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

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Get time elapsed between log entries

At a company, fluids are prepared and held in tanks, following a preparation/recipe. The preparations move from tank to tank depending on needs. The tasks are logged in sequence into a table. What I ...
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How many records should be deleted when batch delete is used?

I am going to migrate a large amount of data from one table to other table. The target data source table has foreign key constrains, so I am not able to use DELETE with OUTPUT clause, but need to have ...
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SQL Server Mirroring can't connect to mirror database

I am at my wits end with this. I am trying to set up mirroring between a development server and my local machine. The error that keeps coming up is: Msg 1418, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 The ...
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SET CONTEXT_INFO for tracking specific SQL requests

I've got a problem where I'm seeing some very strange lock waits, with the process at the top of the lock wait tree in the 'sleeping' 'AWAITING COMMAND' state. I can see the machine name and ...
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Can't seem to understand why STUFF isn't working

I've got two tables that store questions and possible answers. The questions table can have multiple possible answers to it. I want to display the possible answers it can have per question.. For ...
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How to optimize STDistance execution?

I am creating temporary table during stored procedure execution with the following structure: [ID] BIGINT [Point] GEOGRAPHY the ID is not unique - there are about 200 records for each ID. ...
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SQL Server table and view show different values

I have a view that selects data from a table that is showing different data. The table is dbo.user, the view is dbo.users (don't judge, I inherited this system). The view is simply select * from ...
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Set based query to group data ordered data

I have a table of user action data and I would like to try and group it into 'sessions', so I could figure out how many times a user has logged on, how long they stay online, and how many actions they ...
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Query Performance - Why is a query slower when there are two criteria on the same column?

I have these two queries against a view, where I've added WHERE clauses against a date column (Indexed, Unique, Non-Clustered, Ascending): SELECT ColA FROM MyView a WHERE a.[Date] >= ...
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Rounding Casted Converting Error

The database I am working with has ntext datatypes which according to my understanding is evil. I used CAST to varchar to fix the issues in the below trimmed SQL Server query. Anyway, my question is ...
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How do I delete unique rows from a table with duplicate keys?

I have the following data: road | ID | other column | other column | ------------------+------+---------------+--------------+ MAIN ST | 1 | ... | ...
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Converting VARBINARY HEX to VARCHAR

I have a fun problem, I have data stored in SQL Server 2008 VARDATA column as Hex. I need to see what this translated to string is. I have tried CONVERT(VarChar(MAX), VARDATA, 2) and it returns a ...
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UPDATE() Function (Insert and Update Triggers)

Is there a way to have the column name dynamic in this function? For example, passing a parameter to a variable named @FldName = 'Name'. e.g. UPDATE(@FldName). Basically, what I want to do is to have ...
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SQL Server Query Question

I get the following errors when I execute the below query Error messages: Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 10 Invalid column name 'Name'. Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 10 Invalid ...
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How to find the most common phrases in a varchar field

I have a table which contains support tickets. Each ticket has a title and many of them have common phrases in them (XXX cannot connect to YYY, XXX requires a new YYY, XXX requires upgrading, etc. ...
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Why does SELECT 1/2 return 0?

As the title says. I even tried SELECT CONVERT(NUMERIC, 1/2) which also returned 0. I am using SQL Server 2008.
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How do I extract a repeating string pattern from multiple rows?

I have the following data: | ID | BadCol | +------+-----------------------------------------------+ | 1 | All of R489804 R489805 R489806 R489807 ...
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How can I get a list all Databases in a Database Instance

I am getting an error with SQL Copy Database Wizard. It is finding a database that was dropped over a year ago and fails because it cannot be found. I cannot find any reference to the database and ...
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Can I Parse and/or include “And” in my SQL Statement for a full text index?

So I have a query that looks at a full text index like this: SELECT * FROM Table1 q INNER JOIN CONTAINSTABLE(Table1,TableField, @Keywords) search ON q.Key = search.[KEY] Now @Keywords ...
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detect what columns to select depending on a column value of the same table

I am trying to build a query which returns different columns of the table depending on a column of the same table. Say, a column represents a type of item. This is my temporary solution, in which I ...
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Shorthand for on primary key?

Is there a shorthand for merging rows based on the primary key? For example: MERGE INTO [MyDatabase].[MySchema].[MyTable] AS target USING [MyLinkedServer].[MyDatabase].[MySchema].[MyTable] AS source ...
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Automate SQL Server restore from Prod to Dev

I would like to setup an automated restore job which takes the latest timestamp .bak file and restores it into the DEV instance. I currently have a job on the DEV box that uses the UNC path to the ...
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Is someone trying to hack into my SQL Server Database?

I was asked by a friend, who isn't technical at all, to help her with her application. I thought I would just being doing a little C# development and some SQL queries. Turns out it has been a lot ...
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Merge two records in the same table, keeping foreign key relationships intact for both

I have a table, called SITES, that has three columns, lets say it looks like this: ID Name Path 1 Google http://www.google.com/ 2 Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/ I also have ...
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How to re-declare T-SQL variables if it already exist?

