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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 ...
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How to perform a pivot on multiple columns

I have a list of data that includes values and the time those values were recorded. I would like to pivot this data so that i have as columns the individual types of observations and the date/time ...
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SA login history in sql

Is there any PowerShell script to get the SA log in history? I need to do an audit on SA login.
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Can SQL Server Transactional Replication do this?

We have a production server and a reporting server, with transactional replication in place to move all inserts/updates/deletes from production to reporting. We're using SQL Server 2008 R2. We have ...
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Database recovery procedure

I recovered a database with last full backup, all differentials after the full, and then all log backups after the last differential. Can I trust the database is right or do I have to do it again the ...
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Can I backup (Full) the Log-Shipping Secondary Database?

I have a Highly pressured Production Environment with Database name DB1. And I want to run a weekly DBCC CHECKDB process on one of the databases there. (You can understand,I can't do it on my ...
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Soft delete to improve performance: all wrong?

A few years back I read soft delete would improve performance of deletion, because instead of actually removing the item and impact the clustered (and all other) indices, it would just change a value. ...
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Suggestion for SQL distributed transactions via MSDTC

Currently we do not use MSDTC in our company. Our developers would like to start using MSDTC for Distributed Transactions within their applications. Questions: Is it okay to use MSDTC for SQL ...
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Incoming Tabular Data Stream Error

I created a SQL Server Agent Job with two different schedules. One is at 6 AM, the other is at 11 AM. When it runs at 11AM, it works fine; but at 6 AM it fails and gives this error message; The ...
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Can't start MSSQLSERVER service [closed]

The SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) service terminated with this message: service-specific error WARNING: You have until SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) to logoff. If you have not logged off at this time, ...
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Replicate SQL Server tables between AWS RDS instances

We are running an RDS instance in AU region and would like to replicate some tables to RDS instances in other regions. A lag of a few hours is acceptable between master and slaves. As we're on RDS ...
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I keep getting an error 10060 trying to connect object explorer in Visual Studio 2013 to an Azure Database

Using Win 7, Visual Studio 2013, (or Sql management tool 2014) This is for a class and its all software on the trial period. In Visual Studio server explorer - I can connect to the Azure Server I ...
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Why can't we have multiple cascade paths?

You can see that many questions have being asked about multiple cascade paths. For example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/851625/foreign-key-constraint-may-cause-cycles-or-multiple-cascade-paths ...
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BACKUP AND RESTORE FileGroup (PRIMARY) - WHY after restore I still see Other FileGroups?

/********************************** CREATE DATABASE PiecemealDB *************************************/ use [master] go if exists (select * from sys.databases where database_id = DB_ID('PiecemealDB')) ...
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Why is this select statement not returning what I've provided?

I have 3 tables in my SQL Server I am wondering why is my select statement not working or giving the result with my condition in the where clause. I learned back there to use this kind of method.. ...
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INTERSECT query rewrite as JOIN?

I have two queries written in PHP against a Microsoft SQL Server database (I know this is weird). I'm querying one table. I want the records shared by both results sets ONLY. Here is query #1: ...
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Low PLE on NUMA node 000, high on 001

I'm looking at PLE (Page Life Expectancy) across NUMA nodes on our SQL Servers, and came across a rather weird distribution. NUMA node 000 has a very low PLE compared to 001. I'm unsure why this is. ...
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Remote connection to DB instance from fresh formatted system?

I have 1 win7prof fresh system. Now I want to connect to a DB instance remotely via sqlcmd/any other way. My req is to connect and execute select query? is there any method/software needed to be ...
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Cannot Deploy SSAS Package into VM / TCPIP

I'm sure that this is just a simple settings problem but I just don't get my head around it. I installed SQL Server 2014 incl SSAS in a VM on Server 2012 (using HyperV in win 8.1) and have VS Data ...
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Why do we have negative length for character maximum length for geography and varchar(max) data types?

Why do we have negative length for character maximum length for geography and varchar(max) data types? Character_Maximum_length = - 1
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Is there an advantage to not partition aligning an index?

I have the privilege of managing a large partitioned OLAP table. While reviewing this table I noticed one of the indexes is not aligned with the partitioning scheme. Since the author is not ...
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Will restarting SQL Server clear my transaction log? [closed]

I have a client that restarts his SQL Server instance to clear an application problem he is encountering. I find this is very odd, I don't think you should ever restart the database in normal ...
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SQL Server Windows authentication: VMs versus others

This really seems like a weird one to me. I have two VMs of interest, one is running Win2k8 R2 x64 and the other is running Windows 7 X64. The server is hosting SQL Server 2k8 while the latter has SQL ...