• SQL Server database: How to interpret precision and scale of a number

    We have this column in our SQL Server database: decimal(5,2) but we're not sure how to interpret this. When we're looking at it through SQL Server Management Studio, we can see what it means: decimal(Numeric precision, Numeric scale). What does precision and scale mean in real terms?

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  • SQL Server database: Inserting a table using the input from another table

    I've been trying to insert a table using the input from one of our other tables. I know this is possible but I'm having trouble with the correct Syntax for the SQL engine of the day. Would anyone know of a silver-bullet syntax coming from a SQL standard that would allow us insert the values without...

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  • What’s the best way to connect and query my database for a set of C# records?

    I need some big time help with my database. What's the best way to connect and query my database for a set of records in C#? Please note that this is for a SQL Server database. Thank you!

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  • Setting “SendAs” permission for SSRS

    I need to set the "Send As" permission for Report Server Windows Service so my SQL Server can send reports by email. How is this accomplished?

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  • How to we keep track of our stored procedures using a source control system?

    We currently use SQL Server at our company and we're looking to find out if we should keep track of our stored procedures / database schema in our source control system. For example, when we make a change to one of our tables, how do the changes get into the source control? Thank you for your help!

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  • What new features would you like to see on ITKnowledgeExchange.com?

    Members We are always looking for ways to make finding answers and communicating with peers easier on this site. With that said I would love to hear from you on what features you think would make this site better. Some ideas could be to promote users Knowledge points more, allow more senior users...

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  • SQL Server: Creating a view in a database

    I'm fairly new to SQL Server so I'm wondering why I need to create a "View" in it? Wouldn't it make more sense to to just run a normal stored procedure? Thank you very much!

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  • Long Path Error While Copying/Moving Data

    Hello Frnds, I am very new in this site. I have one problem while I am cpoying/moving the data from the server to the local machine or in the Local machine it self. The problem is that while copying/moving data sometimes is doesn't work due to long path name. Means that if path length is greater...

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  • Why is SQL Server Management Studio taking so long?

    We're trying to do some offline maintenance work on one of our development databases but the "Take Offline" command (through SQL Server Management Studio) is working very slowly. We have no idea what might be causing it to run so slowly. There are no open connections too. Any ideas why this is...

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  • Checking if a view exists in our SQL Server database

    We have some SQL code that will only be executed if a certain view exists in our SQL Server database. How can we actually check if the view exists? Thanks!

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  • Checking the version of SQL Server for a database using T-SQL

    Is there a way for me check what version of SQL Server I'm using for a database through T-SQL? Would there be some sort of stored procedure I can use? Thanks.

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  • SQL Server database: Checking which locks are held on table

    I know this an older version but I'm using SQL Server 2005 and I'm trying to check what database locks are applied on rows against a query batch. Is there some tool that will help me highlight table row level locking in real time? Appreciate the advice.

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  • What’s the best way to check if a database exists on SQL Server

    I understand they're probably different ways to do this but I'm looking for the best way to check to see if a database exists on a SQL Server using T-SQL. Thanks for the help.

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  • Why should we use an Oracle database over others?

    We're looking to decide which database system we should use for our organization. We're leaning towards using an Oracle database but we're looking to first know why we should choose that over other databases (SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL). Basically, we would like to know what features make it...

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  • How can we store hours and minutes in a SQL Server database?

    My partner and I would like to store times in our SQL Server database but we only need to store hours and minutes. We already know we could use "DATETIME" and ignore the rest of the data but is there an easier way to do this? Thanks so much.

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  • VB.NET code to search if a record already exists or not

    Hi! I need a fresher..I want a VB.net code to search record from SQL database table by using two fields of table as a condition i.e client name and client code before saving any new record and if record already exist in table it give me message for that. I'm sending you the code. Please help...

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  • (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 – Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 53

    Problem: SQL SERVER is up and the instance connect is running. All required ports on Firewall is open/ also try to disable Firewall but no success. TCP/IP protocol is ENABLE.  SQL SERVER port is by Default 1433. Also try this: The problem is the Instance name from the client is not resolved, to do...

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  • SQL convert numeric to date format

    How can I convert an 8 digit numeric (format ccyymmdd) into a real datefield to be used in date arithmetics? I need to calculate the number of months between the month (current date) and a date represented in my DB as an 8 digit numeric with format "ccyymmdd". Therefor (I assume) I need to convert...

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  • Can I version my SQL Server database?

    I'm trying to get several of my SQL Server databases under version control. Would anybody have some advice on how I should do this? Basically, I'll want a large collection of generated test data for performance management. Thanks so much!

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  • SQL server 2008 downgrade to express

    Due to our budget we are being forced to downgrade some servers from SQL server 2008 R2 to Express. Was told it 's a saving of 20k per PC.Are there any issues that we need to know that may cause us problems? I know Microsoft does not make downgrades easy.. If anyone could shed some light I'd...

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