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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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 ...
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Inline TVF with One Row Result

I have several times converted scalar functions into inline tvf. Usually this is the basic design I used in inline tvf: CREATE FUNCTION TVF(@ID INT) RETURNS TABLE AS RETURN( WITH BASE AS( ...
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Backup headerinformation hold wrong database name

We're in the proces of preparing our migration to our new servers aswell as SQL 2012 and everything is looking fine and dandy and i'm testing some of the scripts we will be using. One of these ...
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Configured values different to Running values, even after full restart

I am trying to change the FILESTREAM Access Level property on a SQL Server Express database. The Configured values section of the Advanced tab of my Server Properties dialogue box looks like so: ...
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What is an incremental checkpoint (in the context of indirect checkpoints)?

I was using extended events to trace checkpoint activity of a database with indirect checkpoints enabled. The event stream looks like this: And the details of the selected event are: The ...
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How to delete orphaned records from sysmergesubscriptions table?

I have some old orphaned records for old subscriptions that I want to delete from the sysmergesubscriptions table. Each time I delete unnecessary records, it show up again after it syncs with any ...
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dbo.M7_* objects (stored procs) in my production database. What product are these from?

I have inherited a database from a predecessor who is long gone... There are about a hundred stored procs in the database that all start with dbo.M7_ They appear to be something to do with source ...
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How to change x-axis labels in a report

I am creating a trend report, in which the x-axis labels are first laywr as year (2014), second quarter (1,2), third period (month) (3,1), fourth week (3,4,5,1,2). I need to change these labels as ...
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Should xp_logevent and RAISERROR … WITH LOG work on LocalDB?

I need to run a script to configure a LocalDB (v11.0.3000) instance and database (from a .NET 4.5 program) and I want to record results at various stages. Someone suggested xp_logevent but it doesn't ...
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Troubleshooting a SQL Server instance that won't start

I've had a problem with one instance of SQL Server 2008 (the free version) not starting automatically. I always have to right click on the icon in the task bar and start it manually. It is set to ...
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Is there a way to generate an execution plan for a stored procedure before executing it?

We have a very large (many millions of rows) table that contains some (few million) rows with invalid values in particular columns. A stored procedure exists to correct the invalid records but it ...
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DELETE failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: 'ANSI_NULLS'

I have inherited a few scripts that are pumped through a c#.NET custom app to update a SQL2005 SP3 database. One of these scripts does a deletion on a user table called msw_timer_task, based on a ...
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Denying direct remote access to SQL Server

I am trying to stop our valid database users accessing our SQL Server remotely via applications other than our system application (e.g., MS Excel). These accesses need to be prevented because they ...
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Monitor For Disabled Queue On RDS SQL Server

I would like to somehow get notification of a queue being disabled due to poisoned messages. (The issue is occasional resource contention. Until we solve it, monitoring would help us be aware.) In my ...
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Registering a SSDT database project as a data tier application fails

I am having problems publishing a SSDT database project and registering it as a data tier application. Let me explain. I have a database (A) which references two other databases (B & C) through ...
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Slow Response: Initially it's slow and on subsequent restart of the host it works normally

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 32 bit installed on the following hardware: CPU: Intel Xeon E5310 @ 1.60 GHz RAM: 4 GB HDD: Raid Server: HP Proliant 120 OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard ...
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how can Audit All Login To SQL Server BY ODBC Connection

I MAke Report By Access Form On SQL database I make ODBC Connection For login To Update the data From Database Now I want Audit All logins To know who make Update today Or who make Update Now ? ...
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SQL pre-login handshake connection failure

I'm having an intermittent problem with one of my old SQL 2000 servers. Every once in a while it stops accepting logins. I fix the problem by bouncing sqlservr.exe and then it starts working properly ...
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SSIS Merge Join Trouble: 3 tables into 1

So I am having trouble merging three tables into one. All sources are DB, and I am using the MERGE JOIN function. When I join my first two tables, using standard left inner join, it returns the exact ...
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Transfer data from DynamoDB to SQL server 2008?

I want to transfer data from amazon dynamo DB to SQL server 2008. What are the tools or methods which can be used to do this ?
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SQL server slow on Xeon machine, fast on Corei7 x990

i have searched this problem but have had no luck find any improvement. I have a complex application that used stored procedures in SQL server. Some of the stored procedures use cursors due to the ...
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Database Timeout Error from VB Application

Recently we are receiving so many database timeout error from different servers we are using vb application -- which will use ODBC connection to connect database - here no problem when we run the ...
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connect sql server using windows authentication in another pc

I am having sql server 2008 r2 express installed in a PC. I have some other PC which are connected to this pc in a local network.Now those PC connect to my pc's sql server using sql authentication. ...
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Why Am I Getting Deadlock - Please Read Trace

can anyone help me? i'm getting deadlock on this trace, i'm using symmetricds and i can't understand why i'm getting a deadlock on a certain table. I'm using sql server 2008 r2, ...
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SSRS Timeline Chart for each day / minute

I'm asked to make a Timeline Bar Chart with SSRS 2012. There should be 1 chart per day/employee, and this chart should have a x-axis of 1440 minutes (or 24 hours). The bar should have 2 different ...
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How to represent class table inheritance (current DBMS-specific way please)?

