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

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Creating Indexes to optimize query

I have this query and I want to increase its performance by adding appropriate Indexes. DELETE FROM MYTAB1 WHERE MYID1 IN ( SELECT MYID2 FROM MYTAB2 ); I am not familiar with the ...
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Will altering order of columns in GROUP BY affect performance?

I have a SQL query like this: SELECT A, B, (CASE WHEN C=0 THEN 0 ELSE 1 END), COUNT(D) FROM SomeTable GROUP BY A, B, (CASE WHEN C=0 THEN 0 ELSE 1 END) On a huge dataset the actual execution plan ...
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How do I count rows with two properties in one index scan in SQL?

I have a table Units where I have rows ItemId, ItemCreationDate, ItemUnitsCount. ItemId is a primary key and I have a clustered index over it. I need to output the following: for each day I need to ...
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Single query sending and retreiving duplicate data on MS SQL Server?

Very odd thing happening. It would appear that all queries against a particular database in our system are periodically "running slow". Ie "normal speed" for 5 minutes then slow for 5 minutes ...
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Why is a secondary index chosen over a clustered index for SELECT COUNT(*) …?

In this query: select count(*) from largetable; a secondary index is chosen: mysql> explain select count(*) from largetable; ...
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How expensive are SELECT FROM LIKE statements from a design perspective?

I have a situation running out of control regarding an ever increasing number of small static files I need to access randomly in a large directory structure. I MUST reduce the number of those files ...
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Is it normal to use many Triggers?

I have many so-called summary columns throughout my database to count number of rows in other tables. For example, counting the number of comments by a user (a column in the user table). Currently, I ...
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Measuring the relative performance of queries given the assertion that “cost” isn't reliable

The cost field is a comparative cost that is used internally to determine the best cost for particular plans. The costs of different statements are not really directly comparable. Source Does ...
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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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How can I identify when to create a new table to hold data that can be obtained from a query?

We have a payment table, and agents get commission on payments. Commission is based on a few different factors, such as how long it took to get the payment, so there is some calculations involved when ...
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mySQL query optimisation — multiple joins or select … where not in (select distinct…)?

Background I have a Drupal install accessing a large users database (~200k rows) and my "People finder" functionality needs to access all those rows (in a random order). I don't seem to be able to ...
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Does the order of columns has a significant effect on INSERT?

Do we experience a noticeable difference in performance for these two queries? INSERT INTO table (col1, col2, col3, col4, col5) ... and INSERT INTO table (col5, col3, col1, col2, col4) ... Do we ...
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How to search for an ID and its descendants in this query?

I have the following tables: Project Unit ------------- --------------- ID | IDUnit ID | IdParent I have to select all projects that have the IDUnit ...
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Why does MySQL choose this execution plan?

I have two queries, select some_other_column from `table` order by primary_index_column asc limit 4000000, 10; and select some_other_column from `table` order by secondary_index_column asc ...
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Are Views optimized when I add a WHERE clause to them?

Does it make a difference if you filter a View inside or outside the View? For example, is there any difference between these two queries? SELECT Id FROM MyTable WHERE SomeColumn = 1 Or SELECT Id ...
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Copy huge amount from 1 table to other

I have two tables with same structure I need to copy over all tables from table A to table B, the problem is that some records from table A already exist in table B so that made the Import Fail. So I ...
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Why is an aggregate query significantly faster with a GROUP BY clause than without one?

I'm just curious why an aggregate query runs so much faster with a GROUP BY clause than without one. For example, this query takes almost 10 seconds to run SELECT MIN(CreatedDate) FROM MyTable WHERE ...
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Monumental difference in execution time between queries when using RECOMPILE query hint

I have two almost identical queries running on the same SQL Server 2005 instance: The first one is the original SELECT query as generated by LINQ (I know, I know... I'm not the application ...
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Why does a query run slower in a Stored Procedure than in the Query window?

