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

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inner join on PK with extra criteria slow despite indices?

Given the two tables below I am struggling to understand: why is the third query slow even though first two queries are fast what exactly is EXPLAIN saying can I do anything to significantly speed ...
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Looking for a possible multi-column index

I have a table highscore containing the columns: game (text) date (timestamp) score (integer) more irrelevant ones... The query most often run on it is: SELECT * FROM highscore WHERE game = ...
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Do I risk losing the benefits of indexing if I have an index on every column?

I use PostgreSQL 9.2. I have a table with ~5 million rows and 150 columns. The table does not change at all (I replace it once a year). Users query this table with all kinds of filters on any some of ...
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Increasing work_mem and shared_buffers on Postgres 9.2 significantly slows down queries

I have a PostgreSQL 9.2 instance running on RHEL 6.3, 8-core machine with 16GB of RAM. The server is dedicated to this database. Given that the default postgresql.conf is quite conservative regarding ...
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What can I do to speed up this SQL Query?

I've created this SQL query with the help of @Dems :-) Here is some detail, I tried to make a SQLFiddle but I kept getting errors with my variables... This works in Sql Server 2008... My question ...
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Why does my query run faster after I force full table scan?

I have a MERGE statement that took forever to execute the select as the table it is running from (SUB_DATA) is rather big (read 1.4 Tb, 700 million rows). My SELECT looks like this. SELECT ...
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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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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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Optimizing User Defined Custom Columns

I am building a web based app that has the potential to have very high traffic and collect a lot of data. Most of this traffic will be utilizing the database. Database is MySQL InnoDB. I want to give ...
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What can speed up a SQL count query?

When doing a count (aggregate) SQL query, what can speed up the execution time in these 3 database systems? I'm sure many things could speed it up (hardware for one), but I'm just a novice DBA, so ...
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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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Optimisation of complex query - 100% cost index seek?

I'm a c# developer, however I'm quite experienced with SQL. I have had a bit of experience with optimising queries but I've come up across one that has me stumped. The query takes about 3 minutes to ...
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Are these two queries logically equivalent?

Are these two queries logically equivalent? DECLARE @DateTime DATETIME = GETDATE() Query 1 SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE Datediff(DAY, LogInsertTime, @DateTime) > 7 Query 2 SELECT * FROM ...
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Combining columns in index

With reference to RolandoMySQLDBA's answer on MySQL: Index when joining to tables not being used (Performance optimizing question) He mentioned Make sure you build an index that involves the ...
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MySQL optimization - year column grouping - using temporary table, filesort

I have a transactions table which is having 600,000 records, I need to list the count for the dashboard on financial year basis. The table used is MyISAM. I tried adding index for the transaction date ...
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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, ...
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Slow mysql fulltext query

I have a little problem with the performance of a mysql-query which uses a fulltext index. The following query SELECT Mention.id FROM mentions AS Mention WHERE (MATCH (`Mention`.`title_text`, ...
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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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Optimising query on view that merges similar tables with a clear discriminator

Using PostgreSQL 8.4, I have a number of tables that have a very similar structure, but that belong to different categories: CREATE TABLE table_a ( id SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, event_time TIMESTAMP ...
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Why does the query cost change so much and how to prevent it

The query causing me the issue is too big, but the piece that seems to be the core is quite simple, I will try to go with that: The query has an structure like: SELECT ... a lot of stuff ... ...
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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 should we handle rows which won't be queried once they are old in PostgreSQL?

We have a table in a PostgreSQL database which is growing on the order of millions of rows per day. Each row consists of: ID Foreign user ID Date and time Other data The date and time aren't ...
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help required with indexing and query optimzation

After browsing most of the posts and after running out for options I am posting here. I have a table with 76,222,954 (76M) rows. It collects web site traffic based on country. Here is my table ...
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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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Store categories in database or use hard coded integers?

An address can belong to either the mailing or billing categories. When a user adds an address to a table, should the address category be an independent integer value set by a constant somewhere in ...
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How (and why) does TOP impact an execution plan?

For a moderately complex query I am trying to optimize, I noticed that removing the TOP n clause changes the execution plan. I would have guessed that when a query includes TOP n the database engine ...
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How to know what to investigate and how for a VERY slow stored procedure

I have inherited a large and slow stored procedure and it's giving me a nightmare: I'm not a DBA, although I have some knowledge, but I don't know where to start to identify this bottleneck. I have ...
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MySQL: Optimize UNION with “ORDER BY” in inner queries

I just set up a logging system which consists of multiple tables with the same layout. There is one table for each data source. For the log viewer, I want to UNION all the log tables, filter them ...
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Do MySQL sub-queries essentially use as much overhead as separate queries?

