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

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How to pull rows only from the weekends?

My table data is like this: ID Name salary date 1 a 100 1/08/2014 2 b 200 2/08/2014 . . . . 26 z 2600 26/8/2014 Now I want to return only rows from Saturday or ...
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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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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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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 [closed]

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Problem creating database using default mdf and ldf path

I'm trying to create a database using the default paths on several SQL Servers at once. To achieve this I'm trying to use a script that should create the database on each server, however I've run into ...
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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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SQLCMD mode: environment variable syntax?

I assume the best way to set my SSMS (SQL Server 2005) output file path during runtime of T-SQL, is to use SQLCMD mode. How do I use environment variables (e.g. %systemroot%) in the code? The ...
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Add default constraint from another table

How to add a default constraint to a table such that the value that will be used as default will be from another table's columns? i have created a table MY_TBL in which having a column CURRENCY_CD ...
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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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T-SQL Calculate average value for Duration Field

Can anyone please help me on this.. I have a column in my table that stores the duration in an nvarchar field formatted as '00:00:00'. How do I calculate the average duration? I read some other ...
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SQL CMD Mode Issue

SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER on declare @source_server_name sysname IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb..#tmp') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE #tmp; create table #tmp( id int identity(1,1), server sysname ) insert into #tmp ...
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NULL value returned when concatenating a string in SQL while loop! [closed]

I'm trying concatenate a string in a while loop, but it only returns NULL. Is there something I'm missing? declare @o int = 10000000/1000000; declare @i int = 0; declare @s nvarchar(200); while @i ...
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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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“Not In” returns no rows all the time [duplicate]

Whats wrong with the following query. The first part of the select always return 0 rows. DECLARE @AgentID varchar(20), @StringValues varchar(max), @ContactKey int, @Note ...
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combining two CTE in a single query

Here i have two CTE and i need to select values from these two CTE as a single query. I can able to select values from a single CTE at a time but i dont know like how to merge these two CTE and select ...
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Run “USE” with linked server alternatives

I am using SQL server linked servers and find some difficulties while running queries. Below is the actual query. USe testdb SELECT 'Identitiy property OFF' where COLUMNPROPERTY( ...
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getting error incorrect syntax near @certificate

I have created a certificate and now I want to remove certificate signature and drop the certificate. When I supply the certificate name directly it is working but when I'm making use of local ...