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Can I estimate the row count of a large mysql table using the disk space?

Sysadmin here (not a developer by trade), so go easy please ;) I have a mysql table, on a linux server that uses innodb_file_per_table. When I try to do select count(foo) from table; It doesn't ...
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Dynamically REVOKE CONNECT FROM guest in SQL Server 2005

I wrote this simplistic script (I'm not very familiar with TSQL and dynamic SQL) to revoke all connections from guest accounts: DECLARE @database_id int, @database_name nvarchar(100); DECLARE ...
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Profiling parameters

I was trying to fine the parameters of a query I suspect to be causing unnecessary logical read and eventually captured it in profiler, however parameters @p3 and @p4 are not listed. Is anyone able ...
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Optimistic Paging and separate query for COUNT?

I am using SQL SERVER 2012 FETCH/OFFSET after searching a lot that this will give me the best performance. But for paging to work, I need a Total count. There are 2 ways to achieve this. 1) Paging ...
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Translating a query from MS Access to SQL Server

I have a legacy query from years ago that was written for an MS Access backend: DELETE category.* FROM category LEFT JOIN product_category ON category.id = product_category.categoryid ...
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Select one single row from table b for each row from table a

I have two tables: A(name VARCHAR2(20), type VARCHAR2(20)) and B (type VARCHAR2(20), ... (20 fields more)) I need to select a single row from B for each distinct name,type from A taking into ...
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Consolidating large table

I need some help with a complex query. Table def: Table "public.agent_log" Column | Type | Modifiers ...
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RETURN NEXT in Postgres Function

I'm currently writing a plpgsql function that will select from a table and produce a substantial amount of data. I was originally going to return an array, but I found a resource that explains the ...
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Using EncryptByPassPhrase in where condition

I am using EncryptByPassPhrase of sql server. But i am not able to use where condition properly. DECLARE @login_details TABLE(uid integer,username varchar(10),password varbinary(100)) insert into ...
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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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How to connect client applications to SQL SERVER 2012 cluster?

Following are the environment Details : Database Server : SQL SERVER 2012 Operating System : Windows Server 2012 Single instance of SQL SERVER 2012 is installed in cluster configuration with 2 ...
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Data History Table vs Using a Current Record Flag [closed]

There are two strategies when dealing with data records which contain multiple versions. One is to have current records in one table, and their past versions in a history table. The other is to have ...
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How to store chains of information?

I am currently trying to design a table structure that can capture report data (from various sources) in an ordered fashion. Let me give you an example: Each day I receive three separate reports ...
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Assign maximum memory limit for a particular database in sql server

In my SQL-Server instance, there are many databases. I want to restrict the memory size of each database (for example 8 GB). When I tried using Resource Governor, there are options like ...
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Aliases with correlated subqueries

I am looking at an example of correlated subquery with aliases from a PostgreSQL book: bpsimple=# SELECT * FROM orderinfo o, bpsimple=# (SELECT * FROM customer c WHERE town = 'Bingham') c bpsimple=# ...
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Generate INSERT statement from SELECT query

I have two databases, in first database I have a table called zoom_city and in the second database I have a table called courrier_city. The SQL for each is below: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ...
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Self-join unique pairs

I have a table (players) containing a list of players, I would like to pair up these players in a unique way, so that every player's opponent is unique every round (ie. every time the SELECT query is ...
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How does the transactions interact if you set a different isolation level per connection?

I read that I can have different isolation levels per connection and in the server. The default isolation level is REPEATABLE-READ. So if I have a transaction that issues a SERIALIZED to the client ...
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Methods for identifying differences in accumulating history table?

This question will probably be elementary to most DBAs. I'm doing light DB work which isn't my specialty and I'd like to create some kind of "change log" for a table that is copy/appended to a ...
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DB2 - Not enough storage in the database heap error when trying to create database

So like the title says I'm trying to create a database using this script db2 -v -t "CREATE DATABASE %DBNAME% ON '%DBDRIVE%' USING CODESET UTF-8 TERRITORY US COLLATE USING SYSTEM CATALOG TABLESPACE ...
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Mysql down on my server (log files)

I have server (on DigitalOcean) with LAMP + site with wordpress 3.8.1. Sometimes my MySQL server down. I try to plug swap, and it helped sometime (fo example when pst publishing) but sometime my site ...
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MySQL with slow queries

I have a website running on Wordpress Multisite + Woocommerce with over 5700 users on a Nginx + Apache server. I recently experienced some down time but didn’t get any errors, just a blank page. I ...
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Create database before restore multiple files

I've several database, most of them have multiple files (both data and logs) and multiple diff and trn backups. I've already a restore script (scheduled and working on other server) that takes all the ...
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Oracle - Date of Selection on table

how to get last date when someone perform selection on table? Last accessed in terms of select statement only not last updated date
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CDC not picking up changes [closed]

CDC has been set up for one of our databases in our test environment but it's not capturing any of the changes. I've made sure the capture job is running. I've disabled CDCs for the database, enabled ...
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Disk write in iotop when doing mysql “Copy to tmp table”

I have just moved servers from a two-server configuration with the application and database server running separately to a one-server LAMP stack. Unfortunately the issue that I have encountered on ...
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The meaning of the Roles in SQL Server 2008 R2 [closed]

Just because I’m confused around this issue I’d like to ask the following questions, and please I would like to receive clear and easy understandable answers. Not deep analyze. 1.What is the Roles ...
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What indexes would I create for a query like this?

