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Attempting to avoid SORT in query planner

I have a query that is used VERY frequently in my application. Without modifying the query itself, I'm trying to optimize it by toying with different indexing schemes. Here's the query (basically): ...
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Query tuning - SQL Server

One of our developers are trying to run the below query on a development server, which involves pulling data from a linked server, production. The query ran for more than 14 hours before it was ...
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MySQL optimization question — how to speed up a simple query

I have a very simple database, one table with five columns (one INTEGER key, two VARCHAR, a DATE, and a DOUBLE). The table contains 909,000 records. A simple query like SELECT t.price FROM commoddb....
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Optimal query to show active records by date

I'm trying to determine what the optimal query might be for associating a date with a record that would have been active for that day. Here is a setup to demonstrate what I'm trying to do (demo at ...
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How to unite 2 subqueries to reduce retrieving data from cumbersome tables?

There are 3 tables: user, conversation, message. Table user: id, login, last_login_time (time of last user's login), ... Table conversation: id, user1_id, user2_id, ...
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Key/Value table with limiters

I'm sure someone must have hit this or a problem like this before but I'm not finding anything on a google or DBA exchange search. I have a table storing key/value pairs. There are also 2 limiting ...
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SQL Job is running slow after a few days

I have a simple SQL job that runs a stored procedure that doesn't take any parameters. The job runs once a day and it normally takes less than 3 minutes to complete. What's odd is that this job runs ...
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Better way to update table with value from another table

I'm trying to rewrite the following query to make it more efficient: update c set c.cartype = (select Id from carTypes where carType = 'Coupe') from cars c inner join doorcount dc on c.Id = dc....
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Computational power required for this query

I am not sure if the query I am trying to run is unreasonably large, in terms of computational power. The query will identify islands (and their duration) of a certain condition in my db. Things work ...
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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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MySQL: memory requirements for django app with 1 big table (460M rows)

I have created a django app that is running on virtual machine. All db tables are rather small (up to 1M rows) but recently I was asked to add a big table (460M rows). CREATE TABLE `genescorrelation` ...
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MySQL Filesort/Order By Slow

I've been struggling with a query for the past few weeks and it now just appears as gobbly-gook to me when I try to optimize. The query runs - at about 2.3 seconds, but I know there has to be a more ...
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How do I prevent my query from needlessly generating rows it'll throw away later?

I have the following query: SELECT stream_points.time AS point_time, stream_points.value AS point_value, stream_predictions.value AS prediction_value, ...
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#2014 - Commands out of sync. you can't run this command now. Query was working before. But now it is not working

My table structure is ... There is Counter which has many Box in it. Box has a one BoxType. and Collection stores Box datewise revenue and data. I need data of particular 1 COUNTER (Data of All the ...
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Mysql search matching multiple values in multiple columns

I need to speed up a search. Currently we let our users input a name: John Doe Then in Java we split that string to create multiple values (or "terms") ["John", "Doe"] and loop through the terms ...
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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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Improve select query performance

The following select query from my application is taking more than 200ms. The table has around 2 million rows. Is there any ways to improve the performance of this query ? select count(id) from ...
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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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T-SQL Query runs quickly on local PC, but slow on SQL Server?

I have a query with a few joins and a couple of basic SUM(...) statements, and no parameters. It's been running without issue for months - but has suddenly started running very slowly on the server (...
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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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How can I query data from a linked server, and pass it parameters to filter by?

I have a really big query that needs to be run on multiple databases, and the results appended to a temp table and returned. The basic syntax looks something like this: INSERT INTO #tmpTable (Id, ......
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What is the algorithmic complexity of a PosgtreSQL greater than or lesser than index query (compared to equality)?

Assuming there is an index idx_int on an int_col column, what is the algorithmic complexity of a query like this? SELECT id FROM table WHERE table.int_col > 1; I'm specifically interested in ...
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Why is SQL running the same query longer from another connection? [closed]

Here is the issue overview: Why does my stored procedure run faster when executed localy vs remotely? Dont jump to any conclusion just yet, let me explain what I mean... Here is the setup: A Windows ...
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Slow query performance

My database contains 20,000 rows and the following query is slow. Please help me to speed this up: SELECT r.report_id, r.user_id, u.user_name, u.user_mail, d....
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Oracle 10g using collection with sql

I have a stored procedure that takes collection of objects. (TABLE OF MyCustomType). Inside the procedure I'm trying to join this parameter with real tables. For example, something like create or ...
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oracle merge operation hangs (or loops); query tuner claims it's a cartesian product operation

I have a Merge query (open to better suggestions) that seems to cause the server to hang. (I'm not sure what it's doing, but it pegs the CPU and never completes) When I run it through the query ...
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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, m....
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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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Several values from different tables

I'm totally lost here and not know how to get this to work and hope any can help me here. I have several tables: default_users, default_profiles, default_status, default_comment and latest ...
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Get the id_user_app if not exists in id_user_rq

I'm building a application and have this table for users relationships. I need to build some queries like for example: Who invited me as a friend? Who I invited to be my friend? Who I accept as ...
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How to calculate query that access system view cost in Oracle?