I want to implement class either-or table inheritance (Account, CatAccountDetails, DogAccountDetails) in SQL Server. I found a recommendation for MySQL here (How do I map an IS-A relationship into a ...
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sp_testlinkedserver taking long time to time-out

I'm using the following code to check if a linked server is available before running queries on it: declare @srvr nvarchar(128), @retval int; set @srvr = 'my_linked_srvr'; begin try exec @retval ...
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Collect CPU, reads and writes when replaying SQL Profiler Trace

I'm trying to replay a trace on a test environment with SQL Profiler in order to benchmark a database prior to making some performance tweaks. I intend to replay the same trace at various stages to ...
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Troubleshooting Database Mail issues and Service Account permissions in SQL Server

I am having difficulties troubleshooting a Database Mail issue. When I try to stop and start the service using sysmail_start_sp and sysmail_stop_sp, I see a critical error in the Administrative Logs ...
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INSERT BULK in SQL Profiler without values

I started SQL Profiler to catch actions that are doing on server, and among them I found one row where is stated: SQL BatchStarting: insert bulk table_name <column_list> but there is no ...
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Will Startup Procs Run Again After Database Recovery?

We have a number of stored procedures that run on startup via the sp_procoption startup: exec sp_procoption 'ProcName', 'startup, 'true' A customer's server started up with a very large database in ...
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Migration advice from SQL server 2000 bak

A small and old Windows 2003 server, just crashed; from the backup only the .bak files are available. A new server will be built, however, as the database is very small (20MB) and the Windows server ...
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Efficiently retrieve big amount of data based on date range

Table EVENTS TimeStamp |O.Name |Location |Source | 2008-11-12 |Pretorian|Európe |England | 2009-12-24 |Lex Rosa |Európe |Italy | 2010-01-01 |Nasdaq |USA |Whasington | ...
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How to return all values from a stored procedure casted as varchar(max) in sql server due to PHP mssql_query() ntext issue?

This is more of a concept/how-to question rather than about actual code. I can do the programming but I just need to know what direction to head... I was going to post this on StackOverflow but it's ...
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How to model Week Commencing / Week Ending scenario

I’m reasonably new to data warehousing and I’m struggling to get a feature of my time dimension working. I’d like to model a Week Commencing and Week Ending type of scenario. I’ve created a DimTime ...
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when can AG primary replica be a different host to WFC primary?

To set up an Availability Group with two servers, the servers both participate in a Windows Failover Cluster. I've seen cases after certain failover modes where the primary IP address in the cluster ...
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Missing 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' in SSMS

I've got several users that need to import / export ACCDB Access files into out of SQL Server. Unfortunately, I have been unable to get 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' to show up as a ...
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Best Practice to update columnstore indexed tables

I have a table with aprox. 22 Bn rows, for each month I have made one partition that and each partition has two data files. I created the columnstore index on this table and the performance ...
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Query Regarding Database Instance not proper

Please sort out one issue regarding SQL Server instances. I have one instance of SQL Server named 'Test\Connect' and other one is 'local' by default. So the issue is when I connect to local and ...
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Powershell to dump database schema to text file

I want to be able to dump a database schema to a sql text file using Powershell. I want this because our DBAs want to be able to do a diff on the file that is committed to SVN. They won't execute it ...
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Cannot remove .bak file

I have a java application that: Reads a .bak file from a windows fileshare and restores it in SQL Server on a remote windows server Does various modifications on the database restored from the .bak ...
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Distribution Agent running but subscription does not exist?

I have an issue where in my replication topology, the distribution agent is running, and says there are no commands to distribute. However, checking the undistributed commands, it shows there are a ...
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SQL Server BCP imports, but table still has 0 records

I ran the following command from the command line on SQLServer 2008 R2 BCP C4L.dbo.districts in C:\TEMP\districts.sdf -f C:\TEMP\districts_import.fmt -T' No errors were reported and it ran as ...
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SQL server Load Balancing

SQL server user access cut down from 8pm - 9am. During this period our SSIS scripts would run to load data(from Oracle/mainframe/Access) to sql, large database(s) & too much data - mortgage ...
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How To Use Publication Without Precompiled Partitions

I am using SQL 2012 with merge replication. Our setup is quite complicated and thus it seems running the publication with precompiled partitions is not going to work. The merge agent is slow to do ...
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Merge Replication Finding Session Id

I am using merge replication with SQL 2012. I am writing a custom business logic handler, and would like to know if there is a way to get a session id? For instance if the custom business logic ...
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MS SQL to MySQL Conversion

Is there a tool available that converts queries written as triggers, stored procedures and functions written in MS SQL 2008 to MySql? We switched databases and now I need to rewrite a bunch of queries ...
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i want to modify Redgate source control Git.xml file to include commit and push

Below is an excerpt for the git.xml file in redgates source control <element> <key type="string">Commit</key> <value version="1" type="GenericHookCommand"> ...