Here's a query I've got: SELECT "balance_transactions"."fee" FROM "balance_transactions" JOIN charges ON balance_transactions.source = charges.balance_id WHERE "balance_transactions"."account_id" = ...
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Postgres slave max_connections = master's max_connections?

I am using binary replication for Postgres. Is it true that the max_connections has to be the SAME for both the master and slave in postgresql.conf? Can they be different?
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Get maximum number with combination of columns [closed]

I have table with columns like AutoID, Number, Name, City, State, Country. What I wanted is the maximum number entered in the “Number” column with the combination of Name, City, State and Country. ...
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Size of DB files

I am trying to optimize some settings on a SQL Server that talks to inhouse programs. I have read to size all DB files the same. I have a server with a 20GB data file, with the other 9 files being ...
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Automobile database logic [closed]

I am building a web based quoting system for a local automobile dealership. I think I have figured out the logic for the databases but I want to get a second opinion before I start just to make sure ...
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Execute a query which returns uniformly at maximum 100 records

I have a table in which every record has an ID, a date and a value. There are a lot of records, and I want to get those dates and values, to create a graph. But I do not want to have more than 100 ...
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How do I query for leaf nodes in a hierarchy using a closure table?

I have some hierarchical data (representing musical instruments and playing techniques), where each leaf in the hierarchy is an audio file. The nesting depth of leaf nodes will vary because some ...
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How to perform a multiplication by a different select query

Hope my question is accepted here and I haven't made a mess out of renaming the tables and columns so you can understand what I need! :) Query A: DECLARE @var VARCHAR(7) SET @var = 'xtpo' SELECT ...
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Adding index in table suggestion?

I have a table called Products with ID(PK, Clustered), Name, Price, Brand, ...., RetailerID, SKU, ModelNumber. My query have SELECT .... FROM Products WHERE RetailerID = @RetailerID AND ( ...
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Mysql match on two columns and get count

How do I get a count of? +---------+-------------+ | col1 | col2 | +---------+-------------+ | Joe | April | | Fred | May | | Sam | April | | Joe | ...
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Retrieve title from rows with a maximum count in other columns

Given the following table archived: CREATE TABLE archived ( sid serial -- row id showurl text -- can be: btg, tmwwt, gcaf, emda title text reference text -- title id ...
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can I Run a Stored Procedure across all SQL servers and return 1 html report

I have the following set up as a sp and it runs daily. It gives me a report for each SQL cluster in my environment but what I'd like to do is configure it to run across all clusters and return 1 ...
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query errors when all data not present

I have a working query that show success rate of staff. When I run it in for all staff it works flawlessly. However, when I insert it as a function within a java based page I get an error: ERROR: ...
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Store equations/formula in mysql db table

I want to know what is there a way for storing equations or formula in a DB column. Below is the table where I am storing the machines details(master table). But the last column is what I am worrying. ...
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.NET error when trying to create snapshot for transactional Replication

I encountered a bizarre prob today while creating a transactional publication on a SQL 2012 server running on Windows Server 2008R2. I had just had some success creating and initializing some Merge ...
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Protect SQL Server from hackers

Today, my SQL Server 2008 is attacked by hacker from IP address in China [4300 Login failure in last 7 hours]. I contacted GoDaddy support and below is what they told me. EXEC sp_readerrorlog 0, 1, ...
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How to find what prevented in getting a lock?

Sometimes my update statements fail after 3000 milliseconds with 'Lock request time out period exceeded' error. That 3000 limit is coming from my application through SET LOCK_TIMEOUT 3000 setting, ...
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Should I extract / normalize the mailing address despite requirements limiting number / type of addresses?

I currently am working on a contacts application (similar to Outlook contacts combined with eVites and LinkedIn). The requirements for the application are to limit the addresses (and phone / email ...
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mysql trigger to insert/update date column from datetime column

probably simple question but can't get it to work: I have a table with two datetime columns. In order to set up a date index and have simpler queries, i have added two date columns next to them. ...
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Optimizing removal of duplicate rows from recursive CTE query

I need to write a recursive SQL query to fetch multiple projects together with their lineage from the following table: CREATE TABLE #Project ( Name VARCHAR(10), ParentName VARCHAR(10) ) INSERT INTO ...
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Get maximum from aggregated values in a query

I have a table details it has a column kills and a column player_slot and a column match_id. I want to find the maximum difference between the SUM of kills for player_slot 0-4 and 128-132. Can someone ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Cluster: Spread tempdb over several files AND shrink original single file

On my SQL 2008 R2 active/passive cluster, I've received an error message regarding I/O requests on tempdb.mdf taking longer than 15seconds. Googled that and it as suggested I spread tempdb over ...
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Query an intermediate table and join to child table

Here's my database structure: Product Market ProductMarket (linked to Product and Market with "product_id" and "market_id" Price (linked to ProductMarket with "productmarket_id") I want to query ...