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The strategy selected by the query optimizer to process a query.

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Sort execution plan XML by estimated operator cost

I want to sort execution plan XML by Estimated Operator Cost, but the problem is: SQL Server execution plan has the "Estimated Operator Cost" entry in UI: ...but that value is missing from ...
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Query planner showing identical row counts for MCV and non-MCV values with a partial expression index of a JSONB field

I have the following table in PostgreSQL 13.3: CREATE TABLE node ( id serial NOT NULL, meta jsonb NOT NULL, ... ); And there's index: CREATE INDEX node_meta_group_owner_uuid ON node USING BTREE ...
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Questions about execution plan

I'm reading "SQL Server Execution Plans, Third Edition, by Grant Fritchey". It includes the following query and the execution plan (queried against the Adventure Works database). SELECT soh....
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SQL Server query tuning strategy

I'm new to query tuning and have been using Brent Ozar's tools to identify costly queries on the server. One query that is executed numerous times per minute is triggering warnings for: Forced ...
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Need to maintain execution plans on SQL Server Upgrade 2017 to 2019

We are working on a performance issue and need to maintain the execution plans for troubleshooting. Need to maintain the execution plans and ensure the plan cache is not flushed out on upgrade to 2019....
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In which case Optimizer rearranges the conditons in mysql?

recently I have added index "new_index" on this table. CREATE TABLE `y` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `shipping_provider_id` int(10) unsigned DEFAULT NULL, `...
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Why does adding a WHERE clause break my working query, with error "Query processor could not produce a query plan because of the hints defined..."?

I have the following (stupidly-simplified) query that leverages two CTEs that refer to the same table and joins them to each other: WITH CTE1 AS ( SELECT dbo.RemoveNonNumericCharacters(PhoneNumber)...
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Performance issues after upgrading to Mysql 8.0.19 version

Few queries are performing very poorly after the upgrade. Here are the examples. ****Example 1**:** SELECT x.CI_TITLE 'ciTitle', x.DEPARTMENT_MEANING 'departmentMeaning', x....
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Reducing Temp Table Scans when joining two temp tables using OR conditions

I'm working on a complicated query that I have up to this point been able to refactor to reduce execution time as well as number of scans and reads. At this point in the query, we have two temp tables ...
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SSMS - SQL Execution Plans

I am new to SQL execution plans and I'm trying to learn more about them. I have a few questions. How long does a SQL Execution Plan stay in memory? If I disconnect my connection, I assume it won't be ...
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Do we have information about duration time of query in actual execution plan?

I am building application in C# which is parsing Actual Execution Plan. I need basic stats like Row count, CPU time, Page Reads etc. All above stats I found in XML of Actual Execution Plan. I can not ...
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How can I reduce Estimated I/O and subtree cost in SQL Server Execution plan?

I have a table with more than 1 million rows. When I execute a simple SELECT query it takes about 17 seconds to retrieve the data. SELECT * FROM MyTable The execution plan gives the following info: ...
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Conversion may affect "CardinalityEstimate" CONCAT NVARCHAR and UNIQUEIDENTIFIER

So I have a temporary table with only one column NVARCHAR(400). In this temp table, I Insert values from various sources. One of these is INSERT INTO @permissions SELECT Concat (N'resourcetype_', ...
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Does each member of execution plan run in its entirety before the next execution starts?

I am looking at an execution plan and reading it from right to left. Example: 1<-2<-3<-4 ^ |_5 So 4 and 5 execute in parallel. When both are fully done, then 3 executes in its ...
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Recalculate "Estimated I/O Cost" without exporting and importing database

I have the following query: SELECT [t].[Key], SUM([t].[ValueA]), SUM([t].[ValueB]) FROM [MyTable] AS [t] GROUP BY [t].[Key] This table had an nvarchar column with value lengths of 2000 characters (I ...
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Postgres Planner not using GIN index Occassionally

Platform: Heroku; PostgreSQL Version 13 I have a table around 46GB and there are two GIN indexes on name and email columns I have a search query that is suppose to search in name and email columns ...
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Is there any option to get actual execution plan as xml value to insert do different table?

