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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 ...
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Doing a select based on a count(), a date range, and string match

I'm going to do my best here. I Have a list of citations that were written and a and some information about those citations. I need to select the citations that have been voided in a given date range ...
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Restricted user on my local SQL Server database?

I started working at a new job and when I opened up SSMS and tried connecting to my local DB (by connecting to ".") I got a cannot connect message. I was finally able to connect to my local DB by ...
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SQL Server Auditing is not available in Standard editions?

If the Auditing option is not available in SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition, then why I still see it under the Security object in SSMS? After reading online, it seems that my option is to use the ...
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Does SA account need to be called “SA” or can I rename it safely?

We have some applications on our network (from before my time) that use SA account in their SQL Server connection string. It's hard-coded in the source code, and for whatever reason, we can't change ...
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How to select first row from a join that returns multple rows on the primary key

This is related to this question: Joining multiple tables results in duplicate rows I have two tables that I am joining. They share a key. The person table has one name per primary key but the ...
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Access Data stored in SQL Server

I'm currently working on a project to convert our Access Apps to store the table data in SQL Server. Using SSMA to migrate the data results in the foreign keys and Look-ups work as expected in ...
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SQL column name search

I'm using SQL Server Management Studio. I have a massive database and I want to search for column names that might be able to help me figure out what I need to join on. Is there a tool or other ...
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Changing sa password

I'm trying to change the password of the sa account using SQL Server Management Studio 2012. I've followed the steps below but the password is still the same. Login into the SQL Server Management ...
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Full backup at 1am, not started by my maintenace plan

I set up a complete set of Maintenance Plan. Full backup of all databases at 3AM. Differential backup at 6h30, 12h30, 18h30 and 00h30. Log backup at each hour, at 45 minutes (1h45, 2h45...) In my ...
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How to restore a “contained” database? [closed]

I recently tried to restore to my local development SQL Server a backup from a network instance. To my surprised I received the following error message: Msg 12824, Level 16, State 1, Line 3 The ...
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Wrong results from joining two CTEs

I've had some help to create a query to solve a problem I had and the solution seemed to be to create two CTE's and then join and query them. If I run the two CTE's as single queries each table ...
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Linker Server data import

I have three servers, A, B, and C. Each with a individual database. A and B are linked B and C are linked All queries most be run on server B for security reasons. I have data on server C which I ...
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sp_GetAppLock slow performance unusual behaviour

We had a critical issue yesterday where by a 1 second stored procedure started to take minutes to execute. I don't know the business logic as of yet, however want to understand the impact of using ...
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Replication Data Issue

After configuring replication all the data from tables has replicated from publisher to subscriber. Now my requirement is whenever I insert new record in publisher only that record should replicate ...
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Index Seek on SQL Server

Sorry folks if this sounds obvious. But does index seek always work on index pages not data pages? If so, which I think it is, it can only be used on its own if the output list are the same as index ...
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Getting error: The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value [closed]

I am getting the error The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value. for the following query. After checking some questions here I was able to know ...
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Difference between clustered index and partitioning column

As I understand partitioning, the column that you partition on is how things are divided into partitions. But does the partitioning column have anything to do with order on the disk? (Aside from ...
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SQL Server Phantom Login

I have log shipped a database from one SQL Server 2008 R2 server to another in standby mode for reporting purposes. Permissions are granted via a Windows AD Group called DOMAIN\DB Access Group which ...
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Column Store Index over an clustered index (created when primary key is declared) - SQL Server

When a clustered index is created, the table itself becomes the index structure sorted by the index key. Imagine now that we have 5 columns in a table XPTO (a,b,c,d,e) and "a" is the primary key and ...
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Partially contained databases and Windows Logins - best practices?

In versions of SQL Server prior to 2012, in order for anyone to log in to a database using Windows credentials, you first had to create a server-level login, them map that login to a user for each ...
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Scripting the copy of SQL Server production database to test environment

We are introducing continuous integration on our project and we decided to automate the refresh of our test database instance with fresh production data. I'm currently looking for the best way to go ...
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Tracking down a stored procedure's parameters after execution

I have been asked to identify a permissions issue with a stored procedure. This stored procedure behaves in two possible ways depending on what values are used for its parameters. exec ...
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Query Plans Change Performance Worse in SQL Server 2014

We recently upgraded our server from SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2014. We have a query that ran fine in 2008R2 but now in 2014 runs incredibly much slower and has a bad execution plan. I've done ...
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Error using view to limit data access between databases in SQL Server [duplicate]

I am trying to limit user access to data through a view. I have a database full of replicated data that I do not want the users to be able to access, I also have a reporting database in which I will ...
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How to use “BACKUP DATABASE”, but the database is in a different server.? [closed]

We have 3 servers ( SQL SERVER 2008 ). Is there a way to backup a database, connected in a different server? Example: i'm on SQL1. I want to do something like this: BACKUP DATABASE ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Lockup for 10 minutes

Last Saturday night, our site went down for about 10 minutes. Analysis of the logs showed the following errors on the principal SQL Server (in a mirrored pair), during the outage and not outside the ...
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Disk Read IO Throttle not showing in perfmon Windows Server 2012 r2

I am working on Windows Server 2012r2,SQL Server 2014. I am trying to create a new data collector to review Disk IO in perfmon. When I get to the step to add the available counters there is no Disk ...
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SQL Server Data File/Log File poor performance

I've been asked to look at a database/application server that's "performing slow". No one could really tell me what was performing slow (except for the database backups) so this has been a discovery ...
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Querying XML with Unicode data

I'm trying to select attribute value from XML column using XPath with a parameter that can be a Unicode string. Could you please tell me how to make these two examples work? create table #test ( ...
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SQL Server tempdb rogue temporary tables

I've got some rogue temporary tables being generated which is starting to cause disk space issues. The database creating these tables is fairly large and I'm unsure what stored procedure/function etc ...
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How to determine that SQL Server is really lacking memory

We're running SQL Server Express for our project. I'm trying to prove that we have to move to Standard or Web version of it. Just because I suspect that because of Express edition limitation it can't ...
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SQL Server DOUBLE keyword

There is a reserved keyword DOUBLE in SQL Server, but I know that it's not a data type (other languages' double is float or real in SQL Server); does anyone know why this is a keyword? I've tried to ...
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Data type and Operator type Errors

i am following learn sql the hard way tutorial, in tutorial tutor suggest to use sqllite 3 but im using MSSQL 2008 and i have a problem, tutor ask from me to find something using AND or OR operators, ...