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Why does SQL Server 2005 only use an IS lock in this scenario?

I am attempting to examine the locking behind different queries but with the same output to avoid deadlocking situations. I have the following code: SELECT MIN(ID), TextData FROM PKKEYTESTER ...
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DB_OWNER permissions for user [duplicate]

I would like to know if db_owner can change the recovery model of database. Using TSQL- alter database db set recovery simple
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Prevent logins loss when restoring a database

I'm backuping and restoring databases accross two sql server (v12.0.2000). But it looks like whenever I restore a .bak file, the login I created on the database that was backuped is no more existent ...
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Configure RAM for SQL Server and NUMA

Accidental DB admin here. Question: Would you still manually limit max RAM for SQL Server even though the sole purpose of that server is to serve SQL Server database engine only? I have Microsoft ...
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Efficient table structure for application logging

Am using SQL Server as my RDBMS and i want to maintain some transaction of an auto run tool which will log some info on a daily basis. I need some suggestions how an efficient structure to be. I mean ...
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Indexed view doesn't exist on the subscriber

I am configuring transactional replication in SQL Server. The subscription is configured as push from 2008R2 publisher (distributor is the same server) to 2012 subscriber. The object I want to ...
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SQLcmd error 'Failed to initialize sqlcmd library with error number -2147467259'

I'm trying to update some maintenance plans to make use of the Ola Hallengrens IndexOptimize, but also mail the result of the operation using sp_send_dbmail. Old T-SQL: declare @indexQuery ...
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Optimization issue with user defined function

I have a problem understanding why SQL server decides to call user defined function for every value in the table even though only one row should be fetched. The actual SQL is a lot more complex, but I ...
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Schedule data from instance to instance have I maxed out tableDiff

We have a process which uses tableDiff. From one SQL Server 2008 R2 instance to another identical instance. It has worked very well for a long time! I have a situation where one table now has ...
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Retrieving a record for the last date received and returning the value of another column in that row

I have the following query which is returning me total number of expected records : select a.New_FirstName + ' ' + a.New_LastName as 'Account Name', a.New_MPRNNumber,MAX(b.New_readdate) as 'Last SC ...
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SELECT w/ INNER JOIN Query on Optional Columns

I have five tables: File2, Branches_of_Study, Schools, Education_Establishments, and Certificates. File2 is the transaction table with all the other tables as reference tables. File2 is all about the ...
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SSDT Schema Compare fails when comparing my DB Project to my Azure Server

I have a SQL Database project that I have built our enterprise DB on. It has deployed several times on internal and AWS hosted SQL servers using SSDT's Schema Compare tool. The problem when I post ...
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Unable to delete a SQL Server 2012 publication

I've set up a transactional replication for two databases, let's call them A & B. Replication for the database A worked just fine and I was able to delete it afterwards without any issues. ...
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What connection string to use to connect to network server?

I have a database on my computer running on SQL Server Express 2014, and I'd like other computers connected to my network to be able to connect to it using a C# program I wrote. I've done the ...
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How to insert a large amount of records to the database in a short time?

I have to insert a bunch of records(500,000) to the database at once, using the fastest way. I've tried inserting 1,700 records at once but it took twenty minutes!! I am using SQL-SERVER, and C#. ...
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reading content of master database at a different server

I have a query for example select * from sys.databases select * from sys.configurations I believe this information is stored at master database. I would like to have a look at configuration ...
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Query for total downtime of site using datestamps and status columns

what want to find the total downtime for a site. I'm thinking I can subtract the 'down' DateStamp from the following 'up' DateStamp. then add the totals together for all downtime. I want to get a ...
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SQL Server job runs forever after server restart

One of our ETL servers had to be restarted and a job was in the middle of execution. It was on the 2nd of 6 steps and now the job agent shows that it has been running for 15 hours back on step 1. ...
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Sync two SQL Server databases

So I've got a hosting package from hostgator with an MS SQL database and a local SQL Express 2012 database running. I'm trying to investigate syncing the two together, two-way syncing, and I'm unable ...
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What impact does UseMicrosoftUpdate have on the UpdateSource option when installing SQL Server 2014?

The ConfigurationFile.ini generated for SQL Server 2014 contains a new parameter that I cannot find documented anywhere - UseMicrosoftUpdate. What impact does this parameter have on the ...
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Sql Server Service Pack Update Notifications

Is there any option in Sql Server to enable notifications from Microsoft in a way that it sends us emails every time a new service pack is released? I have multiple servers with different versions of ...
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Processing data while keeping frozen frontend database online

What is the best approach at having a "frontend" database online and working, while processing and generating new data in the back? I have an scenario that some tables and even whole databases data ...
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Blocked Process Report -two updates causing a long block

I have a .NET application which is getting SQL update timeouts and I believe that some sort of blocking/locking is taking place which is causing this. I have ran a blocking process report on the ...
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SQL Server database backup and saving at the same time

What will happen when is running differential backup on SQL Server 2012 and some application is trying save data to table at the same time?
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Viewing Type Of Lock Being Used T-SQL - Update Lock Query Issue

I am looking for a way to determine whether SQL will take a shared lock or an update lock. Take these three queries. I believe in that in theory: Query one will take a shared lock on the pk, due ...
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SQL Server Database going into suspect mode after bulk insert and delete

