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MySQL: CAST + SUBSTR vs. FLOOR + MOD

I have a field in a mysql database where dates are stored as BIGINT like YYYYMMDDHHMMSS (PHP: date('YmdHis')). I'm building a query, where I check the amount of rows per hour and have tried two ...
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How does order of index affect performance in SQL Server?

I am wondering how does order of index affect performance (ASC, DESC) ? If it affects, why ? And which order should I choose ?
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import csv data stored in a blob column

Here's what i need to do: Users will upload CSV files into SQL Server 2012 blob column Each night, i would like to take each file and import the data into table I will have 2 web sites using the ...
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Order by on an alphanumerical column

I have a column that has strings of the following type: Miller 10 Allen 20 King 10 .... Jones 100 I try to sort the column based on the numerical part of the data. I tried the following: SELECT *...
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Is there a way to truncate table that has foreign a key?

Is there a way to truncate table that has foreign keys ? Delete and reseed can take too long. Is deleting and recreating keys only way ? If so is there a tool that does this ?
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How to check if Oracle DB process is running in Unix and where Oracle DB is installed

I am new to Unix and trying to find out a command that checks if Oracle DB is installed in my Unix box. I came across commands ps -ef|grep smon and ps -ef|grep pmon in net. But which is the correct ...
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Multiple like conditions for same column?

How do I write a query for a Oracle database when I have several "like" values for the same column (in my example data "name")? My example data for table "address": name like "John" name like "Jon%"...
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SQL Server stored procedure working when run manually, not running from SQL Server Agent

I have a procedure that runs fine using the execute command in SSMS, however putting the same command in a job gives the following error. line 9, character 9, unexpected end of input The code ...
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Which MySQL directories to back up using FTP

My server has been hacked and I only have FTP access to recover my data before reinstalling the OS. Which/where are the directories that needs to be backed up? Will MySQL be recovered back to its ...
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Database design: Dividing multiple identical tables, good or bad?

I am very new at SQL and databases in general. I only use them for the occasional homework so I haven't even tried to master them. I have seats at a theater, the seats are divided into 4 main areas (...
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Space at the end of string

I have a SQL code like shown below: declare @str nvarchar(max),@i int set @i=0 set @str='abc ' declare @tbl Table(a nvarchar(max)) insert @tbl select @str while (select a from @tbl)<>'' begin ...
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Can I make sure two columns dont have the same value

If I have a table that looks like this CREATE TABLE foo ( id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, aa INT NOT NULL, bb INT NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (id), UNIQUE KEY (aa, bb), CONSTRAINT aa_ref ...
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How can I improve this nested MySQL query to avoid redundant WHERE statement?

I am trying to improve on a nested MySQL query, using the following table structure (omitting a few dozen not relevant to my question): tbl_users: ID | email (all subscribers to our email list) ...
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How do I optimize large table so queries that target only recent data perform optimaly?

So I have this table that is ever growing. Most queries are targeting just recent data, say one month old. I suppose this is common problem but I have no idea how it can be solved. I am open to ...
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What is the best permissions to set for only creating and managing own databases?

I want to create a login for a new user who could only create and manage their own databases. Other databases on the server should be read-only to that user. What would be a good set of roles/...
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Use CASE to select columns in UPDATE query?

I can use CASE to choose which columns to display in a SELECT query (Postgres), like so: SELECT CASE WHEN val = 0 THEN column_x WHEN val = 1 THEN column_y ELSE 0 END AS ...
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Show all results for past N “insert batches”

Every once in a while I have several users check in with some value: +-------+-------------+------+---------------------+ | id | user | RT | time | +-------+-------------+--...
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One call to `decryptbypassphrase` for decrypting all columns

If I use ENCRYPTBYPASSPHRASE to encrypt the full table then how can I decrypt full table easily by using DECRYPTBYPASSPHRASE? Actually I have to use DECRYPTBYPASSPHRASE ('passphrase', column_name) ...
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Insert performance deterioration over network [closed]

i have a strange issue with a windows application (in delphi) running on a win7 client. The application has a loops and inserts rows on a SQL Server table. It's simply an insert statement, repeated on ...
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Individual queries run on 10ms, with UNION ALL they are taking 290ms+ (7.7M records MySQL DB). How to optimise?

I have a table that stores available appointments for teachers, allowing two kinds of insertions: Hourly based: with total freedom to add unlimited slots per day per teacher (as long as slots don't ...
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SQL Index order and performance based on cardinality and data

I've been working quite a bit on a query that's not operating very efficiently on a DB2 database. The thing will return up to 30k rows or so and take up to 10 seconds. I've been working on getting ...
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how to show only changed rows

if want querying the following table : EventDateTime (DateTime), Host (guid), Flag ( bit) 2013-04-01 05:00, {id-x}, 0 2013-04-01 05:01, {id-x}, 0 2013-04-01 05:02, {id-x}, 0 2013-04-01 05:03, {id-x}, ...
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Database Timeout Error from VB Application

Recently we are receiving so many database timeout error from different servers we are using vb application -- which will use ODBC connection to connect database - here no problem when we run the ...
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How do I open local files using heidiSQL?

