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

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Shrink my .mdf file in SQL Server?

I have a 10 GB .mdf file with 250 mb .LDF. I want to shrink the 10 GB .mdf (if possible) I read about the dbcc command, but I read it in context of shrinking the .LDF (into any size desired using ...
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Bi-directional synchronization between local SQL Server 2005 and a SQL Azure using SQL Data Sync

I need to synchronize an Sql Server 2005 database in an SQL Azure database. In other posts I've read that I can do this using Sql Data Sync but I don't know if SQL Data Sync can make the ...
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Using IF in T-SQL weakens or breaks execution plan caching?

It has been suggested to me that the use of IF statements in t-SQL batches is detrimental to performance. I'm trying to find some confirmation or validate this assertion. I'm using SQL Server 2005 ...
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Is ASYNC_NETWORK_IO wait type anything to worry about?

In looking at the list of stored procedures that take long time to execute, one stands out as causing the most wait. However, most of that wait (81%) is ASYNC_NETWORK_IO and I know why: the stored ...
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Why does simple ALTER TABLE command take so long on table with full-text index?

I have a large (~67 million rows) name-value table that has full-text indexing on the DataValue column. If I try to run the following command: ALTER TABLE VisitorData ADD NumericValue bit DEFAULT 0 ...
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How does IDENTITY_INSERT affect concurrency?

I am trying to help a customer with a 3rd party SAP add-on that has a posting glitch and has gone out-of-support. Under certain circumstances, it archives and incomplete post from the posting queue ...
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Displaying query plans in Server Management Studio

Another SQL server question: I have a simple query that gives me the most CPU intensive SQL since the counters were reset: select top 10 sum(qs.total_worker_time) as total_cpu_time, sum(...
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Full Plan Cache Behavior

In SQL Server 2005, what happens when the plan cache fills up? I have done some research, and from bits and pieces gathered it seems that cached plans are given an "age" that consists of it's weight, ...
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Most efficient way to return multiple aggregates in a single stored proc?

What is the best or most efficient way to get multiple aggregate result values? Basically I have an email app and wanted to get all the numbers of messages for each type of folder (inbox, sent, ...
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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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SQL Server Migration restore backup vs copy data and log files

I'm tasked with doing a SQL Server 2000 to 2005 migration. I will be doing a side-by-side migration. I've read from a few different sources that I can either: Perform a backup of the database on SQL ...
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Connecting to SQL Server using cached credentials

While migrating from SQL authentication (user-password) to integrated security I ran into an unexpected combination of requirements. SQL clients are services running under a LOCALSYSTEM or ...
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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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Which problems arise, declaring the size of all varchar parameters as max in stored proc?

Looking at this question, it seems, that other sites too have the problem of increasing column sizes in the process of time. Increasing just the size of a column in a table is a rather simple task. ...
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Shrinking MDF File

I have a large database on sql server 2005. After shrinking the data file, the database is still very big: around 9 GB. Here is some data from sp_spaceused: exec [dbname].dbo.sp_spaceused reserved ...
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Need help with ASYNC_NETWORK_IO

We have a SQL Server 2005 server that is serving up 20 websites, one of which is our custom CMS, and a few other micro sites. I am new to this and just started looking at the databases here. The ...
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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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SQL Server 2005 : How to use pivot instead of a bunch of case statements?

Please show me how I can modify this SQL select to use pivot instead of all the case statements. SELECT t.ProjectId, COALESCE(MAX(ExecutiveChampion), 'n/a'), COALESCE(MAX(BusinessOwner),...
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Verify the importance of statistics? Database with auto-create stats works?

Working on SQL Server 2005, I want to use the database engine tuning advisor to help me tune my webserver. First thing I do is to create a server side profile trace and run it for about an hour. this ...
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Retrieving row count without using Count function

I wrote a query below which shoots me a syntax error why would it do so, SELECT MAX('Row') FROM (SELECT ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY ID DESC) 'Row' FROM USERS) Error Desc: Incorrect syntax near ')'....
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Can I manually reset the "internal status flag for a full database backup"?

We recently switched to the FULL recovery model, with full backups being done every weekend, and differentials being taken every day. This worked last weekend, however this weekend the differential ...
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SQL Server Row Count sp_spaceused rows discrepancy

I am researching a performance problem with an application running on SQL Server 2005. I've conducted performance tuning, and I realize that a key table is poorly structured(poorly chosen clustered ...
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UPDATE Statistics with full scan

Does running UPDATE Statistics on SQL 2008 r2 with full scan on a large table 50 million rows (non partitioned)? I am trying to confirm the following behavior. a) takes any locks during the entire ...
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Advice on setting up a Reporting server

I'd like to ask advice on setting up a reporting server please. We have a SQL Server (on a VM) that handles operations. (SQLOps) This primary SQL server instance has a secondary Log Shipping ...
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how to copy data from SQL Server table to excel Spreadsheet thru Linked Servers

I try to copy data from a table in SQL Server 2005 into a excel spreadsheet. Since that sheet is linked to some external charts, so I have to overwrite the existing data with the updated data from SQL ...
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SQL Server service permissions on network share depending on IntegratedSecurity=true/false

Our company receives a daily file from one of our customers. It is an EDIFACT file translated to XML and downloaded from an SFTP server. We have developed one (c# console) application that: Download ...
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Tuning reads (or perhaps the truncate!) for unusual database structure requiring regular truncates

