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How can I decrease FULLTEXT initialization time?

I'm trying to decrease execution time of the a query. Using SHOW PROFILE, FULLTEXT initialization takes about 0.3, which is too high. Other values are at normal level. How can I decrease FULLTEXT ...
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Splitting a csv column from select query into multiple columns

I have a stored procedure SELECT [ShipWorks].[dbo].[OrderItem].[Code] AS Code, CASE WHEN (LEN(ISNULL(MAX([ShipWorks].[dbo].[OrderItem].[Location]),'')) = 1) THEN ...
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Error in 'Master Database Restore' in SQL Server 2012 (Because of difference in SQL Server Build)

I have a backup of a master database that was taken from SQL Server 2012 11.00.2218 build. Now I have a new SQL Server installation with build 11.00.2100. I tried restoring the master database after ...
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Can SQL Server stop me from running an UPDATE statement without a WHERE clause?

Whenever I have to run an update statement, I always get nervous that I might forget the WHERE clause and overwrite the entire column in the database. Is there any setting or plugin or addon I can ...
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Excel - How can I use a SQL query to retrieve data on a database sever?

I have connected to a SQL server in Excel . I want to be able to import data from a table located on the server. However this table is too big to import into Excel, I'm talking millions of rows. I ...
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How to construct a set-based query for subset problem?

I have a DB of the following structure (picture shows simplified version) How should I construct a query to get only those recipees, that can be cooked, i.e. for each ingredient in a receipe ...
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Optimize rows to columns conversion

I have a big Oracle table (around 40 million rows) that looks like this: ID Name Question Answer Reason 3 Name1 1 Yes blah blah 3 Name1 2 No NA 3 Name1 3 ...
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Display posted on date and time like1 hr ago or 30 min ago

I want to show the posted date like 1 hr ago, or 30 min ago. This is my code: declare @date datetime ='2014-07-24 11:50:22.033'; SELECT CASE WHEN DATEPART(DD,@date)=DATEPART(DD,GETDATE()) THEN ...
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Merge/combine two queries with different dates

I have one query that runs a SUM statement based on daterange 1, and worked fine, and another query that run same SUM statement, but on a different date range. I would like to merge/combine the two ...
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Query to join three tables

I have three tables which I have to join. I'm not a good SQL writer. Can please sombody help me to prepare this using joins: branches ----------------------------------------- branch_id | branch_name ...
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Matching two rows in a single table if two specific keys have different values

I have a table called settings in that there are two columns and data like following. settings value ------- ------ depots 12 projectid 156 client ...
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SQL Server 2014 Install Not Creating Default Instance [duplicate]

I am trying to install SQL Server 2014. The problem that I am having is that during the installation it is not letting my choose whether I want to use a default or a named instance. I have been ...
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Why is my select statement so slow?

SELECT name FROM sys.databases WHERE name not in ('master','model','msdb','tempdb','ReportServer','ReportServerTempDB','1303VISBOC') AND CASE WHEN state_desc = 'ONLINE' THEN ...
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MySQL fulltext selection performance

I have 1.5M rows in a table. Following is the table create code: CREATE TABLE `jobs` ( `id` INT(8) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `job_id` VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', `title` VARCHAR(255) ...
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Last row from a query without Order by

I have something like SELECT var1,var2 FROM table where var3=X AND var4=Y order by var5 desc limit 1; Running this query takes roughly 5 seconds on my database which is far to slow. I was ...
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Update the other columns which are for to have minimum of other 2 columns , difference between 2 columns , and others

I am working on data in oracle 11g as below : subscriber_id | count_s | count_t | min_count | diff | negative_diff | positive_diff 137606401 3 3 3 0 ...
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foreign key constraint violation issue

I have identified 3 situations. A student with no enrollments. A student with enrollments but no grades. A student with enrollments and grades. There is a trigger on the enrollments table to ...
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How to figure out Disk I/O by table

Is it possible to figure out which tables contribute the most to read / writes operations if all of them in same file? I been looking at the following DMV SELECT * FROM sys.dm_io_virtual_file_stats ...
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Inner Join or what else?

What I have Table A Table B ID ID_Fruit ,,, so on ID ID_Fruit ID_CRATE DateTime 1 1002 i_1 ...
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How to avoid the SORT operation in SQL query that contains ORDER_BY condition?

I am optimising a PostgreSQL query which involves three tables and a ORDER_BY condition. It seems that PostgreSQL prefer to arrange a SORT operation to perform the ORDER_BY condition, rather than ...
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Allow non-sysadmin, non-owner of a SQL Server Agent job to execute it

I have a job that runs an SSIS package. Currently the owner is a proxy account. I can run the job manually from a sys-admin account. Our web service logs in using a limited account. It needs to ...
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How do I include nulls during comparisons in SQL Server?

