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SQL Server stuck in single_user with auto_update_statistics_async on [closed]

Books online states Before you set the database to SINGLE_USER, verify the AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS_ASYNC option is set to OFF. When set to ON, the background thread used to update statistics ...
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How do I count the number of different child id's belonging to a parent record?

For instance I have two tables in a music database. Table album and table track. Each track record has (amongst other things), an album_id and an artist_id Each album record has a unique album_id ...
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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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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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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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Possibly tempdb out of space or a system table is inconsistent

While running DBCC CHECKDB I got this error Msg 8921, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Check terminated. A failure was detected while collecting facts. Possibly tempdb out of space or a system ...
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Need help with a Running Total Issue

Using SQL-Server 2008 R2 and Report Builder 3.0 Here is my query without the running total column: SELECT CostManagement_CommitmentDetails.Id ,CostManagement_CommitmentDetails.LineNumber AS ...
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What is the difference between logical schema and physical schema?

While going through Database architecture I came across Schema's . I am very much confused with: Logical schema Physical schema How these two schema exist in the Database? How can these be ...
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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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Unknown _TransactionIndex table in Azure SQL Database

Just noticed today that there is a random table in my Azure SQL Database that is named "_TransactionIndex_{guid}" It has 1 column, Id, that contains 8 GUIDs. Couldn't find any information about this ...
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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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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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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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SQL Insert Statement Persists Two Records When I Need Just One

I have altered it to include hardcoded variables when I pulled this chunk of code from the stored procedure. I ran it independent of the application with the same result. I need one insert statement ...
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SQL Insert Statement Persists Two Records When I Need Just One [duplicate]

I have altered it to include hardcoded variables when I pulled this chunk of code from the stored procedure. I ran it independent of the application with the same result. I need one insert statement ...
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Converting huge ASCII file to flat and convert

I am not a db administrator but I thought to ask this question here. I have several very large ASCII files (3-5GB each) that I need to extract the data and then sort it. The instructions say to ...
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Is there a faster way to get UNION ALL behavior in Postgres? [duplicate]

I have a table (t0), in my Postgres DB, with data that looks something like this: t1_id t2_id 1 1 2 1 2 1 4 null 4 null 5 null And I have a query to return my ...
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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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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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How to optimize a query that's running slow on Nested Loops (Inner Join)

TL;DR Since this question keeps getting views, I'll summarize it here so newcomers don't have to suffer the history: JOIN table t ON t.member = @value1 OR t.member = @value2 -- this is slow as hell ...
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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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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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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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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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Any way to get database data back?

So I've entered a couple hundred rows of data into a database manually and have begun implementing a Java frontend. However, I got an unexpected result and now when I go back into RazorSQL, the ...
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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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Obvious inefficiencies in this Netezza query?

Why might this query be taking nearly 2 hours to run when similar queries complete within a minute? CREATE TABLE T3 AS SELECT A.*, COALESCE(C.FIELD1,0) AS FIELD1A, ...
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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 Concurrent Insertion

We have simple case like Create table t1 (c1 number primary); session1: insert into t1 values (1); //session1 do not commit transaction session2: insert into t1 values (2); Will Session2 ...
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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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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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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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Study material for Advanced Databases module inc SQL, Relational Model, ERM & TM [closed]

For my next module in my masters, I am planning on studying Advanced Databases. (Long story short, the masters is designed for people with NON-CS degrees, so I have never studied databases, therefore ...
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Create a test enviroment in Oracle 10g

I have a production enviroment in a Oracle 10g database which I would like to authomatically duplicate in a test enviroment. My production enviroment is just a number of tables in which I have usually ...
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PostgreSQL return second 'Group' as an array

I have some tables that include websites and visitors and I am trying to write a query that produces a 'top 10' for each site, the tables look something like this... websites ------- website_id (pk) ...
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How to query a list of all the different errors?

I have a DB which is very big and stores a lot of eventlogs, around 15 million rows. When I try this query, it is totally impossible to get some results. Any idea how I could do this? Maybe indexed ...
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Writing a view that caches to another table

I have a table market_trades with columns timestamp, market_id, and amount: api_production=# \d market_trades; Table "public.market_trades" Column | ...
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to pivot or not to pivot - schema design question [closed]

I am implementing something similar to this schema http://www.databaseanswers.org/data_models/event_reservations/index.htm It occurs to me that the pivot table for Customer_Bookings would just keep ...
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SQL Server combine Update and Delete

Is it possible to combine both update and delete in a single SQL statement? I would like to execute something like this: update a set a.value = a.value + b.value from Table1 a join Table2 b on a.ID = ...
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Merging tables, but ignoring duplicate columns

I have two tables I want to merge: city1(id, city, state, zip, lat, lon, county) city2(id, city, state) The tables contain overlapping city and state, but not primary keys. I can't figure out how ...
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Using collate: When to use and when not to use

In one of my applications we had tsql like shown below SELECT DISTINCT [Dblist].[DbName] AS [DbName] FROM [Common].dbo.[Dblist] WHERE dbname not in ( SELECT [name] FROM ...
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Run multiple stored procedures in sequence

I have a stored procedure written in T-SQL (SQL Server 2008 R2). It is a master procedure that essentially call multiple other subprocedures in sequence. The call and error handling is identical for ...
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Question about the workflow/design process/tools used by professional database designers

I hope this in the right place, as it's really more a question about database design software than the philosophy and practise of database administration. I'm a masters student doing an "introduction ...
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Is the runtime of checking for duplicate primary keys in SQL Server O(n)?

I was curious and I couldn't find too much info on this. Is it also O(n) for checking for duplicates among primary keys? Is it the same for most other SQL databases? Is there a place that lists this ...
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Get player count per match on a matchmaking server [closed]

This is my current structure of my matches table: id, title, description, max_players, host_username, host_ip and there's another table called matches_players: match_id, player_username ...
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How can I get the actual data size per row in a SQL Server table?

I found this script sql-server-2005-reaching-table-row-size-limit that seems to return the row size per defined data type lengths. I need a script that would give me all the rows in a table that ...
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PostgreSQL query slows due to ORDER BY even with an index

I have the following query to find offices that service a given area. When I run this query without the "ORDER BY" clause, it takes a less than 0.1 seconds. When I add the ORDER BY clause, it takes ...
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RAID drives or replicate data?

I have an old Microsoft SQL server that, for financial reasons, I cannot replace until later in the year. The OS, DB and temp files are on one 10k RAID 5 array (I didn't design it) The server is ...
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Complex query on big table

I have a big user table (3M), of structure: age (int) country (FK) city (text) gender (text) active (bool) My objective is to run a search finding 15 users of given age area, gender, city and ...