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Questions tagged [sql-server-2008]

SQL Server 2008 (major build version 10.00.xxxx). Please also tag with sql-server.

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How to set the first row of CSV data as column name in SQL Server?

I am using BULK INSERT to read a csv file in SQL Server. Is there a way to keep the first row as column name while I am reading the file? If not, after reading the data from the csv (from second row),...
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Help me with sql backups please

I'am facing some difficulties regarding my Sql Backup method, i am not sure if my method is correct, i am using a backup method described below; Created a Full backup named Xbackup in Maintenance ...
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What is the infile SAS equivalent in SQL Server?

I am trying to read a csv file in my SQL Server Script. In SAS, I can read it using the infile option. (http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/lrdict/64316/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a000146932.htm) ...
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How to define macros in SQL server?

I want to define a macro in my SQL script and later based on my conditional query I want to create a new variable name which will be 'X'+macro name. For example, say I define a macro 'month' which ...
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SQL Server - Remove all logins that they are asossiated with orphan users

I have an SQL Server 2008R2 that had lots of databases. The procedure was that a logins were created and users were mapped to databases. Most of these databases have been removed from the server ...
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How to get current month and year of the database as a macro in SQL server?

I want to get the current month and year of the system into a macro variable and keep using that macro variable to create related new variables. The purpose is that if I run my script every month, I ...
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Query to get all the columns in a view

I've got this little ditty to concatenate all the columns in a table, for writing scripts quickly: create function [dbo].[get_columns] (@table_name varchar(255)) returns varchar(max) as ...
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Validation of data with checksum vs Binary_checksum

Based on this post, I was able to solve the performance issue by adding indexes and thought I completed my project until I ran into an issue with the checksum... I then did research (should have done ...
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Migration from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012 SP2

I have many backups on my SQL Server 2008 R2 system, and I must restore them on new SQL Server 2012 SP2. My question is, after the restore on new SQL Server 2012, what can I do to verify that ...
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How can I get SQL to do the sensible thing without resorting to a query hint?

I have two tables, Items and Grouping. Items has about 7 million rows whereas Grouping only has 300,000. Of the two conditions on my query, the 'human obvious' thing is to evaluate G.StatusID IN (1,2)...
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ACE.OLEDB.12 installed but everything has a 0 on sp_msset_oledb_prop

So I installed ACE.OLEDB.12 to import excel files into sql server. After this, I can acces this procedure to see if everything is ok, but it's not. I have Zeroes on everything. This is a simple ...
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Moving to version 2016 from 2008 and Breaking Change Alert from Upgrade Advisor

DBMS: SQL Server Upgrading from version 2008 to 2016. I have this part of the code that is being flagged by the Upgrade adviser as Breaking Change. Error: uses a constant expression which are ...
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New SQL Server with slow Index Spool (Eager Spool) and old server used index

So yesterday I posted this question regarding that we have upgraded from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2017 and that we excperience some performance problems. I got the answer to try updating ...
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What's the best way to get the top N, then everything else as n + 1

For example, if I've got this query: select top 10 medication_name, count(1) from DimMedical group by medication_name order by count(1) desc I can easily get a count of the ten most ...
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Counting entries of a unique entry of another field and concatenate the result with the unique field in a new column [closed]

I want to create a query that will search the table and find the following: If a POL_N entry has ENDO_N entries then the COUNT ENDO_N field will start counting the ENDO_N entries and will get the ...
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Migrate on-premise SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database

We're in the process of a server migration from an on-premise server (Win2008R2) to Azure PaaS. To move the databases, we used the Microsoft Data Migration Assistant (DMA) tool, which worked great ...
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Database Mail works in Production but not in Test Database

I have a Production database that is able to send mail. And a Test that is not able to. They are both on the same SQL Server. The error is (SQL Server 2008): Msg 229, Level 14, State 5, Procedure ...
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Queries involved in deadlock [duplicate]

Is it possible to send queries involved in a deadlock via db mail alert in SQL Server 2005 on mail? If it is possible, then what is the best way to do this?
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What are implications for changing encryption from TRIPLE_DES to AES_128?

As title asks, what are implications for changing encryption from TRIPLE_DES to AES_128? I have an older database I've been tasked with hardening, and I need to updated the algorithm used for ...
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The disappearing act of the “Invalid length parameter passed to the LEFT or SUBSTRING function” error

I'm running into the "Invalid length parameter passed to the LEFT or SUBSTRING function" error, but it goes away and the query works when I include the column I'm passing into those functions, any ...
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How can I only UPDATE if the user was created?

I got A cursor with some ifs like this one: IF @ROLE='RW' BEGIN SET @COMMAND =' USE '+QUOTENAME(@DATABASE)+' CREATE USER '+QUOTENAME(@...
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Column in INSERT query needs to increment if matching data on rows is different

I tried to simplify what I am trying to do. This is for work, we sell metal. When an order is placed material, coating, masking, etc. is chosen. Then someone allocates material for the order. They ...
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Mail Alert when threshold of 10000 pendingcmds are breached

I currently have the below running to monitor replication and send a mail when the threshold of 10000 pendingcmds are breached, however the alert mail is generated every 5 minutes regardless of the ...
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Total_worker_time over SQL 2008 linked server

I’ve come across a lengthy SP that is being recorded as generating a high amount of total_worker_time in sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats. (But I think it might be a red-herring) The SP contains cursors ...
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Best way to insert error information from catch block in the table for stored procedure?

