Transact-SQL (T-SQL) is a dialect of SQL used by Microsoft SQL Server and SAP's Sybase.

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Stored Procedure null parameter within where clause

I want to use a parameter within where clause only if it's value is provided by strongly typed dataset, this is what I am trying at the moment, I get right results when i provide parameter3 and no ...
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Backup/restore using OPENDATASOURCE OR OPENROWSET

Has anyone ever successfully taken a backup or restore to another server using OPENDATASOURCE/OPENROWSET? I am not able to use linked servers so I am exploring this idea.
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Strange behaviours with SET options in SSMS

I am investigating the effect of various SET options on the creation of indexed views on SQL Server 2014 CU1. The following code: ensures that the SET options are as they should be creates a table ...
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Derive daily delta from total daily counts? Tsql

I have a table with columns: ID, tableName, totalRowCount, Date Each day I'm appending the number of rows in the relevant table. What I want to do is create a table which has the number of new ...
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How to escape '%' inside varchar @params for RAISERROR funcion in SQL Server 2012

How I should escape the % character in params so my RAISERROR retun my message declare @msg varchar(max) = (SELECT ' Message with % ' AS MSG) if @msg is not null begin RAISERROR (@msg ,16,1); ...
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SQL Script to Drop old AD logins, Inactive SQL Logins and all related Users

Related Question: SQL Server script to delete accounts no longer in Active Directory Whilst the above question points out the rather handy sp_validatelogins procedure, i'd like to extend this ...
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Difference between character_maximum_length and character_octet_length

Maybe there is an answer for this somewhere but, I couldn't find any efficient answer on Google for this question, therefore, I will ask this here. I wanted to get some information about my Stored ...
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Group by alternative [on hold]

I have a table , that has a generic set of actions for EVERY user. However if there is a user that needs to have a unique action, that replaces an existing action, then in my query, I want to ...
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Why is it @@SERVERNAME but not @@DBNAME? [closed]

I'm just curious: To get the server name, I use SELECT @@SERVERNAME but to get the current database name, I use SELECT DB_NAME() Technically, both seem to be scalar functions: @@SERVERNAME is ...
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Shrink Transaction Log While Using AlwaysOn Availability Group

We are using AlwaysOn Availability Group feature of SQL Server 2012. Regular full database backups and transaction log backups are done every day on the secondary database. I have read here doing the ...
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Script that alters all stored procedure on the database

I have a database with thousands of stored procedures and I need to alter hundreds of them. In order to do it faster I thought of a way to write a script that runs over all stored procedures and adds ...
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How to create a versioning DDL/DML change script for SQL Server?

I have an application which has a database, and some versions of the application introduce schema changes. To make installation easier (?), I figured I want to create a meta table which contains the ...
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How to reduce the run time of stored procedure by getting rid of cursors?

I have a task of reducing the run time of a stored procedure that runs for hours. Description of task: The cursor takes a set of values @Master and @Slave obtained from a query(5000+ rows), finds ...
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List all tables that a specific login has permissions [duplicate]

This might be repetitive, but I haven't found a solution that serves my purpose 100%. What I'd like to achieve is to have a script (or SP) that'll list all tables that a user has permissions on. Any ...
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Script to Add a Job to a SQL Server DB

I want to add a job to my DB to make a back up weekly but i want to do it from an script, i've serched and with what i found i made this: CREATE SCHEMA job go CREATE PROC BACKUPS @dir varchar(max) AS ...
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Enable Agent Database Mail - TSQL

I have several new servers that need Database Mail configured on them. I found the TechNet article describing how to add the profile and account via procedure calls, but is there a way to enable ...
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Does it make sense to order condition in where query?

We have a clustered index in table Tbl with order of A,B,C. Does it make senses to write a query to have WHERE A = @a, B = @b, C = @c or it'll be as same as WHERE C = @c, B = @b, A = @a Does the ...
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What is the best way to get all data for a date range, plus the last event just before the range?

For this question assume the following: There is a table of events [Event] There is a table of employees [Employee] There is a table that relates the two [EventEmployee] (EventID + EmployeeID) Each ...
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Linked Server Query Results: OPENQUERY vs Distributed Transactions [closed]

I have two databases. They are on different servers. One is named REPORTDB and the other is named TRANSDB. TRANSDB is referenced as a linked server on REPORTDB named TRANS. I execute a query like ...
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HierarchyID: Get all descendants for a list of parents

I have a list of parent ids like this 100, 110, 120, 130 which is dynamic and can change. I want to get all descendants for specified parents in a single set. To get children for a single parent I ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Diagram Error Code

I have sysadmin privileges on a SQL Server 2008 R2 server. I'm working with the development database and want to save a database diagram I created. When I try to save I get the following error ...
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Removing a string prefix

I have a string of numbers that I need to trim a portion from using TSQL. The string of numbers will always start with 101 then it will have a set of 0s and a set of random numbers. Example: ...
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Generic script for stored procedure rollback

We're trying to switch to feature-driven development in my organization. We're planning on using a new branch on our source control for each feature and merge when development is complete. I think it ...
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How can I make a query take a specific amount of time?

