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I need help optimizing a not that complicated query that returns unexpedcted performance problems

I have a table that stores details about incoming and outgoing phone calls such as when a call was made, or when a call was received, the phone number of the caller, and the phone number of the ...
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Database Structure Definiton

This is a question more so on the table definition vs actual programming. I have 6 sets of potentially 255 unique fields. I have a potential of getting 40 million records per year of these. For the ...
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getting one day timestamp in mysql

Please consider the following stored procedure I have: ORIGINAL Stored Procedure: -- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Routine DDL -- Note: comments ...
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How to make the SQL query more efficient?

I use mysql under Linux. My table is about 8000000 rows. The table has index(advertiser_id,activity_date),(activity_date,advertiser_id,activity_type). The table is looks as following: activity_date ...
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Problem with foreign keys

I do ALTER TABLE bdt.auth ADD CONSTRAINT `depositor no.` FOREIGN KEY ( `depositor no.` ) REFERENCES bdt.depositors( `depositor no.` ) ON DELETE CASCADE ...
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Creation of a simple field failed in MySql [duplicate]

CREATE TABLE bdt.transactions ( `transaction no` int UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, data date , by int NOT NULL , hours int NOT NULL , ...
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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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Output another word instead of the word in the table in a query

Suppose I have a table where I have a field which can have to values: "enabled" and "disabled". Suppose want my query to output "unblocked" instead of "enabled" and "blocked" instead of "disabled". ...
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How to make a table name an attribute in PostgreSQL?

I have received hundreds of tables in PostgreSQL with identical structure and each containing similar data of a different day, so that the table name is the date of the data. I would like to Union ...
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How to pass a parameter into a function

At the moment I have a view created, see it here in the answer. How can I create a function based on that crosstab() query , so I can pass a date, and get data for the specific date? Also is it good ...
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Optimize select on subquery with COALESCE(…)

I have a large view that I use from within an application. I think I've narrowed down my performance problem, but I'm unsure how to fix it. A simplified version of the view looks like this: SELECT ...
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Why is this second query more expensive than the first?

While reading Graph Databases book, I came across this excerpt: I can't figure out why the second query is more expensive than the first. Indeed, both filter on the Bob person. May anyone ...
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How to join 3 tables together given 2 many-to-many relationships tables in between?

I have 3 main tables: Person, Publication and Conference and 2 many-to-many link tables in between: person_publication and person_conference I want to join all 3 main tables together (showing me all ...
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Optimizing large MySQL SELECT WHERE IN clauses

How can the following SELECT WHERE IN case be optimized? I have a table with over 100 million rows with only 3 columns. The primary key (col1) is a 127 varchar. I am performing a SELECT col1 WHERE ...
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database normalization to 3NF [closed]

I am just at a complete lost. I need help with this. There should be 12 tables (or perhaps 11 since one table has just a single attribute) when you are finished with the normalization and merging of ...
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Are ORDER BY clause & ROW_NUMBER duplicating functionality when I need top n queries

I have a table that tracks violations for a student. I want to count the number of violations and select top 2 violators from each class. The query would look like this SELECT * FROM ( SELECT "...
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Design for table with multiple links to other table

I am designing a database to keep track of our network equipment. My db has 2 tables: sites & circuits (circuit = cable) & (site = property location) Each circuit runs between two sites, so ...
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Return Parents With Only One Child

In a Parent and Child relationship, I'm trying to return Parents that only have one Child and a where clause applied to the only child firstname like 'tom' t-sql pseudo: parents with only one child ...
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Retrieve SPID For SSRS Request

Is it possible to determine what SPID was created to execute a SSRS report? I am trying to prevent users from running the same report multiple times. So what I was thinking of doing was retrieve the ...
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what is '#' in create table statement?

I recently saw a statement like: CREATE TABLE #tbl_AR_Data I wanted to know what is the purpose of the symbol # (NUMBER SIGN, hash, pound sign) in this statement?
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Pull data from multiple tables in a view or function

There are 3 tables from which I need to pull data, and print it in a specific way. http://sqlfiddle.com/#!15/59481/8 Refer to this question to see how the query was produced. The version in the ...
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How to do the complex nested select SQL?

I have two tables, table1 is as following, id is primary key, table2_id is foreign key id date aid table2_id message 1 2014-03-19 16:21:02 121 1 login from xxxx 2 2014-03-...
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Are these linked server queries susceptible to SQL injection?

