SQL Server is a relational database management system from Microsoft.

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Why does databases use text? [on hold]

This might be a little dumb question but why do we save text in the db instead of something smaller? Couldn't there be some other way to store data in the db like in a serialized form, and then have ...
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Optional text qualifier in CSV file as input to SSIS package

I receive several CSV files each quarter to process through an SSIS package, and the formatting is inconsistent. This quarter, I encountered what I term optional text qualifiers--text qualifer of ...
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Syncing graph of data to other database (like data)

Switching to new system and need to keep old data going for some time. So, we need to update old database with data when new system being updated. It's a transactional data, like orders/shipments. ...
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Connect to MS SQL database from client side [closed]

I had a software that was written on VB .Net and used Crystal Report to print out reports. It was a pain to maintain in my case, so I want to move the report to webpage version. I did some ...
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Is it a good practice to write distinct queries in a single stored procedure based on input parameters

I am going through the stored procedures written throughout our project and see that multiple distinct queries are written inside a single stored procedure and are called by passing different values ...
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confused with ms sql nomenclature [closed]

Question 1. What is the language used in Microsoft SQL Server? Question 2. I get confused with the name Microsoft SQL Server since its a RDBMS why its name ends as "Server". Because server is used to ...
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Using auto-increment clustered key and guid primary key together

My boss is the db administrator in a new software project and he came up with that design where every table will have both a auto-increment clustered key and a guid primary key (or possibly composite ...
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Caching query results vs Querying each time (finding a middle ground)

This is kind of an expansion on a previously asked question Some background info: Querying Over 5,000 items from SQL database that eventually get sorted into a list depending on who the user ...
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Knowing when a SQL table is done updating before Querying

I am using a self hosted windows service WEB API as the layer between my Windows 8 App and a SQL Server Database because Windows 8 apps can't directly connect to SQL server like win forms or pretty ...
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.NET Why should I use DAL over direct database access

Yesterday on one of SO chats I've been told I should never connect to database directly from the application and rather use DAL. I've been told that: 1. Using something in the middle should improve ...
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SQL - Designing a Threshold value table

I need to design an SQL table to be used for "threshold" or special values, which in general would have the following properties: - key - value - comparer (less than and greater than as a start, ...
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A CLR SQL Server Stored Procedure calling an ASP.NET Web API

We are developing a big system with SQL Server database, ASP.NET Web API 2.2 services and another external services. We need to load more data on a table while we process the current data on it. To ...
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Enterprise software: Where should the code go? [duplicate]

I recently went for an interview with a software company that claims to write enterprise level software. During the interview, the interviewer remarked that its better to use the database simply to ...
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What do I need for a database server for Mobile-Apps? [closed]

I'm struggling getting my head around writing a server for a mobile app. The app is quite simple and would manly rely on geographic data and some other basic stuff liker users etc. nothing special ...
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To convert to accurate data types or maintain default type of string

Scenario: I have a web application that records and checks data against two temp tables (1 table being a temp source and the other being a destination for the application). These temp tables are ...
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How do I do SQL Server mapping with a new Desktop application written in C#? [closed]

In 2 weeks I will be starting a new job as a software developer in a company that currently does not employ any professional programmers. My first task will be to rewrite a Excel/VBA application in ...
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NoSQL within SQL Server

This question is not about the difference between SQL and NoSQL. I am looking for some rationale for something that really does not make sense to me at the moment (maybe because of my lack of ...
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How to infer the result of a query?

To understand what a query does, I have always thought the following is the procedure on evaluating a query: Form the table as specified in the FROM clause. Pick the rows from that table as ...
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Portable Data in C# App

I have developed a C# front end app for management of an SQL Database for the purposes of document control. The project this database is for has several consultants and a client spread in a variety ...
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Is a series of OR or a single IN SQL statement better?

I'm using MS SQL 2008 R2. I have been using a series of OR and have an issue where my app periodically give the following error: Exception message: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior ...
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Git workflow for Microsoft SQL Stack

My team of developers are currently working at a client who has required us to move away from SVN and begin using their native workflow program. (Source tree by Atlassian). We are data warehouse ...
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Updating particular properties of EF objects every X amount of days in MVC

I'm building an MVC ASP.NET IMDb-like website which presents various information about movies to users, relying on 3rd party APIs to (initially) fetch movie info. The IDs representing each movie on ...
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Database performance comparison

I have been tasked with moving from a MSSQL backed database, entity framework code-first, wcf service based MVC application to a MySQL backed database. I have had being trying to find a performance ...
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Storing Dates & Times in SQL [closed]

I have a tool that I am working on which allows people to create meetings. They can select the Date, Time & Timezone that this meeting is occurring in. I need to determine the best way to store ...
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Implementing “Trending Items” using linear regression in SQL Server

I'm building an MVC .NET website where people can rate and review movies (similar to IMDb). I'm using SQL Server for the back-end. I'll be implementing a feature where the homepage displays trending ...
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Lock data in DB while external API call is pending?

