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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Consecutive Rows to fetch from SQL server table

We have following table structure +---------+------------+-------+---------+------------+---------+-----------+----------+--------+ | EmpCode | InDate | Shift | ArrTime | OutDate | DepTime | ...
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Connect to SQL Server from internet [duplicate]

I want to connect to my SQL Server that placed at my office from my home through the internet. I'm newbie, I tried various things from Google like opening port 1433, add inbound rule 1433 & 1434 ...
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Unable to access sql database with login and password [closed]

I'm writing Windows Service in C# and inside of it I'm unable to connect to the database. This is the question I've asked recently: SqlException: Cannot open database "path\db.mdf" requested by the ...
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Prevent SysAdmin from doing a Database Restore

I am a sysadmin on my SQL Server 2008, and I need to be, but I would like to setup my security on the Production server to prevent me from accidentally restoring to the production database. I ...
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Have a lot of customers -> which design in SQL Server 2008R2 should be chosen [closed]

I have a task and I don't know how solve it :) So, we have a lot of customers who should use SQL Server for their applications. Design is standard and simply: Customer -> Remote Desktop -> ...
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Update one instance of Sql Server 2008 R2 Standard to SP2?

We have one server with multiple Sq Server 2008 R2 instances installed. To support an application we need to upgrade to one instance to SP2. Can we only apply the service pack to the specific ...
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Select values from 2 tables with same properties

I am using SQL server 2012, running on windows data-center 2012, under windows azure cloud platform virtual machine. I have the following situation : I have a base settings table lets say as ...
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SQL Server Full-Text Search: combining proximity term and thesaurus

Scenario I am developing a full-text search over a products table. The full-text indexed field of th table contains a brief description of the product, the name of the category and the product code. ...
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How to restore SQL Server database to a specific day? [closed]

Suppose I have an SQL Server 2008 which is installed on windows 2008. There is a db MyDb under the instance. MyDb is have full backup every night. Because of storage space on hard driver, only 7 days ...
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SQL Server's BACKUP DATABASE - how to access the original exception?

DECLARE @DbName SYSNAME; SET @DbName = 'MyDatabase'; BACKUP DATABASE @DbName TO DISK = 'C:\MyDatabase.bak' WITH INIT, NAME = 'MyDatabase-FullBackup', STATS = 5; This, sure enough, ...
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SQL Server performance for tables having large number of columns [closed]

I have a requirement where I need to create a table with about 600 columns. Out of 600 columns about 200 columns will be XML columns. Other column will be of other datatypes such as int, varchar, ...
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Autogrowth - Percentage Use?

Is it best not to use Percentage file growth for autogrowth settings? The below recommends using percent value growth for databases under 500GB but is this recommended? ...
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Using OLE DB Source SQL command vs desinging the query using the object tools

In SSIS, we can use the OLE DB Source SQL command to run a T-SQL script on the database and then use the output as the source. For example the a complex query can be wrapped in the OLD DB source SQL ...
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How to run stored procedure in another database on the same server using a different login?

I have 2 databases (A and B) on the same server. Database A has user ua defined, and database B has user ub defined. I have a stored procedure in A, running as ua, that needs to run a stored ...
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I Need to Shrink My Database - I just freed a lot of space

This question is asked in various forms here but the question boils down to: I know shrinking a database is risky. In this case, I've removed so much data and I'll never use it again. How can I ...
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Can maintenance plans be used in SQL Server multiserver (Master-Target servers) administration?

Since I failed to configure SQL Server 2012 Multiserver (Master and Target Servers) administration, I am eager to understand whether it (setting Master and Target servers) would permit to send from ...
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How to debug problems with SQL Server multiserver (Master and Target server) administration?

I've tried to set Mater and Target Servers on various cobinations of SQL Servers 2012 R2 on Window Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 machines but always getting one or 2 of the following errors during ...
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Should triggers be used as an extra precaution to enforce business rules? [closed]

I'm new to SQL Server, and I was wondering: how often do DBA's use triggers to enforce business logic? As long as your security is tight and no user has db_datawriter (or some other all-writing ...
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How to do pivot for a particular result?

In one of my tables I have a list of users. In another table I have ProcessName, Count, RealName(UserName). Now I need the output in the form of: ProcessName OverallCount ...
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How can I detect which indexes are being rebuilt offline and how long?

The rebuild of indexes takes appr. the same 55 min. with both "Do not rebuild indexes and "Rebuild indexes offline" "For index types that do not support index rebuilds" with "Keep index online while ...
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Why are timestamps not always increasing with concurrent inserts?

I'm seeing some unexpected behavior with timestamp (rowversion) columns . I created a test table: create table Test ( Test_Key int identity(1,1) primary key clustered, Test_Value int, ...
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Clustering vs. transactional replication vs. availability groups

Assuming you need to make sure your application that relies on SQL Server 2012 as its database backend is available around the clock, even if one server machine fails. As a developer and not a DBA, I ...
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Error 18456 error severity 14 state 5 SQL Server 2012 SCCM2012 SP1

We had a primary site for SCCM 2012 SP1 running fine. I then installed CAS for SCCM on another server. The prerequisites required me to change the collation on the existing server. I did this and ran ...
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Release unused space from SQL Server database [duplicate]

We have deleted a large part of the data from a two-digit terabyte sized database, and would now like to release some of the space back to the operating system. The database is currently about 80 % ...
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Why is the “The package can not be saved to the file system since its protection level is server storage” error?

