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appending 2 tables based on common columns in Postgresql 9.3

I have 2 large tables that I need to combine into a single table--for statistical analysis. The two tables have some variations in column named, otherwise I would just use an INSERT statement. So I ...
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How to use variable and drop in test script?

I have to modify certain Oracle Packages. Basically I will be extracting functionality and moving it to C. They provided me with some "Test" scripts that I shoud be able to run to test that my ...
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QUERY - pivot multiple columns, variable number of rows

I have a table that looks like this: RECIPE VERSION_ID INGREDIENT PERCENTAGE 4000 100 Ing_1 23,0 4000 100 Ing_100 0,1 4000 200 ...
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Dual table default value?

This link clear some of the queries about dual table. But now I am having following doubt is the execution of two queries on dual table: Query 1 Select * from dual; output: D - X Query2 ...
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How to improve this query performance by indexing properly?

I have following select query, and I need to improve the performance of this query. Can anyone suggest me how to convert the clustered index scan to index seek? DECLARE @now DateTime; DECLARE ...
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update an id to max+1 in current table? (MySQL)

I've got a 'jobs' table where each row has a 'worker_id' that is either zero (job is not being worked on) or some unique ID that needs to be incremental. Basically, when assigning this worker_id, I ...
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How to freeze a view in standard SQL? [closed]

I have the following: create view ONE as select ID workers_A; create view TWO as select ID workers_B; create view FINAL as (select * from ONE) UNION (select * from TWO); That works correctly, but ...
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Remove a period if it is the first character in a varchar column

I am migrating data from an old system into a new system I am building and have found someone is doing a bad practice of adding a period to the start of some people's names to make them appear first ...
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Merging a Select query into a view

I am using DB2. So, I have a view which is working fine. It is : Select Atr.Ssn_Tx ,Names.First_Na ,Names.Middle_Na ,Names.Last_Na ,Reff.Ref_Cd_Desc_Tx Suffix_Na ,MBR.PRSN_MBRSH_ID From ...
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Using EXECUTE IMMEDIATE inside PL\SQL Block

Using EXECUTE IMMEDIATE inside PL\SQL block makes the whole block commit immediately. begin INSERT INTO Customer ( GUID, STATUS, NAME) VALUES (1,1,'xx'); EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'CREATE TABLE Shop ( ...
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SQL Question: Selecting different language versions based on availability

I have the following situation: I have a table that contains entries with language versions (German and English) as part of the key (the other part being a "name" field). However, not always both ...
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Schema for dynamic number of attributes

I am implementing an application where users can save alerts for different services. Each service can have multiple types of alerts and each alert has X number of attributes to form a predicate. So ...
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Joining three tables

I have a question Find the titles of all movies not reviewed by Chris Jackson Where the relations are 3 movie(mID, title, year, director), reviewer(rID, name), rating(rID, mID, stars, ratingDate) ...
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Adding a column to the view which shows the date in format YYYYMM

In the following view, I want to add a column (not alter the view) named say "ABC" which shows the date in format YYYYMM (no date, only year and month). How can I do that? I am using db2. create view ...
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About creating a View With additional coumns (that are not in the table)

I have this view with following definition. create view VIEW_IRS1 as Select MBR.PRSN_MBRSH_ID , Atr.Ssn_Tx , Names.First_Na , Names.Middle_Na , Names.Last_Na , Reff.Ref_Cd_Desc_Tx Suffix_Na ,'FALSE' ...
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What happens when you create the primary key of a table on a different filegroup?

Creating a table on a different filegroup is absolutely no problem when using Sql Server. create table common.test ( id int, CONSTRAINT [pk_test] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED (id ASC) ON ...
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INSERT from a SELECT combined with a single value

I have this query that returns several rows of item_id: select item_id from properties where name like 'body'; And I have the second one that returns 1 row of tag_id: select id from tags ...
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Mysql Select table records which have not been updated since last month

I have a table names 'scoredata' having fields id, lessonid, levelid, studentid, addedate in which score for each day will be entered by the admin. I want to select only those studentid whose score ...
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Transactions using Isolation Level on databases with FileStream

We have a highly transactional application. We have a requirment to upload huge data into our database that can happen for a duration of 5-10 minutes. During our upload time, the tables are getting ...
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Problem in Nested Query [closed]

I have a query like this SELECT m.title FROM Movie AS M WHERE (SELECT MAX(r.stars) FROM rating AS r WHERE r.mID = M.mID); I want to show the MAX(r.stars) in my result set, what am I doing wrong?
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Query returning unused stored procedures

When I run SP_askbrent@asof = '2014-05-20 16:00' a period where the database was timing out, I'm getting dozens of CREATE PROCEDURE xxx entries. When I run the following query, the results show the ...
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How to restore symmetric key on the new database?

I have an issue with symmetric key restoring on the another database. I have table in the first(old) database with encrypted column.(The table contains encrypted data) The key in the old database has ...
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DB2 SQL: How to select all days in a date range even if no data exists for some days

I am really really new to the whole programming world. I have found this previously. However I need rolling dates and into a SQL i am not aware what it is. Example of the SQL im using: Select ...
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What to do when the error message is longer than 4000 in T-SQL?

