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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Numbering multiple dates per delivery

I am interested in producing the following view where different delivery dates are numbered. SalesID Delivery Date DateNo SO00000014 2014-02-21 1 SO00000015 2014-02-13 1 SO00000016 ...
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Synchronization using triggers

I have a requirement similar to previous discussions at: Writing a simple bank schema: How should I keep my balances in sync with their transaction history? Trigger in combination with transaction ...
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Major Discrepancy Between SQLIO IOPS/Throughput Stats and DBCC CHECKDB Operations

I'm conducting time trials on a new SSD array running both SQLIO tests and a real-world workload of DB restores and DBCC CHECKDB calls. I'm seeing a major discrepancy between the IOPS and throughput ...
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Get into SQL Server 2008 with no management studio and no sqlcmd

I got office program. This program stores his data in SQL Server 2008 Express, but there is no management studio and no sqlcmd. How can i get into pure SQL tables, to use them in my plugin.
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How do I deal with query getting slower when a select parameter is not specified inline?

I faced this problem twice with SQL Azure and two different queries so far. Something like this: select top(100) * from SomeView WHERE AccountId='actual-guid-typed-in-here' runs super fast but ...
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How to get back sql table data? [duplicate]

IDE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Mistakenly I have cleaned a table data using delete from table tblBookData and now it has cleaned that table, please tell me is there any way to get ...
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Track changes in database structure

There has been a change in our DB and one of the SPs has been deleted. We have no idea who did it or when. Is there any way to find it out? Or enabling an option to be able to track this in future?
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How do I transfer logins from 2008R2 to 2014 with passwords?

I've tried Tasks>Generate Scripts... and set 'Script Logins' in the Advanced Scripting Options, but I get this in the output: /* For security reasons the login is created disabled and with a random ...
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Possibly tempdb out of space or a system table is inconsistent

While running DBCC CHECKDB I got this error Msg 8921, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Check terminated. A failure was detected while collecting facts. Possibly tempdb out of space or a system ...
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Dynamically REVOKE CONNECT FROM guest in SQL Server 2005

I wrote this simplistic script (I'm not very familiar with TSQL and dynamic SQL) to revoke all connections from guest accounts: DECLARE @database_id int, @database_name nvarchar(100); DECLARE ...
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In SQL Server, should I force a LOOP JOIN in the following case?

Typically, I recommend against using join hints for all the standard reasons. Recently, however, I have found a pattern where I almost always find a forced loop join to perform better. In fact, I am ...
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Phantom Transactions using Version Store in tempDB

We are seeing version store space increasing on one of our servers, and there are ~20 sessions that are showing as actively accessing version store rows for over 24 hours. The problem is, when I try ...
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OUTER APPLY vs LEFT JOIN

I'm working on the query bellow. Its structure is based on someone else's similar query... SELECT tptype.Code AS ThirdpartyTypeCode, ptf.Ticker AS TextId, finIn.InternalCode AS ...
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PostgreSQL 9.3 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 v.s. MS SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 Ultima

I have searched many articles in Google about the performance of PostgreSQL vs MS SQL 2008 R2 and found that many of those articles say the performance of PostgreSQL is better than that of MSSQL 2008 ...
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Looking for ideas on maintaining data warehouse in close to real-time - ETL tools, etc

I have done a fair number of traditional data warehouse implementations where the loads were done in a batch-oriented manner, i.e. the data is refreshed nightly or, at most, every few hours. I now ...
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What data will be lost with DBCC CHECKDB (REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS)?

I have a corrupt database. The last known good backup was over 2 weeks ago. I've run a CHECKDB and have the page numbers where SQL Server located the corruption. I've looked at the data on the ...
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What is the best way to get all data for a date range, plus the last event just before the range?

For this question assume the following: There is a table of events [Event] There is a table of employees [Employee] There is a table that relates the two [EventEmployee] (EventID + EmployeeID) Each ...
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Avoiding entitized characters when using FOR XML PATH for string concatenation

I have this query: SELECT DISTINCT f1.CourseEventKey, STUFF ( ( SELECT '; ' + Title FROM ( SELECT DISTINCT ...
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Failover Mirror

My name is Jackson and I'm from Brazil, sorry about my English. My question is about the failover process in SQL Server Mirror. Question: If just the database, not a instance or a server, goes ...
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Error checking with sp_send_dbmail

This question is kind of multifaceted. First, what I'm trying to actually accomplish: I am in an environment where there is not really heavy data validation on inputs. So there is lots of opportunity ...
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Profiling parameters

I was trying to fine the parameters of a query I suspect to be causing unnecessary logical read and eventually captured it in profiler, however parameters @p3 and @p4 are not listed. Is anyone able ...
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New SQL Server 2008 instance, load old instance DB's

BACK STORY: I'm a developer with a local instance of SQL Server 2008 on my workstation. I just recently upgraded my motherboard and found out (much to my dismay) the old motherboard's RAID drivers ...
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A rollback on a production server that's been running too long

I have a problem with a production server that is causing considerable locking and performance degradation. It all started the night of Tuesday into Wednesday with a procedure that inserts data into ...
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Using #temp to work around Reporting Services blocking issue

Having utterly failed to resolve why a perfectly acceptable but admitidly large stored procedure was suffering the blocking process lck_m_s when called via a report in SQL Reporting Services I have ...
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SQL Server Permission [duplicate]

I installed SQL Server, I deleted my windows user account, now I'm trying to access SQL Server using administrator account but it could not connect. It throws error like this The database TEST is ...
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Intermittent RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE_QUERY_COMPILE Wait Stats

I'm trying to troubleshoot some intermittent CPU spikes that we're witnessing on one of our production SQL Servers. We're running SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with 28 GB RAM and 4 CPU cores. ...
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Creating Clustered Index uses all my tempdb space. Why?

