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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How to support multiple updates in this trigger?

Below is the code of a trigger, basically it calls a function in case the record that is being updated does not have other row associated by it's Id in another table. In a multiple row update this ...
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TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL SNAPSHOT vs. TRUNCATE?

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this behavior that I was not expecting regarding SNAPSHOT isolation vs. TRUNCATE. Database: Allow Snapshot Isolation = True; Is Read Committed Snapshot On = ...
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Why only 8kb per page?

I just want to know how they came to 8kb when striking a balance between: smaller page = more page splits bigger page = longer to look through to find value I expect there are many more pros and cons ...
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SQL Server : slowness / CPU issues [closed]

We have a SQL Server with about 15 databases and about 60 + users accessing any of these databases. Each database is designed to serve different data set (meaning - we have multiple roles in each ...
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sql server instance using only a few 100mb. Well below the minimum server memory setting

I've got two sql server instances running on ms sql 2012 on a server with 32gb of RAM and running little else. One instance is behaving normally and its working set memory is running close to its ...
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Which version of Microsoft Tape Format is supported by which MS SQL Server

When you create a backup with Microsoft Sql Server, the resulting file is in Microsoft Tape Format. Different versions of SQL Server apparently use different version of this format. Which version of ...
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DTUTIL to package store

I am trying to deploy a package to a project in my SSIS catalog and am using the following command: dtutil /FILE C:\Changes\ReceivedEDI.dtsx /DestS MARSQL12 /COPY ...
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Unable to check is schema is present first

I've created a SQL script that will release a process to numerous SQL Server instances so I want to check if a paticular schema is present before creating the schema. I'm using the below and it ...
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SQL Alert: 020 - SSPI handshake failure. Tracking the cause?

I have done my best to find an article that answers this question but I have not had much luck. I manage the database across three domains. One domain has the ability to access the other two, but ...
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MS SQL Server 2008 R2 network backup

Can MS SQL 2008 R2 backup database to a file on different network location...I've been unable to set network path for backup to other machine on local network via tasks-backup-destination.add ...
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Operating system error code 3(failed to retrieve text for this error. Reason: 15105)

I tried the following code to try and bulk load into a table in my SQL Server. BULK INSERT dbo.CentralRepository_Associate_Details FROM '/1CAAP/1413/data/csvtest1.csv' WITH (FIELDTERMINATOR = ';') ...
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How to rollback after wrong update statement in sql server 2008R2? [duplicate]

select * from aa update aa set City='chennai',LastName='vinoth'; ID FirstName LastName City 29 Abcrdrr vinoth chennai 1 John vinoth chennai 2 Joe vinoth chennai 35 ...
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SQL Server Login to access tables of three different database from single database

I have created a login in SQL Server 2008 R2 and given access to run stored procedures in that database only. But this stored procedure is actually accessing data from other two databases to which ...
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Given the same input, is the HASHBYTES function guaranteed to return the same output?

If I use the SQL SERVER HASHBYTES() function in a script on my machine, is it guaranteed to produce the same output if run on another machine/instance? For example, will SELECT HASHBYTES('SHA1', ...
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Find Rows with the Minimum Date per Group

I have table like this and I need to remove duplicates and only leave the min date +-----+-------------+-------+------+-------+-------+-------+ | ID | Date | Alloc | Prod | Water | Tub | ...
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Queries for unique names from a site table using multiple criteria

So I'm just learning SQL but have wound up as a database manager. The software they use is overall easy but is very restrictive in the reports it can create, though it does allow custom SQL reports. ...
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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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What do columns with a “dot” mean when listing Sql Server user permissions using sp_helprotect?

I have a DB that I did not setup and I used sp_helprotect to list the permissions, the output is as in the image below. I don't understand the dot's in the Owner, Object and Column columns. And I ...
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Page count differences between sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats and sys.allocation_units

In doing research for index maintenance, I found some significant differences between the page counts reported by sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats and sys.allocation_units in some of the clustered ...
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Adding a varchar to a datetime column and dealing with nulls

I have two columns in my table a varchar(8) titled Trans_Time which holds data in an XX:XX:XX time format and a DateTime column named Trand_Date which holds just a the date component in XX-XX-XXXX ...
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Persistent Data Collector Collection_Set_3_Upload Job Failure with AlwaysOn Groups Enabled

I have a two node SQL 2012 AlwaysOn HADR cluster (v11.0.3412) with 3 availability groups configured. The AG groups are set to synchronous mode and the secondary is not readable (we do not want the ...
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Can you upgrade a single SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster Instance to SQL Server 2012?