I have stored procedure that process single row transaction. I would like to catch any errors and insert in Error table. Then use nightly process to forward the information from error table to ...
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SQL How to Convert Single Tenant Databases to a Multitenant Database

We have a legacy application. For some reason, someone decided to create a database for each customer. So we have 500+ databases with the same schema. I would like to convert into One multi-client ...
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Select repeating number x times and then increment

I need a select query that can generate z amount of rows starting from 1, repeating x times and then increment to the next number. For example 10 rows repeating 4 times would result in the following: ...
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How to show how many times the server was restarted on SQL Server?

Is there any way to show how many times the server was restarted this month? I'm using SQL Server 2008. Thanks
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Update data from one table to another in sql server

I have a log table where accidentally one date column got updated with current date for 9 Million records. Luckily I had a backup table, so now I want to populate data from backup table to current ...
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Difference between changed compatibility level database and new database

What is the difference between SQL Server databases A & B where: A. Database restored from lower level compatibility(100) to higher compatibility (130) B. New Database created in higher ...
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Best way to prevent deadlocks and server locking for single row Insert/Update transaction?

I have Update transaction that will run for single row at the time. However, my application is multi thread and there might be more than one user at the time trying to access same table. While doing ...
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Does MERGE prevent deadlocks and server blocking?

I have started looking at MERGE as an option that I would use in my application to process UPSERT transactions. Seems that a lot of SQL Server experts are recommending this approach. However, while ...
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Generating maintenance database from maintenance tables currently in master and msdb

I want to create a maintenance database that i can clean up master and msdb, i am trying to collect all the table info from master and msdb that are not Microsoft tables, bearing in mind that some ...
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Instead of C:\SQLDBA\ServerName\Instance rather C:\SQLDBA\ServerName_Instance

I am trying to create a folder based on the servername\instance to backup up to, i want the folder to create as servername_instance. Could you please point out where i am going wrong as it creates as ...
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Split datetime records that fall between 10pm to 7am into new record [closed]

I am very new to SQL Server. I am trying to split time in time out records that fall between night shifts from a employee shifts table but I am having a difficult time doing so. Night Shift runs from ...
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data translating issues [closed]

I have these two table here in ssms: one is called client table, which have a column called city, and it is really city name, like new york, etc. Another table is called city table, it has city's ID ...
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Script SQL Server Agent jobs to file

I am busy making a backup of all Agent Jobs by scripting them all to file.`How would i rewrite the below to use BCP instead BEGIN SET @EchoCommand = 'ECHO ' + @EchoField + ' >> ...
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Validate data between two large tables

I have this scenario. Data files are transferred from multiple stores (transactions) to the head office as they happen. For each store the table in question is pretty big in size. At the head office, ...
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Expanding Data File with Log Shipping and Mirroring: SQL Server 2008 R2

I am in a situation where I need to expand a data file by 750 Gb in order to get to 20% free space in the data files. This is a requirement by our third party application developer in order to ...
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What circumstances could a SQL DateTime column hold an invalid date?

I have been asked to write a series of tests within SQL. Many of them are to test if a certain DateTime columns held in the system is a valid date. Given that the all the fields in question are ...
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Vulnerability in Server from SQL Server 2008 R2

We scanned our systems and got a high vulnerability reported in a server. One of the thing that got flagged was MS12-060, which is related to MS Office 2003 Web Components that gets installed along ...
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Make the linked server ask for password

Till today i am using the linked server with the user of sql having same username and password in both the servers. For now on i can not keep the 2 servers password same for some reason and i still ...
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INSERT Statement error message references column I am not including in query

I am using MSSQL 2008. My INSERT statement is as follows: INSERT INTO [DB1].[dbo].[SpotArtSong](ID) SELECT SNG.S_ID FROM [DB1].[dbo].[SpotArtSong] SPOT INNER JOIN [DB2].[dbo].[nt-art] ART ON ART....
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Group together similar queries in sys.dm_exec_sql_text

I'm analyzing a 2008 Instance that supports a 3rd party app. The app will generate the SQL Code then send it to the Database as an ad-hoc query. I'm using this query (based on a Glenn Berry script): ...
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List All Dropped Databases

I need to confirm if a particular table ever existed in our SQL Server. Is there an existing script or method one can use to list all dropped databases in an SQL Server instance?
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Add values from two existing column into new columns for a total

We have two existing columns in our database named 'ClientIncome' and 'PartnerIncome'. We would like to add a new column named 'HouseholdIncome' We would like to add the values from 'ClientIncome' ...
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Microsoft SQL Server error 14545

I was trying to use copy Database wizard from one server to another to make a certain database identical and i got the error (The @flags parameter is not valid for a job step of type 'SSIS'. (...
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calculate group by running total in sql server 2008 [closed]

I HAVE SOME SAME SAMPLE DATA IN MY TABLE ID | HOUSENO | AREAR | CURRENT | TOTAL_DEMAND | TOTAL_RECIVED ---------------------------------------------------------------- 1 | 1/10/1 | 0 | 165 ...
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Efficient join technique for two very large tables

I am working on a concept for database synchronization recently. The scenario is as follows: there is a master table "Items" with 1M+ rows in it CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Item]( [Id] [...
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SQL Query with Aggregate Count, where at least 1 of the counts has a value in a field

SELECT PERSON_ID,COUNT(APPL_ID) COUNTS FROM APPLICATIONS GROUP BY PERSON_ID ORDER BY COUNTS DESC The above query returns all persons who have applied for all time (essentially a count of the whole ...