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Help with indexing narrow table with many millions of rows

I have a good amount of experience with SQL Server, but not much with indexes and I fear I'm a little bit out of my depth in trying to figure out how to correctly structure a table that has 100+ ...
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Getting new and updated data with an archive column

I am trying to optimize an SSIS package that retrieves data from a very large transaction table that gets millions of new records daily. The data is being collected from several hundred field servers ...
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How to move data from SQL Server to MySQL database

Our MSSQL database has a table that has about 4 million rows of data. My original plan was to copy it over to a MySQL database and place it in a more optimized format. For some reason, the people ...
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Query shows SELECT 0

I'm looking through the queries being executed by a third party application. The application was flagged as being slow by some of our end-users. It seems to INSERT records into a HEAP, then DELETE ...
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EXCEPT operator vs NOT IN

The EXCEPT operator was introduced in SQL Server 2005 but what is the difference between NOT IN and EXCEPT ? Does it do the same? I would like a simple explanation with an example.
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Setup error :Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation [closed]

Below is the detailed error message. I can't proceed with installation for the last one week. I've given full rights to registry keys that are associated to SQL Server but nothing has worked out. For ...
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EXEC Multiple procedures in parallel?

SQL Server 2008. I have several stored procedures. I would like to execute them all in parallel, not serially. How can I do this?
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Changing SQL Server service account passwords enterprise-wide

In the event of a DBA leaving an organization, what options can the surviving team members pursue to change passwords for service accounts portfolio-wide? While using Configuration Manager appears to ...
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dbcc memorystatus - buffer pool target on VM higher than max memory

I'm doing some digging into potential memory/configuration problems on a sql server 2012 SP2. I stumbled upon something that seems a bit strange in the performance counters as well as the dbcc ...
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preventing FullTextSearch from using wildcards

I am using FTS in a sql2008 sql server and had a user complain about some searches breaking. after root cause analysis we found only searches like U.S.A. fail because FTS tries to run wildcard matches ...
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How to get the spatial index in CREATE TO script?

Is it possible to get the spatial index using the create to script using SQL Server 2012? When I write out a table using SCRIPT TABLE AS > CREATE TO in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2012, I ...
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Forget login from connection drop down menu [duplicate]

Recently I logged myself as a different user (testUser) but now that user seems to be persisted in the drop-down menu of connection dialogue box and I couldn't find a way of getting rid of it. Even ...
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resource wait SQLCLR - wait_type CLR_SEMAPHORE by SPID 0

UPDATE In the comments under Aaron's post is an extensive explanation why I want to find this out, please read it if you want to know. The system is running some ETL, reporting services and a ...
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SQL Server - Error 3202 during Restore

While attempting to restore a 4 TB MDF/data database with a 1.8 TB LDF/log file, I'm receiving the following error: Write on '???' failed: 1117 (The request could not be performed because of an I/O ...
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PAGEIOLATCH_SH and LCK_M_IX wait type

I'm seeking for a resolution into wait types I observe on one of my servers. I've been keeping wait statistics for a long time and can positively say that the top two are PAGEIOLATCH_SH and LCK_M_IX ...
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Move/Copy unique entries only from TableA to TableB, if it's not in the destination table

I'm required to move every unique entry from TableA to TableB, it the unique entry from TableA is not already in TableB. Both tables look the same, they don't have any keys, but the combination of to ...
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SQL Server De-duplication Trigger

I have a table that contains columns of Country, City, Location, Description. Due to the size of the description field it's not possible to bind the four fields into a composite key to prevent ...
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Restore back up strategy for history tables

I have historical/log tables which are: very large holds data that is not rarely queried only inserts are performed (constantly, very often) I want to either compressed them or move them to ...
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SQL Query to get the Sales Qty of the Item and the its Returned Quantity for past 6 Months

I want retrieve the Sales Qty and return qty of the Items in the following format for the past six months. From two different tables,I TxnInvoice Table :Invoice header TxnInvoiceLine Table :Invoice ...
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How to determine next value to use in composite key in SQL Server? [closed]

I am trying to figure out how to determine the next value to use when adding a new record to a table that uses a composite/compound primary key in a system with concurrent users. Suppose I have an ...
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How to pass output of one stored procedure to the input of another

I have a stored procedure which outputs @billingInvoiceIDOut. I want to use it as input in my next stored procedure. Can I just do in my second stored procedure INSERT INTO table ( billingID ) VALUE ...
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SSRS (2008 R2 to 2014) Migration Issues Running Reports

This is my first ever StackExchange question, so sorry if I something is off...I searched and found a rather helpful article that got me this far, but nothing I found addressed what I am currently ...
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How to maintain database ownership restoring across domains?

I am working with a vendor who is developing a SQL Server database outside of our domain. Occasionally, they need to deploy a new copy of that database into our domain by backing up their database, ...
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SQL Server Mirroring and automatic failover - why don't all DBs failover to the mirror?

