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How is encoding done in SQL database tables for pattern matching?

Are strings in table columns represented as bit patterns or Unicode? Does the database engine bring them into memory in a different representation character set from the disk-persisted ...
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What's faster: two UPDATEs with WHERE (in / not in) or one UPDATE with CASE?

What's best performance wise, two separate UPDATEs: UPDATE table1 SET enabled = 0 WHERE code NOT IN ( SELECT id FROM table2 ); UPDATE table1 SET enabled = 1 WHERE ...
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How to select the first row of each group?

I have a table like this: ID | Val | Kind ---------------------- 1 | 1337 | 2 2 | 1337 | 1 3 | 3 | 4 4 | 3 | 4 I want to make a SELECT that will return just the ...
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Split comma separated entries to rows

I have a Table like this: | ID | OtherID | Data +--------+-----------+--------------------------- | 5059 | 73831 | 5103,5107 | 5059 | 73941 | 5103,5104,5107 | 5059 | 73974 | ...
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Extract MySQL information from a compressed tar.gz file

I have a back up-of a MySQL database which is contained in a .tar.gz file - I need to restore it. I've never had to do this before. The only way I can access the database is through phpmyadmin. There ...
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Creating a global temp table in a SQL Agent job

I want to create a global temp table in a SQL Server Agent Job. Here is the code: CREATE TABLE ##TestEmployee(Id int, EmployeeName nvarchar(50)) When I execute in SSMS, all is well. I then put ...
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Check entry based on entry in another column

Still fairly new to databases and SQL, so bear with me. I'm trying to check whether or not data can be inserted depending on data in another column, create table Table1 (PaymentType varchar(5) ...
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TCP Provider: The semaphore timeout period has expired

In Sql Server2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008R2, when I start Replication I have this error: TCP Provider: The semaphore timeout period has expired Please help me to solve it... Thanks!
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For any SQL query, do there exists a unique translation into relation algebra

I have been studying databases and I understand that for each query that a database user type, the DBMS translate them into relational algebra operations before applying them to the database. My worry ...
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Arithmetic operations on a table

can anyone give me some advice on the following situation: I have two basic tables: Then a view created by the two: select product.IDPRODUCT, sum(quantity) as totalOut, PRODUCTSTORAGE.DATAINPUT, ...
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Query to flatten schema

I have the following tables and columns: Users id | other-non-important-columns Containers id | Users_id | other-non-important-columns Content id | Container_id | other-non-important-columns ...
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Where to look for Agent history in Replication?

In SQL server 2008R2 replication configuration, "agent history cleanup distribution" job by default runs every 10 minutes and deletes any historical data older the 48hrs. If I increase the retention ...
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SQL 2008 R2 Agent stopping sp_who2 running and can't view database or Agent properties

We're experiencing an unusual issue with SQL 2008 R2 SP2 (10.50.4297) where the SQL Agent had stopped but would not restart (this has been fine for months). After investigating the issue we had to ...
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How to get row count from all tables of a schema ( without using information schema )

The query should collect data from table name , schema name from information.schema and row count should be taken from actual table.
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Oracle - Slow queries without prepending schema name or providing hint

I am logged in as the schema owner in Oracle 11gR2 on Linux. I have 55 million rows in table. select max(col) from table; - takes 300 seconds (index full scan) select max(col) from schema.table; - ...
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Find all tables that are related to a view recursively sql server

I have a view-A that is comprised of other views (View-B View-C) and I would like to list all the tables that used by View-A (which would include the tables used in View-B and View-C). When I use ...
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SQL Server 2008 Performance issue with very strange resolution

I'm a long time DBA (12 years in SQL). I'm running SQL Server 2008 Enterprise in a Win 2008 clustered environment. 128gb memory and 32cpu in each cluster node. Not wimpy. I've got the weirdest ...
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SSIS Dataflow Task issue, moving data from SQL Server 2008 to MySQL via ADO.Net

Can you please help me in getting this problem solved.. I'm trying to build a SSIS package where I'm moving the data from SQL Server 2008 to MySQL. However I'm getting a weird problem in dataflow ...
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Need some help building a query to get info from several tables

I have this semi-complex table structure: And I need to return this data: { "id": "10111001", "rep_id": "30000001", "targets_id": "60011001", "brands_id": "10010001", "brand_name": ...
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How can I calculate the difference between my time column in seconds? [closed]

I have got a large database, one of the columns is the time with this format "08:27:22" and I am looking to find out the difference of seconds between the "open doors" and "close door" events. The ...
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SQL actually executed as planned in ORACLE?

I wonder if SQL is definitely executed as execution plan. I mean.. is the actual SQL execution process always consistent with execution plan, i.e. does the same SQL always give the same plan?
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I need advice on these queries

could you help me optimize these queries? here are queries, please note that you see something like OR 1=1 OR those are values I pass via php and may change. query#1: SELECT posts.status, ...
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Combining separate ranges into largest possible contiguous ranges

I'm trying to combine multiple date ranges that may or may not overlap into the largest possible contiguous date ranges. For example: Data: CREATE TABLE test ( id SERIAL PRIMARY KEY NOT NULL, ...
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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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Dividing values from a single column into 2 based on a rule

I am trying to create an SQL query to divide into 2 separate columns based on a rule. My table is as follows Name | Item ID | Parent ID ----- | -------- | ---------- A | 1 | Null B ...
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How to insert UNIQUE IDs values from several tables into events table

