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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Sql Server sys.Traces log

Working with traces on production server I found some mysterious entries to me in sys.Traces, When I run below query it shows me status of all traces as ‘Paused’ along with entries in ...
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Sql Server Fill Factor - Restart sql server services

I changed the Fill Factor option from 1 to 75. When I run a query that displays the fill Factor I am seeing 75 But I read online that I have to stop and start the sql Server services inorder for ...
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Best approach to have a Live copy of a table in the same database

I have a table where 15,000 to 20,000 rows are being inserted every hour. Table Schema is something like ColumnName DataType ID BIGINT IDENTITY(1,1) Column1 INT Column2 INT ...
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Microsoft Access Security

So I get how to connect Access to SQL Server, and I understand that the tables have to be linked, but my problem is security. If I link the tables from SQL Server into Access, then anyone who comes ...
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Moving DB Log destination?

I currently have SQL DB and Log files going to the same drive. I would like to move the Log files to their own drive. Is there an easy way to achieve this and will it require downtime/reboot of the ...
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Parent-Child Tree Hierarchical ORDER

I have to following data in SQL Server 2008 R2. SQLFiddle Schema: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[ICFilters]( [ICFilterID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [ParentID] [int] NOT NULL DEFAULT 0, ...
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SQL AlwaysOn Availability 2 synchronous nodes on either side of an asynchronous link

Say we have two datacentres, DC-A and DC-B. Say in each DC, there are two SQL servers. DC-A has SQL-A1 and SQL-A2 and DC-B has SQL-B1 and SQL-B2. Is it possible to have SQL with an AlwaysOn ...
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How do you repair a 'Suspect' database?

My database has gone offline, it is highlighted as 'Suspect'. Foolishly, I haven't got a recent back up. Is there a way of quickly restoring the database? I'm using MS SQL-Server (2008).
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Selecting from an excel spreadsheet into SQL Server table

This question has been asked before but I tried giving full admin rights to the SQL Server user on C:\temp\ folder location (I am using Windows authentication into SQL Server Express). So for the ...
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Treat database field as a flat file source

We have a partner sending us csv data to a web service of ours that gets sent to a messaging system that is SQL Server based. I am writing data to disk and then importing to another database by using ...
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SQL Server starts normally from Windows Services screen, but shows error through SQL Server Configuration Manager. Why?

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance that has worked fine for years. There have been no changes that I am aware of. Recently, I found that if I stop and then start the instance in SQL Server ...
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How to handle too many inserts?

I have a database that is accessed from remote locations in the world with very long delays and poor transfer speeds. I currently transfer the data using a transaction since either all or no data ...
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Viewing execution plans for queries with parameters

I have a sample query generated by an application (Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in this case) which is ineffective performance-wise (cross joins, order by etc.) I would like to display its execution ...
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SQL Server connection failed for domain user from Mac OS machine

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. I am using connection string to connect to SQL Server. In connection string I am passing the driver path, server name, TCP port number, user name with which I want to ...
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Benefits of table partitioning on same disk

Maybe is stupid question, but I must ask to be clear with that. I know that table partitioning is powerful mechanism of speeding data search when partitions is placed on different disks. What I need ...
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sys.dm_os_volume_stats problem

Today I have been having quite an interesting issue, which I can't seem to fix. I am getting drive information for a Failover Cluster Instance SQL Server 2012. These drives are Volume Mount Points. ...
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Retrieve user Permissions on a database [on hold]

Please could you provide me query that shows user(John Felix) permissions on a server\database.
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Upgrade from SQL Server database server To SQL Server Report Server [on hold]

I'm quite new in SSRS and I have a SQL Server database, until now every report was created at C# code level, with RDLC files implicit in the program. But now I want to move the reports to a report ...
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Is it possible to get seek based parallel plan for distinct/group by?

An example from this question shows that SQL Server will choose a full index scan to solve a query like this: select distinct [typeName] from [types] Where [typeName] has a non-clustered, ...
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Backup Specific days monthly SQL Server

How to backup only specific days each month on SQL Server (I use both SQL Server 2005 and 2008) using a maintenance plan or Agent job. I mean by that to backup my databases from 28th of each month to ...
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Error while running SSIS Package job in SSMS

Error while running SSIS Package job in SSMS Hi! A SSIS package named "My_Package" has been scheduled as a job in SSMS to be executed daily at 5:00 AM daily. SQL Server Version : Microsoft SQL ...
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SQL Server to Oracle migration

Converted model resulted into incomplete script generation as all stored procedures, triggers and views were missing, only table structures were generated and i did not get any error messages for it. ...
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SQL server query is slow *without* including execution plan

I have just set up fresh installation of SQL Server 2012 on a new server and I'm experiencing very strange performance problems. Long story short, for some reason not including execution plan makes my ...
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How can I decide Rebuilding Index with DETAILED or SAMPLED on SQL Server

I want to rebuild my indexes and statistics on DB. How can I select this option on production maintenance. SQL Server Version : Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - 11.0.2100.60 (X64) (Build 7601: Service ...
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Copying a table in SQL Server database to Oracle database

I am new to database management. I need to copy a particular table "Attendance" in SQL Server database to Oracle database. There is no connection between the two databases. Also, "Attendance" is ...
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Using previous (.mdf) datatabase with VS 2012

I have a previously created web site with aspx pages, a database and login page that was originally created in Microsoft VS Developer 2010 Express. The database has several hundred records and is ...
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Trace Flag 4199

