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

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Most Efficent way WHERE [Date] = Today [duplicate]

Was wondering what would be the most efficient way to get data from today, does converting the date something like WHERE CONVERT(CHAR(8),[DateTimeColumn],112) = CONVERT(CHAR(8),GETDATE(),112) Not ...
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What is the difference between <> All and Not In

Could you please tell me the differences between select CustomerId from Customer Where TerritoryId <> All(select TerritoryId from Salesperson) select CustomerId from Customer where TerritoryId ...
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View designer strange join syntax

I have a data warehouse with a lot of views built in with the SSMS view designer. Viewing the syntax, the FROM clauses are unintelligible to me because the ON statements do not follow straight after ...
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Reuse a complex non-deterministic expression in SELECT and WHERE clauses

I have a query like this: -- This is inefficient, and may even be wrong if expression is nondeterministic SELECT TOP 10 team_name,score_points=<big expression> FROM teams WHERE <big ...
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Select rows with same id but null and some other value in another column for that id

I want to get only rows having a value NULL and some other value than NULL for a particular username column. If both rows have null for that particular username or both have some values other than ...
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Setting Select Permission on 100+ tables in a database

I got the 'Select permission denied' error for some of my tables in a database. In MS SQL Server 2012, setting Select Permission on 1 table is easy. I just right click on the table > Properties ...
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Invalid use of a side-effecting operator 'INSERT' within a function - Multiple Inserts in Function

If this is not the right forum please let me know and move it for me. I've just got a bunch of inserts like this toward the end of my scalar function: INSERT INTO [Raptor].[dbo].[UserRole] ...
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Why choose a top query and temporary table instead of a cursor for a loop?

When it comes to looping over a large set of data in T-SQL, the majority of examples I see on the Internet use a pattern like this: declare @someVariable int declare @remainingRows int select ...
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Dynamic Pivot with overlapping years [duplicate]

I have looked and cannot find how to show the last # months in a pivot table. Everything I seem to run across codes months statically. I'm seeking a solution that shows something similar to the ...
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How to get the dependent entities (referencing entities) for an User Defined Function (UDF)

We have a database that has been copied, including stored procedures and some user defined functions. I'd like to check whether a UDF is being used. Is there a way to see which stored procedures ...
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Writing a large update/delete script that doesn't provoke locks

While running a T-SQL script that is performing massive amounts of deletes, I had the unpleasant experience of causing some sort of lock contention that prevented inserts of data in some tables for ...
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Non clustered indexes

I have a questions on Index Our Application is throwing the following SQL eroor Index 'INDEXNAME' on table 'dbo.TABLENAME' (specified in the FROM clause) does not exist. Error: Unknown Error ...
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convert update field second to time

I have 2 fields ( about 1000 records) name FROMTIME and TOTIME. Both fields will have time in seconds (for example FROMTIME = 20520 and TOTIME = 39360). I would like to convert and update these ...
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Run a specific SQL Server job step from a stored procedure

I have a job with 5 steps that are scheduled to run after each other. I want to have a stored procedure where a user can execute the stored procedure and give the step number as a parameter. Only ...
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Rebuild index in table with many values

I'm junior DBA ,have table with 11 million values ,one of the indexes is like : CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [ix_mytbl_mycolumn] ON [dbo].[myTbl] ( [my_id] DESC )WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, ...
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Create nonclustered index on uniqueidentifier type

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[session] ( [id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [user_id] [int] NOT NULL, [session_id] [uniqueidentifier] NOT NULL, [supervisor_id] [int] NULL, some columns .. ...
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Delete duplicate records by column 1 but having differ values in column 2 and column 3 [closed]

I have a table like: SSN FName LName 1 a b 1 a b 1 b b -------------> to delete 2 c d 2 c d as above example I want to delete such records where SSN has different values in ...
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Export hierarchy tree in a specific way

I need a big help. I have two tables (SubCells and Codes) and Visually it looks like this (We can count an order) And i need to get this final result (with SQL or even a C#) How can i do ...
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SSRS using select from (Select)

I want to report a script which contains a Select from (Select), when I just run the second select I have no problem but when I put the whole script it loads and nothing happens. Here's my code : ...
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databases cross references baselines

We have on several databases on same instances, some stored procedures have references to tables on other databases. We are in the middle of a big project to take our database under source control. ...
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Exporting to excel from OPENROWSET with cell formatting

I am trying to generate a report from SSMS to Excel, using OpenRowSet. All is working fine, still I have to export a specific column with a barcode font. I already have the column calculated from ...
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Fulltext search limiting users possibilities

We have a web site with a search box. The search uses a fulltext index column. However, we just cant feed the text the user has input into this stored procedure. CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[SearchPages] ...
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how to define trigger scope variable [closed]

My trigger is meant to calcalute the grade of a student base on the column value for every insert.But if a column value for the column is modified it the corresponding Grade should change. Currently i ...
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Backup table is larger than original table

I am cleaning up my database by deleting unwanted tables such as temp tables, backup tables. While doing clean up I see that I have a backup table and the original table. The size of the backup table ...
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Import CSV file - dynamic path

I am trying to import a csv file dynamically. This works: BULK INSERT #CSV FROM 'C:\Users\MyName\Desktop\Players.csv' WITH ( FIELDTERMINATOR = ',', ROWTERMINATOR = '\n' ) I would like to ...
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Quirk update for cumulative sum of chances for a raffle. What can go wrong?

