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Slow PostgreSQL query

I'm building a search interface for a web site that currently searches through approximately 2 million pieces of real estate with approximately 60 million attributes (address, city, state, ZIP, beds, ...
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Need to make MySQL's LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE load large data faster

I need to load 4 million rows of data into a MySQL InnoDB table using LOAD DATA INFILE and would like to know if there are server configuration options I can tweak to get faster load. It took me 15 ...
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updating same column as in the select query

When I try to do this, I get an error saying I cannot use the same table in where select as the column that I am updating. UPDATE table_name SET quantity = 19 WHERE productID = 148357 ...
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Reference column alias in same SELECT list

I'm converting an old MS-Access-based system to PostgreSQL. In Access, fields that were made up in SELECTs could be used as parts of equations for later fields, like this: SELECT samples.id, ...
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Tuple Relational Calculus help? [closed]

I have the following three questions in relation to the following diagram: 1) How many copies of the book titled “The Lost Tribe” are owned by the library branch whose name is "Sharpstown"? {b....
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SQL - Optimize table population with dynamic queries

I need to optimize the following pl/sql procedure. So, fundamentally my question is: There is a way you can do a bulk insert in a pl/sql that could be more efficient than loop through an associative ...
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Adding Users after Database Restore

I have to restore our production database to a test instance on a daily bases. This test instance gives people access to the data that we do not want changing production data. When I restore the ...
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How do I retrieve the loop record in the connect by clause?

I have a employee-->Manager hierarchy and using the following query: SELECT EMP_ID, FIRST_NAME CONNECT_BY_ISCYCLE "CYCLE" FROM MYTABLE CONNECT by NOCYCLE PRIOR MANAGER_EMP_ID = EMP_ID START WITH ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Dropping Snapshots takes hours

We recently did a SQL Server upgrade from 2005 to 2012. We have a nightly job that drops a snapshot of an active database. The snapshots gets created again later in the day. Before upgrading, in SQL ...
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Query optimization - contact should be extracted at most once for a particular customer

I have created a database for a telemarketing company Scenario is, the telemarketing company is selling contacts to the customers. Customers log on to the website and search for the contacts for ...
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How to Create Aggregate function in SQL Server 2008

My requirement is to create concatenate function so I am trying to create Aggregate function as shown CREATE AGGREGATE [dbo].[Concatenate] (@value [NVARCHAR](MAX)) RETURNS[NVARCHAR](MAX) EXTERNAL ...
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Update matching keywords from first table to second table in SQL

I have two tables where 1st table is Englishgermankwds_tbl and 2nd is Kwd_UploadRecored the data of the tables is as follows Table Englishgermankwds_tbl English_Keywords ...
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Retrieving latest record using DISTINCT ON is slow [duplicate]

Using Postgres 9.4. I have a table cartests with 5.5M rows. Each row is a car test: \d log.cartests; Table "log.cartests" Column | Type | Modifiers ------------...
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Snapshot Agent - Transactional Replication - Why a complete snapshot?

Often, I will add a single article to an existing transactional replication publication. I then start the snapshot agent to copy the new article and it's data over to the subscriber. Most of the time, ...
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SQL Agent After installation not able to start

SQL Server 2012 SQL Agent will not start after installation. Checked permissions, on surface configurations, all OK, have tried to run it as another account no Joy. The error i am receiving is the ...
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Storing URLs in a database

I am thinking about storing URL's in my database, but I am not sure whether the way I use is an efficient way to do things or not. Table name : url url_id (Primary Key & Auto Increment) url_value ...
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Can I convert SQL Server 2008 full db to SQL Server 2005?

Recently I converted my SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2008. Now I can't attach that db to SQL Server 2005. I do not have any backup of that db file as well. I have tried to generate scripts ...
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Splitting 1 record on one table to become two records on another table

I am REALLY very new to this so please excuse my ignorance, but I could really use some help! I've got two tables: BillsFiled and Authors On BillsFiled, there are the columns: ID, Symbol, Filedate, ...
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SELECTs in Database Change Log and Source Control

We are overhauling the way that we store our database in source control and keep a change log of it. I was reading the following article: http://thedailywtf.com/articles/Database-Changes-Done-Right, ...
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I am Trying to Write an Access Query to Get a person having a First Name and Last Name but not all People having any of those names

I am using Microsoft Access. In my search form I have 3 text boxes that I enter text to search for: First Name; Last Name; Last 4 of SSN. With the current query when I enter text into multiple boxes ...
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PostgreSQL query slows due to ORDER BY even with an index

I have the following query to find offices that service a given area. When I run this query without the "ORDER BY" clause, it takes a less than 0.1 seconds. When I add the ORDER BY clause, it takes ...
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How to include concatenated values in a dynamic pivot column value?

