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

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SQL Server select columns which contain data

I'm working for a client to import data out of a generic off the shelf application database. If you can imagine a database that is designed by software developers that have no concept of database ...
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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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SQL Where Clause Efficiency

Say I have a SQL statement: SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE KeyColumn1 = 1 OR KeyColumn1 = 2 OR KeyColumn1 =3 OR ... KeyColumn1 = 10 And another: SELECT * FROM MyTable ...
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How can I get rid of the “No Join Predicate” warning

I have this fairly straight-forward snippet of a query: DECLARE @ClientGUID numeric(16) = 9000011916900200; SELECT ch.GUID, c.LastName, c.FirstName, mrn.ClientIDCode AS MRN FROM Client c INNER ...
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Find actual data size from a query?

Is it possible to find the size of data contained in a particular query? e.g. I can use the following to find the number of rows per date: select mydatecolumn, count(*) from MyTable where ...
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SQL Query with optional WHERE clause parameter for date range?

I have a procedure that takes, among other things, start and end date parameters. These two parameters are optional inputs and default to NULL. What I would like to do is modify one of the current ...
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SQL Server sp_addrolemember in stored procedure for different database

I have a stored procedure to restore the latest backup of a prod database to an acceptance database. Once it's restored I need to grant a user read access to the database. Use statements are not ...
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Take query results and insert into new table [closed]

So I have the following query: DECLARE @tbl TABLE(value int) *--The same function but with the number of the random numbers ;WITH Nbrs (n) AS ( SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 1 + n FROM ...
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Inserting a 30 million row table from a linked server

I have a large table that needs to be updated on a nightly basis from a linked server. Initially I had simply truncated the table and inserted all of the records but this was taking too long. I'm ...
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Comparing INT and NVARCHAR

T-SQL newbie here. I am sure you guys can help me with a little problem I'm having. Here's my situation: I want to do a select from a certain table. And with that select I want to display the count ...
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Nightly reload of tables from a linked server

I have a number of tables that need to be reloaded nightly from a linked server. My current method of doing this is to create a nightly job to pull the data using something like the following: ...
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Difference between sql agent account logged in as NTLM and UPN?

Can someone please tell the difference between a sql agent account logged in as NTLM and UPN? What is the difference if the sql agent account is logged in as: domain\username and username@domain.com? ...
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T-SQL: Complete Database in one table

at a relational data model every logical relation is a single table with values and so on. I know someone who is this too much work and he wants to create only one table which contains all. This could ...
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How to transform this result set?

I have the result set above that I stuffing into a table variable @ApptTemp, and trying to transform it into something similar to the one below. Note that of the 4 rows that have a description of ...
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Query databases on different servers

How can I create a query that will find all the databases on different servers? I have four servers, PRDSVR, UATSVR, DEVSVR, TRNSVR; with either copies of the same database on each server or ...
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SQL Server and Entity Framework

We are currently experiencing a problem with Entity Framework which generates a sp_executesql statement. This statement is below. The statement runs fine in SQL Server however through the front end ...
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Update Statement takes forever to complete [closed]

I have table around 1250000 records, and 80 columns Table Structure CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table] ( [Column1] [int] IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT FOR REPLICATION NOT NULL, [Column2] [int] NULL, [Column3] [int] ...
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Result set to eventvwr

I'm looking for a solution to the following case: I have a trace(only captures queries above 5000ms duration, which is about 20 per hour) running in MSSQL which I can query by using: SELECT ...
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Timestamp on SSIS update on tsql

I have a couple of SSIS packages that copy the content of several tables to another db. One of the columns updated in the process is a timestamp datatype. From what I read this datatype can't be ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2: query RECENT locks, NOT current locks

The database had average lock wait time of 30 seconds for a period of about a minute. I didn't run my lock query in time to see what was happening. I can't seem to find anything that shows recent ...
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How to retrieve whether database has any tables?

Knowing to use SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_TYPE='BASE TABLE' to query for a list of tables, I'm currently finding no way to retrieve a list of non-system tables only. I.e. ...
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Frequent Delete & Insert, impact on performance

In my application, we have very few updates. Most of the data gets deleted and inserted. My question is, how this will impact the performance? We are using SQL Server 2012. Table statistics (will ...
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why stored procedure performance is very high compared to plain select query

I have a table with more than 2 million rows, with needed indexes. When I run a simple query it takes so much time so I decide to stop executing it; while when I wrap the query in a stored procedure, ...
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incorrect value from SUM Function

Has anyone seen this before? When doing a simple sum on a table: select sum(column) from table where column is not null I'm receiving the data 1558.39999999999 However, investigation of the ...
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Reduce DB size - SQL Server, SSMS

One of my databases was growing in size a few gigs every day. That was very unusual since it is still in development phase. After small research i discovered that the Even Log table was almost the ...
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how to calculate difference of first row and last row fields value in each group

