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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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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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Understanding execution plans using TVPs

I have some slow running queries (8 seconds across 1M records grouped by months) and have been trying to make sense of the execution plans. We use around 10 TVPs to send in a set of filters that the ...
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Why would a query work slower when a where clause is added?

I've got two databases and both have got the same view over the same table which has the same indexes. The view selects the top location for a given IMEI from a locations table. CREATE VIEW ...
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OrderBy int slow for large table join

I have roughly 1.5 million records. This query works fine for smaller data, but it gets a second slower for every few hundred thousand records. For 1.5 million, the query is noticeably struggling. I ...
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MySQL COUNT(*) performance

I have a table with more than 15m rows. I need the total number of rows. So: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM thetable; Which takes around 50s to complete. Explaining gives me Select tables optimized away. I ...
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Is there a way I can shorten the below query into a single query?

I have the below query. IS there a way I can put this into one single query? If not, can I shrink it further anyway? Please advice. DECLARE @highRegion TABLE(regionId INT, countR INT) DECLARE ...
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Simple query is slow on 4M-rows table

I have in production a MySQL table pageviews with 4M rows that records page views of users on posts. I need to know which posts a specific user have read, but this request takes up to 15 seconds to ...
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Improving `GROUP BY` query performance in sqlite3

I have a little web-application that is using sqlite3 as it's DB (the db is fairly small). Right now, I am generating some content to display using the following query: SELECT dbId, dlState, ...
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Retrieve next queue item

I have a simple table in SQL Server 2012 which implements a processing queue. As data has been inserted the query to retrieve the next item has gone from <100ms to a constant 5-6secs. I would be ...
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Precautions when designing database schema if tables are going to have billons of rows

I am about to start work on telephone dictionary kind of project. Its confirm that there are going to be billions of records in dictionary table, and each entry from this dictionary table may have ...
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Some queries are very slow after index rebuild

After finding out almost all databases on my SQL Server had fragmentation over 40%, I decided to do an index rebuild on all tables using a fill factor of 80. After rebuilding all indexes, some ...
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Why would a long running query remain sleeping and with null wait_info

The following query was run on SQL Server 2008 R2 and took over 1 hour to run: select log_id, type, instance_id from ts_cache_log where log_id > 146400 order by log_id It produced 0 rows ...
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Checking if the query is made async or sync on SQL Server 2008 R2

I have tried to make async calls to my SQL Server instance as you may see on my SO post: ASP.NET MVC 4 asyncronous database call: never returns the HTTP response I did a benchmarking and the sync ...
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charindex wrong result

Charindex returns no record if only one letter is provided. If parameter matches the whole word it shows the record. Why??? USE [database] GO SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO ALTER ...
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Optimization of complicated sums and counts in related tables

I have a categories table, which have two columns, id and name. I have a types table, which have three columns, id, category_id and points. I have a products table, which have three columns, id, ...
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Can't eliminate index scan

I have a query, and even using SQL Sentry, I can't eliminate the index scan. This is the query: SELECT TOP 30 codCliente FROM ( SELECT t1.CodCliente, codcampo, valor, t1.chavealeat ...
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Why does the query plan still sort a table despite having an index sorted on the columns?

I'm using Postgres 9.1 I have two tables I am joining: wikidb=> \d page Table "public.page" Column | Type | Modifiers ...
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Get the pais_id not associated to fabricante_distribuidor_id and producto_solicitud_id, the opposite from SELECT query

I have this query for get all the pais_id given a fabricante_distribuidor_id and producto_solicitud_id, the query works fine. SELECT DISTINCT nom.pais_id FROM negocio.fabricante_producto_solicitud ...
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MySQL select with between optimization

I got issues with some geo IP query. So basically here is create code of table: CREATE TABLE `geo_ip_city` ( `id` INT(5) UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `begin` BIGINT(20) NOT NULL DEFAULT ...
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Why isn't SQL Server using my non-clustered index and doing a clustered index scan?

Here are my full tables: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tblCrawlUrls]( [cl_IdUrl] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [cl_CrawlNormalizedUrl] [nvarchar](200) NOT NULL, [cl_RooSiteId] [smallint] NOT ...
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Improve query performance when selecting almost all rows with many “group by” columns

I have a table with 20 columns and about 600,000 records. The maximum row size is only around 100 bytes. The table is repopulated every few days, but the number of records remain about the same. For ...
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optimization of expensive subquery

The following query gets the last report (where latitude and longitude and secs are <> 0) associated with the specified units: SELECT reports.* FROM reports INNER JOIN ...
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Prune unused joins

I have expected that selecting from a view would not join the tables from which I don't query any values, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I have a bunch of tables with the following structure: ...
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Does this cause overhead ? Select name from User where user_name LIKE '%alex%'

I'm wondering if this statement can cause real overhead if many concurrent users send the same request to mySQL InnoDB storage engine. Let's say I have a table that has the user_name, and someone want ...
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Why are my results returned twice?