When I execute dtutil /sourceserver localhost /SQL "\Maintenance Plans\MaintenancePlan_daily" /copy file;.\MaintenancePlan_daily.dtsx from the answer to my question "Any way to ...
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Dropping large clustered primary key fills up tempdb

Due to one of our tables growing outside of the range of an INT, something that wasn't predicted when the DB was produced, we're need to change the PK field to a BIGINT instead. We are however ...
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How Should TCP/IP be configured to allow an external application access to SQL via the same port #?

My SQL Server instance is hosted on an internal network server (10.x.x.x address). It's a named instance currently using dynamic ports. An external application at a third-party hosting location ...
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Access Denied error in CREATE DATABASE … FOR ATTACH

I'm attempting to attach a copy of msdb to my workstation SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition on Windows 8.1 in an attempt to mimic the problem detailed in this question where the OP is attempting to ...
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Does restoring database clear buffer cache and stored proc cache

on our development server, we refresh database (restore from production backup) every week. my question is does restore db clear its buffer cache/stored procedure cache from sql memory? Does it have ...
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How to hide rows in SSRS report?

I'm trying to figure out, how I can hide those rows in my report where Total Allocation and Total Cost IN BOTH COLUMNS TOGETHER are 0 in SSRS 2008. For example: Total Allocation Total Actual ...
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Shrink Database Did Not Reclaim Much Space

I have a SQL Server (2005 Developer Edition) database that has grown too large for it's drive. Yesterday evening I dropped a large table that was no longer needed and last night I set up a ...
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SQL Query with multiple conditions on date

I want to write a query with condition on dates for below table and sometimes it requires great thinking. StartDtm StopDtm 2013-11-03 00:00:00.000 NULL ...
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Errors trying to install SQL Server 2012 on Windows 7 [closed]

I am getting the above error message when i try to run the setup file. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Setup The operating system on this computer does not meet the minimum ...
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Are files and file groups included when doing a full backup?

I have a database with 4 files and 2 file groups. According to the size of the files, it's 1TB. However, the backup (non-compressed) is only 350GB. Is this typical? Or, do I need to specifically ...
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What is blocking 'SELECT… WITH(NOLOCK)'?

While following BrentOzar's "How Much is Offline During an Index Rebuild?" I was curious to run: SELECT Quantity FROM [Production].[TransactionHistory] WITH(NOLOCK) while executing a rebuild ...
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SQL Server, how to execute a job against all databases on server?

I'm trying to find the best way to execute a query against all databases on the server using SQLServerAgent or maintenance plan. I have a stored procedure that i'd like to run on these databases, but ...
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Allocating Filegroups and Storage

I have upto 10 databases running on a single SQL Server instance on a single server. I have read about best practice for storage and concluded the following... 1) Transaction Log on own RAID array ...
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In the SQL Server RESTORE statement, in what time zone is the STOPAT argument?

SQL Server can perform point-in-time restores using the STOPAT argument. In what time zone is that date and time value? Is it UTC? Is it local for the server the backup was taken? Is it local for ...
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What does enabling containment on server incur?

Having read in a book of Patrick LeBlank "Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Step by Step": "Benefits and limitations of contained databases As with most features, there are benefits and ...
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VS2012 setup spoils SQL Server 2012 Data Tools for everybody or just me?

On Windows 7 Prof I have installed SQL Server 2012 R2 with, as I am pretty well remember, client tools. Then, I tried to install Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate but failed. Then I've installed VS2012 ...
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Implementing foreign keys on generalized data model

Suppose the ASCII tree below is a UML generalized concept model. To represent these entities/classes in UML, lets assume [mammal] a super class, and the level 1 classes, [wild] and [domestic] are sub ...
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How is parallelism threshold (seconds) used if query CPU cost is actually unitless

How does the optimizer decide whether or not to use parallelism when the parallelism threshold is specified in seconds (on specific hardware, see below) but the estimated CPU costs are supposedly ...
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SQL Server Replication - setting up scheduler issue

We have tasked to set up a scheduler to synchronize data between a publisher and subscriber on daily basis. The subscription was set using windows sync manager and it runs just fine when run manually. ...
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Trigger After Insert is preventing insertion

I have two tables that must have similar information, and one of them can be considered the base table for to other, so in order to have the info in the two tables, I create this trigger: ALTER ...
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Minimizing possible trigger impact

I'm trying to make sure a trigger doesn't cause trouble. (Quixotic, I know!) Is there more I can do to the trigger below to make it bullet-proof? Details: We have a huge table we don't control ...
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Table not dropped correctly in SQL Server Express 2008

I've dropped a table but it is still listed in sys.tables. What's more confusing is that I can create the table again as one user, but if I log in as another user with the same permissions, I can't (I ...
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SQL Server RAID Storage [closed]

I have been reading about recommended SQL Server storage and RAID 5 or RAID 10 controllers have been recommended. On my existing Database server I can see 4 Storage controllers under Device Manager. ...
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Having Issues Exporting to online SQL Server database [closed]

I successfully initiated the export wizard of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Studio and it was exporting fine from the database on my PC to online server database. But suddenly my internet network went ...
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SQL Server 2012. Update second table based on input from first table

I have two tables in two databases: Table01 in Database01 and Table02 in Database02. Both tables have a column called UserID. The UserID column is created when the user creates a new account on the ...
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What are the primary architectural differences between the backup formats of some of the more common RDBMS' and what advantage do they serve?

Of the systems with which I am familiar, I have noticed that SQL Server's native database backup format is binary and proprietary. PostgreSQL and MySQL allow for a simpler approach, dumping the ...