I have table with structure like this: +-------+------------------+ | Value | Date | +-------+------------------+ | 10 | 10/10/2010 10:00 | | 11 | 10/10/2010 10:15 | | 15 | ...
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Which one is better way to insert data? [closed]

I have two cases case create proc createEmployee @firstName varchar(255), @lastName varchar(255) = null as insert into Employee_Tbl values (@firstName, @lastName) case create proc ...
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Restrict update on certain columns. Only allow stored procedure to update those columns

I have sensitive price columns that I would like to have updated only through a stored procedure. I would like all code or manual attempts to alter values in these price columns to fail if it is not ...
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Avoiding Deadlocks

We currently have a trigger-based system in place that does the following: When records in certain tables are modified, a trigger fires that makes a field NULL in a varying number of records in ...
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Performance of dynamic SQL Server reporting queries?

I have to build an application that allows the end user to select what columns they want in their report. For this I build a dynamic T-SQL stored procedure. However, there are up to 60 columns ...
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Store output of sp_who2 in a table

I am looking for something like this, where I could store the output of sp_who2 in a table, without having to first create the table: create table test as exec sp_who2
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View scripts ran by a specific user?

I read in a stackoverflow post that you can restore scripts from the past 24 hours by using this query: Use <database> SELECT execquery.last_execution_time AS [Date Time], execsql.text AS ...
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How to dynamically generate rows based on value in a column

I'm attempting to write a query to denormalize some data for integrating to our data warehouse, specifically around generating some time slots. In my source system, I have table that has a start time ...
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SQL command in stored procedure continue on error

To perform Checkdb on all database of server i am using a stored procedure which loops over a view which contains list of databases in server and the stored procedure performs checkdb on all databases ...
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SQL Case Sensitive Query

I have two databases which return different results based on the case of the query. On the first database I run the query FROM [Temp].[Team].[CLASS] WHERE [TABLE_NAME] like '%Link%' and on ...
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Case when missing line logic

I have a case when statement in a extract query which doesn't seem to be returning what i'm expecting DECLARE @Val1 int, @Val2 int,@Val3 int, @Val4 int, @Val5 int SELECT @Val1 = 5 , @Val2= 2,@Val3= ...
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How to avoid a race condition with cross db proc calls? and other concerns

I am not even sure this question is necessary but I am curious to know everyone's thoughts. I have two databases on the same server, dbFoo, dbBar. dbFoo has the following table please note this is a ...
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Multicolumn statistics on large table yielding poor estimations

I have a rather large table (~200 million rows), and although the statistics are up to date using WITH FULLSCAN, is it possible that my histogram (limited to 200 steps) is simply too broad for the ...
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Expose temp tables to SSRS in stored procedure

Problem: Compare data of a given date range to the same data of up to 3 previous years, and display the tabular data and a graph in an SSRS report. However currently, my stored procedure that I have ...
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Mapping of multiple server logins to one database user

This seems to be a stupid question but despite some research I was unable to find any information regarding this only (possibly due to using the wrong terminology). Is it possible to log multiple ...
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Use of FROM keyword on DELETE statement

The BOL and many other sources point out: FROM Is an optional keyword that can be used between the DELETE keyword and the target table_or_view_name, or rowset_function_limited. I'm used to ...
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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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What is the difference between node types and atomic types in XML

Im Studying TSQL and I came to the chapter regarding XML, and here a question that I cannot find an answer: "What is the difference between node types and atomic types"? Thank you!
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T-SQL - Enforce Atomic Operations x Locks

I have a database model that works similar to a banking account (one table for operations, and a trigger to update the balance). I'm currently using SQL Server 2008 R2. Table OPERATIONS: VL_CREDIT ...
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TSQL Query - Efficient?

I want to output data that will display various results depending on Type and/or Quantity values. Each query calls the same table and returns the same columns. I was thinking of creating a UNION on ...
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SQL Server TDE stuck encryption state 4

I'm trying to create a robust script that runs backups, backs up current certificate, creates a new certificate, backs up new certificate and regenerates database encryption keys with the new ...
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How to replace “set rowcount”

Currently on SQL Server 2008/R2. I just read here that "set rowcount" is being deprecated in some post 2012 release: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188774.aspx We have some legacy code ...
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Getting each status change in a table

I have a table that holds status changes per item. The item can go in and out of a status multiple times. ItemTable (ItemId int, Status varchar(50), DateOfChange date) I need to pull the date of ...
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Cannot find either column “dbo” or the user-defined function or aggregate “dbo.fnDiscountPrice”, or the name is ambiguous

i have created fnDiscountPrice() that references the item id so that it will find the discount price for one item now I'm needing to find the total price of all the products with that ID. so i have a ...
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Tips for using DML Statements [closed]

I've recently began learning T-SQL and have found that there are some rules to using single table queries. For instance: GROUP BY If aggregate and non-aggregate expressions are used together in a ...