The strategy selected by the query optimiser to process a query.

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Use a view to join tables or a stored procedure for a better execution plan?

First let me state I am a C# developer, not a SQL Server DBA, so please excuse my ignorance on SQL Server database query execution plans. What I want to know is for a stored procedure which the ...
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SET STATISTICS IO- worktable/workfile

I am executiong query, that produces plan: Statistics IO: Table 'Worktable'. Scan count 0, logical reads 0, physical reads 0, read-ahead reads 0, lob logical reads 0, lob physical reads 0, lob read-...
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Execution plan for COMPUTE BY

I understand that the COMPUTE BY feature is deprecated. Out of curiosity I would like to know how the query processor executes a COMPUTE BY query. The execution plan does not contain any hint: How ...
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Execution plan has TOP operator for query without TOP or ORDER BY

I have product sales by month temporary table.(subset of much larger historical table) I'm running query to find new product not previously sold in the previous months for a specified 6 month range. ...
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Two servers, different execution plans. Several orders of magnitude difference in run time

Two servers, Development and Live. Live server is an Amazon RDS SQL Server Web instance. Both servers have identical schema and data. There is a good spatial index on the geometry column. On my ...
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“Recheck Cond:” line in query plans with a bitmap index scan

This is a spin-off from comments to the previous question: Postgres 9.4.4 query takes forever Using PostgreSQL 9.4, there always seems to be a Recheck Cond: line after bitmap index scans in query ...
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mysql query choosing an incorrect execution plan

I have a primary with an dependant subquery as a where condition that is choosing a wrong execution plan, and therefore is running for ever. Main query: SELECT rtr.id AS id156_, rtr....
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Why isn't the primary (clustered) key being used in this query?

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 table whose schema structure looks as follows: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[CDSIM_BE] ( [ID] [bigint] NOT NULL, [EquipmentID] [varchar](50) NOT NULL, [SerialNumber] [...
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Bad Plan after a couple of days

I have this query that runs fine for a couple of days (from the application) and then slows down to where it can't even finish. If I rebuild the plan, it flies. There is a signifigant amount of data ...
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Should I use a subquery to help SQL Server find the correct plan

I have a query (which has components which are built on the fly depending on the selections a user makes in the interface) that runs in SQL Server 2008-R2 that runs in about 100 databases. Users are ...
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Why is the secondary selective index not used when the where clause filters on `value()`?

Setup: create table dbo.T ( ID int identity primary key, XMLDoc xml not null ); insert into dbo.T(XMLDoc) select ( select N.Number for xml path(''), type ) from ( ...
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Query Plans Change Performance Worse in SQL Server 2014

We recently upgraded our server from SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2014. We have a query that ran fine in 2008R2 but now in 2014 runs incredibly much slower and has a bad execution plan. I've done ...
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Algorithm used to perform offset/limit over a union all result set

I have two result sets: rs1: id name serial text ________________ 1 Nick .................... 1233112 Pete rs2: id name serial text ...
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Postgres not using the index even when rows returned is 5% of the table

I have a postgres table with the following structure: +---------+-------------+-------------+----------+---------+---------+ | id | timestamp | numvalues | text1 | text2 | text3 | +---...
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Trace Flag 4199 - Enable globally?

This may fall under the category of opinion, but I'm curious if people are using trace flag 4199 as a startup parameter for SQL Server. For those that have used it, under what circumstances did you ...
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SQL actually executed as planned in ORACLE?

I wonder if SQL is definitely executed as execution plan. I mean.. is the actual SQL execution process always consistent with execution plan, i.e. does the same SQL always give the same plan?
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SQL Server recreating plans each day

We have this problem in our production environment. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) - 10.50.2500.0 (X64) - Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1). SQL Server ...
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Another bad execution plan!

This is running SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise Edition. I have a nightly ETL job that, for a specific SP, is taking way too long to run. During my investigation I found that it was a specific update ...
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Getting a realistic query plan when partitioning with low volumes of data

We're using partitioning to reduce the amount of blocking our OLTP system experiences due to locks, with a partition scheme that splits the working tables into 100 partitions based on a customer id. ...
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PostgreSQL partial index unused when created on a table with existing data

In PostgreSQL 9.3, I am attempting to create an efficient index on a rarely-used (0.00001% of total records) boolean column. To that end, I discovered this post on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/a/...
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View locks acquired during query execution (SQL Server)

Query execution plan does not show the locking details by default, is it possible to view the locks, along with the type, acquired during the execution of a query?
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why the optimizer doesn't choose the optimal plan [closed]

I know, if the statistic is not updatad, it is possible, that the optimizer doesn't choose the optimal execution plan? Does any other reason/reasons exist?
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SQL Server : parsing with XPath Performance

I have a UI that allows a user to select certain data points they want to filter the results by. There are things such as location, department etc. Once they have selected all of the options, I ...
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Why is the SQL Server query plan not using indexes in a query almost similar to one that uses indexes?

I have two UPDATE queries that are similar in structure, yet the SQL Server query plan for one shows indexes being used, and for the other it shows only a regular table scan. The following are the ...
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Understanding below execution plan

I have two tables tb1 and tb2, tb1 doesn't have any indexes on it. I populated tb1 with 1000000 rows and tb2 has 500 rows in it and with a clustered index on ID column. To understand nested loop join,...
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Unexpected Implicit conversion in a procedure

I have a procedure like this (simplified): CREATE PROCEDURE test @userName VARCHAR(64) SELECT * FROM member M INNER JOIN order O ON M.MemberId=O.MemberId WHERE M.Username = @userName There is a ...
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How does SQL Server's optimizer estimate the number of rows in a joined table?

