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Database design - load multiple excels daily

My first post ever :) Apologies if I am not so clear with my question - here I go... I have a design problem from database schema perspective. My use case is following: On a daily basis, system ...
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How not to keep the database offline when not accessed for a lengthy period of time?

May I know how I can manage the SQL Server database not to keep offline when not accessed for a lengthy period of time? I'm using SQL Server 2012. Almost everytime on the very first run of the query ...
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How to store a query result into a variable? SQL Server 2008

I have two tables and I want to store the result query of my stored procedure into a variable. UserTable: UserID int primary key identity CredentialsID int AccountType nvarchar(15) ModifiedDate date ...
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Adding cores to sql server license [closed]

We need to double the number of cores attached to out sql server license (4 cores to 8). Anyone done this? I have a quote for the extra cores but haven't seen any documentation on how to complete the ...
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Display multiple IP address values for one system in a single row

I cannot for the life of me get the systems with multiple IPs to display under one row. Below is the current SQL statement I have. systems with more than one IP show up as duplicated on the report. ...
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String that contains letters representing a negative number

I would like for every string that has a letter on the end make it a negative value. <field> = '00000000014545p';--Varchar(15) <field> = '00000000012645x';--Varchar(15) <field> = ...
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Normalization of library book table with multiple authors

I have a database structure with two tables: The first one is called Author, has two columns (AuthID, AuthName) and its Primary Key is (PK_AuthID). The second one is called Book and has three ...
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Fastest way to disable indices and drop constraints and rebuild SQL Server table

Below are some T-SQL commands that we're running on a table with a few billion records. Most of the database's size is taken up by 5 tables like this. What is the quickest way to perform these steps ...
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Fail to attach database : MSDTC Check status of transaction

I am attaching a database from a snapshot taken of the production database volumes. These databases will be anonymised and then restored to our DEV servers. Here is my attach statement: CREATE ...
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Identity seed increased when using IDENTITY_INSERT

Running this snippet on SQL Server 2008 produces different result than on SQL Server 2014. I need them to produce the same result. My scenario is that I am writing unit tests (using tsqlt) and this ...
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How to Randomly Select a Date?

I am using in a Bash Shell Script this code for retrieving a random date. Is there a way to do that also in Microsoft SQL Server? I can imagine that through a single SELECT query and probably by ...
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Why is Full Recovery model a requirement for AlwaysON? [closed]

We have all our production databases in simple recovery model, and are very happy about it because it fully satisfies our RPOs and RTOs. Now we want to implement AlwaysON DR solution for our ...
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export data from SQl to text file/MongoDB

I have some data in multiple tables (ACTTAB, APTTAB, ...) How do I export this data from SQL and insert into a text file? How can I import this data into MongoDB?
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Improve SQL Performance with LIKE '%ABC%' QUERY

I know that using a LIKE '%ABC%' query will not use indexes and there is little that can be changed to the query to improve this, however what can do to make execution quicker? At this stage we ...
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SQL Server pre-login handshake error

I am working on a system where sometimes request/sec increase up to 680. It's a .NET 4.0 web api. In normal situations when requests are fewer, everything is fine, but sometimes when the number goes ...
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Does NTILE work over floating point numbers?

I am trying to use NTILE on my data using a float data type in my PARTITION BY clause. Please excuse the contrived example, but I think the best way to illustrate my question and confusion is through ...
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Using a CTE in IF EXISTS Query

Is it possible to do something similar to the following in SQL Server 2012? IF EXISTS ( WITH DATA AS ( SELECT *, ROW_NUMBER() OVER(PARTITION BY column ORDER BY Column) AS rn ...
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high PAGEIOLATCH_SH waits on server [closed]

EDIT: I know this question is closed, but I hope it will help someone. The problem is on our disks ( cluster ). Using PerfMon, I could create some counters ( disk reads and writes ) and the reads ...
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SQL Server ; working around collation mismatches

Imagine the following scenario: I have two servers which are on two separate private networks. A linked server has been created, and there is a table in server A which has an updated version of the ...
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Backup of VM having SQL Server in it

I have SQL Server running on a virtual machine (VM). Weekly VM backup is done. My question is when we backup the VM, does it locks down the SQL Server or the databases residing in that SQL Server? I ...
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How to script a table? [duplicate]

When I right-click a table in Object Explorer and click "Script Table" I can get SSMS to script my table. Can I do that with T-SQL code? I'm after the "CREATE TABLE xx" code that SSMS generates, so ...
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What will be the best suited datatype to store a text file in database [closed]

I want to store a text file containing logs in a database(SQL Server). That file size can vary from 1 MB to 10 MB. what will best suited data type to store it in to the database. Will it be BLOB or ...
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Error when trying to access linked server from another machine

I have created a linked server from a Excel source and when I query or test the connection from the locally from the server everything is good but if I try the same from another machine with DBMS I ...
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SSDT Schema Compare doesn't work while a BULK INSERT is in progress

I'm working at a large ETL and DW project where we use TFS/source control together with both SSIS and SSDT. Today, I found out that while an SSIS package is performing a BULK INSERT into a database ...
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Using of OPTIMIZE FOR hints in a sql query

as I know, OPTIMIZE FOR hint helps to avoid parameter sniffing. For such a stored procedure: SELECT * FROM Tabele WHERE param=@param1 We have two parameter S1 with high selectivity and s2 with low ...
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Group by function not working correctly in SQL server CTE [closed]

This is SQL Server CTE, ;with grp (Sdate,TransactionType,tot) as (select cast(CallStartTime as DATE)Date, Transaction_type as [Transaction type], (count ([Transaction_type])) as [Total Count] ...
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SQL Server Stored procedures run very slowly after a while

We have an ASP.Net application with a report page that runs several stored procedures. We have a problem with a production system where the report runs so slowly that it times out when the user ...
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How to avoid delimiter character in BCP export?

