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Why isn't the primary (clustered) key being used in this query?

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 table whose schema structure looks as follows: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[CDSIM_BE] ( [ID] [bigint] NOT NULL, [EquipmentID] [varchar](50) NOT NULL, [SerialNumber] ...
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Moving TempDB data and log files

I had to move tempDB files around. Both data and log file were originally on c:\ drive. I moved the mdf file to E:\ drive and log file to F:\ drive. This was successful and I was able to get SQL ...
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New to SQL- Delete First and Last Day of Each Month From Data Set [duplicate]

I am extremely new to SQL. I am operating on SQL Server 2012. I am working with an Inventory file that contains the Date the Inventory was taken, item #, and quantity. The first and last day of each ...
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Select sub columns from a view

I have a large view in Sql Server named ViewA which looks like Select ColumnA, ColumnB, ... ColumnZ FROM TableA Join TableB ON ... Join TableZ ON This view gives me exactly what I need in ...
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How can I correct my untrusted foreign key situation?

In our scenario, we have a number of situations in which foreign keys or check constraints are not trusted. Here's some example situations: A "claim" is an entity that is the primary purpose of the ...
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Why is Activity Monitor Login blank, and what is that process doing?

I observe regularly occurring User processes (User Process = 1) connecting from load-balanced application servers to a database server (see Environment Details below) on the same internal network, ...
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I have a year's worth of inventory data, and I want to extract the first and last day of each month's data. What is the best way to do this? Thanks

I have a year's worth of inventory data, and I want to extract the first and last day of each month's data. What is the best way to do this?
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SQL Server AS: Set ImpersonationMode via PS

Try to create a database in SQL Server Analysis Server (SQLAS, SSAS) version 2012 SP2 if that matters and set Impersonation Mode via Powershell. (try to avoid XMLA script). Here are my attempts. Does ...
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Accidentally change database name (SQL Server 2008)

It didn't happen to me YET. But I was thinking about this. I was messing around with my training environment, and by mistake I clicked in the database name, and then I touched the letter A. Let's ...
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Import .bak into SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

I have a custom program that uses a database. I have little knowledge of servers but the way it works is by using a "local" server in the same computer as the one where the program is installed. I am ...
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Identical query slower when searching for `T` rather than `F`

I have a legacy database that uses char(1) with 'T' and 'F' for boolean values. The only values in the field are T and F, of the following queries, the first is instantaneous, the second takes 30 ...
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Move a Filestream column between tables

I have a table which has a Filestream column which I would like to move to another table. Is this possible without having to do a "manual" move of the data (create target column; issue UPDATE/INSERT ...
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TSQL insert table using view — performance issue

I have a big view joining multiple tables that in a regular basis materialists itself into a table (this step occurs for viz's tool read a table instead of a view during data source refresh): select ...
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Adding second SQL Server to create 2 Node cluster

I am not a dba. I have general knowledge of SQL Server and T-SQL. Our company currently has a SQL Server 2008 R2 hosting about 30 databases. I've been asked to research adding a second server for ...
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Compare 4 or more columns values

I have a table like: ID A0 A1 A2 A3 A4 14 A B A C A 15 A A A A A I need to compare all 5 columns and check if they have same value and retrive the only one that have all same ...
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Order of DROP_EXISTING and ONLINE for CREATE INDEX

If I call a CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX using DROP_EXISTING = ON and ONLINE = ON what order are things done it? What I want is: New index is made in the TempDB Existing Index is dropped New index ...
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IF statement not skipping TempDB when Looping through Databases with sp_MSForEachDB

[SQL Server 2012 SP2 EE] Why does the following script gives me an error relating to tempdb? exec sp_MSForEachDB ' IF ( (select database_id from sys.databases where name = ''?'') > 4) ...
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SQL Server: what is cleared by reboot?

Weird things happened lately on one of my SQL Servers: Select * from View never ends, but the SQL queries inside the view runs well separately. ALTER procedure never ends. DELETE procedure cause ...
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Adding PRIMARY KEY and IDENTITY attributes to SQL Server 2008 tables

An application is using an SQL Server 2008 database that has ID columns, but these columns are not primary keys and have no IDENTITY attribute. What I need to do now is adding the PKs and IDENTITY ...
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Backup internals - What happens when a backup job is running - in terms of locking and performance overhead in SQL Server?

For MySQL I know the database is backed up table by table in SQL Statements, this results in locking and if you update columns while backing up you might end up in integrity problems. To my ...
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Looking for application which will provide to determine project database growth and cost per day or month

I am using SQL Server 2008 for product development Currently application is live with 20 users now if I want to check how my database is growing and how much it will grow in month or year projection ...
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Failure notification with multiple profiles

In my SQL Server Agent having several jobs which are running with different Proxies... and in Database mail having more than one profile [each profile having individual accounts]... now my question is ...
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OPENQUERY and server permissions

when I run my stored procedure it is a complete success, even if I run it through exec. Running these: sp_GetServerLogins GO exec ( 'sp_GetServerLogins ') GO I get this: Needless ...
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Improve performance on SQL Server Query

I'm trying to increase the performance of a query and I'm out of ideas: The query does this: gets a 'Process' with specific priorities on selection namely: Picks up a process that has been waiting ...
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Error in partition switching in SQL Server 2014 when migrating a database from SQL Server 2005

I am migrating an old database from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2014. This database has a partitioned table; a scheduled job periodically moves old data from the "online" table to the the historical ...
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Nullable Fields to Separate Table?