I need to make a raffle where users have different chances. | USER | CHANCES | |------|---------| | A | 10 | | B | 25 | | Z | 15 | Looking in this answer: drawing a riffle ...
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How can one select a static value as a column based when using UNPIVOT?

I'm trying to unpivot a few columns in a table. This is for a reporting tool. The source data is already normalized. I am able to get my desired results with a series of UNION ALL statements. I can ...
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Does MERGE use tempdb?

Consider the following query: MERGE [Parameter] with (rowlock) AS target USING (SELECT @AreaId, @ParameterTypeId, @Value) AS source (AreaId, ParameterTypeId, Value) ON ...
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Stored procedure to compare two columns from different tables and make the insert

I have two tables: Project with fields fld_id (integer), fld_allocated_hours (integer), fld_project_id (integer) Timesheet with columns fld_id (integer), fld_allocated_time (integer), ...
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TSQL Why is Top faster with a variable?

Morning all, I have been working on some moderately complex sql to 'obtain' some data from a third party products database, to display it in our own in house applications. I added in a select to ...
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Select only rows with minimum values from union table

SQL Server 2005 Here is a sampling of the data from a union of two tables (named "vProducts_All"): DBID UPC Price1 Price2 1 023614025559 689.0000 649.0000 2 ...
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SQL: TSQL to Find invalid views

we have a Tuesday/Thursday Maint window for one application we support. On Tuesdays we modify one facility and thursday if there are no errors we roll all the changes out to the other facilities. The ...
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TSQL substitute for MAX() string ranking

I have a table with repeating values (col1) and I need to return col2 based on a ranking system. In my example the ranking system is handled by MAX() giving me the highest value. I then return the ...
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Using a string with single quotes in a table

I'm trying to insert the following string, as written, into a table: 'affinity mask', 0 However I can't figure out how exactly I need to escape the quotes. It always wants to treat the , 0 as a ...
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Is there a way to minimally log insert under Always on?

I have a primary database in FULL recovery mode which is part of Always On group. Is there a way to minimally log insert operation under FULL recovery model? I have a process that is executed each ...
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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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Saving a variable globally in SQL server it self and use it when required

We are using ENCRYPTBYPASSPHRASE to encrypt some columns of some database. To decrypt the values every time we need to pass passphrase with DECRYPTBYPASSPHRASE. So I planned to create a stored ...
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Restore Database with Multiple Restore commands

For automation, I have to dynamically construct the restore commands and thus I have created a script. A .bak file is created on a remote server and I receive it daily. The script builds the restore ...
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Reducing size of datatype involved in index fails where as increasing size work

This question is related to my previous question Database events that will cause deletion of index For example if i create a table like CREATE TABLE dbo.Customers (ID INT IDENTITY(1,1) PRIMARY KEY ...
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12 hour format time in SQL datatype

I can convert time datatype to 12 hour format using convert etc. But is there any option to save the time in 12 hour format in SQL tables using any settings or property or any other methods?
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Physical Server or a Virtual Machine SQL Server?

Is there a anyway to figure out via a SQL Script to know whether SQL Server is running on a Physical Server or Virtual Server ?
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SET IDENTITY_INSERT inside INSTEAD OF INSERT trigger not working

I'm trying to perform a indentity insert inside a instead of insert trigger, but when I try to insert data into the data, it throws and error msg "Msg 544, Level 16, State 1, Line 36 Cannot insert ...
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select random tuples but prefer old dates

With this table: CREATE TABLE T_TEST ( id int identity, somevalue varchar(256), lastupdate smalldatetime ); i want to select n random tuples which age is older than x days but prefer old tuples ...
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Bitwise operators affecting performance

I have recently seen some stored procs coming my way that contain BITWISE operators that are causing the optimizer problems. I know from playing with execution plans that these are the cause of the ...
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A Script to insert dummy Data in all tables of Database

I wanted a Script that can loop through all tables and their columns in the database and insert dummy data based on column type and size, so that i can start using the database for testing, and ...
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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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Invalid object when selecting from temporary table

I'm creating a temporary table called #PrevStatus. I've confirmed that the create statement is correct. When I run, exec (@TableQuery) which contains the table create statement and then right ...
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Change DateTime format

How can i return a date only format (DD/MM/YYYY) from a DateTime format column? example below Modified Date 2007-09-01 02:00:00.000 2005-09-01 05:00:00.000 Output: Date 09-01-2007 09-01-2005
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How can I use expressions as arguments to EXEC?

I am building some scripts and found an annoyance to be that I can't provide expressions as arguments to EXEC. Here is an example I have run into. I want to setup various items using a consistent ...
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How to set a restart on a TSQL Job?

I currently have an important TSQL job that hangs probably once a week. It moves data from one database to another. It is on a schedule running every 5 minutes indefinitely throughout the day. ...