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Questions tagged [tagging]

For questions about the behavior or usage of tags, which are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.

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Question with multiple tags - which tag gets credited?

If I ask a question with multiple tags on it, which tag gets "credited" with that question in the stats? On the tags page, do all the tags I use increase their count, or only one of them? If only one, ...
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Removing the SQL tag

We have decided to burninate the sql tag by a clear majority (46 to 7 with 750 views): Let's burninate the SQL tag! It is now time to work out the details. I have added an answer below ...
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Let's burninate the SQL tag!

The sql tag was discussed most recently in Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE? (May 2015). Things have changed, and it is time to revisit this discussion. The most popular views last time were that ...
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Tag rename [ansi-sql-standard] to [sql-standard]

The standard, though originally ANSI isn't really ANSI anymore. In fact, I imagine far more people develop it from the ISO/IEC outside of ANSI. ANSI calls it ISO/IEC 9075-4:2016, and the ISO/IEC make ...
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Remove [query] as synonym for [sql]

After Steven's question on ssms I was poking around in the tags and realized that query is a synonym for sql. This was done in 2012 and since then there has been, if nothing else, a large increase ...
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Rename [ssms] → [sql-server-management-studio]

I would like to propose renaming the tag for SQL Server Management Studio to use the program's full title. ssms → sql-server-management-studio Presumably the abbreviated tag name was created before ...
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Should there be a tag for MySQL InnoDB Cluster?

There are a lot of different MySQL tags, but there's no tag for MySQL InnoDB Cluster. So maybe there should be a mysql-innodb-cluster tag? Also, now that there are two MySQL Cluster products, would ...
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A convention for RDBMs specific options?

Not sure of the right way to handle this. There are two meanings here, one of them is sql-server specific and it's the quoted_identifer option, see also "What does QUOTED_IDENTIFIERS do, exactly" the ...
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Can we tag a user to get his attention?

Is there any way to tag a user to get his attention in some question? In my case, this question is not getting much attention, so I think people like RolandoMySQLDBA will be able to guide me. Will ...
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Suggest tag migration identity -> identity-column

identity is just too vague to be useful as a tag. It refers to Identity Columns, or should. So I think we should migrate it to identity-column (which the SQL spec uses to refer to them). And also ...
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The catalog and system-tables tag?

We have two tags catalogs and system-tables. I do not understand the difference between the two tags -- in part because in PostgreSQL pg_catalog is the schema for the system tables. But, I don't want ...
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Tag merge request osx -> mac-os-x

Anyone able to take care of the merger of osx and mac-os-x and add a synonym from one to the other?
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Tag nuke mysql-upgrade

Follow the logic of mysql-replication this is a silly compound tag and should be nuked. Make mysql-upgrade a synonym of upgrade
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Tag rename hierarchical -> hierarchy

I suggest renaming the tag hierarchical to hierarchy which is both easier to write and more accepted. hierarchical is the Queen's English. In Murica' we can also spell it hierarchal and this would ...
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Closing questions of the same pattern or answering them for the use case?

I was just about to answer this question when it was closed. I'm cool with it being closed, but I think we should have some unified stance regarding lumping together questions by pattern. A lot of ...
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why only 5 tags per question?

after adding the database engine, for example sql-server and then adding the version for example sql-server-2016 there are only 3 extra tags you can add to a question. often when asking questions I ...
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Tag cleanup: migration

The tag migration is currently not very useful as it collides with many other more specific tags (viz installation, configuration, etl, upgrade), and obscures a class of questions it could otherwise ...
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Merge pgAdmin version tags?

We have pgadmin, pgadmin-1.18, pgadmin-3, and pgadmin-4 tags. Should the version tags be made synonyms of pgadmin and merged? Related meta Q & A: PgAdmin Tags should be redone
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PgAdmin Tags should be redone

pgadmin vs pgadmin-3 There are two seperate products PgAdmin 3. PgAdmin 4. PgAdmin doesn't currently mean anything until PgAdmin 3 dies off. As you may know, many of us from the pgAdmin team ...
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Merge tag:postgresql-performance with tag:query-performance?

The postgresql-performance is well looked after by an excellent Postgres contributor, but it's just a special case of query-performance applied to a specific RDBMS. I feel that it should be merged, ...
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Tag synonyms and edits [duplicate]

Is this edit correct? https://dba.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/87614 I thought that sql-server-2008 automatically includes sql-server tag? Or was I wrong?
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Policy on PostgreSQL spin-offs

greenplum and postgresql needs to be cleaned up. My suggestion is that we not permit double-tagging. postgresql should not exist on greenplum questions. The architectures are totally different, And, ...
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Merge date, time and datetime tags

While editing/tagging a question, I noticed that the datetime tag has this info: for questions specific to data types that contain both date and time parts. which seems wrong to me. Seeing a "...
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Adding ERP specific tags

I have been seeing some ERP specific questions on the site, which may require a bit of specific domain knowledge such as this one: Slow without recompile or this one: SQL perf issue - configure server ...
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Rename [google-sql-cloud] to [google-cloud-sql]

The proper name of the product is Google Cloud SQL but the tag name is currently google-sql-cloud (wrong) rather than google-cloud-sql (correct). Could you please rename the tag to fix the word order?...
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Please add a tag for Google BigQuery

Please add a google-bigquery tag (see tag info on SO). DBA.SE questions that would be covered by this tag include: Aggregating two queries and returning a COUNT of some permutations Alternatives for ...
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Burninate the [dba] and [database-administration] tags?

