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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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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Error message when importing data into SQL (Import & Export Data Wizard)

I am trying to use the Import & Export Data Wizard to import the contents of a CSV file into a table in MSSQL. I have no issues if I import all columns as strings however, I need one column to be ...
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Performance impact in orders of magnitude with Dynamic SQL

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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What are valid usage scenarios for HEAP tables?

I am currently doing some data imports into a legacy system and discovered that this system does not use a single clustered index. A quick Google search introduced me to the concept of HEAP tables and ...
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SQL 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 account ...
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Getting all databases which a sql logon can connect

I need to know all databases in a SQL Server on which a user can connect. With sys.databases I get all databases and with sys.server_principals or sys.syslogins I get all server logons. But I can't ...
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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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How to tell what user has synced

I have set up merge replication web sync to sync a publication from a SQL Server 2012 database. I am trying to make some parameterised filters using SUSER_SNAME() or HOST_NAME(). When I do a sync is ...
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Table-valued Function XML Reader

What makes the Table-valued Function XML Reader so slow? We are using SQL Server 2012 Standard to shred XML columns into tables and find it to be unacceptably slow for our business environment. The ...
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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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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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How to backup full transaction logs for SQL Server 2008R2

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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Cannot connect to database server 2008-r2 [on hold]

I installed SQL Server 2008 r2 but when I try to connect to Db instance with any application, (Sql management, Sharepoint ecc) I got the message that cannot find any Sql database Server. Every SQL ...
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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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Adding around 200 rows in a table grows size of the table by 400kb where avg row size is 0.2KB

We are running into an issue where if we look at the avg row size (0.2kb) x number of rows (200) inserted in one of our table, the size should grow by around 40 KB. However the total used space has ...
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How to avoid Row cannot be located for updating error [on hold]

I'm giving support for an app that interacts with a MSSQL database and when trying to delete a record it gives me below error : Row cannot be located for updating. Some values may have been ...
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why the optimizer doesn't choose the optimal plan [on hold]

I know, if the statistic is not updatad, it is possible, that the optimizer doesn't choose the optimal execution plan? Does any other reason/reasons exist?
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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 ...
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Access 2003 (SQL Server 2000) migration to SQL Azure

As my old Windows 2003 RAID controller started throwing errors, I am seriously thinking about switching current Access 2003 (adp/ADO) clients to use a Windows SQL Azure solution, in place of current ...
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Switching a partition on a table with one to many relation

There is two main tables in database (SQL Server 2014) table1: ---------------------------------------------- id name datetime image table2: -------------------------------- ...
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SSIS: FTP task - concurrent connections

I have created an SSIS package for downloading file from FTP server. When I debug the package, everything goes fine. But when I shedule the package as Job step, it sometimes fails to connect. The job ...
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Receiving the following error in step failure of an agent job:

SSIS Error Code DTS_E_OLEDBERROR. An OLE DB error has occurred. Error code: 0x80004005. Source: "Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 10.0" Hresult: 0x00040EDA Description: "Warning: Null value is ...
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Advantage of exposing data model to customers using our product

We have a product through which we provide a standard definition to customer's asset data. The problem currently lies in importing customer's data from different types of data sources to our data ...
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Text Storage and Database Design Optimization in a SQL Server Database

Given a database with a number of columns (c), where some of these columns contain text that is one of multiple values due to a set CONSTRAINT on the columns, what is the most efficient way to ...
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Create Nested XML in a Sql Server Indexed (Materialized) View

This page https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188276.aspx indicates that if you wanted nested XML (ie an XML Tree) then you need to setup your query like this: SELECT Col1, Col2, ...
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Analyse and report disk usage growth historically

Is it possible to use historic information to show disk usage growth? I haven't keep much in the way of database setup and disk usage information. So I can't say how much disk growth has occurred in ...
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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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Another Dynamically alias column question

I might be asking the same question as this, but perhaps if I ask it my way, a different solution may become obvious. I have this: DECLARE @Table1 AS TABLE( Table1ID Int Primary Key ,ColumnName ...
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Repair SQl server 2000 [on hold]

I need to Repair SQL Server 2000 by means of repairing it and not installing it or uninstalling it. Is there a way of repairing the system files without them being removed?
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SQL Service Broker and AlwaysOn Issue