I am running this query in the AdventureWorks2012 database: SELECT s.SalesOrderID, d.CarrierTrackingNumber, d.ProductID, d.OrderQty FROM Sales.SalesOrderHeader s JOIN Sales....
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Execution Plan : Table Insert Cost 90% vs Clustured Index Insert Cost 86% [duplicate]

Situation : We have table It has millions of records. Table has 1 Clustured Index and 1 Non Clustured Index. It was found that Clustured Index is not used by any of SQL Query. But Insert Execution ...
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Viewing execution plans for queries with parameters

I have a sample query generated by an application (Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in this case) which is ineffective performance-wise (cross joins, order by etc.) I would like to display its execution ...
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Trace Flag 4199

Microsoft's KB article about Trace Flag 4199 is a bit confusing: ...any hotfix that could potentially affect the execution plan of a query must be controlled by a trace flag. Except for fixes ...
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Performance differs on same query against two (almost) identical tables?

I'm running these two queries in SQL Server 2012: SELECT tpua.Field1, CAST(round(twg.Field2 * 2, 0) / 2 As Decimal(8,1)) As Field2, CAST((round((twg.Field3/10.0) * 2, 0) / 2) * 10 As int) As ...
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SQL Server, TOP versus ROW_NUMBER

I'm learning about Execution plans and am trying out different queries and comparing their performance and stumbled upon this: SELECT StatisticID FROM ( SELECT StatisticID, ROW_NUMBER() OVER (...
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Eager Spool 100%

I have a query like below, when I execute it, the parallel query always takes very long time to finish, I found there is index spool(Eager Spool) which costs 100% in execution plan... How can I ...
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Why does this plan cost even though there are no rows?

I execute a Batch-Operation. The whole execution needs about 60s. The following statement needs 75.6% of the whole Batch-Operation: update WW_Pos set LieferantID=null where LieferantID in (select ...
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Joining two inline functions, slows considerably when filtering on second function

I have two inline functions that run quickly enough alone. When I left join them like this: select * from Function1(-1) F1 left join Function2(-1) F2 on F1.key = F2.key ...I get my result set in ...
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Keep Execution Plan in Cache - SQL Server 2012

How can I keep a query execution plan in SQL Server's cache and use it several times? When I execute a query for the first time it takes 7 seconds. After that it takes only 1 second. This query is ...
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Execution plan of query inside pl/pgsql function

Briefly, we have a pl/pgsql function which collects some intermediate data in several temporary tables ("on commit drop") and then returns REFCURSOR which joins those temporary tables with some static ...
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SQL query running slow compared to its earlier execution time

One of our application using an SQL query is reported running slow. Current execution time:- 15 minutes and so Earlier execution time:- 30 seconds. SQL-Sentry Plan for the slow query I've ...
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Does DBCC TRACEON() invalidate cached execution plans?

In Microsoft SQL Server, does DBCC TRACEON() invalidate cached execution plans, same as SP_Configure invalidates all stored procedure plans ?
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Why the optimizer does not use an Index Unique Scan?

I am on Oracle 10.2.0.4.0. I have a big Index Organized Table (IOT) with 74 columns and over 345 million of rows. An external tool execute a batch where I cannot touch the source code. The critical ...
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how to get a sorted result from mysql query?

I am trying to get a sorted result from a MySQL query and i dont have any idea of making the query. I have a example Mysql table as follows : id | cat_type 1 | free 2 | free ...
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intermittent performance issue - query with multiple CTE and trashed execution plan

I'm trying to optimize a SQL query that shows variable performance (less than 2 to more than 15s). Overview This is a ColdFusion website, with a SQL Server 2008 R2 backend The query is part of the ...
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Execution Plans Differ for the Same SQL Statement

As a background to this question the details can be found at this link. In a nutshell: I have 2 SQL statements that are almost identical except for the RIGHT table. The LEFT JOIN is the same and the ...
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Optimizing a DMV query

I have found a query that is a major performance issue in my environment. I looked at the actual execution plan for this query and found out the main problem is the remote scan (98%). Its remote ...
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This Extended Events session works on Dev but not on Pro. Why? [closed]

I do have the following Extended Event session on my Dev and Pro boxes: CREATE EVENT SESSION [sp_showplan] ON SERVER ADD EVENT sqlserver.query_post_execution_showplan(SET collect_database_name=(1) ...
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Same query sometimes uses a Table Spool

I'm checking out a query which exhibits strangely inconsistent performance. Using SolarWinds DPA, I can see that the query sometimes uses a Table Spool, sometimes it doesn't. When it actually used a ...
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Take advantage of monotonic columns in PostreSQL

I have a PostgreSQL table with, among the other, two columns named col1 and col2, both of integer type (there are around 10M rows in the table). I want to perform SQL queries like: SELECT * FROM ...
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Would it be better for query plans to be split by statement for re-usability?

From my limited knowledge of how query plans are compiled, stored and retrieved by queries I understand that a multi statement query or stored procedure will generate it's query plan which will be ...
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When does SQL Server determine to use a new index?

I have been performing some maintenance on a server that runs some software the company bought, so I can't really change how the queries have been written. I have used some tools to determine some of ...
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When will SQL Server automatically use a supporting indexed view?

I have the following expensive query that runs against our data warehouse: SELECT d.DateYear, COUNT_BIG(*) AS WidgetCount FROM Widgets AS w JOIN Dates AS d ON d.DateId = w.DateId WHERE w....