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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Deleting duplicate rows with condition(Using SQL and LINQ)

I have a table with 5 columnsID,CPT4,CPT4Mod,ItemCharge,Eff_Date. Deletion Condition: When rows exists with duplicate CPT4and CPT4Mod field values but different ItemCharge and Eff_Date values, ...
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Corrupt DB for a noob

Please help me! I am not a DB admin, and I have been thrust into the role after taking a new job. I need as much step by step as you can give me... I've already done the dbcc ...
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What is shared between two instances on the same server?

We want to install multiple instances of SQL Server on a single Windows server. We cannot use VMs because the server is bare metal Windows 2008 R2. For security purposes we need to ensure that the ...
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Retrieving n rows per group

I often need to select a number of rows from each group in a result set. For example, I might want to list the 'n' highest or lowest recent order values per customer. In more complex cases, the ...
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New Index on table cause table to be locked really often

Here are my tables : CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Trackers] ( [IdTracker] INT IDENTITY (1, 1) NOT NULL, [IMEI] NVARCHAR (16) NULL, [CreationDate] ...
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database design for simple comment

I have a following given scenario. A user can have zero or more item. A user can comment on the item. (Just simple comment listing with name of people who comment, no need hierarchical structure for ...
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Why doesn't a delete increase unused space in a table?

If I populate the following table: IF OBJECT_ID ('dbo.CleanTableTest', 'U') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE dbo.CleanTableTest; GO CREATE TABLE dbo.CleanTableTest (FileName nvarchar(4000), ...
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Outer Apply vs Left Join Performance

I am Using SQL SERVER 2008 R2 I just came across APPLY in SQL and loved how it solves query problems for so many cases, Many of the tables I was using 2 left join to get the result, I was able to ...
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Cannot grant execute to stored procedure

When I try to GRANT EXECUTE ON SP_NAME TO [DOMAIN\USER_NAME] on my database, I'm getting the error message below: Msg 8115, Level 16, State 1, Procedure grant_safety, Line 5 Arithmetic overflow error ...
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How to allow connections to SQL Server with 2 differents ip

I have a small issue here: I have a SQL Server instance 2012 (let's call it INSTANCE) on a cluster. I also have 2 network interfaces for this instance: SQLINSTANCE.my.metwork ...
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Installing SQL Server 2012 - Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed

I am installing SQL Server 2012 SP1 on a new Windows 8.1 machine. During installation I get this error: (Screenshots similar to this question) TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 ...
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how to select first 9 numbers from other table from database using sql query?

I want to fetch first 9 numbers from matching with other column please help me to find out thank you....? SELECT MAINFILE.facno,GLMAST.fglhead FROM MAINFILE INNER JOIN GLMAST ON ...
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How to join fixed row table against mapping table and reveal unmapped records

I have two tables and I am having trouble figuring out how to join them to meet my projection needs. Here is a scenario that illustrates the problem 1. The first table has a fixed set of values/rows; ...
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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 ...
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Turning multiple fields in column to row

I have an issue that has really stumped me in SQL Server. I have recently had the need to insert a row in to a table, made up from a number of columns. I want to make the one row up from something ...
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How do I identify the program that called a stored procedure?

As part of an application database design spec, we've been asked to block execution of a set of stored procedures if they have been fired directly from SSMS / osql / sqlcmd and so on; that is, they ...
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SSIS Execute SQL Task fails to login

I want to execute a SQL query in SSIS but when I try to build the query it says "login failed for user user". I executed the query in SSMS and it works fine and it also parses successfully . the ...
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Equivalent data types in Oracle database for SQL Server 2008’s uniqueidentifier and timestamp

I am working on SQL Server 2008 R2, and I have data types which is specific for SQL Server, including: UniqueIdentifier Timestamp Now I want to deploy my asp.net mvc 5 web application on an ...
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Dynamic Creation of Table using Stored Procedure Without a Use of OpenRowSet in SQL Server

Q.--> An alternative of OpenRowSet in SQL Server Description: I have created a procedure which uses Dynamic PIVOT to get a result. I have a table which contains column DateRange with values Jan-2014 ...
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Conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value

I am trying to run a simple query to get all rows created in November: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM dbo.profile WHERE [Created] BETWEEN '2014-11-01 00:00:00.000' AND '2014-11-30 23:59:59.997'; SMSS ...
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Is there a performance hit by breaking out tables into different schemas in SQL Server?

Is there any kind of performance hit when querying by placing tables in different schemas in SQL Server. For instance if I had 2 tables, Table1 and Table2, and put Table1 into the test schema and ...
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Using IF in T-SQL weakens or breaks execution plan caching?

It has been suggested to me that the use of IF statements in t-SQL batches is detrimental to performance. I'm trying to find some confirmation or validate this assertion. I'm using SQL Server 2005 ...
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Howto use Windows Authentication with SQL Server 2008 Express on a workgroup network?

I have two computers running SQL Server 2008 Express: c01 and c02, I setup both for remote connection using windows authentication. Worked fine for c02 but not for c01. This is the error message I'm ...
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Sql Server Backup to URL (Azure) ERROR

I'm trying to take advantage of the new backup to url function in SQL Server. I have created a valid cert and tried a simple backup, but I get the same error every time no matter what I try. I have ...
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Restore SQL Server database using Windows Powershell 3.0

I'm trying to restore a SQL Server database with a PowerShell script, but I'm having problems. Here is the error I'm getting: Exception calling "SqlRestore" with "1" argument(s): "Restore failed ...
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What are the main causes of deadlocks and can they be prevented?

