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How can we improve this PIVOT operation? ( SQL Server 2008 R2 )

We have this query, that runs in 1:10. We need to improve this. This is just a test query, but we will implement this upgrade on our real query. select top 100 * from ( select codCliente ,...
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SQL DatabaseMail smtp error 5.7.57 at one site, email works at another with the same details

I have several SQL databases on different servers. I have used a script to set up Database mail. EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_account_sp @account_name = 'Emailer' ,@description = 'Email out ...
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SSDT Syntax Error 80001 on every Select statement starting with “(”

Visual Studio / SSDT marks the following script line as wrong giving "SQL80001 Wrong Syntax next to SELECT" and also "SQL80001 Wrong syntax next to ')'" error. (select a from [tab1]) union (Select a ...
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TSQL Generic Row number theoretical question

To start, We have a pretty complicated system that's been a compilation of over 20 years of code... And the code needs to work with SQL2005 all the way to SQL2014 (can't use the offset Fetch Next) ...
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What is the correct way to rename/swap a table in production

I have two tables, tblCode and tblCodeAlternative tblCode has about 4100 rows and is used in production. tblCodeAlternative has about 4200 rows and is in the production database but not used ...
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Cross database - Table valued Stored Procedure

I have the same table type in two databases (DB1 and DB2), DB1 has an stored proc (sp1) which has the above type as an input parameter. Now, I want invoke this SP from DB2. But, I am getting this ...
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How do I provide a failsafe for retrieval of data from excel to SQL

So say there is a process in place for importing data from excel spreadsheet to SQL using SSIS. And there are two tables, one with new data and one with data from its previous run. I sometimes have ...
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restore script variable date and time

Goodafternoon, i am looking for a variable for the date and time. I have several backups in one directory and want to restore the latest to a another server. Is there a variable i can use in my ...
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Techniques for moving database from Enterprise to Standard Editiion

I have a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition and a Model database. On a virtual machine I have installed SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition and want to create a copy of the Model database on it. I have ...
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Code required to make column not nullable

I have a table where I mistakenly allowed NULL values in a column: CREATE TABLE EXAMPLE ( EXAMPLE_ID INT IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT NULL, FOO_ID INT, CREATED_ON DATETIME DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP,...
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Quirk update for cumulative sum of chances for a raffle. What can go wrong?

I need to make a raffle where users have different chances. | USER | CHANCES | |------|---------| | A | 10 | | B | 25 | | Z | 15 | Looking in this answer: drawing a riffle ...
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Avoiding Functions() in the Where clause

Okay, while analyzing queries against a SQL Server 2008 R2 database, I happened upon the following query: (@p__linq__0 nvarchar(4000)) SELECT TOP (1) [Extent1].[OrderSOId] AS [OrderSOId], [Extent1] ...
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SQL Server : where with cast(value as varbinary) vs cast(value as varbinary(300))

Are there any theoretical performance differences between these queries in the scenarios below. Scenarios are: MyTable has Value nvarchar(300) MyTable has Value nvarchar(max) Q1: declare @p ...
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Resolve “stuck” system process of dropping indexes

I am re-vamping some indexes, and have decided to drop 3 on a certain table. The process has been running for almost 2 hours now. The table does have quite a few million rows, but I still feel that is ...
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Does anyone know where the SQL Server Connection Properties are stored?

When you add a Server Instance to Central Management Servers or even your local instance of SSMS, if you click on the connection properties tab you can select the default database you'd like to ...
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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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Compare Strings After Character

I need to check email addresses against an internal known bad domain database. My internal database has domains in the form of myfreepaysite.com just no @ sign. I have been using this syntax to ...
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What's the deal with transactions in a stored procedure called by an SSRS report?

Consider the following: sp_a contains an sp_executesql call to exec sp_b sp_b begins and commits a transaction, then immediately logs @@TRANCOUNT. When I call sp_a manually from within SSMS, the ...
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How to properly re-run a deadlocked trasaction in TSQL

In TSQL (SQL Server 2012), is this a proper way of re-running a transaction that was killed due to deadlocked - it was chosen as the deadlock victim. EX: "Transaction (Process ID 118) was deadlocked ...
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Populate ID Field by Converting Group Name Values

This is a bit tricky to explain, but here goes. We have a System Rights database that loads system users and system rights or access levels into two different tables. The database is already built ...
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xp_delete_file not working

I am running a query window under my own account and the following command: DECLARE @ReturnCode int EXECUTE @ReturnCode = [master].dbo.xp_delete_file 0, N'\\backup\sql', 'bak', '2015-11-24T23:30:02' ...
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How Can I Increase Performance of This MERGE Statement?

I have a INSERT INTO/MERGE statement that is part of a stored procedure that needs to be really efficient. The execution plan shows that 90% of the procedure is due to the following statement shown ...
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Migration script fail and revert on first error

I have a db migration script about 4000 thousand lines. I would like to compose it when it reverts all changes on first error. What is the proper way to do that? Is wraping with try/catch is the ...
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Window function vs group by method: find value for MAX ID

I'm trying to understand the performance issue with Window function when i select value for MAX ID --Old group By method SELECT tj.MainProcedure , tj.StartTime , tj.EndTime , tj....
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Changing Action on Delete to Cascade

We have a rather big database (about 400'000'000 records) in roughly 100 tables. The foreign keys in these tables are defined, so that No Action is taken, when deleting data from a table. We now have ...
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Snapshot replication error two days in a row

We have a mature replication system to move data from OLTP to BI. It's been working for years with relatively few troubles. This week we've run into the same problem two days in a row with snapshot ...
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Opponent Winrate Over another opponent sql

