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SARGable WHERE clause for two date columns

I have what is, to me, an interesting question on SARGability. In this case, it's about using a predicate on the difference between two date columns. Here's the setup! USE [tempdb] SET NOCOUNT ON ...
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Database stored procedure with a “preview mode”

A fairly common pattern in the database application I work with is a need to create a stored procedure for a report or utility that has a "preview mode". When such a procedure does updates, this ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 min value within a set (or window) within a three column table

I only have SQL Server 2008R2, therefore I do not have all the window functions available since SQL Server 2012. I have a table that looks like this: I would like to retrieve a result set like ...
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How to separate values from one column into two columns in SQL Server [on hold]

I have this dataset as input: Name Contact No ------- ---------- Deepika 75865558 Deepika 207586558 Rnveer 746655558 Rnveer 946655558 vaibhav 2356841 vaibhav 6655558 I want to get ...
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Returning only the row with maximum value from related rows

In the example below how do I get the rows where the swap id is the maximum value in relation to the reservationId? I am currently joining multiple tables to get customer, reservation, room etc ...
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msdb.dbo.sysjobs and last run date and time

I know that the last_run_date and last_run_time are stored as Int, but when coverted over to datetime (of which I have examples of), is the time GMT, or what? When converted it doesn't match the same ...
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Any table type that persists across connections

Probably not possible,but I'm going to ask this anyway: I don't have OPENROWSET privileges on server B. I would like to import data while connected to server A (where I do have that privilege) and ...
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Script to Delete Tables With A Prefix

I am running SQL Serve 2008 and we have a few test tables that were obviously used for testing. The prefix of the tables are Test_, my question is, will this script delete all tables with the prefix ...
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Return the uniqueidentifier generated by a default on insert

Goal Retrieve the latest guid value in real time after you have inserted the value in the table Problem Don't know how to do it Info The code should only specify new values for address and ...
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What does OPTION FAST in SELECT statement do?

I have done some digging on what the OPTION (FAST XXX) query hint does inside a SELECT statement and am still confused on it. According to MSDN: Specifies that the query is optimized for fast ...
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Breaking up long running query into batches runs fine for a while and then produces fatal error

I'm using a variation of this post which details using "careful batching" to delete records in batches from a table that contains 38MM records. The script below runs for a while and shows results ...
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Passing Table Variable Column Values to a TVF [duplicate]

I am trying to pass values in a table variable to a Table Valued Function. However, I get the error "The multi-part identifier 'Accounts.AccountNumber' could not be bound". Why is this? SELECT ...
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CASE expression returns wrong value when using CEILING

I've run into an issue where a CASE expression does not return what I expect. As a test, I added a decimal variable and ran the same CASE expression against it and it works fine, returning the ...
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How to replace column if not null in select statement?

I have a Contact (ID, FirstName, LastName, MiddleName). For example: | ID | FirstName | LastName | MiddleName | |====|===========|==========|============| | 1 | Mark |Jordan | E | ...
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Should we still be using QUOTENAME to protect from injection attacks?

I was looking at an old stored procedure today and noticed it was using quotename on the input parameters. After doing some digging to figure out what that does exactly I came across this site. I now ...
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UPDATE statement in a trigger occasionally updates some columns but not others [closed]

I have a table called NOTATION with the below table structure: ( NOTATION (primary key) TABLE_NAME , TABLE_KEY , NOTE_TIMESTAMP, SUBJECT , COMPANY , ...
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OFFSET FETCH in SQL Server 2008

I have this query to paginate the results and it was working fine on SQL Server 2012. However i had to move my database to SQL Server 2008 and now my store procedure is not working. I did some ...
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Predicate re-write in where clause

How can I rewrite where col % 5 = 4 in SQL Server. The reason to rewrite this is because I am selecting some columns from the table based on this condition. Because of % used in where it is causing ...
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How can a database parameter be used on `sp_addextendedproperty`?

I have found the MSDN definition and code examples of 'sp_addextendedproperty'. In Example A on that page, I see an example of how to add an extended property to a database. USE AdventureWorks2012; ...
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Scalar UDF causing performance issues in SQL Server

I have a scalar UDF doing some string manipulations. When I use it in select clause it causes performance issues. I read that if we do not query tables or views in scalar functions it won't affect ...
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Remove duplicates in SQL Server Group By

I have 2 tables, Product and Type, the tables looks something like this: Product -Id -Name -TypeId Type -Id -Name I want to be able to write a SQL Server query which outputs the products grouped ...
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'Id' with the format: YYYYNNNNNN with the NNNNNN part restarting each year

I have a a business requirement that each record in the Invoice table has an id which looks like YYYYNNNNNN. The NNNNNN part needs to restart at the beginning of each year. So the first row entered ...
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NEXT VALUE FOR SEQUENCE inside a CASE Statement

I want to use a new SEQUENCE each year (See here: 'Id' with the format: YYYYNNNNNN with the NNNNNN part restarting each year ) However you can not use NEXT VALUE FOR inside a CASE statement. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Diagram Error Code

I have sysadmin privileges on a SQL Server 2008 R2 server. I'm working with the development database and want to save a database diagram I created. When I try to save I get the following error ...
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Select distinct value from row if condition exists

