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Can we restrict the number of connections to a database in SQL Server?

I have a database on SQL Server. My web application contacts this database. Is there a way in which I can restrict the number of connections to this database through some settings on the SQL Server?
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Database migrated to SQL Server 2005 with 80 compatibiltiy from SQL Server 2000 experiencing locks

I am supporting an application whose code my company did not write, and was originally developed back in 2000-2002, by a company that no longer exists. The code, while not great to maintain, ...
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Find which session is holding which temporary table

We have a SQL Server 2005 database the temp database has become full. By going into SQL Server Management Studio I can see all the temporary tables in the tempdb. Is it possible to tell which session ...
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Nightly reload of tables from a linked server

I have a number of tables that need to be reloaded nightly from a linked server. My current method of doing this is to create a nightly job to pull the data using something like the following: ...
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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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Postgresql subquery speed much slower than individual queries

In Postgres 9.1. I am attempting to do a single query to get the timezone of a given postal code. I have data loaded in my database, and I am using PostGIS to store the coordinates of each postal ...
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Enhance performance of update query

I have a query that is running against a table with 50 million rows. The phone number is stored as a CHAR(10) and an ETL process is changing the phone number if it has certain values. We are seeing ...
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How to query-and-increase a value (counter) in a thread-safe way? (avoid race conditions)

In a table where each row has a counter (just an integer value), I need to get the current value and increase it at the same time. Effectively, I want to do this: SELECT counter FROM table WHERE ...
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Take database backup of a SQL server 2012 from local SQL Server 2008 R2

I have a SQL Server 2012 installation that has some issues with SQL Server Agent because of which I cannot schedule a job or a maintenance plan to take backup. What I am trying to do is to create a ...
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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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Query across multiple schemas, unknown until execution time

I have multiple schemas that I need to query across. The schemas are not known in advance, for example: U111 U222 U333 I need to select across these three schemas from a specific table in each of ...
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1 SQL Instance on 1 box with multiple databases or multiple SQL instances on 1 box [closed]

I am a new DBA working for a charity and I have project to consolidate the multiple databases scattered across the organisation. I have identified the main databases that are mission critical to the ...
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How to drop table with all reference to this table

I want to drop a table, and this table has be many table's foreign key. So I want to drop all those reference (just refernece, not other table) within the drop table process. Is there any simple ...
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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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Azure Database Size Same Before and After Deleting Most of the Rows

I have a database hosted on Azure which is showing as nearly full, it is at 1017MB/1024MB. The table contained around 27000 rows, I have deleted 20000 of those rows to try and free up space, however ...
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Conceptual data model for a billing system

I am working on existing MySQL database, my task is to create a new data model for a billing system on that existing application, I have created a conceptual data model, as given below, My ...
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How To Execute an Integration Services (SSIS) Package from a SQL Server Stored Procedure

i am executing query like this on sql server 2008 R2 DECLARE @returncode int EXEC @returncode = xp_cmdshell 'dtexec /f "C:\certs\SSIS Disposition\SSIS Disposition\SSIS Disposition\Package1.dtsx"' ...
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How to merge column in mysql depending on match

I have one table which looks like this in mysql column1 column2 name column3 data 1 1 foo 1 1.5 1 1 foo 2 2.5 1 1 foo 3 ...
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Tagged questions

I have similar to StackExchange network that utilises tagged questions. In my web application Users also can find questions by tags. The query below returns a set of tagged questions: SELECT ...
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Storing a Shipping Address Best Practice

I'm building a checkout system which needs to store the customer's shipping address in the database and am unsure the best way to go about it. Currently I have an addresses table which stores each ...
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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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What does this icon in SQL Server mean? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me what the icon of a server and a blue database symbol means. It is attached to database engine instance in my object explore view. (I apologize, I am unable to add a image of the ...
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Putting a condition related to a table in JOIN is better?

I have seen this a lot that people are putting table related condition on JOIN clause. See this example, SELECT i.Name FROM sys.TABLES AS tbl INNER JOIN sys.indexes AS i ON (i.index_id > 0 ...
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Replicating some tables from one postgres database to another

I've got the following situation: I have three machines running postgresql databases. One machine holds client account information (call this machine C), the other two machines hold client logging ...
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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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SQL Server 2012 High availability Groups for OLTP and Reporting environments

I would like to seek your advice in designing a high availability architecture at my current work place. We are moving to SQL Server 2012 platform and we currently have a set of OLTP databases ...
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date formatting in Oracle

this query: select to_char(sysdate, 'Ddspth MONTH, Yyyysp') from dual will return: Eighteenth MARCH , Two Thousand Fourteen i am wondering if there are any additional formatting keywords that ...
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Efficient way to Add NON-CLUSTERED Index?

