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

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dropping SYNONYM is blocking in sql server?

I have synonyms which points to a TestDB1, by the next refresh synonyms point to TestDB2. while re-pointing from TestDB1 to TestDB2 it will drop all synonyms and re-creates them for TestDB2. Now my ...
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Recursive CTE to find Total for all children

Here is an assembly tree that I want to search using a recursive T-SQL Query (presumably CTE) with the expected results below. I want to know the total amount per assembly given any part. Meaning if ...
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Extract string from varchar

How I can extract the substring of a string from end to beginning? I have the following text, and I need extract the last "Modificado Por" and the "Creado Por" /* CREADO POR : Wxxwww ...
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Is there a T-SQL equivalent for punctuation as [0-9] is for numbers and [a-z] is for letters?

Is there a T-SQL equivalent of the [0-9] and [a-z] patterns that will let me pull values from a column that contains punctuation? For example: Create Table #Test ( Value VarChar(10) ) Insert Into ...
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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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select distinct one column with all instances of another column in a second column [duplicate]

If I have a table with the following information: ParentID | ChildID ---------+-------- 6 | 6 6 | 7 6 | 8 6 | 9 6 | 10 I need to ...
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Split databases into groups of roughly equal datasize

I am trying to split all databases from sys.databases into 7 roughly equally sized Groups based on data ROWS size. I want a table that contains every database and these databases are in 7 different ...
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Same code in multiple stored procedures

I recently joined a company, and I just noticed that many of the stored procedures have the same section of code repeated throughout. I noticed because I was tasked with changing a small section of ...
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Use SQL Script Parameter to Map Drive

I am trying to map a drive to a UNC path where the UNC Path is a variable, but I keep getting an error saying: Incorrect syntax near '+' I execute this script: DECLARE @UNCSourcePath nvarchar(...
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Read TSQL variable from Temp Table

I am hacking around trying to write a script to restore a backup from a known folder location. The location will only ever contain one backup file. I have come up with this so far, but I don't know ...
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How do I code Apriori Algorithm in SQL?

Can I get an implementation of apriori Algorithm in SQL ?
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RedGate SQL Prompt - Cursor Snippet mistake

Using RedGate's SQL Prompt & loving it. But I used the "curff" snippet for the first time today ("Fast-forward read-only cursor"), and it produced the following TSQL (which I've filled in to make ...
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Update table using values from another table in SQL Server

I have 2 table in my database. Table #1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- | name | family | phone | email | gender | phone2 | address | birthdate | -----------...
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'Id' with the format: YYYYNNNNNN with the NNNNNN part restarting each year

I have a a business requirement that each record in the Invoice table has an id which looks like YYYYNNNNNN. The NNNNNN part needs to restart at the beginning of each year. So the first row entered ...
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How to hide/disable tables without dropping them to check redundancy?

I have to maintain and extend an old legacy system which contains webservice methods and database tables that are no longer used. Since I’m not entirely sure that the tables are really redundant, I’m ...
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SQL Server - Create Additional Database File for New Schema

I'm trying to create a change script for some upcoming changes. We're adding a new schema to the database and our client wants the new schema to make use of a new database file. How do I, in T-SQL, ...
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Resolve “stuck” system process of dropping indexes

I am re-vamping some indexes, and have decided to drop 3 on a certain table. The process has been running for almost 2 hours now. The table does have quite a few million rows, but I still feel that is ...
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Compare possible null values in one query

Question is pretty short and simple: I have following query: SELECT * FROM CTE Now I want to get all rows with only maximum value of some field. SELECT * FROM CTE WHERE NodeId = (SELECT MAX(...
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How to check for Non-Ascii Characters

What is the best way to check if a VARCHAR field has Non-Ascii Characters? CHAR(1) through CHAR(31) and CHAR(127) through CHAR(255). I tried using PATINDEX and have run into the following issue. ...
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Capture the Query Text of a DML Change

It may not be possible, but without doing a JOIN from the inserted/updated from the records coming in and adding them to an audit table column-by-column, is it possible to just capture the full DML ...
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Create a copy of a SQL Server Job

Using T-SQL or Powershell, how can I create a stored procedure that performs the following: Copy a SQL Server Agent Job to another backup Job on the same server (with a new name) Disable the backup ...
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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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Handling sql column with mixed varchar and float data types

We have some Excel spreadsheets with parcel numbers for properties that should be in a standard varchar format similar to: [Parcel # 1] [Building Address] 038-60-171-16-000 1750 W 4th St ...
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Test if a string is a palindrome using T-SQL

I am a beginner in T-SQL. I want to decide whether an input string is a palindrome, with output = 0 if it is not and output = 1 if it is. I am still figuring out the syntax. I am not even getting an ...
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Database stored procedure with a “preview mode”

A fairly common pattern in the database application I work with is a need to create a stored procedure for a report or utility that has a "preview mode". When such a procedure does updates, this ...
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Does anyone know where the SQL Server Connection Properties are stored?

