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Standards when writing SQL? [closed]

Do many DB developers think about standards (SQL-92, SQL:2003, ANSI) when writing their SQL? Or do you mostly focus on writing SQL that is compliant with the target system and worry more about ...
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Don't know how to make two selects bridge together ad run a single query [closed]

I got the races to work then I added another query in addition to the same statement but when I ran the query and it only show student number, dob, gender and ethnicity but did not show another select ...
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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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Excluding rows by lots of ids

I need to exclude some rows that the user has already seen. Currently I am doing this by simply comparing the ids that the user has seen to the row's ids by running this query (there are also other ...
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Select distinct values between two values in different field

I have a table named products like this: | product_name | start_year | end_year | |--------------|------------|----------| | wine | 2001 | 2012 | | cheese | 1999 | 2010 ...
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How to get past Windows Server rate limiting repeated SQL Server connections over network? [closed]

Currently I have ETL software installed/ running on a machine separate from the destination data warehouse database (for security purposes apparently). So it must send data/ write records across a ...
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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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Oracle: REGEXP_LIKE: Strings with angle brackets aren't found (whether they are escaped or not)

The following question will answer my original question, plus many others. What would the correct syntax be to do a REGEXP_LIKE search (in Oracle Database 12c) for this string (which exists somewhere ...
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MySQL Escape Characters

I'm getting an SQL error when trying to mix a match against in a SQL statement with a specific character which is not covered by MySQL escape functions in PHP. This is an example: The name to ...
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SQL query to identify missing hinted indexes

We have a fairly large number of queries using index hints in our 11.2.0.4 database. I recently uncovered some performance issues and found that some of the indexes referenced by the query hints were ...
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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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Finding the most recent event older than 60 days [closed]

I would like to filter rows in a table for the most recent event for particular individuals that did not occur within the last 60 days: Select pid, Max(date) as date FROM table WHERE date ...
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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 add DATETIME value for session user

I am maintaining two tables: Employee table consists of username and password(for logging in) log table consists of login and logout time for the session user With the click of a button, I should ...
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Upgrading SQL database resulting error [closed]

I've currently updated my SQL environment and moved everything over to a new database. This includes the BizTalk service we are using. However, when I retired my old database, I started to received ...
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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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The target principal name is incorrect. Cannot generate SSPI context - SQL Server 2012 error

I don't understand why this error is popped up suddenly. It was working till yesterday. It is a stand alone env. Problem is when me or any user wants to connect from their machine locally it is ...
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Join duplicates on T-sql [closed]

Background: This is largely a learning exercise. I am working on a task scheduling program. Part of the program requires making a report to print out. I am working with the original version of the ...
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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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SOS_Scheduler_Yield wait type

I am having a process that has a last_wait_type as SOS_Scheduler_Yield and is inserting 100 records to a table. This process has been with this wait type forever with low CPU utilization %. There are ...
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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 to do housekeep the database in sql server 2008 by specific date range?

I have database with around 160 GB size. The database contains the data is from 2013 to until today, there are 180 tables, I want to remove the records in specific date range like 2013 to 2014 in all ...
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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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Sum of points and rank according to points with join three tables [duplicate]

I am creating a game where I am calculating the user points on the basis of user activities. Everything working fine I got the sum of points and on the basis of points I calculated the rank. I have ...
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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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Query for sub-array in multi-dimentional array

How do I fix the following sql query: DROP TABLE IF EXISTS array_test; CREATE TABLE array_test ( id serial primary key, name text, array_column integer[][] ); insert into array_test (name, ...
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How to get row count from all tables of a schema ( without using information schema )

The query should collect data from table name , schema name from information.schema and row count should be taken from actual table.
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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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Slow PostgreSQL query

I'm building a search interface for a web site that currently searches through approximately 2 million pieces of real estate with approximately 60 million attributes (address, city, state, ZIP, beds, ...
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Need to make MySQL's LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE load large data faster

I need to load 4 million rows of data into a MySQL InnoDB table using LOAD DATA INFILE and would like to know if there are server configuration options I can tweak to get faster load. It took me 15 ...
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updating same column as in the select query

When I try to do this, I get an error saying I cannot use the same table in where select as the column that I am updating. UPDATE table_name SET quantity = 19 WHERE productID = 148357 ...
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Reference column alias in same SELECT list

I'm converting an old MS-Access-based system to PostgreSQL. In Access, fields that were made up in SELECTs could be used as parts of equations for later fields, like this: SELECT samples.id, ...
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Tuple Relational Calculus help? [closed]

I have the following three questions in relation to the following diagram: 1) How many copies of the book titled “The Lost Tribe” are owned by the library branch whose name is "Sharpstown"? {b....
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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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Adding Users after Database Restore

I have to restore our production database to a test instance on a daily bases. This test instance gives people access to the data that we do not want changing production data. When I restore the ...
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How do I retrieve the loop record in the connect by clause?

I have a employee-->Manager hierarchy and using the following query: SELECT EMP_ID, FIRST_NAME CONNECT_BY_ISCYCLE "CYCLE" FROM MYTABLE CONNECT by NOCYCLE PRIOR MANAGER_EMP_ID = EMP_ID START WITH ...
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Display a one-to-many relationship in one row

I have a "one to many" relationship in two tables: Table "products" contains: product_id, product_descr Table "packing" contains: product_id, package_id, package_desc One product has often more ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Dropping Snapshots takes hours

We recently did a SQL Server upgrade from 2005 to 2012. We have a nightly job that drops a snapshot of an active database. The snapshots gets created again later in the day. Before upgrading, in SQL ...
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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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How to Create Aggregate function in SQL Server 2008

My requirement is to create concatenate function so I am trying to create Aggregate function as shown CREATE AGGREGATE [dbo].[Concatenate] (@value [NVARCHAR](MAX)) RETURNS[NVARCHAR](MAX) EXTERNAL ...
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Update matching keywords from first table to second table in SQL

I have two tables where 1st table is Englishgermankwds_tbl and 2nd is Kwd_UploadRecored the data of the tables is as follows Table Englishgermankwds_tbl English_Keywords ...
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Retrieving latest record using DISTINCT ON is slow [duplicate]

Using Postgres 9.4. I have a table cartests with 5.5M rows. Each row is a car test: \d log.cartests; Table "log.cartests" Column | Type | Modifiers ------------...
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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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Splitting 1 record on one table to become two records on another table

I am REALLY very new to this so please excuse my ignorance, but I could really use some help! I've got two tables: BillsFiled and Authors On BillsFiled, there are the columns: ID, Symbol, Filedate, ...
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SELECTs in Database Change Log and Source Control

We are overhauling the way that we store our database in source control and keep a change log of it. I was reading the following article: http://thedailywtf.com/articles/Database-Changes-Done-Right, ...