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How can I create a stored procedure using xp_fixeddrives?

I need a stored procedure to check the free space in 2 linked servers .(the servers are linked manually) .I have comed up with a query like this and using sql server 2008 ALTER PROCEDURE freespace AS ...
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Restore all applicable files in a backup device in T-SQL

I'm using SQL Server (2008 R2 in this case) and I am backing up my databases into backup devices (one per database). Every Sunday the device is overwritten with a new full backup, every night a ...
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How to get text for default language

I have so tables: and so data at Language table: and so data at Text table: I have to return text for requested language if it exists and text for default language if it does not exist. Is it ...
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T-SQL Syntax error copying views dynamically

I'm creating a stored procedure to copy all views from one database to another using the following code. ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[spCreateViews] (@SourceDB NVARCHAR(200), @DestinationDB ...
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SQL Server : parsing with XPath Performance

I have a UI that allows a user to select certain data points they want to filter the results by. There are things such as location, department etc. Once they have selected all of the options, I ...
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Cannot rebuild index, but there's no reason why not?

I've created a process whereby I am able to only rebuild indexes that need rebuilding(the process takes an hour and a half if I rebuild them all), and while it works beautifully, it gets stuck on one ...
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Calculating Median Value within a Group By

I have a SPROC which calculates the Mean duration of a request / response cycle within 10 minute intervals. This works well and suits my needs for plotting charts. What I would like to do next is ...
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T-SQL: Convert XML to string without self-closing tags

We have a weirdo system we're integrating with which consumes XML, but it does not understand self-closing tags, so <BOOKING> <BOOKINGID>56812</BOOKINGID> <PERSONCODE /> ...
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T-sql: Select most specific match from table

Apologies for the horrible title. I couldn't come up with a better way to briefly describe the problem. Here's the scenario: Users can set up service instructions to be attached to a work order ...
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Fulltext search limiting users possibilities

We have a web site with a search box. The search uses a fulltext index column. However, we just cant feed the text the user has input into this stored procedure. CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[SearchPages] ...
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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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Tips on improving/refactoring slow query?

Let's play lotto! Ok. I have a numbers table with 80 rows (numbers 1-80): create table dbo.numbers (knum tinyint primary key identity); I have a table with the drawid, and each number drawn. ...
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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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How to find duration in a dataset

I have a dataset of the following structure: Target, PollTime, Value ------------------------ 1. A, 2013-12-13 13:31:44.000, 15.00 2. A, 2013-12-13 13:32:44.000, 16.00 3. A, 2013-12-13 13:33:44.000, ...
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How can I get a list of column names and types from a resultset?

Say I get a resultset back from the following query: select * from sys.database_files; For any given resultset, I want to be able to query the column names and types so I can then create tables to ...
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Execution Plans Differ for the Same SQL Statement

As a background to this question the details can be found at this link. In a nutshell: I have 2 SQL statements that are almost identical except for the RIGHT table. The LEFT JOIN is the same and the ...
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Find top by values by percents using range in SQL Server

What will be easier way to group records by range of percents. Here what I try to accomplish Select top percents between 50 and 75 * from myTable order by PKI Here is way I did this but I have ...
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Inserting rows into other table whilst preserving IDENTITY

I'm performing ETL logic on a SQL Server table. I'm going to be synchronizing data from one table to another. For all of the records that need to be added to the target table based on the source ...
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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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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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Delete using a composite key

I am trying to wrap my head around creating a delete statement for a table with a composite key. I would like to create something like: DELETE FROM table_example1 WHERE COLUMN1, COLUMN2 ...
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Understanding SIX lock in Microsoft SQL-Server

Can somebody explain me how a process can acquire SIX lock on a page? I my deadlock-graph xml file I see that a process running under RC isolation level (executing a select statement at the moment of ...
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I would like to get all values greater than 80, rank, then group in order to get a count of threshold breaches

I have the following basic dataset in MS SQL Server 2008R2: create table #temptable ( Source varchar(255), PollTime datetime, Value numeric(20,2) ) insert into #temptable( Source, ...
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How do you run T-SQL commands on multiple servers from one place?

