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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Detached database file permissions

I have a script that detaches databases for archival when they meet certain criteria. The script is executed by SSIS under the local Administrator account by the Ghost of DBA Past. Per design it (by ...
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Possible to CREATE EVENT NOTIFICATION with a different owner?

We are in the process of removing a previous dba login and he owns all the endpoints and event notification objects. Endpoints were easy to change; Event notification objects not so much. I found ...
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How does SQL Server determine precision / scale?

I'm running SQL Server 2012 SELECT 0.15 * 30 / 360, 0.15 / 360 * 30 Results: 0.012500, 0.012480 This one is even mor confusing to me: DECLARE @N INT = 360 DECLARE @I ...
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SQL Server not starting at Windows startup but starts manually

My SQL Server instance's (SQL Server 2008 R2 Express) service has Startup Type = Automatic. The past couple of times I've restarted my computer the service has failed to start on its own, but it ...
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Best Way to Migrate 100 tables To New Database

I need to migrate 100 out of 150 tables (data and structure) and everything else (sprocs, views etc.) to a new empty SQL Server database. I have been using the Import/Export wizard and it has been ...
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Should an INSERT cause an exclusive lock on a foreign key?

I'm working on a deadlock issue. Process A is doing a simple INSERT into TableA which has a FK to TableB Process B is doing a complicated SELECT on a join that includes TableA and TableB I'll ...
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Reading a SQL Server Execution plan

I am very new to any type of tuning but have been learning more.. One of my specific databases one of the problems identified with slow queries are a number of Implicit conversions. It is my ...
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Are RANK() and DENSE_RANK() deterministic or non-deterministic?

According to official Microsoft BOL DENSE_RANK is nondeterministic (RANK()). But according to Ranking Functions by Itzik Ben-Gan "... the RANK() and DENSE_RANK() functions are always deterministic". ...
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How to reclaim the unused Space in a database

The database is almost of size 55GB. This database should have never grown to this size as some of the maintenance jobs were not running. I have deleted almost 30GB of data. Now the database size is ...
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Still i am not satisfying with Logfile Shrinking in SQL Server? [duplicate]

Already i asked this question but still i'm not getting the very clear answer. In my server holds more than 20 live databases in that my logfile(.ldf) is use to grow more than 5 GB per day. Using the ...
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Options for Index Defragmentations For Critical Tables

I wonder if this is a suitable solution for index defragmentations. scenario is like this; There is a table named 'Events' which is very critical and has 4 indexes which are not done maintenance ...
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Index maintenance operations that are ONLINE in Standard Edition: Is table Read-Write or Read-Only?

As we understand it, related to SQL Server 2008 and above: ALTER INDEX ... REORGANIZE Is on ON LINE operation in ALL flavors of SQL Server. ALTER INDEX ... REBUILD Is a BLOCKING operation, ...
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Did a SQL Server instance ever participate in replication?

How can I tell whether a SQL Server instance ever had replication in use or not? I'm debugging an issue with a 3rd party software. This software (Red Gate SQL Backup) reports the distribution database ...
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Downloading files based on most recent date and timestamp

I have a requirement to download zipped files from an SFTP site using C# and Script Task within SSIS. We have multiple files on the server with the same name, but with different date and timestamps. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Log File Location

One of the databases I am going to support does not have a validate log file location. The drive which the log file is pointing to does not exist. But I don't see any error in database error log ...
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Disabling certain steps in a job

I have a project coming this weekend where all the jobs has to be stopped but only 1 step in a particular job has to be run. for eg: i have a a 2 step job and the second step must run and the first ...
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Select complete next row based on the current row

Hi i have a complicated condition. I have a table lets say 'Test' ID Partner Type Amount 143854 CSTC Purchase -0.81 144029 CSTC Purchase -0.69 144030 CSTC Purchase ...
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Truncated 200GB table but disk space not released

I have only 2GB left, so I need to remove this history table. This table now is empty but the database disk space not released. And the database file is 320GB.
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SQL Server, firewall and linked servers

I have: SQL Server 2008R2 database server in my LAN and under my control (call it LOCALSQL) remote SQL Server, on which I have much less control (call it REMOTESQL), for which I only have IP, ...
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How can i resolve this problem of taking more time to execute then the previous?

I'm working in DWH environment Every day many data gets extracted transformed & loaded But from last week i see that there are taking more time then previously executed. I don't have a option to ...
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Separating system databases from MDW SQL Server 2008 R2

We have the Management Datawarehouse feature configure on two of our SQL Servers. Both point to the same central database and upload their results to it. Everything works fine with the built in ...
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Database mirroring in sql server

I have setup SQL server mirroring in two servers. I have enterprise edition on primary server. And standard edition on secondary server. To verify data on secondary server I broke mirroring. After ...
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XML Whitespaces/Unwanted Characters

Could anyone help on how to remove white spaces from an XML file? I used the following code that i got from Mikael Eriksson on Stack Exchange to extract the site id: cast(msg as ...
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SQL Server 2005 to 2012 Replication, cannot access replicated data

I have created publication (snapshot, small table with 10 rows) on MS SQL Server 2005. Then, I created push subscription on MS SQL Server 2012. When I try to select data form table, process takes ...
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T-SQL How to Pivot on the Values of a Table?