If I have a query like this: SELECT name FROM ( SELECT * FROM `table` WHERE id IN (1,40,300) ORDER BY AnotherColumn ) From a bandwidth and overhead standpoint, is that the same thing as doing ...
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query optimization delete nested query [closed]

Can the following query be optimized ? DELETE FROM COLOR_TAGS WHERE COLOR_PROJECTID = $id AND NoteID IN( SELECT ID FROM note_note WHERE BibID=$bid AND isdel=0);
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How to load XML data into an oracle db table ?

Is there a way to load the XML format data into an Oracle 11g DB table directly ? I mean, Can we write a Stored Procedure to accomplish the same in a more efficient way with the best performance ? ...
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Help to understand explain plan in Oracle

I am running a query in some big tables, and although it runs fine even tough is a lot of data, I'd like to understand what part of it weighs on the execution. Unfortunately I am not too good with ...
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Should I use left join to do my job in this scenario?

What I want to do is to find out the items which appeared more than once in this table: mysql> desc tables; +-----------------+---------------------+------+-----+---------+-------+ | Field ...
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How to Optimise Query

I have a database structure similar to this, CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Dispatch]( [DispatchId] [int] NOT NULL, [ContractId] [int] NOT NULL, [DispatchDescription] [nvarchar](50) NOT NULL, ...
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What should I use? A string or 15 integer fields?

I am developing a student tracking program where I need to store 15 exam marks. I can store the marks as a string and split them up when I need to, for purposes such as performing arithmetical ...
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Is it possible to increase query performance on a narrow table with millions of rows?

I have a query that is currently taking an average of 2500ms to complete. My table is very narrow, but there are 44 million rows. What options do I have to improve performance, or is this as good as ...
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end user complaining poor performance of a query or application in SQL server [closed]

Any suggestions on what set of questions I should be asking an end user or an application user to drill down to the real issue of his complaining about slow responses to his queries? For example: ...
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Simple queries taking ages to run after changing from MyISAM to InnoDB

I have a quite large (300GB) table on MyISAM, which I've "converted" to InnoDB, and performance for a specific query has dropped through the floor. When I say "converted", I can't afford to take the ...
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selecting multiple instances of a record based on record lifespan over years

I have a table of items that have a origin date and a life span. I want to create a procedure that selects all of the items that will need to be replaced in a specific duration. I feel like there is a ...
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Improve performance of a Fact Table

I have a Fact table CardTransactionFact Table Structure TABLE [dbo].[CardTransactionFact] [CardTransactionID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [TransactionTerminalID] [int] NOT NULL, ...
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Get and count all blog posts and all users that fits a LIKE condition (two sepparated queries)

I've this tables: -- -- Table structure for table `default_cmvblog` -- CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `default_cmvblog` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `title` varchar(100) COLLATE ...
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How to make multiple counts in one query?

I count records with queries like SELECT COUNT(col1) FROM table1 WHERE col1 LIKE '%something%' SELECT COUNT(col1) FROM table1 WHERE col1 LIKE '%another%' SELECT COUNT(col1) FROM table1 WHERE col1 ...
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SQL Server Query: Inefficient where clause

I have the following SQL query: select * from NETWORK n inner join vwNETWORK_KEYMSTN km on n.Network_ID = km.Network_ID inner join vwAPPROVAL_LATEST a on n.Network_ID = a.Network_ID inner join ...
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How can I improve the speed of a query on a 20 million+ row table?

I have a query that is used for getting internet traffic statistics of certain IP addresses. There are separate IP address fields for hosts and blocks of IPs called assignments. The data is stored ...
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EXISTS and sub-query cost

i've just wondered if there's a difference in cost(memory,cpu) of an EXISTS or NOT EXISTS in following queries. Does it make a difference if i select NULL, 1 or columns? 1) SELECT id FROM Parent p ...
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optimizing a compare query

Suppose I have two tables, A and B, and I know that size(A) = size(B). I want to confirm that the data in both tables is the same in three given columns, suppose they are X, Y, and Z (there are no ...
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Will these queries return the same results?

I have this simple query: SELECT friend_id FROM default_friend WHERE user_id = 1 And the results are below: +-----------+ | friend_id | +-----------+ | 2250 | | 4901 | | ...
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Need some help with this query get all status and their associated comments of me and all my friends

I've several days dealing with this query but can't get it to works as I want. This post is related to this one Several values from different tables in which I tough found the solution but I was ...
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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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which one is more efficient query?

I have a table called STUDENT +-----------+-----------+-----------+---------------+ | StudentID | FirstName | LastName | EnrollmenDate | +-----------+-----------+-----------+---------------+ | ...