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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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Writing select result to a csv file

We need to write the SELECT query results to a csv file. How can it be done using T-SQL in SQL Server 2008 r2? I know that it can be done in SSIS, but for some reasons, we don't have this option. I ...
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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 ...
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How can I create view with parameters in Sybase SQL Anywhere?

A view with Sybase cannot take parameters. Is there a way to do this?
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How to split/explode comma delimited string field into SQL query

I have field id_list='1234,23,56,576,1231,567,122,87876,57553,1216' and I want to use it to search IN this field: SELECT * FROM table1 WHERE id IN (id_list) id is integer id_list is varchar/text ...
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Get records not updated in last 30 minutes

I am trying to write a script that will get records that have not updated the table in more than 30 minutes. Example records: DNS_NAME LAST_PERF_TIME esxnu01 2013-12-24 12:10:00.000 esxnu02 ...
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Get identity value of all rows inserted

I can use Scope_Identity() to get the last identity value inserted into an identity column. But how can i get identity values of all rows which are inserted in a insert statement? Example insert ...
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Options for keeping two SQL Server Compact databases in sync?

Developer here. I have a system where there is a front machine creating rows in a moderately complex database, and a back machine that must sync with the front machine to run reports. Both run SQL ...
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Why can't I view the SQL Server database created by a web application?

I have an ASP.NET MVC web application deployed to IIS on a Windows Server 2012 machine. When the application first starts, it will create the database and tables it needs if necessary through Entity ...
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Identity Column Behaviour After Replication

Say we have two Servers: Server A and Server B. Data is being replicated (vanilla Transactional Replication) from A to B. For one of the Tables, we have data as follows: Server A - Server B ...
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Performance issue with TOP (1) on a nullable column

I need help to identify the reason for a performance issue. Actually following query sits in a scalar-valued-function but that is not the reason for the issue since it needs the same time as query: ...
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Getting Information on active Restore in TSQL / SQL Server Management Studio

On my server a database is currently restoring according to the SQL Server Management Studio In the history SELECT * FROM MSDB..RestoreHistory WITH (nolock) WHERE destination_database_name = 'myDB' ...
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Finding rows where a column contains [ and ] characters

I need to get results where the column contains a string that includes [ ]. When I use LIKE, it takes the [] as a wildcard sequence, and doesn't work as I need. For example, I want to search through ...
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Add a new Column and define its position in a table

I have Table A with 5 columns: TableA -- Name Tel Email Address I want to add a new column (mobile) in between Tel & Email: TableA -- Name Tel Mobile Email Address If I use ALTER TABLE ...
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How to rollback changes made to the database by a specific user?

In mssql, is it possible to rollback changes made by a specific user to the database? For example if that user ran an update query and did not write begin transaction before, is it possible to revert ...
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In the SQL Server RESTORE statement, in what time zone is the STOPAT argument?

SQL Server can perform point-in-time restores using the STOPAT argument. In what time zone is that date and time value? Is it UTC? Is it local for the server the backup was taken? Is it local for ...
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Can I improve this query?

SELECT * FROM SameLogTable WHERE ID_Table IN (SELECT ID_Table-1 FROM SameLogTable WHERE <SameCondition>) OR ID_Table IN (SELECT ID_Table ...
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Should I run a delete first before I execute index rebuild to a large table about 15 Million records

I need help for a better approach on how to approach this. Currently we have a table that is huge about 15 million records. We plan to create an index on this table however due to large size, we ...
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Using IF and other conditions in T-SQL (trying to import data from Oracle using SQL Server SSIS)

I am using SQL Server 2012 SSIS package to fetch data from Oracle and insert it into SQL Server 2012. I am doing it for the first time and every thing is fine i.e. all data from a particular table ...
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Metric to standard unit conversion in SQL Server

I am giving simplified version of my two table which are as follow. tblRecords ID unit val --- --- --- 1 KV 3 1 BAR 4 2 KV 7 2 KG 5 3 C 37 tblUnit unit ...
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Should I load the data into Temp table or keep calling it from the normal table? [closed]

I am writing a procedure and find myself using the same select statement with the same where clause a lot. Currently the table holds over 55000 rows and grows about 100 or so rows each day. The two ...
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Why does SQL Server 2008 R2 insert an invalid datetime when using bulk insert?

