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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Buffer usage for index with no reads

Using SQL Server 2008 R2, the main transactional table in a vendor database is massive compared to all others and has about 14 indexes. Some of these indexes don't get used in our environment, but we ...
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How can I verify that a full database restore reflects the exact source database in SQL Server?

We are decommissioning our old SQL Server 2000 Ent. instance in favor of SQL Server 2008 R2 Ent. My planned migration path is: Terminate client connections (2000) Full Backup (2000) Restore (2008 ...
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Executing Child packages without using master package

I have many Fact and Dimension packages which are executed using vb script . Today one of my seniors proposed that these packages should be executed individually instead of creating a master package ...
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Can SQL Server 2008 / 2012 have execute permission in a function for a user, but not for a table used in the function?

I have a function that returns a table. This function SELECTS DB1.dbo.table1 user1 has SELECT permission in this function only, but when selecting from the function error comes up stating that the ...
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SQL Server 2012 Availability group disk configuration options

Background I am quite far into the process of setting up a 2 server SQL Server 2012 Always on availability cluster to provide redundancy with a readable secondary replica of all our databases. Since ...
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Migrating from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 R2 on a different box

We currently have a SQL Server 2005 instance hosting a lot of application specific databases (ArchiveManager, SolarWinds, Kaspersky etc). We are planning to deploy a new SQL Server 2008 R2 instance on ...
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Querying number of subscription to each publication

We have a production box that has about 60 publications on it. Some of these are used, and some seem to not be... What I need to do is create, or find, a script that will get the count of ...
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Unique Constraint with multiple null columns

I have two tables PC(Id,EmpName Not NULL, PCName NULL, HostName NULL,.... PhysicalLocation NULL, PCType Not NULL) PCNetwork(Id, EmpName Not NULL, PCName NULL, HostName ...
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MSDTC on SQL Server 2012 with mount point for data disk

I have installed a new SQL Server 2012 instance on a cluster. The installation went fine but when I've added the MSDTC as resource of the instance, it went wrong. When I just added it, the MSDTC was ...
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What is the T-SQL syntax to connect to another SQL Server

"What is the T-SQL syntax to connect to another SQL Server?" so that I can just paste that in the top of the create script and F5 to run it and it would switch to the new server and run the create ...
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How to take SQL Server database under this scenario?

I have a database of size 290 GB running on SQL Server 2005 (compression is not available) and disk space is z: drive 250 GB and Y: drive is 80 GB. How can I take a full backup in this scenario? How ...
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Validate Primary Key and Index Selection

I have a table that will store transaction data from store sales registers, I have read quite a bit on index and key choice and below is what I have concluded is the best option but I am new to this ...
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Linked Server Risks

I'm implementing a new feature which requires data from databases on multiple servers. I just need to union data from all these servers and sort it. The two options that come to mind are: Use linked ...
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Prevent users from using power pivot excel connections to a database

A couple of weeks ago my boss connected to our production database via excel and was able to query the database. Because of how we're doing security to the database (AD groups) he should have access ...
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Query runs slow in test site on first execution. Why?

I found this query by watching a test site with sql profiler for anything taking over 10 seconds. I plopped the code right out of sql profiler and into sql studio, where it was able to execute ...
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Is high Extent Fragmentation a problem?

DBCC SHOWCONTIG scanning 'MyTable' table... Table: 'MyTable' (2048062382); index ID: 1, database ID: 28 TABLE level scan performed. - Pages Scanned................................: 1019182 - Extents ...
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BUILTIN\Administrators allowing access via linked server but not locally

We have two servers: LYNDB01 & LYNDB02 On LYNDB01 we have a database called db_ExampleDatabase We have created a Linked Server on LYNDB02 to LYNDB01 using no mappings and the "Be made using the ...
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Find application password expiration date

I changed password of my application on one sql server? when I am using Login property command I am getting last login date. I want to know when my application password is going to expired in SQL ...
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SQL Server 2012, Network for: AlwaysOn Availability Group with AlwaysOn AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances

Setup: I have two data centers. In site1, my primary site, I'd like to deploy an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance (FCI). In site2, my data recovery site, I'd like to deploy a single-node instance of ...
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Reducing high VLF count

I have been using Brent Ozar's sp_blitz script to review our database setup and have found that the VLF count is high (13562!) on the primary DB since changing to Full recovery model. I ran a full ...
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best way to copy data from SQL Server db to MYSQL DB(remote)

I currently copy data between my local SQL Server to a remote MySQL database linking in SQL and doing a data transformation task but now I'm sending lots of data it is getting very slow. Just after ...
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How does order of index affect performance in SQL Server?

I am wondering how does order of index affect performance (ASC, DESC) ? If it affects, why ? And which order should I choose ?
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How can I convert an Oracle dump file into SQL Server?

I want to ask about converting Oracle dump files (.dmp) into SQL Server files (.bak) where during conversion I don't have to be connected to any database server. I've searched for related ...
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Reclaiming space from a large partitioned database

We have a database where one of the business group decided to remove several millions of rows as part of their upgrade process. (we removed for them..).. This database is partitioned based on a date ...
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import csv data stored in a blob column

Here's what i need to do: Users will upload CSV files into SQL Server 2012 blob column Each night, i would like to take each file and import the data into table I will have 2 web sites using the ...
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Is there a way to truncate table that has foreign a key?

