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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SQL join with multiple columns as FK to same list table

I have a table that has 5 references to a list table for normalization of the first table. So in the table 1 a row looks line other columns..., reference_1, reference_2, reference_3, reference_4, ...
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Sum of points and rank according to points with join three tables

I am creating a game where I am calculating the user points on the basis of user activities. Everything working fine I got the sum of points and on the basis of points I calculated the rank. I have ...
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BI and DBA dev , where to start

I've read a lot about business intelligence development and database development, too. I have tried to work my way around a couple of courses on SQL Server 2008 however I feel kind of lost and I have ...
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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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SQL Server: UPDATE permission for table variable

SQL Server 2012 I have a maintenance script that I wrote for some of my operators. They are members of the fixed db_datareader and db_datawriter roles. Part of the script creates a table variable, ...
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Conceptual ERD Multi-table many to many, or possibly recursive?

I'm creating a conceptual diagram [yes, I know I've included attributes and keys - but this is just for me to consolidate what I'm doing whilst learning] -- so please treat it as Conceptual with the ...
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What are Measures and Dimensions in Cubes

I'm very new to Microsoft Sql Server Business Intelligence and Analysis Service(but I'm programming for years with SQL Server).Can any one describe Measures and Dimensions in Cubes in Simple words(If ...
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SARG cardinality estimate, why not full-scan?

Why there is no full-scan (On SQL 2008 R2 and 2012)? Test data: DROP TABLE dbo.TestTable GO CREATE TABLE dbo.TestTable ( TestTableID INT IDENTITY PRIMARY KEY, VeryRandomText VarChar(50), ...
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What started this SQL Server job?

I'm looking at a SQL Server environment in which jobs start in several different ways. One way is from a job running on a different SQL Server. So, for example, "SQL Server A" runs a job named ...
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Information about a column and the data it holds?

I'm working with a table that has 3 different dates associated with each item in the table. I don't understand what each time is so I want to know if there's a standard place that the person who made ...
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Trace Flag 1222 Not Working?

I have a customer site with two similarly configured 2008r2 SQL Servers "A" and "C". On both servers the trace flags 1204 and 1222 are enabled and DBCC tracestatus shows the following on both ...
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Exporting SQL Server DB from my laptop to AWS RDS

I am following this tutorial from AWS to export a SQL Server database that currently sits on my laptop to Amazon Web Services RDS. In particular I am trying the Generate and Publish script wizard ...
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Adding around 200 rows in a table grows size of the table by 400kb where avg row size is 0.2KB

We are running into an issue where if we look at the avg row size (0.2kb) x number of rows (200) inserted in one of our table, the size should grow by around 40 KB. However the total used space has ...
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Implication of owned schemas for a user having db_owner privilege

Importance of "Schema owned by the user"? The user is db_owner for the db. Is it required to select owned schemas?, or else it will own all the schemas as it is a db_owner? Please provide me a detail ...
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Why can't I get the available free space after shrinking?

My disk drive was full. So I deleted some records. Then I tried to shrink and it indicated available free space of around 5GB as indicated in the below image. Once I ran the shrink for data file, ...
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check when last backup was taken

Brent Ozar had an interesing newsletter on 2015-06-22; How do you manage dbas measuring backups, where he thinks that a good DBA should check when the last backup was done it was last restored ...
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List of all missing order numbers that are not in the table

Our workplace has started to scan all documents rather than manually keep them in archives etc. On average we are scanning 1,000 documents per time (this happens about 30 times per day). Each time ...
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Cannot create a row of size XXXX which is greater than the allowable maximum row size of 8060

I have a scenario where some inserts/updates are failing due to maximum row size of 8060 limitation. I have a table with lots of varchar 250 to 500 columns, numerics, datetime columns. I was trying to ...
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How do I get more details on a full text catalog error?

I have an error that is repeatedly generated on a SQL Server 2005 instance running the databases for MS Team Foundation Server. 'Severity 16' occurred on INSTANCENAME Looking in the SQL Server ...
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How Columns_update() Function Works in Trigger To Find Updated Columns Name

I am in confuse about trigger function Columns_Update(). i Have Basic Idea about this function that it returns a varbinary and it is use to get updated Columns in Trigger even i have Find The code ...
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SQL DB Permissions so anyone can modify the DB

I'm teaching a class on SQL Server 2014, and want students to be able to restore a Db I give them and then be able to take ownership and modify tables, and also to view the database diagram. ...
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Is there a cool way of performing CU updates for SQL Server on hundreds of machines?

My company has grown from 50 SQL Servers to over 200 overnight in a merger acquisition. HELP! My questions are: How can I perform CU updates on this many servers and still have a life and keep my ...
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SQL agent job, why is the job history showing that a step is still running even though the job has completed

I have a sql agent job that runs Powershell as its first step (there are 3 steps in total). I have set this step to have 2 retries, with a 3 minute retry interval. When I look into the job history, ...
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Error in attaching mdf file from a crashed server to a new server

One of our server hosting an important database crashed. The sysadmin team could only access the files by erasing the password with a tool and then log in to access the .MDF files. I copied the ...
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Datediff with many dates causes poor performance?

