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Can I draw ER diagrams?

Is there a way to draw ER diagrams? or the only way is to upload a screen shot or some picture? something like this more or less: Maybe something like: _________ ______ ...
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Can tags be edited on “merged” questions?

This question has been merged, and as a result cannot be directly "edited". I'd like to remove the books tag from the question since that tag needs to go away. In my opinion, that tag would be very ...
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Is it OK to change my question title?

Although in MS SQL (not Express) I have a limit of 10GB per database This question of mine went in an another direction. I don't want to delete it, because I believe it can serve someone someday. But ...
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Why is flag declined based on content edited after flagging?

I flagged this answer which - at the time I flagged it, was not an answer at all. The post was edited, became an answer, and my flag was declined. Should the flag not have been helpful as it ...
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A [hint] for a tag synonym

query-hints should probably be a synonym of hints (or the other way round?) But I currently lack the votes to suggest as synonyms.
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when and how the socratic badge is calculated?

I have tried to be serious in my persuance of the socratic badge, for this I need to ask 100 relevant and useful questions, that have not been already asked. I keep monitoring my progress as you ...
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Can't collect Critic badge

Is it normal that it can take some time to receive a badge? I have down-voted a question and normally you collect the Critic badge. So far the badge hasn't been awarded.
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How can comments disappear?

I wrote a comment to this question that helped user to find out why the error will be raised. The user answered with a comment and I get a notification. Now I cannot see my comment nor can I see his ...
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I'm not sure what was wrong with this flag

I flagged this question with the comment "impossible to answer". The flag was declined with the message: flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their ...
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Why do I not get alerts when questions get closed or deleted?

When people comment on or answer a question I post, I get notified via my "inbox". When people up/down vote my question, I get notified via my "achievements" box. Shouldn't I also get notified if a ...
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Sites reproducing content without attribution

There are sites out there reproducing DBA.se content without attribution. http://www.faqssys.info/sqlplus-default-define-settings/ for example. Do we need to report these, so they can be dealt with, ...
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Should sqlcmd and sqlcmd-mode be separate tags?

I feel like question relating to sqlcmd.exe, (ie command line tags, setting other editors, using with third party terminal enhancements) belong in a separate category than those related to "SQLCMD ...
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Figures/Images not available

I searched the Help and the meta questions to see if this is something obvious. I've been reading several posts on the dba stackexchange and have so far come across 3 or 4 that have... Attachments? ...
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why is xml not displayed when I format is as code?

I copied some xml to an answer, and I formatted it as code, but it hides everything between the < and > braces. Answer is here. What did I do wrong?
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Rename sql-azure tag

Proposing sql-azure be renamed to azure-sql-database There are two quite separate relational database products from Microsoft: Azure SQL Database (the target of this tag) SQL Server Confusion may ...
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Can I ask a question about ODBC driver and license? [duplicate]

I want to ask a question about whether a license is required to use an ODBC driver, but I don't know whether it is on topic or not. The question I'm meant to ask is: We have a product that uses ...
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Reputation gained for question/answer edits are reversed

This morning I have realized that reputation earned for suggested edits of questions/answers is reversed while everything was correct in peer review. Under what conditions will my earned reputation ...
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Wondering what the process for reopening a closed question here is?

Version lie shim for SQL Server 2014 The above question was closed (for incorrect reasons IMHO). I've answered the charges and the question hasn't been revisited. Is there no process whereby those ...
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Closed topic, leads to non-existant topic

This question: unloading data from oracle dbf files Was closed as a duplicate. I went to find out the original question (and answer): ...
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How to deal with On hold flag?

I asked this question in the DBA SO. It was put on hold because it is too localized. I don't understand why is considered too localized. I am asking a generic question on how to pass parameters ...
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Error occurred while submitting your question?

I have been trying to post a question in the Database Administrators Site for a while and each time I get the error: An error occurred submitting the question I am using IE10. Are there any ...
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Please merge sql-clr and clr

Both tags refer to the same thing. Also, sqlclr should be added as an alias. Apparently my messsage body is too short, so I shall write a few sentences upon the virtues os Aaron Bertrand and Paul ...
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Review queue oddness

There are currently 55 questions in the close queue on DBA.se - Many are old, and it all seems a bit weird that old questions now have 4 out of 5 close votes. http://dba.stackexchange.com/review Has ...
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Where are “scopes” of the sites?

I sometimes get my questions closed as "offtopic" because they don't belong to the site's scope. Whenever I visit a new SE site I try to see where is its scope defined, but cannot find it. Why isn't ...
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Where is the FAQ and who are the DB administrators?