I am trying to find the most efficient way to build a counter warehouse. shortened the tables just to needed info for question Match Table MatchId, version, type MatchParticipants matchId, ...
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How to parse and display row data as Column

I'm trying to display the row data from tbl_cte as a column. The result of column1 is alphanumeric e.g : "Data1.2.3". I need to parse it and display the "Data" as the name and "1.2.3" as the version ...
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Unable to insert explicit value in table due to IDENTITY_INSERT is ON Error

I am trying to insert explicit values in one of my Real time Audit Production database. There are more than 80 columns, I have just taken here 5 columns. I am writing syntax is as below: use ...
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Using :Connect I keep getting msg 911 - database [dbname] does not exist

I have a two part T-SQL script, the first part runs against a database on a different server, the second part is supposed to run on the local PC. I'm using SQLCMD mode and the :Connect keyword but ...
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How to speed up for huge tables in SQL select query?

I have the following huge tables. Table_1 with 500000 (0.5m) rows Table_8 with 20000000 (20m) rows Table_13 with 4000000 (4m) rows Table_6 with 500000 (0.5m) rows Table_15 with 200000 (0.2m) rows ...
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Query Performance - Why is a query slower when there are two criteria on the same column?

I have these two queries against a view, where I've added WHERE clauses against a date column (Indexed, Unique, Non-Clustered, Ascending): SELECT ColA FROM MyView a WHERE a.[Date] >= DATEADD(...
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Can I Parse and/or include “And” in my SQL Statement for a full text index?

So I have a query that looks at a full text index like this: SELECT * FROM Table1 q INNER JOIN CONTAINSTABLE(Table1,TableField, @Keywords) search ON q.Key = search.[KEY] Now @Keywords ...
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Passing Table Values into a TVF

I have a TVF that takes a userID parameter. I have another table that contains a list of these userIDs. I want to pass all these userID values into the TVF. I have tried this code... FROM [dbo]...
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Using loops inside Openrowset

I'm trying to execute a query across around 200 servers using openrowset function. This function needs to execute in a loop - the query is sucessfull in SQL Server 2012 environments, but failing in ...
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TSQL Stored Procedure - Granting general user access to specific sproc

I'm attempting to alter a sproc that needs the line added : grant exec on dbo.sproc_name to exec_proc. I believe the admin setup the exec_proc as a group. I added this grant line following the final ...
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Non clustered indexes

I have a questions on Index Our Application is throwing the following SQL eroor Index 'INDEXNAME' on table 'dbo.TABLENAME' (specified in the FROM clause) does not exist. Error: Unknown Error ...
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Export hierarchy tree in a specific way

I need a big help. I have two tables (SubCells and Codes) and Visually it looks like this (We can count an order) And i need to get this final result (with SQL or even a C#) How can i do ...
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Exporting to excel from OPENROWSET with cell formatting

I am trying to generate a report from SSMS to Excel, using OpenRowSet. All is working fine, still I have to export a specific column with a barcode font. I already have the column calculated from ...
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What is the bare minimum access needed in the public role?

I need to lock down access to a specific database for a user - they should only have access to execute a couple of stored procedures. However, by default the user gets everything in the "public" role....
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SQL command in stored procedure continue on error

To perform Checkdb on all database of server i am using a stored procedure which loops over a view which contains list of databases in server and the stored procedure performs checkdb on all databases ...
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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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DELETE failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: 'ANSI_NULLS'

I have inherited a few scripts that are pumped through a c#.NET custom app to update a SQL2005 SP3 database. One of these scripts does a deletion on a user table called msw_timer_task, based on a ...
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TSQL Trigger Incorrect Syntax

Im a SQL noob but here goes - I have a trigger in SQL which is giving me an incorrect syntax error E.G: INSERT INTO aTable ( tTypeId, opId, inserted.Id ) SELECT 3, 0, inserted.Id ...
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login failure for sa to unspecified DB

I have a pair of SQL Server 2008 R2 DB mirrored and I'm seeing a login failure approximately every one minute. [417593] MSSQLSERVER Type: FAILURE AUDIT Computer: EVS-DBSERVER-2 Time: ...
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t-sql errors during OPENROWSET(BULK… possibly related to terminators

I have a CSV file and I am trying to use OPENROWSET(BULK... on it with a non-xml format file. I am receiving errors which I have been unable to overcome. They lead me to believe that my field or row ...
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Why the same execution plan causes LOB reads in some cases?

I have a spatial index and the following query: SELECT DS2.[ID] ,DS2.[InstanceID] ,DS2.[Location].STDistance(@Location) FROM [dbo].[DataSource01] DS1 INNER JOIN [dbo].[DataSource02] DS2 ...
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Cannot execute code connecting to SQL Server 2008 R2 in SQL Server 2014 SSMS

I am not able to connect and execute a code in SQL Server 2008 R2 while connected to SQL Server 2014 SSMS. SQL Server 2008 R2 is on Windows 2008 R2 64 Bit SP2 (Stand Alone) SQL Server 2014 is on ...
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Using a Window Function to Replace a Subquery

I am having an issue with a query that I am trying to change to take advantage of the Windows Functions - mainly as a learning tool. The working query is below: SELECT A.county_name AS [CountyName] ...
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ERROR: Arithmetic overflow error converting float to data type numeric

I unfortunately have some bad data and need to work around it. I have a Parcel column in a spreadsheet with some parcels that have inadvertently been converted to floating point numbers. I posted a ...