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Sweet SQL Lass: "I can't take this database offline!" Sweet SQL Lass: "I can't take this database offline!" An anguished cry, which I have heard twice today. The problem is, if you try to take a database offline, it will not actually complete until the current transaction has ended (or been forcibly killed), as there is a lock on the database. Killing a transaction is a bit untidy. As we find here "The ALTER DATABASE statement waits indefinitely if there is any lock on the database." One generally ends up with 'Database is in transition...Error 952' when trying to ascertain what the databases is up to, and very little seems to have an effect, including restarting SQL in some cases: and that assumes that restarting SQL is even an option. Fortunately, if one uses a bit of T-SQL, one can persuade the last transaction to rollback neatly, unlocking everything, and reducing hassle.
UPDATE: For working example using AdventureWorks visit : SQL SERVER – Simple Example of Cursor – Sample Cursor Part 2 This is the simplest example of the SQL Server Cursor. I have used this all the time for any use of Cursor in my T-SQL.DECLARE @AccountID INT DECLARE @getAccountID CURSOR SET @getAccountID = CURSOR FOR SELECT Account_IDFROM AccountsOPEN @getAccountIDFETCH NEXTFROM @getAccountID INTO @AccountIDWHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0BEGIN PRINT @AccountIDFETCH NEXTFROM @getAccountID INTO @AccountIDEND CLOSE @getAccountIDDEALLOCATE @getAccountID Reference: Pinal Dave (, BOL Like this: Like Loading... Simple Example of Cursor | Journey to SQL Authority with Pinal Dave Simple Example of Cursor | Journey to SQL Authority with Pinal Dave
Using Extended Properties on Database Objects Using Extended Properties on Database Objects In using extended properties, you can add text, such as descriptive or instructional content, add input masks, and add formatting rules as properties of objects in a database or of the database itself. For example, you can add an extended property to a schema, a schema's view, or to a column in the view. Because extended properties are stored in the database, all applications reading the properties can evaluate the object in the same way.

Reporting Services is a collection of server and client applications used for business reporting. You can install server components on a single computer or on multiple computers. You can install the client components alongside server components or on separate workstations. To install server components, the computer must satisfy the hardware and software requirements. If the computer is not configured as an application server or if the operating system does not support HTTP.SYS, Reporting Services will not be available in the Components to Install page in the Installation Wizard. Reporting Services is installed through the SQL Server installation media. New Installation (Reporting Services) New Installation (Reporting Services)
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Introduction This article describes a few simple steps in order to migrate MySQL into Microsoft SQL Server 2005. The technique is very easy, but useful if you plan to move your data from MySQL and upgrade it finally to a Microsoft SQL Server environment. Background Initially, I started my search for an article on CodeProject regarding MySQL->MS SQL migration without any success. Migrate MySQL to Microsoft SQL Server Migrate MySQL to Microsoft SQL Server
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By Bill Graziano on 6 August 2007 | 6 Comments | Tags: Identity, INSERT Identity columns are commonly used as primary keys in database tables. How to Insert Values into an Identity Column in SQL Server How to Insert Values into an Identity Column in SQL Server
Best approach to remove time part of datetime in SQL Server I, personally, almost always use User Defined functions for this if dealing with SQL Server 2005 (or lower version), however, it should be noted that there are specific drawbacks to using UDF's, especially if applying them to WHERE clauses (see below and the comments on this answer for further details). If using SQL Server 2008 (or higher) - see below. In fact, for most databases that I create, I add these UDF's in right near the start since I know there's a 99% chance I'm going to need them sooner or later. I create one for "date only" & "time only" (although the "date only" one is by far the most used of the two). Here's some links to a variety of date-related UDF's: Essential SQL Server Date, Time and DateTime FunctionsGet Date Only Function Best approach to remove time part of datetime in SQL Server
ADO Connection Strings ADO Connection Strings Overview Generally, one of the first steps when you are trying to work with databases is open it. You can find several types of those, and each have a different mode of connection. When you try to connect with your database sometimes, you don't know the correct connection string that you must use. It is for that I wrote this article. I wanted to compile the connection strings to the majority of known databases...
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By Sean Baird on 12 September 2000 | 21 Comments | Tags: Identity Kim writes: "with an identity column you can SELECT @@identity after inserting a row. How do you get the value of a uniqueidentifier column after an insert? Uniqueidentifier vs. IDENTITY
Understand Lambda Expressions in 3 minutes What is a Lambda Expression? A lambda expression is an anonymous function and it is mostly used to create delegates in LINQ. Simply put, it's a method without a declaration, i.e., access modifier, return value declaration, and name. Why do we need lambda expressions? (Why would we need to write a method without a name?) Convenience.
The Visual Studio 2010 IDE does not support connecting to SQL Server 2000, including not allowing connections from the ADO.NET Entity Framework designer. However, the ADO.NET Entity Framework 4 runtime continues to offer support for running with SQL Server 2000 databases. A number of people have asked what to do with existing ADO.NET Entity Framework models built against SQL Server 2000 when moving to Visual Studio 2010. Following are a few development options and items of note: - The ADO .NET Entity Framework 4 runtime fully supports SQL Server 2000. - Apps you previously built on top of SQL Server 2000 will continue to function as-is when you move those apps to the ADO.NET Entity Framework 4 runtime. Using Entity Framework 4 with SQL Server 2000 Databases
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