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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Is there a performance difference in committing and rolling back a read-only transaction?

I open a (repeatable read) transaction (BEGIN TRAN) to do some work on certain records. First thing I do is checking if the data I need to change is in the database. In some cases there will be and ...
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Index planning for many columns with different usage

I've a table with 80 columns and that is a base table for most of the application. Daily load inserts almost 8,000 records and update upto 2,000 records. This table is now having more than 5 million ...
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How to create a dummy Linked Server in SQL Server 2012

I have a database in two different production servers. I want to keep the schemas consistent between the two. One has jobs that call stored procedures that reference a Linked Server. The other does ...
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Running a SQL Server query with as little impact as possible

I'm looking to create some basic scripts that are aimed at running on production systems. I want them to run with as little impact as possible. They shouldn't affect performance whenever ...
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SQL Server 2014 Avaliability Group DbMgrPartnerCommitPolicy

I have an environment with 2 Windows Server 2012 R2 servers, both with SQL Server 2014 Expensive edition. Whenever a change happens in the AGs (such as: AlwaysOn Availability Groups connection with ...
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SQL Server : create table within stored procedure

I have a stored procedure that will be run by a user with public permissions. When operational, it will be called from an Excel spreadsheet and the results presented on a given tab. The procedure has ...
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What does a blank DQS Status column mean?

I'm attempting to use a DQS Transformation in SSIS to harmonize geographic data. For each column being cleansed, there are three output columns- _Source, _Output and _Status. The _Status column ...
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What does the FullAccess. infront of table mean in SQL Server query? [on hold]

What does the "FullAccess" in the below query refer to? I have a table named ReceivedClaimFact but I do not have any Schemas named FullAccess in my Database. The query runs successfully though. ...
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Operating system error code 3(failed to retrieve text for this error. Reason: 15105)

I tried the following code to try and bulk load into a table in my SQL Server. BULK INSERT dbo.CentralRepository_Associate_Details FROM '/1CAAP/1413/data/csvtest1.csv' WITH (FIELDTERMINATOR = ';') ...
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Query Relating Rows W/O A Corresponding Value

I have a table setup like this: ID Code DateActive DateInactive statusCode 15 20090413 null A 15 null 20090416 I 15 20100101 ...
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SQL Server 2014 - Full text index never stops populating

I have a server that is running SQL Server 2014. I have full text indexes on some of my tables in my databases. The problem is that it's always saying populating and it never finishes. So my queries ...
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How do I provide a failsafe for retrieval of data from excel to SQL

So say there is a process in place for importing data from excel spreadsheet to SQL using SSIS. And there are two tables, one with new data and one with data from its previous run. I sometimes have ...
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Tell SQL Server a query is ad hoc and not to optimize based on it

Is there a way to run a one-off query against a production SQL Server database and tell it not to make any future judgments based on that query. E.g. Store execution plans, recommend indexes, etc. ...
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Remote access to SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 (named instance) on a Windows Server 2012 R2: Enabled remote access to SQL Server Enabled shared memory & TCP/IP protocols & named pipes for the SQL Server ...
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What server configuration and database should I use?

I am new to Database's and want to work toward installing a Database in the small company I work at for production and eventually other uses. The company has only 15 employee's and three departments. ...
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Does CPU utilization affect the cost of foreign NUMA access?

Scenario Let's assume I have a SQL Server with 4 sockets with each 1 NUMA node. Each socket has 4 physical cores. There is 512 GB of memory total so each NUMA node has 128 GB of RAM. A key table is ...
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How to set up indexed view when SELECTing TOP 1 with ORDER BY from different tables

I am struggling to setup an indexed view in the following scenario so that the following query performs without two clustered index scans. Whenever I create an index view for this query and then use ...
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Finding out what permissions are required by the SQL Server Agent Jobs

I've been looking at this for a while and I can't work out an easy way to do this. As it stands every job in the database runs under SA level rights (horrifying thought) I'm sure some of the jobs ...
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SQL Server stored procedure clockin [on hold]

How to create a stored procedure with clockin, clockout columns and I want to show the time worked from them and the min_leave_time when user clockin and out for breaks on a 8 hr. shift with lunch ...
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How can I take table as input dynamically from user?

I am new to SQL server and want to take table name and column names as input from user dynamically. Also, need to perform cursor implementation of comparing records on it. I have completed the ...
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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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Upgrade from SQL Server Express Edition to SQL Server 2008 R2 [on hold]

Can I upgrade from SQL Server Express to SQL Server 2008 R2? If there is away can you please provide the steps for me.
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Does RSS Profile has an effect on SQL Server with NUMA setup?

I'm curious whether the RSS Profile which is default NUMAStatic on Windows 2012 R2 could/should be changed for SQL Server with a NUMA setup. Has anyone done performance benchmarks on high load SQL ...
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Aggregation by positive and negative values

I have a table called "PROD_COST" with 5 columns: +----+----------+------+-----------+-------------+ | ID | Duration | Cost | COST_NEXT | COST_CHANGE | ...
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Design of hard drive RAIDs

My task is to reconfigure a main server that houses the company's applications and data. The server is capable of handling everything. I wanted to find out if anyone has a suggestion on the best ...
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RAID 10 array configuration for SQL Server

I have a question regarding RAID 10 and SQL Server. My plan is to purchase an HP DL380 G9 with the 24 drive config. The question is how to break up the array. The drives will be divided between the 3 ...
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SQL Server 2012 Publisher SQL Server 2008 Subscriber version issue

So I have a setup where one virtual machine is a SQL Server 2012 publisher and I need to setup merge replication on a SQL Server 2008 subscriber on a different vm. When setting up the subscription ...
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Select when group by contains more than one row with the same value?

