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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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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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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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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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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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How to remove diacritics in computed persisted columns? COLLATE is non-deterministic and cannot be used

I have a function that includes: SELECT @pString = CAST(@pString AS VARCHAR(255)) COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1251_CS_AS This is useful, for example, to remove accents in French; for example: ...
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Sql Execution Plan - Hash Match

I'm currently working on a Sql Query that's having performance issues. I ran the execution plan and saw the Hash Match has 50% cost and also, doing a index scan. I'm starting to learning about the ...
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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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Getting Request Timeout from Store Procedure?

Only sometimes, I get Request Time-out(means my SP is not responding within a specfied time-period which is 90 seconds). Here is my SP. ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[Insertorupdatedevicecatalog] ...
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How to insert and or update a variable number of records and prevent concurrency issues

I currently have the following stored procedure. However I am seeing some race conditions where I end up with incorrect data which I think is caused because the procedure isn't attomic and it can be ...
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Updating a local table with a per-row count(*) which is an aggregate of inner joins on remote server

I have a table of around 350m rows on a linked server in which I added an additional INT column to serve as a count(external_identification) of records as the result of a join on PACKAGE and DOC2. ...
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How can I prove that the following T-SQL is bad for performance?

I have recently inherited a codebase with a large amount of Stored Procedures. The system they are supporting is encountering numerous performance problems which I am looking in to. A number of the ...
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Getting collation confict in IF statment and need help resolving it please

A SQL script I am writing is generating the error: Cannot resolve the collation conflict between "SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS" and "SQL_Latin1_General_CP850_CI_AS" in the equal to operation. I ...
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How to find column with all same repeating character

I have a char(15) NOT NULL column. I need to see if it is empty or contains all zeros. I can obviously do= '000000000000000' But is there a way using LIKE so its not hard coded to 15? I don't see why ...
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Sproc - Adding columns with matching ID column [closed]

I currently have a sproc that is used for reporting on a table similar to the one below: ID Weight QTY OtherData 1 20 12 1234 1 44 4 1234 ...
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Query does not use index when selecting all records [closed]

This is my first time handling a large database, and I was wondering why the two queries below are different in terms of execution plan. I have setup an index on a specific table: CREATE ...
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Uncommitable T-SQL transaction after trigger applied to table

Good morning, I have written a Trigger on a table that should evaluate the entered values (Length, width and Height) and based on those entered values, should update a column (Type) in the same record ...
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Improving performance of query with `WHERE <> ''`

I have a qeuery that checks where two columns are not '' (blank) - [blank and NULL are not the same in this case] Is there any way to improve the performance of the query SELECT * FROM myTable WHERE ...
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Can I design this database better? [closed]

I have the following database design: Script to reproduce: /* DROP TABLE [dbo].[feedback] DROP TABLE [dbo].[action] DROP TABLE [dbo].[download] DROP TABLE [dbo].[user] DROP ...
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Simple update query balloons tempdb

I am trying to do a bulk update of a column from a csv file, however when I do the actual update operation my tempdb balloons to over 20 GB in size (overtaking the entire size of the SSD the tempdb is ...
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Check for column in backupset table

Created a script to show last backup locations, sizes and dates SELECT DatabaseName = x.database_name, LastBackupDate = x.backup_finish_date, BackupSizeKB = x.backup_size, ...
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How do I setup a foreign key relationship based on two columns?

I have the following two tables: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[company] ( [CompanyID] [int] NOT NULL , [CompanyName] [varchar](150) NULL , [DepartmentID] [int] NOT NULL , ...
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T-SQL Gurus, I need help optimising these queries for performance

I would like to have suggestions on improving the performance of some queries. These will be run on SQL Server 2008 R2 against a single table called dbo.bids In a production environment the table ...
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UPLOCK to avoid multiple reads

Given the following table structure... Orders ====== OrderId int PK OrderEvent =========== OrderEventId int PK OrderId int FK EventTypeId int FK I've got multiple concurrent processes SELECT-ing ...
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What is the difference between COUNT(*) and COUNT(*) OVER()

Take the following code example: SELECT MaritalStatus, COUNT(*) AS CountResult COUNT(*) OVER() AS CountOverResult FROM (schema).(table) GROUP BY Marital Status COUNT(*) ...
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Optimize Query of Count Less Than

I would like to optimize querying in SQL Server of a table to know whether it has a count of records less than a certain amount. I don't need to know the complete count, just whether it is less than, ...
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How big should I make a column in an audit table for storing the output of COLUMNS_UPDATED()?