Or do you have to upgrade every FCI on the Failover Cluster? The documentation doesn't seem to be clear. We have a 7 instances on a 3 node cluster. We want to upgrade only one of the instances from ...
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Split a very large SQL table to multiple smaller tables [closed]

Is it possible to search a column within a table for a numerical value range of 1-2000 and then copy each full row into a different table? By doing so technically splitting the table into smaller ...
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apply cdc to existing data warehouse

I'm building an education data warehouse. I have various dimensions that i would like to track changes to i.e. DimStudent, DimClass, DimCollege, DimExamPaper etc. etc. My solution currently drops ...
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How to make snapshot for new tables only

If there is a replication running for a large set of data, and I want to add one or more new tables, I normally add the articles to the replication and start the snapshot agent. Since there's a lot ...
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Why SQL Server trims trailing spaces [duplicate]

I'm experiencing a weird behavior from SQL Server. Look at these simple queries: select 1 as Same where '11' = '11' select 1 as LeadingSpace where '11' = ' 11' select 1 as TrailingSpace where ...
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Does the Inserted table contain Identity values?

I have an issue with this AFTER INSERT trigger that I'm using for auditing: Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'TermID', table 'AuditTerms'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails. ...
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How to get the nTH row in ordered result set?

I have the follwoing result set from the table PUNCHREPORT EMPLID Name PUNCHDATE PUNCHTIME DEVICETYPE .................................................................. 70 ...
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SQL Server: unable to copy database

I'm trying to create a dev database so I don't create triggers and such on the production database. I use the right click -> Taks -> Copy, followed the wizard and the process starts. After maybe a ...
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Slow delete caused by many foreign keys

My DB has about 90 tables. Most of the tables have an UpdatedBy and AddedBy column that have foreign keys pointing back to the user table. With even moderate amounts of data spread throughout the ...
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Search, filter and group across all columns in a tall and wide dataset quickly [closed]

We have certain datasets which may span 80 to 300 fields, across 300,000 to 35 million rows. For each dataset, we want to produce a web based analysis tool (a web grid) which would allow our users ...
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Script to estimate row sizes for any table

I am trying to estimate the space requirements for a central database server that will be collecting data from about 200 identical field databases. I have the average daily row count for each table ...
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Synonyms and transactions

I'm working with an application that uses SQL synonyms to switch between tables on local and remote databases without duplicating code. BEGIN TRANSACTION if (@isRemote = 1) BEGIN CREATE ...
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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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SQL Server : delete user to make it “dbo”

I want to set one of the Active Directory users I have in my database as the owner of the database. But I know this user is used on many scripts and Excel pivot tables. Now if I delete the user from ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 hamachi connection [duplicate]

I need to connect to remote DB over Hamachi, the tutorial states that I need to set tcp/ip to enable (which I did, in SQL Server Configuration Management tool) and add Hamachi IP to ipadresses, but ...
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How to restore Network backup to Network Path in SQL Server 2005?

I am trying to restore network backup file to network path.. is there any way to do it? I am using SQL Server 2005 and code.... RESTORE DATABASE DB_NAme FROM DISK = ...
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I can't connect to an instance of SSMS from other servers SSMS [duplicate]

I can log in to the server and connect to the instance of SSMS in the server but I can't connect to the same instance from other servers using ssms. how can I fix this?
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Delete and Update of Foreign keys [closed]

I'm working on a school project. And I'm required to implement it using Java-EE and SQL Server. I want the design to withstand any kind of faulty user requests. My questions are how should I design ...
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Stored procedure performs worse than straight query

I have a stored proc that takes 2 dates as parameters. The dates are used to specify a range of dates for the first in a series of CTEs to limit the scope. When I run the query in SSMS as a query, it ...
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What frequency of hash/sort spills into tempdb is concerning?

Our enterprise application uses SQL Server for data storage and is primarily an OLTP system. However, an important component of our application generates a significant OLAP workload. Our write ...
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Replicating 3000+ SQL Server databases

I'm currently investigating the different options there are setting up a DR site for our main data centre. In an ideal world, we would have fewer, larger databases, however due to architectural ...
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Why is the ORDER BY clause in a view ignored as soon as it's called with a WHERE claue?

I have a view that joins several tables, just to simplify a frequently called query. This view has an ORDER BY clause on a calculated field (the order will never be different). (on SQL Server Express ...
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SQL Server Management Studio is not available

When I installed SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe I am not able to connect to my server. In the image (1) session, I am not getting server name. Also in (2) session also I am not getting it. Is there ...
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How do I find a long running query with process ID, process name , login time, user , start time and duration?

Can anyone help me to find a below given details for long running query. ProcessID, process name, database, host ,user ,process login time, query start time and query duration. I am looking for a ...
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How to Find All SQL Server database back list in my system? [closed]

My SQL Server 2008 R2 system has different database backups on different drives like C:, D:, E: Now I would like to see all database backups listed in SQL Server 2008 R2. Thanks for your time
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SQL Server AlwaysOn Error_number 35206

I've joined a Ecommerce business where they use SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn for HADR and this is the first time I've come across supporting this technology. The Sql Server log on both nodes gets ...
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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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Is there a good way to link tables and sequences?

I'm pretty sure you can't do this like you can with foreign keys but I'd like to document at the database level (even if it's just as a bit of free text somewhere) these relationships. Is there some ...
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Any way of checking mirroring monitoring whilst the primary is unavailable?

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. It's now ...