Microsoft's KB article about Trace Flag 4199 is a bit confusing: ...any hotfix that could potentially affect the execution plan of a query must be controlled by a trace flag. Except for fixes ...
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Encrypted Connection on Sql Server

I want to make SQL server connection encrypted. I know that a certificate is needed, but I haven't been able to. So far, I: created certificate in IIS. added certificate in MMC "Certificates" ...
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Excel Data Connection to SQL Server using Windows Auth from untrusted machine

We have an Excel spreadsheet that uses a Data Connection to a SQL Server database. The database server is joined to our domain, and Windows Authentication is enabled. Here is a sample of the ...
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Change Data Capture in a services environment

Change Data Capture looks to be exactly what I need... Except. All of my database actions come from users that system accounts. We have WCF service that is called by an application. The WCF Service ...
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Include LOCK_ESCALATION in CREATE Script in SQL Server 2012

Consider following T-SQL script: USE [DB1]; GO CREATE TABLE [T1] ( [C1] INT NOT NULL, [C2] TEXT NOT NULL ); GO ALTER TABLE [T1] SET (LOCK_ESCALATION = AUTO); GO When I explicitly set ...
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Case Statements, subqueries, and datediff

First time posting on this website so please let me know if you require any other information. This first section of code worked perfectly and resulted in correct information. [Field 1] = (CASE ...
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Applying Quotes Across Multiple Lines

In SQL Server Management Studio you can use the shortcut CTRL + K > C or CTRL + K > U to comment/uncomment lines in bulk. Is there a similar keyboard function that applies single quotes across ...
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What is the actual behavior of compatibility level 80?

Could somebody provide me with a better insight about the compatibility mode feature? It is behaving different than I expected. As far as I understand compatibility modes, it is about the ...
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SQL Server to Oracle export using Microsoft OLEDB Provider for Oracle

I am trying to Export Data from SQL Server to Oracle using the "Microsoft OLEDB Provider for Oracle". I am using "Export Data..." option from Task menu. I get to connect to the source database (SQL ...
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How to detach corrupt database in SQL Server

I have Sql server data files saved on external storage. I want to detach specific database. If external storage is not connected I want to drop database. Is this safe way to do that: DECLARE ...
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CXPACKET SUSPENDED and NULL wait type

I was was running the query in this article: http://sqlity.net/en/708/why-cxpacket-waits-are-not-your-performance-problem/ To see what my threads were waiting on in regards to a suspended query with ...
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How can I map a login to a database using T-SQL (not SSMS)

I'm writing a program that requires me to assign all permissions and everything in code. I have gotten stuck in this part: I just want to do the equivalent of clicking the little box under "Map" ...
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Script to drop all databases except one not working

I'm trying to drop all databases but one on my test server. For this, I'm using the below script but it gives error: EXEC sp_MSforeachdb ' USE [?] IF (DB_ID(''?'') > 4 AND DB_NAME()!=''ABC'') ...
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Restore Database SET SINGLE_USER

I am in the process of writing a restore database script. I want to be able to connect as sa and run the restore script. When I run SET SINGLE_USER does this mean that my login is the only user ...
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How do I get more details on a full text catalog error?

I have an error that is repeatedly generated on a SQL Server 2005 instance running the databases for MS Team Foundation Server. 'Severity 16' occurred on INSTANCENAME Looking in the SQL Server ...
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Timeout occurred while waiting for latch: class 'ACCESS_METHODS_HOBT_COUNT'

We have a big reporting database on production server, and we have several SSIS jobs running against it. Yesterday almost all this-database-related SSIS jobs stuck and running forever. Also the ...
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How to keep a live backup of an SQL server in sync?

For our clients we want to provide a solution of having an off-site mirror of their database. At this moment we do this by scheduling a database-backup every night, move and import that backup in our ...
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How to resolve RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE and RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE_QUERY_COMPILE wait types

We are trying to figure out root cause of slow running sql server queries hitting/fetching data from one of the database , size 300 GB, hosted on server with below configuration: Windows server ...
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Compress files and directories into zip file and put it into blob field

What is the best way to do the following using SQL Server? Compress all the files, folders and subfolders from a specific location (specified in a parameter in a stored procedure) - the server side ...
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SQL Server 2012 Managment Studio not saving auto recovery files

I tried to go to Tools > Environment > AutoRecover. The check box of save autorecover is checked. Save every "5" minutes. Keep autorecover info for: 7 days. But it doesn't save any auto ...
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SQLOS Resource Monitor and QueryMemoryResourceNotification Win API

Here's some info about SQLOS and the Resource Monitor I found from Jonathan Kehayias: As a general rule, SQL Server will use as much memory as you can give it, and it will not release the memory ...
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Missing 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' in SSMS

I've got several users that need to import / export ACCDB Access files into out of SQL Server. Unfortunately, I have been unable to get 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' to show up as a ...
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Clean SQL Server database [on hold]

I have a database with one .mdf file of 3G and a log file. I moved two tables with 1.5G of data to a new file group and still the .mdf file is 3G in size What should I do to decrease the size of data ...
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Is there a faster way of moving rows of data between SQL Server databases than using CTE's?

I use the following query on SQL Server 2012 Express to move data that is older than 4 days old out of one [primary] database and into another [secondary database] for archiving purposes. The only ...