The process of determining which indexes are useful and which are not.

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Indexing strategy for dynamic predicate

Assume SQL Server 2012 Standard edition. My database has a table with 500 million rows. The table has about a dozen columns, none of which are very wide (some varchar(100)'s and some ints). The ...
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What is the difference between these two index declarations and do I need both?

I was examining a script with 'Display Estimated Execution Plan' and it made several recommendations for indexes to add to the database. I added them and the script did indeed run much faster. Now ...
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Am I wrong in table design or wrong in selected index when made the table?

I've build web application as a tool to eliminate unnecessary data in peoples table, this application mainly to filter all data of peoples who valid to get an election rights. At first, it wasn't a ...
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MYSQL - Using simple inventory number convention as Primary Key

I have an inventory with three numbered groups like so: Group 1: 0-999 Group 2: e0-e999 Group 3: v0-v999 Can I simply make a one-column table to store this information and make that column the ...
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Varchar index - will hashing value make it faster?

I have a VARCHAR(1000) column in a table. It will contain strings that will not be guaranteed to be unique. I have a query that searches this column as part of a WHERE IN clause, the list of values in ...
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How can an identity primary key index become fragmented?

From what I understand about index fragmentation, this should not be possible. The cases I have found in my databases are non-clustered. Example: ALTER TABLE [dbo].[ClaimLineInstitutional] ADD ...
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Two identical MySQL tables, one not using indexes

I have one MySQL Server (5.0.37) on a Linux Server that have many databases. Some of them (12) have each an identical table to log sensors data. Schema of one table CREATE TABLE `measuresHistory` ( ...
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PostgreSQL Index Caching

I'm having difficulty finding 'lay' explanations of how indexes are cached in PostgreSQL, so I'd like a reality check on any or all of these assumptions: PostgreSQL indexes, like rows, live on disk ...
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Execution plan results for sp_executesql suggests adding missing index for already existing index

I'm analyzing a query being run inside our system via sp_executesql. I am able to execute the query on the production database and include the actual execution plan. In the execution plan results ...
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Is it better to add an index and search via the index or add a unique constraint and let an insert fail?

I have a table with over 2.5 million records in production that keeps track of if a specific user has already viewed an job: mysql> DESCRIBE job_views; ...
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MySQL: logging queries which would execute without using indexes

I am trying to use log_queries_not_using_indexes = 1 to find queries which are not executing optimally on a MySQL server. However, I find the resulting log file of rather limited value. Apparently, ...
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How to count selectivity rows in PostgreSQL 8.2

I have problem with two queries on PostgreSQL v8.2. It seem like the optimizer chooses a wrong index: db=# explain select count(*), messagetype, alias from event where templateinfoid = 10 and ...
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Can I rely on the order of colums on an index generated by Database tuning advisor

I got the following recommendation on a table: CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX ...
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What are the disadvantages if indexes are added on all columns?

I know, that it is not a good design to set too many indexes, but just for understanding the theory: What exactly are the disadvantages if you add an index on all columns in a table in MySQL? Are ...
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Indexing is not working

Following is the table and index information for which I have the queries at the end. Create Table: CREATE TABLE `food` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `page_no` int(11) DEFAULT ...
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How can I determine what is using a particular resource (table, view, or function, etc) on my SQL Server?

I've been looking for tables that could use better indexing. I've created a stored procedure that provides a list of tables that have no indexes other than a primary key: CREATE PROCEDURE ...
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Best practice around sys.dm_db_missing_index_group_stats in SQL Server

I have a fairly simple query using sys.dm_db_missing_index_group_stats that identifies missing indexes in my SQL Server database. This is pretty commonly used. My question is how do I identify which ...
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After Rackspace server creation, PostgreSQL query planner doesn't work as expected

We created an image of one of our database servers in Rackspace. Then, we created a new server using that image, expecting things to work. However, the index performance we have seen seems to be ...
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Is Reorganizing Indexes required after ShrinkDatabase or can I just reogranize index with fragmentation more than 10%?

I am a new DBA to a SQL 2005 production Report server. My predecessor created a Maintenance Plan with 4 tasks: CHECKDB; SHRINKDATABASE (N'DB1',10,TRUNCATEONLY); it seems to be running a REORGANIZE on ...
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Finding stored procedures with missing indexes

How to scan for stored proc that need indexes to be created. Anyone have any idea? Basically we have stored procedures that run very slowly. I'm wondering if there is some kind of automated script ...
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Optimizing an audit table for inserts and deletes

I'm trying to identify the best way to design a table for audit purposes. Basically I log several last events for many users in one table. There's a limit on the number of records for each user. The ...
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Is there any reason to use index for very small tables (up to 1000 rows)?

During application development I have a lot of tables that store "small" amount of data (usually 10-40 values, id + value and sometimes type) which hold attributes for "objects", like fresh/rotten, ...
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How can one improve the performance of a query that selects on a low cardinality column in MySQL?

I have a "State" column that has a low cardinality (three possible value), on which most of my queries perform an equality selection (WHERE col = 'blah') AFAIK you need something like a bitmap index ...
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Index Evaluation

I have been doing some index evalaution on a table and this is the first time I have ever looked at how well indexes are performing so and would like some advice on a certain index. The non ...
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What is a suitable index for this query?

Below query is taking long time - around 540 seconds. The table did not have any indexes. I created indexes on columns in the WHERE clause and other fields but the query is not using these indexes. ...
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What am I doing wrong with the Database Tuning Advisor?

