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Remove duplicates from different columns

I'm trying to remove duplicates from a set, but the duplicates are in different columns, so for example with this table: ColA, ColB, ColC, ColD ---------- 1, 1, 'ABC', 'DEF' ---------- 1, 1, 'DEF', ...
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What do these parameters mean at the beginning of my SQL Server query plan?

I'm looking at query plan in SQL Server Mgmt Studio and I see something like this: (@P0 nvarchar(4000), @P1 nvarchar(4000)) Update... What does the type mean beside the parameters? For this example ...
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SQL Query in suspended state causing high CPU usage

Environment detail: SQL Server 2008 R2. I have applications running on JBoss that access the DB using JDBC driver. Issue: My online DB server was experiencing high CPU usage. Using the following ...
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Deleting duplicate rows with condition(Using SQL and LINQ)

I have a table with 5 columnsID,CPT4,CPT4Mod,ItemCharge,Eff_Date. Deletion Condition: When rows exists with duplicate CPT4and CPT4Mod field values but different ItemCharge and Eff_Date values, ...
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Stored procedure - problem with merge - Insert

I am calling a stored procedure from my c# code . The procedure works fine for update, but fails for Insert. Is the following merge-insert procedure code correct? Any help is appreciated. Here is ...
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Offsite Log Shipping

We currently use CDC to replicated our Production DB offsite (Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2), but using CDC and the way we process the files is very unstable. Also note that the two servers cannot ...
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How should I delete branch from adjacency list in SQL Server?

Given a basic acyclic adjacency list like this: What is the most effective way to handle deletions of branches? My current approach uses a recursive CTE to find all descendant nodes and their ...
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Remove duplicates and connect relations to the first one

Guess I can use some help over here. I have split a products table into two tables, products and prices. This is the original table: products: +----+--------+-----------+-----------+-----------+ | ...
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Delete from table where two of the three keys in another select

I have tableA which has 4 columns: IDA (bigint), IDB (int), IDC (varchar(255)) and comment (varchar(255)). The primary key is (IDA, IDB, IDC). I'm required to delete the records where the count of ...
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Why do ASC and DESC come *after* a CASE clause?

This query works: DECLARE @Ordering NVARCHAR(50) SET @Ordering = 'aggregateid' DECLARE @OrderDirectionInt INT SET @OrderDirectionInt = 0 --1 SELECT * FROM ( SELECT ROW_NUMBER() OVER ...
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Merits of inserting to temp table and renaming versus just adding/removing columns

If I add or drop columns from a SQL Server table I presume I get page splits or gaps. Since the size of the row has changed. When I use RedGate SQL Compare to create conversion scripts its strategy ...
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Removing chat history for a particular user from database

I'm currently developing a web chat application using SignleR and SQL server this is my database schema so far I've added an option where the user can Clear Chat history for a particular ...
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Users Characteristics

I'm really battling an issue where I have a Users table that has a growing number of user characteristics (regligion, smoking preferences, etc). The strategy I've used thus far has been to add a ...
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Delete from table where not in another table using two columns

I am trying to get my head around this delete statement I am trying to accomplish. I understand how to delete from table where column not in ( subquery to table2) I have two tables with multiple ...
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add a column to an existing table

I'm wanting the best way to add a column to an existing table in my database. I'm using SQL Server 2012. I don't want the data that is in the table to be affected, I just want to add a new column ...
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Sql statement to compare two table

I have two table with the same structure, i want an sql statement to compare them and see any modified line, deleted or added Table Product1 : ________________ |Product | Price| |Product1 | 10 | ...
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ORA-00933: SQL command not properly ended

I have created a database link to a remote database, MIGRERDOSSIER.US.ORACLE.COM, then I use it to insert records in a table in a local database. Here is the request I am trying to execute: insert ...
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Get only the oldest entry in a join

So I have a table bugs |bugid| title| the table is lacking a date column. But when creating a new entry, most likely always a new entry gets created in bugnotes as well saying "bug created" with the ...
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Oracle Export using EXPDP gives ORA-06512 SYS.UTL_FILE error on Windows 7

I am using Oracle 11g and want to export a table using below statement C:\>expdp SYS/sys@MYDATABASE DIRECTORY = Mydir DUMPFILE = Customer.dmp LOGFILE = Customer.log TABLES = PERSON.CUSTOMER ...
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SQL Datetime / datetimeoffset(2) comparison & implicit cast wierdness

I discovered a problem when inserting data in our database. My insert statement was checking for the existence of data in the WHERE clause to prevent duplicate data being inserted. None was detected, ...
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Building a Trending query

Is there a way to build a query that returns a record set consisting of a date and the number of records == that date? For example, I have a DB that is tracking inspections that take place on every ...
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Run “USE” with linked server alternatives

I am using SQL server linked servers and find some difficulties while running queries. Below is the actual query. USe testdb SELECT 'Identitiy property OFF' where COLUMNPROPERTY( ...
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How to restore Network backup to Network Path in SQL Server 2005?

I am trying to restore network backup file to network path.. is there any way to do it? I am using SQL Server 2005 and code.... RESTORE DATABASE DB_NAme FROM DISK = ...
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Is it possible to find the user whose aggregated score reaches X value first?

