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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Are there any best practices before moving SQL Server to another node (controlled failover)?

Let's say there are multiple jobs running on the SQL Server - we have index maintenance jobs, backups, replication, etc. We would like to perform a switchover using Failover Cluster Manager. Are there ...
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What does duration measurement in sql server actually measure?

What precisely does the query duration measure when conducting a profiler trace? I have a stored procedure which performs data access (SELECT), and it is taking an average of around 30 seconds to ...
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Could not allocate space for object 'dbo.History' in database '[path to mdf]' because the 'PRIMARY' filegroup is full

I have a local project i am working on, on my own workstation. I use a local SQL server as well. The project contains alot of data, and as of now, i just need to be able to store all this data in the ...
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SQL Server SSIS issue retrieve data when i enter into login of server side?

can any one try solve my problem here i am facing a problem Failed to retrieve data when i enter into login of server side here is the error message TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio ...
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SQL Server : where with cast(value as varbinary) vs cast(value as varbinary(300))

Are there any theoretical performance differences between these queries in the scenarios below. Scenarios are: MyTable has Value nvarchar(300) MyTable has Value nvarchar(max) Q1: declare @p ...
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How to do automated archiving for a SQL Server database based on interpretation of database metadata?

I am looking for a solution giving me automated archiving of SQL Server databases based on a smart interpretation of table relationships that is able to archive records from related tables minimizing ...
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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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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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SQL Server 2012 Setup error Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation

Below is the detailed error message. I Can't proceed with installation for the last one week? I've given full rights to registry keys that are associated to SQL Server but nothing has worked out. For ...
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How to determine next value to use in composite key in SQL Server?

I am trying to figure out how to determine the next value to use when adding a new record to a table that uses a composite/compound primary key in a system with concurrent users. Suppose I have an ...
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How to recursively find gaps where 90 days passed, between rows

This is a kind of trivial task in my C# homeworld, but I don't yet make it in SQL and would prefer to solve it set-based (without cursors). A resultset should come from a query like this. SELECT ...
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reports on history table

Assume Trucks which travel between Cityies. I store the Cityies that a Truck has traveled to in TruckLocationHistory table, if the Truck is passing the City, State = Passed and if it gonna stays for ...
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Migration error: “Invalid date literal detected” when reading decimal

I'm attempting a migration from MSSQL to MySQL and keep coming across a "Invalid date literal detected" error when reading certain decimal columns. I'm running the following (all up-to-date as of ...
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Duplicate Key Entry

I've got a problem on SQL Server 2008 where I'm getting a duplicate key entry error on a process that's worked fine in the past. What is really weird is that if I drop the clustered index, insert the ...
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Can CDC read through a log file when the agent job hasn't been running?

We currently had CDC running on our SQL server, however, at some point last week the CDC capture job stopped running and started throwing an error. At this point when it stopped somebody had restored ...
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Can you speed up this query to aggregate millions of rows?

We store our website traffic data in SQL Server 2005, like so: | Date | IPAddress | GalleryUserID | ThumbView | LargeView | ZoomView | | 2014-11-11 | 192.168.0.1 | 22 | true ...
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Network connection from old application to SQL Server 2008 R2 lost once in a while

I have put this question on serverfault.com as well, but since the problem concerns connecting to SQL Server, I will also put it here. We are trying to migrate an Axapta 2.5 database from SQL Server ...
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What is the RecoveryUnitID in DBCC LOGINFO

In SQL Server 2012, MSFT added a new column to the output of DBCC LOGINFO, called RecoveryUnitID. I know that this DBCC command is undocumented, but I am surprised that I can't find it anywhere what ...
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SQL Server Comparison

I am merging two different versions of a database. I want to add some specific fields from source database to destination, so I used Visual Studio to do that. It does the job quite well but only table ...
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MDF/TempDB Growth, SQL Server 2005 Enterprise

Here's my scenario: SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Records from Database A being added to Database B Size of Database A MDF file: 3.15 GB I have separate drives for Data, Logs, and System. I ran a ...
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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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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?