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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 can I SELECT an 'entry' that spans adjacent months?

I have an Event table (used in a calendar application I am working on) that holds the following columns: EventName StartDate EndDate The events stored in said table get shown one month at a time,...
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Best way to sync a table between two sql server databases with an identity key

I have an SSIS package that moves data from a table into another table in another database. The source table has an identity key. I need to perform some operations on the data. The only way I can ...
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Moving tables to another SQL2008 database (including indexes, triggers, etc.)

I need to move a whole bunch (100+) of large (millions of rows) tables from one SQL2008 database to another. I originally just used the Import/Export Wizard, but all the destination tables were ...
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Can't stop replication sp_dropdistpublisher responds “there are subscribers defined”

I am running into errors: exec sp_dropdistpublisher @publisher='servername' response: Msg 21047, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_dropdistpublisher, Line 145 Cannot drop the local distribution ...
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How to restore multiple backups

I'm using ExpressMaint and Windows Scheduled Tasks to create weekly full and daily differential backups of some MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express databases Weekly fulls expressmaint -S (local)\...
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Using CLR User Defined Functions in SQL Server

I have used CLR user defined functions for very specific instances, such as complex string handling, but generally didn't like them from a maintenance point of view (yet another place to hide code). ...
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what is the first schema checked?

I am a little confused right now. Can someone answer me with a simple answer to this question. I have a user [user_test] and has [db_owner] role assigned to him for one database [database_test]. ...
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How do I get back some deleted records?

I mistakenly deleted around 2,000,000 records from a remote SQL Server 2008 table. The server is not granting me access to the backup files on the server side. Is there any way to get back these ...
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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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How to detect any changes to a database (DDL and DML)

There are a lot of databases on my client's SQL server. These databases are under development, so developers can design, refactor, do data modifications and so on. There are some databases that change ...
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How do I determine if a table exists in a SQL Server database in SQL Server 2008?

How do I determine if a table exists in a SQL Server database in SQL Server 2008?
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How to restore database using old full backup and current log file

What is happened? My client has lost the hard disk. He has to restore database. He has the full backup of database 15 days old. He has ldf (log) file of this database. He has NOT mdf file (it was ...
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Query Linked Access database on network share via SQL Job Agent

I have an MS Access database on a shared network location which I've added as a linked server to my SQL Server instance. I'm authenticated on the network location via the server's main Windows login. ...
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Connect a linked server to MS Reporting Service?

I've got a MYSQL server setup as a linked server in MS SQL server 2008. Can someone tell me if it is possible to generate reports from this server? How do I connect it to Reporting Services?
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Error Querying MySQL server linked to SQL Server 2008

I've created a linked server in MS SQL Server 2008 to a remote MySQL server. When I try to query any tables, I get an error: .tablename. contains no columns that can be selected or the current user ...
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Inserting and updating and selecting at thousands of times per second

I have a table that gets inserted, updated and selected from thousands of times within one second. I am having deadlock issues though. The database has 2-5 simultaneous 1000+ row inserts using Linq ...
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How large is “too large” for SQL 2008 Web Edition?

For our soon-to-be-hosted application I need to choose between SQL Server 2008 Web edition and SQL Server 2008 Enterprise edition. There isn't any "must-have" functionality: the application currently ...
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SQL Server renaming table from another database

Is there a way in SQL Server to rename a table in another database? When you are in current database and migrating data over to another database in the TEMP table and then renaming TEMP table in that ...
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Data transformation implementation

My company's database, I am working with, makes available a data to a lot of external applications. So I need to transform the same data to a lot of dynamic views. I can see that a former database ...
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How can I benchmark the performance of UDFs to figure out which one is faster?

Basically I have two scalar UDFs that output the same data, one that uses a cursor and one that uses a recursive CTE. I want to determine which one should be used and discard the other; I'd prefer to ...
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What is the best query to use to monitor a SQL Server database's status?

I want to be able to run a query to get the crucial information about a database's status. I.e., I want the query to be able to tell what whether or not the database is in a good state. This is the ...
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What is the best query to use to monitor a SQL Server database's status?

I want to be able to run a query to get the crucial information about a database's status. I.e., I want the query to be able to tell what whether or not the database is in a good state. This is the ...
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Remove field from composite key and collate duplicate data

I'm looking for the best way to go about changing the primary key on a table in my DB without having to completely reinsert data from files again. The modification I'm going to make is going to ...
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SQL Server 2008 - Cross database performance on same physical machine and server instance

Is there any performance hit when doing a select across another DB on the same physical machine? So I have 2 databases on the same physical machine running within the same SQL 2008 instance. For ...
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Replicating a remote MySQL database to MS SQL Server 2008

I want to replicate the contents of a MySQL database to a MS SQL Server 2008 database. Is this possible? Can anyone outline the steps required in order to achieve this? Thanks.
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Is there a reliable way to determine when you should run DBCC CLEANTABLE to reclaim space?

Lately, instead of just growing files when they near 80% file utilization, I've been more proactive at reclaiming space via the usual tricks like defragmenting heaps, adding & dropping clustered ...
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How to customize Deploy feature in VS2010 for SQL CLR projects?