I'm using HeidiSQL to access my remote MySQL db. Recently I was sent an .sql file. Is there a way to open this file using HeidiSQL? Does anyone know of a better way to graphically view and ...
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How to Drop Tables using a variable in SQL Server?

DETAILS: I am trying to create a stored procedure where I can pass a variable table name through from MS-Access to tell SQL Server to Drop a table. WHY?: In my Access Database I am running a ...
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Why is this query creating 300+ temporary tables in Mysql?

SHOW global STATUS LIKE '%tmp%'; set @UID = 132; set @param2 = 'cde'; set @param3 = 20130331; set @param4 = 'C'; select p.id, p.column44, p.column42, ue.column35, u.id, p.column43, p.column45, ...
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Hash in SQL query

I saw few sql queries with ### appended before and after column name in where clause like `select a from emp where a.###id### = 1` What is significance of these hashes?
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SQL Application Role access-control

I have been researching the use of Application Roles within Microsoft SQL Server and was wondering if there is a way to limit a user to only be able to set specific application roles. As I understand, ...
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Huge sizes Replication Tables in Sql Server db, how to deal with? [closed]

I've a sql server database that is configured to work with old software, i've no details about the software, but i know that DB uses replication. the DB size dramatically increases. When i ...
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Why is CDC capture failing due to a missing dbo principal

I am having a problem running the CDC change capture job against some of my test databases. The error message I'm getting is the following: Executed as user: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE. Cannot ...
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Moving model database

I have moved the model database by using following method For each file to be moved, run the following statement. ALTER DATABASE model MODIFY FILE ( NAME = modeldev , FILENAME = 'G:\model\model.mdf'...
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Oracle Undo tablespace users

Can anybody help me on "what all users are using the undo tablespace and how much" in oracle database 11g r2. any pointers would be much appreciated.
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Get most recent 100 records from the database

I am using SQL Server 2008, we have one database which contains 150 tables. We have introduced systimestamp DATETIME column in every tables. We do update this column with current timestamp whenever ...
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what kind of owner to defined when creating Sql server DB for web site? [closed]

what kind of owner to defined when creating Sql server DB for web site ? I am trying to create db and i need to select owner. my db will serve aspnet web site and I wonder witch owner will be safe to ...
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Get Hierarchial Data in Self-Referencing Table (Parents , Childs) [closed]

In the following Fiddle, sqlfiddle I will pass a sno and I need all the parents of that sno in a table. And all the children of that sno in another table Please refer to this question. Since ...
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Moving MSDB database

When I am trying to move msdb database from it's default location (C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\DATA) to another drive(E:). After moving the database I am getting ...
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Transform XPath map into XML document using relational data [closed]

Background Most modern databases have XML functions that can be used to extract data in an XML format. I want to avoid the task of manually calling XML functions to extract the data. This problem ...
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How to JOIN two table to get missing rows in the second table

In a simple voting system as CREATE TABLE elections ( election_id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, title varchar(255), CREATE TABLE votes ( election_id int(11), user_id int(11), FOREIGN KEYs for ...
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Multiple Aliases in an SQL Query

Would it be possible to give a table in MySQL query multiple aliases? If so how would I do this?
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Combine two SQL statements to a single statement [closed]

My question is related to SQL. I need to pull values from two different tables. I am not successful in doing that. I am able to join the two tables with only a single condition but not many values ...
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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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Sybase SQL - Truncation error occurred. Command has been aborted and find CACHE QUALITY

Need help with below code, as it fails with truncation error Truncation error occurred. Command has been aborted. create table monCacheQuality ( ServerName sysname ,...
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Convert SQL Server UPDATE Statement for Use in Oracle

I can not get this UPDATE statement to work in an Oracle environment. It was written for SQL server. I am looking for some guidance on how to convert it. UPDATE SOB SET COA = CASE ...
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Exploring and optimizing SQL performance of your system (PostgreSQL and Hibernate)?

Imagine you have inherited some project with extensive usage of SQL queries. Let us assume that Hibernate is used as ORM and PostgreSQL as database, but thats not the point. A question is: could ...
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Find all the SP's where a particular column is not updated

I want to find stored procedures where a particular column is not updated. As an example SP1: BEGIN UPDATE YourTable SET Foo = @Foo, Bar = @Bar WHERE Id = @Id ...
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SSIS Data Flow Task Excel to SQL table NULL value will not work for small INT datatype

I have a package that imports excel data into a SQL table. One of the columns in the table is of "smallint" data type and it allows for nulls. The excel file column that has the data that is suppose ...
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Comparing two tables for a UUID change and fix it

I have two tables which I'm trying to reconcile the differences of in postgresql. Table A is old and needs updating. Table B is an updated, schema identical version of Table A which I have the data ...
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Select query having count and variable

I have a table like the one below. I need to form a select query. I'm going to pass a RefID like SELECT SNo FROM Register WHERE RefID = 1 And beside the SNo in the Statement, I need to have ...
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Why should an application not use the sa account

My first question ever, please be gentle. I understand that the sa account enables complete control over a SQL Server and all the databases, users, permissions etc. I have an absolute belief that ...
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Set field values to newly imported rows in PostgreSQL table with existing data

I have a PostgreSQL table with existing data, and needs to import all the rows in a CSV file into that table. I am using pgadmin3's Import tool to do the import. Question: For the newly imported ...