I have a stored procedure which creates a complementary trigger and audit table when a table name is passed into it. The SP filters out all the calculated columns and other stuff that stops you doing ...
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What is the difference between TABLESAMPLE(10) and TABLESAMPLE(10 PERCENT) in SQL SERVER 2012

My understanding of the use of TABLESAMPLE is that it returns the top n percent of rows in a result set where TABLESAMPLE(n) So I wrote the following queries to just check (as I'm learning T-SQL) ...
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How is ORDER BY logically Processed

Take this example: SELECT SalesOrderID, CustomerID, SalesPersonID, OrderDate FROM Sales.SalesOrderHeader ORDER BY OrderDate, SalesOrderID DESC OFFSET 0 ROWS FETCH NEXT ...
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Where can I find scenarios to work through T-SQL [closed]

I've been working through the exam guides for the new 70-461 MCSE data exams and i'm at a point where I want to practice my T-SQL. Does anyone know of any good resources whereby scenarios are posed ...
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Dividing in SQL

can anyone explain to me why this query returns 0.000? SELECT CAST(20/1024 AS NUMERIC(10,3)) I am just trying to do a simple conversion of MB to GB Thanks
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Extract time portion of Datetime2(7) in hhmmssfff format

I need to extract the time portion of a datetime2(7) column in hhmmssfff format and I am doing it like this: DECLARE @mdate AS DATETIME2(7) SET @mdate = '2012-03-15 10:13:27.5437431' SELECT ...
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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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LEFT vs CHARINDEX for matching the start of a string in T-SQL

I want to match the beginning of a string in a WHERE clause. While I recognise that so often database-performance is dependant on the underlying data structure, is there a best-practice for doing ...
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Totals Column - Blank if Zero or NULL

A report currently computes a "totals" column like so: ,CASE WHEN ISNULL(CLM_BREAKFAST_TYPEA.MealsA, 0) + ISNULL(CLM_BREAKFAST_TYPEB.MealsB, 0) = 0 THEN '' ...
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Displaying Parent Child Information, With Certain Parent Columns Only Shown Once

For a TSQL report, I have a one-to-many parent-child relationship. I want to report both parent and child relationships in the same report, like so, with the parent columns on the left and child ...
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Selecting from an excel spreadsheet into SQL Server table

This question has been asked before but I tried giving full admin rights to the SQL Server user on C:\temp\ folder location (I am using Windows authentication into SQL Server Express). So for the ...
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How to optimise T-SQL query using Execution Plan

I have a SQL query that I have spent the past two days trying to optimise using trial-and-error and the execution plan, but to no avail. Please forgive me for doing this but I will post the entire ...
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Select rows after a specific ID

I have the following query, it chooses from a news articles table. Due to multiple sorting factors, I cannot locate the next page of date. The parameter I have is the last ID in the query result set, ...
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How to update a SET statement so I can use the MIN() function?

I have an existing UPDATE table SET statement that was working until one of the Drivers used two different trucks in his/her shift, so now what I need to do is modify the UPDATE statement so I can use ...
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How can I drop a stored procedure whose name is in a variable?

Given a variable that contains a stored procedure name: DECLARE @stored_procedure_name sysname; SET @stored_procedure_name = 'some_stored_procedure_name'; How can I drop the stored procedure?
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Optimising Large SQL Server Tables [closed]

I have a large table with around 50 million rows and 15 columns. Whenever I read, I always need all columns so I can't split them. I have a clustered index on the table with 4 keys (ALL INT) and I ...
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Foreign Key off of a UNIONed View

I have a view that looks like this: CREATE view reference.Test WITH SCHEMABINDING as SELECT reference.HighlevelTestId as TestId, Name, IsActive, cast(1 as bit) as ...
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Does MERGE use tempdb?

Consider the following query: MERGE [Parameter] with (rowlock) AS target USING (SELECT @AreaId, @ParameterTypeId, @Value) AS source (AreaId, ParameterTypeId, Value) ON ...
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UPDATE statment with and without SELECT keyword

I have been doing some testing on removing the SELECT keyword from this update: Update #tmpDriverTime Set WorkDay2 = (Select IsNull(Sum(PyblHrs),0) From spr_DriverTimeEntry Where ...
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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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Improve CTE performance

is there a way to improve the performance of a recursive CTE like below, I am unsure if I can add indexes on joins when the joins are using ROW_NUMBER? DECLARE @File_Name VARCHAR(8000), @Disk ...
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RTF to Plain-Text? [closed]

Did you ever get the library from this post? We have a need to convert whole, large, whole tables worth of RTF information into something usable and would rather not reinvent if possible. Converting ...
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Return table based on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 0 selected search options

Scenario: Lets say I have several tables for a software ticketing system: Developer, Supervisor, TicketType, TicketStatus and a Ticket table to join them on. Assume I have done my inner joins and now ...