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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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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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Is it better to separate a big query into multiple smaller queries?

There are situations which require having really big query joining several tables together with sub select statements in them to produce the desired results. My question is, should we consider ...
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Lead/Lag Implementation in SQL Server 2008 R2: Max memory exceeded

Background I'm trying to establish a "visits" sequence, wherein if an animal is detected at essentially the same place (General_Location) it counts as a single visit, but if it goes elsewhere and ...
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Postgres is performing sequential scan instead of index scan

I have a table with about 10 million rows in it and an index on a date field. When I try and extract the unique values of the indexed field Postgres runs a sequential scan even though the result set ...
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Efficently Remove 90% of a table's data

I am working on a process to remove 90% of a table's data because only 10% is needed for testing. The best way I have found includes storing 10% of the table's rows into a temporary table. Current ...
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Do fixed-width rows improve PostgreSQL read performance?

I have a table articles: Table "articles" Column | Type | Modifiers | ...
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Dramatic decrease in SQL Azure performance after scaling to new edition

Yesterday, we scaled one of our databases in Azure from the old Business edition to the new Standard one (S2). Since then, it has been behaving rather erratically. We have a relatively simple table ...
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MySQL Handler_read_rnd_next == tablescans without indexes?

I am in the process of tuning our Percona 5.5 server, and have been using percona's tools to plot our database's performance. In the MySQL Handlers Plot, i have been noticing alot of ...
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Select data based on records created_at column

I have two tables Keywords, ProjectReports: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!15/06ae3/1 As you can see in that example everything works fine, but I want to get more data from those 2 tables and I don't know ...
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T-SQL Query runs quickly on local PC, but slow on SQL Server?

I have a query with a few joins and a couple of basic SUM(...) statements, and no parameters. It's been running without issue for months - but has suddenly started running very slowly on the server ...
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MySQL: can not get rid of “Using filesort” in a simple query

Simple query but can not get rid of "using filesort": CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `online` ( `id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `uid` int(11) NOT NULL, `expiration` int(11) NOT NULL, ...
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MySQL: Improve performance for one row insert into table with unique constraint

I have a table with ~ 40 mil records, with a unique index on the url collumn, of type varchar(255). Now the insert speed is about 30/s, is this expected? how could I improve it? I can't use bulk ...
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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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Optimising a query against sys.fn_dblog

Looking for assistance improving a query. This query is used to review the last N transactions in the LDF file and then add some useful information like the user, start time, query text, etc.. Here ...
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MySQL queries are 10 to 100 times slower after OS reboot

I have a MySQL server running on Ubuntu. If I restart the MySQL, everything is fine. If I however restart the OS, my queries take anywhere from 10 times to 100 times as long. The only "solution" to ...
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Is there a difference in performance between @date and getdate()?

Usually I use the getdate() function in my where clauses to go back in time. Something like: DOC.DATUM >= DATEADD(DD,-1*SSN_SDO.DANA_ZA_POVRAT,GETDATE()) Will SQL Server 2008R2 perform faster ...
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Query Plan Error

I have an interesting situation. I use SQL2014 Enterprise version with SP1. The following query results an error message : The query processor ran out of internal resources and could not produce ...
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what would be a good choice of clustered index (and other indexes) for this situation involving a indexed view?

To help me improve the performance of some queries I have created the following indexed view: CREATE VIEW DBO.vwOrders WITH SCHEMABINDING AS ...
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Is there any way to get the estimate cost of executing a query in MySQL?

In PostgreSQL, EXPLAIN or EXPLAIN ANALYZE will show the estimate cost of executing a query. But EXPLAIN in MySQL doesn't provide this information. How can I get the estimate cost without installation ...
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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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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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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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Computational power required for this query

I am not sure if the query I am trying to run is unreasonably large, in terms of computational power. The query will identify islands (and their duration) of a certain condition in my db. Things work ...
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Composite index works for larger set of data, but not smaller

This is a follow on question to optimise my.ini for key query Data model: DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `contract`; CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `contract` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, ...
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Row with latest timestamp

How to get the row with the latest value in a TIMESTAMPZ column? Is an index needed? Does an index change the strategy? Would behavior vary by database (I'm using Postgres 9.4)? My app records data ...
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Joining two Mysql VIEWs takes a very long time