I am trying to write a query that returns one row from table A whenever a column in joined table B contains multiple distinct values for a single matching row in table A. (A -> B is a 1 -> many ...
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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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TempDB Log Space and ACTIVE_TRANSACTION

Our monitoring solution (SCOM) is currently flagging that the tempdb log is running out of space. However we have auto grow set to 1GB chunks for the log and we have 25GB of space left on the drive. ...
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Error: Cannot Generate SSPI context

When someone tries to connect to a SQL Server instance, the error shows up: It's not possible do generate SSPI context. Yesterday we had a blackout (don't know how to say this expression in ...
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Bi-directional synchronization between local SQL Server 2005 and a SQL Azure 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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Cannot Generate SSPI Context Error [duplicate]

I have a weird situation, in my instance i created 2 AG (AG1 and AG2) using the same service account. for couple of both are working fine connecting to Listener1 and Listener2. Last week, one of the ...
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What's the point of WHERE 1=2 for SELECT INTO table query

If we want to create a new table from an existing one in SQL Server we can do the following SELECT * into Table2 from Table1 WHERE 1=2 Whats the point of where clause? I tried it without the where ...
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Connection between SQL Server 2014 and Oracle 12c [duplicate]

I have to server: 1.Server_A with Oracle 12c 2.Server_B with SQL Server 2014 I want these servers see each other, though I can SELECT anything I want in Server_A from Server_B and vice versa. I ...
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Guidelines for full-text index maintenance

What guidelines should be considered for maintaining full-text indexes? Should I REBUILD or REORGANIZE the full-text catalog (see BOL)? What is a reasonable maintenance cadence? What heuristics ...
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Allocation strategy where tables regularly grow and shrink by large amounts

I have a SQL Server 2014 database with 100+ tables that have a 5% growth rate over the course of a year. Lots of reading, very little writing. This database is going to expand by another set of 20+ ...
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SQL Server Stored procedures run very slowly after a while

We have an ASP.Net application with a report page that runs several stored procedures. We have a problem with a production system where the report runs so slowly that it times out when the user ...
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Return even empty groups when grouping by date

I have the following query: SELECT DISTINCT COUNT(CD_BarCode) ,CD_Carrier ,SUBSTRING(CONVERT(VARCHAR,DT_Arriving,103),1,11) Date FROM TB_AGIL WHERE ...
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How to avoid delimiter character in BCP export?

In my project, I need to use SQL 2008 BCP tool to export the result of a stored procedure into a fixed column width file. I used different approaches, but still couldn't get expected result. Things I ...
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MSSQL Restore Database is terminating abnormally

When I'm trying to restore a database, I'm getting this error in MSSQL: Msg 3287, Level 16, State 1, Line 16 The file ID 1 on device ...
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Event 17058 - initerrlog: Could not open error log file (SQL Server)

I'm new to SQL Server and encountering an error when running sqlservr.exe (Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 SP2 - Express Edition) Error 17058, Severity: 16, State: 1. initerrlog: Could not open ...
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Azure: Many Failed Login Attempts Logged

I run a SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine. I have noticed in the Event Logs of the server lots of failed SQL Login attempts using a ton of different usernames (none of which exist): Login ...
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Sql Server Mirroring Failover and Failback

I have the following mirroring setup for DR. Principal (ServerA) Mirror (ServerB). When we do a DR test we do manual failover from Principal (ServerA) to Mirror(ServerB), so now: ServerB is ...
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In Sql Server, is there a way to check if a selected group of rows are locked or not?

We are attempting to update/delete a large number of records in a multi-billion row table. Since this is a popular table, there is a lot of activity in different sections of this table. Any large ...
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Sql Dependency with Service broker working fine when sql server presents local system but its not working when database is at remote system [on hold]

I have an application which uses sql service broker and sql dependency in c# application. Its working fine when my database is at the local machine but it does nothing when the database is at remote ...
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Add a flag when certain conditions are met

I have a table where when an employee works LEAVE1 and LEAVE2 paycodes on the same day then in the new column called 'FLAG' we need to put a 1 for LEAVE1 and a 2 for LEAVE2, when these paycodes are ...
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SSRS Domain Migration

My company is currently going through a data center migration. We are now down to the SQL Servers and this includes SSRS. The bad thing that is going to hit us is the current SSRS server is being ...
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Defragmenting Indexes Bloats Log Files

I'm having difficulty "defragging" indexes as a minimally logged operation. Before defragmentation, the database recovery model is switched from FULL to BULK LOGGED. Depending on the fragmentation ...
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Sharing a database over the local network [migrated]

We have some plate nesting software at work which I use daily. Recently, I thought I'd try to get the shared database up and working so the boys in the workshop could use the software on another PC ...