I'm working on an application that does a bulk copy of data from one table to another within the same database (using an Insert... Select) and then deleting the data from the source table. In ...
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Computed Columns Or Views - Database Table Design

I want to store values in certain units along with their corresponding conversions. So for example, there would be following columns DateTime Millimetres Centimetres Metres For a ...
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Backup SQL Server database to the cloud or network folder [closed]

I can take a SQL Server backup to a local disk without any problem, but I now need to backup to a cloud disk or network folder that I can access. What are the best practices to do this?
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CTE Expression not working

I am trying to get the employee hierarchy as output with empLevel indicating the reporting layer. However, my query returns only one row i.e. The CEO of the company while it's supposed to return all ...
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Backup SQL Server with VMware

The VMs I run SQL Server on are regularly backed up by the VMware backup tool. I would prefer not to use this backup solution but I have no choice but to cope with it. The problem I've come up across ...
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How SQL Server translate special characters like '$' and '\'

I write a query like that: SELECT $ a, \ b, -- also for other currency symbols like `€` $ 1 c, $ . d, $ .'e', -- test space 1 + $ f, ($) + 1 g, -- test ...
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With LocalAdmin become sysadmin SQL Server

I am a local Admin on my machine. Same old thing, my account wasnt added when SQL Server was installed, and I don't want to have to reinstall SQL Server. I went through this blog and it worked until ...
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Setting query to run as a stored procedure and email the results

I have the following query: select COUNT(CASE WHEN New_accounttype = 1 THEN New_AccountType ELSE NULL END) as 'New Connections' , COUNT(CASE WHEN New_accounttype = 2 THEN New_AccountType ELSE NULL ...
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trouble creating a stored procedure to print out values for each day of week

I am having difficulty in understanding how to get this working correctly. I am trying to have create a stored procedure that is run automatically on a sunday and will get the data for the previous ...
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Blocked Process Report SQL Server 31 hour duration

I have an application (.NET EF 6 ) which is getting timeouts when submitting/reading data from the database. Whilst trying to diagnose the problem I used Blocked Process Reports from SQL server ...
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How to pass parameter in select query(In with clause) and not in where condition in SQl Server SSIS Package?

I want to pass a parameter (@date1) in my SSIS OLE DB Source so I created a variable and I tried to pass the parameter using '?' but it's showing 'Syntax error, permission violation or other ...
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SQL Server pivot filter underlying tables by aliases specified in view

I have table structure as follows: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Test] ( [ID] [int] IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT NULL , [ProductID] [int] NOT NULL , [CountryID] [int] NOT NULL , CONSTRAINT [PK_Test] PRIMARY ...
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Locks while stream reading and deleting/inserting involving the same tables?

I have a question regarding a potential block/lock situation: I am reading data using a select command, which is then modified externally and uploaded to a temporary table. A stored procedure will ...
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Distribution database(recovery pending)

Firstly I was trying to create a distribution database and I succeded at first but since I checked the box to configure SQL server Agent to start automatically, the last step of configuring ...
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Safest way to uninstall the previous SQL Server versions

I'm trying to free up some space in my Testing SQL Server. It has SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2 and the compact or express edition. Since I only use lately the 2008R2 version, its not clear for me ...
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Bulk Insert - (0 row(s) affected)

I am trying to import a .CSV file into a mssql table using bulk insert (Although I am open to other methods). I have a bulk insert sql statement but it says (0 row(s) affected) when I execute the the ...
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Good SQL Agent job wrapper… TRY/CATCH, Custom logging. (Review and provide input)

I'm looking for input on a small snippet of code i wrote. We use SQL Agent jobs to prepare big databases from production, before we ship the to test-environments. To get better feel for duration of ...
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Should I use a subquery to help SQL Server find the correct plan

I have a query (which has components which are built on the fly depending on the selections a user makes in the interface) that runs in SQL Server 2008-R2 that runs in about 100 databases. Users are ...
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How to interpret this XML plan fragment?

I am looking at the query plan produced by SQL Server 2008 R2 and I'm not sure I'm interpreting it properly. Examples: <RelOp NodeId="2" PhysicalOp="Sort" LogicalOp="Sort" EstimateRows="1" ...
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Moving Transaction Data To Another Database For Reporting Purpose

We got a requirement from our developer group, to do the followings: Frequently (every 30mins) move the transaction data out of live database to another database Secondary database will be utilize ...
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SQL Server varbinary column modifying inserted data

We have a table in our database for storing photos, the datatype of the actual photo data is varbinary(max). When inserting a photo from the application, the data is correctly stored and the photo ...
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Query execution taking long time

SELECT sqltext.TEXT, req.session_id, req.status, req.command, req.cpu_time, req.total_elapsed_time FROM sys.dm_exec_requests req CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle) AS sqltext select ...
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Preventing full backups for unmodified/slightly modified databases

Is there a way to either: ensure that unmodified databases are skipped during SQL backups, or even better choose between DIFF or FULL backup depending on the percent database changed since last ...
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Why is the secondary selective index not used when the where clause filters on `value()`?

Setup: create table dbo.T ( ID int identity primary key, XMLDoc xml not null ); insert into dbo.T(XMLDoc) select ( select N.Number for xml path(''), type ) from ( ...
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Query trans log or tempdb?

New DBA, all of our databases are SQL 2005. All of our servers run in Simple recovery mode. I work for a school district, where we report student attendance to the state. I run a query to fix ...