I have a textbox (for which I used jQuery auto-completion) in my PHP form where user can insert an actor/actress name and then by clicking "Search" button, a new window is opened showing list of ...
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MySQL SUM with multiple GROUP BY on same table

What is the best way to produce several sum results based on different group by conditions on the same table in MySQL? I believe I'm doing a bad select, but I can't figure out a better way. Imagine ...
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Postgres Performance Over Group by with MAX and MIN

I just want to retrieve the data for specific location of customers with their ever first and last purchases made in the system. Table details : CREATE TABLE customer_location ( id UUID, location_id ...
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Convert to Self JOIN

I have a correlated sub query, which is taking 16 Minutes to execute. How can I convert it to join or optimize it. SELECT SSF.SM_StockCode, SSF.ST_ItemSize FROM Stock AS SSF WHERE ...
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Query taking non-consistent time to execute [closed]

I have a query which takes large time to execute sometimes.When i checked the speed it was taking 15 seconds.But actually it should run faster than that.When i again checked the query it again ...
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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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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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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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How to get all non deleted messages from one user

I have two tables one for messages called default_messages and the other for recipients called default_recipient. This is how SQL for those table looks like: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ...
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optimise my.ini for key query

I have a database system with a fairly complex dashboard query. First of all the details. Data model: DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `contract`; CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `contract` ( `id` int(11) NOT ...
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Update records from one table to another in different databases where condition is accomplish

I have two tables stored in two differents DBs and I need to perform some sync between both tables based on lastmodifieddate and lastSyncAt. Let's call them as db1 and db2. This is the DDL schema for ...
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Why SELECT is so slow

I have the following table CREATE TABLE words ( id bigint(20) NOT NULL, `text` int(11) NOT NULL, w1 int(11) NOT NULL, w2 int(11) NOT NULL, w3 int(11) NOT NULL, w4 int(11) NOT NULL, ...
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Slow query when adding additional where clause

Here's my setup (Postgres 9.3) Posts project_id Messages post_id kind updated_at I'm trying to get the most recently updated 100 messages that belong to posts (on a specific project) that are ...
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Skewed Clustered Index

I have a SQL Server database that has a pretty important table (join wise) that contains just over 2.1 million rows. For the VARCHAR column that defines the clustered index, 17.5k rows contain unique ...
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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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Slow queries InnoDB occasionaly

I have the next table: CREATE TABLE `sessions` ( `session_id` char(32) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL, `session_expires` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `session_data` varchar(10000) COLLATE ...
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How to fix slow LIMIT queries with big offsets without heavily rewriting them?

Imagine a very basic example of your average discussion board. For example: CREATE TABLE threads ( id INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, title VARCHAR(100), PRIMARY KEY (id) ) CREATE ...
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Need some support on MySQL Query

I have a query SELECT leads.id, sfav.id is_favorite FROM leads INNER JOIN teams tst ON tst.team_set_id = leads.team_set_id INNER JOIN members members ON tst.team_id = ...
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Mysql. Block/disconnect slow queries

I am experiencing issue. Someone 'attacked' my server: simply by searching the same phrase with multiple requests. As it is text search request and database indices are not used, the engine searches ...
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Is it a good idea to disable lock escalation while adding new calculated columns to a table?

Having in mind that I can add computed columns to the subscription tables according to this link: SQL Server : Transactional Replication Computed Column Is it a good idea to disable lock escalation ...
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Single SQL query to retrieve data in a particular order (not ASC/DESC)

I have a MySQL table, let's say called reviews review_id, product_id, language_id, rating, review, author language_id ranges from 1 to 10 for 10 different languages. Let's say I determine that my ...
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How to return last used record?

I have simple table called ips with 2 field ip and address, which schema is following CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `ips` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `address` varchar(255) ...
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How to get rid of using temporary when using DISTINCT in MySQL?

When I do the following, I get Using where; Using index; Using temporary. How do I get rid of Using temporary? http://sqlfiddle.com/#!8/f61a2/3/0 CREATE TABLE `test` ( `a` varchar(45) NOT NULL, ...
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optimize big sql query

My query has to return a statistics for example for march containing productname and price and its sidedishes (1:n relation) with the right price of each sidedish and the right tax for each sidedish ...