My background: I'm a dev/architect, not a DBA. Sorry! So we have a ~400 table 75GB database. I ran Profiler for ~24 hours ("Tuning" template minus LoginName) and have ~7GB of usage recorded in a ...
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MySql include partition key in index?

Please look at the following Mysql table: http://pastebin.com/b0NDSbdz I've partitioned the table by sent_at and I'm making sure that most of the queries pass sent_at. do I need to include sent_at in ...
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Query Performance Tuning on a huge table

I have the following table Transactions. The table looks like this: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Transactions]( [TransactionID] [bigint] IDENTITY(1,10) NOT NULL, [PlayerID] [bigint] NOT NULL, ...
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Use GIN to index bit strings

I'm trying to extend PostgreSQL to index bit strings up to 1000 bits. (These bit strings are created by quantization of high-dimensional vectors, so for each dimension up to 4 bits are assigned). ...
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Multicolumn index and performance

I have a table with a multicolumn index, and I have doubts about the proper sorting of the indexes to get the maximum performance on the queries. The scenario: PostgreSQL 8.4, table with about 1MM ...
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Which stored procedures are using a specifc index

I've been reviewing the indexes in our databases (adding missing indexes and removing bad ones). I stumbled on an index I created months ago which looks way to good to be true. Since the last server ...
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What would be a optimal index for this query in mysql

I'm trying to optimize this query. SELECT * FROM sales_reps WHERE account_id = 1 AND (state = 'enabled') AND (clients >= 5 OR revenue >= 10000) ORDER BY name, platform, client_group, ...
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Performance impact of including result column in indexed columns

I have a database (in MySQL, using InnoDB) that I am using for texture identification in a 3D image. In it, there will be a table of texels(texture pixels) with hue included, in the form of: texelid ...
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Optimizing index creation

One thing that has bothered me for awhile is creating many many indexes for the one table where the query only differs slightly or contains many of the same columns. An example case would be: table1 ...
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How to optimize this query?

Query: Select * from `t_event` where `create_user_id`=7 and (`event_create_date`)=('2012-12-18 00:00:00') and `event_type_cd`=11 and `domain_id` =602 and `job_id` =1 limit 1 Table structure: ...
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Simplify and optimize a complex query

Our site has a chronological event feed that uses MySQL. We have noticed that some of the queries tend to run for quite a bit longer than others. For example, some queries for our heaviest users take ...
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Cardinality rule for bitmap indexes

The Oracle documentation includes the following advice: A bitmap index should be built on each of the foreign key columns of the fact table or tables In that reference, there is even a bitmap ...
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Best way to organize compound indexes on partitioned table (date by range)?

I have a table with an auto increment primary key, but in order to use the partition feature in MySQL I had to include the date in the primary key so I would use partition by range using the date ...
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Determining if indexes are redundant

I have a table with the following structure: Id (int identity PK) FooId (int FK) BarId (int FK) QuxId (int FK) Other fields The following indexes have been defined: PK (Id), clustered Index1 ...
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Is staggering reindexing jobs a good strategy?

I have inherited a server with 35 databases and a job that reindexes all tables on all databases (using sp_MSForEachTable). It's taking over 14 hours to complete and is now blocking other processes. ...
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SQL Server 2008 Maintenance Plan Failure

Instead of using my old school index rebuild script I had decided to use 2008's built-in Maintenance Plan to do a simple Rebuild Index task. The details are: Connection = Local server connection ...
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index maintenance strategy if few insertion points relative to # of rows

In SQL Server 2008 R2, I have a nonclustered covering index on multiple tables with 100M+ rows. The table has a few thousand "insertion points" where all new inserts happen. This means that regardless ...
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Can indexing views in SQL Server 2005+ speed up SELECT count(*) from a View?

My initial question was How does someone determine if it is a good idea to index a view?. Update: My underlying assumption was that indexing views speeds them up. This is apparently not sensible, ...
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Is it any potential problem with having 2 constraints suppored by one index in Oracle?

I have the following table : CREATE TABLE action (action_id INT NOT NULL, action_type_id INT NOT NULL, action_date DATE NOT NULL); CREATE INDEX IDX_ACTION_ACT_TYPE_ACT ON action(action_id, ...
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How I should fix the following update statement to make it run faster?

I have the following DML: UPDATE rc_usutb011 u SET cod_ant=( SELECT cod_hst FROM rc_pdptb101 p WHERE ocip_hst=ocip_ant AND p.sector=u.sector ); The explain plan ...
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What is a good guideline for sampling for statistics updates

Scope: A billion record table that is indexed in 10 ways. Rate of change per day is 1/2 a percent. Some of the indexes are monotonously increasing (datetime/timestamp), yet the common queries most ...
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Filtering data ordered by rowversion

I have a SQL table of data with the following structure : CREATE TABLE Data( Id uniqueidentifier NOT NULL, Date datetime NOT NULL, Value decimal(20, 10) NULL, RV timestamp NOT NULL, ...
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What factors go into an Indexed View's Clustered Index being selected?

Breifly What factors go into they query optimizer's selection of an indexed view's index? For me, indexed views seem to defy what I understand about how the Optimizer picks indexes. I've seen this ...
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Does updating a partially indexed field add or remove it from an index in Postgres

We can create a partial index for a field in Postgres. I am looking at using this to stop rows which are archived from being in an index on a created_at field: First we create the index: test=# ...
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Viable strategies for rebuilding indexes online in SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition?

We use SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition (we can't afford Enterprise edition on all our production database servers) and have to periodically maintain the critical indexes (rebuilding/reorganizing) ...