I am new to SQL and I am having trouble constructing a SELECT statement. What I would like to do is select distinct parts that have a location of A1 if it exists. If a part has no locations of A1 I ...
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Is there anyway to tell when the last query was made against a database? [duplicate]

Is there anyway to tell when the last query was made against a SQL 2008 R2 database without downloading a third-party tool ?
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Get the old version of stored procedure code in sql server

We have modified one of our stored procedures code and accidentally committed it in production DB also. Now we need the older version of the code. Is there any way to get the old version of a stored ...
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Cross Apply Fails When DateTime Added

In trying to achieve a Pivot-ed goal for a two row data table into one row, my first thought was to use a Cross Apply. By using the Cross Apply one can identify/generate each of the rows with a ...
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Grouping by more than 1 column using Partion By or any other method - Sql Server

I have the following tables in my SQL Server database: Product -Id -Name -Price -TypeId (Foreign Key) -SubTypeId (Foreign Key) Type -Id -Name SubType -Id -Name -TypeId (Foreign Key) I currently ...
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TSQL for “Ignore databases were the state is not online”

I have a few custom jobs on a mirrored SQL Server 2005 and they fail from time to time because of automatic failover. Is there some T-SQL code that I can write into my automated jobs or do I just ...
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Monitoring decimal values on Perfmon using User Settables

I am currently using sp_user_counter1 to store database information on Perfmon, which can be recovered by AWS CloudWatch, but the values are Decimal, and the sp_user_counter1 parameter supplied must ...
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How to synonymize a database name?

Within one database instance, I need to restore a set databases into new names. The new names will be suffixed based on the development phases, like: _DEV and _QA. Where: DBApp_DEV shall access ...
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Need help with this backup audit SQL Server script

I am using below backup script taken from http://www.ludovicocaldara.net/dba/sql-server-last-database-backup/ link to audit my servers for backups. This works great except when I have spilt backups. ...
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Get a listing of snapshot data files

I need to programmatically drop a database with all of its snapshots and then recreate the database and create a new snapshot. I'm having trouble locating where the snapshot files are located from ...
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Run Select Statement Based Off Data In Field

Below is sample DDL of what I am trying to accomplish. What I need to happen is if region = 1 only pull data for PP or if region = 2 then only pull data for CC How would I set that up in my query? ...
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Matching table (with sub-tables) to another table(with sub-tables) efficiently

I have a problem in an ETL process. I need to integrate data into a data warehouse. The data is associated with a "variant". A variant is defined as having a specific set of parameters (identified by ...
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Custom ID Numbering - fast way on insert?

As start: this is for an ETL stored procedure that is serialized, so paralellism is not of concern. I need to assign custom ID numbers for markers during loads. I can not use an identity field, ...
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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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TSQL LDAP query via Linked Server

I have strange problem, I have 3 SQL Server 2012 with Sp1 instances, and on all of them, the versions are identical. I am trying to query Active Directory services, on 2 of them this is working ...
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Using DateTime Variable In Where Clause

I am trying to pull all data where a sale date is >= to a certain datetime. When I execute my query I get an error of: Msg 241, Level 16, State 1, Line 15 Conversion failed when converting date ...
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can anyone please tell me what's wrong in this query [closed]

update ch1380.ComplexMiscLogic set logic = 'UNIDDisposition IN ('1','2','5')' where misclogic = 11 An error is showing incorrect syntax on line one of the above update statement. Please can ...
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Get minimal logging when loading data into temporary tables

Even after reading The Data Loading Performance Guide , I am still unsure if its necessary to add the TABLOCK table hint to an empty temporary table, defined with a clustered index in order to get ...
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Incorrect syntax generating XML

I am trying to run below code in SQL server 2000 SP4 but getting error. Declare @Body varchar(8000); Declare @TableHead varchar(8000); Declare @TableTail varchar(8000); Set NoCount On; Set ...
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Transaction in a stored procedure

I need to perform an UPDATE and an INSERT in a single transaction. That code works fine on its own, but I'd like to be able to call it easily and pass in the required parameters. When I try to nest ...
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Return Number Not String In Dynamic SQL

This is my SQL syntax and (this is only a snippet unfortunately I am stuck running dynamic SQL in this instance) - but my issue is at the very end of my statement when I do the Select @numreturned ...
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Excluding Null Values

In my syntax why does the NOT IN statement not exclude NULL values? To me, if NULL does not exist in #GoodAnswers it should return the dv Below is syntax, can someone help explain this to me? ...
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Stored procedure suddenly very slow, updating statistics not helping

Like the title says, I have a stored procedure that suddenly started running very slowly. Previously it took about 5 seconds to execute, now it is taking seven minutes or more. This seems to have ...
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Trying to drop database only if it does not exist by using the db_id function fails

When the database foo is not yet created and I I run this IF db_id(N'foo') IS NOT NULL BEGIN ALTER DATABASE [foo] SET OFFLINE GO DROP DATABASE [foo] GO END I get a message Cannot drop ...
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DBCC CHECKDB LastKnownGood

I created the following query to list the DBCC CHECKDB LastKnownGood timestamp for all Databases on a Server. Is there a better way to do this? IF OBJECT_ID(N'tempdb..#Results') IS NOT NULL BEGIN ...
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Accepted Values Stored in Variable

I am trying to write a re-usable query and this is pseudo-code of what I am after. Is this possible to do in Sql Server 2008 or do I just need to write a different stored procedure for each ...