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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When to use sort_in_tempdb when rebuilding indexes?

We are debating whether to use the SORT_IN_TEMPDB option for our DW tables. My understanding is that there are more writes when using this option, although they are more sequential. We have a SAN ...
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Stored Procedure to create 1 row in parent table and multiple rows in child table

I'm trying to create a stored procedure that creates a parent record and then multiple child records. I've kept the columns basic for this. Table 1 has columns: tbl1.EmployeeID tbl1.contractID ...
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Creating a trigger to update field in 1 table based on values in another table using data in multiple rows

I'm new at SQL and need to create 2 triggers between 2 tables. Table 1 has the following columns: tbl1.ContractID char(6) tbl1.ContractFulfilled char(1) Table 2 has the following columns: ...
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Using datediff() in SQL Server 2008 to get the difference [on hold]

I'm having some trouble in updating my table. I would like to update the records that is passed in the current date. I am trying to update the records of the reservations(check-out) that is finished. ...
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How to capture PRINT statements from TSQL called by CLR stored procedure

I have a CLR stored procedure that (among other things) calls a TSQL stored procedure. The TSQL stored procedure runs some dynamic SQL, and it prints the SQL before it runs for debugging purposes. ...
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How to get the total days per month between two dates?

Given two dates like 20120302 and 20120605 I need to get a list of Months and the total days in those months that fall between those two dates, like so: March 28 April 30 May 31 June 03
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SQL server data copy bug?

I have one query who shows some data, and those data I'm manually copying to Table1. The query shows the numeric type and it is in this form Query +---------------+ | status ...
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sql server replication - how to find and drop subscriptions?

I had 2 subscriptions to a publication, but they were from the same subscriber server and writing to the same subscriber database, just one was bad and one was running fine. I could not find a ...
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Create rows when selected rows exist

I haven't spent much time with SQL Server, and I can't seem to figure something out. I have 3 tables; user, usergroup, group. usergroup is a table that contains both a group id and a user id, where ...
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SSRS ReportServer_XXX.log is giving incorrect CPU count

I am currently investigating an issue wherein sometimes the SSRS just suddenly stops accepting requests until we do an IISRESET command. This happens after we added an additional processor on the ...
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sql server replication - error when creating a subscription - The article '(null)' does not exist

when trying to add a subscription to an existing publication use [Product] exec sp_addsubscription @publication = N'Product', @subscriber = N'REPLON1', @destination_db = N'Product', ...
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Stored procedure with recompile

I have this stored procedure..when i told the developers that it is not recommended to use with Recompile option they replied "This was because this SP can be called with a number of different params ...
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Does our application work with sql-server AlwaysOn?

This is the question a client of ours is asking. For now I have given a generic response that we will support this however they should provide us with a test environment. Our application is using ...
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SQL server only using 4 GB ram [on hold]

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. It won't use more than 4 GB of RAM. I checked max server memory variable and it's a 7 digits long standard number ...
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Show all stored procedure definitions (content) for editing

Apologies if this has been asked before, the suggested 'related' questions weren't relevant and my own search turned up very little. I need to list the definitions (code) of all my stored procedures, ...
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Synchronise Oracle Tables to SQL Server

Our ERP is using an Oracle database while our BI system is based on SQL Server. We need to get the changed data in Oracle and copy it in our staging area. At the moment we get the changed rows by ...
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set right permission to get connection ip for a user mapped to login

I have a problem with properly settings the rights permissions for my user to get access to connections ips. I know that, to get the conn ip I must set the VIEW SERVER STATE to the login that I use ...
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Moving from access to SQL2012, need help with column history

I'm moving an access database from all the data being in access to access being just a frontend, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to do a sort of column history. I have a tasks.description ...
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How can I inform myself that an automatic SQL Server process has worked?

I have a Windows batch file which extracts some data from a remote system and then imports it into an instance of MS SQL Server 2014. The batch file runs SQLCMD and uses SQL files to bulk insert from ...
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Should I update to sql server 2008 sp2 before restoring the db's or do the update after?

I'm making a move from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R2 (Azure VM) as part of a hosting provider switch (from MyHosting to Azure). Should I update the VM to R2 SP2 before restoring the db's or do ...
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Cannot Delete FileStream Group from Sql Server 2008

We have migrated all our varbinary(max) column data to Azure Blob Storage and so we want to remove the old filestream columns that remain in our Sql 2008 database and the filestream filegroup but when ...
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Uses of Database Mail [on hold]

What can I use Database Mail for in SQL Server 2012? I have configured Database Mail but would also like to know where I can use it.
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SQL Server 2014 AG Listener

I have built a two node SQL Server 2014 Always On cluster on the same subnet. I need to create two availability groups/listeners in the same instance for two sets of databases. Do I need two separate ...
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When does SSIS SQL Server Configuration write to the configuration table?

I am using SQL Server configuration in an SSIS pacakge. Other than when you create/edit the SQL Server configuration entry in the SSIS Package Configurations, are there other times that SSIS writes to ...
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Finding all date ranges that overlap a target date range

Say I wish to store when staff are on holiday (FromDate, ToDate) and then I wish to find all staff that are on holiday between two given dates (QFromDate, QToDate). Now assume that I have many such ...
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Is an SQL Server trace 'considered harmful' in production?