Background: I'm building a SQL command to be executed on the server which involves a lot of accessing store procedure and declaring variables which are used as input to other stored procedures. This ...
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GRANT permissions to all tables, views, procedures in SQL Server 2000

I was wondering if there was a fairly efficient way to use T-SQL with SQL Server 2000 syntax to GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, on all TABLES and VIEWS for a particular database while excluding ...
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Hindrance in TSQL SVF Call

I have a simply Products data table with 100k records (just generates some random data): set nocount on create table dbo.temp_Products ( [ProductID] int, [Type] tinyint, [Price] float, ...
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Passing Table Values into a TVF

I have a TVF that takes a userID parameter. I have another table that contains a list of these userIDs. I want to pass all these userID values into the TVF. I have tried this code... FROM ...
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SQL “Standard” guide?

I am currently learning TSQL and am learning that were possible, I should use "standard" SQL dialect. Where can I find out which commands are "standard" and which are TSQL?
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sql querying for a pattern

I was hoping someone could steer me in the right direction with this one. I have a table that has student grades. Create Table StudentGrades ( StudentID references Student(StudentID) int not null, ...
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How to group list of start times by a category?

I have a list people and when they started occupied various rooms in the building. Like so: IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb..#RoomAssignments') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE #RoomAssignments; CREATE TABLE ...
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Applying Quotes Across Multiple Lines

In SQL Server Management Studio you can use the shortcut CTRL + K > C or CTRL + K > U to comment/uncomment lines in bulk. Is there a similar keyboard function that applies single quotes across ...
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How to detach corrupt database in SQL Server

I have Sql server data files saved on external storage. I want to detach specific database. If external storage is not connected I want to drop database. Is this safe way to do that: DECLARE ...
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How can I map a login to a database using T-SQL (not SSMS)

I'm writing a program that requires me to assign all permissions and everything in code. I have gotten stuck in this part: I just want to do the equivalent of clicking the little box under "Map" ...
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Script to drop all databases except one not working

I'm trying to drop all databases but one on my test server. For this, I'm using the below script but it gives error: EXEC sp_MSforeachdb ' USE [?] IF (DB_ID(''?'') > 4 AND DB_NAME()!=''ABC'') ...
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Restore Database SET SINGLE_USER

I am in the process of writing a restore database script. I want to be able to connect as sa and run the restore script. When I run SET SINGLE_USER does this mean that my login is the only user ...
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Implications of setting READ_Write

I am looking to update several users on READ_ONLY databases. As the databases are used 24/7 globally, and maintenance windows have just past, I would like to do this during a low-activity moment (to ...
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What is the most efficient way to concat strings in declared table

I have this code: DECLARE @MyTableAS TABLE ( [Month] INT, Salary INT ); INSERT INTO @MyTable VALUES (1,2000), (1,3100); SELECT [Month], Salary FROM @MyTable; Output: I want to concat the ...
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Excluding particular words from a string on a WHERE clause

I have a table that stores invoices and I'm trying to get stats out of it, unfortunately the table is poorly build and some crucial information is all mixed up on a nvarchar field, information such as ...
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No value to update but still an TABLE UPDATE Operator

I see this type of code a lot in my databases IF EXISTS(SELECT 1 FROM sample WHERE ID=@id) BEGIN UPDATE sample SET name='cat' WHERE id=@id; END So from my primary analysis it does 2 scan in ...
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SQL Server : Job not reconnecting to restarted Linked Server

The problem To keep two tables across two servers in sync, we have a trigger that adds a change to a MergeTable. Every so often, a merging job runs on SQL Server to push the changes to the Progress ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express Database Backup Script [closed]

Just a quick one. I want to do a full weekly backup of my SQL Server 2012 Express database. I have created a SQL script and batch file to automatically do a full backup of my database each week and ...
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Enforce a column as unique based on another column value

I want to make a column unique, but only if a different column is a specific value. Consider the following table: CREATE TABLE [SampleTable] ( [Id] INTEGER NOT NULL IDENTITY(1,1) ...
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Updating indexes and stats script

I am having the following errors with the script below Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 44 Incorrect syntax near '?'. Msg 319, Level 15, State 1, Line 47 Incorrect syntax near the keyword ...
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DateDiff Returning Dates and Not Integer Values

I've added a [DAYS_FROM_TODAY] column to my table to calculate the number of days between today's date and the date a check was written for each record in that table. I used the following code to ...
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How to check the timezone for a given datetime?

A database / table I'm working it saves all its date values as datetime (without a timezone). How can I find out which timezone that date was in? For instance, the Central European Summer Time (+02) ...
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Converting date string to SQL DATETIME - hopefully without a udf

I am taking an Excel file that has dates in different formats but one of these formats is giving me some grief when I try converting it or casting it to a SQL DATETIME. For example: Thu Oct 16 ...
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Read transaction log records

I am reading Remus Rusanu article on tlog.In that article he demoed on how to read log payload by using dbcc page option .My question is ,is there a way to read logrecord output of fn_dblog(null,null) ...
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A query for merging date intervals

I have a simple table with 3 columns: (cid, from, to) -> (int, datetime, datetime) The difference between dateFrom and dateTo should be >= 1 month. And unfortunately i have some corrupt data ...
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T-SQL View — How to 'pre-fetch' schema using scalar function, then populate using table query

I have an application that uses T-SQL views. A number of these views are quite complex, joining data from many tables. To avoid column-name collisions, the views often employ table-scalar functions to ...