Table size = 44GB (no clustered index) Row Count = 122016576 Disk space allocated to tempdb = 200MB I wanted to create a clustered index for the table due to slow query times so I ran the ...
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Restoring differential backup creates DEFUNCT log file?

Here is my problem. I'm trying to move a database to a new server via a full restore, then cutover with a quick differential backup/restore. I can do a full restore without a problem, but when ...
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Oprhaned entries in msdb..sysjobactivity

In this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18445825/how-to-know-status-of-currently-running-jobs This answer was proposed: SELECT sj.name , sja.* FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobactivity AS sja ...
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How Automatic Failover Works (AlwaysOn)

I'm going to use AlwaysOn technology on my servers, but it's some unclear points in the documentation: Automatic failover looks like Primary replica (A) unaccessable Secondary replica (B) becomes ...
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Index is not used with same Query on two Servers [closed]

I have two notebooks with same specs (same model, only ram is 24GB/32GB, same ssd) and exact same database and same sql server version. SQLIO is 3300 and 3600. Now I run a query on one notebook and ...
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Why can't I access IIS Manager on my server with Reporting Services installed?

I have a Windows Server 2008 Server running SQL Server 2012 (including SSRS). I've noticed that the site is intermittently slow on first run, and found this blog post about the cause and how to fix ...
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Optimistic Paging and separate query for COUNT?

I am using SQL SERVER 2012 FETCH/OFFSET after searching a lot that this will give me the best performance. But for paging to work, I need a Total count. There are 2 ways to achieve this. 1) Paging ...
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Order of maintenance plan tasks

Please could you tell me the correct order of maintenance plan operations in SQL Server? Check integrity Update statistics Rebuild indexes Is correct this order?
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Casting fails on subquery result [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a pickle, I have to perform a query on a database with rather poor data quality. I am trying to evaluate a field which contains a date, but which was defined as a nvarchar. I thought I ...
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SQL Server 2005 database log size increasing drastically? [duplicate]

My friend works in a company (pretty small in size) that is running SagePro ERP which has a SQL server 2005 database. Now the problem is, the database size (over the period of 7 years) has increased ...
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SQL Server query disk write/sec limit

I am facing an issue which it looks like the server is hitting disk write limit. But after some test, I realize it wasn't. I was running the following query: DECLARE @MyCounter int; SET @MyCounter = ...
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Table with multiple lookups

I bet this may be a duplicate and I'm not forming the question correctly, so feel free to point me in the right direction. Background We have a SQL Server with some legacy data. They're all ...
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Use of NOLOCK with CDC capture tables

In using SQL Server's Change Data Capture, I notice that the fn_cdc_get_all_changes_... table valued functions all use NOLOCK when querying against the capture tables. Is this a recommended practice ...
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Database cannot be upgraded because it is read-only or has read-only files. Make the database or files writeable, and rerun recovery

I have received a database file and the instructions for loading it is to install SQL Server 2005 and then attach it using SQL Server Management Studio. After installing everything, I tried to attach ...
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Programatically copying data from table from offline database to online database [closed]

I have a local database and an online database. When i make an entry into my local database, it should also automatically make an entry in the online database. Can anybody tell me how I can do that?
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Loop through all databases and remove all users

We are doing a conversion from one system to another which is requiring backup/restores. I am trying to create a process that will remove all users after the restore on the new servers as no user ...
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Clustered composite key high fragmentation and fill factor

I've recently made a table to hold the language preferences of my users as follow: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[systemUserLangPreference]( [systemUserID] [int] NOT NULL, [langID] [int] NOT NULL, ...
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Translating a query from MS Access to SQL Server

I have a legacy query from years ago that was written for an MS Access backend: DELETE category.* FROM category LEFT JOIN product_category ON category.id = product_category.categoryid ...
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sql server 2000: no longer able to expand jobs in sql server agent

In SSMS on a Windows 7 machine, while connecting to a server running SQL Server 2000, I am no longer able to click on the Jobs to see the Object Explorer Details. Previously, this was not an issue, ...
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Get first login-Hit on huge table

I have table like this in my database : ID (pk,int,not null) UserID (int,null) HitDate (datetime,null) Every time a user has any transacation in my application one hit inserted in this table. ...
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data warehouse design help

I'm struggling with the design phase for a data warehouse. It's not the traditional sales example you find on MSDN or all books etc. I've been tasked with creating an education data warehouse, that ...
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Location of #th iteration of a character or a word in a sql text field

How can I get the location for the #th iteration of a character or a word in a sql server text field?
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Listing indexes and constraints

I am looking at a SQL Server database for an application I have inherited. I have not looked into SQL Server for approximately 10 years, so please bear with me. The database table I am looking at has ...
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Slow performance of remote restore

Over the weekend, I was participating in a DR test. On the database side, that meant restoring backups from the production system to the DR system. What struck me as odd about the performance of the ...