I have a table called events defined as follow: rep_id, hcp_id, brand_id, email_id and content_id is the IDs in other tables. event_type should be kind of array containing this values: [ ...
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Netezza Error Record size 120000 exceeds internal limit of 65535 bytes

I have a column PARAM that has JSON data that looks like this: JSON:{"Name":"RES_InformationalIssues","StepName":"Page_1","StepData":"f601e9fe-d68a-4ed7-bbaa-f40c9cbc4d12=General Product ...
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Idea for manking tables for a pharmacy

OK I'm not into Database management, but I got this problem, also not sure if I'm posting it at the right place or not. So, my Dad works in a pharmacy and all the work there is on paper and is done ...
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Function for generate a huge and possible random relationship between tables

I have this two tables and N:M relationship between them: Let's said I am managed to create a lot of media and emails records but I need to create the relationship between them. I can do this ...
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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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Selecting rows from same name table from multiple databases in single result set

For some reason, I have a table Table_1 in n databases (same name and schema structure) instead of one single databases. The columns are like this: | Column_1 | Column_2 | I can select data from ...
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Slow Performance caused by Correlated Sub-queries & Clustered Index Seek

I'm running a query in which one of the tables (FIELDDATA) has nearly 400,000 records which is taking more than 2 minutes to execute. I ran the execution plan, and noticed that the clustered seek ...
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Insert data into table where 4 fields are the same and the fifth changes

I have a table with this structure: username varchar(35) startdate datetime enddate datetime saledate datetime packageid int for each username there are 5 packages, so one username has 5 records ...
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need to but the date for the sql how can i do that can anyone help me with it please [on hold]

This is the code I did the coding correct but I need to put the date in the coding could anyone help me with this please where do i put the dateFROM and DateTo in the coding below SELECT ...
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SQL - Cannot Add Foreign Key Constraint

Can anyone tell me why there are errors such as : Cannot Add Foreign Key Constraint And am i on the right track ? DROP DATABASE technology_university_hospital; CREATE DATABASE ...
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Designing Simple Schema for Disaggregation of Demand Forecast

I am doing a simple database design task as a training exercise where I have to come up with a basic schema design for the following case: I have a parent-child hierarchy of products (example, Raw ...
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Not able to update MySQL table using Oracle: Unknown column in 'where clause' {42S22,NativeErr = 1054}

I have the following tables: MySQL table: jti_member_interact CREATE TABLE `jti_member_interact` ( `INT_MEMBER_ID` int(11) NOT NULL, `INT_ID` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `INT_SOURCE` ...
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Usage of ExecSQL in UDF?

Problem: is it possible to use sp_executesql or EXEC inside of a user defined function? Thanks!
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Retreive data EXEC SQL for temp table? [on hold]

Is it possible to retrieve the data from usage of EXEC SQL and paste the data inside of a temp table? If yes, can you possible show me? I have a sample of data in this link ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program. (mscorlib)

I have a sql file, which is up to 180 Mb. When I try to open and execute it on Microsoft SQL Server Managment Studio 2012, I am getting this error. . What do do ? I researched on Google. And there ...
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How to connect to a |Database from SQL Script, in SQL developer

Hi i am trying to connect to a DB using a connection string mentioned in a Script file.. in SQL developer. I am using the below format Connect USERNAME/PASSWORD@HOSTNAME:PORT/Service_name.. But its ...
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Passing filter params to a sub query

I'd like to create a view from the query below, but the query contains a sub query which I need to apply a filter to (the place is marked with a comment). I'm wondering if it's possible somehow to ...
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Options for structuring multiple associations to a record

This is 101 level stuff and I promise to read a book later, but in the meantime, given the following three tables: Product --------- ProductId (uniqueidentifier) User --------- UserId ...
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Generate rows based on value in 2 columns. Bug?

I have the following table in Oracle: ID START END _ID01 AB050 AB100 _ID01 AB101 AB150 _ID02 AB0251 AB0300 _ID01 AB00301 AB00302 I want to generate as many rows and every ...
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Why 0 is equal to empty string?

I need some help in finding why the following T-SQL statement returns 1 (true): SELECT IIF( 0 = '', 1, 0) I guess someone has change an ANSI option like SET ANSI_NULLS or something else that is ...
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Select Column value based on two values in another column

I am using the below table: 1 0051ML66220600132482 06:00:00 06:00:00 1538 100 0 1 2 0051ML66220600132482 06:00:00 06:00:00 1540 200 0 0 3 ...
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Tuning Postgres for Single connection use? Or is postgres wrong tool?

Any rules of thumb for work_mem, maintenance_work_mem, shared_buffer, etc. for a database that DOESN'T anticipate concurrent connections and that is doing lots of aggregate functions? I'm a social ...
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How to pull number code from strings buried in parentheses?

I have string data (ProductDescription) that includes product names and ID numbers and need to pull the ID numbers for cross-referencing... Data Samples: Widget (1234) Different Widget (123) Many ...
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Help on deciding how to pick Correct Index

I would like to ask for some help to create correct indexes for this query: SELECT DISTINCT D.TypeID FROM dbo.Sizes AS S WHERE EXISTS ( SELECT 1 FROM #PermissionsTable AS PT ...
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Optimize view (and underlying table) for averaging timestamps into hours

I have this table: CREATE TABLE spp.rtprices ( "interval" timestamp without time zone NOT NULL, rtlmp numeric(12,6), rtmcc numeric(12,6), rtmcl numeric(12,6), node_id integer NOT NULL, ...