Given this sample fiddle containing sales value and date for two users: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!2/8148be/3 How can I find the first user who has reached a total saleValue of 30 since the beginning of ...
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creating table result in errno 150

I'm trying to create the following schema, but I'm getting errors when I'm trying to create project and staffphone tables. Not sure what is it complaining about. mysql> CREATE TABLE staff( ...
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complex update query postgres

I've got a bunch of ids from table messages and I want to update the table activities. This is how I imagined my query would work (so you get better idea what I'm trying to accomplish): update ...
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Autoclose property resets to true after attaching db even if model is set to false

I am using SQL Server Express 2008 R2. The auto close property of a newly created database will be set to value same as model db. In my case I have set autoclose to false for model so that when I ...
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'Tempdb' is full warning message in SQL Server 2005

I am using SQL Server 2005. it's a running plant, Everyday large number of data posted into SQL Server 2005 SELECT TOP 5000 [T_idx], [T_TAG], [T_Date] FROM [house].[dbo].[total] ORDER BY T_Date ...
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Why DBCC CHECKDB is multiple times in error log

I have an issue with dbcc checkdb command . In the errorlog file I find the dbcc checkdb command multiple time within the interval of 30-45 minutes. I have scheduled a job which grep keyword error ...
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Databases: are there universal datatypes?

While designing database tables (using some tool like Enterprise Architect), how do I use only 'universal' datatypes that will work with all databases when I need to switch to a different database in ...
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How to create implicit select statements

I need to create an implicit select statement for each table with all of its coluns - i.e. SELECT COL1, COL2, COL3 FROM TABLE1 instead of SELECT * FROM TABLE1. There are too many tables to use the ...
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Conditional Counting

I'm analyzing a database of login records for a university and I'm trying to write a query that will give me an idea as to how many users are using the labs for short bursts, verse a more extended ...
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Redundant transpose. Case is not enough to solve my problem

I have db problem in transposing rows to columns. I am half way through the result but getting redundant data. My table: EMP_ID EMP_NAME SAL_PAID 01 ABC JAN 01 ABC FEB 01 ...
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Why does Oracle SQL*Plus consider two queries executed together on the command line as a syntax error?

Consider: SQL> select sysdate from dual; SYSDATE ----------- 22-Aug-13 0 SQL> select sysdate from dual; select sysdate from dual; select sysdate from dual; select sysdate from dual ...
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Indexing for query containing xml column

I have below queries which performs little slow.So i am planning to create index.I created primay xml index and now performance improved little bit(by looking at execution plan) .Queries are shown ...
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SQL Server Database grew too much too fast

I have an issue with one database. The issue is as follows: The database is being running on SQL Server 2000 Standard for the last 6 years in Full Recovery mode. In the beginning of this summer the ...
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Unable to generate a MySQL query

I have a table in a MySQL database as below: ID Timestamp State 1 2013-07-10 09:00:00 Good 1 2013-07-10 09:10:00 Good 1 2013-07-10 09:20:00 Good 1 2013-07-10 09:30:00 Bad 1 ...
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Is it possible to build an UNDO framework for postgres?

I was thinking of a table which would automatically log all transactions made to other tables and the command to undo that modifications. So every time you issue an UNDO() command you would read the ...
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Query to search for a substring in xml

I use below query to search for a substring in whole xml(including node name and node value) SELECT * FROM tablename WHERE ( Charindex('abc',CAST([xmlcolumn] AS VARCHAR(MAX)))>0 ) I want an ...
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“relation does not exist” trying to import mysql dump into postgres

environment: ubuntu 10.04 mysql server 5.1.69 postgres 9.2 Here's the sequence of steps: created a new postgres database, myDatabase executed this command: mysqldump -u root -p ...
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Challenge. Split database 500 records in two smaller datasets, randomly

I have a database with 500 records. I want to split these records to 75% and 25% *randomly*in order to use the different datasets for training and testing to machine learning algorithms. Does anyone ...
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“Rewinding” a Postgresql database

I have heard that Postgresql uses an append-only format for it's databases, and if this is true I should be able to 'rewind' the database to a previous point in time by removing the commits that came ...
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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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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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Does this query make sense?

I recently migrated a database from Sybase ASE to Microsoft SQL 2008r2. One category of queries that was broken in transit is: SELECT person_id FROM leaveperiods WHERE group_id=146 GROUP BY ...
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Hard Parse on Non-Identical Statements?

Let's say I have this query : SELECT X FROM Y If I run it for the first time then it would do a hard parse. After that, I run this query : select x from y With just a difference in alphabetical ...
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Multiple primary keys

I am new to database design and have been looking at some example data models here. One thing I don't understand is if you have a table like client_addresses from the link above: ...
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SQL services wont start due to incorrect drive letter after windows restore

SQL services wont start due to incorrect drive letter after windows restore Had a server crash, was successfully able to reinstall windows and restore the server SQL and all the necessary services ...
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Retrieving data from inner join using LIMIT and OFFSET

These are my two tables: table1 qid[PK] |gid[PK] |abcd | xyz | date ---------------+---------+---------+------+------------ 00001 | qwe | 54 | a | 1994-11-29 00002 ...
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avoid insert xml duplicate data

how can to prevent duplicate inserts for every Execute? insert into IQ (XMLDT)values('<row>sdsdf</row>')