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windows 10 home, 64 bit… trouble running a certain software requiring 2k8r2, would like to run these ideas by you [on hold]

I need to run a programming software that requires 2008r2, I cant finish installing the software because it wants to install its own instance of 2k8r2. Can I install sql first then run the software? ...
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Is there any way to have headers and footers put in and under which we would have our queried results? [on hold]

Example : 3 tables with Details: employee [EMPNAME, EMPID] ProductList [ProductName, ProductCode] Orders `[EMPNAME, ProductCode, ProductName, DeliveryDate, OrderDate, TOTAMT][]3 I am trying ...
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Sybase SQL Anywhere 12 - Get all indexes which are unique -> ambigious sysindexes error

we are using a Sybase SQL Anywhere 12 db. In the db there are indices, which are unique, but shouldn't be unique. Therefore I search for a quick way to list all tables with unique primary keys. I ...
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View active MySQL connections per user

I need a query that will give me the active or open number of connections to a certain database for a certain user. I have been searching for hours and have come up with nothing so far. I am close, so ...
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Finding out the exact size of the database after inserting records?

I have this query: SELECT table_schema "db.name" , Round(Sum(data_length + index_length) / 1024 / 1024, 1) "DB Size in MB" FROM information_schema.tables GROUP BY table_schema; Does this ...
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MS Access Run Multiple Queries

I have eight 'append' queries in MS Access 2010 that I want to be able to run. Each query also needs to take one parameter (a project number). I want to run all eight, entering the parameter only ...
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How to check value when i have a list of elements separated by comma in a column?

I am looking to return a value in a database. Table named TIPOLOGY is structured like this: Name Owner ID Office Type LIST_OF_VALUES Jones Lasi 1 12345 TKT AUD,PAX,CCF ...
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novice-design: Are FOREIGN KEYs always necessary? Joins on columns which are not PK

I've been wondering if following approach is bad or really very bad:). Question#1: can we use indicator_id to combine data from indicator_values and indicator_details tables (without using FOREIGN ...
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Data Warehouse: How can i query daily snapshots?

I have some snapshots of a database that are not timeseries. For example: Snapshot day 1: +----+---------------+------------+------------+ | ID | Title | Category | Date | ...
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How to include concatenated values in a dynamic pivot column value?

I am extending a dynamic pivot query. The original query works fine. In the second query, instead of displaying the date as a value for the pivot column, I would like to display a concatenated column. ...
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Which data type should I use to store a 11 digit number [on hold]

Which data type I should use to store an 11 digit number? It must store '0' as the first digit. For example, if I store 02421402015, it must show 02421402015. I tried using varchar and it shows ...
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Deleting a Row in Table- Best way to also delete all rows it affects? [on hold]

I have created a very simple SQL script (see below) that deletes rows in my table if a column name is a certain value. DELETE FROM table_name WHERE some_column=some_value; However, this table ...
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Add [Is Primary Key Column] to this query

I made this query, to list tables, its columns, data type and etc: select t.name as 'Table', c.name 'Column', ty.name 'Data_Type', c.max_length as 'Max_Lenght', ...
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Next date to be displayed [on hold]

train depature and arival arv dep day 13:40 pm day 1 20:45 pm 23:20 pm day 1 02:20 am day 2 I need the output as (give input as ...
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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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Combine multiple row's records in one row with MS Access Query?

I have a table (name- tbl2) with 21 column but I want to combine multiple rows records in a row by using a unique reference number as below: Table Field and Records Type Expected Result: Please ...
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Fatal error when not numeric value - PostgreSQL 9.2 [on hold]

Below is an example of the auto-generated update query, with client-supplied keys (_iid). There's a fatal error when _iid is not numeric. However; this should accept any value. I believe that's what ...
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Why are correlated subqueries sometimes faster than joins in Postgres?

This relates to the dataset described in Postgres is performing sequential scan instead of index scan I've started working on adapting the import logic to work with a more normalised schema – no ...
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Discriminating rows where column start and/or end with dots

I have a table where rows are stored as follow: # id alias_desc state 1 3 Alison a 2 4 Alison. a 3 5 Alizon a 4 6 Alizon. a 5 7 Amada a 6 8 Amada. ...
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What is the best ways to filter data on the fly

We are implementing a new plan for ETL database, but we do not want to store the intermediate table on our local sql server (only want those records that we need). any body know the best ways to do ...
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How to select from 3 tables while using count on 1, and sum on another?

I'm stuck on this one query. Here is my setup: table 1 (shows) show_user show_count table 2 (views) view_user view_views table 3 (users) user user_name What I need to is produce results ...
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Design a many-to-many table for scale

I am thinking about scaling issues with many-to-many join tables. I have a constructed example as following: Many users have many wishlists. On every wishlist are many items. If I scale this ...
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Select into statement

Is it possible to use "select into" statement when we are joining different tables which have 1 or more same column names? Eg: Table1 has column name as description and Table2 has column name as ...
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Aggregate data from multiple rows into single row

In my table I have rows, and each row has some data and its version. When column is not-null, it overrides an old value otherwise nothing happens. Pseudocode (in C#) var resultTable = new ...
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Full database backup

I'm using third party tool for making schedule database backups. I need to make one additional full backup. Should it be affected on the scheduled backups? If yes, is there any solution?
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Sum data from 3 tables(joining), but one of may no data then other tables data will show

I am making a stock group summary report for this I am making Sum data from 3 joining tables, but one of may no data then other tables data will show. I have 3 tables as: ac_stock_item, ...
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Restore from SQL Server 2014 Enterprise to BI

Is it possible to restore a SQL Server 2014 Enterprise database with table partitioning (Production) to a SQL Server 2014 BI Version (Test/Development) ? Of course I don't expect to use the table ...
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Does HP Vertica run on Windows and is it compatible with our existing Oracle SQL?