I am a system programmer and entered the forum to understand a little more of the database. Currently I picked a query with a lot of data and I had to check there is a gap between today's date and the ...
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Leap second in Database system (Postgresql and SQL Server)

This night will be longer because of leap second: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_second My impact will be minimal in my case, I don't even know if I will recive some weird data like 20150630 ...
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Sum of points and rank according to points

I am creating a game where I am calculating the user points on the basis of user activities. Everything is working fine - I got the sum of points and on the basis of points I calculated the rank. I ...
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How to execute stored procedure from other database?

I have 2 databases. Example: db1 and db2. And db1 has a stored procedure sp1 with an input parameter. db2 has a stored procedure sp2. I am trying to execute sp1 in sp2. I tried below: I know it ...
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Changing the initial size of log files

I am changing the initial size of log files but it goes back to its previous size. Can somebody please let me know what do I need to do so that it gets the new size? Thanks
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How to do a 'SUM' of a COUNT(*) in your select to be grouped by a particular column in SQL SERVER

What I am looking for is to be able to SUM the open_lines and group them by that so instead of 'cntnr_id' having open_lines showing as '1' it should show '2' since it is the same cntnr_id and ...
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Trigger/Event that fires when a Transaction finishes

I have a query that pulls from about 15 different tables. I am looking to materialize this into a table that stores it in xml/json. (To improve performance.) The problem I have is that these tables ...
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Unable to change database owner to a user that is already mapped as user

I ran into this problem. Trying to change a database owner to ; however, I get the following error message when doing so: The proposed new database owner is already a user in the database Now I ...
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Insert data between 30 minute time intervals

I want to divided my to my time interval depending to the start time and end time. To explain it further, let me have this example. I have this table: User Elapsed Time Start Time ...
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I want to add a user/login to role in another database without switching databases

I have a role / login in a 'new' database mynewdb with a role "emailsender". I have scripted a profile for sp_send_dbmail and am now trying to script adding the the login to the DatabaseMailUserRole ...
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System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.CommitFailedException: C# Multithreading & SQL Server 2012

We have a C# multi threaded (100 threads) program which reads the records from the DB and each thread picks up one record (one Entity Framework connection per thread) and update the a single DB table. ...
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Why are my jobs not running and next run is not scheduled? [on hold]

My SQL server agent had stopped. So I started it. After I started it, the activity monitor showed that "Agent XPs are disabled". Then I ran EXEC SP_CONFIGURE 'Agent XPs',1 GO RECONFIGURE After ...
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How do I troubleshoot error 26: “Error Locating Server/Instance Specified”

I'm trying to configure TCP access to my SQL Server named instance (named SQL2012). I use management studio to connect to the database engine. I type in the server name: "tcp:localhost\SQL2012" and I ...
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How to tell what user has synced

I have set up merge replication web sync to sync a publication from a SQL Server 2012 database. I am trying to make some parameterised filters using SUSER_SNAME() or HOST_NAME(). When I do a sync is ...
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sp_startpublication_snapshot Parameter(s)

I am creating a stored procedure that: Restores a DB from a .bak giving the .mdf and .ldf a new name (so we have have several copies of the same DB up (If specified in the SP's parameter) Creates ...
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connecting to a database via tsql on mac 10.10.4

I'm trying to connect to a database via tsql. I use the following command: TDSVER=8.0 tsql -S <server IP> -p 1433 -U <my username> -P <my password> Now, I know the server IP is ...
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Sql Database server Remote access not working

I have configured Remote settings from TCP/IP with 1433 port and Firewall is also disabled I have checked settings over intenet and applied still not able to connect remotly I am using windows ...
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sql org chart hierarchical table to xml json

I have a table of employees and managers: create table emp_mgr (emp varchar(99), mgr varchar(99)) insert into emp_mgr select 'Adam',NULL; insert into emp_mgr select 'Bob','Adam'; insert into emp_mgr ...
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SQL Server DB becomes unusable overnight

Yesterday, my SQL Server database was fine. Today it is almost unusable - it's slowed down by a factor of between five to twenty, depending on when I hit it. Some data was added to the server in an ...
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Is it possible to set stand-by database to active, do changes and then continue restore chain?

Basically, I'm using a custom log shipping method on a sql 2012, where the transaction files are manually copied to an offsite location. The files are then restored using something similar: RESTORE ...
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SQL Server - Failover Cluster add node later [on hold]

Is it possible to setup SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition in a failover cluster with a single node now, and add nodes later? The setup would include Windows already being clustered, but SQL Server ...
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Over 99 million records with geography column & spatial index - VERY VERY VERY slow queries!

I’ve been working with SQL Server for a long time but have only recently encountered the need to work with spatial data. I have come into an environment that uses it pretty heavily and my first real ...
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Creating Stored Procedure with TableName as parameter

I am attempting to create a stored procedure where a table name is passed as a parameter, as well as updating contents of the table. Here is my code I have so far. ...
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Who is using a SQL Server database user credential?

I have a database user -- let's say "x" -- and I want to know how many Windows (desktop) users are using this database user (who2 or who is only give the current result, I want to know the entire ...
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SQL Script to Drop old AD logins, Inactive SQL Logins and all related Users

Related Question: SQL Server script to delete accounts no longer in Active Directory Whilst the above question points out the rather handy sp_validatelogins procedure, i'd like to extend this ...
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How do I check the status of an SSAS Cube that is currently processing?

When you process a cube through SSMS by right-clicking and selecting "process" it will display a window with the current status of each of your processing objects. In my current project I am using a ...