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 logs error

There are two SQL Server 2012 instances on the server. Named instance gives following error when Management > SQL Server Logs is clicked. Default instance works OK and opens Log file viewer. ...
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ERROR 17058 COULD NOT FIND THE ERROR LOG

We just installed SQL Server on 1st node of windows cluster and it stop/start fine from configuration manager but from command line it is giving error and I checked that service account have all the ...
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SQL Server: Principal DB becomes unavailable after problem with mirror DB, even with Set Partner Safety Off?

We've got a very simple mirroring setup here: just a principal DB and mirror DB, no witness, running in high-performance mode with SET PARTNER SAFETY OFF. This problem has happened to us twice now: ...
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SQL Replication - Data not showing

Good Morning, I have recently setup SQL replication and changed some data in one of the tables on the primary table. This data however has not been replicated to the subscription server. On the ...
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How to set a 'real' field to accept an out-of-scale value?

I have an SQL Server database and one particular field that is a real. The program that feeds it was modified and is now sending a value too small to be considered a real. Is there a setting for ...
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SQL Server 2008 upgrade and clean

After upgrading a SQL Server 2008 instance to SQL Server 2012 (in-place upgrade), there appears to be numerous 2008 instance components (namely the 2008 SSMS in start menu, in add/remove programs ...
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Error installing Clustering with SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012

We are installing SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 and trying to accomplish clustering. We've setup all the core functionality on the servers: advanced cluster preparation on all nodes and ...
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Performance implications of the NEWSEQUENTIALID() re-sequence on restart

I see a very good case why I should use NEWSEQUENTIALID() as PK. It would be internal to my system and has good performance similar to IDENTITY() but better than NEWID(). However, NEWSEQUENTIALID() ...
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CDC with SSIS: process all changes in order of occurrence

I have a SSIS package that I'm using to sync (in an on going basis) all changes from one table to another. Note that I need to sync ALL changes and not just NET changes. My problem is that I cannot ...
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MS SQL Server - Login timeout expired

I am doing this tutorial of Microsoft: Basic Data Mining Tutorial http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms167167.aspx I am using SQL Server 2012 and SSIS - SQL Server Integration Services but I ...
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Log shipping on secondary server

Log shipping fails with the below error. Sql agent on secondary server has access to the folder and files in security. It is not a firewall issue. I created the jobs using the LS scripts as it fails ...
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I can not seem to turn this while loop in a recursive cte

There is a very frustrating side after 2 days ... but hey, I submit myself and I ask: o (   I Can not Seem To turn this while loop in recursive CTE ... If someone could help me please. I would like ...
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Why use asymmetric keys in SQL Server?

I've been reading multiple resources on SQL Server Encryption, and everyone does it basically the same way, but no one explains why we use asymmetric keys in SQL Server. And by this I mean when we ...
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SQL Error 3183 On SQL Server 2012

I have a backup of database version sql server 2008 R2 . while restoring it to SQL Server 2012 I am getting error msg 3183 RESTORE detected an error on page (6100:1886858449) in database ... . ...
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Why aren't unsigned integer types available in the top database platforms?

Databases are usually very customizable with varying data types and custom lengths. It surprises me, as I try to look for the syntax to use unsigned int types that they are not available from neither ...
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SQL Server FileTables (File Stream) file Corruption

We're running an implementation of SQL Server 2012 FileTables with several scientific instruments with PCs that write data directly to a mapped drive of a FileTables share. The size of this share is ...
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Why does removing a RID by creating a clustered index lose parallelism and slow down execution by 2X

If I remove a RID lookup by replacing 2 non-clustered indices (non unique) with 2 identical clustered indicies (non-unique) where there weren't any before, why does this query slow down by a factor ...
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Is it possible to configure Reporting Services to emit browser compatibility headers?

We have a dashboard that hosts some Reporting Services (2008) reports within frames. The dashboard runs in the browser's standards compliance mode, but this is causing some of the reporting services ...
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How to enable SQL Server Log Truncation Counter

I have a database in Full Recovery mode. Full backup is executed every day, transaction log backup every hour. However, SELECT* FROM sys.dm_os_performance_counters where counter_name = 'Log ...
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Integration Service cannot be upgraded/removed

I have Sql Server 2005 Integration Services installed in our server whose version is 5292. It needs to be upgraded to version 5324. After running the patch the summary report says it is upgraded ...
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What filter to use in SQL Profiler for socket write error

Can someone please help with intitial SQL Profiler filter setup to narrow down the settings and reduce the noise when I'm trying to find out the reason behind socket write error ? Basically the ...
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What is the best process for merging packages to use SSIS package configurations?

I have several packages with hard coded connection managers which I would like to merge into one package. Each individual package is currently loading a single data file to a single table is a single ...
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Multi Server Query generating Login failures

My problem is that when using multi server queries using SSMS from SQL Server 2008 R2 against SQL Server 2008 R2, 2005 and 2000 I occasionally get error messages such as: SQL Server 2008R2 Login ...
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SQL server taking too much time in opening properties in SSMS

I am using sql server express 2008 r2 SP2 from about 2 years. Now a days when i try to check properties of database using sql server management studio it takes too much time(25 to 30 seconds) to open ...
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find total money of parent node of tree according to a particular pattern

actually i am working on a project in which members are added in a tree pattern, and get the payment accordingly. My tbltestingtree structure is ass follow: Id ParentId IsLeft ...
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Sql Execution Plan - Hash Match

I'm currently working on a Sql Query that's having performance issues. I ran the execution plan and saw the Hash Match has 50% cost and also, doing a index scan. I'm starting to learning about the ...
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MDX: How do I combine/merge/union two Measures dimensions with calculated members?

