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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Failed to notify 'DBA Team' via email

I setup a test job to test out my failure notifications and now I'm getting the following stating it did not notify my operator via email. The strange thing is I ran the same exact setup script on ...
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SQL Server transaction replication agent error

We are running transaction replication on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3. Distribution agents are reporting : "Agent is retrying after an error. 3 retries attempted" every 10 minutes. Tried changing ...
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Replication / Bulk Update between Servers

I'm looking to update several tables between two servers daily to have a replica of the data available. My question is, what is the least resource heavy and most effective method to implement this? ...
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Upgrade to SQL Server 2014 from 2008 R2

We are currently running SQL Server 2008 R2 and want to upgrade to 2014 but we need to leave some DBs at 2008 so we have decided to create a separate 2014 server and just migrate some DBs to it. Is ...
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When will SQL Server automatically use a supporting indexed view?

I have the following expensive query that runs against our data warehouse: SELECT d.DateYear, COUNT_BIG(*) AS WidgetCount FROM Widgets AS w JOIN Dates AS d ON d.DateId = w.DateId WHERE ...
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SQL Server 2008 Linked Servers Consistently Dropping Connections

I have set up a Linked Server between 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 databases (both 10.50.1600). The linked server worked normally for several weeks until I received reports that users were not able to hit ...
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Import a directory of dbf files to sql server

I am trying to import .dbf files using for each container in SSIS. But i keep getting errors to map the files and other errors. Here is what did. Use for each container. Use a data flow task in ...
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Please help me resolve this SQL mirroring error which comes when I ‘Start’ the mirror. The network address can not be reached or does not exist

Here are all the steps I took to build the mirror for the db MIRRORDATABASEI am using separate physical servers for mirroring. I ran: ALTER DATABASE MIRRORDATABASE SET TRUSTWORTHY ON to ensure ...
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Why is Update Query Slow with correct Indexes?

I have a query that updates a temp table. There are 2 Filtered indexes (by date) used in this query. However, the update take 8-10 mins to run. I am struggling to find out why it is so slow. There is ...
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“Skipping the default startup of database” SQL notification for AlwaysOn Cluster

So I set up our SQL servers to notify us of alerts at severity 17 or higher (as advised by various SQL Server articles). I've done this to each node of a SQL Server Always On Availability Cluster, ...
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Database backup hangs both in SSMS and XMLA

I am using SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 R2 Service Pack 3. My database was recently upgraded from Analysis Services 2005 and since that time I have been unable to do a backup either from SSMS or ...
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File group space problem

I'm having some problems with my database usage space. I have a database with autogrowth off and limited size to 150GB. When users try to import files, large databases or other massive transaction ...
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Datamining using holidays

My setup: I am currently running a SQLServer 2012 database paired with a SSAS. My database features sales per store at specific times. My goal: I am interested in predicting future sales (amounts) ...
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Export hierarchy tree in a specific way

I need a big help. I have two tables (SubCells and Codes) and Visually it looks like this (We can count an order) And i need to get this final result (with SQL or even a C#) How can i do ...
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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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Is it possible for a user that is not the job owner to edit the job or add new steps?

My development lead is ok to revoke the sysadmin privileges he currently has, if there is a way he can still edit/execute/enable-disable/execute application jobs. So far, I see that with 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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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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Sql server 2012 log file growth of cdc enbled db

All, I have cdc enabled on a Sql Server 2012 database that is a primary db in transactional replication and the primary in a availability group. The log file is a little over 95 GB, a historic high. I ...
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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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“ORA-00936: missing expression” setting up Oracle Publisher in SQL Server

I'm trying to set up an Oracle publisher in SQL Server so I can perform replication. I've gotten connected to Oracle, the drivers work great (I have other linked servers), I can select an article I ...
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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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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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SQL Server partitioning of many-to-many tables - triggers

Many to many tables usually have only foreign keys to related tables, like EmployeeId PositionId Is it good idea to add column only for partitioning and set its value with INSTEAD OF INSERT/UPDATE ...
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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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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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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 cope with SQL Server 2012 vs SQL (Azure) Database sql files

I'm trying to port my system to SQL Database (Azure instance) from SQL Server 2012. I'm using Visual Studio 2013 and I have my .sqlproj with all the definition of my database inside. Given that a ...
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Slow compilation of a SQL statement

I have SQL Server 2014 and a large table (more than 200Gb) with 100M rows and more than 300 columns. For one "unpivot" query I wanted to see its estimated execution plan and it took more than 90 ...
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Transaction log full due to log_backup

I am testing how certain operations are logged under different recovery models.Below are steps i have did till now 1.create database in full recovery model 2.take backup 3.create a table and insert ...
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SQL Server : ALTER TABLE tablename SWITCH PARTITION 2 to tempempty

Have a sliding partition where I need to remove the trailing partition when they expire. I create an empty table that matches the existing table. When I create the empty table, I specify the file ...
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Is it possible to use a temp table in a data flow source?

I have a data flow in a 2012 SSIS package where I'm trying to use a temp table as the data source. I'm using an OLE DB data source with a SQL Command Data access mode. My code looks like this: ...