I'm having an issue setting up my current environment using AlwaysOn and SSB and I'll try to explain as best as I can here: Current environment: Server A Server B database x(Pub) ...
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External Memory Pressure

I have a few "gaps" in my understanding of external memory pressure. I've found quite a bit of helpful information online, including this info from SQLSkills.com. SQL Server has a built-in ...
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SQL join with multiple columns as FK to same list table

I have a table that has 5 references to a list table for normalization of the first table. So in the table 1 a row looks line other columns..., reference_1, reference_2, reference_3, reference_4, ...
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SQLSERVER Use only PRIMARY partition by default

My database has 2 partitions files: PRIMARY, DATABASE_ARCHIVED. A lot of tables have a column "archived". When archived is 1 row is in the DATABASE_ARCHIVED partition. When archived is 0 row is in the ...
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How can we restore shipped transaction log files in SQL Server 2012 to an online (being used) database without stopping the DB? [on hold]

How can we restore shipped transaction log files in SQL Server 2012 to an online (being used) database without stopping the DB? Is there any way to copy data from an online database to another online ...
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Where is SQLCMD.EXE in SQL Server 2014 LocalDB or how to install it?

On a machine with SQL Server LocalDB 2014 installed I am looking for SQLCMD.EXE file but cannot find it anywhere. Is there a way how to install it separately? Unfortunately I am not local admin of ...
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MS SQL Parsing with XPath Performance

I have a UI that allows a user to select certain data points they want to filter the results by. There are things such as location, department etc. Once they have selected all of the options, I ...
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SQL Server Function For Calculating Average Excluding Outliers

I'm looking for a function that will let me take an average and exclude outliers. Basically something where: 1, 2, 1, 2, 7 Would average out to 1.5. I'm going to implement this in a financial ...
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Dropping person while their connection sleeping in SQL Server

I have a C# application that communicates with SQL Server. When I try to drop a user that recently had a connection with SQL Server, it gives me an error that I can't delete them because they have ...
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SSRS Blocking Processes

We have a busy SSRS Reporting server (SQL Server 2008 R2) on which we see frequent blocking between the below processes: [dbo].[CheckSessionLock] [dbo].[WriteLockSession] We are aware that some ...
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MS SQL high tempdb disk I/O during merge replication of BLOBs

Having a merge publication for replicating BLOBs (sql type - image), got very high tempdb disk I/O for my size of data. Publication is download-only and has no filters. High disk I/O is caused by ...
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Execute sp_WhoIsActive as a query

I am at a client where they don't allow Adam Machanic's sp_WhoIsActive stored procedure to be installed anywhere on the SQL server. Does anyone have any suggestions for running it as a query instead?
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Query looks optimal but logical reads is huge

I run the following (really simple) query in SQL Server: SELECT MAX(PK_Field1) FROM MainTable kh WHERE kh.PK_Field1 >= '2014-12-01T00:00:00' AND kh.PK_Field2 = 1572 AND ...
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Running a T-SQL job under another user

I cant find my proxy user to "Run as" that user !? I am confused which kind of proxy user is appropriate to run a job with a simple T-SQL command. (I have created a credential and proxy but cant find ...
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How to clean DBMIRROR_EVENTS_QUEUE process on broken mirror?

We setup mirror (on SQL Server 2008 R2), but it fails during the setup. After that the mirror was moved on another server. My problem is that it left some process, because on that server I see active ...
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Questions concerning performance/production resources where exporting / importing big data sets

I have a MS SQL Server database that contains data for many customers and I am working on a feature to export a single customers data. I have basically created a script that generates inserts for all ...
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Twice job results in sql server, last one is left in progress

I have the job MP - Create CSV which execute a package SSIS in sql server 2008, when I check for the job history I see the result at step 0, I expand and I have 2 results for the step 1. Fist result ...
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Grant Select on some columns for specific user

I have a windows group with 20 people and all 20 people in the group were revoked access for some columns in the table. Now I need to add the select permissions for 2 of the users in this windows ...
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I need the reason why we should not install SQL server on the domain controller

I am a system administrator for a small firm. Now we consider to rollout Windows Server 2008 R2 for the firm. We plan to implement Active Directory. We would also like to upgrade RDMS, from SQL server ...
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Machine account causing a Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error

As the error suggests the SQL log is filling with the error: Login failed for user 'xxx\xxx$'. Reason: Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error. Check for previous ...