How do you pivot a table on the value in the field? I have to admit that while I can write some pretty nifty queries, have my CTEs down, and enjoy a wide knowledge of T-SQL programming, Pivots get ...
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Sql Server, a single threaded query spawns multiple threads (or internal parellelizaion during execution)

In Sql Server, when I run a procedure or a query that takes multiple minutes, sometimes spawns multiple threads. Even though there is no MAXDOP hint or necessity in the query, I see multiple instances ...
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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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Copy SQL Logins and Permissions From One Server to Another

I need to duplicate all Logins and their associated database-level permissions from one server to another. I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 for Server A and SQL Server 2012 for Server B I am able to find ...
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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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Attempting to Pivot a column of grades and coming up with NULL values

I have Data in a table that i'm attempting to pivot from rows to columns, and the script im using is working, but the pivot is coming up with NULL for everything. Here's the source data: ...
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Inserting variables into another variable [closed]

I've been working on the code below. I'm trying to insert results of a declared variable into a sql statement. I've highlighted the section below that I'm talking about. What am I doing wrong here? ...
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Possible reasons for really long database recovery

This is cross-posted at SSC, but restore is now going on 6 hours. Hello, Overnight I ran restores with NORECOVERY for a 5tb database, along with several other 250GB - 1.3tb databases. I did that ...
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700 million row mixed text/numeric data - read-only in a single table [closed]

Our data has some small character fields, and a few floating point and integer columns. About 36 columns in all. It is about 700 million rows. Is it feasible to use MS SQL Server to host this data? It ...
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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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how drivers work in sql server

We have different drivers like ODBC, OLE DB, JDBC. I understood when we want to work with Excel in SQL Server, we need to load different driver. But my question is why we need different drivers, what ...
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Migrate all databases from one SQL Server 2005 to another

We have a production SQL Server 2005 server on which we are hosting 200 databases. We want to host these databases on our new server. On new server SQL Server 2005 is installed and is ready. I want ...
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SqlServer: can one table's PK be the FK of two table's?

I have three tables project, users and proj_user. The PK of proj_user table is the FK of project and users table's pk e.g.(project_id,user_id) My question is, is it possible if the project_id and ...
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Extracting an an integer value from an xml column

I'm just wondering how I can extract an integer out of an XML column. Currently all the digits are 4 which the below query is able to do. But the number is going to grow to 10,000's soon which will ...
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Exporting data using SBIDS

I have created lots of SQL reports using Microsoft Visual studio (from BIDS as part of the SQL package). I am running 2008R. When I export the data I would like to export to Access instead of the ...
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Total Fragments 99% and I cant get it to stay down [closed]

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database it is of size 13000.31 MB and my largest table has around half a million records. It is a database that I have bought. It already has indexes but when I run the ...
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why doesn't this parameterized sql return anything while the non parameterized one does?

I have tried to use sql parameter on one of my queries and noticed when ever i do so, it just doesn't return anything! while the none parametrized one works just fine. Why is it ? None parametrized ...
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Install JDBC driver 4.0 for SQL Server

How can I confirm that JDBC is running and properly configured/registered in the system? I followed the installation instructions but I believe there has to be more to it than what the instructions ...
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Measure fragmentation of a single index?

We are measuring the impact of different defrag approaches that we do one index at a time. How do we query to see fragmentation of a single index, by index name (or table + index). This is on SQL ...
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SQL Server Replication w/o network connection

Is there a way to use SQL Server Replication without a network connection? My would-be publisher is an SQL Server 2005. It is on the "outside" as it is connected to my company's primary LAN, which is ...
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Merge Replication — Reinitialize Without Recreation

I have a publication with ~10 subscriptions configured as clients. They all have a partition of that data using row filters. Earlier this week I received this error on two of the subscriptions: ...
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Windows Managed account to report subscription file share

Is it possible to used a Windows Managed account to access a file share in a Report subscription? When creating a Windows file share report subscription, on Step 4 - Create a data-driven ...
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SQL Server Database File Groups on a SAN: Relevant or Not?

I am about to build out a new SQL Server and I was planning to make extensive use of file groups. I expect heavy growth, and heavy read/write to 5 different databases on this server. I was planning on ...
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OEM SQL Server plugin - Discovering targets

I am trying to configure OEM to work with SQL Server using the plugin. I have the agent installed on the Windows Server, and the system is being monitored just fine. But when it comes to adding ...
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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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How do you generate large OLTP and reporting workloads? [closed]

My current skillset lies towards plain vanilla data warehousing, with < 20k users, our setups are rather simple.. I am looking for ways to enhance my technical skills, however, as much theory as I ...