An acronym for "Structured Query Language" (it's not the name of a specific DBMS product), SQL can be used in relational database management systems (RDBMS) to query, update, delete, and insert data as well as modify the structure of the database. It can also be used to manage schemas and data ...

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how to solve slow running sub query TSQL

I have a problem with a slow running query. I have analysed the query with the sql server profiler but I can't seem to find a good solution. I did find why it is running slow. If ask the full ...
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SQL query for all combinations without repetition

I need a function for calculating combinations without repetition from a list. Example: I have a list of names e.g. Tom Bob Paul Tina Now I need a list of 3 names out of the 4 without having a ...
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Low performance oci_execute

I work with a PHP application that connects to an Oracle database. Sometimes, the PHP executes a large query from a large database the page loads for ages (more than 200s). But I've seen something ...
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Making a Database Online [closed]

I am so confused with this issue, I have vb.net application and it has a sql database . Now, I want this application to access the sql server from anywhere , because there are many clients sharing ...
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Database Mail not sending

I'm trying to send email using the DatabaseMail on SQL Server 2008, I can see my emails sitting in the msdb.dbo.sysmail_unsentitems But they just sit there, I get no error messages. I've checked ...
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Turning of Autogrowth for particular file

We have a primary file group with several files each on different disks. One of the disks is nearing capacity and as such we have had to switch off the auto growth for that file. Is there anything I ...
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What is the generally accepted method and tools for profiling MySQL queries?

Profiling database queries is difficult, and dependent on database technology. In MySQL, what is the usual (or, in deference to that, a great) process for profiling a query? For example: Run the ...
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Creation of a table with foreign keys in postgres is taking longer time [duplicate]

I am wondering if someone can help me understand this. I tried to add an column to a table of 22000 rows which is referencing other tables(one of these tables have 0.5 million records). It didn't ...
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Way to run SQLCMD without storing password in text format

Is there a way to run sqlcmd from a batch file where I don't want to store the password in plain text format. I have done some research and found the system variables method(store password in system ...
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Select post and concatenating all categories it belongs to

I have 3 DB tables POSTS +----------+----------+----------+ | id | title | content | +----------+----------+----------+ CATEGORIES +----------+----------+ | id | title | ...
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selecting rows that have n foreign key conditions satisfied

I'm trying to filter a master table rows based on 2-more conditions from the relative foreign key relation, i came up with this which is working fine, but i just can't convince my self that it's that ...
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Stored procedure taking much longer than query [closed]

I have a simple code segment that runs in about 1 second when run alone, but more than 5 minutes when deployed as a stored procedure. I'm using sql server 2008. Unfortunately, I can't post the code ...
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How to get the first or last row in ordered result set, depending by column value?

I have the follwoing result set from the table PUNCHREPORT EMPLID Name PUNCHDATE PUNCHTIME DEVICETYPE .................................................................. 70 ...
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Running queries directly on DB2 databases

Just have a general query, if it is really fine or safe to run long select queries on RDBMS production Databases specifically DB2? If NO, what are the major risks and issues in executing select ...
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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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Datastructure to save relations between more than two entities and lists

I am trying to building an Information Extraction system(IE). I wrote a program that will detect entities and extract relations between them. Now I am saving the relations in the following SQLITE ...
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two auto incrementing columns

OK I have hit an issue, now I was going to look at having two auto incrementing columns, but I cant using InnoDB. So I am after a Solution. I have a table called queue. Everything to do with my task ...
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Postgresql Function Trying to Insert into 1 row instead of 2

Postgresql 9.3, Mac OS X 10.6.7 I created this function and I would like to insert both results into the same row. Obviously the way I have it inserts into 2 rows. First, here is the Table T1: ...
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Optimizing concurrent updates in Postgres

I'm running concurrent Postgres queries like this: UPDATE foo SET bar = bar + 1 WHERE baz = 1234 Each query affects the fixed K number of rows, and I can't find a way to enforce the order in which ...
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Oracle patching

Hi everyone I'm a student and I need a help with Oracle patch's. My DB 10.2.0.5.0 I don't understand how to check which of CPU and PSU patch's were installed. When I try to use sql select * from ...
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How to deploy a build from Visual Studio online to local SQL Server?

We are developing our SQL Server 2008 R2 database via Visual Studio 2012 as a database project which uses Visual Studio Online as its source control system. We would like to pull the latest build via ...
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Error on job - need to troubleshoot

Need Suggestions: One of our Production Servers contains a job (Daily run) which gets the Data from another Server and dump into local DB. From last couple of days, it is failing with the reason ...
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Database design Problem for the web-app

Hello I am in a problem of designing a web-app database schema. Suppose I have 10 shops and every shop gives deals on every different day Sunday, Monday and so on and for limited time period like ...
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“Wide” vs “Long” Database Structure - Is there a logic when to use which? [duplicate]

I'm currently setting up a database to house records for an application I'm writing and am trying to come up with the most efficient DB structure to use... Of course I know that there are as many ...
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Create SP for inserting data from a table to a table

I have a table that has 1 record where one field may have 2 values separated by commas (in that cases I have to create 2 records with those values separated in 2 row and the other field values are the ...
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Join and aggregate result and insert blanks for missing appendants

