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Aug
22
comment Does sp_indexoption cause index rebuilds?
@Junto Glad to help :-) And yes for some of the more "robust" references they can be quite daunting with all of the syntax and information.
Aug
22
comment Finding rows with duplicate values
Sample data for both tables and desired outcome would be really helpful with this question.
Aug
21
comment How to pull rows only from the weekends?
Your WHERE clause using GETDATE() won't give the desired behavior. That'll test for the current datetime, whether it is Saturday/Sunday. You'd have to specify the Date column there to get the OP's end results.
Aug
21
comment How to pull rows only from the weekends?
Great point, Aaron!! I'll add that to the answer.
Aug
20
comment Stored Procedure null parameter within where clause
Don't do @param = null. You need to do @param is null. Nothing can be "equal" to NULL.
Aug
20
comment CSS layout picture
This isn't a question about databases, and this site is dedicated to database and database-related questions. You might want to try Stack Overflow (stackoverflow.com) for web development questions.
Aug
18
comment Failover Cluster Diagnostic Logs
How are you opening it? Maybe you aren't getting the file(s) you think you are. Use sys.fn_xe_file_target_read_file() to be explicit: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280743.aspx
Aug
18
comment Failover Cluster Diagnostic Logs
No problem, glad to help!
Aug
13
comment Why does transaction log continue to grow in Simple recovery mode with nightly backups
@DerekCate "I don't think we're doing anything that would require 300MB of log"... You'd be surprised, it doesn't take much to bind up the reuse of the transaction log. Don't think of it in terms of quantity of workload, as that's not always the cause.
Aug
13
comment A query that does a lot of reads, but plan is OK
So you're saying the cached plan from both runs is the same exact one?
Jul
28
comment Fixing an error 9004 without taking the database offline
What is the state of the error? Do you have proper backups? Documents that should be read before continuing: support.microsoft.com/kb/2015753 blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlserverstorageengine/archive/2006/06/15/…
Jul
9
comment Transfer all tables from a schema to other schema
I edited my answer to show code to generate the ALTER statements.
Jul
9
comment Looking for a utility to move data between databases (prod to dev) SQL Server 2012
SSIS would still get my vote. You could always write your own script (with PowerShell, for example) but that's more work than necessary. That's a very simple task with SSIS.
Jul
9
comment Slow query execution using ODBC 32
If you are able to, feel free to put the output into your question for further review (most notably the query plan XML and the set_options attribute value).
Jul
9
comment Slow query execution using ODBC 32
My guess is that you're dealing with two different plans, perhaps caused by different statement set options. Here is a discovery query to look at the plans and other related information to get you started in the right direction: select * from sys.dm_exec_cached_plans cp cross apply sys.dm_exec_query_plan(cp.plan_handle) qp cross apply sys.dm_exec_sql_text(cp.plan_handle) st cross apply sys.dm_exec_plan_attributes(cp.plan_handle) pa where st.text not like '%dm_exec_cached_plans%' and st.text like '%VR_ISE_d3_Adressen%' and pa.attribute = 'set_options';
Jul
8
comment Dealing with large transaction logs in a cluster
What do you mean, "missing files"?
Jul
8
comment ALTER TABLE … SWITCHing from regular table to partitioned table fails
+1 on your question. You made it easy to repro and answer, due to DDL you put here. For that, thank you. I wish I could +10 questions like this.
Jul
4
comment tsql to find out sql server alias
I'm with Aaron on this one. Do this discovery outside of T-SQL.
Jun
27
comment Listener pointing to incorrect AlwaysOn Availability Group
Are Instance1 and Instance2 both replicas for both availability groups?
Jun
26
comment What does role db_owner allow
A member of the db_owner fixed database role will have SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE permissions on the database. Amongst many other permissions, but yes, that's correct.