I have some daily and weekly tasks where I run a script to get the required information. What is the way to running this code once and hitting all the servers without having to log into each one of ...
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SET DATEFORMAT problems

I have some doubts about SET DATEFORMAT command. 1)Does this command is only used for inserting and updating date format and it does not effect the date format of that column? OR does this effect my ...
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deleting large volumes of rows from table efficiently in SQL Server [duplicate]

I have a table that has gotten a little out of control. I am not a DBA per se but seem to recall that deleting a huge volume of rows in one shot can cause transaction log issues, hamper overall system ...
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Running a DELETE stored procedure but finding degradation in performance in WHILE loop as iterations increase

Have a quick general question. I have a table I'm trying to purge a table. I'm deleting using a WHILE loop with WAITFOR DELAY time of 50ms between batches and 2000 records per batch. The real issue is ...
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How can I create different sets of sequential values based on another column in a table?

I've got a table that holds two types of notes. Collection Notes and Delivery Notes. They are identical data structures, hence using the same table. CREATE TABLE Notes ( Id int IDENTITY(1,1) NOT ...
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Does T-SQL MOVE actually move the database, or just copy?

I'm a bit confused over the T-SQL command MOVE. I have a statement saying: MOVE N'Prod_Database_Data' TO N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\Test_Database.mdf' ...
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sql querying for a pattern

I was hoping someone could steer me in the right direction with this one. I have a table that has student grades. Create Table StudentGrades ( StudentID references Student(StudentID) int not null, ...
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Physical Server or a Virtual Machine SQL Server?

Is there a anyway to figure out via a SQL Script to know whether SQL Server is running on a Physical Server or Virtual Server ?
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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 ...
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Programmatically find indexes that cannot be rebuilt online

I am automating rebuild and reorganise indexes using T-SQL. I run into problems with indexes that cannot be rebuilt online. Primarily this happens because ntext/nvarchar columns are included. Is ...
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LIKE character length limitation

The background to this question can be found here. The following part of my stored procedure does not work. Is there a character length limitation for the LIKE clause? t1.ProductList sometimes can be ...
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To use or not use ISNULL(NULLIF(Field1, ''))?

In the past I've seen use of something such as SELECT ISNULL(NULLIF(Field1, ''), 'NewValue') to tersely get a fallback value. However, since the advent of CASE in TSQL, we've favored something ...
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switch TOP clause between percentage and rows by parameter

For one report I am making query where users suppose have to choice TOP values based on percents or fix amount of rows. I have two ideas Calling two different sub sproc based on passed param. if ...
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MS SQL : Use Computed value to Compute other values

I'm having problem with generating results which are computed from data that exists in database. This is the case I have Coupons that can be amount or percent, if percent is 0 then amount is used ...
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How to union four different tables

I have two tables whereby both of them use sub queries. These two tables are combined by using UNION ALL. I have two other tables that only uses a WHERE clause and both of these are combined using ...
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Rebuilding indexes on a list of tables

I have a large number of tables that may change, may have infrequent changes in index, etc. I may well hand this off to somebody else and I don't want indexes to become overly fragmented, slowing the ...
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Update statement is giving an invalid column name error, even though the column exists

I have a temporary table created at the beginning of this stored procedure. It is created successfully and can be selected from and inserted to. Here is the create statement CREATE TABLE ...
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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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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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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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Grouping Selecting unique values in a single column [duplicate]

Here is my table ID Field1 Field2 Field3 Field5 Field7 357 357 2013-03-07 08:02:02:275 t02 bBCD00103RG 365 365 2013-03-07 08:02:05:307 t02 bR U00103w 374 ...
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Create job to send alert using sp_send_dbmail when table value greater than x

PROBLEM The SMScounter.Counter is used to accumulate usage from a service. The service has a programmatic cap of 1000. I would like to alert users when this cap is breached. TABLE CREATE CREATE ...
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What do these statements mean in the MS β exam 70-461 “skills measured” list?

I have registered for the upcoming beta exam 70-461 entitled Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012. I've been reading through the exam overview and found a bunch of descriptions I'm not exactly sure ...
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Tool to create a TSQL script from a SQL Server 2008 trace file

Are there any tools available to create an executable tsql script from a SQL Server trace file? Is there an easy manual way?
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Table A triggers an insert onto Table B, Table B triggers an insert onto Table A, what happens?

Assume I have two tables, table A and table B. Table A has an insert trigger that inserts a record into Table B. Table B has an insert trigger that inserts a record into Table A. What would happen in ...
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difference between UPDLOCK and FOR UPDATE

given the following code: Set conn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection") Set RS = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset") conn.BeginTrans ... //This is the line it is about RS.Open "SELECT a,b FROM c FOR ...
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Dissecting Joins

Recently I asked a question in dba.stackexchange the question was about data hierarchy in sql and a guy named chris allen answered the question and I really loved it but when I try to understand that ...