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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Ola Hallengren Index Optimise Script not Rebuilding Indexes

I have downloaded Ola Hallengren's script and deployed to master database. I run it using the below... EXECUTE dbo.IndexOptimize @Databases = 'USER_DATABASES', @FragmentationLow = NULL, ...
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Cannot SUM datetime field in Sql Server migrated from Access

I am new here and am new to SQL Server (Express). I used the SSMA tool and it converted Access date/time fields to datatime2. The data contains duration data so there is no need for a date. I want ...
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Azure SQL Administrator Can't Access Master Database

I created an SQL server and database. I can log in to the database manage page with my administrator account, and manage the database I created, but when I try to look at the master database, it says: ...
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Migration to databases Domain Users do not have access

I migrated databases to new servers, however the applications that were previously used with the databases are failing to load. I have changed the connections and etc. The jobs also seem to be ...
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Windows Administrator doesn't have permission on SQL Server [duplicate]

My previous system administrator created a SQL Server 2008 instance on my local machine with his domain User. Now, I cannot create, delete, or view any databases or tables on that instance. Even with ...
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View with left joins are very slow

I have a view based on join of 3 tables and and query on view is taking 10 mins to fetch the results. Can anybody help me in reducing the time taken to fetch results? VIEW CREATE view ...
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DbUp and script directory

I'm using DbUp, starting from the example I've created a C# program. The example suggest me to put all scripts under Scripts directory. Ok, this is done but, when script number will grow up that ...
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Can't connect to SQL Server

I'm trying to set up Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication and I'm stuck at "Add a New Peer Node" step - I can't connect to another server. In server name field I specify serverIP\DBNODE2 and SQL ...
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Table with 4 million records - different size and performance in development and production

At my company we use SQL Express 2008 R2, which supports databases up to 10GB. We have 2 databases with almost the same number of rows in all tables. But, one of them is 4.5 GB in size (which is in ...
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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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SSMS returns results immediately; ADO takes longer

I am running a query that returns ~250k results. It is basically SELECT * FROM my_schema.my_view (and the view is somewhat complex, and all table references in it are two-part) I am not passing any ...
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Optimising a query of an SSRS dataset

Consider the query given below: SELECT * FROM ((SELECT c.cust_id , c.username , REPLACE(qs.seg_type_ref_key_02, 'N/A', 'Non Vip') casino_group, ...
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Long running DBCC CHECKDB

I am on SQL 2014 Standard doing offline DBCC CHECKDBs (so on a box other than production). For the most part, my process is going pretty quick but for some reason I have this small DB (6gbs) and its ...
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Logical problem with a database model

Beforehand the table names and columns are in Spanish, my native language is Spanish. (table names have been now edited to English) I've got a database to manage the tickets sales of a trip that is ...
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Optimizing queries for 25+ million rows

I am using MS SQL, and I have to run several queries on the same table on different criteria. At first I ran each query on the original table although they all share some filtering (i.e Date, status). ...
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Agent Xps getting disabled automatically

In one of SQL 2012 server, agent Xps is getting disabled automatically. There is no set pattern for the same and the issue started all of a sudden. Through profiler it was found that application named ...
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How to force drop database in SQL Server 2008

I'm trying to force drop a database, but after dropping the database, when I try to recreate the database, I'm getting the error cannot create file C:\Program Files.....[databasename].mdf because ...
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Help me to map Column types betwenn SQL and TopSpeed Clarion Tables

I am tasked to convert an old Clarion App to new one under SQL Server 2012. All I have is 200 tables with TPS extension which I can open only by program called TopScan. (No odbc, no technical ...
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Extracting a field from RESTORE HEADERONLY in sql server

I'm trying to use 'RESTORE HEADERONLY' to get the date when the backup I'm about to restore was made. The command: RESTORE HEADERONLY FROM DISK = '<path to .bak file>' works fine in query ...
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How to perform same DML statements on two different servers (Oracle and SQL-Server) simultaneously

I have two servers, Oracle and SQL-Server. I have same database on both the servers. I want to perform DML (insert,update,delete). How can I perform same DML statements on both the servers ...
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Subselect of MAX(Version) takes many minutes, though there are only ~20K records

I have a pretty complicated data model. I can't understand most SQL examples without an explanation of what's being modeled, so I'll try to explain. Mainlines -> Releases -> Overlays -> Calibrations ...
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When does SQL Server follow the Minimum Password Age policy?

According to this SQL Server 2008 whitepaper, SQL Server should only pay attention to the Minimum Password Age policy when the Check_Expiration (Enforce Password Expiration) option is turned on. Page ...
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Does SQL Sentry Plan Explorer work?