Consider these two simplified tables: CREATE TABLE "sources" ( "id" serial NOT NULL, "name" text NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT "sources_pkey" PRIMARY KEY ("id") ); CREATE TABLE "values" ( ...
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SQL - referential integrity - Foreign key and Check constraint

Please let me know if below two declarations are same. create table R1 ( a INT PRIMARY KEY, b INT references K(w)); Note: K is a table with single attribute w as primary key create table R1 ( a ...
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Cohort analisis for gamers activity

I want to do some cohort analysis of gamer activity in my games. By cohort I mean some set of users who registered (or had first activity) on some particular date. For example: users registered on 16 ...
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SQL - Query on table creation, referential integrity

Please let us know what does the below definition means on table creation. CREATE TABLE A(w INT PRIMARY KEY); CREATE TABLE B(x INT PRIMARY KEY REFERENCES A(w) ON SET NULL) As per my understanding, ...
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How do I write a mysql query to combine data from related tables into a single summary?

I'm having trouble defining the data in a query for a chart. I want to summarize data from the first table and combine it with a data summary from the second table. Products - (serial_number, date) ...
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Reducing log files? [duplicate]

I have a database that has a log file of nearly 80 GB. Database size 180 GB. The recovery is set to Full. What is the correct way to shrink the log file without using the shrink option in SSMS as ...
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how to clean huge Dbwarden QueryHistory table

dbwarden is Comprehensive database monitoring solution for SQL Server 2005+ which i am using. i found that dba_LongRunningQueries – Runs every 5 minutes. This will run usp_LongRunningQueries to ...
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Rejoining range seek on nullable composite index?

For the following schema and example data CREATE TABLE T ( A INT NULL, B INT NOT NULL IDENTITY, C CHAR(8000) NULL, UNIQUE CLUSTERED (A, B) ) INSERT INTO T (A) ...
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List minutes instead of grouping by them

Looking how to list minutes 1 to 120 from a 2 hour interval timestamp field instead of getting each minute from both hours together. What I want is something like this: min COUNT(*) 1 ...
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How to return last used record?

I have simple table called ips with 2 field ip and address, which schema is following CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `ips` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `address` varchar(255) ...
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Testing equivalence in strings with different character sets

I have to synchronize a number of tables with string columns between two databases: the source Oracle 10.2.0.3 NLS_CHARACTERSET WE8MSWIN1252, NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS BYTE the destination Oracle ...
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Check and Retrieve those results where a cell(row) contains atleast one value from many values in a column [duplicate]

Let me give you an example : I have a table (name = posts) which contains following rows: id | title | .... | names 1 | . | . | . | . | . | 4 ...
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NULL value returned when concatenating a string in SQL while loop! [closed]

I'm trying concatenate a string in a while loop, but it only returns NULL. Is there something I'm missing? declare @o int = 10000000/1000000; declare @i int = 0; declare @s nvarchar(200); while @i ...
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How to use COALESCE with multiple rows and without preceding comma?

I'm trying to achieve the following: California | Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento Florida | Jacksonville, Miami Unfortunately, I'm getting ",Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, ...
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Mysql Group Concat Distinct On One Field While Returning Another

I have a group concat distinct to return a distinct set of user names (user.first_name concatenated with user.last_name with a space separator). I want the distinct to apply on the user_id and not on ...
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Simple query not returning blank records

Very simple example here to a very frustrating treasure hunt for the mystery character. I have a table with a varchar(1) NOT NULL column - everything default - ANSI_PADDING & NULLS are ON for the ...
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What would be the most efficient way to store a text messaging (SMS) database

I'm creating a database to store incoming and outgoing text messages for a program that will be responding to text messages. The app has multiple potential responses depending on the message it ...
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Select from a list of values from JSON encoded data

I have saved the details of the product in JSON format. I am wondering how to select from a list of values from a "JSON_ENCODED DATA" For Example I want to select TV with screen_type as LED or LCD. ...
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Query to retrieve data based on several where conditions ( Not off Topic , Answer provided below is right ) [closed]

Database : Mysql 5.5 i have a table T1 containing 4 columns : No. , Height , start_time , end_time In column height i have 3 distinct values only : Small Medium High Now i ...
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SQL hourly data aggregation in postgresql

I am a newbie with database so I'm seeking your help with this one. I have a table containing time series data. 2012/01/01 00:10, 10 2012/01/01 00:30, 5 2012/01/01 01:00, 10 2012/01/01 01:40, 10 ...
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Log shipping - failed over to secondary, how to fail back

SQL 2012 I've been researching and testing Log Shipping as a DR solution. I got the two servers setup. Log shipping is in place and verified to be working correctly. I failed over by restoring the ...
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Limit balancing results by a column

I have a web crawler that have a table with tokens to crawl and each token have a fk_location column that is the website where that token must be processed. I also have a function that returns me the ...
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Get Date Limitation

So what I need is a limitation for the user of the funded contracts. So this is what I am trying to implement. I am trying to let the user enter dates within the year 2014, which will bring up how ...
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Limiting read access in postgres to few rows

We have a requirement where we want to limit the maximum no. of rows that a select query can return when its done using a particular login. So basically we would like to append a limit clause to any ...
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combining two CTE in a single query

Here i have two CTE and i need to select values from these two CTE as a single query. I can able to select values from a single CTE at a time but i dont know like how to merge these two CTE and select ...