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

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Stored procedures vs. inline SQL

I know stored procedures are more efficient through the execution path (than the inline sql in applications). However, when pressed, I'm not super knowlegeable about why. I'd like to know the ...
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High CXPACKET and LATCH_EX waits

I am having some performance issues with a data processing system which I am working on. I have gathered wait stats from a one hour peroid which show a large amount of CXPACKET and LATCH_EX wait ...
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Delete millions of rows, fast

I currently have a database with the following structure: id->varchar(9) time->datetime val01 - val20->int(11) val21 - val40->tinyint(1) id and time are the primary key. also I defined an index ...
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Improve Insert performance for 200 Million rows

How can the following insert statement be improved - which varies from 20mins on certain days to 70-140mins on most other days. SELECT DISTINCT od.SourceID, od.OrderID, od.OrderLineNo, ...
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Query causing Database lock problem (php/Mysql) [closed]

hi friends can anyone tell me what is the issue with my query. when i execute, it lock the Database for 5 to 10 minutes, please help me to optimize this query . SELECT u.username, ...
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Approximate MySQL Query Time For A Where Clause On A 10 Million Records Table

I'm looking forward to designing a database (in MySQL) but before I start I need to have some calculations to make sure that my application will remain efficient even if there are 10 Million+ rows ...
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Which one is better way to insert data? [closed]

I have two cases case create proc createEmployee @firstName varchar(255), @lastName varchar(255) = null as insert into Employee_Tbl values (@firstName, @lastName) case create proc ...
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Oracle Autodop disabled at the table level

I have a question related to Oracle auto DOP and parallel DML concepts. I have a scenario, if I set the Auto DOP set to 1 on the table and if I run parallel DML statements on that table through ...
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Spatial index not used

I have a table with a geometry column. For one record, there is only one Point stored. A spatial index has been created but queries searching for the nearest location do not use this index resulting ...
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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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Performance with IN clause

Does indexed data affect query performance? means If I passed value as 1,2,3,4... in ordered form in any IN clause, can it improve query performance? and what happen in case I pass value randomly ...
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query comes in slow query when log_queries_not_using_indexes is enabled

This query comes in slow query log when log_queries_not_using_indexes is enabled. SELECT a.id, d.id AS city_id, d.city FROM booking a, sub_area_master b, area_master c, city_master d WHERE ...
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Drastic performance difference in View Dependencies between SQL Server 2005 and 2008 R2

Background I am a fledgling DBA who was hired in the middle of a migration from SQL Server 2005 x64 to 2008 R2 x64. We also migrated from a local server to a colo virtual server, and moved some of ...
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How can I optimize this query?

I'm trying to select the time field from five tables and return the oldest time. The userid field in every table is indexed. Here's the query: ( SELECT `time` FROM `eventlog` WHERE userid = ...
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Improve performance with the WHERE NOT IN sub-select clause

In the following query, I have to count transactions for each customer. [EDIT]However, I have to exclude from the result set entirely, customers that have a transaction older than one year. ...
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Performance of dynamic SQL Server reporting queries?

I have to build an application that allows the end user to select what columns they want in their report. For this I build a dynamic T-SQL stored procedure. However, there are up to 60 columns ...
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MySQL: how to determine key_len and its role in performance improvement of a query

I have a query, below is the structure of the table: CREATE TABLE `jos_tag_rules_fields` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `name` varchar(255) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', `label` varchar(255) ...
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How index work in oracle? [duplicate]

I want to understand : How index work in oracle. How they are stored in the disk. How they increase the efficiency of a query? By third point I means how Index contribute to the efficiency of ...
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MySQL: What points should we consider when create composite index

There are multiple views behind the logic of creating composite index in a table. Creating composite index is obvious when we have composite primary key. Beside this, we create composite index on the ...
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What is the Difference between IN and Not IN performance wise?

I am new to database.I am having doubt that what is the difference between IN and NOT IN performance wise. When I am using IN, takes less time for the same query(Logically same query) when I use NOT ...
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What is the performance difference between IN (42) and id = 42 in MySQL?

Are there any performance differences between SELECT * FROM table WHERE id IN (42); and SELECT * FROM table WHERE id = 42; ? The question is about just supplying a single value. The ...
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How should I structure my time based index?

So I have this table in SQL Server 2008. Let's just say it's called TimeSheets. Now, that table has two columns I am concerned with. TimeSheetDate and UserCustomerKey. TimeSheetDate is a ...
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MySQL: Different thread states in Query execution

My MySQL 5.1 bases Intranet system is facing very bad performance during high load. When observe through MonYog, I found below thread states: We can simply understand the different thread state by ...
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Query hangs forever at first but works after one day

I have two schemas namely A and B. I regularly copy contents of 10 tables from A to B. Here's is how I do it First I rename the original tables in schema B Then, using SQL Developer I copy the table ...
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Slow running query with inner SELECT in where clause

I have a query that looks like the following: USE DATABASE3; GO SELECT t1.COL1 AS COLUMN1, t2.COL2 AS COLUMN2, t1.COL3, t1.COL4 AS COLUMN4, t1.COL5 AS COLUMN5, ...
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How to get query runtime in PL/pgSQL to be as fast as console query runtime?

