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Join to a Culture Table vs Select Culture ID

I have a query that is executed several hundred thousand times a day. Due to legacy support, the incoming variables on this SP cannot change. Currently it looks like this: Select id, name, ...
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Why adding SQL Server user to “Perform volume maintenance tasks” improves the speed of database resizing so much?

If I want to create 5GB database with CREATE DATABASE [test] CONTAINMENT = NONE ON PRIMARY ( NAME = N'test', FILENAME = N'E:\2012\test.mdf' , SIZE = 5529600KB , FILEGROWTH = 1024KB ) LOG ON ( ...
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Optimizing queries for 25+ million rows

I am using MS SQL, and I have to run several queries on the same table on different criteria. At first I ran each query on the original table although they all share some filtering (i.e Date, status). ...
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SSIS Merge Join Error [closed]

I have a simple data flow. I'm trying to join two sets of data from two different databases. The TXT database is collation SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. The other dataset (Cost) is coming from ...
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Should I use Database Mirroring?

So I have the following scenario on my hands: I have a product database that runs for a specific app, all inserts into the database come in through three separate connections. Recently I have ...
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Agent service account shows as not clustered

One of the SQL Server 2008 R2 instances I administer is running on a two node Windows Cluster (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise) When I run the DMV sys.dm_server_services, SQL Server Service Account ...
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Cannot identify syntax errors [closed]

Newbie here. I'm trying to execute this line in sql server: CREATE TABLE dummy_driver but I'm receiving the error message Incorrect syntax near 'dummy_driver'. I can't seem to locate the error. ...
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Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication Load Balancing in MS SQL Server

I'm looking at Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication and it looks like a perfect fit for my requirements, but there's one unclear part - load balancing (see picture below). How it is implemented in ...
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Return list of columns in user-provided subquery

I am trying to fill a ComboBox of all columns from results of a query. That query is submitted by the user on the form, so the program needs to run the query then have a procedure run that extracts ...
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How to architect Service Broker with three or more systems?

I'm trying to implement a Service Broker architecture for a business process involving three systems and I want to do it in the spirit of using SB as designed. System 'A' is an accounting system. ...
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Restoring SQL Server database on another box

I have a SQL Server database that is running these scripts to create backups. It's running full backups once a week, daily differentials, and hourly logs. These are being FTPd to another box where I ...
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Why is sql server waiting for acknowledgment?

I have an application that often request a big set of rows [about 20K] from a sql view, in the mean time other applications can't update the table from where the data comes from, the update query's ...
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ComputerNamePhysicalNetBIOS and “Current Host Server” shows different machines

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance on a two node (say names X and Y) windows server cluster (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise). Server Manager on both nodes shows 'X' as the 'Current Host ...
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Simple avg query on large table much slower in PostgreSQL than SQL Server

I have a database with three tables items, parameters and measurements in both servers and want to query the measuerment table. But the query is much slower in PostgeSQL (9.4) vs SQL Server (2012). ...
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Finding AD group permissions source

We have an AD group as a Login in several servers, usually as sysadmin, but I've found one server that this login has no access to any DB and has a server public role only. I've talked to a member of ...
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SQL Server credentials - Maximum Password size

What's the maximum password size I can get on SQL Server 2012/2014? I was unable to find this information online. I mean SQL Server credentials itself, not passwords inside tables. Thanks a lot
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Reporting on a normalized Key-Value pivot

ERD & SQL Fiddle provided. We're trying to design a reporting tool for our stakeholders around a normalized Key-Value Pair model. We've tried to find a solution using Pivot Tables but can't seem ...
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Receiving Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 16 when trying to deploy SSRS Report

Our SSRS reports have stopped working. I tried re-deploying it but got a message stating that Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 16 an internal error occurred on the report server If checked ...
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Will dropping text column on SQL Server 2014 lock the table?

I have been tasked to drop a text column from a production SQL Server 2014 table. The table contains 61,683,821 records. Question: will dropping the column lock the table (or cause similar ...
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Create database unique Surrogate Keys without using GUID’s

What is the best way to get database unique surrogate keys in Microsoft SQL Server when using something like “auto increment” as opposed to GUID's. The purpose is to increase performance over using ...
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Error while executing SSIS package which contains Script component through SQL Server Agent Job

I have written one SSIS 2012 package which is fetching records from CSV and put it into staging DB and from staging DB , using SSIS script component task, I am inserting data into Dynamics CRM. So far ...
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Inserting values into a column when Table1 column A value matches Table 2 Column B Value

I have two tables ImportData and PurchaseInfo. I am trying to import [Supplier Contact Name] from ImportData to PurchaseInfo, when *[SupplierName] in ImportData = *[SupplierName] in PurchaseInfo This ...
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Check if query will cause duplicate row

I have a database with a primary key on the first column (words) I want to trim the trailing and leading ends of my data, but I get an error that this causes duplicate data EX: ' David ' will become ...
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I want to move my SQL server from one domain to another

I currently have two domains in my datacenter. Some time ago, it started to cause some inconveniences that I've decided to move my SQL server from one domain to another (where i have most of my ...
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Conditional Select

My table has 4 columns (name, A, B, C). I need to build a query that has the following logic: Select name, a as value1, b or c as value2 from table Logic: A <> '' If B <> '' ...
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How to raise Procedure Cache Hit Ratio?

