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SQL Server 2005 (major build version 9.00.xxxx). Please also tag sql-server.

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How to PIVOT data from MSSQL query and Fetch to PHP view

I have a MSSQL 2005 Database with query content like this : nopas code name order 00115301 D031 ADAM 1 00130015 D031 ADAM 2 00149998 D026 JAMES 1 00149970 D028 FIKI 1 00142641 D028 FIKI 2 ...
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Page splits on an empty table

I have a monitoring tool that alerted me to high page splits, 50% of new allocations. I found the following query to look and see: SELECT IOS.index_id, O.NAME AS ...
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Sql Server Maintenance Plan - Best Practices on Tasks and Scheduling

I am tasked with devising a maintenance plan for our Sql Server 2005 databases. I know for backups I want to do a daily full database backup and transactional log backups every 15 minutes. My problem ...
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Can I have different publishers and one subscriber in replication?

I have the same databases in three cities which each database have three tables: 1- tbl_worker 2-tbl_workshop 3-tbl_users and cities are:city1,city2,city3 city2 and city3 insert informations in ...
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SSRS ReportServer_XXX.log is giving incorrect CPU count

I am currently investigating an issue wherein sometimes the SSRS just suddenly stops accepting requests until we do an IISRESET command. This happens after we added an additional processor on the ...
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Can send test database mail but job emails failing

I stopped receiving sql agent job failure notifications in the recent past. Upon investigation the error reported is: The mail could not be sent to the recipients because of the mail server failure. ...
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SQL2005 Index exists in sys.indexes but not on table

I have a routine that runs through all the non-clustered indexes in a given database on SQL2005 (SP3), and reorganizes and rebuilds them (if fragmentation > 20%). This process is erroring out on ...
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Why would someone put `where 1=1` in a query?

I came across a view in our database today where the first statement in the where clause was where 1 = 1. Shouldn't this return true for every record? Why would someone write this if it isn't ...
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How to show when loan was paid off

First time posting but have been a reader for over 10 years. I have a need to show when a loan was paid off regardless of the rolling balance from refinancing/taking out additional loans. In the ...
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How to select first row from a join that returns multple rows on the primary key

This is related to this question: Joining multiple tables results in duplicate rows I have two tables that I am joining. They share a key. The person table has one name per primary key but the ...
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Read .sql file into a database

I created a sql database and filled it with some good data. Now I'm trying to move all the stored procedure over to another database instance. I exported the entire source database, including beloved ...
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SQL Server 2005/2008 UTF-8 Collation/Charset

I can't find option(s) directly to set UTF-8 rellated Collations/Charsets in SQL Server 2005/2008, same as is possible to set in another SQL engines, but in SQL Server 2005/2008 are there only Latin ...
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Attaching MDF without LDF

I only have an .mdf file of my database which is not attaching. I am using the following command: EXEC sp_attach_single_file_db @dbname = 'Test_Data', @physname = N'D:\Test_Data\Test_Data.mdf'; ...
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Is it possible to backup and restore part of a database in sql-server?

We have a sql-server 2005 database that we regularly transfer from our client site to ours. This takes a long time because we don't have a direct connection and have to transfer the file over their ...
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Why is Row Overflow not working on SQL Server 2005

I have a SQL Server 2005 database with a table that has around 860 columns. Aside from the ID column all other columns are varchar(N) where N is either 100 or 500. Upon inserting a new row (via an ...
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SQL database restore failed

I have a c# application that is connected to my sql server 2005 database, i am working on the application to insert some entries in the database and due to power failure system got down and from that ...
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Port number change

We are planning on setting a static port for SQL Server 2005/2008 failover clustering. Any guide on what port to choose/select for 4 nodes of each cluster?(Active/Active) I am also thinking some ...
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Performance impact of waiting on a service broker message

I have a situation where multiple client apps send messages via the Service Broker (utilizing stored procs). These messages are picked up by yet another client app and then processed. The way the ...
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How do you stop, take offline, and delete a SQL Server database in recovery?

I have a development database which has entered recovery mode on restart, and has been recovering for the last hour or so. I need to either stop the recovery, or kill it in some way. I don't care ...
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Generate a new Sub Plan/Sequence ID in SQL 2005/8 Business Intelligence Development Studio

I have what is effectively a template SSIS package (well a maintenance plan actually) that is copied and used as the basis of new maintenance plans. In this package there is a Sequence (or a sub-plan) ...
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Linked Server Problem

I have a MSSQL2008 and MSSQL2005 in my system.All SP's is up-to-date. 2008; Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP2) - 10.0.4000.0 (X64) Sep 16 2010 19:43:16 Copyright (c) 1988-2008 Microsoft ...
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Shrink a database below its initial size

I've got a SQL server 2005 dev database that is a 30GB copy of live. We have deleted some data that is not needed in dev, which brings the data file space used down to 20GB. So we have about 33% ...
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How do I perform daily, monthly SQL Server 2005 maintenance? [closed]

Team, I have SQL Server 2005 and I am new to DBA role and wondering if there is any T-SQL Script/Stored Procedure out there that they will help me accomplish the following on regular basis - Daily, ...
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Detecting and fixing database corruption on SQL Server mirrored database

I’m new to my current company and we have a System Administrator but no DBA. In the past I’ve taken care of DBA related issues at other companies. I’ve run into and corrected database corruption in ...
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How can I get the correct offset between UTC and local times for a date that is before or after DST?

I currently use the following to get a local datetime from a UTC datetime: SET @offset = DateDiff(minute, GetUTCDate(), GetDate()) SET @localDateTime = DateAdd(minute, @offset, @utcDateTime) My ...
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How can I find out what my SqlServer 2005 CPU is mostly working on?