I have a OPENQUERY linking to an Oracle server that is failing. (I can't make any changes on the oracle server) But when it returns the error string it is cut short because it returns the query in ...
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Network and memory waits after massive ALTER

We had to do a massive ALTER to our DB, changing one central table's PK to BIGINT due to approaching ID's generated in the 2 billion range. Due to this, several hundred referencing keys and indexes ...
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Decode Function in Oracle

I have a table named as transaction,in that table trans_type column is there.I want to check the trans_type like bellow if(trans_type = 'AR','AD','AF','AG') then trans_type:='A'; elsif trans_type = ...
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Suppressing the removal of trailing zeros in numeric data type in sql server

I initially declared the data type of the columns for some of the tables i am working on as "NUMERIC". cause of that, trailing zeros are being removed. Is there anyway to suppress this behavior? i ...
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Why search by date field requires engine to touch all records?

Why search by date field requires engine to touch all records? Is there any way to avoid it? Following query EXPLAIN select * FROM playdays where realdate>=Date('2010,01,01') ; shows that ...
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SQL query to find all parent records where all child records have a given value (not just some)

An Event has many Participants. A Participant has a field of "status". I need to find all Events except the following ones: Events where every one of its participants has a status of 'present'. I ...
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How to update information of the data of column in the table matching the certain text?

I have a condition where i need to update the only matched case of the data in the table. For an example I have a #test table Sample data are Firstname Lastname ABCDEF GHIJKL BFGABCF FGYUTY ...
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SQL Server 2012 Page Life Expectancy resets to 0 after about 50 days [duplicate]

I've noticed an odd behavior on a 2-server HA cluster and I was hoping someone could confirm my suspicion, or maybe offer some other explanation... Here is my setup: A 2-server SQL 2012 SP1 ...
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List of fallback values in SQL

My question is what would be the best way to handle storing a list of values where the next serves as a fall-back. With a completely variable number of fall-backs (specified by our user). I'm aware ...
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Performance hit of CONVERT from nvarchar to money (SQL Server)

I have a dollar amount value, that for historical reasons has always just been stored in an nvarchar field. Now that we are storing many more rows than we have in the past, and are using this field to ...
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Update+Select in one SQL Server transaction, and concurrent deadlocks [duplicate]

I have a problem with a transaction isolation or concurrent atomic select+update. SQL Server, C++ application, OTL/ODBC, and I can't use any stored procedures. Here is the thing. The task is to ...
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How can I make multiple joins on the same table?

I have a table (signal) which contains references to two other tables (ee and eeav). I want to perform an SQL Query which combines the data from ee and eeav tables. The situation is as follows: The ...
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Problem sending an attachment using dbo.sp_send_dbmail

This question has been asked on the main stackexchange site I was referred here by a user there. ...
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Retrieve SQL statements - No backup, No query tracing [duplicate]

I know that my question probably don't belong here but I would be really so thankful if someone has the skill for solving this out. I have recently made several update statements that I shouldn't ...
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Installing SQL Server 2012 failed setup administrator

Can anyone tell me why this keeps failing? I am logged in as "Administrator" on Windows Server 2008 r2 I added Administrator to the "Backup ... " Group And I checked to make sure everything is as it ...
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Getting upcoming world wide releases from a database

From my database I want to get upcoming world wide release dates for an itemId along with the platformIds. If I have a table that looks like this and the current date is 2014-05-14 ...
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Converting storage numbers to legible form [closed]

I have this small piece of sql code that was provided to me as a function I can use in a script I am writing. The error I get is as follows.. Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 3 Incorrect ...
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PostgreSQL Function: How to refer to individual column in record return by function

I have function that returns setoff record type. CREATE TYPE CIR_TYPE AS ( ID integer, path text, cycle boolean ); CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION circular_ref() RETURNS setof CIR_TYPE AS ...
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type recognition with MonetDB, *create* tables from CSVs

I am confused whether you can copy records into a new table in MonetDB. The official documentation seems to talk only about copying into existing tables. I have quite a large universe of billions of ...
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Restore master database from SQL Server 2008 R2 on SQL Server 2012

I have a process that restores all my backups on a centralized server for testing. I have recently upgraded this server to SQL server 2012, and now I am getting an error when restoring master from SQL ...
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Does SQL check each And condition if first condition fails? [duplicate]

For a query of below kind does sql process data for each And condition if first And condition fails? If Emp_ID is not 12 for a row then does it check condition of Emp_Name? So how SQL process this ...
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Multiple table rows in one row Informix

I have problem just like this one but in Informix. I have table with 2 attributes ID, email like this one: ID email 1 my_mail1@mail.com 2 my_mail2@mail.com 2 my_mail3@mail.com 2 ...
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Need help performance tuning a query

Basically, here is the design of the table (the part that is necessary): id | dt -------- 1 | 2014-05-13 2 | 1900-01-01 3 | 1900-01-01 4 | 2014-05-12 5 | 1900-01-01 So what I am trying to do ...
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Check if all record columns of 2 Tables/Query are equal

In SQL Server 2005, I would like to make one query that checks if all record columns of 2 tables are the same, Example: declare @tbl1 table(col nvarchar(50)) declare @tbl2 table(col nvarchar(50)) ...
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How does the optimizer of Firebird determine join order?

As Most query optimizers determine join order via a dynamic programming algorithm pioneered by IBM's System R database project, I was wondering whether the optimizer of Firebird uses the same ...
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Why do non-integer joins in MYSQL take so long?

It seems that every time I try to run a query using a non-integer join in MYSQL, it destroys the speed of my queries. Is there a better way to join on text fields (especially ones that could be cast ...
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Linking Two database to execute join query

I have a remote odbc connexion and an MySQL database in my localhost i ask if there is a way to execute a join query ( linking the two database ) ? thanks.