For a query that returns if there are any active transactions within current session , SELECT COUNT(*) FROM v$transaction t INNER JOIN v$session s ON (t.ses_addr = s.saddr ) INNER ...
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datetime index skipped for same query different params

I am running two queries with same query but different parameter and one of them is extemely slow while the other is fast. Both the results are alomost the same. (500 and 575) Any idea why it skips "...
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Rewriting a query

I have a database with the following structure (star schema): facttable: pros integer mena integer me integer vahet double precision slutttp timestamp without time zone Structure of each ...
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Procedure runs slower over time; fixed by cache clear or reboot

We are experiencing a strange issue where an application which was fixed by creating missing index requests, updating stale stats, and removing lookups and other scans, was running fine once fixed, ...
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Advice on how to improve this stored procedure

Edited: Added table column datatype I have 2 tables ReportItem id (int, primary key clustered index) report_item (nvarchar(100)) flow_name (nvarchar(50)) source (nvarchar(50)) Tech_Details id (...
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Materialized Views and Indexes

Is there any way to force PostgreSQL to use an index that I created on a materialized view table? I tried every combination possible of moving the column attributes around to make Postgres to use my ...
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Order by index unexpectedly slowing query down

I have two tables: houses has ~415,000 records, and account_houses has ~525,000 records. I've changed the table names for security reasons, but basically I am using this query: SELECT "houses".* FROM ...
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where to add a column with low cardinality, decimal type into an index?

I got a question regarding the best way to put a bad column for an index in an index, so that I can satisfy my query below, and similar others that follow the same pattern. on the query below, all ...
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SQL Query for Internal Messaging System

I'm creating an internal messaging system (No SMTP/POP3) and I'm looking for a way to query a user's list of messages. Here's my schema: Messages _MessageID (PK) _MessageParentID (if a reply this ...
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Excluding rows by lots of ids

I need to exclude some rows that the user has already seen. Currently I am doing this by simply comparing the ids that the user has seen to the row's ids by running this query (there are also other ...
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Composite index works for larger set of data, but not smaller

This is a follow on question to optimise my.ini for key query Data model: DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `contract`; CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `contract` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `...
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Finding differences between two tables takes too long

I'm trying to find the diff of two tables using a left join. My query is as follows: CREATE TABLE my_diff (INDEX my_index (name, type)) SELECT AA.name, AA.type FROM AA LEFT JOIN BB USING (name, type)...
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Two queries usually run fast but get slow when joined

There are those 2 tables CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `media` ( `mid` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `user` int(11) NOT NULL, `order_type` int(11) NOT NULL, `media_id` varchar(50) COLLATE ...
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Improving performance of a weighted search query in SQLite3

For an intra-site search I have this table in an SQLite3 database, that relates ids to search terms with a certain weight: CREATE TABLE search_index ( id INTEGER(7) REFERENCES other_table, ...
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Slow PostgreSQL query

I'm building a search interface for a web site that currently searches through approximately 2 million pieces of real estate with approximately 60 million attributes (address, city, state, ZIP, beds, ...
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Why is this MySQL query “using where” instead of “using index”?

Could you help me with this query, please? SELECT p.patid, MAX(c1.eventdate) as eventdate from patient as p left join op_adv_effects._clinical as c1 on p.patid = c1.patid left join op_adv_effects....
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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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Query optimization - contact should be extracted at most once for a particular customer

I have created a database for a telemarketing company Scenario is, the telemarketing company is selling contacts to the customers. Customers log on to the website and search for the contacts for ...
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Mysql Partitions with Partition limit

I have a partition table on basis of Primary key having 1.5 Billion rows in it. But when i check ibd files only 80 ibd show in GB's whereas 120ibd shows 1MB file. I would like to know how does the ...
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SQL Server 2012 stored procedure runs very slow sometimes

I have a stored procedure with a single large query which takes an ID as a parameter and returns some counts. It has quite a few inner joins and left outer joins but they are all on indexes. The ...