Recently one of our ASP.NET applications displayed a database deadlock error and I was requested to check and fix the error. I managed to find the cause of the deadlock was a stored procedure that was ...
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How to get the MAX row

In SQL Server I've always found it a pain to get the max rows for a dataset, I'm looking for a list of the methods to retrieve the max rows with some guidance on performance and maintainability. ...
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SQL Server 2012 Very Slow to Consume Memory

I have a bit of a conundrum. I recently upgraded a ~20gb database from Window Server 2008 R2 || SQL Server 2008 R2 to Window Server 2012 || SQL Server 2012. The previous server had 32gb of memory, ...
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How to identify unused databases on my sql server

I am looking for the best practices or analysis someone would have followed to identify the unused or inactive databases on my SQL Server. I went through many articles, which say possibly to go for ...
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How do I determine the spid of the session that is making a query on a linked server?

I have a session running on a SQL Server instance that is blocking other sessions (holding on to a lock without releasing it). Querying sys.sysprocesses yielded the hostname of a different SQL Server ...
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Problems during installation with Database Engine Service

Overall summary: Final result: Failed: see details below Exit code (Decimal): -2061893606 Start time: 2014-07-04 13:40:51 End time: ...
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Exclude a User From an Audit

I need to set up a SQL Server audit to capture all database activity for all logins except one - the login our application runs under. In this case the login I want to exclude is CPSDOM\cpointedb. In ...
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SQL Server: subscriber as publisher and hierarchical replication

In Oracle Streams one way replication from one DB to another is a basic block for many replication topologies (N-way, hierarchical, combined and so on), and changes could be captured and applied for ...
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Visualizing SQL Server Extended Events data

Lately I've been exploring using Extended Events in SQL Server to help me benchmark and optimize various queries. So far, to view the event data I have been using the "Watch Live Data" feature in ...
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Issue shrinking dev sql server DB's log file

I have a development db that's running on sql 2014 in 2012 compatibility that I'm having an issue with trying to shrink the log file. The mdf is 60+gb and the log is 80+gb but since it's dev like ...
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Microsoft recommends using Rowversion over timestamp , but i can not find “rowversion” data type inside my sql server 2008 R2 [on hold]

MS on this link http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182776.aspx mentioned that we should use rowversion data type over Timestamps. Now inside my sql server 2008 R2 I want to create a column with ...
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XML Whitespaces/Unwanted Characters

Could anyone help on how to remove white spaces from an XML file? I used the following code that i got from Mikael Eriksson on Stack Exchange to extract the site id: cast(msg as ...
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In SQL Server, can I guarantee an order without an explicit ORDER BY clause when an index seek is forced on a table with only a clustered index?

Update 2014-12-18 With the overwhelming response to the main question being "No", the more interesting responses have focused on part 2, how to solve the performance puzzle with an explicit ORDER ...
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SQL Native backup MIRROR TO performance

We are moving to SQL Server 2014 Expensive Edition Q1 next year. Right now we are on SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition, so we don't have access to the oh-so-wonderful MIRROR TO option for our backups ...
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Does SQL Server require SSLv3?

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server running SQL 2012 Express RTM (11.0.2100.60). All three protocols (shared memory, named pipes, TCP/IP) are enabled for the server and both 32-bit and 64-bit clients. ...
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How to dynamically alias subquery column [on hold]

I found this How can I dynamically alias columns to be very useful however is there anyway around columns created from subquery Such as SELECT COL1 AS "Column1" (SELECT TOP 1 (COL2) FROM ...
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Suspended query causing high CPU usage

Environment detail: SQL Server 2008 R2. I have applications running on JBoss that access the DB using JDBC driver. Issue: My online DB server was experiencing high CPU usage. Using the ...
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What are the considerations for relocating BLOB storage [duplicate]

I'm just wondering if there are any considerations for relocating a BLOB storage to free up some space in SQL Server 2008 R2
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BLOB storage relocation

Hi all is there any considerations for relocating a BLOB storage to free up some space on SQL server 2012 R2? Also what are the processes that should be followed?
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Dynamic Condition Creation function

I have a function which needs to create a dynamic where clause by reading the columns from the temporary table . CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[GetWhereClause] ( @TempTableName nvarchar(600) ) RETURNS ...
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How to delete row from table later than date?

I have a simple table: MyTable: -Id int primary key -Name varchar(MAX) -Deleted bit Now i want delete rows created later that 15.12.2014. But how can you see i don't have a any date columns in my ...
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How do I get the count for time periods?

I have a table with the following columns. [ComputerGroupid], [Computerid], [Userid], [loginTime], [logoffTime] And my requirement is to get the table with the below information ...
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Database design for a table with both bulk insert and single row insert

I have to design a table where records will be inserted in two ways. Bulk insert from a batch process from a delimited text file between 2 - 3 million rows in a short burst. Later the same records ...
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Excessive sort memory grant

Why is this simple query granted so much memory? -- Demo table CREATE TABLE dbo.Test ( TID integer IDENTITY NOT NULL, FilterMe integer NOT NULL, SortMe integer NOT NULL, Unused ...
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How to retreive deleted records in a trigger on a table with composite primary key

I am trying to optimize a trigger on a table in a database from a 3rd party. I am not allowed to change or add any columns to the schema. The table has a composite primary key, one column is an ...