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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Slow Performance of Parametrized Query in Excel due to Parameter Datatype

I'm pulling Data from a SQL Server 2008 into Excel using a Parametrized ODBC Query created by the Excel Wizard. (Data-->getExternalData/FromOtherSources-->FromDataConnectionWizard-->ODBC DSN) My ...
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How can I determine which tables are causing the database to grow over time?

I have a database in SQL Server 2008 that is growing all the time, and I'd like to know which tables have caused the most growth over the past 6 months.
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time interval period in sql [closed]

How to display the time period of the most widely in use in ms sql server I have purchase data, such as: hours the number of purchases 10:00 2 12:00 4 13:00 5 14:00 1 ...
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SQL Server Agent in Change pending state and could not restart

I have a clustered SQL Server. When the server is restarted accidentally, the SQL Server Agent was not started automatically. SQL Server Service has started and is in the "running" state. When I ...
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Notification when the status on sql server replication is “Not Running”

We have a lot of replications set up. Sometimes for some reason, the status of the replication changes to "Not Running/Expired Soon or Expired". Could you please let me know if there is a way we can ...
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SQL Agent After installation not able to start

SQL Server 2012 SQL Agent will not start after installation. Checked permissions, on surface configurations, all OK, have tried to run it as another account no Joy. The error i am receiving is the ...
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Cleaning disabled SQL agent jobs in SQL Server 2005 and above

For many of our old servers, we have found that there are lot of SQL agent jobs which were either run as an ad-hoc for instant purpose and now no more needed OR Jobs which are not functional/working ...
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Execute SP whenever any job is finished

I have many SQL Server jobs on the server. I need to execute a SP whenever any job execution is done. One hard way is to create a step on every job which calls that SP. Is there any simple way to do ...
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Bulk change Agent Jobs' definition to “Quit the job reporting failure” from “Go to the next step” On Failure

There are agent jobs with multiple steps in our servers and all their steps are defined as "go to the next step" "On Failure". So, even a job step fails, operator doesn't get notified because ...
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How to use sqlcmd to create file names for output based on the day of the week or the date?

I have a SQL agent job that queries the database and exports the results into a csv file. It needs to run daily and The output file (Output.csv) gets overwritten everytime the job runs. Is there a way ...
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Start Sql Server agent when sql server starts

Is it possible to automatically start the agent when sql server starts? When you boot the server than both windows services get started. But when you stop the main sql server service agent also ...
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SQL-Server login-error of SQL-Server Agent Account

I have to manage a configured SQL-Server version 2005 and have setup Database Mail successfully - test mail works. Also I've changed the agent service to a domain user with (currently) domain admin ...
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Where to look for Agent history in Replication?

In SQL server 2008R2 replication configuration, "agent history cleanup distribution" job by default runs every 10 minutes and deletes any historical data older the 48hrs. If I increase the retention ...
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Should I disable “auto update statistics” in a data warehousing scenario?

I have 200 GB data warehouse in SQL Server. I have been experiencing really slow execution times for some queries; for example 12 hours for a simple delete query with an inner join. After doing ...
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Error while uninstalling instance [on hold]

I am seeing this error message on my console when I try to uninstall SQL instance from a box via command prompt: SQL Server 2012 Setup is already running and cannot be launched more than once at ...
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Live monitoring SQL statements on SQL Server

How can i monitor running SQL Statements for my SQL-Server, is it possible using only SQL Server without 3rd part tools? As an alternative can anybody recommend any free tool which can monitor ...
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What will happen during failover if the transaction is running on sql server instance?

What will happen during failover if the transaction is running on sql server instance? That is the question. Thanks in advance.
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SQL Server Agent: QUOTED_IDENTIFIER

The scenario is rather simple: A Job fails in production, giving off an error "ALTER INDEX failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: 'QUOTED_IDENTIFIER' ...". The question is, ...
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SSIS Package Error when Scheduled in Job

I have created a package that brings in data from another database and with the data package populates a table in SQL database. The job runs fine when it is executed. I've imported it into SQL and it ...
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Crashing CLR on SQL Server 2014 (windows 2012R2)

I have this small CLR that does a RegEX function on a string in columns. When running on SQL Server 2014 (12.0.2000) on Windows Server 2012R2 the process crashes with Msg 0, Level 11, State 0, ...
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Individual SQL account per user?

I am designing a web application that will have probably around ~1000 users. The website is facing the internet but it can only be used by partners (i.e. the general public cannot just "sign up an ...
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Using Like with variables?

I have an odd situation where I have a column called (TransmittalNumber) with datatype of VarChar (75) in a table named (Transmittal Sheet). I want to query this table to find the transmittal numbers ...
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Attaching Database Incorrect name in sys.master_files

I have been moving some databases from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012 using detach and attach method. I correctly map up all the files and the physical and logical names appear correctly in the properties of ...
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Sql Server 2008 : What is the cost of accessing an index?

I've just read this interesting blog post about selectivity notion. In the section 'When is better to not use a database index?', the author states : Accessing the index takes time, and consumes ...
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SQL “Standard” guide?