I apologize if this is somewhat of a rookie question. After looking online I found some articles that explain how to find the worker time per query using sys.dm_exec_query_stats. e.g. SELECT TOP(10) ...
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how to insert a list of varchar values, into a single column table?

In SQL Server 2005: CREATE TABLE __RADHE ( itemNo varchar(10) not null primary key clustered ); GO INSERT INTO __RADHE ??? '34926840', '34927020', '34927202', '34927384', '34927566', '34927830',...
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How can I find databases with a large number of virtual log files?

I have several databases on a production server that are in the hundreds of gigabytes, and have many thousands of transactions running through them on a daily basis. Almost all these databases are ...
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What types of corruption can DBCC CheckDB miss?

This question was prompted by this earlier post and my having a database filed away for future investigation that was restored following: BACKUP 'BrokenDatabase' detected an error on page (1:123456) ...
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How do I copy a table with SELECT INTO but ignore the IDENTITY property?

I have a table with identity column say: create table with_id ( id int identity(1,1), val varchar(30) ); It's well known, that this select * into copy_from_with_id_1 from with_id; results in ...
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How can I strip non-numeric characters out of a string?

Users enter a search term in a box, and that value gets passed to a stored procedure and checked against a few different fields in the database. These fields are not always of the same data type. One ...
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What if all the non clustered indexes on my table were filtered indexes?

I have a table that is used heavily. This table has 370,370 records. When I run the following select: select [ImageSize] , the_num = count(*) from [dbo].[ProductImages] group by [ImageSize] order ...
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Materialized view in SQL Server

Have a bit of glitches from the time I was using SQL Server back in 2006 and the many other databases I played with (and which I have not touched since then). I need to create a materialized view to ...
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sqloledb vs sqlncli - Performance difference or just feature set?

I've been running through some Classic ASP code recently and was wondering if there was a performance difference between connecting using: Provider=SQLOLEDB;server=NTSERVERNAME\SQLEXPRESS;database=...
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when were the sys-dm_os_wait_stats last cleared? sql-2005!

I intend to monitor the execution of my stored procedures in a specific database, using the following script, which I got from How can I monitor the call count per stored procedure per timespan? ...
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Taking backup of all the databases in SQL Server

I have a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 DB server. In the DB server, I have around 250 user databases. I have to take a back up of all these databases. Since, manually taking backup consumes lot of time, I ...
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PowerShell to get database schemas

I am able to connect to a remote SQL Server with the instance name using PowerShell. I am using an XML file (something like a configuration file) which includes all my database details. PowerShell ...
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Huge slowdown to SQL Server query on adding wildcard (or top)

I've got a zoo of 20 million animals which I track on my SQL Server 2005 database. About 1% of them are black and about 1% of them are swans. I wanted to get details of all the black swans and so, not ...
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How do these snapshot isolation level configurations interact on a SQL Server 2005 instance?

I started troubleshooting a tempdb issue we are having on SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. A developer is getting an error that tempdb is out of space. Technically, the error is: Transaction ...
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SQL 2005 find duplicate indexes

I've created the following script to pull up duplicate indexes on my DB but I need to find a way to implement it across all the databases on the SQL server - any suggestions?` with indexcols as ( ...
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Is there a way to programmatically script all objects associated with a given table?

I know that in SQL management studio I can right click a table/trigger/key and script object as.... Is there a way to do this programmatically, given an object's name? If so, is there a way to find ...
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Query that displays backup information (successful and failed) SQL Server

I have two jobs that backs up two different databases. Job 1 backs up DB1 Job 2 backs up DB2 DB1 fails to back up due to low space on Drive 1 resulting to a Job 1 failure. To fix that issue, I just ...
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sys.sysprocesses versus DMVs

I've seen a couple of blog posts where fairly knowledgeable sounding MVPs are still using sys.sysprocesses rather than the recommended DMVs: sys.dm_exec_connections, sys.dm_exec_sessions and sys....
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Can foreign keys cause deadlocks and hinder READ COMMITTED SNAPSHOT?

This is a followup question from: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7684477/is-it-possible-to-set-transaction-isolation-level-snapshot-automatically I'm still having deadlock/timeout situations in ...
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SQL Server TempDB behaviour in large memory environment

Reading over this question reminded me of a question I had a while ago. We have a SQL Server that has 512GB of RAM, the main database is 450 GB. We see quite a lot of action in TempDB (ok, I think ...
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Why does this cursor produce results in the incorrect order?

I am writing some dynamic SQL to identify and, perhaps if I'm feeling crazy enough, automatically convert my NONCLUSTERED indexes into CLUSTERED indexes. The line ORDER BY 1,2,3 DESC; in the SQL ...
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How do I understand this deadlock?

I have two threads doing inserts into a table at the same time, causing a deadlock. The interaction with the table is in a new transaction, so I'm pretty confident there is nothing else going on here. ...
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Issues with TempDB mdf file ever increasing

I have a tempdb growth issue. Let me preface everything by giving my tempdb settings. Even with no queries running on the database/server tempdb keeps on increasing in size, at first rapidly and then ...
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How can I find out which statistics are evaluated by the optimizer?

My enterprise has a farm of many nearly-identical, isolated production environments. Each environment has a SQL Server 2005 database server, each supporting a database with nearly identical schemas. ...
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Unable to open SQL Server database file (.mdf) [closed]

I have a SQL Server 2005 .mdf file that I am trying to open in SQL Server Management Studio so I can add a field to a table, but I am unable to open the file. I can't say that I really understand how ...

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