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

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Return Number Not String In Dynamic SQL

This is my SQL syntax and (this is only a snippet unfortunately I am stuck running dynamic SQL in this instance) - but my issue is at the very end of my statement when I do the Select @numreturned ...
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Excluding Null Values

In my syntax why does the NOT IN statement not exclude NULL values? To me, if NULL does not exist in #GoodAnswers it should return the dv Below is syntax, can someone help explain this to me? ...
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Stored procedure suddenly very slow, updating statistics not helping

Like the title says, I have a stored procedure that suddenly started running very slowly. Previously it took about 5 seconds to execute, now it is taking seven minutes or more. This seems to have ...
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Trying to drop database only if it does not exist by using the db_id function fails

When the database foo is not yet created and I I run this IF db_id(N'foo') IS NOT NULL BEGIN ALTER DATABASE [foo] SET OFFLINE GO DROP DATABASE [foo] GO END I get a message Cannot drop ...
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DBCC CHECKDB LastKnownGood

I created the following query to list the DBCC CHECKDB LastKnownGood timestamp for all Databases on a Server. Is there a better way to do this? IF OBJECT_ID(N'tempdb..#Results') IS NOT NULL BEGIN ...
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Accepted Values Stored in Variable

I am trying to write a re-usable query and this is pseudo-code of what I am after. Is this possible to do in Sql Server 2008 or do I just need to write a different stored procedure for each ...
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How to get response from stored procedure before it finishes?

I need to return partial result (as simple select) from a Stored procedure before it is finished. Is it possible to do that? If yes, how to do that? If not, any workaround? EDIT: I have several ...
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Re-Usable Query

I have 3 tables with the exact same DDL (I know that is a horrid set-up), but each one has a different values for a field. I am hoping to be able to have a way to write ONE query for all 3 selects as ...
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How to remove the WITH ENCRYPTION from the code of the procedure - via T-SQL [duplicate]

I have many procedures that I use the option WITH ENCRYPTION when I create them. You can see this on the picture below, as an example: the problem with this is that when I want to save my previous ...
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SQL Query Optimization

My SQL Server version is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) - 10.50.2550.0 (X64) Jun 11 2012 16:41:53 and the query below just runs without producing an error or updating. The table ...
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Dissecting Joins

Recently I asked a question in dba.stackexchange the question was about data hierarchy in sql and a guy named chris allen answered the question and I really loved it but when I try to understand that ...
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Buffer Run Error [on hold]

I am trying to run an update query with a case statement, and this query works on all but 1 of my databases. This is the error message that is produced: Msg 682, Level 22, State 148, Line 1 ...
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Must Declare Scalar Variable Error

My syntax keeps giving me the below error, which is blowing my mind as I think (and please kindly correct me if I am incorrect), I have declared and set this variable above. Msg 137, Level 15, ...
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Getting the error log location in an efficient way

I am using this sql to get my error log location: EXEC xp_readerrorlog 0, 1, N'Logging SQL Server messages in file' However, sometimes I have very large log file (about 1gb, and I do not have ...
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Hyphen in my computer's name causing T-SQL error

I’m a developer, not a DBA (which is showing, I’m afraid). I am trying to run Report Builder 3.0 with SQL Server 2014 Express on my home computer (named John-PC) and cannot run my reports. I ...
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Why does formatting a time with AM/PM specifier return null?

I have a query where a formatted expression is returning null: declare @FormatString nvarchar(max) = N'hh:mm tt' select M_STARTTIME as [Memo Time 1] , convert(time,M_STARTTIME) as [Memo Time 2] ...
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How to find statement executed by sp_executesql in [sys].[dm_exec_query_stats]?

I have a function which is generating dynamic T-SQL statement. The generated code is executed then in a stored procedure. I want to log some statistics about how long the execution of the generated ...
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How does SQL Server determine the expression type when mixing Unicode and non-Unicode strings?

When you say a + b in T-SQL and a and b are of a string type (e.g. varchar(...) or nvarchar(...)): How is the resulting type determined? I found no clear rules for this when experimenting. It seems ...
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How to map another server through SQL Server Management Studio

I am trying to map another server by giving the command EXEC xp_cmdshell 'NET USE H:\\568.256.8.358\backup_147 1234abc /USER:cranew /PERSISTENT:yes' I got an error with this: network path ...
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Show Query Results Vertical

I am wanting to show these results vertical as opposed to the default horizontal. My desired output is like this Passed w/ notes 26 Passed w/o notes 28 Passed w/ notes 52 ...
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Query All Databases Listed In Table

I have been using a cursor to get my results, but it is taking an extended period of time to return my result set. I am hoping to find a way to QUICKLY get the results returned (if at all possible). ...
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How to insert numerous data into temporary table?

I'm building a program which generates a T-SQL query in following form: DECLARE @In TABLE (Col CHAR(20)) INSERT INTO @In VALUES value1, value2... value1000 GO INSERT INTO @In VALUES value1001, ...
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Problem with INSERT INTO [closed]

I can't make INSERT INTO Booking work. My code: INSERT INTO Gaest (pasNr ,fuldNavn , adresse, tlf , email ) VALUES ('1234', 'Simon jensen', 'Heimdalsgade 6, 9000','6691612' , ...
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How to use COALESCE with multiple rows and without preceding comma?

I'm trying to achieve the following: California | Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento Florida | Jacksonville, Miami Unfortunately, I'm getting ",Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, ...
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How to use COLUMNS_UPDATED to check if any of certain columns are updated?