I'm using a stored procedure to generate a create table script on the fly based on parameters passed into it. I am validating that the server exists, and then validating if the table exists in the ...
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Calculate value differences of rows before and after bounded by multiple referenced rows

Supposed I have a user travelling table like this: id | start_time | end_time | location | ----+--------------+------------+------------+ 1 | 1 | 2 | Loc_A | 1 | ...
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SQL Datetime / datetimeoffset(2) comparison & implicit cast wierdness

I discovered a problem when inserting data in our database. My insert statement was checking for the existence of data in the WHERE clause to prevent duplicate data being inserted. None was detected, ...
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SQL - query multiplying records returned - Cartesian Product

I am using the following query which is returning a huge number of multiplied records - i.e. a cartesian product: SELECT * FROM specimen, topography_index, morphology, functions WHERE SUBSTRING(...
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Transfer all tables from a schema to other schema

I have two schema. Schema1 and Schema2 How would I transfer all the tables from schema1 to schema2?
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Building a Trending query

Is there a way to build a query that returns a record set consisting of a date and the number of records == that date? For example, I have a DB that is tracking inspections that take place on every ...
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Sargable Queries

Very simple question I hope, I'm currently having some scripts I inherited into my project reviewed by the database admins. This has never been done before apparently and lots of issues are being ...
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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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How to make MySQL join one-to-many with lowest value?

I have following database structure Domain has many URL which has many positions which belongs to phrase which belongs to user which belongs to subscription. In subscriptions table I have period ...
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Want to create partitions of a MySQL table and change the charset of new partitions

I have a database table which contains large amount of data. I have written a script to create new partitions every week and drop old partitions (which are of no use). Currently, I have a column in ...
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Is using a relational DB for storing votes and (accessed resources) overkill?

I am writing a forum component for a site and would like to keep track of what topics/questions a user accesses so that other topics/questions can be recommended based on said users previous choices. ...
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Print the execution time on messages Pane?

How I can print the execution time of each query on messages Pane? For example the Select * from tbl1 runs for 10 mins then Select * from tbl2 runs for 15mins and so on.. Select * from tbl1 Go Select ...
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Divide single column value into multiple column depending upon the bit value of another column [closed]

I have a table containing following fields. Id varchar(5), TranDate date, TranType bit, TranAmount decimal(15,3) My table looks like this: Id TranDate TranType TranAmount --...
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How to update a single record in a table based of foriegn key ID in another table?

I am still very new to sql. I am having troubles updating one table. I am sending information from a web application into Microsoft SQL 2008 database. I have a table called EmployeePermissions that ...
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best possible index on this situation [closed]

create table #testing(id int, name varchar(50)) go Insert Into #testing Values(231, 'fasd') Insert Into #testing Values(232, 'dsffd') Insert Into #testing Values(233, 'xas') Insert Into #testing ...
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Starting up postgres on Ubuntu for the first time

I've installed postgres on ubuntu, created a node and now I'm trying to start up that node as per the instructions: postgres --coordinator -D /usr/local/pgsql/data -p 1281 But I get the following ...
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Select Top N rows for Employees in a SQL Server table

I would like to select the TOP 2 activities carried out by all employees from an Employees table "Emp" which has a timestamp column. The regular "Select Top 2 * from Emp...." will only fetch the top ...
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set date value based on other row values

Sorry for the Header, I can't find the right way to describe what I want, possibly the reason why I can't get a solution by googling :) ... Here my problem: I've got a table with the following ...
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Error Code: 1133. Can't find any matching row in the user table

Im reading O'Relly "Learning MySQL" and it says that you can create a user in MySQL by doing just this: mysql> GRANT ALL ON *.* TO 'jill'@'%.invyhome.com' IDENTIFIED BY 'the_password'; Query OK, 0 ...
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Oracle right outer join SELECT statement with a table

I am trying to find out the tables that are in MONITORING.USAGE_TRACKING table in first place, along with the other tables that need to be analyzed. SELECT A.JOB_NAME, A.START_DATE from SCOTT....
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Very slow simple PostgreSQL query on RDS

I seem to be getting very slow queries on a medium sized RDS box (db.m3.medium, 3.7gb ram). This is across a table of 4,152,928 rows.. select sum(some_field) c from pages where pages.some_id=123 and ...
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PostgreSQL: how do I query over a column with a custom range?

I'm trying to write a query over a string column called grades_served that can have values such as k-5 1-5 5-9 The query could be for a specific grade or it could be a range with a start and end ...
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Query with dynamic ranges in PostgreSQL based on status

We have a table with invoices classified per day, with normal invoices and void invoices (invoices that are voided, in our country we use the Spanish term "anuladas"). For example suppose that we have ...
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MYSQL testing string field contains another altered string field

I have this table : mysql> desc mytab; +------------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | +------------+-----...
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Use SQL or NoSQL? [closed]

I'm designing a system that checks a given website for any security vulnerabilities. The system includes a client (firefox plugin) and a server. The server does all the scanning while the client just ...
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Oracle: Replace corrupted first datafile

A datafile associated with a tablespace has been corrupted (got truncated to size 0). I don't mind losing the data, because I have a full DB dump which I can import. Now I want to replace this ...
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MS SQL - export tables to format compatible with PostgreSQL

We're using MS SQL Server 2005 at work and I want to export our data to PostgreSQL for testing. MS SQL Server has an export function but the only one that looks like it would work would be to export ...
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Resolving deadlock from 2 tables only related through indexed view

I have a situation where I'm getting deadlocks, and I think I've narrowed down the culprits, but I'm not quite sure what I can do to fix it. This is on a production environment running SQL Server ...