I have the following table, CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Products]( [ID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [RetailerID] [int] NOT NULL, [Name] [nvarchar](255) NOT NULL, [Price] [float] NULL, ...
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compare dates in results

I'm looking to compare the dates in the result set Example: SELECT * FROM tbl WHERE foo=bar Output id, datetime, name 1, 2014-01-01 18:13:45, test 1 2, 2014-01-01 19:01:32, test 2 3, 2014-01-01 ...
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Generate Agent Job Report

We have a few jobs that run nightly that the status has to be reported every hour. I am trying to find in MSDB where I can capture the information below hourly and send out an excel file. Server ...
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What is the difference between COUNT(*) AND COUNT([attribute]) in the following scenario?

I have the following tables : DEPARTMENT department_id department_name manager_id location_id and EMPLOYEES employee_id first_name last_name email phone_number hire_date job_id salary ...
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Inserting data into a table with one value as clob and blob

My table has one clob column and one blob column. I need to insert data into it through insert statements. The length of data to be inserted is more than 4000 chars. When I do export of insert ...
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Script to query MongoDB with PHP [closed]

With Code Igniter and MySQL I do: $this->database->query('select * from table'); But I don't know how to use MongoDB. Can I still use this the same way to query MongoDB? ...
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Return row in given date

I have a MySQL table named tasks that contains four columns: id (Integer) name (Varchar) task_start (DateTime) task_finish (DateTime) How can I write an SQL statement that returns tasks that are ...
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Update Statement takes forever to complete [closed]

I have table around 1250000 records, and 80 columns Table Structure CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table] ( [Column1] [int] IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT FOR REPLICATION NOT NULL, [Column2] [int] NULL, [Column3] [int] ...
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Need a faster method to concatenate rows into column(s)--currently using CTEs

Currently, we are using a view which I created that pulls data from a number of tables. The major factor about this is getting the view to specifications involves a mix of CTEs and string ...
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Exception in SQL client but not in stored procedure

I am using Oracle 11g and SQLDeveloper for this scenario. In this scenario, I am trying to simulate an exception within a stored procedure but it is not happening. My DB runs in GMT. My client ...
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“Ranking” values in an ORDER BY clause?

I have the following table: Table "public.employee_employee" Column | Type | Modifiers ...
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Database tables to store all old relations between them (SQL)

i have a main table with lines that never update, and i need relate each line from table 0 to one line from table1, one line from table2 and one line from table3. But the 3 relations change every ...
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Combining 2 queries

Need some help. I would like to combine 2 queries in MS Query. Query 1: Select c.Ship_Name, a.Voy, a.Start_Pos, a.End_Pos, a.Comments_Pos From Table1 a, Table2 ...
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Is this a race condition or bug in sql server using serializable TIL with updlock? [closed]

I've been staring at this problem for almost a week now. I'm getting a deadlock in some query, and I've reduced the problem to these reproducible steps: Create a database with: create table offering ...
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How to convert Excel into Star-schema Model?

My end user gave an Excel spreadsheet with 15 columns and 50K rows out of which 5 columns are calculated and 10 are not. My data modeler has converted Excel into a single TABLE on Microsoft SQL ...
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Triggers After Insert and After Update - Good Practice

It is a good practice to have a separate trigger for After Insert and another one for After Update or there is no problem in having both in the same logic? Also from a perspective of performance it ...
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Help with SQLPSX output for replication

I am using the CodePlex project SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (SQLPSX) to generate script files for replication. Everything is working as I want except for one thing. I have looked through the ...
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DMV queries for capturing most frequently used queries and worst performing queries [closed]

Can anyone provide dmv query to achieve the following Query to capture frequently used stored procedure Query to capture frequently used ad-hoc queries Query to capture worst performing stored ...
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SQL Booleans vs ManyToMany

As I understand it, one way to 'abstract' a parent/child relationship in SQL would be to have a table set up with a joining foreign key table. Ie in this case, the swimsets are children of different ...
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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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Transaction basics. What is the result of 2 transactions running concurrently?

I have a rather basic question on transactions. Assume a table Account with a column amount. Now we have the following code: BEGIN $amount = SELECT amount FROM ACCOUNT WHERE id = 123; $amount = ...
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Comparing execution plans [closed]

How does the optimizer compare different execution plans of the same query? Let's say we have two complex and structurally different execution plans, how can I know if they are providing the same ...