Which questions can I ask here? DB administrators, are they coders or just people who simply install the SQL server and make sure that it has no viruses, is up and running? I actually wanted to ask a ...
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Spam Edits on answers

I have seen these edits come up before a few times lately (within last week or so). This is the second or third time I have seen an edit come up similar to this one. I did not catch if the previous ...
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A missing blank line disables code mode

I created a table like this: +-----------------------+-----------------------+ |Heading 1 |Heading 2 | +-----------------------+-----------------------+ | R1 ...
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Somehow my account does not show any Active questions on dba.stackexchange.com

Please refer to below screen shot : Note: I have tried clearing cache, etc. NO active questions (All blank): Other tabs working fine: *EDIT: (Disabled all extensions and removed the ...
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What is Association Bonus?

Can anyone help me regarding association bonus? What is this association bonus anyway?
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Can someone please explain to me why my question is unclear?

my question: Importing delimited files into SQL server The point of this question is to say that I do not want to specify the types and sizes for all the columns manaully. There are too many, and it ...
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Possible bug in data

Can someone take a look at this question? I can honestly tell you that I do not recall ever answering this question. As well, per the comment, it has no relation to the question what so ever.
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No comment option?

A few minutes ago I visited this question on the main site: How to design index for faster deletes Link as it appears in my browser (IE8). I could not for the life of me see a comment option to ask ...
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Can we have an Off-Topic > Belongs on StackOverflow option?

I'd like for our users to have the ability to vote to close as off-topic > belongs on Stack Overflow. Almost all of our migrations have gone there and, unfortunately, the current process is confusing. ...
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Notifications about new answers or comments doesn't work

Today (one hour ago) I posted a question: History from SQL Agent Jobs (SQL Server 2005) All notifications about new answer(s)/comments were accessible only when I checked my question on the Database ...
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Should database theory questions be posted here, in cstheory or in cs?

As per title, it doesn't seem to be clear. As an aside, maybe for similar situations you should add a feature to allow to add a link to the question on the questions pane of the closely related ...
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how can I get an answer to a part of a question?

There is a question, that is solved by the author itself, but there remains a follow-up question, that cannot be asked on its own without reading the whole question. how can I restart that question? ...
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UPSERT synonym for MERGE?

I created a tag upsert (7x) today and wrote a somewhat useful (I hope) tag wiki. Later I found that there is already a tag merge (15x, no wiki). Would you consider the two synonymous? I can't mark ...
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Cant undo vote?

Noticed this the first time today, appparently, if I vote for an answer, I cannot remove my vote unless the answer is changed. Any reason behind that (and why not keep it the same as other SE sites?) ...
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First Posts Reviews not working

Back in October, dezso asked this question which is flagged as bug fixed. However, I'm still seeing the issue that a user's first post is not showing up in the first post review list. Here is an ...
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How can I search questions where I've commented?

Yesterday I found a question I though I could answer, but needed a bit more info from the OP so I added a comment. Later at home, I remembered the question and wanted to read it all over again, but I ...
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Deleted question by mistake

I posted this question yesterday - I seem to have deleted it by mistake. Could you please reinstate it? Thanks
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Can someone add the tag “ontology”?

I'm wanting to ask some questions dealing with ontological data models. Can someone add the tag "ontology" to this site?
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Synonym suggestion - SSRS and reporting-services

Is this the proper place to suggest a synonym? Specifically reporting-services pointing to ssrs Justification: SSRS is the acronym of SQL Server Reporting Services.
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Can we still Twitter our answers out?

I just noticed that the link to Twitter is no longer under the Favorite star of any Question across all my StackExchange accounts. Was this an oversight ? Is Twitter being removed ? Is there another ...
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what does “User was removed” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rep and removed users I noticed I lost 5 rep because "User was removed" - not worried about the rep, but curious as to what this means?
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Rep and removed users

I recently had someone downvote an answer and when I saw the rep explanation on my account it said "user was removed". This is kind of difficult to understand why I lost reputation. I'm assuming they ...
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Can someone add some “Informatica” tags to Database Administrators for their tools?

Can someone with privileges please add some Stack Exchange tags for Informatica products to dba.stackexchange.com? They have several products, so if you'd like each one and a description for each, ...
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when is code not code?

For how do I execute a void-returning procedure in pgsql 9.1?, I definitely selected all my sql and clicked on the braces for code format, and I thought I saw it looking plausible. Yet, when others ...
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Is there a way to cut/past code snippets into SQL Server query editor that doesn't remove all newlines?

Whenever I select a code sample from an answer on this site (or SO) and paste it into the SQL Server query editor, the newlines turn into spaces, and the resulting one-line query is very hard to read ...
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Is there a “comments” FAQ?

I see people put comments all the time with hyperlinks like what we can set up in the question/wiki editor. I'd love to know how to do this as sometimes I wish to post a link in the comment but not ...