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ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY B,A ORDER BY C) doesn't use index on (A,B,C)

Consider these two functions: ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY A,B ORDER BY C) ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY B,A ORDER BY C) As far as I understand, they produce exactly the same result. In other ...
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Performance inner join vs left join involving parallelism

I have a query which takes about 8 hours to finish. Simplified, the query looks something like this: SELECT [Some attributes, inconsequential] FROM RBM.Financial_Events RFE INNER JOIN ...
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Is there a Postgres admin GUI that can execute a master file containing multiple sql files

I'm developing a really long script. I'd like to break the script into smaller, more manageable scripts and include each sql file in a master file, then just execute the master file. example: master....
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Postgres query running faster, when running on more data

* Update * After several days, I re tried the query. Suddenly the performance was similar for older date_id's (using in (X,X) and =X), however, the problem still persists with new date_id's. I guess ...
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SSRS URL Changes while navigating

I am trying to track down the root cause of this issue I keep seeing. We have SSRS running with a custom URL like https://reporting.companyname.com/reports. When I connect to that address I can ...
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How to Audit for Access with Cross Database Ownership Chaining

I've just joined the data team of a new company and we have a large SQL Server environment (100+ instances) and cross database ownership chaining is on by what I gather is a necessity. I'm looking for ...
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Class-table inheritance without flag column

I am trying to implement proper Class Table Inheritance (aka Table Per Type Inheritance) in mySQL. AFAIK it's not offered out of the box so some hacking around is needed to make it tick. Current ...
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Should I do the maths within PostgreSQL for ACIDity?

It is my first question on Database Administration Stack Exchange. Please be kind if something is not done the nice way.. I would like to be advised concerning the way I'm working on my database, in ...
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Best design to reference multiple tables from single column?

Proposed schema First and foremost, here is an example of my proposed schema to reference throughout my post: Clothes ---------- ClothesID (PK) INT NOT NULL Name VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL Color VARCHAR(...
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Import from dbf - collation

I select data from dbf files through OPENROWSET Visual FoxPro OLEDB. Despite forcing collation on columns (e.g. SELECT name COLLATE Polish_CI_AS FROM Employees) the polish specific characters keep ...
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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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Understanding row estimation for timestamp in postgresql

PostgreSQL 9.4 I have a table (call it tbl) that's got the column registration_date timestamp. Now, for simplicity I set the following statistic parameter: ALTER TABLE tbl ALTER COLUMN ...
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Network Traffic increase with Small Result Set

I am currently executing a stored procedure that is using up a ton of network traffic when it executes. The stored proc executes multiple stored procs within itself as well as functions and ...
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SQL Server MERGE statement efficiency

We are using the following query to merge new data between tables. -- Merge descriptions from Sync_CheckPointDescriptions table with temporary table #temp MERGE CheckPointDescriptions AS TARGET ...
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Form builder schema for SQL database?

There are many ways one can envision the solution, from the top of my head: Two table approach: Field table with (name, field_name, type, description, meta) attributes Form table with (name, ...
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Superkeys of this relation

I am trying to find the superkeys of this relation, but I am having troubles finding out how many superkeys there are and exactly what they are. I figured out that the candidate keys were {A},{B},{C},{...
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creating deadlock for distributed database in mysql-(Testing purpose)

I need to create a deadlock for distributed database in MySQL for testing purpose with a simple sql query(without front end), can anyone good with MySQL query help me out in this with sample query. ...
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Change Tracking across several Tables

I'm looking into providing DB level change tracking within my system. I need to be able to track changes at an entity level, rather than just individual tables. Right now, we have triggers on each of ...
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How to represent directed graph with multiple parents?

http://dirtsimple.org/2010/11/simplest-way-to-do-tree-based-queries.html provides an algorithm for inserting and deleting from a Closure Table. I'd like to model a similar data structure, except that ...
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Domain name change of SQL servers involved in replication

I have a situation where client wants to change their domain name of servers hosting SQL Servers(e.g. from AB to CD). I have a transactional replication with updatable subscription configured with 1 ...
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Using Import Wizard with Access - No null values

I am trying to import a table from Access to SSMS using the Import Wizard but when I do the resulting table has a lot of empty strings instead of the NULL values that I am expecting. How do I make ...
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Tagged questions

I have similar to StackExchange network that utilises tagged questions. In my web application Users also can find questions by tags. The query below returns a set of tagged questions: SELECT ...
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Getting distinct list of records based on the MAX of a column

I have a status table (tblTestActionStatus) which has three columns ID_TestAction: references some test action ID_Status: a look up table reference for the variety of possible statuses for the ...
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How can I search values, considering occurences, on more than one term in SQL Server CE?

I have a rather complex SQL query, that I actually received help from this SE site to come up with parts of. This query is designed to take a search term and search all relevant values in a database (...
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merge replication too big

I have multiple handhelds which sync their data via merge replication. from time to time, new core data is imported on the server-database. for some reasons I keep the old data in the databse and set ...
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Select Query with S lock wins on Insert with IX lock in deadlock

Select Query with S lock wins on Insert with IX lock in deadlock in Sql Server 2008R2. Attaching the deadlock xml file.Please help! http://pastebin.com/nY9EXbS8 This is from the error log by ...
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How works getting the 5 more and 5 less expensive prices of the avg of all prices

I am currently doing a few exercises on SQL. In one exercise on was supposed to find the 5 more and 5 less expensive products to a mean of all products. The code below is working and giving the ...
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Does Trace Flag 8295 applies to SQL Server 2012?

