A class of issues where a database executes a query inefficiently due to the optimiser selecting an innapropriate query plan.

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Why is MariaDB 10 refusing to use my index on a date field?

I have the following table definition: CREATE TABLE `bets` ( `id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `id_mp` bigint(20) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `coin` char(3) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL, ...
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Why SELECT is so slow

I have the following table CREATE TABLE words ( id bigint(20) NOT NULL, `text` int(11) NOT NULL, w1 int(11) NOT NULL, w2 int(11) NOT NULL, w3 int(11) NOT NULL, w4 int(11) NOT NULL, ...
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Awful execution plans after migrating from MySQL 5.5.11 to MariaDB 5.5.41

We just migrated our web site database from a server running MySQL 5.5.11 to one running MariaDB 5.5.41. Everything is working mostly fine, except there's at least one query from our storefront that's ...
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Postgres - Insert performance with indexes

We have a table with about 20 columns in a Postgres 9.2.10 DB. For better performance on some SELECT queries, we plan to add an index on one column with data type timestamp. As the index also can slow ...
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Special function slow in where but not in select

I have kind of a special problem using a levenshtein algorithm in MySql. But I don't think that it's special for levenshtein. This query: SELECT *,levenshtein(word,'Facbook') FROM Words WHERE ...
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set global variable parameter?

My prod_server version is 5.1.47 and want to set the slow query log dynamically for certain period of time. I refered one site(http://toastergremlin.com/?p=276) there is mentioned below 5.1.6 we need ...
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Best approach to get last value inserted

I have several devices that report via Edge network their position (and more data) to a UDP server which directly inserts this data in a SQL 2008 r2. I want to know which is the best approach to ...
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Taking the difference in timestamps between successive entries

This is my first foray into DBA.stackexchange, so I'll say up front: this is a query optimization question. If this is not an appropriate question for DBA, let me know and I'll skulk away quietly... ...
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How to query a list of all the different errors?

I have a DB which is very big and stores a lot of eventlogs, around 15 million rows. When I try this query, it is totally impossible to get some results. Any idea how I could do this? Maybe indexed ...
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Summing a column based on uniqueness of another column without using temporary table

I have a table like this: CREATE TABLE `files` ( `id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `name` varchar(255) NOT NULL, `hash` char(40) DEFAULT NULL, `size` bigint(20) unsigned DEFAULT '0', ...
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Deciding which MySQL execution plan is better

Background: I have a query that I'm trying to speed up, involving 3 tables: omgenvelope has 5 million rows omgcust has 195 rows omginput has 35836 rows I'm obtaining the distinct omginputs ...
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How to optimize a very slow query with joins and group by?

I have this GTFS database : All the ***_id columns are indexed, and there are foreign keys between tables (such as a FK on trips.route_id to routes.route_id). So basically the link between a stop ...
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PostgreSQL: Another seq scan where an index scan is expected

Here's the query: SELECT DISTINCT ON(points.track_id) participants.contest_number, points.track_id, points.lat, points.lon, points.alt, points.timestamp, points.h_speed, ...
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Reducing execution time for this gnarly SQL

I'm creating an order system of some kind. There is a function that I use to get orders (in PHP) and retrieve the required information about the order. However, it seems that I am pulling a lot of ...
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PostgreSQL 9.3 - Performance Issue: Counting table entries slower with jdbc postgres driver

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.3 and want to ask if it is possible to improve the performance of my queries based on the following database schema: CREATE TABLE "entities" ( "id" BIGSERIAL, "type" INT ...
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Will Rebuild and Reorganize improve Database Migration Script performance execution?

I would like to know if a Database Schema Migration Script (generated by Visual Studio 2008 or greater) will run faster if my target database got indexes rebuilt and/or reorganized. Note: For all ...
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A single, simple update takes 10+ seconds

We are running MySQL 5.1.71-log and have a table with 2.7 million rows. Simple updates to it are regularly taking more than 10 seconds to execute. The table structure is: CREATE TABLE `person` ( ...
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What is the generally accepted method and tools for profiling MySQL queries?

Profiling database queries is difficult, and dependent on database technology. In MySQL, what is the usual (or, in deference to that, a great) process for profiling a query? For example: Run the ...
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Difference between DATE(time_field) AND time_field in a WHERE clause

I have 3 tables: users movements unique_ids I want to get the records gotten from march until now of the users registered in march, counting the unique id of their movements with a distinct and the ...
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LOAD DATA stuck at Null State MySQL

I'm stuck trying to move one table to another, due to columns now no longer having proper references/meaning to their column titles. In doing this, I've created a new table with the same number of ...
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Rerunning query in the same connection takes significantly longer

I am having a weird issue when a running a query that joins some semi-large tables (one table is about 2 million rows and the other about 21 million) together. What happens is the query does not run ...
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Why does innodb_flush_method = O_DSYNC provide such a performance boost with SAN-backed storage?

I've seen some people suggest that O_DSYNC should be used with a SAN. The MySQL docs have this to say about O_DSYNC in general: In some versions of GNU/Linux and Unix, flushing files to disk with ...
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MySQL SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1205 Lock wait timeout exceeded

I have database session enable, when website got thousands of visitor. It gives me error [30-Apr-2014 04:27:12 America/Denver] PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'PDOException' with message ...
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postgresql being slow on count distinct for dates

I have a very simple, but very big, table. Its schema is like this (yadda int, yadda1 int, yaddate date, ... other stuff). Now, yaddate has an index by itself and it is also in other indexes ...
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Is there any way to get the estimate cost of executing a query in MySQL?

