Questions tagged [temporary-tables]

The use of temporary table objects (not table variables) including semantics, design, performance optimization, and indexing. See also [table-variable].

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MySQL excessive tmp disk tables after Upgrade to 5.6

After upgrading two MySQL-Servers which run Master-Slave replication from Percona MySQL 5.5 to Percona MySQL 5.6 an excessive amount of temporary Tables gets created on the slave. The Master seems to ...
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reuse of temp table getting more time to execute

i'm creating temp table as, SELECT T.CD, T.OBJECT_CD, T.PRICE INTO #TEMP FROM TABLE_NAME T EDIT : ADDED CLUSTERED INDEX TO TEMP TABLE CREATE CLUSTERED INDEX IX_Temp_OBJECT_CD ...
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Migrating stored procedure from Sybase to Oracle having temporary tables

I am migrating a few stored procedures from Sybase to Oracle using Oracle Developer tool. The tool migrates alomost 70%-80% of the stored procedures except a few cases where there is a temporary table ...
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Large NOT IN Statement vs Creating/Populating Temp Table

I have a large daily data feed which can contain up to around 5,000 ID's. I need to delete all pre-existing records in the DB that are not referenced in the new feed. Should I create a temporary table ...
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Create and fill temp table

I have a stored procedure that selects some data and returns it. Now I also want to add a temp table, fill it with data and return it with the stored procedure. I define it as follows: create table #...
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Table Variable and Database Scope

I am a junior DBA, and I am still confused by database scope. Now I am learning about local/global temp table and table variables. I saw an example as following: declare @T1 as table ( col1 ...
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Create SP for inserting data from a table to a table

I have a table that has 1 record where one field may have 2 values separated by commas (in that cases I have to create 2 records with those values separated in 2 row and the other field values are the ...
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Table variable not Recognized in stored procedure

The following stored procedure for a postgresql database attempts to insert into a temporary table 'result' of type result_load_status ,which is a table in database, and return this temporary table. ...
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Is outputting to both a result set and a temporary table possible?

I have a stored procedure that I need to both output the result set to the user and use a piece of information in the result set to possibly output other result sets. Here is a basic schema of what I ...
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best practice for 'staging' relation in stored procedure: use temp table, or view?

When I write stored procedures that take relation A and output relation Z, I like to create 'staging' relations along the way, so I can inspect the state of the data after each step in the programming ...
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Using #temp to work around Reporting Services blocking issue

Having utterly failed to resolve why a perfectly acceptable but admitidly large stored procedure was suffering the blocking process lck_m_s when called via a report in SQL Reporting Services I have ...
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Inside stored procedure, set column names of returned query according to variable

I have a query which I'd like to reuse, instead of having many different copies of it just for the sake of changing the column name. The report (for example) uses the same query, but there are either ...
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Oracle temporary table usage with XA

I'm confused about the compatibility of Oracle XA with global temporary tables. I've read several places on the internet and in the oracle documentation that say "Distributed transactions are not ...
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Is this temp table behaviour documented?

Query Language (SQL) and PL/pgSQL functions treat temp tables differently: begin; create table foo(id) as values (1); select * from foo; /* id ---- 1 */ savepoint s; create function f() returns ...
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MySQL: does Index Merge Sort-Union access algorithm use temporary table?

My question is about index_merge optimization in MySQL. I have a query with a set of range conditions connected with OR. EXPLAIN of the query shows that index_merge method is used and the Extra ...
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MySQL query hanging on copying to tmp table

I'm stuck with a query hanging on 'copying to tmp table' for about 25 seconds according to the profiling. The query is used for forecasting the number of results after filtering by job_type / ...
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Is a temporary table a good solution for importing temporary data into a database

i am facing the following scenario. I have a student database in which exam results are stored. Every now and then i get a list with the names of certain students for which i need to find out how well ...
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Are there advantages to using temporary tables over derived tables in SQL Server?

I read the derived tables have better performance than temporary tables, but anyway many SQL Server developers prefer the second ones. Why? I must do queries with large data (millions records) and I ...
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MySQL, temporary on disk table on primary key retrieval?

MySQL 5.5.24, Windows 7 64-bit. I've InnoDB table with primary key defined on three columns: CREATE TABLE `common_descriptions` ( `object_id` mediumint(8) unsigned NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', `...
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Optimize query to minimize tmp copying time

I have a query when Checking the profile i get this : I read in order to optimize this i'll have to work on my joins . I also added index on the fields that i'm grouping by (date_seance , ...
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How long will a temporary MEMORY table persist if I don't drop it (MySQL)

I'm using a recursive stored procedure in MySQL to generate a temporary table called id_list, but I must use the results of that procedure in a follow up select query, so I can't DROP the temporary ...
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SQLite UPDATE two tables from VIEW or TEMPORARY TABLE

Here is the query that doesn't compile just to show how it should look like. But since I can't do Multiple table UPDATE's. This fake query should be able to run the inner UPDATE's for both tables if ...
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table does not exist

CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE ProcedureX() TYPE AVERAGE_COUNT_TBL IS TABLE OF INTEGER; AVERAGE_COUNT AVERAGE_COUNT_TBL; BEGIN INSERT INTO AVERAGE_COUNT VALUES(10); END ProcedureX; It ...
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How big is a tmp table?

I've got an RDF table in MySQL 5.1 with the MyISAM engine. Here's the table definition: CREATE TABLE `node` ( `id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `graph` varchar(100) CHARACTER SET latin1 ...
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MySQL thread states when changing an in-memory temporary table to disk-based

In High Performance MySQL (3rd edition) they state that: You can't tell whether a table was created in memory and then converted to on-disk or just created on-disk to begin with... What I was ...
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MySQL creates temporary tables on disk. How do I stop it?