The database-administration and dba tags are used on 1039 and 148 questions respectively. They seem useless to me (on a site called Database Administrators) but I am curious as to how others feel. ...
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'database-agnostic' tag should be 'dbms-agnostic'

I had a recent question tagged with database-agnostic and I thought, that's strange, couldn't most questions be similarly tagged? Put another way, wouldn't a question about a specific database be off-...
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Remove the dash from [tag:big-table]

The tag big-table, per its description, refers to Google Bigtable (without a dash). Would it be possible to remove the dash? The current version appears to look like it's referring to "large [...
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Should the [startup] tag go away?

For me, this tag is unhelpful. https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/startup
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Tag for Ola Hallengren's scripts?

While I have enough rep to create a new tag, I figured this one was worth asking the community about first before creating it. There are plenty of questions regarding Ola Hallengren's solution for ...
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Merge crosstab tag into pivot

pivot has 131 questions and crosstab has 12. Are the two tags similar enough to be merged? Or is there any important difference between the two from a tagging perspective? If you think the tags ...
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SQL Server AG Listener (tag)

As an example this question was edited and tagged with listener which refers to the Oracle Listener, not SQL Server. In that respect should a tag be created? This may be considered rare cases by some ...
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Adding tags based on my answer

This question came to me when answering this question. The question asks how to handle BCP errors. My answer was to call it from Powershell and use the error handling there. The question didn't ...
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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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Adjust tag for SQL Server LocalDB

Merge and keep sql-server-localdb since it indicates DBMS, less confusion unless other DBMS has similar editions: sql-localdb sql-server-localdb
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Relational vs. RDBMS vs. Relational-Theory

The relational tag has a description that seems very similar to the rdbms tag, but it seems to be used often in lieu of the relational-theory tag.* Relational short description: Category of ...
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Should [database-restore] be a synonym of [restore]?

The tag restore has 461 questions. The tag database-restore has 54 questions but no wiki or excerpt. Furthermore, database-restoring is synonymized into restore. I can't imagine any reason for ...
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Should each RDBMS tag have a version number? [duplicate]

We have RDBMS tags such as mysql and sql-server but should we only allow tags like this with the version appended? sql-server-2000 mysql-5.6 The reason I bring this up is the features and behavior of ...
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Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE?

Both DBA.SE and Stack Overflow suffer from a similar problem, when users post sql related questions there is a tendency to solely tag the question with sql but exclude the RDBMS. This is great if ...
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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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Synonym: table-partitioning -> partitioning

table-partitioning - 38 questions partitioning - 247 questions. Most questions tagged table-partitioning are also tagged partitioning. The current wiki excerpt for partitioning is: "Splitting a ...
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Can we create a tag for postgres-9.3?

There should be a postgres-9.3 tag for tagging questions, right?
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Remove tag [tag:access] and blacklist it

The tag access has no description and I've seen it used in at least three different contexts: Microsoft Access, but there's already a tag ms-access for this. privileges a user has on an object, but ...
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Remove tag alias indexed-view for materialized-view

The tag indexed-view is an alias for materialized-view. Which means when posting a question regarding an Oracle materialized view this will be tagged with a tag that refers to a SQL Server technology. ...
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New tag called “subtypes”?

Note: the "subtypes" tag has been created. Now let's see if it gets used. Revised proposal at end. I am proposing a tag to be named "subtype-table-design". This would collect questions relating to ...
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Should questions be marked with contraindicated tags?

Should a question be marked with a tag such as database-mirroring if the OP identifies that mirroring doesn't apply? For reference, see this question which has 3 tags about tech the OP has identified ...
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Is a tag that is *operating system* specific useful?

For instance, db2-luw referring to DB2 for Linux, Unix, or Windows as opposed to just db2 ? Also, when approving tag wiki edits, it would be great to be able to see proposed edits made against both ...
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Automatically add the versionless RDBMS tag when needed

In this meta post there was an apparent agreement on that we should have questions tagged not only with the actual version of the relevant RDBMS (like postgresql-9.1) but the versionless tag (here ...
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Should there be an entity-relationship tag?

In the last few months, more and more database-design questions have been migrated over here to dba. There is an entity-relationship tag over in SO. It's widely used, and I think usefully so. ...