• Cost to upgrade to MS SQL Server 2008

    My company is implementing new features in our product line that will force customers to upgrade to SQL Server 2008. I can't make sense of MS's pricing for SQL Server upgrades any longer (i.e., it seems they've gone away from the notion of a SQL Server 'upgrade' license). Does anyone know a...

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  • Is it possible to install SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit?

    Hi, Is it possible to install MS SQL Server 2008 R2 installation on Windows 7 Home Basic 64-BIT OS?

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  • SQL Server 2008 R2 won’t install

    I receive the following error when installing SQL Server. I have installed .net 4.0 full x64 bit as some sites suggest but I can't get past the failure. The following error has occurred: An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80.crt, version='8.0.50727.4027',...

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  • Read Excel from Sql Server 2005/2008 SQLEXPRESS

    How to read the excel data's from Sql Server 2005/2008 SQLEXPRESS

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  • how can make this SQL Server query faster

    All, how can I make this query faster? Here is my code of stored procedure: ALTER procedure [dbo].[GetLMPReport] ( @typeId tinyint, @dataType varchar(2), @date date ) AS begin select distinct p.name, ISNULL (td24.price, 0) as '00', ISNULL (td1.price, 0) as '100', ISNULL (td2.price, 0) as '200',...

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  • Looking for detailed synchronization logging in SQL Server 2008

    We are in the process of performing a side-by-side upgrade from SQL Server 2000 to 2008 (Standard Edition in both versions). A merge publication is included in the upgrade, and it appears to be working fine on the new server, so there is no functional issue. However, I have grown accustomed to the...

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  • Link Tables in AS400 to SQL Server 2008

    Has anyone set up a link server to their AS400 from SQL Server 2008/5?

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  • Case sensitive variables in SQL Server 2008

    Our company is using SQL Server 2008 with several databases. We just want one database to be case sensitive to names of variable but we don't want the others this way. We want to change the settings so we can run the following script without errors:DECLARE @A int DECLARE @a intHow can you change...

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  • SQL Server 2008: INSERT statement

    One of my family members needs some help! He has a table in SQL Server 2008 with the attributes name and ID. The ID is a generated value like this: INSERT INTO table (name) VALUES('bob');Now, he's looking to get back the ID in the same step. How can he do this?

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  • Can you create an Active Directory users group in SQL Server 2008?

    I am trying to connect a .net application to SQL Server 2008 using windows authentication. However, I can’t get it to work right because there are a lot of Active Directory users. I Know I could create separate login account for each of the Active Directory users in SQL Server instead of having...

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  • Notification change in SQL Server 2008

    Now, I have an application in SQL Server 2008 that consists of a database and several services. One of the services adds information to the database (which is triggered by a user).Another service queries the databases for changes and uses the new data for processing.I used a configurable timer that...

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  • What is the most efficient way to implement pagination in SQL Server 2008?

    I am trying to find the most efficient way to implement paging within SQL Server 2008, using ASP.NET MVC and LINQ. Should I use LINQ's Skip() and Take()or implement my own pagination with a SQL query?

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  • Creating instance for SQL Server 2008 installation

    I've recently installed Visual Studio 2012 Professional and SQL Server 2008 SP1. My next move was to install SQL Management Studio x64 and I did get the option to set the instance name. I had several options including:Instance Feature Shared features 1. Management Tools-Basic 2. SQL Client...

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  • Convert string to Datetime in SQL Server 2008

    In SQL Server 2008, I have a string column in my table that displays data like this: "CXL P/D 08/15/13" Now, I'm trying to convert it to datetime but I can't understand how to extract only the date and change the data type. Could someone help me find the right statement?

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  • Who is using a database in SQL Server 2008?

    I’ve never seen this problem before. I went to change the name of a database in SQL Server 2008, but got hit with an error message saying that the db has to be exclusively locked to do this. So obviously someone else is using the database, but I don’t know who. We have a rather large...

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  • Exporting SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2008

    This is more a basic question but is it possible to import (or migrate) SQL Server 2005 databases to SQL Server 2008? Or can I have 2005 and 2008 running on the same machine (without any complications)?

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  • Does SQL Server Data Tools work with SQL Server 2008 (SSIS)?

    I'm trying to figure out if I can use SQL Server Data Tools (that comes with SQL Server 2012) to create SSIS packages for SQL Server 2008. Basically, I just want to use SSDT to create / maintain SSIS on both 2008/2012. Thanks!

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  • Counts by time and date with

    I am trying to count logins by hour, by month, etc., in SQL Server 2008. To do this, I believe I need to create two PIVOTs or an UNPIVOT and then PIVOT? However, I can't seem to make it work. SELECT loginid ,DATEPART(MONTH,logtime) Month , DATEPART(HOUR, logtime) Hour FROM somelog (nolock) ) temp...

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  • Using NOLOCK in SQL Statement (SQL Server 2008)

    This is more a general question but a friend of mine is in the business of making websites and applications that aren't mission critical. So with that, is it bad practice to use the NOLOCK hint in SQL Statements? He was told by an SQL administrator that he should use it if he's satisfied with a...

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  • Auto-trimming issue in SQL Server 2008

    I have a weird problem. Why in the the following SQL query does print 'equal' when run against SQL Server 2008. The database compatibility level is set to 100. if '' = ' ' print 'equal' else print 'not equal'And this returns 0: select (LEN(' '))I think its auto trimming in space. Anyone know if...

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