When you add a Server Instance to Central Management Servers or even your local instance of SSMS, if you click on the connection properties tab you can select the default database you'd like to ...
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Mulit-part identifier could be found - stored procedure

Hopefully I can get some sight into to what's going, Apologies for my lack of terminology and poor TSQL skills, I'm very much a developer that's inside an IDE and using ORM's. So I took the plunge to ...
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comparing left join and outer apply doing the same thing

I have an update trigger on a table that that insert rows in another database/table the query look like insert into otherdb.table select manyfield from inserted left join (select id, ...
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Query distinct emails not logged in within a period of time

I need help in writing a query to return distinct emails that have not logged into ABC database in the past 5 months. The exact task I have been asked is as following: Create a table in ABC ...
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How to find values from one table missing in another?

I am a Junior Developer. I have been asked to create a subquery to solve this problem. If the question is not clear please let me know so I can provide more details. I have two tables - Article and ...
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Tsql - getting list of instances in the alwayson Availability group

I want to connect to the listener in the AlwaysOn availability group and by running a query I will get the list of instances that are part of the AlwaysOn . For example: I has listener "MylistenerHost"...
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T-SQL for Query that can be done in SQL. What do they want?

We are given tables Vendors(VendorId, VendorName, ..) , Invoices(InvoiceId, VendorId...) I am going over a book exercise that asks for a T-SQL statement to find all vendors with at least one invoice. ...
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How to changes or update local server connection in Maintenance plan job

Two days back our client changed one of our Dev Server name After Server Renamed, All my maintenance jobs and other jobs are failing because server name mismatch. We are using sql server 2012 ...
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TSQL Solution to backup ALL databases on ALL instances of a server?

I'm pretty sure what I'm wanting with my current implementation is impossible, the sys.databases catalog view which is scoped at the service level to be aware of other SQL Server instances (lol). But ...
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Minimum value within a set (or window) within a three column table

I only have SQL Server 2008R2, therefore I do not have all the window functions available since SQL Server 2012. I have a table that looks like this: I would like to retrieve a result set like ...
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How can a database parameter be used on `sp_addextendedproperty`?

I have found the MSDN definition and code examples of 'sp_addextendedproperty'. In Example A on that page, I see an example of how to add an extended property to a database. USE AdventureWorks2012; ...
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Should we still be using QUOTENAME to protect from injection attacks?

I was looking at an old stored procedure today and noticed it was using quotename on the input parameters. After doing some digging to figure out what that does exactly I came across this site. I now ...
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List of queries run

I'm looking for a DMV query for SQL Server 2008 R2 which shows me all queries (full history) run by a specific user. I have this code for now: SELECT * FROM sys.dm_exec_query_stats qs CROSS APPLY ...
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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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How to separate values from one column into two columns in SQL Server [closed]

I have this dataset as input: Name Contact No ------- ---------- Deepika 75865558 Deepika 207586558 Rnveer 746655558 Rnveer 946655558 vaibhav 2356841 vaibhav 6655558 I want to get ...
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Returning only the row with maximum value from related rows

In the example below how do I get the rows where the swap id is the maximum value in relation to the reservationId? I am currently joining multiple tables to get customer, reservation, room etc ...
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msdb.dbo.sysjobs and last run date and time

I know that the last_run_date and last_run_time are stored as Int, but when coverted over to datetime (of which I have examples of), is the time GMT, or what? When converted it doesn't match the same ...
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Script to Delete Tables With A Prefix

I am running SQL Serve 2008 and we have a few test tables that were obviously used for testing. The prefix of the tables are Test_, my question is, will this script delete all tables with the prefix ...
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Return the uniqueidentifier generated by a default on insert

Goal Retrieve the latest guid value in real time after you have inserted the value in the table Problem Don't know how to do it Info The code should only specify new values for address and ...
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What does OPTION FAST in SELECT statement do?

I have done some digging on what the OPTION (FAST XXX) query hint does inside a SELECT statement and am still confused on it. According to MSDN: Specifies that the query is optimized for fast ...
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Passing Table Variable Column Values to a TVF [duplicate]

I am trying to pass values in a table variable to a Table Valued Function. However, I get the error "The multi-part identifier 'Accounts.AccountNumber' could not be bound". Why is this? SELECT ...
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CASE expression returns wrong value when using CEILING

I've run into an issue where a CASE expression does not return what I expect. As a test, I added a decimal variable and ran the same CASE expression against it and it works fine, returning the ...
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How to replace column if not null in select statement?

I have a Contact (ID, FirstName, LastName, MiddleName). For example: | ID | FirstName | LastName | MiddleName | |====|===========|==========|============| | 1 | Mark |Jordan | E | |...
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OFFSET FETCH in SQL Server 2008

I have this query to paginate the results and it was working fine on SQL Server 2012. However i had to move my database to SQL Server 2008 and now my store procedure is not working. I did some ...
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Predicate re-write in where clause

How can I rewrite where col % 5 = 4 in SQL Server. The reason to rewrite this is because I am selecting some columns from the table based on this condition. Because of % used in where it is causing ...