The default deployment script for SQL CLR objects in VS2010 seems to require one to set the target database to SET TRUSTWORTHY ON and tries to enable vardecimal storage at the database level. On our ...
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Passing array parameters to a stored procedure

I've got a process that grabs a bunch of records (1000's) and operates on them, and when I'm done, I need to mark a large number of them as processed. I can indicate this with a big list of IDs. I'm ...
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Best solution for High Availability and SSRS on SQL Server 2008 R2?

I have 2 Physical Servers with SQL Server 2008 R2. – SQL Server 1(Active) & SQL Server 2 (Passive) Web Application is developed using .Net 4.0 Framework. I want to know the best solution to have ...
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SQL Profiler tutorials for newbie

The MSDN documentation tough to understand. Are there any online tutorials available to learn SQL Profiler? If possible, videos or simple blog posts would be preferred.
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How do I list or search all the column names in my database?

I want to search for a string in the names of the columns present in a database. I’m working on a maintenance project and some of the databases I deal with have more than 150 tables, so I'm looking ...
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How to change the firing order of Triggers?

Realy I rarely use triggers. So I met a problem at first time. I have a lot of tables with triggers (2 or more for every table). I would like to know and change the order of firing triggers for every ...
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MS SQL Server 2008: How to improve performance after deleting transaction log file

Due to the size of transaction log file (it grew up to 200 GB) I had to delete it because the disk was running out of space. I know this is not a good practice but anyway after that the performance is ...
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Can filtered indexes help improve queries that are based on a time entered or should this be avoided?

I'm just learning about the new filtered indexes in MS SQL 2008 and I'm trying to understand where they would hurt and where they would help. I can see that adding a filtered index to an employees ...
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What is the impact of changing the index creation memory setting in SQL Server?

I am trying to create some indexes a SQL Server 2008 database but am getting the following error message. Msg 8606, Level 17, State 1, Line 1 This index operation requires 1024 KB of memory per ...
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SQL Server 2008 log files have minimum sizes, what gives and how do I make them smaller?

Ok, to start with, I screwed up when I created the databases, using a create script roughly like so: (artificial linebreaks and names/paths for wrapping purposes) CREATE DATABASE [EXAMPLE] ON ...
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How do I shrink all files quickly for all databases?

In SQL Server (2008 in this case) how can I quickly shrink all the files, both log and data, for all databases on an instance? I could go through SSMS and right click each and choose Tasks -> Shrink, ...
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How to change SQL Server collation

How could I change the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Default Collation for the whole server and a particular database? Is there a way to do it using visual interface of SQL Server Management Studio? In ...
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Where to put a database in case of IP failover?

I understand that to achieve some level of availability of an online application it is possible to organize an environment with a redundancy using an IP failover mechanism and switching between ...
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Why can't I read Oracles CLOB columns via SQL-SERVER 2008 linked server?

I want to access data in an Oracle 11g database from SQL-Server 2008 I set up a linked server and when I execute select * from [Link_server_name]..Oracle_schema.Oracle_table and Oracle_table ...
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Task scheduler for SQL Server Express

I have an ASP.NET MVC app which works with database under SQL Server 2008 R2 Express edition. There is a need to perform a regular task on updating some records in the database. Unfortunately the ...
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Best practices for connecting DBs that are in different geographical regions

We are about to set up SQL Servers in different countries. We need to link them, but we don't have to have a direct link (as in linked server). In other words, they can be loosely coupled. Is it ...
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Are there tools for SQL-Server helping to add the semicolons?

Earlier versions of SQL-Server didn't recommend the use of semicolons to terminate sql-statements. Beginning with sql-server-2008 examples show, that now Microsoft recommends terminating with ...
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What are the main causes of deadlocks and can they be prevented?

Recently one of our ASP.NET applications displayed a database deadlock error and I was requested to check and fix the error. I managed to find the cause of the deadlock was a stored procedure that was ...
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How much “Padding” do I put on my indexes?

How do you know how much "Padding" an index should have?
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Is there a “best-practices” type process for developers to follow for database changes?

What is a good way to migrate DB changes from Development to QA to Production environments? Currently we: Script the change in a SQL file and attach that to a TFS work item. The work is peer-reviewed ...
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Downgrading from SQL Server 2008 to 2005

Database files that are built using SQL 2008 are not compatable with 2005. Is there a work around?
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To 'DBCC SHRINKDATABASE' or Not To 'DBCC SHRINKDATABASE': That's the question

We're freeing lots of space in a SQL Server 2008 R2 database -a Loooot! enough to care about- (we're dropping lots of unnecessary data). but the database file conserves its file size. we want to ...
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How do I restore a SQL Server 2000 database to a SQL Server 2008 instance?

How do I restore a SQL Server 2000 database to a SQL Server 2008 instance?
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SQL Server Point in Time Restore Scenario

Hopefully you can help out on this as I may be up a creek! I am working with a database using the FULL recovery model. The database has had nightly database backups but their transaction log has ...