Context: Careful DBAs We've been bought out a few times and our latest overlords have DBAs who keep carefully guard their production database servers. Overall this is good. However, we have run ...
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Stopping the SQL Server service instead of detaching database

I want to copy the transaction and log files for my SQL Server database and attach it to another SQL server on another machine.. I was wondering instead of detaching the database, can I just stop the ...
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Restoring SQL Server databases - tips and tricks?

Anyone have any tips and tricks when it comes to restoring SQL Server databases? I recently restored a .bak from one server/instance to another, using SQL Server 2005 on both, and have run into the ...
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Add MS SQL Server to virtual machine in Azure

I'm trying to get TDE in Azure. I read that it's possible only on a virtual machine. I built the virtual box, but didn't add SQL Server when it was created. Can I just install SQL or will I have to ...
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Migrating from SQL Server 2005 (Win 2003R2) to SQL Server 2008R2 (Win 2008R2) new Server [duplicate]

I am pretty new to the DBA field and i have been assigned to migrate all of my Production database from SQL server 2005( server A) to 2008R2 (Server B) and Decommission all of those database from 2005 ...
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CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'

I've developed a desktop application using WPF and Entity Framework code-first. In my application the user can create multiple databases at run-time. But Entity Framework can't create database if ...
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Ensure only one of the several records for a given item has a column with true value

I have a table called Computer with columns: id NIC_name is_primary My primary key is (id, NIC_name) and is_primary is a bit field for a boolean value. I would like to ensure that for all ...
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RESTORE failing with OS error 32, file being used by another process

I am writing a set of procedures for (partially) automating DB deployment for a customer, which mostly works fine, but sometimes a RESTORE command is failing with the OS error 32, about a file being ...
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sql server replication - how to get combination of values from a binary(8) field?

I am using the table sysschemaarticles to collect information in my transactional replication. It is used for a variety of things including adding new articles and finding out who are the subscriber ...
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The SQL Server Network Interface library could not deregister the Service Principal Name

After windows patching (windows 2008 R2 , SQL Server 2012 Sp2). I could not start SQL Server Service . I get error 1067 and this from the error log* The SQL Server Network Interface library could not ...
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Domain Alias for Azure Databases

I have 3 databases on Azure's cloud, all with domains names such as xxxxxxxx.database.windows.net. Would it be a bad idea to create domain name aliases for all 3, things such as: database.domain.com ...
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SQL Server backup failing. Error: 3041, Severity: 16, State: 1

First of all, I'm very new at stackexchange, so please bear with me. I'm running a SQL Server 9.0.4060. My problem is: my SQL Server backup keeps failing on a lot of the databases. The Maintenance ...
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I/O is frozen on Database & also I/O was resumed on Database on daily basis in log with complete Backup

I would like to say that as on daily basis i got the message in my log file. First The I/O is frozen on Database (DatabaseName) message appears in log. The message is like I/O is frozen on ...
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Introduce or not introduce SSIS to an ETL project [on hold]

Given is an ETL process that works fine using traditional SQL. The process is well optimized making use of ALTER TABLE permissions and performing partition switching, index creation, partition ...
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SQL Server storage limits on Azure

Looking at SQL Server maximum capacity limits on here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143432(v=sql.120).aspx Database size can be as big as 524,272 terabytes. Here, you could see VM size ...
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Sql Server 2012 Disk I/O Too high

I am running SQL Server 2012 on windows azure VM Windows server 2012. This is a live Database, about 250GB, with high usage. I applied some best practice articles for the temp-db long ago, and also ...
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How to use Blob Storage as shared storage in a Windows Azure Failover Cluster?

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster composed on ...
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SQL Server Transaction Logs in the Cloud

It is a common practice to place the transaction logs (*.ldf) on a separate physical disk system than database files (*.mdf, *.ndf). In a virtual machine cloud environment, is it okay to put the ...
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Does installing SQL Server Database Engine and Reporting Services in Azure require two virtual machines?

We are evaluating moving a large-ish web application comprising ASP.NET, Classic ASP and SQL Server Reporting Services into Azure, and we want to know the "best practice" for installing the Database ...
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SET STATISTICS IO- worktable/workfile

I am executiong query, that produces plan: Statistics IO: Table 'Worktable'. Scan count 0, logical reads 0, physical reads 0, read-ahead reads 0, lob logical reads 0, lob physical reads 0, lob ...
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Can scheduled and continous replication configurations exist side-by-side on the same master/slave servers?

Environment We have a core sql server cluster. This cluster contains some databases that get replicated to a load-balanced sql cluster of currently 3 servers. These databases are replicated each 12 ...
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How to generate replication snapshot without locking tables

When I reinitialize subscription and generate new snapshot it locks all tables and makes the database unusable for a very long time (never waited it out). Is there anyway to do this without locking?
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How can I tell how many Cores SQL Server is actually using?

I have two servers running SQL Server. Server 1: SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (4 core) Server 2: SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition (8 core) As far as I am aware SQL Server 2008 R2 Express should ...
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Script to merge-replicate two MDF database files?

I have a program on a computer and on a tablet. The program uses SQL Server Express to interact with a local database (the same information on both) from a .MDF file. So if I plug the tablet into the ...
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Ways to Reduce Database Size and possibly improve performace. Untouched enviroment.

I am new to an environment. The Databases are virtually untouched by a seasoned DBA. I am looking for ways to reduce DB size and possibly improve performance. Unfortunately, I only have WEb edition ...