Does SQL Sentry Plan Explorer work as advertised and is it legitimate? Are there any gotchas or something to be concerned about? It looks like it shows the hot path in color commpared to SSMS's ...
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Error with FUNCTION ( SQL Server 2008 ) - ''Cannot find either column…'

Friends, I have this Function: create function [dbo].[fn_xxx] ( @Nome varchar(100), @Descricao varchar(500) ) RETURNS @tbDados table ( Qtd int ) as Begin ...
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Oracle Linked Server only works with Sql Login

I'm having this weird error for some time. When I login to sql server and use the linked server SELECT * FROM OPENQUERY(MEGA, 'SELECT 1 FROM DUAL') I receive this error OLE DB provider ...
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ProcessID Owner with third party app

I am having problems trying to audit a third party app with a SQLServer backend. The app manages users and user access via a SQL table, using a single SQL login to access the databases. I am trying ...
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Join to a Culture Table vs Select Culture ID

I have a query that is executed several hundred thousand times a day. Due to legacy support, the incoming variables on this SP cannot change. Currently it looks like this: Select id, name, ...
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When does a port get assigned if SQL Server is set to TCP Dynamic Ports

I'm trying to determine when a dynamic port is assigned to SQL Server. If the TCP/IP Properties have the TCP Dynamic Ports enabled, does that port get assigned at the time the Server is installed or ...
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Best place to keep backup scripts

Where is the best place to leave the Database Backup scripts, currently I let them on the Backup Job itself, however I wonder if it's best to leave on a Database
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Restore failed for server (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)

I am using SQL Server 2008. While I am restoring database from backup file I got the error. Restore failed for Server 'WIN-TUT3YRM1MMN\SQLEXPRESS'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) ...
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Why adding SQL Server user to “Perform volume maintenance tasks” improves the speed of database resizing so much?

If I want to create 5GB database with CREATE DATABASE [test] CONTAINMENT = NONE ON PRIMARY ( NAME = N'test', FILENAME = N'E:\2012\test.mdf' , SIZE = 5529600KB , FILEGROWTH = 1024KB ) LOG ON ( ...
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write to SQL server from another server

I have 2 Windows 2012 virtual machines set up in Virtualbox - one called "AppServer" where I'll be installing applications, and another called "DatabaseServer" - where the application databases will ...
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corrupt Access database file linked with SQL

I have a corrupt Access table and i don’t know how to handle the problem. When I am making any changes of the record in this file, the rows in the table shows me only ‘#Deleted’ message instead of my ...
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T-SQL bulk insert fails on specific word “DENY” in string-data [on hold]

I have CSV files structured as string ; string ; string First string is quoted with "". The other 2 strings are not. I'm bulk inserting them into a table using nchar(x) for each of the 3 columns with ...
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Adding a constraint to check another table whether if the data exists [migrated]

currently I'm learning SQL but i got stucked at one point, I've searched a number of threads but it seems that i can't find the exact one that I'm trying to achieve. Currently after creating table, ...
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SSIS Merge Join Error [on hold]

I have a simple data flow. I'm trying to join two sets of data from two different databases. The TXT database is collation SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. The other dataset (Cost) is coming from ...
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Should I use Database Mirroring?

So I have the following scenario on my hands: I have a product database that runs for a specific app, all inserts into the database come in through three separate connections. Recently I have ...
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What is the purpose of the database 'owner'?

Today while troubleshooting a service broker problem, I discovered that the database owner was the Windows login of an employee who had left the company. His login had been removed and thus the query ...
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Agent service account shows as not clustered

One of the SQL Server 2008 R2 instances I administer is running on a two node Windows Cluster (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise) When I run the DMV sys.dm_server_services, SQL Server Service Account ...
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How to copy SQL Server log shipping files to AWS EC2 instance

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 and would like to log ship from my local data center SQL Server instance to a log shipping target SQL Server running in AWS EC2. What is the best way to copy the log ...
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Cannot identify syntax errors [on hold]

Newbie here. I'm trying to execute this line in sql server: CREATE TABLE dummy_driver but I'm receiving the error message Incorrect syntax near 'dummy_driver'. I can't seem to locate the error. ...
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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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Why is my Amazon RDS instance so slow?

I currently run a Windows Server with SQL Server Express. I'd like follow best practice and separate the application from the database, so I've created an RDS instance and exported my database. ...
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High PAGELATCH_* and WRITELOG waits. Are they related?

We are seeing very high PAGELATCH_EX and PAGELATCH_SH wait types along with high WRITELOG waits. I've diagnosed the query causing the PAGELATCH waits and can eliminate them by reducing the insertion ...
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Keeping default max memory 2147483647 MB value in SQL Server, a bad practice?

Based on that msdn page : server memory settings it's a good practice to keep the default values for SQL-Servers min and max memory to keep it dynamic... From what I learned through tutorials you ...
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ComputerNamePhysicalNetBIOS and “Current Host Server” shows different machines

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance on a two node (say names X and Y) windows server cluster (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise). Server Manager on both nodes shows 'X' as the 'Current Host ...
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How to log successful login attempts to a database?

Is there a way to log database name when auditing logins in SQL Server (2005 and above)? I basically want to log the username and the database name the user successfully connected to. I have tried ...
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Why is sql server waiting for acknowledgment?

I have an application that often request a big set of rows [about 20K] from a sql view, in the mean time other applications can't update the table from where the data comes from, the update query's ...
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SQL Alert: 020 - SSPI handshake failure. Tracking the cause?

I have done my best to find an article that answers this question but I have not had much luck. I manage the database across three domains. One domain has the ability to access the other two, but ...
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How to user the Tablediff Utility with Replication Filters

I am using merge replication in SQL 2012. I am trying out the TableDiff utility to show non convergence. I see a problem with this approach though. This is because I am using parameterised filters to ...