Do you know If there is any option to get actual execution plan and insert this plan to another table ? I would like to have table with history of actual plans.
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What is the best way to have actual execution plan and IO stats as values to insert?

We have idea to create procedure which will test performance of query and insert specific information associated with executed query to table with test performance history ([dbo].[TestHistory]. We ...
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is HAVING clause before GROUP BY clause processed differently than after?

Is there any difference how query is processed (translated to extended relational algebra), if HAVING condition is written before GROUP BY (compared to after)? In logical query plan it should be ...
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SQL Server chooses very poor query plan

Recently, we've moved with our database from MySQL to Microsoft SQL Server (software is compatible with both engines). Overall performance after migration is quite good, but we've got problem with ...
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Speed the response time of the Query

So I have this query that I am using on an API endpoint, the query takes between 3-4 seconds to run, returning a small OFFSET of 10 rows. Is there a way I can put indexes somewhere or improve on ...
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Hovering over an Operator in Execution Plans: How to make the tooltip not disappear when moving the mouse

I want to share my screen and show an execution plan but when I hover my mouse over an operator and what to point to something with my mouse in the tooltip then it disappears. Is there a way to make a ...
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Query plan not reused for identical queries sp_executesql vs adhoc

One of the queries in my application is timing out. With the SQL Server profiler I was able to get the exact faulty SQL code. It's an sp_executesql dynamic statement that runs in > 2 minutes in ...
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PostgreSQL chooses a wrong order of Hash Join

EXPLAIN shows that PostgreSQL chooses a bad plan for hash join. it should have first iterate by tags_name_value_height2 in the table tags and use it to find corresponding transactions.id, but instead ...
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Force PostgreSQL not to think beyond what EXPLAIN says [duplicate]

EXPLAIN gives a good strategy but nevertheless the query (and EXPLAIN ANLALYZE) runs extremely slowly. Is there a simple way to force PostgreSQL always query by the same plan that EXPLAIN produces for ...
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Why does COALESCE prevent the use of an index on a varchar, but not on a text column?

Imagine a view which contains a COALESCE of two varchar columns from two different tables. The underlying varchars are indexed in both tables. In Postgres 11.6, filtering this view on the result of ...
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SQL Server not creating parallel plan with OPTION(MAXDOP 20)

We have a UAT3 server hosted on VM with 8 sockets and 20 processer, we have similar UAT2 server hosted on the same VM with same configuration. We are running a below query on both the server select ...
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PSQL 9.6 - OR query is much slower on joined table

We have a production POSTGRES 9.6 db with about 100M records (LOYALTY) and new table (has just 4 data as of now) "INFO" Full index name on table loyalty indexname "loyalty_activated_at&...
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Why doesn't /*+ NO_INDEX*/ hint , affect the "execution plan"?

I have a sample table with below structure : create table mi_dimcustomer (customer_num number(10), <other columns> <data types>) And there is a unique index on column customer_num. I'...
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DISTINCT forces re-sorting of data on PostgreSQL

I have a table recording transactions between accounts, looking like this: txid varchar(64) account varchar(64) ts timestamp amount numeric (there are more fields but they are irrelevant for ...
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Why is Index causing bad estimation and execution plan

SELECT ISNULL(SUM(CASE WHEN T4.f_in =12 THEN T4.f_money END),0) - ISNULL(SUM(CASE WHEN T4.f_out=12 THEN T4.f_money END),0) FROM [Credit] M WITH(NOLOCK) INNER JOIN [Transaction] T4 WITH(...
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Facing error "cannot fetch plan for SQL_ID" while trying to capture the execution plan

I'm trying to capture the execution plan of my query on PL/SQL developer as you can see below : select * from vmi_dimcustomer t1 inner join vmi_factcustomer t2 on t1.customer_num = t2....
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Postgres failing to consistently use best partial indexes when multiple are present

