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How to INNER JOIN and OUTER JOIN within the same table?

I am using PostgreSQL and I have the following tables: Product ID | Name | Price Receipts ID | Month | Quantity | Product_ID (FK) Sales ID | Month | Quantity | Product_ID (FK) I am trying to ...
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Update only the oldest entry in a table with foreign key criteria

I'm working on a forum website. What I am trying to do is updating the thread Title and Content (first post), which resides in different tables - "Threads" and "Posts". "Threads" "Posts" I'm ...
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Alternatives for subquery

There are three tables: product_hits, products, and product_subcategory_map. I want to count the number of product_hits and for each product. There could be more than one subcategory in the ...
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Why does subquery use parallelism and join doesn't?

Why does SQL server use parallelism when running this query which uses a subquery but it doesn't when using a join? The join version runs in serial and takes around 30 times longer to complete. Join ...
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Alternative to TEMPORARY tables capable of re-opening in a query?

I use TEMPORARY table for calculation of temporary data, but TEMPORARY tables in mysql has a big limitation, which made it useless for me. A table cannot be re-opened in a query. This mean I cannot ...
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UPDATE a column by COUNT of another table

It might be a naive question, but what is the difference of these two queries and which is preferred? UPDATE table1, (SELECT id,COUNT(*) idcount FROM table2 GROUP BY id) AS B SET table1.Freq = ...
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Using OFFSET in a large table by a simple sub-query

The slow performance for using OFFSET in large table has been widely discussed in various blogs, and the most efficient way is to use an INNER JOIN as SELECT * FROM table INNER JOIN ( SELECT id FROM ...
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Optimizing multiple MySQL sub-queries and joins for multiple runs

The query (below) that's running is taking ~0.6 sec which normally would be fine but it gets run almost 1300 times for different custids. How can I make it run faster? Setup: Mac OS X 10.7.5 MySQL ...
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Minimizing Page Fetches

I have a complicated database structure and am trying to use it to retrieve Records based on multiple selection criteria from several tables. As a general rule, is it better to attempt to use ...
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1answer
770 views

Best practice: Unions or a derived table?

I've inherited a medium-sized database with a terrible schema. The sanitized portion in question is like so: CREATE TABLE `pending` ( ... `invoice` int(11) DEFAULT NULL, `lid` int(11) DEFAULT ...
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1answer
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Selecting minimum value using a subquery

I need to write a query to grab the lowest price from each merchant and output the price link (p_link) and some other information such as merchant name + rating. We have a table for prices ...
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1answer
979 views

Select multiple columns in subquery

I am having trouble selecting all cloumns in a sub query and can't seem to get no where with joining for replacement. http://sqlfiddle.com/#!2/2481e/1 The link is to the schema with my current ...
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Subqueries run very fast individually, but when joined are very slow

ypercube solved the problem. Subqueries were totally unnecessary, and the whole thing works with plain joins. It is still strange that MySQL's optimizer could not make use of my original query, ...
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Tuning query to remove joins for reporting

This is the query I was sent. There is currently no data in the system as I was converting this query from teradata to SQL server. SELECT user_id FROM user_table LEFT OUTER JOIN ( SELECT user_id , ...
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Querying multiple tables

I am working on a query from our ticketing system, and I am having problems figuring out the best way to join these tables together. I have the following tables/fields: SR_service: stores ticket ...
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mySQL query optimisation — multiple joins or select … where not in (select distinct…)?

Background I have a Drupal install accessing a large users database (~200k rows) and my "People finder" functionality needs to access all those rows (in a random order). I don't seem to be able to ...