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

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T-SQL query to find backup folder for specific maintenance plan

I want to check check if backup plans are set up correctly and need to query different servers, mostly SQL Server 2008, but also 2012. Is there any way to query the maintenance plans for databases, ...
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use variable as column name in where clause in sql

I want to use a variable as column name in my SQL query. Problem: I can not use dynamic SQL as the SQL query that I have is inside of a user defined inline table function. What are other possible ...
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Attempting to Pivot a column of grades and coming up with NULL values

I have Data in a table that i'm attempting to pivot from rows to columns, and the script im using is working, but the pivot is coming up with NULL for everything. Here's the source data: ...
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Stored procedure with dynamic sql. Is it isolation safe by default?

I would appreciate confirmation on the answer I found digging through T-SQL's documentation. I have a stored procedure that references a view twice. Once in the procedure and then a second time when ...
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T SQL Table Valued Function to Split a Column on commas

I wrote a Table Valued Function in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to take a comma delimited column in a database to spit out separate rows for each value. Ex: "one,two,three,four" would return a new table ...
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SQL weight multiplication

Hi all i have two columns in a table : +--------------------+----------------+ | Units/Pk | PackWeight/Vol | +--------------------+----------------+ | 1.0000000000000000 | 150g | ...
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How to get best mark for each Student [closed]

I can't find a solution although it should be easy one. I have some students and all I need is to get the highest mark of each one in Math. TableName: Students. Columns: Name Mark John 90 John 84 ...
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Execution Plans Differ for the Same SQL Statement

As a background to this question the details can be found at this link. In a nutshell: I have 2 SQL statements that are almost identical except for the RIGHT table. The LEFT JOIN is the same and the ...
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If “large value types out of row” table option is enabled, the table size is increased

I have recently learned about sp_tableoption which gives you the ability to store "large value types out of row" for particular table. A colleague of me told me if I enabled it, each field is stored ...
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How to format T-SQL identifiers in camel case [closed]

A number of tools exist which are designed to facilitate formatting the T-SQL in an inherited script or stored procedure to match one's personal preferences. One feature I would like to see in such ...
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How to increase the performance of this 3 minute reporting query

We have a table MyTable with about 10.000.000 records which contains a record of all transactions processed in our application. This table has the user Owner who did the transaction, the date ...
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Add a new Column and define its position in a table

I have Table A with 5 columns: TableA -- Name Tel Email Address I want to add a new column (mobile) in between Tel & Email: TableA -- Name Tel Mobile Email Address If I use ALTER TABLE ...
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How to change default database to all logins?

I'm bit new to SQL Server and I'm trying to script out Microsoft SQL Server (2005-2014) post installation activities and I got bit stuck on altering logins. Corporate policy states that none login ...
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Stored procedure - problem with merge - Insert

I am calling a stored procedure from my c# code . The procedure works fine for update, but fails for Insert. Is the following merge-insert procedure code correct? Any help is appreciated. Here is ...
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TSQL vs SSIS Lookup

I was trying to find some well performing Tsql equivalents for the SSIS Lookup component. Especially for Fact table loading. After few different query patterns the most obv performed the best: ...
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Improving lots of Left Joins ( SQL Server 2008 - procedure )

This query is running with 8 minutes to complete. I'm trying to help the programmer with this task. I've created indexes and stats, update_stats and rebuild indexes but none of this is helping us. ...
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T-SQL — Why do ALTER and UPDATE statement only run when separated into their own batch?

I have update and alter statements that are only running when they are put into they're own batch. Below is my shortened version. It'd probably be a good idea to skip the code and read my question ...
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How to avoid using Merge query when upserting multiple data using xml parameter?

I am trying to update a table with an array of values. Each item in the array contains information that matches a row in a table in the SQL db. If the row already exists in the table, we update that ...
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TSQL Stored Procedure - Granting general user access to specific sproc

I'm attempting to alter a sproc that needs the line added : grant exec on dbo.sproc_name to exec_proc. I believe the admin setup the exec_proc as a group. I added this grant line following the final ...
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Restoring a SQL Server 2012 database in high availability

I have a database which is in always-on high availability mode synchronized with another database on a different instance. How can I restore from a .bak file into the primary database using T-SQL? I'...
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Export a varbinary column to file system using existing authentication

I want to export a varbinary column to a file system. I can use BCP command to export data from a varbinary column, which requires username and password being sent along with BCP command. I can use ...
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What is the correct query set up to access the columns in table being passed as parameter?

