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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“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 ...
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Tools and techniques for untangling monster views (nested views)

First a bit of context (venting). I'm working with a new vendor product which is really nothing more than a SQL Server database with a .NET interface. First few weeks with this client and users are ...
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CHECKDB Allocation Errors Msg 2576, could not repair, object id does not exist

I inherited a database that has no value in LastKnownGood. I ran repair allow data loss, says it was successfully repaired, but no change to the errors when I run checkdb again. In case it was a SQL ...
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Using #temp to work around Reporting Services blocking issue

Having utterly failed to resolve why a perfectly acceptable but admitidly large stored procedure was suffering the blocking process lck_m_s when called via a report in SQL Reporting Services I have ...
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RETURNING syntax with multiple columns

Again, another question related to the answer of the one there: Insert with OUTPUT correlated to sub query table So I ended up with this query, written for SQL Server: CREATE TABLE tempIDs ( ...
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Multi-victim deadlock in SQL Server

I have been seeing a lot of deadlocks occurring on a system with deadlock graphs similar to this one: I have been advised that it is a multi-victim deadlock but I cannot re-create a deadlock graph ...
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Importing bulk csv file to oracle database

I am going to import a bulk csv file to oracle database. This file contains around 200m records. I was wondering what is the best way of importing this file? I check the performance of SQL developer ...
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SQL Server 2008, SOAP Endpoint, http.sys, timeout

I am debugging a SOAP webservice hosted by SQL Server 2008. I know that those are deprecated in future versions and we should consider a different technology, of course. There is an exposed procedure ...
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Phantom insert query

I have a log table which I have to clean up a bit because it is growing very fast. While deleting some historical data I reached count zero for that condition on which I have deleted the entries. 5 ...
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Bind web service/Report Manager based on IP address AND hostname

I'm trying to get Apache installed on our main database/application server, and I'd like to give it its own IP address on a secondary NIC so I don't have to use a nonstandard port. This requires that ...
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What type of fact table / loading solution for a reservation system?

I am designing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server 2012 and SSIS. The source system handles hotel reservations. The reservations are split between two tables, header and header line item. The ...
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Need advice to improve current RDS

Currently I am running a m3.medium SQL Server RDS(20GB storage without IOPS). CPU utilization is under 50% for most of the time(~90%). However, during peak hours(~10%) CPU utilization will hit 100% ...
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Is there a program I can use to redistribute DB files across multiple volumes efficiently?

I'm working with a VLDB instance with over 60 DBs and close to 200 DB files, allocated over nearly 20 volumes. The instance is a Dev server getting periodic restores from a production instance with a ...
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Moving a SQL Cluster to Another Data Center w/No Downtime

We have a two node SQL 2008 Enterprise cluster in a data center in California, and are looking to move hosts from a leased environment to a colo environment much closer to our home office. Our ...
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remove the instance while uninstall msi package

I have uninstalled the XYZ.msi package from Control Panel.It is completely uninstalled,but it's instance is still available in SQL server 2005.Why the instance didn't remove after uninstall of the ...
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How to take advantage of multiple spatial indices?

All, I'm building a view which uses a spatial intersect (STIntersect in MSSQL 2012) between points (student addresses with address information) and polygons (school boundary polygons with school ...
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Efficient way to Add NON-CLUSTERED Index?

I have the following table, CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Products]( [ID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [RetailerID] [int] NOT NULL, [Name] [nvarchar](255) NOT NULL, [Price] [float] NULL, ...
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Will installing WebMatrix (and Consequently SQL Server CE) Break My Current Installation of SQL Server 2005?

We have a server that has (and needs to keep) SQL Server 2005. We are hosting intranet sites on one server (server 1), but have a database on another server (server 2). One of these sites uses AJAX ...
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What's is the best way to get incremental changes from production to incrementally changed development database?

I came to a new dev team where all development is on the same (instance) of an SQL Server (2005) database once in 1-2 days restored from a current full backup of production database replacing a dev ...
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The @article parameter value must be 'all' for immediate_sync publications

I have a publication of 4 tables and many subscribers (transactional push replication), most of them being interested by one of those 4 tables. Everything is working fine as long as I create the ...
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Upgrading the SQL Server version

My SQL Server version at home is 661 and at my school's is 655, so every time I try to open my web's SQL Server database at school it says there is an error: So I thought that uploading the SQL ...
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SQL command in stored procedure continue on error

To perform Checkdb on all database of server i am using a stored procedure which loops over a view which contains list of databases in server and the stored procedure performs checkdb on all databases ...
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WMI event alerts

I am trying to understand WMI event alerts and have implemented a mirror with alerts on DATABASE_MIRRORING_STATE_CHANGE such that all database failover if the state is either 7 or 8 (manual failover ...
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Deny permissions for master in SQL Server

I created a new database on a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance and a login/user for it. I have set the user to db_owner so he can't view any other databases on that server but he can see and query the ...
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In SQL Server sp_cursorprepare/sp_cursorexecute run extremely slowly

I'm running an application (Pentaho user console with the Saiku Ad-hoc plugin) which creates a query and runs it using sp_cursorprepare & sp_cursorexecute standard stored procedures. My model is ...
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SQL Server Configuration Manager 2012 - TCP/IP, unable to set IP All = No

I have a 4-node SQL Server 2012 SP1 cluster, and under Network Configuration -> TCP/IP -> Protocol (tab), I am able to switch Listen All from Yes to No. However, when I hit OK (or Apply), I get the ...
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Timeout while using table valued parameter

I'm trying to find the cause for this error while calling a stored proc with a table valued parameter: Error: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target ...
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Data replication vs parallel shard query

I'm not a DBA, and I'm wondering how a SQL Server database can scale to fit the needs of a social network. I'm not interested in NOSQL, and I understand that caching plays an important role in ...
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Diagnosing high cpu load

Let me start by saying our SQL servers are hosted by a third party. Every once in a while our monitoring software will show that cpu usage on one of our servers goes way out of line with normal ...