We are running a site (Moodle) that the users currently find slow. I think I have tracked down the problem to MySQL creating temporary tables on disk. I watch the variable created_tmp_disk_tables in ...
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Should I load the data into Temp table or keep calling it from the normal table? [closed]

I am writing a procedure and find myself using the same select statement with the same where clause a lot. Currently the table holds over 55000 rows and grows about 100 or so rows each day. The two ...
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if block fails to create temp table in a procedure

I'm attempting to do this in a procedure: DECLARE @a bit = 1; BEGIN SELECT * INTO #aTemp FROM OPENROWSET( ... ); IF @a = 0 BEGIN SELECT ... INTO #bTemp FROM #aTemp; END ...
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changing TEMPORARY TABLE default collation

when I use CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE to create a temporary table, the collation of this table is utf8_unicode_ci by default. why by default it is utf8_unicode_ci? How can I change the default?
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Can I remove #sql_ .MYD files?

I found some old files in the mysql datadir: -rw-rw---- 1 mysql mysql 0 2012-10-09 09:39 #sql_263c_0.MYD -rw-rw---- 1 mysql mysql 1.0K 2012-10-09 09:39 #sql_263c_0.MYI -rw-rw---- 1 mysql ...
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Creating a global temp table in MySQL

I am working on a MySQL stored procedure. I need to create a temp table and I want to access this temp table whenever I execute this stored procedure. I know we can't access the temp table in ...
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What is the size of currently-existing tmp tables in innodb?

This is yet another "how to add a column to a gigantic table" question. The table on disk takes 2.5GB, and I have around 10GB of ram I can use. I have a feeling I can crank up the tmptablesize option ...
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Can I copy the table structure of a #temp table to a new physical table?

I have a #tempTable that was created using SELECT * INTO #tempTable FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Ace.OLEDB.12.0', 'Excel 8.0;Database=MyFileName.xls', 'SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$]') Is there an easy way ...
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Why is this query creating 300+ temporary tables in Mysql?

SHOW global STATUS LIKE '%tmp%'; set @UID = 132; set @param2 = 'cde'; set @param3 = 20130331; set @param4 = 'C'; select p.id, p.column44, p.column42, ue.column35, u.id, p.column43, p.column45, ...
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temporary table inside procedure oracle

I'm in a situation right now. I'm migrating several procedures from Mysql 5.0 to Oracle 11g. Mysql procedures allow me to: 1. Create temporary tables 2. Insert data into temporary tables / Query these ...
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How to get a list of global temporary tables in the current database?

I am trying to get a list of the global temporary tables that are currently active. There seems to be an issue with them bumping in to each other (same name). As the 'acting' dba, trying to sort out a ...
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TMD auto create

I used mysql as part of a project and found it to be a very practical tool. I have a question about mysql in regards to how it creates temporary table types TMD in /var/lib/mysql/. This partition ...
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Is there a MySQL engine or trick to avoid writing so many temp tables to disk?

I've got a web application connected to a database running MySQL. Here's the problem: a not insignificant number of queries create temporary tables and many of the tables involved have BLOB fields. ...
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Size of TempDB Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Are there drawbacks to having a large tempdb in a SQL Server database? Assuming the disk is not full. I am creating large temporary tables in a couple of queries. Once I am finished running queries, ...
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Why does MySQL produce so many temporary MYD files?

On a Debian Linux server, hosting many PHP/MySQL websites (photo galleries), sometimes I have "many" files like /tmp/#sql_6405_58.MYD. For example today : [2012-12-15 15:18:11] /tmp/#sql_6405_6.MYD :...
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Map records to a time interval

I have two tables: SamplesTbl contains samples every 5 seconds of a bike ride RxTbl contains the prescribed stages and other values of a bike ride SamplesTbl SamplesID int SessionNum int StageNum ...
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Binding errors with dependent stored procedures

We are getting strange errors on one of our stored procedures. This stored procedure calls other stored procedures & we are getting errors relating to columns that cannot be found in the sub ...
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Is it bad to create many mysql temporary tables simultaneously?

I need to make heavy statistical analysis to deliver some data to users. Currently, I catch the data from mysql and process them via PHP arrays. However, mysql temporary tables are quite better (...
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SQL 2008 RTM Temp Tables

Today I implemented a monitoring solution on our SQL server using Cacti and the first thing i noticed is the growth in the number of temporary tables, in just 3 hours on our test system we had an ...
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Does varchar size matter in temporary tables?

There is a debate at my wife's work about just using varchar(255) for all varchar fields in temporary tables in stored procedures. Basically, one camp wants to use 255 because it will always work ...
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MySQL: Execute CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE SELECT just one time?

I want to create a temporary table with some select-data. My (strange) problem is that I have to do the same query more than one time. CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE IF NOT EXISTS cache (id int(11) NOT NULL, ...
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Inserting query result to another table hangs on "Copying to temp table on disk" on MySQL [closed]

I started the process of inserting returned results to another table. The query groups the rows in respect of indexed IDs. This causes 149,000,000 rows to be decreased to 460,000 rows. The query ...
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How to handle temporary tables with mutliple connections?

In Is there a way to hint to query optimizer to MySQL which constraints should be done first? I created a subquery. The subquery is often not optimized. I think a better way is to create a temporary ...
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mysql 5.5 corrupt - missing temporary table

One of our mysql instances crashed and failed to start: 120422 10:04:13 InnoDB: Error: trying to open a table, but could not InnoDB: open the tablespace file './databasename/#sql-29f6_45.ibd'! ...
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Should I use table hints with a process-keyed table?

I read on stackoverflow that locking can be a problem when using process-keyed tables, and I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to minimize or avoid unnecessary contention (e.g. table ...