I am testing a monitoring application against a SQL Server 2000 instance. How can I write a T-SQL query that takes an amount of time that I specify? For example, most scripting languages have ...
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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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sp_startpublication_snapshot Parameter(s)

I am creating a stored procedure that: Restores a DB from a .bak giving the .mdf and .ldf a new name (so we have have several copies of the same DB up (If specified in the SP's parameter) Creates ...
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Getting null block_st.text when querying for blocks

We are using the blocking query from this article which queries sys.dm_tran_locks. http://simplesqlserver.com/2013/05/21/blocking-capturing-and-monitoring/ The issue we've ran into is that often ...
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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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Performance of checking for data in related tables

NB: this question is purely academic / to help improve my understanding of SQL Server performance. Given a master table which relates to one or more other tables, how would you determine the best ...
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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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How I can force the TSQL-Developers to use not deprecated TSQL?

I want to avoid the using of deprecated code. Like the new feature Nr. 8 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178053.aspx I want to force them to use "WITH" for example, or a semicolon at the ...
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Optimize select on subquery with COALESCE(…)

I have a large view that I use from within an application. I think I've narrowed down my performance problem, but I'm unsure how to fix it. A simplified version of the view looks like this: SELECT ...
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Selecting from an excel spreadsheet into SQL Server table

This question has been asked before but I tried giving full admin rights to the SQL Server user on C:\temp\ folder location (I am using Windows authentication into SQL Server Express). So for the ...
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Symmetric difference operation in Transact-SQL?

I have always known about the UNION operator in SQL, but only recently discovered that there were other set operators, INTERSECT and EXCEPT. I haven't been able to find an operator that does the ...
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Return Parents With Only One Child

In a Parent and Child relationship, I'm trying to return Parents that only have one Child and a where clause applied to the only child firstname like 'tom' t-sql pseudo: parents with only one child ...
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Name for SELECT equivalent of UPSERT

UPSERT means INSERT and\or UPDATE, is there a standard name for a sproc that will INSERT if necessary and then SELECT? e.g. I want to get the IS of a row that matches fields and give me the ID, if ...
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Sargable Queries

Very simple question I hope, I'm currently having some scripts I inherited into my project reviewed by the database admins. This has never been done before apparently and lots of issues are being ...
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Divide single column value into multiple column depending upon the bit value of another column [closed]

I have a table containing following fields. Id varchar(5), TranDate date, TranType bit, TranAmount decimal(15,3) My table looks like this: Id TranDate TranType TranAmount ...
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set date value based on other row values

Sorry for the Header, I can't find the right way to describe what I want, possibly the reason why I can't get a solution by googling :) ... Here my problem: I've got a table with the following ...
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TSQL- Column DataType Length

Can anyone please explain me the below one. I used the below query in getting the table columns info, but the max length seems to be x*2 of the actual col length. I mean if I have a col with datatype ...
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how to solve slow running sub query TSQL

I have a problem with a slow running query. I have analysed the query with the sql server profiler but I can't seem to find a good solution. I did find why it is running slow. If ask the full ...
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Join reorders results [duplicate]

Is there any particular reason why adding an additional join to an ordered table would reorder the result set? Using a left join on the existing result set table-valued function is similar to below ...
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Efficient query for an advanced EAV model

I'm kind of stuck on how to build an effecient query which returns the data of the following EAV structure. Today, a product table already exists, containing 4 fixed fields. We want to upgrade the ...
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How to deal with async calls to a stored procedure that updates data

I have asynchronous calls from Entity Framework to a stored procedure. The stored procedure selects data to a temp table and later on, it updates the real table. This works fine for sync calls. The ...
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How to use DAY/WEEK/MONTH/YEAR constant as parameter in stored procedure?

Assume I have a table looks like this: Scores { Id uniqueidentifier, ScoredAt datetime, Value int } Basically I want to create a stored procedure that works similar to this ...
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Difference between EXEC() and sp_executesql with no parameters?

I just learned about the new sp_executesql stored procedure. I like the fact that there's a way to execute parameterized code from within SQL Server. But, I'm wondering what the difference is ...
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Adding Data to Multiple Tables Using Single Query [closed]

I want to add data to multiple tables using a single INSERT INTO query, can I do this? Please guide me and provide me syntax if this is possible.
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Set simple recovery mode and shrink log files for all user created databases

I hope you can point me in the right direction. I'm not a frequent user of T-SQL, but I did some googleing, and found the script below. I corrected the script a bit. I want the script to: To select ...
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How can I strip non-numeric characters out of a string?

Users enter a search term in a box, and that value gets passed to a stored procedure and checked against a few different fields in the database. These fields are not always of the same data type. One ...
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Converting MSSQL Stored Procedure to MySQL - Syntax Error

I am converting a MSSQL Stored Procedure to MySQL, and am running into a problem. Maybe it's because I have been staring at the code for so long, but I can't seem to figure it out: CREATE PROCEDURE ...