Is there a way to truncate table that has foreign keys ? Delete and reseed can take too long. Is deleting and recreating keys only way ? If so is there a tool that does this ?
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SQL Server stored procedure working when run manually, not running from SQL Server Agent

I have a procedure that runs fine using the execute command in SSMS, however putting the same command in a job gives the following error. line 9, character 9, unexpected end of input The code ...
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sql server 2008 execution plan different on two production servers [closed]

We have two servers running SQL server 2008 R2, with identical databases, where we implemented a datawarehousing solution. The cube processing operation was taking a VERY long time in one of the ...
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Linked server performace issue?

I have created a linked server in sql server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition for mysql i.e. MySQL database is accessible under sql server environment. I have a created a trigger in sql server such that ...
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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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SQL Server AFTER INSERT trigger

I want this trigger to be fired after an insert is made with the text married on the marital_status column, this is what I have so far ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[marriage] ON ...
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SQL server disk write queue dramatically grows sometimes

I have SQL Server 2008 and a single database with full recovery model. Usually, the queue length is less than 1. But sometimes it grows up to several thousands (3000!!) for a few seconds. At this time ...
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Databases list not showing up?

This morning when I logged into SQL Server Management Studio (v 10.0.16) I clicked on the databases node and saw all by db's (they are hosted remotely) as I have done for the last 3 years. This ...
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Database design: Dividing multiple identical tables, good or bad?

I am very new at SQL and databases in general. I only use them for the occasional homework so I haven't even tried to master them. I have seats at a theater, the seats are divided into 4 main areas ...
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Object name 'Clean Up History' in use when trying to complete the maintenance plan wizard in SQL Server 2008 R2

I am trying to create a maintenance plan on a instance running SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 (no CU's installed). When completing the wizard I get the following error: The object name cannot be changed ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server 2008 after updating the service pack

After updating, whenever I start the service of the server in configuration manager, it always stops then. And I found the error in the log 2013-04-13 19:08:19.63 spid7s Error: 15174, ...
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which sql server edition is good for practice [closed]

Which SQL Server (free/trail) would be good to install, which requires minimum resource and have maximum features. I mean, I can practice mirroring,logshipping and replication. I found this link, but ...
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Space at the end of string

I have a SQL code like shown below: declare @str nvarchar(max),@i int set @i=0 set @str='abc ' declare @tbl Table(a nvarchar(max)) insert @tbl select @str while (select a from @tbl)<>'' begin ...
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Service Broker - Communication not happening between servers despite ssbdiagnose saying all is well

I am setting up Service Broker communication between 2 servers, A and B we will call them. I used this article as an example: ...
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How do I optimize large table so queries that target only recent data perform optimaly?

So I have this table that is ever growing. Most queries are targeting just recent data, say one month old. I suppose this is common problem but I have no idea how it can be solved. I am open to ...
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Which system databases should I checkdb and defrag indices?

I have SQL Server Agent (2005) jobs that periodically perform CHECKDB and a defrag (ALTER INDEX REORGANIZE/REBUILD) of any index that is highly fragmented. These are typical maintenance best ...
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Best way to perform backups with filegroups and then restore those backups

Scenario: Database consists of these file groups: PRIMARY xxTEST2 xxTEST3 xxTEST4 Database consists of the following files in those file groups: xxTEST_RESTORE - Rows Data - PRIMARY - ...
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What is the best permissions to set for only creating and managing own databases?

I want to create a login for a new user who could only create and manage their own databases. Other databases on the server should be read-only to that user. What would be a good set of ...
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What could cause the wrong ID to be inserted?

I have a SQL Server 2008 server (build 10.0.5500). Earlier this week I ran this on a table that already had data in it: delete from dbo.table go dbcc checkident('dbo.table',reseed,0) When the ...
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Increasing the decimal precision abruptly increased the size of table

I have a table like: CREATE TABLE grid_rows( [grid_row_id] [int] NOT NULL, [grid_column_id] [smallint] NOT NULL, [decimal_val] [decimal](18, 6) NULL, [datetime_val] [datetime] NULL, ...
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how cursor implementations are different for each cursor type in sql server

In Oracle, there are only 2 types of cursor i.e. Implicit and Explicit cursor. Which is easy to understand. But, in SQL Server there are 4 Cursor AFAIK i.e. Static,Dynamic,Forward Only and Scroll. ...
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How database administrators can see my requests to SQL Server?

I'm a SQL Server 2008 user. I have access to some tables. I need to request few columns from table as I usually do. But I need to do it once (for example) in 5 seconds and system administrators ...
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Windows native backups makes SQL Server think that databases backup has been done

community. I've Windows Server 2008 R2 which hosts few virtual machines. One of machines is Windows 2008 R2 server with SQL server 2008 R2 Express installed. Here's the thing: I wrote a script that ...
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One call to `decryptbypassphrase` for decrypting all columns

If I use ENCRYPTBYPASSPHRASE to encrypt the full table then how can I decrypt full table easily by using DECRYPTBYPASSPHRASE? Actually I have to use DECRYPTBYPASSPHRASE ('passphrase', column_name) ...
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Suspended in index rebuild

In SQL Server 2012, an Index Rebuild job is taking a very long time (up to 8 hours). However, not even one Index rebuild completed, so I stopped the index job. In monitoring SQL task: state = ...