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Are Couchbase questions on topic?

I noticed that there was no tag for Couchbase and only a small number of questions mentioning it. So are Couchbase questions on-topic for this site - dba.SE (it which case it'd be lovely to get a ...
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Should questions about database choice be allowed?

I want to ask specific question - what database should I choose for analytics, here's my research of what I know and here is problems that I'm worried about in my case. This stack part is quite ...
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Should basic SQL questions be allowed?

I’m going to buck the pervasive mentality here and ask the question:    Why shouldn’t dba.stackexchange.com include basic SQL questions? Previous related discussions: How do we ...
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How do I find X data?

Is Database Administrators a place to ask, "Where can I find public domain data like mailing addresses" etc. Can someone point me to the right direction if DBA is not such a place. Thanks
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Should 'trivia' questions be off-topic

There is nothing in the FAQ or here on meta that specifically says these questions cannot be asked, and I think some other sites like SO tolerate them to a degree, but perhaps the expert focus here ...
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Is my question too basic for dba?

I feel my question Minimizing the number of parent rows for a distinct column in a child table may be too simple for dba. I know it is likely some simple group by logic that I am missing but I feel ...
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Should all 'when will xyz be released' questions be off-topic

There is nothing in the FAQ or here on meta that says these questions cannot be asked, but they usually either are answered with a quick look at Wikipedia or encourage pointless speculation Shall ...
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questions about the ReportServer database

Are questions about the ReportServer database (the SQL Server database that is the brain of an SSRS deployment) appropriate for this site?
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What shopping question are (and aren't) welcome on DBA.SE?

There are many shopping questions on the site; for example: Tool to generate large datasets of test data What tools are there for data masking? (MySQL, Linux) Any Open Source / free ETL out there? ...
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Is DBA a place for homework questions?

Is asking homework questions allowed or should it be allowed/tolerated in dba.stackexchange.com? Is there a guideline for this in stackexchange?
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Are licensing questions within our scope?

I noticed Server Fault preemptively posted a dummy question explaining that they don't give licensing advice, as you really need to figure out licensing with the company granting the license. They use ...
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2 pivot questions enter, one question leaves

Do questions on querying belong here? There were two questions on DBA about using the PIVOT operator in the past 12 hours. why does my pivot give me an error? ...
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Are Essbase questions on-topic / within scope on dba.SE?

Essbase is Oracle's BI OLAP product (formerly from Hyperion, formerly Arbor). Is this an appropriate site for questions about Essbase (and other OLAP products for that matter)? Or are we sticking ...
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Are questions about “no-SQL” databases OK?

Is it appropriate to ask questions about things like Redis (a data-structure server)?
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Is “config tuning” on topic?

Is it suiteable to ask questions that involve the configuration of the database with all it's parameters? I'm not talking about optimizing queries, requests,.. but the settings that are provided by ...
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MySQL high availability, failover and replication

Hello, Would this forum be appropriate for asking questions on best ways to configure MySQL in a high-availability manner with automated failover, and quick replication? Or would it be serverfault? ...
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Is SQL parsing on topic?

Currently I have some problems which go into the direction of this SO question Parsing SQL in .NET My feeling is, that more experts for such questions probably follow SO than DBA and that they ...
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Is LDAP on topic?

Are LDAP servers considered databases for the purposes of this site?
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Overlap between codereview and dba

Originally database design was included in the overall reviewing on CodeReview.SE. However, now that DBA is here, I'm wondering if those questions would be better here. What do you think?
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Is my question appropriate here?

I have a question, but it might be to subjective. So, I thought I'd put it here and ask your opinion. Question: I want to know if there is any reasons at all not to use MySQL in this scenario. ...
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Where should I post this question? SO or DBA?

I've got a question about my TVP insert code. I don't know if it's a problem with the SQL I'm using (so DBA because TVP is new and may have other tricks I don't know about) or if it's just bad form on ...
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Questions about books and blogs during beta?

Do you think questions about blogs and other assorted "what should we read" content are appropriate during the site beta? Do they attract experts to the site? Now that the site is no longer in ...
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Web programming only, or database applications of any stripe?

The DBA title kind of leaves the implication, for me anyway, that the site is aimed primarily at those of us who create and manage databases for online applications and similarly deployed settings. ...
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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?

When I first committed to DBA, it was generically named as "Databases". Now that we have the private beta up and running - what questions are allowed in here ? The site name indicates that the ...
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What about Business Intelligence?

I was wondering if Business Intelligence has its lace on this website ? In Business Intelligence we can see 3/4 domain that are parts of Database Expert : ETL Datawarehousing Data Modeling ...