I want to insert rows with an optional datetime value (per row) using T-SQL BULK INSERT on a SQL Server 2008 R2. A table could look like this: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tbl_bulk_insert_datetime_issue] ( ...
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To use a cursor or something else in my while loop?

From reading around the net it seems the use of cursors is frown upon but no one ever seemed to give an alternative to them. In my case I need to set row by row though the results of a select ...
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Should you use the schema name in WHERE, ON, and other clauses?

I know it is good practice, and a performance boost, in SQL Server to prefix the table name with the schema (dbo.TableName) in the FROM clause of a SELECT statement but should you also use it on other ...
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SP or query to dump “password policy” checkbox for all logins

sp_helplogins doesn't show a column for this. I need a listing of all logins, with the status of their "Enforce password policy" checkbox. This is for an auditor, and the standard practice is for ...
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Multibyte replace not working in SQL Server

Why does one work and the other doesn't? SELECT REPLACE(N'IAșI' ,N'ș','x') -- doesn't match (returns 'IAșI') SELECT REPLACE('IAșI' ,'ș','x') -- works (returns 'IAxI') My guess would be that in the ...
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Passing a literal ? to sp_MSforeachdb

I am trying to search for the ? character in a string, but across all dbs on a server. Since the ? mark is a placeholder for the database name, how may I format the query so it knows I mean to search ...
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Selecting the highest value in a column?

I am dealing with a table that has 3 columns and I need a way to select the record(s) that matches a certain PrntP_PstnGrpID(s) and is the highest ChldLevel ( The PrntP_PstnGrpID could have multiple ...
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SQL Server compact- Query that return 2 constant columns even if query didn't return data

Please look at the following simple query: Select CustomerID From Customers c Where c.CustomerId = "1234" I want to write similar query that does the following: Always return 2 coloumns with ...
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How to write this query in SQL Server Compact in more elegant way?

The query is : Select Case AStatus When 1 then 'Success' When 0 then 'Faliure' END, Case AStatus When 1 then 'AStatus' ...
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Nonclustered Index still doing index scan

I have this simple query. SELECT a.RecordID SubmissionID, a.[DateSubmitted], a.[FinalAction], a.[FinalActionReason], a.[FinalActionDate], b.GradeSubmissionListID, b.[Action], ...
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Pull every other row, starting at 0, and concatenate them together

I have a temp table that will contain two columns ID and Text. The temp table will contain an unknown amount of rows but there will always be an even amount. What I need to do is select every other ...
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Mathematical method for spotting irregularity in numbers flow

I am trying to build an engine which is going to predict orders for items inside shop. Three main variables are: Time-dates (x-axe etc 1.1.2013,1.2.2013 etc I do calculation one per day) Available ...
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Not sure why code is failing when CONCAT_NULL_YIELDS_NULL is set to OFF

In my question over at Pull every other row, starting a 0, and concatenate them together user @AaronBertrand provided me with a chunk of code that worked fine in test but as soon as I put the ...
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T SQL Table Valued Function to Split a Column on commas

I wrote a Table Valued Function in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to take a comma delimited column in a database to spit out separate rows for each value. Ex: "one,two,three,four" would return a new table ...
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Inserting two rows from single row

I have to import users from the usersToImport table into the userContact table. usersToImport contains telephone and e-mail information in a single row for each user, but userContact stores one kind ...
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Can this query be optimized further?

I have 100K records in my Documents table. This is my query which gives a page of 50 records in roughly 750 ms. I would like to further bring it down if possible. I am using Row_Number function to ...
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how to add attachment(text file) to database mail?

I have scenario Daily i run a sql job to apply a new updates to one table - this job will create one text file daily - text file contains all new updates I can send a mail to client that job is ...
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SQL Server Decimal(9, 0) vs INT

One of our customers uses for some columns the datatype DECIMAL(18,0) in his SQL Server 2008R2 database. Because the columns grow quite slowly, he recently proposed to change the datatype to ...