In PostgreSQL, EXPLAIN or EXPLAIN ANALYZE will show the estimate cost of executing a query. But EXPLAIN in MySQL doesn't provide this information. How can I get the estimate cost without installation ...
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Firebird query performance with text search, also some numbers

I have situation as follows: I'm having a table OFERTY of 10k+ records, and when I select * from it, I get PLAN (OFERTY NATURAL) Executing... Done. 656 fetches, 0 marks, 0 reads, 0 writes. 0 inserts, ...
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How can I optimize this query?

I'm trying to select the time field from five tables and return the oldest time. The userid field in every table is indexed. Here's the query: ( SELECT `time` FROM `eventlog` WHERE userid = ...
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MySQL with slow queries

I have a website running on Wordpress Multisite + Woocommerce with over 5700 users on a Nginx + Apache server. I recently experienced some down time but didn’t get any errors, just a blank page. I ...
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Different thread states in query execution

My MySQL 5.1 based Intranet system is facing very bad performance during high load. When observed through MonYog, I found below thread states: We can simply understand the different thread state by ...
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Poor query performance in MySQL

I have a 10 million record table in a MySQL 5.5 InnoDB. It's running in a 16GB RAM server with good CPU and fast HD. When I run the following query SELECT DISTINCT knowledge_id, ...
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Slow running query with inner SELECT in where clause

I have a query that looks like the following: USE DATABASE3; GO SELECT t1.COL1 AS COLUMN1, t2.COL2 AS COLUMN2, t1.COL3, t1.COL4 AS COLUMN4, t1.COL5 AS COLUMN5, ...
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How to use LOW_PRIORITY for heavy queries?

I have scheduled heavy UPDATE queries at administrator level, and since they are heavy UPDATEs with multiple JOINs, consume a huge amount of resources. I do not want them to stop end users from ...
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Query tuning - performance

Could you please help me tune this query. It takes over half an hour to run! I want to identify repeat bookings (can only be identified using an annoying varchar field - email) UPDATE #Repeats --a ...
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Using OFFSET in a large table by a simple sub-query

The slow performance for using OFFSET in large table has been widely discussed in various blogs, and the most efficient way is to use an INNER JOIN as SELECT * FROM table INNER JOIN ( SELECT id FROM ...
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Identical query, tables, but different EXPLAIN and performance

I have two tables levels and users_favorites +--------------------+--------------+------+-----+---------+-------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | ...
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SQL Server performance for tables having large number of columns [closed]

I have a requirement where I need to create a table with about 600 columns. Out of 600 columns about 200 columns will be XML columns. Other column will be of other datatypes such as int, varchar, ...
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Different execution plan for the same query if I change a value in the predicate

I am getting two different execution plans for the same query only by changing the value in the predicate, the first one uses nested loops and the other one hash join which takes a lot longer. ...
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MySQL (InnoDB) UPDATE SET performance with value in WHERE AND clause

If an UPDATE query is performed where the values being SET are also part of the WHERE clause, in the form of an additional AND statement on the column being set's value, is there a significant ...
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INSERT INTO with SELECT subquery db2 9.5

I have the following query that takes 4 seconds to execute: SELECT TX.* FROM TABLE_X TX INNER JOIN TABLE_Y TY ON TY.VALUE_ID = VALUE_ID_IN AND TY.PROD_ID = TX.PROD_ID WHERE (TX.PLACE_ID1 ...
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“copy to tmp table” for 24 hours, then timeout; when ALTERing to add PK & AI

I downloaded the Wiktionary XML dump, and ran mwdumper.jar to insert the data into MySQL. Following the advice in the manual, I commented out the PRIMARY KEY AUTO_INCREMENT part of the CREATE TABLE ...
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Oracle query is slower the second time

I have a general question about something I'm seeing in performance tuning in Oracle. I have a query that I'm testing. It's too big and complex for me to provide a simple example, sorry! (I tried ...
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What ways are there to limit the processor / ram requirements of a specific query?

Every once in a while, I need to run some very expensive query on a production server. Think spaghetti joins. This is likely to affect the server operation, and I don't want that. What ways are there ...
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Get top most parent by nth child id?

Now there is a question we commonly use this technique to maintain the parent child relation i.e we store all the entities in one tables with a parent_id column and all top most parents have 0 in the ...
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Obvious inefficiencies in this Netezza query?

Why might this query be taking nearly 2 hours to run when similar queries complete within a minute? CREATE TABLE T3 AS SELECT A.*, COALESCE(C.FIELD1,0) AS FIELD1A, ...
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Simple query not using indexes

My query is not using indexes. It is a simple query. Can someone explain why that's the case? The query: select TIME_FORMAT(start_time,'%H:%i') start_time, TIME_FORMAT(end_time,'%H:%i') ...
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Avoiding performance hit from GROUP BY during FULLTEXT search?

Is there any clever way to avoid the performance hit from using group by during fulltext search? SELECT p.topic_id, min(p.post_id) FROM forum_posts AS p WHERE MATCH (p.post_text) AGAINST ('baby ...
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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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Query performance of a NULL vs an empty ('') varchar in SQL Server 2012

I have 3 indexed fields in a query: int, int, and varchar(250). The query performs well when all 3 conditions are specified with real values. The int columns always have values, but there are plenty ...
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Query tuning help needed (Hash Match and Table Scans)

I need help optimizing the following query (returning ~8k rows): SELECT A.sys_id, 'AppSvrRels' = CAST(SUBSTRING((SELECT (', ' + T.name) FROM ( ...
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Slow complex query with group/order

I have a problem with a very important query in my application. It is very slow when adding group and order to it. So the full query is: SELECT m.id, m.title, m.title_text, ...