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What I'm doing wrong? WinowsXP sp2 ,MSSQL express 2008 sp1 , netFramework 2.0 sp2 , Adwenturework 2005 in Directory C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\ EXEC sp_attach_db @dbname = N'AdventureWorks',    @filename1 = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\AdventureWorks_Data.mdf',    @filename2 = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\AdventureWorks_Log.ldf' query  select*from adress  returns "Invalid object name 'adress'".

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dear Friends

For my MCTS 70 -433 examination, I recently installed sql server 2008 and installed the sample databases too. but my issue is, in that book they have mentioned a database called "AdventureWorks2008" and the nice thing is I don't have a such a database with me in my sql server 2008. 

And the query is 

-- MERGE Statement
USE AdventureWorks2008
MERGE INTO	Sales.SalesOrderDetailHistory AS SODH
USING Sales.SalesOrderDetail AS SOD
ON SODH.SalesOrderID = SOD.SalesOrderID
AND SODH.SalesOrderDetailID = SOD.SalesOrderDetailID
INSERT (LineTotal, SalesOrderID, SalesOrderDetailID, CarrierTrackingNumber, OrderQty
, ProductID, SpecialOfferID, UnitPrice, UnitPriceDiscount
, rowguid, ModifiedDate, Cancelled)
VALUES(LineTotal, SalesOrderID, SalesOrderDetailID, CarrierTrackingNumber, OrderQty
, ProductID, SpecialOfferID, UnitPrice, UnitPriceDiscount
, rowguid, ModifiedDate, DEFAULT)
UPDATE SET SOHD.Cancelled = 'True'
OUTPUT $action , inserted.* ;	

Please help me to overcome this issue and let me know where can I download that database too.

Thanking you

happy Coding

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I downloaded the Adventurworks2008 database and the AdventureworksDW2008 database for practice with SSIS.  I was wondering what the difference between the two databases is, because in the exercises im following it is stating that i will need to extract data from  the Adventureworks2008 database to the AdventureworksDW2008 database.

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In the Adventurework FactInterSales table, there's an "orderDateKey" key. 

Imagine that I want to add a new calculated measure, in order to be able to get the average delay (in days) between sales, in general or by customer...

How would you do that ? A new calculated member ? a script command ? Or do I have to do this with SSIS when importing the data ? I hope no...

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Hello All,

I   have already installed sql server 2005 express and management studio 2005 express edition . Now i want to install the  Sample database provide by microsoft(AdventureWorksDB) .  Even this also i have  downloaded from the codeplex.  When i tried to run the MSI , i  am getting an error . Please find the error below.

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One more thing , i am using Windows 7.

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When I try to run the exe, the follwoing error is being thrown

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cannot install AdventureWorks


I downloaded and installed SQL Server 2005 express Edition with advanced services.


My attempt to install the AdventureWorks from "Add or Remove Programs" failed for I was not able to see the "Documentation, Samples, and Sample Databases" node from "Feature Selection".


After reading a little bit I discovered that I had to download AdventureWorks from http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/librry/ms144235.aspx


First I downoladed and installed SqlServerSamples.msi and then AdventureWorksDB.msi however I cannot find AdventureWorks.mdf to attach to my instance? Inside the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQ.1\MSSQL\Data I have AdventureWorks_Data.mdf and AdventureWorks_Log


Can you please help?







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Hey there,

I have 2 servers. Each have SQL Server 2005 installed on them. I have the AdventureWorks database on Server 1. I want to test database mirroring. So I backed up AdventureWorks to a network drive, then copied it over to a directory on Server 2. I logged into Server 2 and tried to do a restore pointing to the directory the .bak file was copied to and it errors saying 'Create database permission denied in database master'

I don't understand. For the destination db, I put in AdventureWorks.

What am I doing wrong?

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