SQL Server 2008 :: Unable To Change Database Context

Apr 28, 2015

USE master
Declare @db as nvarchar(258) = quotename (N'tempdb')
EXEC (N'USE' + @db + N'; EXEC(''SELECT DB_NAME();'');');

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How To Change The Database Context And Modify Tables?

Oct 4, 2007

I have 30+ databases in sql 2000.
I want to dynalically loop though each of the databases and alter a column named 'EmpName' for all the 'Employees' tables in that database.
Here is my attempt.use Master
declare @SQLString Nvarchar(1000)
declare @DBName Nvarchar(100)
declare @SQL2 NVARCHAR(1000)declare @TABLE_NAME NVarchar(100)
SELECT name FROM sysdatabases
      SET @SQL2 = 'USE ' + @DBNAME + ' ALTER TABLE ' + @TABLE_NAME + ' MODIFY EmpName varchar(100)'
     from information_schema.tables where table_type = 'BASE TABLE' and table_name like '%Employees%'      PRINT @SQL2
fetch next from curDB into @DBName
Close curDB
When i execute the above script in master, it says 'Query executed successfully' but when i see the all the Employees table in each of the database, the required change is not made.
Can anybody explain this or give an alternate solution? 

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How To Change Database Context Dynamically In SQL 2000

Oct 4, 2007

I am using Sql Server 2000.
I have about 25+ databases . I want to run a series of commands on each database... how can I change the database context - the current database - dynamically in a loop...
something like this below:

declare @SQLString Nvarchar(1000)

declare @DBName Nvarchar(100)

declare @SQL2 NVARCHAR(1000)

declare @TABLE_NAME NVarchar(100)



SET @SQL2 = 'USE ' + @DB_NAME + ';GO;ALTER TABLE ' + @TABLE_NAME + ' MODIFY Name varchar(100)'




I am getting an error when i run the above commands:
Msg 170, Level 15, State 1, Line 1
Line 1: Incorrect syntax near 'GO'

Can someone give me the correct solution?

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Unable To Access The Database Master Under The Current Security Context.

Jun 16, 2007

I have a login that is mapped to a Windows sysadmin account. I used it to login to Sql Server 2005. I then created a database called Freedom. I then added a Windows login and user called FreedomAdmin, with Freedom set as the default database. When I login in to Windows using FreedomAdmin and then try to login in to Sql Server 2005, I get the following error:

The server principal "FREEDOM1FreedomAdmin" is unable to access the database "master" under the current security context.

If the default database for FreedomAdmin is Freedom (and it is - I checked from my sysadmin login account), why can't I login. Must I give FreedomAdmin permissions to master?

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May 6, 2015

I have a SQL Server 2005 database file (a .mdf file) that I am trying to open in SQL Server Management Studio so I can add a field to a table, but I am unable to open the file. I can't say that I really understand how SQL Server handles these databases. I especially don't understand the "attaching" and "detaching" operations.

I am working in VB.Net 2008 now, but my background is with VB6 using the JET engine. It was just so straightforward using the JET engine, but seems so much more complicated with SQL Server. I am trying to use .mdf files the same way I used .mdb files. I want my application to find the database file, "attach to it", and let me manipulate it.

At one time I was able to open my database in Sql Server Management Studio and edit the design of the database. The application still works but I am no longer able to modify the database because I cannot attach to it in Management Studio.

Here is a big clue: the files are no longer in the special folder anymore, which is c:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL ServerMSSQL.2MSSQLDATA. I might have deleted the files, stupidly, thinking they were redundant. I still have the .mdf file (and the _log.ldf file) on my hard drive and the application can still open it, but when I try to use Management Studio to attach to the .mdf file, I get this error:

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express

An error occurred when attaching the database(s). Click the hyperlink in the Message column for details.

here are the details:

Unable to open the physical file "c:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL ServerMSSQL.2MSSQLDATAHEALSExamsSQL.mdf". Operating system error 2: "2(The system cannot find the file specified.)". (.Net SqlClient Data Provider)

Indeed the file is not there, but why is Mgmt Studio looking there? Why doesn't it just open the file where it is? What can I do to get it back? I even copied the files to c:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL ServerMSSQL.2MSSQLDATA? I get the same error.

Here is another clue: In Management Studio, when I right-click Databases, and chose Attach, it brings up a dialog. There I click "Add" to get another dialog in which I will select a database, but before the dialog appears I get this error:

Locate Database Files - KURANT-WIN7SQLEXPRESS
C:UsersJason KurantDesktop
Cannot access the specified path or file on the server. Verify that you have the necessary security privileges and that the path or file exists.

If you know that the service account can access a specific file, type in the full path for the file in the File Name control in the Locate dialog box.

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How can I connect to the database from my code using this ID?

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My sql team has informed they cannot change system collation as it hosts other db's as well.

My Query: What will be the impact of changing collation from JP to Latin.

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use master
alter database test
set single_user
with rollback immediate


Yes, it shows one record, but the database name is master, not test. And indeed, I run it from the context of master. Also tried sp_who, sp_who2, sys.dm_exec_requests - nothing works. For dm_exec_requests it shows nothing because it does not run at the current moment.Any other solutions to catch this SPID with a script?