I am currently learning TSQL and am learning that were possible, I should use "standard" SQL dialect. Where can I find out which commands are "standard" and which are TSQL?
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Select MAX DATE from joined Table

I have two tables, PROJECT and BILLINGS, as follows: Project_ID Project_Client ---------- ------------------ P1 ABC Company P2 DEF Company P3 GHI Company Proj_ID ...
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Some records are missing while selecting from table

I am trying to match the records having MAX(WORKITEM_ID) but some PROCESS_INSTANCE_ID are not coming though they are present in WORKITEM table. select WI.WORKITEM_ID as WORKITEMID ...
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How can i take backup of particular tables in MS-SQL Server 2008 using T-SQL Script

I want to take a backup of particular tables available in my database in .bak file And all these should be done using T-SQL Script
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Error in attaching mdf file from a crashed server to a new server

One of our server hosting an important database crashed. The sysadmin team could only access the files by erasing the password with a tool and then log in to access the .MDF files. I copied the ...
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Better way to full text query across multiple tables?

I've got a rather large query across multiple tables and their fulltext-indices which (unsurprisingly) is rather slow: SELECT t0.[Key], t0.[Nr] FROM dbo.[Customers_View] AS t0 WHERE (t0.[Deleted] ...
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Need Advice on Normalizing Database

I have a group of database tables that lack normalization. They all have a similar primary key called 'doc_index', which is either a PK by itself or part a composite PK. As you can see below, there ...
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Copy a large data from sql query result

In my sql server 2008, after running the query the data return is very huge say in millions. I tried copying but it gives an exception sql memory error. Can you let us know how can i copy the entire ...
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sp_startpublication_snapshot Parameter(s)

I am creating a stored procedure that: Restores a DB from a .bak giving the .mdf and .ldf a new name (so we have have several copies of the same DB up (If specified in the SP's parameter) Creates ...
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Loading XML data from SQL Server directly into MarkLogic?

Has anyone loaded XML data from SQL Server to a MarkLogic document store? This would be preferable to dumping XML to file system and then using mlcp. Maybe with SSIS?
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Does the scope for 'Alter Any Database' operate similar to 'Create Any Database'?

Does the scope for 'Alter Any Database' operate similar to 'Create Any Database', as in, only those databases created by Login-A under the 'Create Any Database' umbrella can be altered, and not the ...
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SQL Server replication - set PollingInterval in sp_addmergepushsubscription_agent

I am trying to create replication subscriptions to and SQL Server 2008 R2 via a script. There are 3 subscribers so this script creates the subscriptions by calling sp_addmergesubscription and then ...
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SQL Server 2012: Full Text Catalog taking up all the disk space

We have created full text catalog and index for a pretty large table. The column on which the index is being created has a datatype of varchar(max). The problem started as soon as we started ...
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How to store a version sequence per product

I need to create a table like the following one: +----+---------+---------+ | Id | Product | Version | +----+---------+---------+ | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 1 | 2 | | 3 | 2 ...
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Periodically update a table with new records from another server

I have databases on two different servers. I need to regularly retrieve new records from a table on server A, and process them in order to use them to update a table on server B (with a different ...
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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 Failover Cluster Instance compatible with VMware HA?

Imaginary Setup: Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance on virtual machine in an ESX-Cluster. Question: In case of a hardware failure, what will happen with both high availability ...
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The Service Broker endpoint is in disabled or stopped state - AoAG - SQL 2012 - 15 minute interval

I receive this error message in SQL error log every 15 minutes. I have setup AOAG on this server. The database option "Service Broker - Broker Enabled" is turned on for the Blackberry related ...
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Dumping stored procedure result to a text file programmatically

How can I save stored procedure execution result to a text file? I need to do this from SQL script (not Management Studio nor external utility) and I need to preserve correct characters encoding ...
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Backup-SqlDatabase: Cannot bind parameter 'InputObject' Error Being Thrown

I have a PowerShell script that is used in a fairly complex automated process. One thing it does is creates a database backup, and for that we are using the Backup-SqlDatabase cmdlet. I am also using ...
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How to safeguard a symmetric key in SQL Server

I've got a database in which I need to store the encrypted values for a column. I use the SQL Server encryption format for encryption. The format is as follows: CREATE MASTER KEY ENCRYPTION BY ...
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Error log “errorlog.6” is corrupt and unreadable. how to run checkdisk utility? [on hold]

I am a laymen and have no idea how to execute sp_cycle_errorlog to fix my problem of removing or fixing corrupt errolog.6 file. Can someone please suggest me on how to get this rectified?
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Which columns (and order) to choose for a clustered index to maximize query performance

In our database we have a table that looks more or less like the example below. In the past we always created the CLUSTERED INDEX on the ID column on the table. CREATE TABLE [Measurement] ( [ID] ...
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Can connect successfully to SQL Express but not SQL Server

On my local machine I have installed: Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Evaluation Edition (64-bit) 12.0.4100 SP1 Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition (64-bit) 12.0.2000 RTM I installed both using ...
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How to modify maintenance plan using T-SQL script in MS SQL Server 208

How can I modify a maintenance plan in SQL Server 2008 using a T-SQL script? I want to change the schedule of a maintenance plan and change the path of the .bak file . All these changes should be ...
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Shrinking old partitions

I have a large partitioned time series table where each partition is stored in it's own file. Since it's time series based partitioning divided by week and I'm only storing data that is new I have ...