I have a complex query which runs in 2 seconds in the query window, but about 5 minutes as a Stored Procedure. Why is it taking so much longer to run as a stored procedure? Here's what my query looks ...
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Speed up search across multiple columns

We have a table: user_info (user_id,domain_id,first_name,middle_name,last_name,work_place,.,.,.) Now, we have a user search that search across three columns first_name,last_name and work_place. ...
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Remove sub-string from WHERE clause

I have a stored procedure that is using the SUBSTRING function in the WHERE clause. SELECT DISTINCT ColumnBB, ColumnCC FROM TableAA WITH (NOLOCK) WHERE SUBSTRING(ColumnAA, 1, 17) = @VariableA; ...
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Which is the most efficient way to run a particular select query?

If I run the following code: select PolicyNumber, MAX(decpageid) as decpageid, Risk from StatRiskDecpages where PolicyNumber = 'AR-0000301132-04' group by PolicyNumber, Risk I get the following ...
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MySQL subquery slows down drastically, but they work fine independently

Query 1: select distinct email from mybigtable where account_id=345 takes 0.1s Query 2: Select count(*) as total from mybigtable where account_id=123 and email IN (<include all from above ...
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Oracle ash report

Recently, i have been handed over with an ash report from DBA. To me this report is like french. I have no idea what it is about and what all is written in this report. Can someone please guide me in ...
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Oracle Benchmarking (SQL_NO_CACHE …)

I want to benchmark some queries on an oracle System from a JDBC application. However, the database seems to cache at some point in time. However, this is not intended in this case. Is there ...
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Help with Query. Finding records that have the same relationships (MySQL)

I have a table of Listings that has a many to many relationship with a Taxons table. The table structure looks like this: listings ---------------- id (int) name (varchar) listings_taxons ...
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Separate Address Table, Latitude, Longitude

We are designing a DB for a limited functionality social networking application. Users (Registered Users), Retail Outlets, etc are several entities we need to store. We need to store Address of each ...
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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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SQL Server - Transaction Slowness [closed]

I'm seeing some behavior right now in SQL Server 2008 R2, and I can't decide if the server is underperforming or not. I've set up a test to insert an integer into a table, as defined below, 75,000 ...
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Optimize Query with Derived Table

I have the following query select ps.id, ps.title , IFNULL(s.likes,0) as num_likes , IFNULL(s.comments,0) as num_comments , IFNULL(s.ratings,0) as num_ratings , IFNULL(s.views,0) as num_views , ...
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Help me to better design my query so I can gain more performance

I need to find so called first entry in database for items regarding their partners. I wrote query and it is giving me correct results but it sucks with performances. I suspect that I have missed ...
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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 ...
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Returning Multiple Result-Sets or Single XML Blods

I've been writing some new Stored Procedures, and find myself returning between 6-8 result-sets in a few cases. I've always worked under the assumption that there were certain inefficiencies with ...
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Improving MySQL efficiency

I have a table now containing over 43 million records. To execute SELECT, I usually select records with the same field, say A. Will it be more efficient to divide the table into several tables by ...
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How to get accurate query performance?

I'm attempting to improve performance of a stored procedure. When I run the SP, it finishes almost instantly, as if something were cached. I was told to use the following two lines of SQL before ...
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Can you have a WHERE clause with a greater than operator on a composite key?

I'm a web developer (not DB admin!) having performance problems processing a 1.7m record table on MySQL. Here is that table : CREATE TABLE `bbcmapimp_pc_raw` ( `postcode` char(8) NOT NULL, ...
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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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MySql - How can I speed up this query

I have the following tables: CREATE TABLE `users` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `first_name` varchar(255) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci DEFAULT NULL, `last_name` varchar(255) COLLATE ...
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Update Large Table

I have these two tables: user_profile: user_profile_id_int int primary key user_profile_id varchar user_activity: user_profile_id_int int key user_profile_id varchar both fields in user_profile ...
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Same queries, different servers, different exec plans, stats are up to date

I've got the same query running on two different servers, and getting vastly different performances. I have updated all of the stats on dependent objects and it has not fixed the issue. I'm lost on ...
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Recommendations for MS SQL Server monitoring software or service? [closed]

I have a client with MS SQL Server instances (2000, 2005) scattered across 20-30 servers. I've been engaged to get things organized and will be periodically reviewing the state of the database ...
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Using IF in T-SQL weakens or breaks execution plan caching?

It has been suggested to me that the use of IF statements in t-SQL batches is detrimental to performance. I'm trying to find some confirmation or validate this assertion. I'm using SQL Server 2005 ...