Basically I want to assign the result of a query to a custom type attribute. However I noticed that querying directly from the PostgreSQL console was about 0.071 ms and inside the function was 0.400 ...
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How to correctly return a query result only if it isn't NULL?

I'm writing a PL/pgSQL function that creates a cursor for a query that I need to check whether it returns something. What I'm doing is this: Run the query Check whether it returns something. If it ...
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Request for Help Optimizing a Query in MySQL

I have a query that is being used to report on the number of times a trigger in Zabbix, was fired by an event. For example, an event (not enough disk space) fires a trigger that sends an email to ...
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Yet another slow query Postgresql 9.3

I'd like to get a count(*) from a relatively small joined table (returned result is about ~30000 rows). I use Postgresql 9.3 so simply getting select count(*) from tasks_task; uses index-only scan, ...
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T-SQL Optimizing a Join on TOP Value from another table

I've got a data warehouse that goes through a full refresh each night that can take about an hour to process 16 million rows/25gigs of data and we're looking for ways to reduce this time without going ...
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Comparing Queries

In SQL Server, if you're comparing the statistics IO from two queries, how do you ensure that caching doesn't become a factor? For example (I'm making this up as I type, not a real example): SELECT ...
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Does Oracle ADO.NET varchar parameter size influence query plan reuse?

I am considering to apply a fix which will generate constant parameter sizes for (n)varchar parameters. The application is based on NHibernate with the old OracleClientDriver (using Microsoft Oracle ...
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Optimize table and query, aggregate by date or date-hour

I have a table storing sensor data (100M rows currently) from stations from different sites. In my case, sites may have many stations. Create table statement is as follows: CREATE TABLE sensor_data ( ...
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Does Oracle Partition by Reference optimizes join queries

Oracle 11g has a new feature in partitioning tables called partition by reference. I want to know whether Oracle joins (nested-loop-joins or hash-join or ...) rows from proper partitions when joining ...
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What Index can I apply to a GROUP BY, MIN() and WHERE MySQL Query

I have the following table: CREATE TABLE `wp_prize_draws_log_copy` ( `id` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `pid` int(11) NOT NULL, `entry_date` date NOT NULL, `entry_time` datetime ...
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MySQL aggregation count performance

I have a table with about 30 million records, and I'm doing a query where I can group by field Year and count the results for that year. The table structure looks like: id | year | amount The ...
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Sql Server Full Backup Duration Increased Dramatically

since last week My Full Backup Increased dramatically .before last week the time is about 3 hour and now the time is about 6 hour.in addition some query take long time to run. (not all the query).I ...
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Mysql query getting hung!

I am using mysql 5.5. I create following temporary table: CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE IF NOT EXISTS tempdb.%s ( `count` int(10) NOT NULL, `m_class` enum('SMS','EMAIL') NOT NULL, ...
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Single table row “sharding/versioning” to customize values

Introduction Hello everyone, I have done quite a bit of searching and I cannot find a solution for my specific issue. There are a few factors that complicate my situation, which I have outlined ...
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Poor query performance in MySQL

I have a 10 million record table in a MySQL 5.5 InnoDB. It's running in a 16GB RAM server with good CPU and fast HD. When I run the following query SELECT DISTINCT knowledge_id, ...
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Avoiding performance hit from GROUP BY during FULLTEXT search?

Is there any clever way to avoid the performance hit from using group by during fulltext search? SELECT p.topic_id, min(p.post_id) FROM forum_posts AS p WHERE MATCH (p.post_text) AGAINST ('baby ...
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Slow MYSQL performance due to sub queries

Here is my query: SELECT BAL,NAME, (SELECT SUM(DR) FROM transaction WHERE NAME=TNAME AND DATE < '2000-05-01') AS DR , (SELECT SUM(CR) FROM transaction WHERE NAME=TNAME AND DATE < ...
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A simple database and Query System? [closed]

I am new to databases and trying to solve one problem in which I have to build a simple database having few entries and then querying that database and then recording that answers from the database. I ...
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MYSQL - Why does this SELECT get slower the further down the table?

My table: CREATE TABLE `wp_users` ( `ID` bigint(20) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `user_login` varchar(60) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', `user_pass` varchar(64) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', ...
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General purpose view for last value in a group

I am trying to create a view to show the last value in the group. Looking for a more general purpose query. CREATE TABLE a ( id INTEGER, seq INTEGER, val VARCHAR2(16), PRIMARY ...
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Getting each status change in a table

I have a table that holds status changes per item. The item can go in and out of a status multiple times. ItemTable (ItemId int, Status varchar(50), DateOfChange date) I need to pull the date of ...
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Indexing varchar column to search for first letter

I'm trying to optimize a legacy web-app where users can ask for a list of all records whose name starts with a given character. The query to optimize is: SELECT oggetto.id_oggetto, titolo, anno, ...
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How can I efficiently search for all records from a given month, or a given year?

We have a couple queries that involve datetime fields. In particular, we are checking for things like SELECT field1, field2, ..., field20 FROM table WHERE MONTH(startDate) == 1 SELECT field1, field2, ...
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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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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 ...