ago I was asked to create something to calculate the current value of a lot of insurance policies, I came out with a query that worked fine, but I was ...
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data conversion error in SSIS 2005

I am encountering a tough problem when doing data conversion. My work is to generate fact table in ssis 2005, and there are several data that should be converted to other data type, so I use data ...
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How to copy a subset of SQL objects across databases within a transaction?

We already have a .dtsx package to copy a subset of tables (about 20) from one database to another (at least once in every month). It is using "Transfer SQL Server Objects Task". However this does not ...
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Index Maintenance

I have a query thats performing badly and has a RID lookup. There are already quite a few indexes on the table and in the query stats I can see they are used although some less than others and all ...
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Best practice - SQL Schema to store Timerecords for a Time and Attendance module

I'm starting a time and attendance module in C# and SQL. There will be many time rules depending on every shift. For example: Shift 7:00 - 14:00 for Administratives: 15 min grace time, but if ...
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user rights validation inside stored procedure?

You have an application with a Users table, and the Users table has various columns to indicate what rights a User has within the application. Ignoring for the purposes of this question what should ...