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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How to add a linked server to a sql server management studio?

I have an account in sql server management studio, which I can login to database B, which is on server X. I also have a crystal report on my local PC. Using the crystal report, I can access a ...
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Copy data from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014 Express

I need to copy only data (not tables) from a SQL Server 2000 database to a SQL 2014 Express database. I tried to do this using DTS but it loses keys and indices. Backup (2000) and restore (to 2014) ...
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Foreign key without referenced columns specification

I noticed in the SQL Server documentation that the list of referenced columns is not a required parameter of a foreign key constraint: <column_constraint> ::= [ CONSTRAINT constraint_name ...
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semaphore in SQL Server

I wrote a stored procedure in sql to take a number from table. it has lots on records which has only column. whenever a call it , is should take the first record and return it after that delete the ...
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Backup without using SQL Server Management Studio

I am trying to take a backup on a Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 installed on it. But, there is no SQL Server Management Studio on it. How can I take full backup of a particular database.
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Is SQL Server Thread Safe?

If I need to update same row with two concurrent thread then is it possible in SQL Server? Suppose I have one table that contains Id and Name columns and now I want to update the third number Id with ...
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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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How to resolve logon trigger and EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION?

My production sql server is running... Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.4035.00 (X64) Sep 18 2014 16:17:31 Copyright (c) 1988-2005 Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows ...
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Find reason long running stored proc SQL Server

I have a stored proc which is called every 2.5 seconds by a program, 24-7. This proc normally runs under the 10 milliseconds. A few times a day (3 -5 times) it takes around 42953 milliseconds to run ...
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How To Execute an Integration Services (SSIS) Package from a SQL Server Stored Procedure

i am executing query like this on sql server 2008 R2 DECLARE @returncode int EXEC @returncode = xp_cmdshell 'dtexec /f "C:\certs\SSIS Disposition\SSIS Disposition\SSIS Disposition\Package1.dtsx"' ...
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How to schedule a weekly backup of a database only if it has been changed since last backup

I´m new to SQL Server administration. I´d like to create automatically backup database every Sunday night, but only if there was any change in previous week (if not, backup is unnecessary). Is there ...
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Removing secondary data files. DBCC SHRINKFILE: Page could not be moved because it is a work table page

I have too many secondary data files (.ndf) created for tempdb. To remove the excess files, I need to empty the file (content will be moved to other files): DBCC SHRINKFILE('tempdbfile8', EMPTYFILE); ...
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Connection refused when adding ApplicationIntent

Environment : AlwaysOn HA group, 2 nodes, 1 database, SQL2012, Server2012R2. Here is my .NET C# code : string connectionString = ...
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How to force SQL Serve *not* to maintain a log file

I have a situation that I need some advice to overcome. I have a SQL Server 2012 database that has been set to Simple recovery model. At times, my SQL Server transaction log file grows out of ...
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DB Design: Looking for Performance improvement with a Column used in all SQL Queries

I recently got added to a new ASP .NET Project(A web application) .There were recent performance issues with the application, and I am in a team with their current task to Optimize some slow running ...
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Encrypted Connection on Sql Server

I want to make SQL server connection encrypted. Well I know for that we need some certificate and all and it is not like that I am asking without trying any thing, but the fact it whatever I try it is ...
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SQL Server SSL connection

Is it possible if I wanted to set up SQL Server 2008 R2 instance so that it only accepts SSL Connection? I am getting different answers and based on my testing, it will accept non-SSL connection even ...
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Shrinking the log file does not reduce size

I have a database which had mdf size of 350 MB and ldf size 4.9 GB When i try to shrink the log file it's not shrinking. I know shrinking a database is not good and it should not be done. But still i ...
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How do I view a Microsoft SQL Server Compact Database

I have installed SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition. I can use SQL Server Data Tools to add databases and tables and query tables etc. Next, I used Visual Studio to try out a tutorial on creating a ...
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Why does a simple select query produce a deadlock?

I am trying to analyze randomly occurring deadlock problems on an SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The deadlocks occur in very rare cases when SSRS tries to access one of 5 different stored procedures. ...
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Can't see some stored procedures in sys.procedures

Documenting a database and find that I cannot see stored procedures in sys.procedures, even though I can see them in Object Explorer. select p.name, x.value, p.modify_date from sys.procedures p left ...
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Does MySQL have a visual tool for suggesting indexes like SQL Server's “Include Actual Execution Plan”?

SQL Server has a remarkably useful feature called "Include Actual Execution Plan" which not only gives you a visual diagram of your query, but also automatically suggests indexes that can improve ...
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Why dropping all foreign keys from a script is not working? [on hold]

I have sysadmin rights on a SQL Server 2008 R2 box. I found a script that can drop all foreign keys and re-add them for us when we need to after a testing import. So I execute the below code with no ...
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SSIS permissions for specific databases

I'm quite new to SSIS. Is it a straightforward to grant SSIS permissions in the AD environment so that that a user can only create/manage/run ETL tasks on specific databases/Analysis Services ...
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“Failure occured while attempting to connect to the Principle server” from CLR procedure

I have a Windows Service running under a domain account which calls a stored procedure which then calls a CLR stored procedure. Initially I had a problem where database ownership chaining wasn't ...
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PostGIS vs. SQL Server for GIS data

So I'm recently starting at a new company and have a lot of ArcGIS users who seem really keen on going forwards with a PostGIS instance to serve some data to our customers. While I don't have an issue ...
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Compare Indexes/Constraints between two SQL Server databases