So basically in SQL Server a NULL means there is no value and thus can't be compared which returns some unexpected results. For example, the following query doesn't return rows where value IS NULL ...
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Errors in the metadata manager. The process type specified for the Effect dimension is not valid since it is not processed

Trying to hunt down an issue with an SSIS package we have and I don't know what to look for to help correct this issue. Error: Errors in the metadata manager. The process type specified for the ...
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Adding a constant IF not in an other table

So I have this query. SELECT * FROM `Comment` WHERE `Target` = '".$_GET['pp']."' AND `Id` NOT IN (SELECT `Target` FROM `Delete` WHERE `Type` = 'comment') ORDER ...
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SQL Server 2000 : Upgrade from Personal Edition to Enterprise Edition

I've never tried this before but this is what I'm attempting to do : Backup all the databases Copy current master.mdf and master.ldf to another location (for later purpose) Uninstall SQL Server ...
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Mysql Select using Alias

I Need to filter the query that have some conditional column as below: SELECT `c`.`fullname` AS `fullname`, IFNULL(`c`.`new_ic`,`c`.`old_ic`) AS `Ic`, `bla`.`loan_no` AS `Loan_No`, ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 memory issue

I have read many posts regarding the memory but still its not clear. I have dedicated server SQL Server 2008 R2 with Windows 2008 R2, 32 GB RAM, 2 6 core processor and a database of around 60 GB on ...
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I am not sure why I am getting the “Invalid column name”, same code works on my other calculators… [closed]

In the following code: sqlCommandString1 = "Select Correction FROM Wlookup " + "WHERE Citystate = " + ComboBox1.Text Citystate lookup to result correction value. There are no spaces, and I tried ...
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Aggregate function / query in Oracle 11g

I am working in Oracle 11g. I have been racking my brain all day trying to figure out how to write a particular SQL statement (am a Java/.NET Developer, would not consider myself a SQL expert) I ...
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Get tp.address_from and tp.address_to from travel_point table

I'm building a view for get tp.address_from and tp.address_to but I can't get this works. This is the query I'm working on: SELECT `tp`.`address_from` AS `address_from`, `tp`.`address_to` AS ...
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Long running simple query SQL Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I have a very simple query running in a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance: SELECT TOP 10 * FROM messages m INNER JOIN recipients r ON m.id = r.id WHERE m.timeStamp > '2014-07-14T00:00:00.000' AND ...
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Database revision needed for sports events database

This is not a code review but more of a database schema review. I have a sports events website that I am doing in my spare time. I need assistance with the database design. I am about 80% completed. ...
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Building a query programatically

I have three variables $color, $size and $category. Each oh them can be a specific value or may refer to all entries.I want to fetch all products that are $color = "red", $size = "Medium" and any ...
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How to inner join some tables and outer join others?

I'm certain I'm going to be embarrassed by the eventual answer, but I've been googling around and banging my head against the wall and can't figure it out. I have four tables described below. I'm ...
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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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How to select multiple columns but only group by one?

I have a problem with group by, I want to select multiple columns but group by only one column. The query below is what I tried, but it gave me an error. SELECT ...
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What subquery do I need to calculate this report?

I have two tables: tickets and comments. I need to run a report that shows me which ticket is "neglected" meaning that there has not been a comment in X amount of time. If I was to do this in PHP, I ...
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pass data from deleted table to another

This is the situation: I have a table, with name TABLE_1 I would like delete TABLE_1 and then create another table with the same name and some of its columns. TABLE_1 has records, but I need to pass ...
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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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Date format on the output of cmdshell dir C:\ /TC

I would like to ask you guys if anyone of you had this trouble before. In SQL I read the create time of the file like exec master.dbo.xp_cmdshell 'dir C:\ /TC' which gives me; 07/14/2009 04:20 ...
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Way to do MERGE with update source when target not match?

I am trying to write a stored procedure that will take new values from a temp table, merge them into an actual table, giving me the ids of the inserted rows, and the rows that already exist matching ...
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Nested table as condition prevents using index

The following query joining a subquery does a TABLE ACCESS FULL when the master-table uses nested table as condition. When the condition is a simple =, the same query does an INDEX RANGE SCAN as ...
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Difference Between SELECT and select in oracle sql

The algorithm used to find SQL in the library cache is based on the ASCII values of the characters that make up the statement. Means The SELECT instead of select statement will be parsed again ...
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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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How to join the latest previous record with SQL

The original question was posted on stackoverflow. I think this site could be more focused on db related topic. I have a table whose schema is like this: CREATE TABLE product_shipping( ...
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Query Optimization required - Subquery using Inner Join

Could anybody advise how can I optimize this query below please? SELECT IT.[iInternalTransactionID] , IT.[iInternalAccountID] , C.[iContractID] , IT.[dtTransactionDate] AS TransactionDate , ...
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Trouble quering a join in oracle sql

Theres a question on an exercise which asks me to write an SQL statement to show the SKU, SKU_Description, WarehouseID for all items stored in a warehouse managed by ‘Lucille Smith’. I have to use a ...
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Select the last logged change before a specified time from a change list

I want to get the last change for all issues issue, that was made before a specified end time. I have 3 tables. projects +---+------------+ |ID |project_key | +---+------------+ |1 |bug_tracker | ...
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How to INNER JOIN and OUTER JOIN within the same table?

I am using PostgreSQL and I have the following tables: Product ID | Name | Price Receipts ID | Month | Quantity | Product_ID (FK) Sales ID | Month | Quantity | Product_ID (FK) I am trying to ...
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Batch converting indexes to keys [closed]

I have a legacy MS SQL Server database where all the primary and foreign keys were created as indexes. I am developing the new version of our software with Entity Frameworks, which I have learned ...