SQL Server Interview Questions
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Syntax to find the used space and free space of the Data file in a database(SQL Server). Following queries didn't give the exact Used space and Free Space Information sp_spaceused;DBCC showfilestats;exec MyDbName.dbo.sp_spaceused;SP_HELPFILE Can any one tell me the query for how to find the exact used data file space and free space in a Data File?

Cognizant,

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How to generate the Reports for the Database? I need an Example for it.Will we manually do this or else any script is there? Please let me know ASAP...

Cognizant,

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When we are using this query to shrink the log file,what exactly it will execute internally? Do we lose any data when we run this script? which data it will truncate in the log file and where it is saved. Please let me know... USE DatabaseName GO DBCC SHRINKFILE(, 1) BACKUP LOG WITH TRUNCATE_ONLY DBCC SHRINKFILE(, 1) GO

Cognizant,

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one of my database size is 2gb and Unrestricted Growth for Data file up to 10%.But every day after day I am getting Primary Data file is full 99.999 please take appropriate actions.Why it is? Even disk space is also not full,but still I am getting the alerts.

Cognizant,

1 3416

What are the steps you will take to improve performance of a poor performing query?

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How to restart SQL Server in single user mode? How to start SQL Server in minimal configuration mode?

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Hi all, I need query help for below senorio, could you please help me. TableName = City CITYID ContinuationID CITYNAME 1 1 SAN 1 2 DIEGO 2 1 SAN 2 2 FRANCISCO 3 1 CHICAGO 4 1 NEW 4 2 YORK 4 3 CITY Could you please help me to write a generalized SQL that returns results as given below in the Query result CITYID NAME1 NAME2 NAME3 NAME4 NAME5 1 SAN DIEGO 2 SAN FRANCISCO 3 CHICAGO 4 NEW YORK CITY

TCS,

5 5053

Does any body please help me what question's have asked for SSRS in the interview?

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What is the difference between in and exists. Ex: select * from emp where empno in(....) and select * from emp where empno exists(....) What is the difference between a Join and Union and Union and UnionAll.

ABC, Accenture,

5 6773

How to handle errors in Stored Procedures.

Accenture,

2 5759

what is the difference between procedure and function.

Thomson,

4 5162

Security Question- SQL DBA exparts, need your help...

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What is Stored Procedure? What is Views in sql server? Difference between a User Defined Function and a Stored Procedure Difference between a primary key and a unique key? What is a join and explain different types of joins. Difference between temp table and table variable Difference between Triggers and Stored Procedures Difference between UNION ALL Statement and UNION What is COALESCE / Why do we use COALESCE? Why we use SET ROWCOUNT in Sql How many clustered index can have a table How many types of local tables in SQL SERVER Difference between DELETE and TRUNCATE What is Aggregate Functions? What is Row_Number()? What are Ranking Functions? What is NOLOCK? What is CTE? What are the Advantages of using CTE? What is the STUFF function and how does it differ from the REPLACE function? What are the difference between clustered and a non-clustered index? What are the different index configurations a table can have? Difference between a HAVING CLAUSE and a WHERE CLAUSE? Difference between SET and SELECT Provide all the built in string function of SQL SERVER Difference between char and varchar data types Define candidate key, alternate key, composite key. What are constraints? Explain different types of constraints. What is a self join? Explain it with an example. How will you convert table row to a column comma separated value

ACS,

4 8085

what is the maximum size of sql row in mssql?

1 4071

There are two tables (T1, T2) with different rows. Find the output of query. Select count(*) from T1,T2.

Amdocs,

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What is data modeling and Reterminal integrity?

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1.what is the diff between nolock optimizer and read uncommitted isolation? 2.what is the diff between revoke and deny? 3.what is percieved down time? 4.whether password protection are required for backups?if yes why?if no why? 5.what is fill factor? 6.what is cost analysis? 7.what is mean by piece meal restore? 8.what is 'rowguidcol'? 9.impersonate permission? 10.what is selectivity?

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1. Tell me your daily activities 2. If sql server installation fails at time installation what will do 3. Where does the sql server installation log details are stored 4. After the installation what will you do for memory configuration 5. What is the difference between SQL max maximum memory and AWE memory 6. How will you configure AWE memory 7. How will setup an email alert for the backup job 8. After the SQL installation what are the jobs will you configure 9. What does –g mean in the sql startup parameter 10. What is the difference between Bulked log and Full recovery model 11. What is the difference between mirroring and log shipping 12. What are the steps to be followed before in-place up gradation 13. After installing the patch the sql server does not start and application team tells to rollback the changes .In this scenario what will you do

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optimization techinques

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how can u get last observation in an unknown dataset ?

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what is package and it uses and how can u call a package

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Hi, I Created 3 Tables Person(PersID[prkey],Name,Email,Password), Project(ProjName,ProjID[prkey],ProjLeader,ProjManager) & ProjectInvolvement(EntryDate,ProjID[frkey],PersID[frkey],ProjDuration). For this how can i INSERT,UPDATE & DELETE Through PROCEDURE? Please Post the Answer for me. Desai.

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in a table is b in column k (manikanta,sivananda,muralidhar) i want result like (mnikanta,sivnanda,murlidhar) please slove it

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How to check what was the last restore transaction LSN in Log shipping or Mirroring? when we don't have a Monitor or witness server.

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last function used in MS Access to convert sql what function will use in sql

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1)what is the difference between Reinitializing a Subscription and synchronization the subscription? 2)when to use reinitializing ? 3)when to use synchronization? 4)when adding table or deleting a table what to do?(reinz.. or syn) 5)when adding a column what to do?

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How can we call UDF(User Define Function) using C# code in ASP.net ?

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query processing

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Can anyone tell that the extra features are there in SQL SERVER 2008 that are not available in previous versions .

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How you trouble shoot when any job fails

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