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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 ...
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Unexpected Table Scan with Parameterized LIKE

I'm experiencing an unexpected table scan on SQL Server 2005 against a heap table when parameterizing a LIKE statement... but when the same value as the variable is hard-coded, the expected Index Seek ...
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Handling expiration in a course registration or ticketing system

I want to restructure the database for a web application I inherited for handling summer camp registrations, but my question is relevant to any event registration or ticketing system. My question is ...
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Find out number of active locks on a table

I was wondering if there is a way to find out the number of active locks held on a table in SQL Server?
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sql server partitioned view execution plan questions

I have created a partitioned view for 3 tables tb_sales2010,tb_sales2011,tb_sales2012 using check constraint (respectivly for each table) datepart(year,[Date])=(2010) datepart(year,[Date])=(2011) ...
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Estimated Execution Plan SQL Server Sort?

I'm running a query and its taking a age to execute, looking at the execution plan I can see that 51% of the cost is in the SORT? when in the actual query i am not ORDERING BY anything. Anyone got ...
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Big jump in search time for Postgres Index query for results with high selectivity

I am doing some performance comparison of databases and lucene for full-text searching. So I use Postgres to create an Index for the data to search: CREATE INDEX bodies_index ON bodies USING gin ...
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Limiting number of results in a Partition using OVER(PARTITION BY)

In the following query, why is it that we have to limit the results returned from each Partition by using the clause WHERE foo.row_num < 3 outside of the subquery foo but not from within the ...
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Retrieving Alternating Values

I have a column with two values in my database, I want to retrieve the two values alternately, for example I have: name itemcode ---------- A 1 B 2 C 2 D 2 E 1 F ...
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Recreate Indexes on 1 billion record table

I have a table with over 1 billion records and it has 6 indexes (including Clustered index (ID)). I need to partition this table on a new Clustered index with date column. I have just enough space (...
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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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How to use array variable in query in PostgreSQL

Create table t1 ( xcheck varchar[], name text ); CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION fn_acgroup(xch varchar[]) RETURNS record AS DECLARE xrc as record; execute 'select name from t1 where xcheck @> ''...
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Automatic database file creation based on database file size in SQL Server 2008 R2

Now i am using SQL Server 2008 R2 database for data logging. The name of the database profile is MASTERDB. That profile has one data file called MASTERDB.mdf and one log file called MASTERDB_log.ldf. ...
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Extracting Multiple Values from Single Field

I'm an SQL beginner and I'm having trouble searching correctly for the answer to this question, although I'm sure that it's been asked before. I have an column in an SQL table that looks like this: ...
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Missing data after attaching .mdf file

Recently, one of my customers had a server crash. Unfortunately, the 3th party who was responsible for the backup was 'forgotten' to schedule a backup of the DB (I know, I should have notice that). ...
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Advise On SQL Server Data Replication

We have a huge enterprise system, with geographically seperated SQL servers. We have some requirements related with data replication between these servers. We have considered the Sync Framework ...
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How does ORDER BY really work? [duplicate]

I have one question that confusing me. By logical query processing, the SELECT clause comes before the ORDER BY clause, and in theory, every step in a query creates a virtual table. So, how is it ...
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What is the algorithmic complexity of a PosgtreSQL greater than or lesser than index query (compared to equality)?

Assuming there is an index idx_int on an int_col column, what is the algorithmic complexity of a query like this? SELECT id FROM table WHERE table.int_col > 1; I'm specifically interested in ...
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Oracle insert through dblink performance issue

I'm trying to do an insert as select to a table via dblink. The query looks like this: Insert into MARS_SUPERVISORS_PUB@EDHPUB select {...} from edhper a, edhper b where {....
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ORA-01435: user does not exist

I am trying to run the SQL queries coded on my friend's laptop onto mine. I have imported the .sql file into SQL developer and I'm trying to run it.However, I keep getting the error: 01435. 00000 - "...
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optimize big sql query

My query has to return a statistics for example for march containing productname and price and its sidedishes (1:n relation) with the right price of each sidedish and the right tax for each sidedish ...
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How to make postgresql SUM to be more accurate on large amount of floating point data?

I'm trying to SUM 8 million floating point (REAL) values with simple query like this: SELECT SUM(metric) FROM metrics; However, it returns very inaccurate result. It should return 137,586.77, but ...
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How can I improve my table design for different types of an entity?

Consider an accounting system as an example. I have an Entity called Client. Client can be of different types, with different fields applicable to different types. I consider creating separate tables ...
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Identifying which values do NOT match a table row

I would like to be able to easily check which unique identifiers do not exist in a table, of those supplied in a query. To better explain, here's what I would do now, to check which IDs of the list "...
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Postgres RIGHT JOIN with custom array

I'm using Postgres 9.1 and want to get a result with some blanks where there is no data. My query looks like the following: SELECT institution_id FROM ... WHERE institution_id IN (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9) ...
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Merge multiple “is exists” queries into one statement

I'm trying to figure out how to check if multiple rows exist in multiple tables in one statement. Given the following tables: table table_one ======== id 'a' 'b' 'c' table table_two ======== ...
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Would I lose data if I change a column from varbinary(8000) to varbinary(max)?

Is there any data loss if a table is being altered to change an existing column from varbinary(8000) to varbinary(MAX)?
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Oracle 11g: performance improvements of inserts

I have a table of 500 millions of rows (and growing) I did the following to improve performance of inserts: On database side: dropped all indexes and constraints disabled logging On application ...
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Landed as BI, but databases are a big WTF, what to do?

Maybe a duplicate, but I believe my case is a bit different. From one of the answers I got to this post on SQL Server Central that also comes handy too but is not quite the same scenario: 9 Things to ...
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Error on creating database in SSMS

I am using SQL Server Management Studio 2008. I am connect to localhost and I want to create a database. When I click on New Database, type the name and click ok, I get the message: Index was ...
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SQL Server 2008 search joining query

I have two table as one is the message table and another one is messageUser table. Now i need to check before insert a new row. for example, M_MessageMessageId=========     ...
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Best way to query huge data

First let me describe my case: I need to store around 200extra detail of each user. I am using wordpress. Now there is a default function to save data associated with user. But i am not sure what ...
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why would command text not execute at all?

in my report i have:: <CommandText>SELECT column1, column2, 'poop' from mytable </CommandText> i am using sql server profiler to see exactly what statement is ...
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Cascading Inserts in MySql

I have a users table that has a one to one relationship to a user_preferences table (primary foreign key user_id). When a new row is added to the users table (new id added), is there a way to setup ...
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How to migrate data from SQL database to MySQL including flat files?

One of my friends asked some asp developer to make online application where user can upload files also. jpg, doc, pdf and all these files are saved in SQL database as flat file. Now, my friend asked ...
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Modeling a ticket system based on a set of disparate kinds of tickets?

I'm working on a project that allows for the creation of "support tickets." These are not confined to something that needs fixing, however, so in a way they could more accurately be called "jobs." ...