I am trying to use table-valued parameter to bulk upsert some data into my table. I have the following stored procedure. This setup seems to agree with the intellisense. I am not getting any errors ...
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Mathematical method for spotting irregularity in numbers flow

I am trying to build an engine which is going to predict orders for items inside shop. Three main variables are: Time-dates (x-axe etc 1.1.2013,1.2.2013 etc I do calculation one per day) Available ...
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Find the remote userid causing updates on my table

Small question here. I found some answer close to it but not exactly what I'm looking for. Here is the situation: I have a SQL Server trigger on a table. Its task is to record the username (logon id) ...
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T-SQL Create Query - Compare and Calculate

I got a mini fantasy league (NBA) and would like some help with a query that turns averages into "ranking points". Basically I got two tables. Source table: This is a table with statistical per ...
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How to restore a database then upgrade it in a single SQL script?

I'm trying to write some SQL that will restore a backup if the database doesn't exist, then run SQL on the database. It is used for installing a database we received from a 3rd party in the form of a ...
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Get all the data between Characters [closed]

I am trying to extract all the variable from the following string; string = 'factor1|factor2|factor3' This is just a test string. In real string, I do not know the number of factors. What I want is ...
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How do you run T-SQL commands on multiple servers from one place?

I have some daily and weekly tasks where I run a script to get the required information. What is the way to running this code once and hitting all the servers without having to log into each one of ...
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Assigning new auto increment value [duplicate]

I have a table that is created as below. CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table1]( [ID] [INT] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [Title] [VARCHAR](255) NULL, ... Lets say that the latest ID is 100 ( I have 100 ...
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Validate a column to accept only certain age limit from birthdate given using check constraint [closed]

A business rule required my table to only registrater certain dob from bithDate column to be inserted or allow. I created the check constraint but i kind of having logical error i not able to spot ...
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How can I make this query sargable?

I have a query which joins two tables based on a timestamp value (don't ask). One of these tables stores the data in a column with a Timestamp data type. The other stores it as a varchar. Previously,...
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Help with SQL Query to XML output

I have the following query: SELECT [ID] AS [NewID] , ( CASE WHEN LEN([MiddleName]) > 0 THEN [LastName] + ', ' + [FirstName] + ' ' + LEFT([MiddleName],1) + '.' ...
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Question? Creating a website that has 2 sets of intermidate tables

I am creating a web site that uses 6 tables from one database in mysql (example) 2 sets of tables that connect to intermediate tables (using foreign keys to join the tables). 1) Category -> ...
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Paging performance with customizable sorting over many millions of rows

In our application we have a grid where users can page over a large number of records (10-20 million). The grid supports sorting in ascending and descending order in a number of columns (20+). Many of ...
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T-SQL brain teaser: find non-overlapping sets

I would like to ask for help coming up with a query, which can identify groups on non-overlapping records. Here is a sample scenario (admittedly contrived). Let's say I have employees who are ...
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How to join fixed row table against mapping table and reveal unmapped records

I have two tables and I am having trouble figuring out how to join them to meet my projection needs. Here is a scenario that illustrates the problem 1. The first table has a fixed set of values/rows; ...
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Breaking a big insert query into smaller ones

I have the below INSERT query. It tries to insert over 50,000 rows and it fails because of logging. Is there a good way of splitting a query like this into batches of about 1000 or so with COMMIT ...
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Results for every hour of the day even data if not present

I am trying to write a query to show the count of users for each hour of the day. If there is no data for that hour, I want to record the hour with a count of zero. Source data ╔════════╦════════════...
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Filling in date holes in grouped-by-date SQL data

The actual problem involves far more data and joins, but I've created a small sample to demonstrate the issue: -- create example table DROP TABLE dbo.EventRecords GO CREATE TABLE dbo.EventRecords ...
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How do I return data from a table where the data is the max date of the previous month's data submissions (-1 of current date)?

I have a stored procedure where I select the latest/max submit_date data for a tracker_date and client from a source table called Tracker_Live, and insert it into a new table called ...
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Why can't I use a CASE statement to see if a column exists and not SELECT from it?

Why does something like this not work? SELECT CASE WHEN NULLIF(COL_LENGTH('Customers', 'Somecol'), '') IS NULL THEN NULL ELSE Somecol END AS MyTest FROM Customers; I am just checking if the column ...
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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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SET DATEFORMAT problems

I have some doubts about SET DATEFORMAT command. 1)Does this command is only used for inserting and updating date format and it does not effect the date format of that column? OR does this effect my ...
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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] ...