I have table with 42 columns and a trigger which should do some stuff when 38 of these columns are updated. So, I need to skip the logic if the rest 4 columns are changed. I can use UPDATE() function ...
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T-SQL (SQL Server 2012) Update based on lookup table

I have the following tables related to this question: CREATE TABLE tblTitan( titanId int IDENTITY (15483,1) PRIMARY KEY, userId int UNIQUE NOT NULL, titanName varchar(15) NOT NULL, titanExperience ...
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Get rows having different values for a column based on the duplicate values of combination of other 3 columns

I want to get only rows having a different values in a column(column name DEF) based on the duplicate rows having unique combination of other 3 columns. Example: In the below example first two rows ...
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Compare Strings After Character

I need to check email addresses against an internal known bad domain database. My internal database has domains in the form of myfreepaysite.com just no @ sign. I have been using this syntax to ...
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Insert results from a stored procedure into a table variable

I have a stored procedure that stores values in a table variable. I select these values and return them when the procedure is called. I am trying to set these return values in another table variable ...
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TSQL Script Execution Through Power shell, Special Characters Rendering Problem

We have a simple T-SQL script file (.sql), which we execute through Powershell. Everything works fine, except the script portion, where we are using some special characters as string (example: 'ô' ). ...
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Search All Views On A Database

We have about 800 views on a SQL Server 2000 database, about once a week I run a procedure to give me information so I can see which stores have LIKE '%Camo%' in there inventory so I know who to send ...
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SQL Server changes execution plan

I have SQL code that is executing slow DECLARE @ccode varchar(500) SET @ccode = '%NIP%' SELECT [CVN_UID] FROM [Klasje].[dbo].[VERSION_CATEGORY_XREFS] WHERE DESCRIPTOR_TEXT LIKE @ccode Why is SQL ...
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Most recent order from multi join query

Here's the CTE version of the query, but it is returning multiple rows for the same customer. Not just the row containing the most recent open order date: with LatestOPenOrderDate_CTE AS ( Select ...
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Export/import data from Excel into a table with queries

I'm a newbie interested in learning and implementing things I learn. I've been working on SQL Server 2014 these days and I'm loving it. I've come across some scenario's where I would have an Excel ...
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'+' operator with one operand!

How does '+' operator behave in following statement? select + 'taco'; --Result is 'taco' Is it doing string concatenation with first string blank ('' + 'taco'), or does it mean something else?
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Select entries based on a combination of columns

I have a table with a definition like this: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Contact] ( ClientNumber [numeric] (20, 0) NULL, ContactDate [Date] NULL, Name [text] NULL, AdditionalInformation [text] ...
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Create New Database user to login to SQL Server Management Studio

Please see the T-SQL below: create database db; go use [db] create login [standard] with password ='dkdkdkqajHGgbh56' CREATE USER [standard] FROM LOGIN [standard]; exec sp_addrolemember ...
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Query to get queue position for each group

I have a queue table with the following sample data: id company location 1 acme new york 2 acme philadelphia 3 genco st.louis 4 genco san diego 5 genco san francisco 6 acme ...
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SQL Server - Analyzing Multiple Stored Procedure Statistics

I'm trying to analyze 1000+ stored procedures and I need to find out the: Elapsed Time in Sec (AVG based on # of iterations) CPU (AVG based on # of iterations) Logical Reads At first I'm using SQL ...
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Is having Estimated number of Rows > Actual Number of Rows an issue to worry about?

I've a table [order] where a simple select shows cardinal difference between Estimated Number of Rows and Actual Number of Rows and in a strange way. Generally Estimated Number of Rows skews as ...
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Extract Date Portion Only From DateTime Field

In SQL Server 2008 I use this to take out only the date piece Cast(field as date). For example, if I use the below garbage DDL Create Table #Bbb ( id int ,datetime1 datetime ) ...
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What is the request_id in sys.dm_exec_requests and how does it change?

According to MSDN, the request_id in sys.dm_exec_requests is the "ID of the request. Unique in the context of the session. Is not nullable." It always appears to be 0, from casual ...
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AlwaysON Availability group query very slow

I am running below tsql to find the secondary AlwaysON servers from the primary replica : set transaction isolation level read uncommitted set statistics time, io on SELECT ...
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SSIS push and pull performance

After reading Which one is more efficient: select from linked server or insert into linked server? I wonder if this is true also for SSIS? For example, I have 2 SQL Servers (A and B) and SSIS ...
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Adding a new primary key ID column to an existing table

I want to add a new column to a table. The table is already populated with data. I can do this by making a complete copy of a table, inlcuding the contents, and add a Primary Key ID column to it. I ...
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SUM() In SQL Server

Running SQL Server 2008 I can not wrap my mind around why these two queries, which are identical except for the first one has COALESCE() wrapped around the entire statement and the second one has ...
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Adding Where Clause Skews Data

This is the result set that I get returned using my query: empname itemssold JJ 14 But this is my desired result set: empname itemssold AA 0 BB 0 CC 0 DD 0 JJ 14 RR ...
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Trigger Not Updating

Do I have an issue with my syntax? I created this trigger as sometimes the sales personnel forget to input the sale date (I Know it should be automatically captured which is an update in progress) ...
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Scripting execute permissions on stored procedure

My goal is to write a script which: Creates a stored procedure Grants execution permissions to a particular user on that new stored procedure On this SO question the recommendation is to add GRANT ...
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DayOfYear as per Indian fiscal year

I want to get a sequence number according to the Indian fiscal year. I tried to write a function using SQL built-in function: DATEPART(DAYOFYEAR,'2015-04-01') but I am facing a challenge to get day ...