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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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Script to drop all databases except one not working

I'm trying to drop all databases but one on my test server. For this, I'm using the below script but it gives error: EXEC sp_MSforeachdb ' USE [?] IF (DB_ID(''?'') > 4 AND DB_NAME()!=''ABC'') ...
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Getting the number of Saturdays and Sundays in a month

I am trying to get the number of Saturdays and Sundays for a given month represented by an end_date and a start date. I have been trying to understand the algorithm in the SO question here . I have ...
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Single year column and multiple weeks columns into single year/week column with PIVOT

I have a table that looks roughly like this. (Pk int, Year int, Week1, Week2, .., Week53) The values in each "Week" column are sales data. What I want to do is create a new table from the first ...
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Determining what query was called

I want to reverse engineer what exactly happens to the MySQL database when a product is added in Magento. I will have to reproduce the query, because I would like to manually enter new records using a ...
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How to retrieve closest value based on look-up table?

I'm attempting to create a query that will find the closest value from one table and return its ID into the resulting table. Below is an example that should describe the situation better. Sample ...
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Efficient way to insert/update/delete table records from complex query in Postgres 9.x

I have this function which returns a set a records and I need to persist those records into a table. I have to do it hundred times a day. My initial approach was just clear data from my table and ...
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Very slow simple PostgreSQL query on RDS

I seem to be getting very slow queries on a medium sized RDS box (db.m3.medium, 3.7gb ram). This is across a table of 4,152,928 rows.. select sum(some_field) c from pages where pages.some_id=123 and ...
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Update all columns from another table

I need to update a table from another one, and I need to update all columns. Besides listing every column in the SET clause, is there a way to update them all at once? Like this: update tableA set * ...
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How to create function(table_name) that returns a set of the table

I have a set of tables that share the same fields (some timestamps and users names used for version control). I need to create a function with dynamic sql that uses a table_name and a timestamp as ...
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Join table on some conditions

I've got a table called activities. And a table messages. Activity has many messages, and one message has one activity. This are the message columns : id sender_id receiver_id body activity_id I'm ...
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Is there any way to get the estimate cost of executing a query in MySQL?

In PostgreSQL, EXPLAIN or EXPLAIN ANALYZE will show the estimate cost of executing a query. But EXPLAIN in MySQL doesn't provide this information. How can I get the estimate cost without installation ...
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Distributed - across multiple databases or servers - Transactions

I have some doubts related to transactions in SQL. I perform below steps. Connection 1 open for DB1 database Begin transaction for Connection 1 Run the commands on Connection 1 Connection 2 open for ...
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Does existing msrepl_tran_version column need to be removed when re-creating replication?

What is the process for removing a replication and then re-creating the replication. I know the process to set up replication. However, If i wanted to take a publisher database copy it and restore it ...
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Creative workaround for granting edit rights to individual jobs for a group?

We have two developers that say they can not function without full rights to a few jobs on our database server. They both want rights to the same jobs. Given that it seems that MS doesn't seem to be ...
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Select the top 5 records and the specific column from each table in the same database

I have 50+ tables in a database. I don't want to use the following SQL on each table in a database. select top 10 * from {table_name} So, is it possible to display the first 10 records PLUS only ...
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ORDER BY clause is allowed over column that is not in SELECT list?

In theory, every statement in SQL Server create virtual table passed to next statement. In other words, when FROM and Where clause are finished, next step is SELECt columns from virtual group created ...
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How to categorize rows by SUM of a column in mysql?

I have a table as id num_items folder 1 4 2 33 3 74 4 41 5 24 6 34 7 46 8 55 9 11 I want to assign folder number to rows but limiting the number of items in each folder (e.g. ...
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DB2 Defining remote database alias

I'm using DB2 9.7.0.3 for AIX. I want to select data from a remote database, also running DB2 9.7.0.3 for AIX, and insert it into the local database I'm connected to. I believe the query for this ...
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GROUP BY two columns

I want to count two columns, but need to get the results of first column in one row. SELECT country, COUNT(*) FROM table1 GROUP BY country, type This query gives me country type COUNT(*) ...
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SQL JOIN Syntax in MS SQL

I have been taught in my MSSQL classes, this is how to join two tables select * from FirstTable A JOIN SecondTable B on A.ID= B.ID Now in my professional life, I came across JOIN queries like ...
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How can I create different sets of sequential values based on another column in a table?

I've got a table that holds two types of notes. Collection Notes and Delivery Notes. They are identical data structures, hence using the same table. CREATE TABLE Notes ( Id int IDENTITY(1,1) NOT ...
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Speed up search across multiple columns

We have a table: user_info (user_id,domain_id,first_name,middle_name,last_name,work_place,.,.,.) Now, we have a user search that search across three columns first_name,last_name and work_place. ...
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Copying Oracle 11g express Database from one server to another

Basically, I am a MS-SQL developer,and relatively new to Oracle. Even after great deal of research, I was unable to find any way of copying entire database from one server instance to another. In ...
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SQL Server 2008 T-SQL select hanging, but not dead locked

This is a pretty strange issue so bear with me. I have a stored proc that does some heavy duty processing. When it runs well it usually takes a few minutes depending on server load, but occasionally ...
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Transaction Log 16GB on 2MB database [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is My SQL Server Transaction Log Growing or Running out of Space? The transaction log in one of my client's databases is 16GB, when the database itself is only 2MB. ...
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Can the sorting from an ORDER BY statement be saved explicitly with only one UPDATE statement?