I've this query: SELECT DISTINCT `default_wall_posts_comments`.`c_id` as c_id, `default_wall_posts_comments`.`comments` as comments, UNIX_TIMESTAMP() - default_wall_posts_comments.date_created ...
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Index Strategies on Text or NVARCHAR(MAX) Fields

I have the following query (simplified for question) I'm trying to speed up for a read only DB ... SELECT [sysid] ,[Date]=CONVERT(CHAR, DATEADD(D, [date], '1800-12-28'),101) ,[From]=[from_addr] ...
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Validation of Partitioned table Performance

We are testing partitioning on a table which contains a datetime column (DateColumn). Partition function I am using is: -- 138623 + 16774 records CREATE PARTITION FUNCTION pf_TableName_DateColumn ...
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Forcing correct execution plan when passing a table UDT to a table function

I have a scalar function that returns a big XML, created over a bunch of invoices. The exact list of invoices to feed to the function can be calculated using several different ways, but the function ...
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How to optimise MySQL query that uses dependent subquery

I have a web app that has a custom feed of images. The image queried are based on whether the users have previously seen the image and ordered by a Hacker News style score. There are only 1000 rows ...
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Reorganize Index Task [closed]

Can the Reorganize Index task (maintenance plan or SSIS package) be used to tune performance? Is this an adequate step of triage for degraded application/query performance?
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Is LIMIT processed before or after retrieving data?

MySQL. My heavy query crashed our MySQL server. If I add LIMIT 10 will it make my query more lightweight? (both for indexed and unindexed queries). Which way LIMIT are processed: before the rest of ...
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Index optimization and cardinality

I'm by no means a DBA expert. Rather, a Magento developer having to troubleshoot some slow queries. I'll jump right in -- here's my attempt to EXPLAIN the troublesome query: EXPLAIN SELECT ...
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SQL Server execution plan using a view, but no view is inside the stored procedure

I am troubleshooting this slow stored procedure and when checking the actual execution plan I noticed a warning of a possible missing index. Taking a closer look, it's against one of the views, not an ...
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Is it a good idea to include a value column (e.g. from measurements) in an index?

Is it a good idea to include a value column into an index for a table which has many million rows? For example a measurement table which looks kind of like this: CREATE TABLE measurements ( id ...
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Increased query_cache_size, Queries slowed drastically on increased traffic

I increased our servers query_cache_size to 2gb, hoping for performance benefits. After sometime the query performance would drastically decrease. Once I dug in deeper, I found the queries in State ...
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How can I speed up a Postgres query containing lots of Joins with an ILIKE condition

I have an odd problem which I really don't understand. Simply put I have a join containing 4 table joins, which I believe all have appropriate indexes, but which takes a ridiculous amount of time to ...
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How can I improve performance of update query in PostgreSQL

I have a table with about 80 million records. I have added a new attribute (heigth_category) which I want to fill based on another attribute (heigth). If the heigth is between 0 and 6, I want to fill ...
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How to avoid timeouts during big DML operations

I have a big insert script I need to run. Its about 55,000 records and 160 columns. The script is already created and I can't create it again. The problem I have is that this runs for about 4 hours ...
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Splitting a column to normalized table

I have a de-normalized table as Original De-Normalized Table id text 23 first,second|third,fourth,fifth|sixth I want to normalize the database to create the following tables Table 1: (Split by ...
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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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Is possible to optimize this query or it's already optimized?

I've three tables: default_users, default_profiles, default_friend. This are the SQL for each one: -- -- Table structure for table `default_users` -- CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `default_users` ( ...
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Poor performance of JOIN, WHERE, ORDER BY combination (MySQL)

Goal: select 10 most recent rows from posts which are related to a specific user. There are two tables: posts (~5,000,000 rows) and relations (~8,000 rows). posts columns: ...
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Queries not Running in Prod [duplicate]

I've an update statement which uses 2-3 tables. It runs in less than a second in QA but it takes forever in Prod. The number of records are exactly same and all the indexes are same too. In fact Prod ...
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Complex key performance problem (MySQL, InnoDB)

A query is painstakingly slow in both production environment and (fortunately reproducable) on my local dev box. Production is Linux and my dev is currently Windows 10 with MySQL 5.7.11: SHOW ...
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Stored procedure running for a long time

We have a stored procedure which is running for ever, whereas when it is run as script it takes just couple of minutes to complete. When I just declare the params and assign values to them and run the ...
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SQL getting IDs from one table with multiple entries in another table

In my database I have two tables: Persons and PersonAttributes. One Person may have several Attributes associated with it. What I would like to do is get a list of all Persons(/IDs) that have at ...
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How to optimize query with max on Postgres?

I'm trying to make a relatively simple query, but it's taking much longer than I'd expect. I have an index in place, but it doesn't seem to be helping much. Here's the query. It takes over an hour ...
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how to check whether or not queries are doing partition elimination when accessing my partitioned table?

I am considering partitioning a table. I am trying to think in terms of how we query that table so that I achieve partition elimination. Suppose I have a table that has a partition by month, what ...
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How to measure I/O contention after adding calculated fields on indexed views to a table in SQL Server?

I have successfully added several calculated fields to different tables, for example: ALTER TABLE dbo.tblBGiftVoucherItem ADD isUsGift AS CAST( ( ISNULL( CASE WHEN ...