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Work with table named Group [closed]

I have a table named Group in my database , when I try to work on it it gave error : SELECT GroupID,GroupName FROM Group it said : Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1 Incorrect syntax ...
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Correlated query Issue [closed]

In the below query i have 2 tables product and productstatus. In product table I have productId and productName and in productstatus table there are locationid,productid,currentstock and ...
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Is a Postgres long-running query aborted if the connection is lost/broken?

If I open a connection to Postgres and issue a long-running query, and then break the connection (e.g., kill the client process that opened the connection), will the long-running query continue to run,...
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Why is Excel File Opened Exclusively By Another?

I'm creating an SSIS package to loop through a series of Excel files (.xls). I create my while loop container and then create my data flow, which includes an Excel source. When I edit my Excel ...
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Currently all connections getting “Timeout expired”

I have an application which connects to SQL Server. Currently I am getting, Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to obtaining a connection from the pool. This may have occurred because ...
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SELECT all substrings (n-grams) of length n?

How could I select all n-grams, ie. substrings of length n from a string using SQL? For example, the 3-grams of string example are exa, xam, amp, mpl, ple. I'm using PostgreSQL to be more precise.
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Postgresql and UTF8 to Latin1 conversion?

We have a Postgresql database where the data is in Latin1. Apparently someone loaded some UTF8 encoded data into it since when I select data from some of the columns, I get stuff like: SELECT ...
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SQL Query - How do I Select Into new columns

I'm trying to write a query that will put values in three different columns. I have the query pulling the information I need, I just don't know how to split the values out into different columns. ...
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Insert New Foreign Key Row for new Strings

Lets say I have a table new_data like this: ndx | someval | somemachine serial | integer | integer ---------------------------- And let's say I have a reference table new_data_someval_ref: ...
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Database design: 4 types of users but have different functionality , separate or one table?

I have 4 types of users: Admins , normal user , company , service provider Admins and normal user share some attributes (id .first name ,last name ,phone ,mail) company and service provider share ...
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Select Statement to generate result, for Group by per second and link with Table

i tried to search in existing queries but didnt find any related thread. i would like to run a query in user table (for example), and like to get output result on per second bases. and give me zero (0)...
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SQL Server stored procedure that would enforce atomicity?

Let's say I have following insert statements INSERT INTO tEmpl (lastName) VALUES('Smith') INSERT INTO tEmpl (lastName) VALUES('Jones') INSERT INTO tEmpl (lastName) VALUES('Smitty') INSERT INTO ...
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Why is this SQL query illegal? [closed]

Students is a table with two fields name and grade for a number of students. I wonder why the following query in SQL is said to be illegal: SELECT Students.name, MAX(Students.grade) FROM Students; ...
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SQL: Dynamic Pivot Column, In the column's row value How to get Top 1 value

In my following query I need to get the top 1st record's value in pivot row value. So basically I get all parts and if there is a service entry with that part and a revision number I used that ...
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Postgres Grouping of Like Results

Our database is running on Postgres 9.3. We have a table called notifications. Notifications contains id, type, triggering id, source id, and some other information. What I am trying to do is select ...
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SSRS pivot dynamic columns

I've tried to port this from a similar post, SQL query to return a column per date in date range? however I haven't been able to quite get it to do what I need... Please find some example code below : ...
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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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Transform it into 3NF [closed]

Consider the relation LEASE, where a person can live in only one building, and a building can charge only one rental rate: RELATION = LEASE (PersonID, BuildingID, Rent), Primary Key = {PersonID} I ...
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Cannot Add Foreign Key Constraint

Can anyone tell me why there are errors such as: Cannot Add Foreign Key Constraint And am I on the right track? My schema looks like this: DDL: DROP DATABASE technology_university_hospital;...
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Most used tables in MySQL database server

Can somebody please help me with a query that lists the most used tables in a MySQL database? Or how can i find out the most used tables in the database? Thanks
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Re-writing a sub-select as a condition on a column generated with 'over (partition by …)'

I am wondering if it would be possible to use over (partition by...) clause in order to avoid using a sub-select in the example below: declare @t table ( id int ,code char(2) ...
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Case when not return more than one value

I try this, but the SwitchCase can not return more than one value. WHERE CP.NumIntAut IN ( CASE WHEN @NumIntAut IS NOT NULL THEN (@NumIntAut) ELSE (SELECT NumIntAut FROM @...
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Get seconds of day in Postgres

In Java we use Joda-Time to get the seconds of a day as an int value (despite the date): date: 10-10-2014 00:00:30 -> second 30 of day date: 11-10-2014 00:01:30 -> second 90 of day date: 12-10-...
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Replication Snapshot folder not cleaning up

The job that I thought was supposed to clean up old snapshots isn't removing the old files. The retention is left at default yet there are snapshots months old which remain. The job runs as the ...
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Set bit in Table A if values are present in Table B

I have two tables, Containing up to ~10 million entries. TableA which has 3 columns: IDA (bigint), IDB (int) and CHK (bit). (IDA, IDB) is the primary key. TableB which has 2 columns: IDA (bigint), ...
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Slow Query with LIMIT

We have this query: SELECT "messages".* FROM "messages" WHERE "messages"."account_id" = 1 AND "messages"."status" = 'unread' AND (created_at >= '2014-04-24 01:00:00.000000') ORDER BY id DESC It ...
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How to group by on two fields and count

CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `usuarios` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `user1` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL, `user2` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (`id`) ) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT ...
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Query performance issues

I need help in improving the performance of the following query. It has the purpose to select one record out of a group of records with an identical ID (doublettes). Rules are that Date2 must be the ...
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update column without auto timestamp update

Hello everyone I have got a product stock table with a time-stamp column so the so any updated to that row will update the time stamp ,I'm happy with this setting but sometimes I want to update the ...
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Index file - size changed

I realised today that my index file(which is about 250GB) is smaller than yesterday for about 7GB. Everything, I done in the meantime, was index rebuild. Is it possible that index rebuild is the ...
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numbering distinct column values in an ordering but not just displaying the total

I have a column with non-unique entries, we'll call this column "State" (representing the state where an order was shipped to) and a second column called "Times" (representing the times that an order ...
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How to get all the months from the last paid date in MySql?

I need to get the all the months from the last_payment_Date for the user from that table for processing purposing. As of now i am using this query.. SELECT `Name`, `Acc_No` FROM `user_table_details` ...
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How to Choose an SQL Database for Simple Data Preparation & Analytics

In the interests of not making this a shopping list: please advise on "how" to choose a the right tool, as opposed to which is the best. E.g: Which questions should I be asking myself / client? What ...
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Query to select distinct name based on several factors

I have a table with the following data (simplified here): ID | PolicyName | Setting | State | Value 1 Default DiskUsage Enabled 1 2 Default Memory Enabled 1 3 Default CPU Enabled 0 4 Personal ...
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Doing a insert across two databases with same collations and getting an error

SQL query : insert DB1.dbo.tbl1 select distinct Number, Name, 'Unknown', 'Unknown', 'Unknown', NULL, 'No', 'GL', 'N/A' from DB2.dbo.tbl1 T2 where T1.Number not in (select distinct AccountNumber ...
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Stored procedure takes 18 seconds on first load, 0 seconds on subsequent loads, waiting several minutes makes it slow again

I have a stored procedure that returns a lot of data for a business dashboard. On first load it takes 18 seconds, after that it takes 0 seconds, even if I change the input parameters at random it ...
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SQL Server database performance is very poor after a month of use [closed]

I am quite new to SQL server and have a question regarding database speed. The database (about 50 MB big) was very fast in the beginning. Now, a month later, the speed is a lot worse. I run a script ...
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Database with only text fields

I started working on an existing SQL Server Database System in which most of the fields are stored as text. Except some IDs all fields are varchar (phone numbers, zip codes, Dates, addresses, monetary ...
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how to order a field based on two parts of the row value

I have a field with contents of the form 22/4, 30/8, 30/5, 30/3 I want it ordered in the form 22/4, 30/3, 30/5, 30/8 with the part after / ordered if the part before / is same! Please help!!
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Is there anyway to search PL/SQL reserved words with contains function?

Is there anyway to search PL/SQL reserved words with the contains function in the Oracle? We would like to search keywords such as "test for" or "test do" with the contains or catsearch functions ...
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Strange query results for DELETE with ROW_NUMBER

In the following DELETE statement I try to delete all rows except the first one ordered by some criteria. (The actual query makes more sense, this is just a repro. All the sys.objects stuff is just ...
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Best way of finding rows referencing a given id on PostgreSQL

I'm trying to find if there would be anything violating the foreign key constraint when deleting a row, to check if I can delete it or not (can't use ON DELETE CASCADE) For that, I have a piece of ...
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Fourth inner join to the same table increases query duration significantly

As soon as I add a fourth inner join to a specific table, the query duration increases significantly: sub 1sec to 45sec. The table in question is deployments d4. The SQL Query: select a.id as ...
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Performance first low, then high after adding index, then keep high after drop index

I am testing performance a complicated select query. It is very slow. using explain, I have found a ALL in type COLUMN. Then I ADD INDEX. result comes out fast. However, when I DROP the INDEX I ...
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Oracle: Helping hand writing this query. Do I need a sub query here?

I have the below query that returns the number of orders created on a particular customer number per month for the past 2 years. SQL SELECT TO_CHAR(o.entry_date, 'MM'), SUM(CASE ...
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group records according to column

hi how can make this result query: to this: I have this code and i know it's still farfetched: select max(case subcod when 'DISABILITY' then A end) as disability, max(case ...
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Join 3 tables and return only distinct values for max datetime

I've been trying to do this the whole 2 weeks but seems like to no avail. 3 tables involved here. but am expecting the result would be distinct case no. for the same date & user. otherwise, it ...
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SQL Server 2008 and constant expressions

If I have the following scenario, would Replace be evaluated a single time? DECLARE @text nvarchar(32) = 'This is a test field' SELECT textField FROM Table WHERE Id = @idICareAbout AND textField = ...
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Receiving duplicate results in one condition of JOINED query

I always end up here when Googling for solutions, so I thought I'd cut out the middleman since I'm unable to fix this via searching/forums. It's my first time posting, so please forgive any faux pas ...
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SSRS URL Changes while navigating

I am trying to track down the root cause of this issue I keep seeing. We have SSRS running with a custom URL like https://reporting.companyname.com/reports. When I connect to that address I can ...