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MySQL looking up more rows than needed (indexing issue)

In our MySQL 5.5 database, we have following InnoDB table with 30M+ rows: +----------------+-------------+-----------------+--------+ | participant_id | question_id | given_answer_id | status | ...
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Improving performance of query with `WHERE <> ''`

I have a qeuery that checks where two columns are not '' (blank) - [blank and NULL are not the same in this case] Is there any way to improve the performance of the query SELECT * FROM myTable WHERE ...
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Does limit impact affected rows or not?

I have this table: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `usergroups` ( `id` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `user_id` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL, `group_id` smallint(5) unsigned NOT ...
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Improve performance with the WHERE NOT IN sub-select clause

In the following query, I have to count transactions for each customer. [EDIT]However, I have to exclude from the result set entirely, customers that have a transaction older than one year. ...
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Query for View with unique entries from Database with repeated entries

I have a table with columns of Hotel names, city name and country name (of the respective hotels). I need to create a view of unique entries which will contain city name and country name columns. Any ...
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MySQL: COLLATE performance

I have a table called users with a column firstname and with collation utf8_bin I want to know what happens under the hood when I execute an query like: SELECT * FROM `users` `a` WHERE ...
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Query optimization when no row is returned

I am using explain to figure out what is happening in my query which is: explain select t from c where u1_id = 1 group by t; I see "Using where" in the Extra column of the resultset. But this only ...
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speeding up a query on MySql [closed]

I have a table with more than 10 million rows and 10 fields(columns). There is an index on field_1 and I am running the following query. create table t2 select field_1, sum(ifnull(field_2,0)) ...
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Database and query optimizacion

I have a database containing three tables: tbl_database (main table is the primary), tbl_cmdatabase and tbl_blacklist. The three tables share the same structure but differ in the number of records ...
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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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Topics and posts represented by one table or two?

I'm currently building a forum component for a larger application and I'm considering different approaches to certain parts of the database schema. In particular, I am considering representing topics ...
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Slow query with straight_join for small result

I have a performance-problem with a query in my application and I don’t understand the behavior of mysql. The query consists of different joins, especially the join to the mentioncache-table. If the ...
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What is the best relationship model for high performance?

I want to model a relationship between Customer and Transaction. However, because Customer is only described by a unique string and no extra info, I have two possibilities to implement it in the ...
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How can I improve this query

I have the following table: CREATE TABLE `twitter_relationships` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `user_id` int(11) NOT NULL, `source_twitter_id` bigint(20) NOT NULL, ...
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Is it more efficient to union from sub-query or combine two outer queries?

I searched for this but couldn't find the response I needed. So my apologies if this has already been asked. I'm asking in regards to DB2 but I suppose this would apply, generally speaking, to just ...
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How to merge partitions in Postgres?

I have a table that is partitioned by date on a monthly basis beginning January 1, 2014. There is significantly more rows of data in 2015 than there were in 2014 and the data in 2014 is not accessed ...
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Update records from one table to another in different databases where condition is accomplish

I have two tables stored in two differents DBs and I need to perform some sync between both tables based on lastmodifieddate and lastSyncAt. Let's call them as db1 and db2. This is the DDL schema for ...
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MySQL JOIN two tables and get latest result

I want to JOIN two tables and get the latest result from each one of those two in a single table. I'm kind of concerned about speed too since tables are growing kinda fast. Close to 60-70k records a ...
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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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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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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, ...