I have a SQL Server 2012 instance with 96 GB of RAM that has the Buffer Cache Hit Ratio consistently at 100% and the PLE consistently over 500,000, so memory is obviously not a problem. However, my ...
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How to give access to a user to a view, but not to the table the view is using?

I have a user (called myUser) which has db_datareader role on myCustomDatabase. myCustomDatabase and MSDB are owned by sa user. I've enable chaining (it's already enabled on MSDB): ALTER DATABASE ...
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T-SQL bulk insert fails on specific word “DENY” in string-data [closed]

I have CSV files structured as string ; string ; string First string is quoted with "". The other 2 strings are not. I'm bulk inserting them into a table using nchar(x) for each of the 3 columns with ...
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Can I import a specific vssettings file when launching SSMS?

In the interest of disambiguating between when I am connecting to non-production and production, I utilize vssettings for a specific theme in Management Studio (fire-and-brimstone style when in prod, ...
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Using loops inside Openrowset

I'm trying to execute a query across around 200 servers using openrowset function. This function needs to execute in a loop - the query is sucessfull in SQL Server 2012 environments, but failing in ...
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SSMS 2014 working with SQL Server 2005 instances

Is there any major complication that one could run into while using the latest (developer) version of SSMS with older SQL Server 2005 instances? Any way one could affect the data by using this ...
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can i secure sql server agent job with password

I want to secure SQL Server Agent jobs with password or any other method is it possible?
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Distinct Random select

Hi can anyone help with this little MS SQL Puzzle. I basically need to get a 1 random answer from each of the submitters. id, submitter, answer 1, James, Blue 2, James, Red ...
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Null in Varchar datatype

I am using a SQL Server database. If NULL value is inserted to a VARCHAR datatype column, what will be the memory size used for the column?
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How can we select data from another table during an insert?

I'm trying to insert data into a table using a few columns that are hard-coded or are static values and then the rest of the datat selected from another table. I've tried the following query: insert ...
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How to get many rows into one [duplicate]

I have a table like this --------------------------------------- S.no No of hours Dayorder --------------------------------------- 1 5 1 2 6 ...
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Plans created several times under Force Parameterization

People use forced parameterization to save plan compilation cost. However, I found things different here. The query I will run is as following, and under AdventureWorks2012 database: DECLARE @Var ...
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Is it a better idea (performance is key) to store in a normalized table and retrieve by JOIN or in a single nvarchar column and retrieve using LIKE?

NOTE: The application is not really about websites or keywords, I am using that here only to provide reference points for discussion. I have a data set that is really just a string of words. Think of ...
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How can I skip rows that I've already imported?

I've previously used the SQL Server 2008 R2 "import data" wizard to import an Excel file into my database. Now I'm trying to import more Excel sheets that may contain the same data that was ...
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SQL Cluster, AlwaysOn AG, or Something Else? [closed]

I really needs some help with Setting up SQL servers. We are re-configuring our network and have no clue how to resolve our SQL issue. My Network Admin. wants an "Active/Active" with shared storage ...
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Trying to attach a .mdf with missing .ldf [closed]

I am trying to attach a .mdf database file to a SQL Servre 2005 however we do NOT have the .ldf and have been unsuccessful in all our attempts to date. I should also mention there is no back-up to ...
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SSRS: Line Chart, Grouping by Day

I have a fairly specific set of data I am trying to display. I have a dataset of helpdesk ticket data. I would like to display a line chart that shows tickets opened and tickets closed by day, over ...
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Store extended properties and apply to another copy of the database

I'm using SQL Doc to document a development copy of a database. SQL Doc uses extended properties to store user entered values. At some point, I would like to copy those extended properties to the ...
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Merge-Replication: New column doesn't get replicated down by update command

I do this frequently but all clients have this fault: I added a new column to a table using a SQL statement, which causes the column to be created and added to every publication that uses this table. ...
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Truncating table without using Alter Table permission

So my DBA don't want developers to give Alter table permission. Now one of the procedure that we created requires to Truncate tables (since apparently delete only removes records, but truncate frees ...
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Two rows having null values merge into one row without null values

I have fetched the record from table like this: Name Opp Bid Pro ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Admin ...
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Reverse engineer SQL Server diagram?

I've been trying to find an option similar to MySQL Workbench 'Reverse engineer' for MSSQL Server 2012. I want to generate the SQL script from a diagram I've created. Is such option available for SQL ...
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How do I change the default “File Name” value in SQL Server's Generate Scripts wizard?

I'm on SQL Server 2012. The "Generate and Publish Scripts" wizard seems to remember the first path I gave it in the Set Scripting Options → Save to File → File Name box, but will under no ...
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How to determine the data type of all fields in a result set in SSDT?

I'm writing a table valued function in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). Table valued functions require you to explicitly state the data type of the returned table. In my particular case, I've written a ...
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Transaction with multiple SQLCMD calls in a batch file

Is there a good way to do something like the following? SQLCMD -S %SERVER% -E -Q "BEGIN TRANSACTION" FOR %%f in (script1 script2 script3) do ( SET CURRENT_SCRIPT=%%f SQLCMD -S Localhost -E -b ...