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Order by query optimization for multi select data (enum)

We previously used to store multi select data (enum) using pipe separated characters, as shown below like this - which made ordering on that enum data very simple. ╔═══╦════════════╦═════════════╗ ║ ...
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SQL Agent Jobs Automatically Disabled After Modifying Maintenance Plan

I modified a maintenance plan yesterday, to find out this morning (by using the last modified date from sysjobs) that all jobs related to the maintenance plan are disabled. I can't figure out why ...
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Merge faster than Insert

Are there any advantages/disadvantages of making use of a merge over a insert function? Can an insert statement make use of the `OUTPUT' Note: the ON clause for the merge is set to 1=0 (always ...
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SQL Server : replication between two different locations

I have problem setting my replication between two servers on different locations (different network). Steps I have done: setup aliases in SQL Server Native Client configuration on both servers ...
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Help with PIVOT query

I have a table with below structure : CREATE TABLE [dbo].[AUDIT_SCHEMA_VERSION]( [SCHEMA_VER_MAJOR] [int] NOT NULL, [SCHEMA_VER_MINOR] [int] NOT NULL, [SCHEMA_VER_SUB] [int] NOT NULL, ...
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Open port 1433 to use SSMS securely

I have a SQL Server placed in DMZ and I want to give access to internal users (and VPN clients) to use SSMS to remotely connect to it via port 1433 so server will accept the connection only form ...
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Does splitting to multiple databases has performance impact? [duplicate]

I am scaling an old application which was designed to have ten databases. These databases are related to each other. The database is SQL Server 2008. The databases combined size is less than a GB. I ...
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Best method to implement HA and DR, replication via 1 PUB and 2 SUB or replication and LS both

I need a advise on one of our projects where: We have 3 SQL database servers A, B and C: A is the live production server with around 200 users with a database of size 1.5 TB hosted. B is going to ...
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LSCopy job fails on SQL Server 2005 - Insufficient space

I'm having some trouble getting my LSCopy job of Log-Shipping on my SQL Server 2005 server, to work. The LSBackup job is configured so the backup is made locally (D: drive) The LSCopy job is ...
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Sudden High CPU Usage On SQL Server 2008R2

Our SQL Server is experiencing sudden high CPU usage since 12:30am today. This server is used internally so nobody should be accessing the server at that time. I'm not sure why 12 hours later the CPU ...
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Do valid to/from columns on a fact table make sense?

I recently came across "valid from" and "valid to" columns on a fact table. Obviously this is common for dimensions but I've not seen them on fact tables before and can't find any info suggesting ...
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SQL Server database backup to store only the last 7 backups in a file

I want to create a scheduled task that will run (every night) a SQL script to fully backup my database X to a file. I want that file to store up to 7 full backups. The way I tried doing this is using ...
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SQL Server 2012 Security Best Practices [closed]

I'm looking to compile a good list of SQL Server 2012 security best practices. Do you know of any good articles or lists?
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Connection problem different errors .net application

We have a SQL server with some relational databases. We have another webbserver with applications which communicate with the databases. We have an issue with one of our customers and we get some ...
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How to run stored procedure with EXECUTE AS OWNER which modifies data on a linked server?

I suppose this will be marked as duplicate but I can not understand solutions in other questions. I have 2 SQL servers: SQL A (I will call it SQL) and SQL B (I will call it SQLinked). The second SQL ...
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Strange SSIS-Package problem ( ASYNC_NETWORK_IO)

I've read a lot of posts here about this warning. Have been searching on the Internet, but not like this case. We are having problem with integration services packages. When I run the query (that ...
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how to join two table columns ,one column value pivot using

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[NewsComments]( [TitleID] [nvarchar](100) NOT NULL, [Comments] [nvarchar](max) NOT NULL, [CreatedDate] [datetime] NOT NULL, [Status] [char](10) NOT NULL, ...
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Hiding server folders for specific user in SQL Server Management Studio [closed]

Is it possible to hide folders like Security/Server Objects/Replication/.. for a specific login? I have a user who now connects to the SQL Server and he can only see hes own database. This is fine but ...
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Delete using a composite key

I am trying to wrap my head around creating a delete statement for a table with a composite key. I would like to create something like: DELETE FROM table_example1 WHERE COLUMN1, COLUMN2 ...
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How to migrate a database from SQL server to Oracle? [closed]

I have been assigned a task to migrate a database from SQL server to Oracle. But I have no idea about how to do it. Also, is there any need to change the existing data model?
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Moving SQL Server 2012 Database to SQL Server 2008 R2

I follow the answer of Mr. Kin in this post How to move a database from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2005 I run the query without errors, but when I check my blank database created on SQL Server ...
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Access SQL Server Analysis Services Remotely for Data Mining Tool

I have SQL Server Enterprise trial in one computer. I want to use that the Analysis Sevices of that computer as a backend for using the data mining tool for excel in other computers. I was able to do ...
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Converting outer apply with Correlated subquery in SQL Server to SQLite

I need to convert a query in SQL Server to SQlite and I have replaced the outer apply to left outer join, but how to limit the subquery to return only 1 in this situation? And how to pass the ...
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Number of SQL Server languages

As per MSDN There are currently ten SQL Server languages. The report server language for a given report server instance will always be one of the ten available languages. Support for all ten ...
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How long does the final phase of an online index creation take?

