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Data Sources (ODBC) hangs when trying to create a new database connection

When I try to create a new database connection, the Data Sources (ODBC) programs hangs or takes a very long time to find the list of available SQL Servers. This only happens when there are other ...
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SQL Server: Audit permission denied

Is there any easy way to see those events in SQL Server 2008 for which permission was denied on a query (along with the text of the query and the specific object that permission was denied to)? I ...
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How to copy multiple SQL Server Management Studio Express result tables at one time?

I have a query that spits out multiple result tables and I want to be able to select all of the tables at once, hit copy and then paste them all to one Excel file all at the same time. I would also be ...
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Connect to a local MySQL server running on Virtualbox

I am on a Windows 7 machine running a Ubuntu Virtualbox as my local web server and database server (MySQL). I just got a hold of a copy of Komodo which I am running on my Windows machine. I would ...
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Visual Studio 2012 SQL editor missing tool bar

I have a number of SQL script files in a database project. When I open some of them, the editor includes a toolbar, with options to connect to database, execute the script, etc. However, when I open ...
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Possible SQL injection

I have a desktop based software that's built on top of SQL 2005. The SQL server is hosted inside my office, and there is 1 public facing website which displays some of the content from this database. ...
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Fastest light-weight method of executing and displaying results of SQL query [closed]

Many if not most applications can display the results of SQL queries in some human readable format. However, they typically either must be open with an active window (SSMS or excel for example, both ...
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Record Matching Software to Compare two tables and match on % Based [closed]

So I have some table with Name, Address, and Zip with no record data attached; and I have a table which has all the same, but has more information and I need a way to merge the tables when they don't ...
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SQL Server 2012 Maintenance Plan can't modify

Click on any created Maintenance Plan: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Value cannot be null. Parameter name: component (System.Design) BUTTONS:OK Create a new Plan I get this error: ...
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Log of SQL queries to ODBC driver?

I have an application on my Windows XP SP3 machine that's querying and returning data from a database through the SQL Server Native Client. Is there a log file being kept that would show me the SQL ...
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Move database from SQL Server 2012 to 2008

I have a database on a SQL Sever 2012 instance which I would like to copy to a 2008 server. The 2008 server cannot restore backups created by a 2012 server (I have tried). I cannot find any options ...
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I can't install SQL Server on my PC

I have a PC with Windows XP Professional x64. And I'm trying to install a SQL Server Express x64 version. All goes well until the setup builder try's to set the necessary setup files. At this point ...
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Powershell SQL query--connection string

I am trying to query several different SQL servers and run a command on each of them. I am unable to get the connection string right. Code, below. I receive the following error:Login failed. The ...
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What is the easiest way to connect to a remote SQL server?

So for the last few days I've been wrangling with usernames/passwords and trying to use different tools to connect, all to no avail. I know there are many ways to connect, VPN, or command line, or ...
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Is it possible to enable Intellisense for SQL Server Management Studio Express 2012 (SSMS)?

I have installed SSMS to connect with my Old SQL Server 2005. Just want to test new features for new version of SSMS Express 2012. I use Right click on the Text Editor to enable Intellisense but I ...
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Visual Studio 2010 DON'T CLEAR Query if doesn't succed or syntax error

In VS2010 when you perform a query against database if the query itself has any syntax error the VS by default clears all text from screen. This makes you to type again the text and resolve syntax. ...
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How to create a condition clause using a current computer time

I have an SQL View which contains a column with dates of the '2012-06-21 19:44:50.543' format. I need to entre the condition to show only lines with dates starting from the beginning of the previous ...
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How do I automate the exporting of a result set from an SQL Server database?

I have a View in an SQL Server 2008 database which I need to be exported into a CSV file automatically at the beginning of each month. As I understand, two procedures are needed: The SQL script to ...
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Importing specific date format to Excel from Microsoft SQL Server

I've already asked the question at: StackOverFlow and got sent to this place here. I'm importing dates from a German SQL Server table into a German Excel file via the built-in Excel connection tool. ...
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How to find my network and database access [closed]

Our company gets audited pretty regularly and I was wondering if there's an easy way to find out which accounts have access to what on our network? We're an all windows development shop, so all our ...
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Can I change the default folder location for applications?

Basically I want to know if it is possible to change the path of certain applications that are saving folders in My Documents. For example: Whenever I open SQL Server Management Studio it creates a ...
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Remote application cannot connect to my local SQL Server 2008 R2

I have set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) on a local machine specifically for a certain application to run. The application itself is designed to use an IP address which is hard coded in to ...
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SQL Server Licence in MSDN

I had bought a VS2010 Professional version licence through our corporate licence. I was recently browsing through the MSDN product download page and found that SQL server download were available for ...
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SQL Server 2012 Connecting to MS Access 2003

SQL Server 2012 - Access 32-bit 2003 - I can import the database, I don't understand why I can't link to it. SQL 2012 may have changed the connection string or something. I just installed SQL Server ...
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Sharing MS Excel Sheet over network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sharing Excel sheet over network? Is it possible to have a Server PC running a MS Excel Sheet to which several Thin Clients will be connected via TCP/IP having Barcode ...
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Sharing Excel sheet over network?

Is it possible to have a server PC running a Microsoft Excel sheet to which several Thin Clients, with Barcode Scanners, will be connected via TCP/IP? The scanners should dump their data in the Excel ...
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SQL Server 2012 installation - Service 'SQLBrowser' start request failed

I am having trouble installing SQL Server 2012 Express on Windows 7. Whenever I try the installation, I get the error Service 'SQLBrowser' start request failed. If I click Retry, it happens ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server from another PC

I am using windows XP SP2 and SQL Server 2000. I can successfully connect to a database from the host computer via 127.0.0.1 and also with the local IP (which is 192.168.1.6). But when when I try to ...
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Why don't I have SQL Profiler on SQL Server Management Studio?

I'm running SQL Server Management Studio 2008 (Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.0.1600.22 ((SQL_PreRelease).080709-1414 )) However I cannot find the option to open SQL Profiler. I was ...
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sqlservr.exe's virtual size is big – should I worry?

Is this normal? Does the large virtual size matter on sqlservr.exe for the performance of other apps? It seems to happen any time I use Firefox and iTunes. ( Also running is League of Legends) ...
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SQL server 2008 and 2012 on the same instance of Windows

Is it a problem to have both of these installed on the same Windows instance? I.e. will one break the other or impact it negatively in any way?
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SQL SERVER 2000 JDBC DRIVER

I am trying to find the SQL SERVER 2000 JDBC Driver to use in extracting data from SQL SERVER and also carrying out several operation implemented in Java/JSF. Any idea where I could get my hands on ...
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Skip restarting during SQL Server installation

I tried to install MSSQL Express R2 2008 but I noticed that it needs SP3 on Windows XP 32bit. I did install XP SP3 and did not restart the PC. When I try to install SQLServer, it asks for a restart. ...
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How do I connect to a MySQL database from another computer in VB.NET?

How do I connect to a database of another computer in the same local network using VB.NET? We have already enabled remote connection in the SQL Server configuration and the SQL browser, and we already ...
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Export .mdf to SQL Server database

I am on a shared hosting plan and cannot install SQL Server Express, is there another way I can use my .mdf database or will I need to export it to a SQL Server database and change all my connection ...
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Should I transition from an Excel file to a MS SQL database?

I currently have an Excel spreadsheet acting as a small data base, about 2000 entries. It is fine for our needs but we now need to allow a couple of staff to securely and quickly access subsets of the ...
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How to install SQL Server Express?

While installing Visual Studio 2010, I saw an option to install SQL Express. I checked that option assuming it would install SQL Server Express as well, but apparently it didn't. When I type ssms.exe ...
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connecting to sql server from access for multiple users

I just ran the upsizing wizard on my copy of Access and have successfully connected my Access app to my SQL Server DB but I need to do this for multiple users. Am I going to have to run the upsize ...
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Windows XP PRO SP3. Setup ASP.NET dev. environment

I have Windows XP PRO SP3 And Visual Studio 2010. By default I have IIS 5.1. And there is no option to upgrade it. I want to start developing ASP.NET. Could any one give a good reference how to ...
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SQL Server Management Studio ignores default DB

When I use SQL Server Management Studio to log in to databases, it ignores my default DB and always puts me in master. I checked that my Windows user has a login with the correct DB set, and I tried ...
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Tools to manage SQL Server and Oracle database from the desktop

I am using SQL Server 2008 and Oracle 11G on my system. Running both database services is making my system very slow. In order to stop the services I have to go to Services and stop them manually. ...
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Why Intellisense doesn't work in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2? [closed]

I have SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2. I have tried these: Tools->Options->Query Execution->SQL Server->General, make sure “By default, open new queries in SQLCMD mode” is unchecked Go to ...
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What is the best way to manually edit and update data within a large table in MS SQL Server?

I have a table in MS SQL server which currently has around 800 records and 20 columns. I want to manually update and add to the information within this table on a frequent basis. Would exporting the ...
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How do I connect to a database without seeing all the other databases on the host?

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2, I followed the instructions from my host and I'm successfully able to connect to my database, but I also happen to see all of the databases on ...
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Is it a virus on my PC?

Somehow sqlservr.exe launches cmd.exe (with very strange command line params) and ftp.exe processes on my PC, please see screenshots. I have already installed antivirus. What it could be, how to treat ...
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Troubleshooting inconsistent ODBC connectivity

I'm attempting to integrate UPS WorldShip with a SQL Server 2008 R2 database but the connection is very inconsistent. UPS claims this is a DSN/Windows problem and I have not been able to convince them ...
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Sql Server Express Installation

I am learning ADO.NET programming. I want to install Sql Server Express for doing the some programs. I am using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate on my windows 7 home basics 64 bit. I have ...
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How Do I Investigate a CPU Usage Spike Without Being Present?

I have a server that's mysteriously using up a lot of CPU late at night, when it shouldn't be under heavy load. This causes some database calls to time out, and I've set up some alerts in PerfMon to ...
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Networking in VMware

I am required to imitate a remote database server environment for my project. So I am thinking of installing SQL Server 2008 on a virtual machine (VMware workstation) and then access it from my ...
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Add data to a database, without physical access to the server machine [closed]

I have two computers in a client / server architecture. The server runs SQL Server. The client has to provide an interface to insert data to this database. I know that this can be achieved with ...