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MVC database connection .NET

Introduction I intend to create a .NET WinForms application (this will be a toy application) which connects to a SQL Server database backend. I have designed and implemented an object-oriented model ...
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Techniques for handling large reporting periods in MSSQL

We have a fairly large database with some fairly large tables (100s of millions of rows). Some of those tables are reported on. We have indexes in place to make this as fast as possible, but still ...
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What is the best practice to insert two similar records in sql server db table which will be sent to two different destinations?

I am working on parsing a file and inserting records into SQL Server DB.The database table structure will be something like this: A Users table which contains (id, name, address, destinationName,...
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How to store a limited set of custom properties without using an EAV Schema

I'm designing a solution in .Net which will be hosted on Azure. I have a system which will allow users to specify custom characteristics for their objects which they will track over time. I am certain ...
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How to cache filled temp table in Sql Server 2016?

I need to make queries to a quite large set of data. This set of data changes only once a day and also it is unique for all users, performing this query. In order to do this I create temporary table ...
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Designing low fault software rest API calls to achieve data synchronization between two different systems

I have been looking for a better design approach and will be providing my problem statement here with a similar example. As I don't have logic already in place but have the solution in mind which I ...
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Application Security Trimming vs Database Security Trimming

We have a fairly complex Meetings Management solution which would have one meeting to contain different agendas which would contain some tasks and also documents, etc. There are also different roles ...
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Relational integrity without relations

I have about 15 years software engineering experience, writing business software with relational databases. Mainly SQL Server and Oracle. I've always been of the opinion that you should define ...
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Hashing from within the database or outside?

I am in the process of evolving architecture for an 'equity analysis system'. I will be using SQLServer as the database, but I am not going the .NET route and won't be using the built-in 'membership' ...
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How to create and store many statistics in SQL Server for Reporting Purposes

I have a C# Program that creats PowerPoint reports filled with statistics of a chosen (by the project manager who operates with the tool) company (each one has a companyID). The statistics are ...
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MSSQL client server architecture

BASIC QUESTION: We have a small application that uses a MSSQL database to save data. We want to use Windows-Authentification to allow each client (15 in total) to connect to the database to write/read ...
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How to make a data warehouse of a single full Database?

After learning about the data warehouse concepts whole day, I couldn't found a source that can actually say when you should not do data warehousing. In most tutorials I read, it says that DW is for ...
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Creating webhooks for a third-party application

First post here on Software Engineering, so I hope I don't goof up too much. I am writing software that integrates with an application written by a company that has a small development team. I have ...
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Queue management project - Recommendations

I would like to develop a Patient Queue management system with online booking. In this case there are options to generate queue tokens for various departments. For example dept A will have tokens ...
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How to Handle Item Prices Change for Reporting

I am building a Point of sales software with Sql Server 2008-R2. I am now confused about how to handle multiple items with prices change. Let us say price of Pepsi is $2.0 on 10-09-2019 but today it'...
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Database Design - Hierarchical Structure [closed]

1 We are trying to redesign a database that currently holds thousands of parameters for different datatypes and currently has a flat data structure. We generate XML files from the database, which ...
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How to Design for Monthly Database Refreshes?

I get a database every month with the prior month's data in it. There are three types of data: flag settings, demographic and transactional. I need to import the data into my standing database. ...
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How should I manage SQL Server logins for a desktop application?

I'm looking for a bit of guidance or someone to point me in the right direction. I have a C# WPF desktop application which accesses a local SQL Server Express database. The application is on a single ...
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How to pass data from Java to display in SSRS?

I have a Java application that uses an 3rd party Java library to get data remotely. Specifically, a start date, end date and a few other search parameters can be passed to a library call and it will ...
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How to do versioning for stored procedure?

Is there any way to create versioning for stored procedures? I have created an API which fetches data from a database using stored procedures. This API is being consumed from a mobile app. I released ...
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Downloading and appending data from AWS S3 whilst avoiding clashes

I have to upload a TSV file to an S3 bucket, the content is form submission data. Another service will consume and do things with this data as soon as possible. The service would like one large file ...
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Using a db as part of CI

I am designing a CI system where I need to leverage a database as part of the software build process for integration tests. Different developers on different branches of the same repo will want to run ...
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How to keep track of db tables used in various apps [closed]

I have N applications using ORM, SQL-statements and stored procedures to access M tables from an MSSQL Server 2017. There are some shared tables that are used by various apps. Let's say I am forced to ...
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Bridge/Join Table for a Many to Many Relationship between One Table and Multiple Others

Background I have a relational database an I want to have a table that contains flags. I want multiple tables in my database to have a many to many relationship with the flag table. Options I ...
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Venue Reservation System Logic Approach/Clarification

I hope this is the right place to ask since this is a programming related question. I’m developing a venue reservation app (similar to booking.com) and am almost done however I have 1 request for ...
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Best way to match timezone with time offset?

I have a c# solution which uses mssql database to store data. In my database there is a big table of entities (e.g. accounts) for each of which the TimezoneId field is defined. This field is filled ...
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Real-time application and RDBMS bottleneck

I'm currently developing a real-time application using .NET Core 2.2. Many IOT devices (could be up to 100) are concurrently sending messages via MQTT. These messages are parsed, elaborated to extract ...
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How to have SQL Server with Git, TeamCity and Octopus auto-deployment work with schema-level restrictions?

We are starting to integrate our SQL Server workflow with Git, by which I mean generating scripts for all objects and storing them in a Git repository so you can pull, edit, commit, push and apply, ...
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.NET WPF Best way to store a connection credential

I have an application that connects to SQL Server using windows credentials, which works very well for the domain paradigm. The client is now transitioning away from having a domain server, and is ...
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Multiple stored procedures or 1 with parameter

I need some advice... I started working at a financial business world recently. Looks like the DB architect uses auto generate function to create stored procs. At the end, we have way too many procs ...
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How to work with multiple databases efficiently (Development, Testing & Production)

Brief background I'm currently designing a COM DLL in .NET for use in MS Access by a few other developers. The Access application is hooked up to a SQL-Server & is supposed to just act as a front-...
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Is Entity Framework Core slower than using ADO .NET and stored procedures?

I'm looking at designing some new software for work, and I have been using EF Core quite a bit in my personal projects. In my mind, EF Core generates queries for the underlying data provider which ...
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Updating a Bound Context in One Database From A Master Database

Let's say I have two domains: Customers and Jobs. Customers is responsible for knowing what customers a user has access to. Jobs is responsible for knowing what jobs a user has access to (by ...
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Keeping objects in RAM vs more queries to the database

So this is my DataStructure: Project - Name - ID - Image - History - User - Comment When my application first starts it is pulling all projects with all details. obviously ...
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Benefits of placing error logs in a database by itself

I am working on a project where logs of all kinds (e.g. errors, warnings, etc.) are stored in a database table, in the same transactional database used for the other business purposes. It is a MSSQL ...
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Indexes on a SQL Server fact table

If I have a SQL Server fact table with four dimensions (OrderDate, Customer, Product, Region), my understanding is that it's best to create a non-clustered index per foreign key (dim key column in the ...
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Source control Sql Server multiple shards with minimal differences

One of the database systems I work with (I'll call it database A) was essentially sharded into 3 schema-identical copies. This was easy to source control, and when a change was made to any of the ...
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Propagating MDS Data - SQL Service Broker or SignalR?

Hopefully, this is the right forum for this type of question.. We have a set of common entities which are 'shared' throughout the company - much like Master Data Services (MDS) data. Everyone has ...
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How can I interpret a SQL Check Constraint inside my C# .NET class libary?

I was given a more or less complex task. The goal is to interpret a SQL Check Constraint inside my C# .NET libary. In our case we have a simple UI that displays what is inside the database. We do not ...
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Defer insert data into a database

I need to insert some records into a database at a time when it normally it's not being used, what are some approaches I can take? I have considered using the SQL Server Agent to run some stored ...
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Regulations about collecting data from software running at clients hardware (apps 'phoning home') [closed]

We develop an application which has now been installed on a few thousand customers sites. Unfortunately, we have no customer data collection built into the software. This is something we want to ...
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Using Active Directory ObjectSid as Primary Key in SQL Server for Data Access via ASP.NET MVC

I am designing an Intranet employee reward web app using ASP.NET MVC C#/MS SQL Server. This will only be accessed from within the network. Employees and managers will be able to give a reward to ...
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Single database call and iterate in memory vs multiple database calls and multiple smaller iterations

I'm designing a new application that is very basic however I expect it to grow and don't want to have to refactor down the line. My challenge is that in one method, I either need to retrieve thousands ...
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Logical separation of database content

Background I have an application which stores a lot of entities in a classical relational database (Microsoft SQL Server) and I use an ORM (Entity Framework) to query data from it. This database has ...
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C# algorithm that can read special logical expressions

I have a need to implement a special logical operations algorithm. The task has been assigned to store the logical conditions in a database and have C# code read the information and select the ...
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SQL Coding Naming convention: Variable same name as Columns

Is there a coding naming convention principal for SQL variables? Can variables be named the same as column names, I heard in different companies, this may cause confusion. However in C# below, its a ...
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Need to email customers once per year - best way to record this

We need to email our customers once per year (yes it's opt-in etc). As I see it we have 2 ways to record the fact we contacted them (so we know not to contact them for another year). A log, or a '...
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What is the difference between end of support and end of life?

SQL Server 2008 reaches its "end of support" date next year: 7/9/2019 But it reaches end of life much later: 7/31/2023 link What is the difference? Is this terminology common to Microsoft, or to ...
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Database design: where to store a “current” or “selected” flag in a parent-child hierarchy [duplicate]

Sorry, maybe it's a well known design principle, but because I don't know a name for this kind of relation, I was not able to find any existing answer. So, let's say we have a parent which may have ...
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Strategies for managing legacy data for a medium sized enterprise

I work for a mid market manufacturing company with around 1700 internal employees and about 7000 external users (employees of our customers). We grew through acquisition which means we have many ...