I am extending a dynamic pivot query. The original query works fine. In the second query, instead of displaying the date as a value for the pivot column, I would like to display a concatenated column. ...
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Find all users who rated all the movies rated by a specific user

So we have the following relational schema: users(user_id, ..) movies(movie_id, ..) ratings(user_id, movie_id, rate) So, we want to find all the users who have rated all the movies which are rated ...
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Optimization suggestions for db2 materialized view

I have a view for db2 9.7 which has consolidated o/p from few tables. The view is built and it is working fine I want optimization suggestions on the view SQL CREATE VIEW XYZZ AS SELECT ...
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Can there be any case where it would require additional indexes while all columns compose primary key

Ok i don't know whether this question is asked before or not Here my table SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tblProductPagesFeatures]( [...
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Service broker routes and DNS

Apologies for the long post but I've recently seen some strange behaviour with Service Broker when the routes it uses reference a DNS entry, and I am wondering if anyone has seen the same? We have ...
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Select the max from two max values

I need to find the airport(departure or arrival) that had the most passengers in the last year. The tables are: PASSENGER(id,name,surname) TAKES(id_passenger,id_flight) FLIGHT(id,departure_id,...
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Emulating WITH clause in MySQL/query perfomance review

I have never really worked with MySQL queries till this last week. I was tasked with making a simple tool for my department that tracks contacts. Here are the 2 tables and the type of data they ...
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Active record relation AND filtering [duplicate]

(Edit: since reposted to dba.stackexchange.com and answered there). Suppose I have 3 models: Post, PostCategory and Category. I'm implementing some kind of page with filters where I can filter posts ...
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How to cope with SQL Server 2012 vs SQL (Azure) Database sql files

I'm trying to port my system to SQL Database (Azure instance) from SQL Server 2012. I'm using Visual Studio 2013 and I have my .sqlproj with all the definition of my database inside. Given that a ...
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Database backup taking longer than usual to a networkshare [closed]

The SQL server does backups with this command to a network share \BackupServer\weekeklybackups" BACKUP DATABASE DBNAME TO DISK = '\\BackupServer\weekeklybackups\DBNAME.BAK' There is a 1 gig network ...
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Is it recommended to have redundant foreign key columns?

Imagine I have the models A, B, C e D, where A have many Bs, B have many Cs and C have manyDs: Without redundance A | id | ... | ------------ | ... | ... | B | id | a_id | ... | ------------------...
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Modulus calculation for compound primary keys in MySQL Cluster (and other sharded databases)

In MySQL Cluster, and generally in sharded databases, how is a compound primary key's modulus calculated? Say, for example, there are two tables that have primary keys like so: CREATE TABLE Orders (...
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Database Mail not sending

I'm trying to send email using the DatabaseMail on SQL Server 2008, I can see my emails sitting in the msdb.dbo.sysmail_unsentitems But they just sit there, I get no error messages. I've checked ...
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“Wide” vs “Long” Database Structure - Is there a logic when to use which? [duplicate]

I'm currently setting up a database to house records for an application I'm writing and am trying to come up with the most efficient DB structure to use... Of course I know that there are as many ...
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Log shipping - failed over to secondary, how to fail back

SQL 2012 I've been researching and testing Log Shipping as a DR solution. I got the two servers setup. Log shipping is in place and verified to be working correctly. I failed over by restoring the ...
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Limiting read access in postgres to few rows

We have a requirement where we want to limit the maximum no. of rows that a select query can return when its done using a particular login. So basically we would like to append a limit clause to any ...
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Design of an application log database

We are generating logs like following example(this is a table no actual pipes): 2014-06-10 09:00:03.457 | Channel1 | Operation3 | Function15 | 15ms 2014-06-10 09:00:08.245 | Channel2 | Operation5 | ...
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Create a result for a line chart with dates

I have this table in SQLite which I use to record the risk level identified in vulnerability assesments according to the day the scan was performed. This table looks like this: Scan Date | Risk ...
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Shrink my database log file, make sense? [duplicate]

I am now taking log backups daily after a long gap(1.5 years). Now when I run, DBCC SQLPERF('logspace') Result, Database Log Size (MB) Log Space Used (%) Status master 1.742188 64....
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Adding a column to the view which shows the date in format YYYYMM

In the following view, I want to add a column (not alter the view) named say "ABC" which shows the date in format YYYYMM (no date, only year and month). How can I do that? I am using db2. create view ...
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Network and memory waits after massive ALTER

We had to do a massive ALTER to our DB, changing one central table's PK to BIGINT due to approaching ID's generated in the 2 billion range. Due to this, several hundred referencing keys and indexes ...
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enable database to work with Snapshot Isolation [closed]

I can't enable snapshot isolation ALTER DATABASE mydb SET READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON; ALTER DATABASE mydb SET ALLOW_SNAPSHOT_ISOLATION ON; query still 0 rows working 5 days and nothing ...
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Best practice - SQL Schema to store Timerecords for a Time and Attendance module

I'm starting a time and attendance module in C# and SQL. There will be many time rules depending on every shift. For example: Shift 7:00 - 14:00 for Administratives: 15 min grace time, but if ...
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Querying for reputation of the commenter and its addressee using SEDE [closed]

How can I modify this Data Explorer query for the case when user of the comment is same as the poster, then the query should look for the tagged user in the comment and print the tagged user ...
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merge rows based on column

I have attendance_log table : +----------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | +----------+-------------+------+---...
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SQL Server 2012 High availability Groups for OLTP and Reporting environments

I would like to seek your advice in designing a high availability architecture at my current work place. We are moving to SQL Server 2012 platform and we currently have a set of OLTP databases ...
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Empty Space in buffer pool

I was doing some reading and came across this article from Paul Randal: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/performance-issues-from-wasted-buffer-pool-memory/ Using the queries from that article, I ...
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Oracle Standby Database Techniques for faster application of redo logs

I am quite new with the concept of standby databases in Oracle and I am not really a DBA, so help me out. I have been reading a bit on the concept of Oracle standby databases and I am pretty much ...
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Setting up triggers based on exposed columns in a view's source table

I have a table where I want to do a AFTER UPDATE trigger if one of the columns modified was in a specific view CREATE VIEW [dbo].[iv_EmployeesView] AS SELECT EMPLOYEE_GUID AS EmployeeGuid, ...