In reading the whitepaper: Online Indexing Operations in SQL Server 2005 it says: The online index build process can be roughly divided into three phases: Preparation Build Final ...
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Triggers on Insert or Update SQL Server (Spatial)

I am looking at creating a trigger on a live SQL Server spatial table that will update a column when a user either: Creates a new feature Updates the geometry of a feature in a GIS application ...
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SQL Server user cannot select from a table it just created?

I'm having trouble understanding permissions in SQL Server (in this case SQL Server 2012, but not sure how version-dependent this issue is). I can create a database, create a login/user on master, ...
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How to optimize a query so that it seeks on one index first, and then another index after that

I have two sets of earth measurements from satellite data, each with time fields (mjd for mean julian date) and geography positions (GeoPoint, spacial) and I'm looking for coincidences between the two ...
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Restore user db from UNC

I need to create a job that restores all user databases from UNC to my SQL Server. All the backups, for 3 days, are located in the same folder and I need to restore the last modified backup. What is ...
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Replacing a Cursor with a single Query possible?

I have this challenge where I'm trying to figure out if I can write something in a single query rather than using a cursor. The problem is I need to get items from a batch table based on a list of ...
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Index cleanup/usage help

My question is this: When running sp_blitzindex, I get a lot of these 2 warnings/suggestions: Index Hoarder: Unused NC index and Feature-Phobic Indexes: Potential filtered index (based on ...
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How to exclude weekends and holidays in a query

I have been tasked with creating a flat file. One of the fields that I need is a date field. I need the disco date to be LAST_EVENT_PROC_DT + 12 unless that date falls on a weekend or holiday,if so ...
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How to confirm if the backups are going to tape in SQL Server 2005 and 2008 R2

We have many of our SQL Servers where we take the backup locally on the server as well as over the network to other server in case of disaster. Also, we have a process set that server support team ...
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How does unique key help to improve SQL query performance?

Suppose I have a table with an id column and and I am maintaining unique values manually while inserting and updating records instead of creating a unique key on that column (e.g. by using a date ...
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Changing an nvarchar column to datetime

I am new to SQL Server and I have a problem. I created a database to store dates in an nvarchar field but now I need to convert that field to datetime. I searched the internet and couldn't find a ...
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How to Store text of 15 to 20 KB file data in blob or as text? [duplicate]

How to Store text of 15 to 20 KB file data in blob or as varchar in sql Server?
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how to join one select statement to another pivot select statement [closed]

SELECT emp.UserId ,emp.EmployeeId ,emp.FirstName ,emp.MiddleName ,emp.LastName ,emp.MobileNumber ,emp.HomeNumber ,emp.OfficeNumber ,convert(VARCHAR(10), emp.USJoindate, ...
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SQL Server Active Directory login groups with limitation

I'm DBA in my organization and use SQL Server 2012 and 2014. I requestd to define multiple group in active directory such as Developer, DBA, supporter and ets... and add my users to this groups. after ...
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Calculating values from three related tables, without using join or union

I have a simple basic three tables on SQL Server database: What is needed is to get the quantity available, without using joins or unions which is calculated: Quantity Available = Items Opening ...
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Move live SQL Server database to a new server

I have a production server running SQL Server 2008 Web Edition, and it has to keep running 24x7 with almost no down time, and it's the time for us to move to a more advanced server hardware, also it's ...
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Overwhelmed with Sensor Data - Excel to SQL Server fails

I'm managing a lot of sensor data and need to do charting, smoothing, stats over time on the data. Currently I import the data from flat files using VBA to do ETL into Excel. The format of the data ...
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Log Shipping Fails to create backup after Server reboot

We made a change last week to point our log shipping backup jobs to a new Windows File Share. For three days everything was running successfully. On Saturday night we performed our monthly ...
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ASP.NET Session Database - what user to create?

I am migrating a .Net 3.5 website with SQL Server 2005 Enterprise databases to SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (website still .Net 3.5). It uses ASP.NET session state database of type "t" Temporary. ...
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bug in sp_rename

I've searched high and low, but I cannot find anyone mentioning that when you run sp_rename, then you should mark the objects for recompilation too. As in EXECUTE sp_rename 'fct.MyTable', ...
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Why these characters are all equal in SQL Server?

I just don't get it. See this SQL query: select nchar(65217) -- ﻁ select nchar(65218) -- ﻂ select nchar(65219) -- ﻃ select nchar(65220) -- ﻄ if nchar(65217) = nchar(65218) print 'equal' if ...
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How do I reduce SharePoint 2010 SQL server log files? [duplicate]

I have a work place portal built on SharePoint 2010 and the SQL Server drive space is full. I am using SQL Server 2008 R2. Of the 800 GB disk space, the log files have taken approximately 730 GB. ...
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Moving Database SQL Server 2012 to 2008/R2 [duplicate]

I'm planning to move a Large Database from SQL Server 2012 to 2008/R2. I tried the scripting thing, it works on a small-medium type of database but not on Large database w/c is about a hundred MB. Any ...
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How to tell if a backup file contains CDC?

Using SQL Server 2008 through to 2014, I know how to backup and restore a database with Change Data Capture enabled (CDC), but what I am looking for is a way to query a full backup file to determine ...
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Having issues with a CTE in a Nested Join [closed]

I'm unfortunately dealing with someone else's code here, but needing a little push. What I have happening is that I have a CTE that is needed to run in a nested join. ...Start of CTE INNER JOIN ( ...
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Transactional replication of stored proc execution and stored proc parameters

I'm trying to design how we might go about setting up replication of just the execution of a stored procedure. If the stored procedure on the source takes one or more parameters, will those same ...