On SQL Server 2008 R2, I'm mirroring 20 databases on my SharePoint SQL Server with a witness, high-safety. All mirrored DBs have the default mirroring_connection_timeout = 10. And, occasionally, a ...
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Scripting Local Policy Perform Volume Maintenance Tasks

I am working on an automated SQL 2012 install process on Windows 2012 R2 and have everything complete except for one task. My process launches secpol.msc but I am still required to drill in and ...
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Performance decline function vs command window

I have a function that I first wrote as a serious of commands. In the SQL command window when executed, those steps take about 8 seconds to return the data set. When those same commands are turned ...
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Massive joins Vs Updating temp table

I'm working on a query that essentially aggregates a slew of tables together. The first method I tried was to inner join all of the tables into one nice big query that pretty much looked like this: ...
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Domain-Admins can't connect to MSSQL Server

I have a MS Server 2012 R2 domain controller and a database server (W2K12R2/SQLServer2012). As allowed usergroup I have set the group "domain-admins" with sysadmin right. But somehow any ...
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how to define trigger scope variable [closed]

My trigger is meant to calcalute the grade of a student base on the column value for every insert.But if a column value for the column is modified it the corresponding Grade should change. Currently i ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group error after Windows Update in environment without a failover cluster

Our SQL Server service was down this morning which brought down some of our websites. When I went to check the Windows Event Viewer I saw the following errors: Script level upgrade for database ...
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How to save and then restore permissions after refreshing a database

A database in a STAGING environment is overwritten every N weeks with a PRODUCTION copy that is more recent. What is the proper way to save and then restore users, roles and explicitly granted ...
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Verify if user has read access to a table

I'm developing an ETL, whose extract step must read data from a table. There are times that my user's access to that table is revoked. So, to avoid the ETL failing, before reading the table I must ...
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SSIS - This error is thrown by Connections collection when the specific connection element is not found

I am writing a package to upload result of query to FTP as CSV file. Package is working fine on local machine, but after transferring .dtsConfig and .dtsx on another environment it throws following ...
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Job showing the running sign but not currently running

I have a script to get the currently running jobs: -- get the running jobs --marcelo miorelli -- 10-dec-2013 SELECT sj.name ,DATEDIFF(SECOND,aj.start_execution_date,GetDate()) AS Seconds FROM ...
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Delete duplicates with specific columns as identifier

I'm required to delete all duplicate entries of a table. The duplicates are identified by two non-key values num (int) and com (varbinary(512)).. My amateur-ish SQLfoo lead me to this non-functioning ...
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Checkpoints and Logging

I'm working on getting full grasp of logging architecture. Please correct me if I'm wrong here: I understand that a checkpoint occurs (also lazywriter) to write the dirty pages in the memory to the ...
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Backup table is larger than original table

I am cleaning up my database by deleting unwanted tables such as temp tables, backup tables. While doing clean up I see that I have a backup table and the original table. The size of the backup table ...
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Sqlserver: Get Meta-Info about TRN file

Is there any way to get the timespan of the data contained in a TRN-File? What I have: A backup of a transaction-log What I need: The timestamp of the first and the last entry inside the log ...
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What is my database name?

I'm trying to connect to a microsoft SQL database but I dont know its name. I suspect it will be something of the form servername\databasename It would be good if I could just use SELECT ...
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TSQL vs SSIS Lookup

I was trying to find some well performing Tsql equivalents for the SSIS Lookup component. Especially for Fact table loading. After few different query patterns the most obv performed the best: ...
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Import CSV file - dynamic path

I am trying to import a csv file dynamically. This works: BULK INSERT #CSV FROM 'C:\Users\MyName\Desktop\Players.csv' WITH ( FIELDTERMINATOR = ',', ROWTERMINATOR = '\n' ) I would like to ...
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How to recursively find gaps where 90 days passed, between rows

This is a kind of trivial task in my C# homeworld, but I don't yet make it in SQL and would prefer to solve it set-based (without cursors). A resultset should come from a query like this. SELECT ...
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MySQL rapid Data Replication from multiple Databases

I am a Freelance Web Developer but not a Database Administrator at all except basic Database Operations like DML etc. Today I got a client asking me to develop a Web based application but there is a ...
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Granting permission on a particular job to execute on SQL Server 2005

An user is requesting permission on a particular job. How can I give him access on job activity monitor which shows only that requested job?
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SQL Server 2012 Performance - Reads per second

I am sure this has been asked multiple times - but I could not find a good answer anywhere. Hence this question. I have a azure cloud service that reads data from a SQL Server 2012 Database. The ...
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Can I trigger events based on timestamp data or should I use polling?

I'm asking this question for SQL Server 2008+ but this could really be for any DBMS. Imagine you have scheduled data, something like: ID Data Timestamp 0 NULL 2014-11-22 1 ... ...
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self referencing tables with SQL and entity framework

I have many tables in a database and the tables are nearly identical. There are limitations currently on what objects reference other objects. For example I have company,contact and project. Contact ...
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Query execute slowly when changed compatibility Level of my database [duplicate]

I use SQL Server 2014 and have a database with compatibility level 110 (SQL Server 2012). also I have a stored procedure on it that execute about 10 second. When I change compatibility level of my ...
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How can I check for stored procedure consistency across multiples servers

I've got a stored procedure on 10 distinct servers, how can I check across all servers for stored procedure consistency? I'm currently pulling the definition for each server manually, and comparing ...
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Migration error: “Invalid date literal detected” when reading decimal

I'm attempting a migration from MSSQL to MySQL and keep coming across a "Invalid date literal detected" error when reading certain decimal columns. I'm running the following (all up-to-date as of ...