My website has a form page that has radio buttons yes|no corresponding to 7 questions. When the user selects yes, the user needs to specify a value (either a location, name, or medical condition, ...
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Passing DataTable using SqlBulkCopy

Should I convert the DataType of DataColumns in to pass DataTable using SqlBulkCopy? This are the fields in my sql server database
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SQL Server 2008 - combined index + other separate index on one column

Lately I've been refactoring the SQL Server indexes of the products that I have developed for my employer. One of these products is an online dashboard containing multiple user levels. Each user (on ...
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Synchronization of DB

I have 2 databases and I need to synchronize data between them. I need to delete all the data from DB1 and then insert data to DB1 from DB2. What solution will you suggest drop all the foreign ...
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inserting the table colomn data in multiple tables colomn.(SQL SERVER) [closed]

I want to insert one table colomn data into multiple tables colomns using triggers. For Example: I have one table name 'T1' having multiple colomns like 'C1','C2','C3' and now I want to insert these ...
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Need your help in query tuning

I read ​one article which shows how to use different aggregations effectively. http://sqlblog.com/blogs/paul_white/archive/2011/12/04/is-distinct-aggregation-still-considered-harmful.aspx I am ...
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SQL Server : CRUD Editor that will track data changes [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that allows CRUD changes to SQL Server data. Our company currently utilizes a product from Pro Data called DBU (database utility) to make IBM DB2 / AS400 changes. This tool ...
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Should I use ReFS for a new SQL Server?

We are in the process of building a new production Windows Server 2012 R2 server to run SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. There is a bit of advice on the internet that suggests for Windows Server ...
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SQL Server Management studio slow connection or timeout when using Windows Authentication

I'm getting extremely long delays (10~30 seconds) in SQL Server Management Studio 2014 when attempting to connect to a SQL Server 2012 instance over TCP using Windows Authentication. This happens when ...
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Getting “invalid authorization specification” when creating linked server

I have two databases. Database A is on DBServer\Instance1 and Database B is on DBServer\Instance2. I need to create a view inside Database B that looks into a table in Database A. I was told I need to ...
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Why does a Columnstore index build often wait on SLEEP_TASK?

I'm building a Columnstore index right now. The output from sp_whoisactive: This is a dev machine. Nothing else is running. The server has 8GB of memory available to it. The CPU is nearly idle. The ...
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How to quote database names with spaces when using queryout with bcp?

I'm attempting to use bcp on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to export a couple of columns from a large database table. The database names contain spaces. Here's an example that works that contains an ...
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How to copy all database users from one database to another? - SQL Server 2008 R2

I am making a database from a backup file (I'll call this db 1) and I need to duplicate the users of one database (and this db 2) to the newly restored database. The first step I know must be done is ...
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SQL Server 2014 schema changes in 24/7 multi user environment

We have SQL Server 2014 Enterprise installed to run a database which should be available 24/7. Our database is huge enough (200gb +). Also we have a lot of services that hits our database every minute ...
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Can't connect to remote SQL server from some machines

Our web server uses SQL Server 2008 R2. I have one development machine that connects to it with the IP address through SSMS and when testing my aspx website. I have several other machines though that ...
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SQL Server : query code

I am trying to write a T-SQL query for SQL Server to pull some information from all the databases. I will then run this nightly and email the report to who it needs to go to. I have two separate ...
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Linked Server vs. Ad Hoc (OpenRowset / OpenDatasource) Distributed Queries

I have an application which needs to grab data from different clients' databases that reside at the client's location. So alongside their normal details such as company name, address etc, I also store ...
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Log debug messages in a SQL CLR C# Stored Procedure

I have developed a SQL CLR stored procedure in C#, for SQL Server 2012. I want to log messages to SQL Server registers. On a normal stored procedure I use xp_logevent What can I use to log a message ...
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Problems with sqlcmd -q and quotations marks

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express edition. Because it is only an Express edition I don't have a SQL Server Agent for automation of tasks. So I tried to do something with command line program ...
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Update OLAP Cube data

We are using OLAP in our project and we are facing a scenario where we need to update the cube with real time data on daily basis. I need some suggestions about an optimal way for updating the data ...
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Post installation of SSIS for existing SQL Server instance with different build versions

I would like to install SSIS into existing SQL Server 2014 Fail-over cluster instance with latest cumulative update 7 which was applied. I know how to do it but I want to know if consistency of ...
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SQL Server Replication - FTP Snapshot: Policy requires SSL

SQL Server 2014 on both Publisher & Subscriber. Publisher & Subscriber are across the internet. Replication is Transactional Replication Error messages: The process could not connect to ...
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Sql Server thinks I have different Data Compression when swaping partitions

I am setting partition switching for my database. I created a script using SqlCmd variable so that the same script would make both my source and target tables for partition swapping. Here is an ...
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Where can I get error messages from SQL Server Auditing?

Where can I get information about the audit process failing to start? I'm setting up auditing on my MS SQL 2014 server. I've created an AUDIT and an associated AUDIT SPECIFICATION, but when I try ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 DB grows overnight and slow

I am running a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 DB. I have a DB that was running around 19 GB in size and three days ago grew to 34 for no good reason. We typically have about 100 MB growth in the DB every ...