I have this table: SELECT * FROM items id | item | position ---|-----------|---------- 1 | USB cable | 0 2 | SD card | 4 3 | Mouse | 2 4 | Keyboard | 0 5 ...
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How do I group results in batches of consecutive rows with the same 'module'

I'm looking for a seemingly very simple SELECT. I have a logging table LOGGING of which three columns are of interest to me: MODULE (text), PDATE (date), PTEXT (text). Actually, I care only about ...
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Testing Query Speed

When I'm running a query for the first time, it takes x miliseconds to be executed. When I run it the second time it takes a lot less time. I assume that it is some caching involved in this mechanism, ...
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Relating 2 tables with possible wildcards?

I am having trouble getting the desired results when trying to relate the following tables. NULL in the following table essentially means that if it is not an exact match with another row then choose ...
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Storing Friendships: Should I use a multivalued column to retain Friend Identifiers?

Say I have a table UserFriendlist that has the columns: Id (set as Primary Key) UserId FriendListIds And let us suppose that it holds the following values: ...
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Very tricky: Can't update a sequential list SQL-92 ( Filemaker)

I have a quite simple problem, but the solution is very tricky. I'm trying to solve this for months: There is a column "SortID" that needs to get updated with sequential integers, starting from 1. ...
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How to get max sequence of rows? [duplicate]

I have a table with statistic of games which has next rows (I only write about rows that has interest in this context): id BIGINT PRIMARY KEY date TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE status ...
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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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OFFSET and LIMIT on complex query

I am doing a pretty complex query in Postgres 9.3.4: SELECT p.* FROM unnest('{19082, 19075, 20705, 18328, 19110, 24965, 18329, 27600 , 17804, 20717, 27598, 27599}'::int[]) ...
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Highest value of a row in MySQL

I searched and found many results using "Grep highest value of a row in MySQL" but I don't understand the results. I have a row which primary key value is 4 and there are another 8 values. Those are ...
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Categorize age ranges and display in one column

I want to see the data as follows Member Age Category Test1 25 Under 30 Test2 55 51-60 Test3 67 Above 60 I have used the below query (from an answer to my previous question) to ...
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Row with latest timestamp

How to get the row with the latest value in a TIMESTAMPZ column? Is an index needed? Does an index change the strategy? Would behavior vary by database (I'm using Postgres 9.4)? My app records data ...
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Repeating rows of date intervals based on another table in Oracle

I have a table of maintenance plans with date intervals between each required maintenance period. Fiddle: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!4/af742 create table maint_sched (maint_id number, start_date date, ...
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Keep Execution Plan in Cache - SQL Server 2012

How can I keep a query execution plan in SQL Server's cache and use it several times? When I execute a query for the first time it takes 7 seconds. After that it takes only 1 second. This query is ...
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Is unique index better than unique constraint when an index with an operator class is required

Postgres docs say: The use of indexes to enforce unique constraints could be considered an implementation detail that should not be accessed directly. One should, however, be aware that there's ...
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find all numbers that appear at least three times consecutively

This is a question from leetcode online judge I tried this SELECT Num FROM Logs GROUP BY Num HAVING COUNT (Num) >1 but got runtime error!! Anyhelp would be appreciated
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Alter table Statement Failed -Msg 207, Level 16, State 1

I wrote a script to add a column in a table and on successful execution update its values. I know it’s just a simple script but what is wrong with the ‘IF NOT EXISTS’ statement why script between ...
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Return total number of rows and selected (aggregated) data

I have a function which is selecting some data from a table. I would like to return the selected data and the total number of rows in that table. How can I do that or how can I get the same result in ...
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Difference data between adjacent rows

I have a table (called Visits) with ReqTime DATETIME NOT NULL column AND Duration INT UNSIGNED column. Duration should be set to the difference of ReqTime for two adjacent rows. But Duration is not ...
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Database events that will cause deletion of index

In SQL server if we try to change a data type of a column having index ,then it deletes the indexes associated with that column and changes the data type . I was not aware of it and was faced problem ...
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How do I include nulls during comparisons in SQL Server?

So basically in SQL Server a NULL means there is no value and thus can't be compared which returns some unexpected results. For example, the following query doesn't return rows where value IS NULL ...
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How to join the latest previous record with SQL

The original question was posted on stackoverflow. I think this site could be more focused on db related topic. I have a table whose schema is like this: CREATE TABLE product_shipping( ...
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Is it ok to change from full recovery to simple recovery in Sql Server

I have an old database - a users membership/role that was setup automatically by an ASP.Net 2 application years ago: The Sql Server version currently running is: Sql Server 10.5.1617 The users ...
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Modulus calculation for compound primary keys in MySQL Cluster (and other sharded databases)

In MySQL Cluster, and generally in sharded databases, how is a compound primary key's modulus calculated? Say, for example, there are two tables that have primary keys like so: CREATE TABLE Orders ...