I've been searching about the undocumented Trace Flag 8295. It's been introduced with KB 2476322 in SQL Server 2008 and "'Creates a secondary index on the identifying columns on the change tracking ...
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ERD to SQL Server

I am working on an assignment and am having one heck of a time getting my head wrapped around these questions. I need to be able to write in SQL Server 2014 certain select statements based solely off ...
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Database Corruption - object in sys.parameters does not have a matching row in sys.objects

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2 and I have a strange db corruption. I ran dbcc check db and the output is: Attribute (object_id=1096186) of row (object_id=1096186,parameter_id=1) in sys.parameters ...
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Are semicolon-delimited Postgres commands run serial or parallel?

INSERT INTO ...; UPDATE ...; are these commands run sequentially (to completion) left-to-right, or in parallel? Or "it's not that simple"? TL;DR I'm trying to circumvent 9.4.4's lacking UPSERT by ...
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Log file Zeroing

During the creation of the database, I am getting below mentioned information about log file zeroing and I have highlighted my understanding in bold fonts. 2015-08-23 12:42:36.850 spid51 ...
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postgresql: deleting from a view

In Postgresql 9.4, we're doing a view as a UNION of to tables A and B, and we'd like to have a single DELETED N ROWS message when we 'delete' the records in the underlying tables (via a a trigger on ...
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How to implement search for world-wide Wikipedia/OSM places with alternative-names

I would like to implement a search-backend which returns a location-aware search results of all Wikipedia / OSM place names, while recognising place names in all languages. Thus, if you search for "...
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How can I organize complex queries?

I am analysing a relatively large (25GB compressed MySQL dump) static data set. Some of the queries I'm writing are several tens of lines long, which makes them difficult to understand, modify, and ...
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How to represent multiple unique constraints across hierarchical tables?

My (shortened) table definition is: CREATE TABLE bus ( id integer NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, name character varying NOT NULL CHECK (name<>'') ); CREATE TABLE network_node ( id ...
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SQL Server database suspect

All the databases went to suspect mode on a server. Tried bringing on-line by taking emergency but did not workout . Have restarted the server as there is disk I/o error still in suspect mode. Can ...
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How to use variables in a PL/pgSQL function with dynamic queries?

...and when must I use EXECUTE ... quote_ident(variable)? Taking an input to the function as text and storing part as a variable: wtype := split_part(message, ' ', 4); realval := split_part(message,...
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How do I keep a postgres table up to date using instagrams api?

I want to update a table in postgres with the response I get from the instagram api. I saved the response as a json file and imported it using navicat but when I saved the import job in navicat it ...
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Weekly SQL database backup failing

I have a weekly SQL database backup job that is failing. If I look at the end of the history of the job, I see the following messages: Executing query "USE [msdb] ".: 2% complete End Progress ...
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Select number of records until the sum is less than 'n' - Access SQL

I am working in Microsoft Access. My requirement is: user will give any percentage value and I have to find the number of IDs which form the percentage of the 'Value' column. For eg in the below ...
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Sync a local MySQL database and a live server MySQL database

I want to store data in my local MySQL database and after a time interval or when system connected to internet it will update my live MySQL database remotely. Is it possible? I have an inventory ...
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SQL - Optimize table population with dynamic queries

I need to optimize the following pl/sql procedure. So, fundamentally my question is: There is a way you can do a bulk insert in a pl/sql that could be more efficient than loop through an associative ...
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Query optimization - contact should be extracted at most once for a particular customer

I have created a database for a telemarketing company Scenario is, the telemarketing company is selling contacts to the customers. Customers log on to the website and search for the contacts for ...
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Snapshot Agent - Transactional Replication - Why a complete snapshot?

Often, I will add a single article to an existing transactional replication publication. I then start the snapshot agent to copy the new article and it's data over to the subscriber. Most of the time, ...
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SQL Agent After installation not able to start

SQL Server 2012 SQL Agent will not start after installation. Checked permissions, on surface configurations, all OK, have tried to run it as another account no Joy. The error i am receiving is the ...
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Storing URLs in a database

I am thinking about storing URL's in my database, but I am not sure whether the way I use is an efficient way to do things or not. Table name : url url_id (Primary Key & Auto Increment) url_value ...
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Can I convert SQL Server 2008 full db to SQL Server 2005?

Recently I converted my SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2008. Now I can't attach that db to SQL Server 2005. I do not have any backup of that db file as well. I have tried to generate scripts ...
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Optimization suggestions for db2 materialized view

I have a view for db2 9.7 which has consolidated o/p from few tables. The view is built and it is working fine I want optimization suggestions on the view SQL CREATE VIEW XYZZ AS SELECT ...
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Can there be any case where it would require additional indexes while all columns compose primary key

Ok i don't know whether this question is asked before or not Here my table SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tblProductPagesFeatures]( [...