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Jan 27, 2015

Our end users is getting below error, when they try to connect to our database:

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That is Windows based application and we have done everything like restart our DB Server , reinstall exe in users system, but still issue is same.The issue has occured from when DB Server has restarted and at the same time few users are connected. before that it was working fine. we could not find what is issue.

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what I need to change in the WHERE clause to rectify this error ?

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Oct 31, 2007

Hi All,

Can someone please advise.

I am trying to change the database owner. I am logged in as sa.
I am using the command sp_changedbowner 'username'

I seem to get the following error message:

Cannot find the principal 'username', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.

I have created the user account. But am still getting the same error.

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Hi There

I am trying to loop through databases to gather information.

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Feb 7, 2007

Hi All

i am very new to SQL CLR,

I create create an sample stored Procedure and registed the assembly and execute the SP in the query window , its working fine. But my doubt was -

1) In the SQLConnection object ,its like ("context connection=true") What is the use of this string and can i change this string to like this "Data Source=SystemNameSQLExpress;Initial Catalog=SampleDB;Integrated Security=True"?

is it possible to change the connection in the SQLConnection constructor with any databse connection

2) Is there any possobility to add configuration file in SQL Server project?

Please any one help me to know ... Thanks in Advance...

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I used quoted_identifier OFF/ON outside my proc, no luck still.

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Jun 19, 2015

I have a periodic backup task, and when I need a development copy on which to test code, I restore my most recent backup to a different name, switch the ODBC link to that name on my development machine and have a current copy of the database to play with.

I've been doing this for years, and it works great. Just now I did it, and suddenly my development machine is unable to run any stored procedures that have the 'Execute as owner' clause in their definition. I'm using domain accounts, my personal account is the owner of the database, and everything works on the production copy, which is in the same instance on the same machine.

The test copy is identical to the production copy, which continues to work fine - it was just created using by restoring the backup of the production copy, but I can't run anything with this clause. As soon as I delete the 'Execute as owner' line, the procedure is suddenly available. If I put it back, I'm locked out again.

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My requirement is I want to change the column order of an existing table. some tables I am able to saving on design window Like Below image.

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So, I have toyed around with CDC and even creating my own custom auditing method but I can't come up with a reasonable solution that doesn't involve a massive audit table that doesn't provide much useful info.

For example, there are two date fields in the table that my customer wishes to have history tracked for. Every day, this table is truncated and reloaded - however those dates may stay the same for many many many months. If I turn on CDC, I will get tons of audit records for a delete and an insert every day but the values for the two date fields may not have even changed.

The table has tons of fields in it but I only care about the 2 date fields for history purposes.Here is a snippet of the table (I took out all the additional fields in the table and just left the two date fields that need to be tracked):

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Fake_Name](
[lin] [char](6) NOT NULL,
[boip_no] [char](6) NOT NULL,
[dt_tc] [varchar](25) NULL,

[Code] .....

method to track changes to this table with it being truncated every day?

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Jan 10, 2012

I am trying to reorganise the log files on a server, (long story short they are fragmented so I want to shrink and reset the initial size and growth) and I am unable to shrink them. When I run the following:

use test

I get the following message:

Msg 8985, Level 16, State 1, Line 1

Could not locate file 'test_log' for database 'test' in sys.database_files. The file either does not exist, or was dropped.

I get this message for every database on the server. I got the logical name of the file using sp_helpfile and have checked it against sys.masterfiles, sys.database_files and sys.sysaltfiles, all match up and confirm the name 'test_log'.

I rebooted the server last night and was able to shrink the first couple of .ldf's I tried so I presumed it was fixed. This morning when I try again i get the sanme error, I don't see anything in the SQL server or system logs that indicates a change.

I am able to add new log files and remove log files, however if I add a new log file (test_log2) and then try and truncate that file I get the same error.

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Jun 11, 2012

We have SQL Server 008 R2 failover clustered instance.

Installation and everthing went smooth. But I'm getting a weired error

Unable to connect to SQL Server clustered instance from one of the nodes

When SQL Server Resources are on sql1:

Connect from SSMS from sql2--> NOT Able to connect to SQL instance (A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2))

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When SQL Server Resources are on sql2:

Connect from SSMS from sql1-->Working fine
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[Code] ....

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Jun 28, 2015

Had some big problems with my SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 during the last maintenance running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise ( upgraded from Standard). I'm getting the following error,

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I did a google search and found others with the problem but the resolution isn't working for me. I ran the following commands, heck I ran them multiple times. No errors come back running these commands. But the same error keeps happening, I even restart the service and then the server again.

sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1;
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I looked at the log file and there were no actual error messages so I applied service pack 3 and restarted server after it installed, was actually prompted to restart. In my tests I was never prompted to restart the server.Now I never started the agent service after recreating the msdb database since I knew it wasn't on the same version. I just went directly to the latest SP. Our applications are running fine but now I cant do scheduled backups.

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Jan 9, 2013

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May 23, 2007

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May 1, 2007

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[Code] ....

-- Original Output
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