I am new to HP Vertica. I read the installation documentation for HP Vertica, but it seems to be totally unix focused. Can we install HP Vertica under Windows? Additionally, will we need to update ...
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Select a Record with multiple status entries in same table [on hold]

I have a table that carriers Status of members . A member record can have multiple statuses for example Eligbile, Invalid.. etc. I only want to select members from the table that have only two ...
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How long to learn PostgreSQL?

I want to learn PostgreSQL and How to make the learning process efficient, but really don't know how long it would take even after googling my question. I used MySQL before and knew relational ...
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Mirroring SQL error log - Error: 8474, State: 11

I'm getting these errors in SQL error logs: An error occurred in a Service Broker/Database Mirroring transport connection endpoint, Error: 8474, State: 11. (Near endpoint role: Target, far ...
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How to get data from three different tables

This question is continuing of this issue: How to get data from two different tables? Now I need to connect the table Sessions with 2 tables: Input Downloads When I use this query with real ...
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Counting outdated records

I would like to know if I am able to add a subquery that will sum/count outdated ( FROM zlec ). The field that contains the date is zlec_do, and the type is datetime as such 0000-00-00 00:00:00. The ...
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ERROR: check constraint is violated by some row

I've got the following error: ERROR: check constraint "cc_at_least_one_mapping_needed" is violated by some row Query: ALTER TABLE integrations.tax_aggregates DROP COLUMN IF EXISTS myob_id, ADD ...
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ORA-01745: invalid host/bind variable name using ORACLE [duplicate]

With my below debugged query, I got error as ORA-01745: invalid host/bind variable name Here is the query, SELECT DISTINCT sv.mkey, vehicle_no, TO_CHAR (date_in, 'dd-MM-yyyy') || ' & ...
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Parallel option performing worse on cluster

I'm trying out oracles parallel option on a cluster and surprisingly I am getting worse results with the parallel option. I was expecting some improvement with the parallel option but certainly not ...
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When a previously-fast SQL query starts running slow, where do I look to find the source of the issue?

Background I have a query running against SQL Server 2008 R2 that joins and/or left-joins about 12 different "tables". The database is fairly large with many tables over 50 million rows and about 300 ...
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Database for live mobile tracking [on hold]

I'm developing an app that allows to track a mobile device instantly (live) ... I need an of advice. The application must send the location to a webservice that in it's turn records the received ...
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Can Oracle 11g Express Edition Work on Parallels

I am using a Mac and need to use Oracle 11g. I have Parallels installed with Windows 8.1 on it. Do I need to download anything else or just download Oracle 11g Express Edition and run it?
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Select all from table using procedure oracle

I am trying to execute the select command in a procedure.Initially i retrived all of the columns of the table in the procedure using cursor. The real problem comes when I am trying to access the ...
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Where are some useful SQL puzzles to teach SQL in a workplace?

I'm looking for beginner and intermediate level SQL puzzles, that I can point trainees at for practice. I'm aware of http://sqlzoo.net/ which is a great resource - is there anything else out there ...
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Does the function inside the Select clause evaluate the passed in columns before the where clause?

I have a simple select statement that uses a (not so) simple function. I'll try to simplify and demonstrate to the best of my abilities for purposes of this question. select ...
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SQLite3 query question [on hold]

I'm using the Ghost blogging platform (https://ghost.org/ its very nice) and I'm trying to make an external site, which accesses its database. The relevant tables, and their relevant columns for my ...
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PostgreSQL, how to query the database to retrieve the percentile elements of a dataset?

I need a PostgreSQL query that do the following job: given a percentage (e.g. 10%), the query should return each 1st element of each percentile, among all the elements selected. So suppose in this ...
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Data structure design for supporting arbitrary number of columns in table or database [on hold]

I am currently working on a sort-of a meta-modeler to build a free web service so that people can input data and run several models on that data. The task I am currently struggling is: user needs to ...
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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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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Catching user role changes with SQL Server Profiler?

I'm trying to figure out why one of my SQL server users keeps losing sysadmin role when I uninstall a particular program. Can I use the SQL Server Profiler to track down the action that causes this to ...
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Does updating a row with the same value actually update the row?

I have a performance-related question. Let's say I have a user with first name Michael. Take the following query: UPDATE users SET first_name = 'Michael' WHERE users.id = 123 Will the query ...
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How to get data from two different tables? [on hold]

I have these two MySQL tables: tab1: +-----------+-------------+------+-----+---------+-------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | ...