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Questions tagged [sql-server]

SQL Server is a relational database management system from Microsoft.

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Software License for project using .NET and Sql Server Express

I considering making my application open source on github. I don't intend to sell it (neither in binary form nor source code form). It probably isn't even useful to a lot of people except maybe for ...
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Is Entity Framework 6 agnostic enough different sql server and OS platforms?

It's my first time using sql server, I usually go with MySQL, so I'm unsure how to do this. The project I'm assigned will be deployed to multiple platforms particularly PC's with different SQL server ...
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What is the best way to track database changes across a large team

What is the best way to track any change made to the SQL Server database before moving to production in case of a large team ? We have used excel sheets but quite often things get missed which come ...
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.NET DataSource binding for legacy SQL Server DB with undefined relationships

I'm designing a utility that will load data into a legacy SQL Server Database. I've been trying to mock up a simple WinForms utility with C# using the DataSource connectors (Tried a straight ORM ...
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Sending emails from server side

I need to read some of your opinions. I'm developing a desktop app (.net/winform) to keep data in one place. This is used by several clients and the data is stored in MS SQL Server (client-server arch....
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“flexible” functions in SQL Server 2012? [closed]

I'm looking for a very exotic thing and have no idea if it exists at all in SQL Server 2012. (Please forgive me - my background is in T-SQL, but not yet the fine details of SQL 'programming'.) So, ...
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Storing a C# dictionary of type <datetime,enum> [closed]

As title says it, i'm looking for a way to store many dictionaries (one per user) of type Dictionary<DateTime,enum> in a database (sql server 2012). Each dictionary has 366 items inside and it ...
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Best practices for caching search queries

I am trying to improve performance of my ASP.net Web Api by adding a data cache but I am not sure how exactly to go about it as it seems to be more complex than most caching scenarios. An example is I ...
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How deeply programmer should know about internals of database engine? [closed]

I am learning SQL Server 2012 along with C#. In the past, I took database class in college, and have good grasp on SQL language and can write queries. However, looking at SQL Server documentation (or ...
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Design: Mixed XML / Relational or Pure Relational?

Is it acceptable to model a very complex object graph using XML in the database, but leave the rest of a system in relational tables? I'd like to gauge opinion on this as I've hit a bit of a ...
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How to handle field level Acces Security when using Entity Framework

Scenario: a large existing system (~300 tables, 500 stored procs, 200 views and a code base of several 100k lines) with most security level stuff in stored procedures needs to be refactored (for ...
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How can I improve quality on SQL reports?

I've recently ran into some issues where some reports were not generating the proper results. We already have a QA department that reviews the reports and then our business owners review them as well; ...
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Will using multiple recordsets in one database request be more efficient?

I am redeveloping an old ecommerce website which is currently written in C# ASP.NET 2.0. Because this is a reasonably high volume website and has suffered performance issues I want to develop in the ...
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Socket Connection Data Insert

I have been working through a high-performance application where I have identified a bottleneck. The bottleneck is actually when the application must insert messages from a socket, it will record them ...
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Deploying Database Schema changes in a patching process [duplicate]

I am facing a conceptual development methodology problem that I was hoping you could help me with. Firstly, a little bit of background. Background The project I am developing is a niche application ...
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Best way to keep large amounts of data (no relational database needed)

I would like to know what should be the best way to keep data on a server related to the following points: Chat logs Heavy text content User references like amounts of ids (1,4,14,524,23220,...) I'm ...
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When to use non-embedded databases over embedded databases [closed]

We are trying to start a web base project that need to develop based on MS technologies such as C#,.net, IIS etc. This is a web application suppose to sell as a product with a single installer. Now ...
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How do I cache data that rarely changes?

In my ASP.NET application there is some data that doesn't change often and so there is no point in querying the database to re-check it every time. In my current situation I am checking user ...
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Data Transfer Best Practices

At my company we have some vendors that we transfer data to and from. Sometimes the data is pulled into our local SQL database for business reporting. Other times we pull data from one vendor, ...
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Could someone help me understand SQL TDE Database encryption?

I don't quite follow how it works. According to the MSDN Article there is a big hierarchy of keys protecting other keys and passwords. At some point the database is encrypted. You query the database ...
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How should I evaluate the Database Solution for Large Data Application

Background I have been tasked to write an application that will be a combination of document and inventory management in VB.net which will be used to store document images in TIFF, PDF, XPS, TXT, DOC, ...
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Handling changes to data types and entries in a database migration

I'm fully redesigning a site that indexes a number of articles with basic search functionality. The previous site was written about a decade ago, and I'm salvaging about 30,000 entries with data ...
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What exactly does it mean that storing “large blobs in the database reduces performance”?

To someone who knows database internals this may be an easy question, but can someone explain in a clear way why storing large blobs (say 400 MB movies) in the database is supposed to decrease ...
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Database is performing slow, even all the tables are having normalization

An interviewer asked me this question: Tables are created with appropriate normalization rules, However the database is performing slow. [Ie.: The select, insert statements are taking time to do ...
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Increase speed of a VB.net Application to SQL server 2008 and Hamachi VPN [closed]

Our current Information System (complete with path for pictures for records stored in db) has the following specifications: A desktop application was developed in vb.net We use SQL server 2008 r2 as ...
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How can I consolidate data from a group of remote SQL Server instances?

