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

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Simplify and optimize a complex query

Our site has a chronological event feed that uses MySQL. We have noticed that some of the queries tend to run for quite a bit longer than others. For example, some queries for our heaviest users take ...
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how to improve query performance

## Only 1 query which returns 10 rows. ## It took about 66 secs mysql> explain SELECT al.log_id , al.user_id , al.page_name , al.section_name , al.submit_time , al.url , ...
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mariadb ignoring force index

I'm trying to tune a relatively simple query: select bt.col1,bt.col2 from bigtable bt join smalltable st on bt.smalltable_id = st.smalltable_id where st.name = 'some name occuring only once in st' ...
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mysql freeze/crash on JOIN

here is query: SELECT nw.news_id, nw.title, nw.description, nw.url, nw.date, nw.image, nw.status, src.title as src_title, src.keyword as src_keyword, src.url as src_url, src.icon as ...
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How can I optimize this query and support multiple SKUs?

My current query only can select one SKU at a time. I can leave salesite_id constant. If there is a way to also have varying salesite_ids that would be good too, but not necessary. Also any ...
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Why won't SQL Server optimize the UNIONs?

Consider these queries (SQL Fiddle): Query 1: SELECT * INTO #TMP1 FROM Foo UNION SELECT * FROM Boo UNION SELECT * FROM Koo; Query 2: SELECT * INTO #TMP2 FROM Foo UNION SELECT * FROM Boo UNION ALL ...
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How do I force a JOIN to use a specific index in MySQL?

I have a query that JOINs 2 tables; lineitem and part, select sum(l_extendedprice* (1 - l_discount)) as revenue from lineitem force index for join (l_pk), part where ( ...
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Topics and posts represented by one table or two?

I'm currently building a forum component for a larger application and I'm considering different approaches to certain parts of the database schema. In particular, I am considering representing topics ...
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Slow query with straight_join for small result

I have a performance-problem with a query in my application and I don’t understand the behavior of mysql. The query consists of different joins, especially the join to the mentioncache-table. If the ...
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SQL query for combinations without repetition

I need a query which can be used in (or as) a function and retrieves all combinations of n values. And I need all combinations of length k where k = 1..n. Extended sample input and result so input ...
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Can I use a foreign key index as a shortcut to getting a row count in an INNODB table?

I have a table that has a large number of rows in it. The primary key (an auto-incrementing integer) is, by default, indexed. While waiting for a row count to be returned I did an EXPLAIN in another ...
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Optimisation sub query SQL Server

I would like to optimise the query below because it's actually taking 40% of the time in the real one. I HAVE to get the first line in the table 2 for each line in the table 1. The relationship is 1 ...
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How To Analyse Index Scans

I am using merge replication with SQL Server 2012. During a sync using a merge agent there are a large number of index scans. I can see this by running a profile capturing SCAN:Started and ...
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Oracle 10g using collection with sql

I have a stored procedure that takes collection of objects. (TABLE OF MyCustomType). Inside the procedure I'm trying to join this parameter with real tables. For example, something like create or ...
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inner join on PK with extra criteria slow despite indices?

Given the two tables below I am struggling to understand: why is the third query slow even though first two queries are fast what exactly is EXPLAIN saying can I do anything to significantly speed ...
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Looking for a possible multi-column index

I have a table highscore containing the columns: game (text) date (timestamp) score (integer) more irrelevant ones... The query most often run on it is: SELECT * FROM highscore WHERE game = ...
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Do I risk losing the benefits of indexing if I have an index on every column?

I use PostgreSQL 9.2. I have a table with ~5 million rows and 150 columns. The table does not change at all (I replace it once a year). Users query this table with all kinds of filters on any some of ...
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Increasing work_mem and shared_buffers on Postgres 9.2 significantly slows down queries

I have a PostgreSQL 9.2 instance running on RHEL 6.3, 8-core machine with 16GB of RAM. The server is dedicated to this database. Given that the default postgresql.conf is quite conservative regarding ...
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What can I do to speed up this SQL Query?