We have an unusual database structure (I leave the reasoning for another question), that in its current form requires a regular truncation and recreation of a lot of rows (about 1 million). We're ...
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"Upsert" trigger writing mass duplicates from SSIS

I have a problem with an "upsert" trigger, being triggered by a SSIS package with fastload. (FIRE_TRIGGERS is enabled) CREATE TRIGGER [dbo].[MP_VOL_UPSERT] ON [dbo].[vwMP_VOL] INSTEAD OF ...
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Save Results of DBCC ShrinkFile

When we execute the following command: DBCC SHRINKFILE('MyDB_log', 1) We get the following results in SSMS: DBID | Field | CurrentSize | MinimumSize | UsedPages | Estimated Pages -----|-------|-----...
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An inconsistency was detected

Am running asp.net application.Am searching records.if i click the view button i got this error, an inconsistency was detected during an internal operation in database(database name) on page(some ...
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Running an SSIS package without the SSIS service installed

On a SQL Server 2005 instance in our DMZ, we have BIDS installed but not the SSIS service. If I have an SSIS package on that server, can I still schedule to run it without SSIS service? I tried ...
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SQL 2005 Permission Precedence

Very simple question - I have two database roles (Basic, Admin). Say I explicitly deny the Basic role from deleting from table A and grant that to the Admin role. If I am a user who is in both ...
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Location of Maintenance Plan's Back Up Database Tasks information (SQL Server 2005)

I would like to know where in the database or on the file system the information about Back Up Database Task in the Maintenance Plans Tasks. I can find the Job in msdb.dbo.sysjobs I can find the ...
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Track deleted rows/records

A project has the requirement that it shall not be possible to lose data from certain tables. That is, if I "delete" a row, that row's information should somehow be preserved. Additional information ...
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Why do we have to use SWITCH in table partitioning?

I'm a beginner in SQL. I'd like to know what is the importance of SWITCH in table partitioning? I've created one table partitioned month-wise, with a total of 12 partitions. The ranges are: '2012-...
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The query processor could not produce a query plan

I'm getting this message: Msg 8624, Level 16, State 17, Line 1 Internal Query Processor Error: The query processor could not produce a query plan. For more information, contact Customer Support ...
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Linking SQL Server tables to a PostgreSQL Server

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance and also a PostgreSQL 9.3 running on the same network, I would like to know if its possible to somehow create or have 'views' on a database within the PostgreSQL ...
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Problem to access the SQL Server

I have SQL Server 2005 which is installed on server machine. I was working fine on SQL server before I change the server machine IP. I changed server machine IP to host the Web Service on it. But ...
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Mirroring SQL error log - Error: 8474, State: 11

I'm getting these errors in SQL error logs: An error occurred in a Service Broker/Database Mirroring transport connection endpoint, Error: 8474, State: 11. (Near endpoint role: Target, far ...
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Upgrading a database from SQL Server 2005 to 2012 uncovered a syntax error

I recently upgraded from SQL Server 2005 to 2012. During validation however, a bug was discovered. A certain trigger was coded as follows: CREATE TRIGGER [dbo].[trigger] on [dbo].[foo] FOR UPDATE, ...
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How to change ANSI_NULLS option for a table?

I have a table that mistakenly has ANSI_NULLS option set to OFF. I'd like to set it ON for this table. The table has millions rows of data. Is it possible to change this option without creating a new ...
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Is it possible to view the maintenance plans created in SQL Server 2000 in SSMS 2005?

Is it possible to view the maintenance plans created in SQL Server 2000 (also running on the same SQL server 2000) in SQL 2005 Server Manangement Studio? I have the server added in my SSMS, but when I ...
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Active Directory domain being shutdown-- Do I have to update my DBO accounts?

I manage a SQL Server machine (with SQL Server 2000 and 2005 installed) that was first created on an Active Directory domain that we are transitioning away from and are about to shut down. All of my ...
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SQL Job in idle state

A created a new SQL Job in SQl Server Agent. I followed the steps mentioned in the article http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187910.aspx Still it is in idle state. PLease note that the ...
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Restore System Databases from MDF/LOG files

We recently experienced a hardware failure that caused our SQL 2005 server to take it in the dump. The good news is that we have the MDF and LOG files for all the databases, the bad news is that we ...
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Health checking via Database Mail in SQL Server

I have a few SQL scripts that I would like to run every day on my SQL Server(s). How can I query multiple times and have the output similar to the following: Health check for <server> Query ...
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SQL Server Linked Server error and Query Problem

I have two servers running SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005. There is a database A,B in SQL Server 2000. Similarly I have the same in A,B in SQL Server 2005. A,B are name of the database. I have a ...
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How to join multiple tables (SQL) to find the difference between an order and shipped quantities?

I have a collection of orders that were submitted to an internal ERP, which were processed and partially shipped. The table hierarchy is as follows: Order table contains OrderReference(PO), OrderID ...
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what is the quickest way to check whether a XML column is empty ( @xml = '') in the where clause?

following the conclusion of the question how to test if XML = '' in sql server? to cut a long story short there is a procedure which has one of its parameters a XML variable @ListNoteTypeCode. It ...
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How to create a range of dates

I have a table named CN in SQL Server 2005: ID Startdate Enddate 1417 2015-09-30 09:45:00.000 2015-10-10 09:45:00.000 973 2015-09-14 11:03:00.000 2015-09-24 11:03:00.000 I ...