I am trying to combine two dimensions in an MDX query. SELECT NON EMPTY ( [XXX].[YYY].children ) ON ROWS, NON EMPTY { [Measures].[Dimension1A], [Measures].[Dimension1B], ...
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storing arrays or images in a database table

I'm a beginner with both database design and use of forums such as this one so forgive me if I forget to provide some relevant information below. Basically I'm trying to store a set of arrays, in ...
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MS SQL Server: Can Unicode columns include non-unicode values?

I need to convert UNICODE column values from UTF16-LE to UTF-8 to then import into MySQL. Is it safe to assume columns of NVARCHAR, NTEXT, NCHAR, BIT, INT, DECIMAL, FLOAT, and DATETIME all MUST be ...
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How to speed up query on table with millions of rows

The Issue: I'm working on a big table that consists about 37mln rows. Data include measurements of many devices made in certain time e.g. '2013-09-24 10:45:50'. Each day all of those devices are ...
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Default Trace activity object not in database listed

I've been collecting information on the default trace however i've noticed something strange. Below is a what i'm running , DECLARE @trc_path VARCHAR (500) SELECT @trc_path = CONVERT(VARCHAR ...
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Using Mirroring to upgrade SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012

I am attempting to mirror a SQL Server 2008 R2 database currently in a fail over with the purpose of doing an in place upgrade. I have installed SQL Server 2012 on another machine to serve as my ...
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Automatic Version increment on Data-Tier Applications

In the project settings of a database project I can set the version number form my data-tier application, however setting this manually is a bit inefficient. I would like to automatically increment ...
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The correct way of representing folders

I'm trying to kind of emulate a folder structure in my application. Now I've thought of two ways to achieve this, but what is the best practice for that? Table: Attachments Columns: Id (PK), ...
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Unable to insert into or update table

A have the following table in a SQL Server 2000 database (service pack 2), with about 600,000 rows: Id [int, primary key] Form [int] Element [int] Data [char(8000)] MoreData [varchar(8000)] ...
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sp_spaceused and replication question

I have been replicating data from a table to 2 different locations and was just looking at sp_spaceused to see the size of the tables. I have noticed that the replicated tables are smaller than the ...
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How do I convert unicode data from UTF-16LE to UTF-8 when migrating from SQL Server to MySQL?

Objective: Ensure existing Unicode (UTF-16LE) data is displayed the when moved to MySQL (UTF-8). Background: I'm migrating 1TB from SQL Server to MySQL. The current Collation in SS is ...
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Row not being deleted from the publication when it's deleted in a subscription

We've merge replication configured in our environment(1 Publisher, 3 Subscribers) and We know by default merge replication is bi-directional. Its working fine in case of inserts i.e, if a row is ...
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SSRS switch statement

I have a report with a variable number of columns. I can hide columns with the ismissing function based on an expression like Iif(Fields!Site.ismissing, true, false). However, the hidden columns still ...
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Linked server query in profiler

I was profiling a DB for queries against it but have noticed that when a table in the DB is accessed through a linked server this does not show in profiler. Can anyone advise on why this is or what ...
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Way to make differential backup from full different but from same database

I have the following situation: Our sql server is running in a cloud service. The database to be backed up have 60gb. We need to make a local copy of the database for some tests, and it need to be up ...
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how declaring `hierarchies and level` in SSAS help to improve MDX Query performance?

how declaring hierarchies and level in SSAS help to improve MDX Query performance? I use SQL Server 2008 R2 and I use SSAS and I reading book Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 ...
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How to check what stats were used in query

respected DBAs . . . is it possible to tell when statistics were last accessed by a query using T-SQL? I'm trying to ascertain what statistics are involved in a query, I know I can check the visual ...
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How to shut down clustered SQL Server 2008 R2 with NOWAIT?

Is it possible to shutdown with nowait on a clustered instance? I want to delay recovery to when the instance starts, and I want to shut down as quickly as possible without issuing checkpoints to my ...
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UPLOCK to avoid multiple reads

Given the following table structure... Orders ====== OrderId int PK OrderEvent =========== OrderEventId int PK OrderId int FK EventTypeId int FK I've got multiple concurrent processes SELECT-ing ...
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Allow developers to run database maintenance

We use the database solution by Ola Hallengren. We're trying to give our developers a way to run the maintenance stored procedures after they do an ETL. Our developers have locked down permissions. ...
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No SQL Server instances show in upgrade setup

I'm trying to upgrade SQL Server 2005 sp4 to SQL Server 2008 R2. However on the upgrade wizard doesn't show me any instances to upgrade. Any ideas? The instance is there just fine. I can connect ...
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Backing up the SQL Application

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that needs to be periodically reset to a clean state. Normally I would look at creating an image of the system drive, however due to organizational reasons I cannot use ...
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Transactional Replication Failing Suddenly - Distributor Error

I have two databases (both SQL Server 2008 R2) taking part in transactional replication. This exists to pass data to a customer of ours, so I am troubleshooting from the Publisher side. Replication ...
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Linked server error when querying one table

I am running 2 queries using the same linked server. SELECT * FROM [SERVER].[Customer].[dbo].[ccr_AxCust1] SELECT * FROM [SERVER].[Customer].[dbo].[ccr_AxCust2] For Query 1 this returns results ...