In my project, I need to use SQL 2008 BCP tool to export the result of a stored procedure into a fixed column width file. I used different approaches, but still couldn't get expected result. Things I ...
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Changing SQL Server installation - Will it bring the server down?

I need to install SSIS on our server, one concern that I have is the database being brought down temporarily since it's mission critical that the server is always up. Does changing the SQL Server ...
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SQL Server to MySQL data transfer using Talend Open Studio - recent performance drop

I have a problem with data transfer speed from SQL Server to MySQL server using Talend Open Studio. Normally my job has been able to transfer about 5000 rows/sec-7000 rows/sec. But lately the job ...
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String or binary data would be truncated [closed]

I am sure this has been dealt with,but not able to find exact search on it.My problem goes like this my table structure: i am trying to enter below query insert into test1 select ...
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T-SQL insert value based on identity column

Is it possible to have a table with PK based on Identity columns? Lets say I have a table of customers, two fields are important for our case Id which is PK nvarchar(20) and SequenceId which is int ...
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What happens with statistics when reverting to a database snapshot

Lets say I have a database FOO for which I created a snapshot (named FOO_snap). Now I'll run thousands of queries on this DB. After that I will revert DB to FOO_snap. Will I lose all of the statistics ...
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SQL Server 2014 .bak file error - The media family on device 'D:\..' is incorrectly formed

Worst case scenario - the server crashed and the 2014 SQL Server .bak file had to be recovered from the failed disk. The .bak file I have is over 20gb in size but is unusable when trying to restore ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server from Management Studio (both 2012)

I installed SQL Server 2012 Express. It seems to be running fine. My SQL Server Configuration Manager looks like this: From what I understand it means that my instance is called MSSQLSERVER. ...
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The SQL Server Network Interface library could not deregister the Service Principal Name

After windows patching (windows 2008 R2 , SQL Server 2012 Sp2). I could not start SQL Server Service . I get error 1067 and this from the error log* The SQL Server Network Interface library could not ...
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How can I detect the availability of sp_addextendedproperty on sql server

How can I find out if sp_addextendedproperty is available before trying to use it in a sql script? I gather it's not available on Azure. (I'm working on this bug, if you're interested).
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Output in SQL Profiler has results with Database ID as NULL

I ran profiler to filter out certain applications connecting an environment but the results has application for Database_id "NULL".. Am I missing anything ? Also another question , does all the ...
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When there is a composite index and those columns are in query, does it use index seek? [closed]

I have a table staff having columns, name, year,month and date. I have a composite index on year,month and date. If I have a query like below, will it use index seek scan? select * from staff where ...
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Auditing database administrator actions with SQL Server 2014 Standard

We have a requirement to audit database administrator access to customer databases - at a minimum, knowing which customer database they were accessing (and ideally why). Without upgrading to SQL ...
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Performance impact in orders of magnitude with Dynamic SQL [closed]

This started as a problem debugging a SSRS performance problem where I found reports were timing out when they previously weren't. Finally I traced down the SQL the report server was submitting, and ...
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SQL Server 2005 Cluster Service pack 4 upgrade failure at remote user account

I built SQL Server 2005 ENT Cluster on Windows Server 2008 R2. I need to upgrade it to SQL Server 2005 SP4. However, I get this error at the Remote User Account screen Enter the remote user ...
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Launching SQL Agent Job from stored procedure not on [msdb] database, or, How Necessary is SET TRUSTWORTHY ON?

(With apologies in advance since I've been asked to pick up a project written by someone with more skills than me but who I can no longer ping for questions. If it sounds like I may be using ...
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SQL Agent AD account gets permission denied for ODBC connections in SSIS packages

We have an AD account specifically created for the agent service and when running SSIS packages that connect to databases we get permission denied even though we have granted that account access to ...
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Unable to install SQL named instance as it says RS feature exist, even after dropping it

We are trying to Un-install a named instance from one of our servers. But, don't know why it did not un-installed the reporting services even after proper selection was made during uni-install. ...
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removing sql logins from one server, after migrating to another server, but all the databases were not migra

Here are the details of the production environment: I have 2 serevrs, A1 and A2. I have completely transfered 100 logins from server A1 to A2. Server A1 contains 5 DATABASES. But I moved only 2 ...
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Retrieve multiple rows from table2 based on single row from table1 in SQL Server [duplicate]

I have two tables and I am using SQL Server. table1 structure is Campiagn_Id Campiagn_Name 1 test1 2 test2 3 test3 and table2 structure is Campign_Id EmalList ...
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How to backup full transaction logs for SQL Server 2008 R2

I have a 32GB database with over 7GB logs (DB name: XYZ). I'd like to copy the DB with all of the logs. I thought that I can simply run: ... ALTER DATABASE XYZ SET RECOVERY FULL; BACKUP DATABASE XYZ ...
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how to disable and enable SSIS package using commandline?

I have a scenario where SSIS packages are deployed at the customer's site and they have some data issues. Because of this we are developing new packages to fix the corrupted data. When my new ...
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High Page Faults/sec low Page Reads/sec

I currently have Page Faults/sec avergaing 1269 while my Page Reads/sec is averaging 0.3. I am just trying to interpret what this means. I assume I am getting lots of soft page faults in this case ...