• Use SQL INSERT to Create Directories with FileTable

    This is my first experience with SQL Server 2012 and I'm not familiar with the limits of the FileTable from within SQL Server. Is there a way to create directories in a FileTable without using File I/O APIs? Is it just as simple as creating a SQL INSERT statement?

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  • SQL Server 2012 Question: How to find last executed queries by database?

    Is there a way to find the last executed queries for a specific database in SQL Server 2012? I am able to find them using SSMS, but I don’t want to use SQL Profiler if I don’t have too. This is the query I’ve used to get the complete list of last executed queries. SELECT...

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  • Error message when restoring a SQL Server 2000 backup to 2012

    While I was restoring a backup from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2012. This is the error I'm receiving currently:Msg 3169, Level 16, State 1, Server FF101, Line 1 The database was backed up on a server running version 8.00.0760. That version is incompatible with this server, which is running...

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  • Color is different in SQL Server 2012 ReportViewer

    A friend of mine recently installed SQL Server 2012 with Reporting Services. When he actually selects a report, the filter/input bar (which is connected to the report) has a blueish look. But, when he's using the ReportViewer server control version, he gets the old beige look (as in previous...

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  • What is the fastest way to find a string in SQL Server 2012 R2?

    I’m using MS SQL Server 2008 R2 to develop a large table with 2 columns: Id and Title. Id is bigint and I'm free to choose type of Title column: varchar, char, text, whatever. Column Title contains random text strings like "abcdefg", "q", "mybigfatgreektitle" with maximum of 255 chars. I need to...

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  • Row-level security in SQL Server 2012

    I've noticed something different about the row-level security in SQL Server 2012. In earlier versions, the only was views. Now in 2012, they announced something like this:Row Level Security in Tabular ModelsCan someone explain to me what this is?

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  • How to transfer SSIS Tasks from 2008 R2 to 2012

    I am about to switch from SQL Server 2008 P2 to SQl Server 2012. I use a number of custom SSIS Tasks on 2008 R2 and I’d like to know if it’s possible to transfer them to 2012; and of course if it is possible, how to do it. I tried just opening my DTSX packages in Visual Studio 2010 but they...

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  • Pagination via Entity Framework and SQL Server 2012

    I’d like to use Entity Framework 5 to change pages using Take + Skip. I’ve heard that SQL Server 2012 provides a better way for paging using FETCH and OFFSET which could have a big impact on performance. Does Entity Framework 5 support this? Will the LINQ queries be translated into the new 2012...

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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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  • Backup error message in SQL Server 2012

    I'm using SQL Server 2012 and in my database, I have filestream enabled. But when I try to backup it and restore it on another SQL Server 2012 (on another machine), I keep getting this message:No backupset selected to be restored.What's this mean? Is the filestream causing the issue?

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  • In place upgrade from SQL 2008 R2 DEV to SQL 2012 SQL

    I have been working with SQL Server for many iterations and from the old days I remember the mantra “Do NOT do an in-place upgrade.” I'm about to upgrade from 2008 R2 DEV and TEST systems to SQL Server 2012 using the same hardware. I want to do it this way so that I don’t have to reconfigure...

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  • Did the Database Designer change for Visual Studio 2012?

    I've recently installed Visual Studio and SQL Server 2012 onto my machine. I've noticed the Database Designer isn't as 'friendly' as the old version. Here are some of the changes I've noticed:It creates .SQL scripts instead of automatically saving my changes.I have to update different things in...

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  • What comes first? Visual Studio 2012 or SQL Server Management Studio 2012?

    I am preparing a fresh install of SQL Server 2012 onto a Windows 7 x64 development VM. I plan to coordinate this with Visual Studio 2012. Does the install sequence matter? Which of the two should I install first to cut down on issues?

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  • Receiving error message when restoring database backup

    I keep getting this error in SQL Server 2012 when I'm trying to restore a backup made with a previous version (SQL Server 2008). The newest files are restoring fine but here's the error I'm receiving for other files:System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Directory lookup for the file "C:\PROGRAM...

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  • Creating a SQL script for determining if a sequence exists

    I'm looking to create a SQL script to see if a sequence exists in my SQL Server 2012 database. I understand the concept of stored procedures but not with sequence.

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  • SQL Server 2012 Express has slowed down dramatically

    I just recently moved my .NET Development over from a Core2Duo to a new Core i7-3820 machine. No changes were made to the project code and both run on SQL Server 2012 Express.For the past week, I've seen a dramatic slowdown with INSERT INTO commands. Can someone tell me why this is happening?...

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  • Is it possible to use ASCMD in SQL Server 2012?

    While using SQL Server 2008 R2, I was able to execute ASCMD SSAS queries. We recently upgraded to SSAS 2012 servers and I hope to reinstall all my maintenance scripts. I can't find any ASCMD tools in SQL Server 2012, nor any documents on the internet. When I try to execute a query I get the...

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  • SQL Server 2012 CONCAT producing strange characters.

    Not sure what's going on here. I created the following query to produce quantity results by month: SELECT CONCAT( MONTHNAME(published) , ' ' , YEAR(published)) AS monthyear, COUNT(*) AS total FROM blog_articles WHERE status = 'Online' AND Year(published) = 2013 GROUP BY CONCAT( MONTHNAME(published)...

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  • How to clone a table in SQL Server Express 2012?

    I’ve built a SQL Server table with several columns with an index starting from 1 as the primary key. I need to clone this table but without the data and with a different index starting from 100. I don’t know how to do this. I am using SQL Server 2012 Express that came with Visual Studio 2012.

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  • Best way to manage tables in SQL Server 2012?

    I have a table that captures about 100,000 records per day. As you can imagine, the size and performance of such a table would degrade as it quickly went well over 50 million records. I want to try something different, and that is the creation of a new table every day, so that the number of records...

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