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

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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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Linked Server Query Results: OPENQUERY vs Distributed Transactions [closed]

I have two databases. They are on different servers. One is named REPORTDB and the other is named TRANSDB. TRANSDB is referenced as a linked server on REPORTDB named TRANS. I execute a query like ...
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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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Generic script for stored procedure rollback

We're trying to switch to feature-driven development in my organization. We're planning on using a new branch on our source control for each feature and merge when development is complete. I think it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Name for SELECT equivalent of UPSERT

UPSERT means INSERT and\or UPDATE, is there a standard name for a sproc that will INSERT if necessary and then SELECT? e.g. I want to get the IS of a row that matches fields and give me the ID, if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between EXEC() and sp_executesql with no parameters?

I just learned about the new sp_executesql stored procedure. I like the fact that there's a way to execute parameterized code from within SQL Server. But, I'm wondering what the difference is ...
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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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How can I strip non-numeric characters out of a string?

Users enter a search term in a box, and that value gets passed to a stored procedure and checked against a few different fields in the database. These fields are not always of the same data type. One ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Queries for unique names from a site table using multiple criteria

So I'm just learning SQL but have wound up as a database manager. The software they use is overall easy but is very restrictive in the reports it can create, though it does allow custom SQL reports. ...
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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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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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Logical operators OR AND in condition and order of conditions in WHERE

Let's examine these two statements: IF (CONDITION 1) OR (CONDITION 2) ... IF (CONDITION 3) AND (CONDITION 4) ... If CONDITION 1 is TRUE, will CONDITION 2 be checked? If CONDITION 3 is FALSE, will ...
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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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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 ...
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Joining on same table without duplicating data in a field or using c#

I have the following table (a few fields omitted): CREATE TABLE [Device]( [DeviceId] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [AuthorizedDate] [datetime2](0) NULL, [DeauthorizedDate] [datetime2](0) ...
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Adding a varchar to a datetime column and dealing with nulls

I have two columns in my table a varchar(8) titled Trans_Time which holds data in an XX:XX:XX time format and a DateTime column named Trand_Date which holds just a the date component in XX-XX-XXXX ...
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Right outer join seems to not work because of where clause filter

I have the following query, I need to modify it, so that it gives me the result for originDocForCurrency.id = 68 if there is no matching for commission.referenzid = 68. I tried the RIGHT OUTER JOIN ON ...
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Find Rows with the Minimum Date per Group

I have table like this and I need to remove duplicates and only leave the min date +-----+-------------+-------+------+-------+-------+-------+ | ID | Date | Alloc | Prod | Water | Tub | ...
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Does the Inserted table contain Identity values?

I have an issue with this AFTER INSERT trigger that I'm using for auditing: Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'TermID', table 'AuditTerms'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails. ...
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Unable to check is schema is present first

I've created a SQL script that will release a process to numerous SQL Server instances so I want to check if a paticular schema is present before creating the schema. I'm using the below and it ...
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Given the same input, is the HASHBYTES function guaranteed to return the same output?

If I use the SQL SERVER HASHBYTES() function in a script on my machine, is it guaranteed to produce the same output if run on another machine/instance? For example, will SELECT HASHBYTES('SHA1', ...
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Synonyms and transactions

I'm working with an application that uses SQL synonyms to switch between tables on local and remote databases without duplicating code. BEGIN TRANSACTION if (@isRemote = 1) BEGIN CREATE ...