• Evicted Last Server from 2003 Cluster – Databases won’t start

    **First submit blanked out all the original content** Sorry Environment - Windows Server 2003 SP1, SQL Server 2000 .exe version 2000.080.0760.00 I am helping to remove the clustering and migrate all databases on the cluster to a single machine in the cluster. I was able to evict Server 1 from the...

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  • Clustered index in SQL Server 2012

    A clustered index is created automatically in SQLserver 2012 while creating a table with primary key. The index is created on the primary key field. My queries which are not using the primary key for search are costing 100% on clustered index scan. Should I create covered index for each and every...

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  • Function Execution in Select Clause

    I stuck in a scenario. Can somebody help me out. I have a table contains column Id, FncName Id column contains integer value and FncName contains Scalar Function name. I want to select a row from table and in result set I need the result of execution of that function. Sample data is given below:...

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  • Source code for multiuser programming in VB 6 with SQL Server 2000

    hi to all, I'm developing a security software in Vb 6.0 with Sql Server 2000 as back end wherein 10 users will be there. I'm a newbie in multiuser programming. The question before me is that how to proceed further. My stand alone code is almost ready 50%. I'm using Ado for establishing connection...

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  • Pros and cons of running SQL Server 2005 through virtualization on VMWare

    I have been asked to provide pros and cons for running SQL Server 2005 on one hardware (VMWare) for multiple groups of DBAs. The proposed plan is to have SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition with system administrators managing the server and DBAs not allowed to logon directly to the server (only...

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  • SQL 2000 & Outlook 2000

    We have a couple of SQL 2K Servers which have a mailbox associated with them, have always used Outlook 2000 because anything newer does not work and today it has gone wrong!!! We are now getting a "Cannot open the mailbox, information store not available" we cannot get the server to work with email...

    Paulbeynon60 pointsBadges:
  • SQL Server view column conversion problem

    I have a view with a column SWID. The source column is Varchar while in the view creation it has been cast to INT. The source table has a non-numeric value "CITY", while during the view creation, this record have been filtered out. When I select all records from the view, it's working well....

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  • Should we use Hyper-V snapshot for backup on SQL Server 2008

    So we have SQL Server 2008 in Hyper-V as a supported configuration. It's been performing well since we're using fixed or pass-through disks (which has increased our processor/memory settings). My big question is can we use snapshots as a reliable backup mechanism? Should we use the tried and...

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  • Trying to get rid of “divide by zero” error message using SQL Server 2008

    In SQL Server 2008, I keep receiving this error message: Msg 8134, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Divide by zero error encountered. Now, this is more of a general question but what is the best way to write SQL code so this message will never appear again.

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  • Free Chapter – Hardening a SQL Server implementation

    Another free chapter download is available on the IT Bookworm Blog. Written by: Ross Mistry and Hilary Cotter Book: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration. Overview: “If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2008, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based...

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  • SSIS 2008

    I have a package with 5 data flow tasks and want to run them parallel. If any task fails, should the others still be executed and the task that failed, an email should be sent out.

    shaun20145 pointsBadges:
  • Advantages and disadvantages of clustered indexes

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of clustered indexes?

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • High LATCH_EX wait

    What is LATCH_EX wait? Our LATCH_EX wait is very high. What do I need to look at to fix this?

    Rick Martinez585 pointsBadges:
  • Access internal web server with domain name

    I was wondering what is the best method for allowing internal computers to access our locally-hosted web server with www.somedomain.com? I believe the internal clients are unable to do so because of how firewalls/NAT works (?). Is there a way I can add an entry in my DNS server? I am using Windows...

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  • SQL View performance vs. SELECT

    I am experiencing slow views on my database. If I create a view and run it, then use the same select statement from the view and run. They both return the same data, but View runs slower. My expectations was that since views are compiled, they should run faster. Could some one clarify this for me....

    MHM2815 pointsBadges:
  • Row by Row Stored Procedure in SQL Server 2008 R2

    Hi all, Hopefully someone will be able to help me here - I'm nearly there but can't get it right, I'm trying to create a stored procedure that when it runs, it will do a query and then send send an email out for each of the rows that it returns. e.g. If I have a DB with 4 columns (ID, Days,...

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  • How to find a specific word in a SQL table

    How do you write a SQL query to find a specific word in a SQL column. Example: I want to show all records that have the word Bob in it but do not want to include records that are Bobby or Bobble etc., only the exact word Bob. Hope that makes sense.

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  • SQL Server 2005 Express SP3 Memory Usage

    Upon Startup of my system the sqlwriter process immediately grabs 700mb of RAM and holds it. As I use the SQL Server to do different thing the memory usage grows and causes the memory on my system to decline. The SQL Server never releases the memory and it causes my system to respond slowly. I fear...

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  • Link Oracle 10g with SQL Server problem

    I have created a link between our Oracle DB and SQL server db It was successfully created and I was able to select data from oracle table using SQL Server. Then I have created a view in SQL Server using this link to read from Oracle, the view was created: create view dah_test as ( SELECT count(*)...

    Kmadani35 pointsBadges:
  • SQL Server 2000 Database Table Limit?

    Is there a limit to how many tables a single database can hold in SQL 2000?

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