In Postgres 10.17, I have two queries with different WHERE clauses and two partial indexes (idx_s_id and idx_w_id) optimized for each one respectively that should allow index only scans for both ...
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The correct way for generating "Execution plan" for a PL-SQL statement in Oracle

I'm studying about Explain plan and Execution plan in Oracle and according to what I've read so far , The explained plan can differ from the actual plan used during statement execution. So I think ...
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Slow query in SSD when enable_bitmapscan=on

Table INFO and index INFO: CREATE TABLE PART ( P_PARTKEY SERIAL, P_NAME VARCHAR(55), P_MFGR CHAR(25), P_BRAND CHAR(10), P_TYPE VARCHAR(25),...
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Why does a clustered Key Lookup on a primary key have a high estimated rows per execution?

We have a query with a Key Lookup which is estimating thousands of rows per execution. As I understand it, there should only ever be one row per execution. I understand statistics can be misleading ...
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Can parameter sniffing happen even after disabling it?

I'm having a very strange issue with an EF linq query, the query runs a dynamic sql, something like this: EXEC sp_executesql N'select 1 from X',N'@parameter1 int',@parameter1 = 123 The query was ...
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What does Nested Loops join operator has to do with a Scalar?

As far as I understand the docs, the Nested Loops operator is a join operator, i.e., it requires two tables as input. If that's correct, then why the Nested Loops operator is used with a Scalar input? ...
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Understanding the relationship between a Table Spool and correlated subquery

I'm learning about execution plans, and have a question regarding the relationship between a Table Spool and correlated subquery (I'm following this tutorial, don't mind the typos). I've created the ...
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Get Join Keys dynamically from a table

SQL/Impala I have a scenario where I need to join my input file with a mapping table which has map columns and derived columns. The join keys are dynamic and need to taken from a dynamic metadata ...
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In PostgreSQL, what area in memory does HashSetOp use, work_mem or shared_buffer?

I want to know the difference between the hash table in a hash join and the hash table in HashSetOp Except. Here is the PostgreSQL script I wrote to explain my question. drop table if exists t1 ...
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Why does query rowcount change when I enable "include actual execution plan" and "include live query statistics" together?

I have a moderately complex SELECT query that utilises inline views and joins. I am intending to see if I can rewrite portions of the query to improve performance. I pasted the query into two SQL ...
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SQL Server not Using Index

I am absolutely stumped as to why my query is not using what I think is a selective index. My Model consists of Claims, Contacts, and Phone Numbers. Each Claim has 1 Contact and Each Contact has Many ...
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Actual Number of Rows Significantly Lower than Estimated

My Problem I am having an issue with a update query, where the execution plan has a bad cardinality estimate. It is estimated way more rows (14000%) than there should be when it does an Index seek on ...
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Msg 6355 "Conversion of one or more characters from XML to target collation impossible" when querying sys.dm_exec_query_plan

I like to find missing indexes on the go, looking at the execution plans! It can potentially give me an indication where further to look at if I want to improve something that is currently running. ...
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Weird tables with numbers and underscores in PostgreSQL execution plans

I'm debugging performance problems with my DB and see some unusual entries in the DB log: 2021-04-21 01:07:33.857 UTC [14823] user@db LOG: duration: 933645.469 ms plan: Query Text: select systemv0_....
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Date index SEEK is chosen when using OPTION RECOMPILE but not with OPTION OPTIMIZE FOR

I have a table containing 10 years worth of 'package scans'. Somebody scans a package and it records the date and username. Let's pretend for now that retaining 10 years of data actually has a purpose....
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Why is below 2 query generating different execution plan in MYSQL?

Only difference in the below query is the order by column. The resultset of both query is same. However, the 2nd query execution plan shows 'Using temporary; Using filesort' for ordering where as for ...
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How do I debug Postgres' join strategy?

In the process of optimizing a Postgres query, I ran into a situation where two equivalent, simple queries execute in very different amounts of time. While I can't provide a reproducible example for ...
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Reason for failed query plan executions in SQL Server

We are using Azure SQL Database and recently we have experienced a severe performance degradation on our production database. When looking into Regressed queries in Query Store to find out the ...

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