I work for a company whose point-of-sale service uses IIS servers tied to static IP addresses at each of our stores. My boss wants a better real-time stat tracker than what the point-of-sale service ...
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How to factor out data layer in nopCommerce and replace MS SQL with RavenDB?

I am new to nopCommerce and ecommerce in general but I am involved in an ecommerce project. Now from my past experiences with RavenDB (which mostly were absolutely pleasant) and based on the needs of ...
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Best way to process a queue in C# (PDF treatment)

First of all let me expose what I would like to do : I already dispose of a long-time running webapp developed in ASP.NET (C#) 2.0. In this app, users can upload standard PDF files (text+pics). The ...
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Tracking changes to posts

I'm currently in the process of writing a support ticket system... Let's say it's a small forum application, or something like Uservoice. Now I want my users to be able to edit their tickets, but ...
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Different ways to generate the latest int type primary foreign key in code

I am new to sql. I have added 2 new tables in database. The primary key of first is a foreign key in the other. The type of the keys is integer. Now I want to generate the keys in the code and assign ...
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Running SQL Server Express on Micro/Extra Small VM

I'm exploring options for running a small cloud Windows Server (either AWS EC2 Micro or Azure Extra Small). The server won't be hit very hard, but I need to run a simple relational database, which I'...
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Reading CSV files located on a Linux server and updating the tables in a SQL Server database

I was wondering how we could ingest CSV files located on a Red Hat Linux server into SQL Server database tables. I know we can write a stored procedure/bulk insert to read the files that are located ...
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Are there any SQL servers that support compiled queries?

Can SQL queries be compiled into byte code or equivalent to enhance performance? I know that most database servers support prepared statements, but is that the same thing as compiling? Most ...
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SQL Server: When to use SSIS vs T-SQL for ETL Tasks [closed]

When should I use one versus the other? For instance, let's say I have 20 comma delimited, denormalized text files and I want to transform the data and load it into normalized SQL Server tables.
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Will SQL Server autonumber reuse a value if a record is deleted?

The titled basically states it. If I have a bigint column with primary key and autonumber, and a record is deleted, will SQL Server ever reuse that now available value? The underlying issue is that I ...
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JOIN vs. INNER JOIN and FULL OUTER JOIN

I know there is a difference between INNER JOIN and FULL OUTER JOIN, I can see it, but, what is the difference between the two following: JOIN ... ON... and INNER JOIN...ON... and still yet JOIN...ON.....
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Storing application users in SQL: create a new “Users” table or use built-in database user management?

I am specifically interested in SQL Server, but the same question applies in general. When creating a new application, the way I see it, there are two options: Create a table called "Users" and ...
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Rewriting C# Formula Calculations in T-SQL

We have a 3-tier application with a C# client that connects to a C# web service via WCF and requests data from a SQL Server database. One feature in our application is a user-created form app in ...
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ado.net or EF for a point-of-sale system

We have a point-of-sale system that was developed using ado.net, our current concern is to make the application real fast in creating transactions (sales). Usually there are no performance concerns ...
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Advanced Search Stored procedure

So I am working on an MVC ASP.NET web application which centers around lots of data and data manipulation. PROBLEM OVERVIEW: We have an advanced search with 25 different filter criteria. I am using a ...
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Full Text Search Strategy For My Website

I have a website that allows users to search for items in various categories. Each category is a separate area (page) of my website. For example, some categories might be cars, bikes, books etc. At ...
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Best practice for storing HTML coming from text fields to a database?

I have an application that allows users to edit certain parts of text and then email that out. My question is what is the best way to store this in a Microsoft SQL Server database. Right now I have ...
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Using Sql Server Change Data Capture with a frequently changing schema

We are looking into enabling Sql Server Change Data Capture for a new subsystem we are building. It's not really because we need it, but we are being pushed for having a complete history traceability,...
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Database Design - Optimise Relationships

I am about to embark on a redesign of an application, one where querying the database is particularly annoying. I intend to redesign the database as much as possible but the data shape cannot change ...
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The Proper UML Model of a System for Non-Technical Boss

I've taken on some side work for this non-profit and last week was my first week on the job. They have two SQL Server Databases each with many tables in them that represent over 20 different ...
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Keeping SQL Server DB Up to date in Team environment [duplicate]

We are working in a Visual Studio Environment using TFS. When developers get the latest source code it includes a copy of the 'update' sql scripts for the database of the application. The challenge ...
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Referencing countries via Foreign Key Constraint

To make things simple to explain: I've got two tables: Table1 and Countries. The Countries table contains a nice flag and some information, such as DisplayName, the ISO3166 ALPHA3 code and the phone ...
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Wise way to implement a website login and database tables for a small shop

Im building this website for a small store and I was told that its better not to keep the login and the rest of the users information on the same table. Now im wondering, what is the best way to ...
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SQL Server + database design and non mandatory fields

I am developing an app which allows a user to upload a maximum of 20 photos, the straight forward way is of course adding 20 columns to my database table but if the user only uploads 1 image, the ...
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Oracle Database Integration with Team Foundation Server?

So my company is using TFS and SQL to Manage their Database (MS SQL Server). It integrates with the nightly build servers to do builds and produce scripts to build the entire Database. Also the ...