I have two databases on one SQL Server that I would like to compare Index/Constraints. The two databases should be identical but I have a suspicion that one database is missing a index or constraints. ...
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Sum of two columns from pivot

I have the following query: DECLARE @columns NVARCHAR(MAX),@columns1 NVARCHAR(MAX), @sql NVARCHAR(MAX),@columns2 NVARCHAR(MAX),@columns3 NVARCHAR(MAX); SET @columns = '1,2,3,4'; SELECT @columns1 = ...
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How to monitor flat file for changes then run a SQL import job

I have a file that is a flat text file that needs to be imported into my SQL Server every day. The problem is that I have to wait for someone else to download and place the file before I can import ...
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Trouble backing up remote database from local server

I have 2 servers LOCAL and REMOTE. REMOTE has a database 'remotedb'. From REMOTE the following statement backs up the database just fine. BACKUP DATABASE [remotedb] TO DISK = ...
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Bidirectional transactional replication for failover system: Managing sql server jobs

I have set up Bidirectional transactional replication for failover system. I have taken care of Identity columns (have reseeded their values from a higher value) and all other things. But how can I ...
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Single Virtual Drive Vs Multiple Virtual Drives for SQL Server files

Hi guys I have question about how two different Hard disk setups can possibly affect performance of my database. I have two Options. Option 1: One Physical Harddisk and then Multiple Virtual hard ...
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Auditing the View Server State permissions on Server

We noticed that one of our servers has permissions granted to "all" users for "view server state". I am wondering if there is a way to audit the DMV's used by the user(s) on a regular basis as this ...
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Is it possible to learn (and make a career out of) SQL without official training? [on hold]

I'm really interested in learning SQL (SQL server or Oracle) as I already have a bit of experience with the databases at work (mostly select statements). I don't have a technical background since I ...
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Does SQL Server handle databases on SMB shares different than on Hard Drives?

Does it, for example, automatically recover from network hiccups, perhaps? If so, would masking the file share under a symbolic link change that behavior, or does SQL support symlinks to file shares, ...
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Internal server error while doing data refresh in PowerPivot

This occurred while performing "data refresh" in the PowerPivot window. How can I troubleshoot this problem?
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Recommendations for MS SQL Server monitoring software or service? [closed]

I have a client with MS SQL Server instances (2000, 2005) scattered across 20-30 servers. I've been engaged to get things organized and will be periodically reviewing the state of the database ...
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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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Bidireccional synchronization between a local Sql Server 2005 database and a SQL Azure database using Sql Data Sync

I need to synchronize an Sql Server 2005 database in an SQL Azure database. In other posts I've read that I can do this using Sql Data Sync but I don't know if SQL Data Sync can make the ...
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Creating table with foreign key and index using sqlcmd.exe and batch file [on hold]

I need to create a new table in the database which also has got a few Indexes and Foreign Keys associated. The create script needs to be run using the sqlcmd.exe in a batch file. Assume in the batch ...
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How can I sync databases to a secondary server for read-only usage?

I want to sync databases to a secondary server that will be used read-only for SQL Server Reporting Services. These syncs can be done once or twice nightly and mid morning; synced database sizes ...
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How to schedule jobs in Sql server 2008 for less than 10 sec?

I want to run a job every 3 seconds, however in SQL Server 2008 we cannot define an interval of less than 10 seconds. The job is used to insert/update visitor information, and segmentation ...
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What permission do I need for viewing… all current user permissions?

I'm maintaining an application that runs with SQL Server 8.0.760 SP3. When I try to "see" the permissions of the current user I'm logged with, I do this: SELECT * FROM fn_my_permissions(NULL, ...
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How to get SQLCMD to output errors and warnings only?

How can you get SQLCMD, when executing a SQL script file, to just output any errors or warnings it encounters? I essentially dont want information based messages to be output.
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Find Without primary key Table in SQL Server 2008 R2? [duplicate]

This is my query to find out primary key, foreign key in SQL Server 2008 R2: select * from information_schema.table_constraints where constraint_type = 'PRIMARY KEY' Know I need to select without ...
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How to eradicate SQL Error Msg 824, Level 24, State 2, Line 1?

I am getting error while executing DBCC CHECKDB using below script DBCC CheckDB('test') WITH NO_INFOMSGS, ALL_ERRORMSGS, TABLOCK Tjis is the Error Message Msg 824, Level 24, State 2, Line 1 ...
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Replication with FileStream

I need to setup database replication (for high availability) on a database that uses FileStream. This is on SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, so Always On or Peer-to-Peer replication is not an option. ...
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What is the logic behind ISNUMERIC for certain special characters?

The ISNUMERIC function has some unexpected behavior. The MSDN documentation says: ISNUMERIC returns 1 when the input expression evaluates to a valid numeric data type; otherwise it returns 0. ...
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What methodology is being used to poll SQL instances when using sqlcmd with the -L switch?

I've discovered that issuing sqlcmd -L from the console of a SQL host in my network only reveals other instances on the same subnet. It used to reveal all instances on the network so I was wondering ...
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What is the possibility that mirroring a database will damage, corrupt, or erase either the primary or target database? [on hold]

The last time my company had tried to mirror some databases, everything worked great until one morning they came in and the primary database in one of the mirroring schemes was just blank. They had ...