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

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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 | +-----------+-----------+-----------+---------------+ | ...
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Get all comment.message, status.message, users.* and profiles.* where users.user_id exists in friend.friend_id or friend.user_id

I need some help building this query because it's a bit complicated at least for me. I need to get all comment.message, status.message, users.* and profiles.* where users.user_id exists in ...
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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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OPTION FORCE ORDER improves performance until rows are deleted

I have a somewhat complex SQL Server 2008 query (about 200 lines of fairly dense SQL) that wasn't performing as I needed it. Over time, performance dropped from about .5 seconds to about 2 seconds. ...
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Sudden Query Performance Degradation On A Linked Server

I have an application that uses a view on a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. This view actually queries a linked server (SQL Server 2008) that has replicated data from our main ERP database. Yesterday, we ...
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How does compound index help speed up query?

Say we have a bunch of column in mysql table. Latitude Longitude Say we make an index (Latitude and Longitude) Well, the index will sort by Latitude first and IF the Latitude is the same it'll sort ...
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SQL Server 2012 Performance Test

I've been given a task to test where an SQL server 2012 can achieve better performances - we have two options: Use the SQL Server as an On-Premise machine (Standalone server that we have) Use the ...
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PostgreSQL 9.1 - Query on VIEWS taking a lot of time

Using PostgreSQL 9.1, we are having problems while executing queries on a VIEW of PostgreSQL. Following is the situation: We have a partitioned Table "buz_scdr" over which we have built a VIEW ...
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Query taking long on table with low record count

I have an Oracle flat table that grew to just below 800MB. The table was truncated and new records are being inserted. Currently there are <40 records in the table but a select * takes >30secs. ...
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CPU or Page Reads

While comparing query performance should i go for CPU values or Page Reads. On live server (with better hardware) a query is showing different CPU when i test it on my local machine. But Page Reads ...
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Why are my queries getting really slow?

I own a WordPress installation, and Updated to 3.4.1. After the upgrade, I experienced a very strange slow-down. After all, I used the define('SAVEQUERIES', true); in my wp-config.php with ...
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Where to place non clustered index

Execution plan clearly showing that one of my table used in query is useing Clustered Index Scan. From this node, how can i guess that which columns should be part of my non clustered index key and ...
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Reviewing all new MySql queries on staging environment

The problem I am trying to solve: It's well known that not all developers know what is EXPLAIN in MySql, and not every knows how to use it. Large part of them consider MySql as a black box, no matter ...
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What does duration measurement in sql server actually measure?

What precisely does the query duration measure when conducting a profiler trace? I have a stored procedure which performs data access (SELECT), and it is taking an average of around 30 seconds to ...
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Similar queries taking different times to complete

I had the following query: SELECT nvl(sum(adjust1),0) FROM ( SELECT ManyOperationsOnFieldX adjust1, a, b, c, d, e FROM ( SELECT a, b, c, d, e, SubStr(balance, ...
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Single query to copy data from 3 tables into a single empty table

In an interview today, I was asked if I could write a single query to copy data from 3 source tables to an empty destination table. I started saying "I will use a temp table or table variables", ...
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Resource to learn writing most efficient and highly optimized sql queries [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Learning to Optimize SQL Queries and Understand Execution Plans - Resources? Can some one point me to a great book/great books or some really solid reference/references ...
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Poor performance after changing SQL Server 2008 R2 database

Need some tips on what I can do to track down this problem. My client has a modest sized SQL Server 2008 R2 database (approx 6 gigs in size). Last week I modified the database to add new a single new ...
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Get profiles values where message.sender_user_id = profile.user_id

I have this tables: default_messages CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `default_messages` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `subject` varchar(150) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL, `message` text ...
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Slow performance of MySQL Join Query

I have inherited a site (running Coldfusion8 and MySQL 5.0.88) with a product search using multiple criteria. I'm struggling with optimizing the search, especially a pricelist check, which makes the ...
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Improve performance of sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats

During a maintenance job, I'm trying to get a list of fragmented indexes. But the query is extremely slow and takes over 30 minutes to execute. I think this is due to a remote scan on ...
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How does SQL Server know predicates are correlated?

While diagnosing SQL Server 2008 R2 queries with poor cardinality estimation (despite simple indexing, up-to-date statistics, etc.) and hence poor query plans, I found a perhaps-related KB article: ...
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Learning to Optimize SQL Queries and Understand Execution Plans - Resources?

I find myself writing more and more SQL queries at work (mostly Oracle 11g, but some SQL Server 2005-2008) and have started creating some pretty complex views for the rest of the analyst team. They ...
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which option is better for not slow down the performance of queries?

I am developing a system that records customer payments, when a customer makes a payment, the system must update the account and show the payment made and all previous payments, is here when the ...
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Slow Performance Inserting Few Rows Into Huge Table

We have a process that takes data from stores and updates a company-wide inventory table. This table has rows for every store by date and by item. At customers with many stores, this table can get ...