I've created this SQL query with the help of @Dems :-) Here is some detail, I tried to make a SQLFiddle but I kept getting errors with my variables... This works in Sql Server 2008... My question ...
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Why does my query run faster after I force full table scan?

I have a MERGE statement that took forever to execute the select as the table it is running from (SUB_DATA) is rather big (read 1.4 Tb, 700 million rows). My SELECT looks like this. SELECT ...
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Query performance of a NULL vs an empty ('') varchar in SQL Server 2012

I have 3 indexed fields in a query: int, int, and varchar(250). The query performs well when all 3 conditions are specified with real values. The int columns always have values, but there are plenty ...
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oracle merge operation hangs (or loops); query tuner claims it's a cartesian product operation

I have a Merge query (open to better suggestions) that seems to cause the server to hang. (I'm not sure what it's doing, but it pegs the CPU and never completes) When I run it through the query ...
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Optimizing User Defined Custom Columns

I am building a web based app that has the potential to have very high traffic and collect a lot of data. Most of this traffic will be utilizing the database. Database is MySQL InnoDB. I want to give ...
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What can speed up a SQL count query?

When doing a count (aggregate) SQL query, what can speed up the execution time in these 3 database systems? I'm sure many things could speed it up (hardware for one), but I'm just a novice DBA, so ...
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Query tuning help needed (Hash Match and Table Scans)

I need help optimizing the following query (returning ~8k rows): SELECT A.sys_id, 'AppSvrRels' = CAST(SUBSTRING((SELECT (', ' + T.name) FROM ( ...
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Optimisation of complex query - 100% cost index seek?

I'm a c# developer, however I'm quite experienced with SQL. I have had a bit of experience with optimising queries but I've come up across one that has me stumped. The query takes about 3 minutes to ...
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Are these two queries logically equivalent?

Are these two queries logically equivalent? DECLARE @DateTime DATETIME = GETDATE() Query 1 SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE Datediff(DAY, LogInsertTime, @DateTime) > 7 Query 2 SELECT * FROM ...
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Combining columns in index

With reference to RolandoMySQLDBA's answer on MySQL: Index when joining to tables not being used (Performance optimizing question) He mentioned Make sure you build an index that involves the ...
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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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Slow complex query with group/order

I have a problem with a very important query in my application. It is very slow when adding group and order to it. So the full query is: SELECT m.id, m.title, m.title_text, ...
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Slow mysql fulltext query

I have a little problem with the performance of a mysql-query which uses a fulltext index. The following query SELECT Mention.id FROM mentions AS Mention WHERE (MATCH (`Mention`.`title_text`, ...
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What would be a optimal index for this query in mysql

I'm trying to optimize this query. SELECT * FROM sales_reps WHERE account_id = 1 AND (state = 'enabled') AND (clients >= 5 OR revenue >= 10000) ORDER BY name, platform, client_group, ...
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Optimising query on view that merges similar tables with a clear discriminator

Using PostgreSQL 8.4, I have a number of tables that have a very similar structure, but that belong to different categories: CREATE TABLE table_a ( id SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, event_time TIMESTAMP ...
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Why does the query cost change so much and how to prevent it

The query causing me the issue is too big, but the piece that seems to be the core is quite simple, I will try to go with that: The query has an structure like: SELECT ... a lot of stuff ... ...
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What is the best relationship model for high performance?

I want to model a relationship between Customer and Transaction. However, because Customer is only described by a unique string and no extra info, I have two possibilities to implement it in the ...
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How should we handle rows which won't be queried once they are old in PostgreSQL?

We have a table in a PostgreSQL database which is growing on the order of millions of rows per day. Each row consists of: ID Foreign user ID Date and time Other data The date and time aren't ...
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help required with indexing and query optimzation

After browsing most of the posts and after running out for options I am posting here. I have a table with 76,222,954 (76M) rows. It collects web site traffic based on country. Here is my table ...
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How can I improve this query

I have the following table: CREATE TABLE `twitter_relationships` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `user_id` int(11) NOT NULL, `source_twitter_id` bigint(20) NOT NULL, ...
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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 ...