I have an interesting situation, and I am looking for the best way to solve it. My app runs like this: 1) The user gets a Promotion Pin from Some Company, and I have a db table with these pins also. ...
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Mid-Large Asp.net MVC project: Storing images on filesystem or via SQL Server FILESTREAM [duplicate]

We have a ASP.NET MVC project with AngularJS and Entity Framework database-first, a news portal already in production for about a year. The project is mainly focused on providing content for users ...
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Managing shared storage in a high availability environment

I have an application with a custom high availability (HA) feature that provides automatic failover from an active primary server that experiences a failure to a passive backup server. To date, this ...
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Looking for advice for the following MS SQL Schema

We currently have the following SQL Schema: Projects Budgets BudgetTabs BudgetSections BudgetTasks BudgetTaskDetails ...
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What are the reasons to execute a WebService from SQL?

I was looking at some examples on how to call a Web Service from SQL Server. And all of them show very unreadable code, that I imagine would be a nightmare to maintain. So, the main question is why ...
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Entity Framework Code First Centralized database deployment

I originally posted this on stack overflow but was told that here is a better place to ask this kinda stuff. I couldn't find any other similar answered question but if there is one please give me a ...
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What is the best way to allow a user to specify a SQL server and database from a Windows application?

I am working on building a Windows application that will require a connection to at least two different Microsoft SQL Server databases (for example, a source and a target), which may or may not be on ...
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Should I store images in my database or file system in this application? [duplicate]

I'm using ASP.NET MVC 4 and SQL Server 2012. I have no problem going for either of these solutions but I want to know which one would fit better in the particular application I'm creating now. I'm ...
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500 databases or 1 database with 500 tables or just 1 table with all the records? [duplicate]

I currently have an application that is used by a single end customer. For ease of discussion assume the application only needs a single database table for all records. I now need to support ...
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Efficient database access for related data

As an example for this question, consider a content management system that has a content database table which contains things like the page title and location as well as the content itself which could ...
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SQLDatabase: Read a lot of data at once and process in memory or read the data when I need it?

I'm not sure how to approach this problem. I require a big chunk of data records from the SQL server. This chunk is based on variables, so I don't know before what records I need. I need to do a large ...
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Folder structure or database structure for creating/editing 'files'?

As a hobby experiment I am creating a on-line tool for creating web sites with the ability to create custom HTML and CSS using a template engine for safe-use of functionality. Now I am in the ...
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How do I write my BLL to make it re-usable?

Most of it was written 4-5 years ago. Our teams long term objectives are to use Entity Framework. Though we aren't gonna do it right away as our deadlines aren't allowing us to do so. Now we have our ...
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SQL Dev and Prod Environments

I have been tasked with setting up a SQL Development environment, and i was wondering if anyone has any advice on getting this right? So far, I have restored the prod DB onto another box, and ...
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Data persistence for transactional customer emails

I'm developing a system to handle sending transactional emails to our customers. This is how it works: An event occurs during the order's life cycle, for example 'shipped' This event will trigger ...
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Is there a better way to update NoSQL records in bulk?

When we started our application we had the choice of going with the traditional MS-SQL normalized database or with a NoSQL database (RavenDB is what we tried out). Here is a simplified version of our ...
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What strategy to follow while matching sql server datatypes in C# Code First approach while using Entity Framework

While matching SQL Server datatypes with C# Code First Approach in Entity Framework, what are specific points that we should keep in mind so that our C# datatype should match exactly our SQL Server ...
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Entity Framework with no direct table access

There are some similar questions I've found here, but none of them fully answer the question I'm asking. Similar questions: here and here In my company, I develop C# .NET applications and our Server ...
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Integrate MS Dynamics AX with Play Framework

In my company we use MS Dynamics AX 2009. This is the ERP of the company. We have around 100 users. The servers of MS Dynamics AX are in the headquarters company. We are developping a new website ...
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SQL scripts in TFS without putting them into solutions?

I am working on adding existing SQL scripts to version control. I have Team Foundation Server 2012 set up with Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 with the MSSCCI. I am fairly ...
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Is SQL Server Sevice Broker appropriate for transfering large volumns of records from one database to another

I have a database that collects and process large volumes of records However due to the legacy nature of the system im working with (and the powers that be) i need to transfer (processed) records to ...
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Guidance on android type app to connect to sql-server

Excuse my ignorance but we've got an application that we'd like to sample out on a mobile app The app is a C#/asp.net application connected to our sql server database. If we are going to write an ...
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How to backup data and images in this project?

I have MS C# and MS SQL 2008 database project. It can capture employees' records with pictures of more than 1000 records. Presently, I'm able to capture say 150 records on PC1 using my installed C# ...
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Power of 2 and performance in SQL Server

Many mathematical operation (such as division, multiplication, etc.) are supposed to be computed faster when dealing with power of two numbers (C++, C#?, ...) For instance 15 * 256 = 0x0e right ...
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When deciding a Primary Key, can I use Date part of a DateTime field

I'm designing a payroll system I have designed a database with several tables and this question is related to following tables EMPLOYEE (Employee_ID [pk], Name,... etc) LOCATION (Location_ID [pk], ...