SPEEDING UP QUERY OR READING FROM A SINGLE TABLE

I have a large database program that is really slow on querying because it is reading from multiple tables and using a tree to list the information. How can I speed this up or get it to read from a single table to speed it up?  I here is the code I am currently using.


var
   curNode : TTreeNode;
begin
   // Make sure report printing is disabled until a unit is selected
   mnuRepFeatures.Enabled:=false;
   mnuRepSpec.Enabled:=false;
   mnuPartIllus.Enabled:=false;
   mnuRepWriteup.Enabled:=false;
   mnuPartXRef.Enabled:=false;

   // Query Statuses set to false
   eqpSpecIllusQryStatus:=False;
   eqpSpecFeatureQryStatus:=False;
   eqpSpecDetailQryStatus:=False;
   partIllusQryStatus:=False;
   partKeysQryStatus:=False;
   writeupDetailQryStatus:=False;
   // TODO WSL Exception Handle
   curNode := seriesTreeView.Selected;
   pgctrlEqpDetail.ActivePage := tsCover;
   if (curNode.ImageIndex = 0) then
     pnlDescription.Caption := curNode.Text
   else
    begin
      pnlEqpDescription.Caption := curNode.Text;
      mnuRepFeatures.Enabled:=true;
      mnuRepSpec.Enabled:=true;
      mnuPartIllus.Enabled:=true;
      mnuRepWriteup.Enabled:=true;
      mnuPartXRef.Enabled:=false;
    end;
   StatusBar1.Panels[1].Text := curNode.Text;
   StatusBar1.Repaint;
   nbEqpDetail.PageIndex := curNode.ImageIndex;
end;

procedure TfrmMain.ExpandClick(Sender: TObject);
var
   tmpTreeNode : TTreeNode;
begin
   tmpTreeNode := seriesTreeView.Selected;
   if not (tmpTreeNode = nil) then
      tmpTreeNode.Expand(False);
end;

procedure TfrmMain.CollapseClick(Sender: TObject);
var
   tmpTreeNode : TTreeNode;
begin
   tmpTreeNode := seriesTreeView.Selected;
   if not (tmpTreeNode = nil) then
      tmpTreeNode.Collapse(False);
end;

procedure TfrmMain.FormShow(Sender: TObject);
var
   i : integer;
   d : double;
begin
   if (firstTime=false) then
      exit;
   firstTime:=false;
   strQueryStatus := 'Querying...';
   // Adjust column size to fit
   d := dbGridSpec.Width / 2.;
   i := Round(d);
   dbGridSpec.Columns.Items[0].Width:=i;
   dbGridSpec.Columns.Items[1].Width:=i;


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aj85Asked:
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d4jaj1Commented:
Here's what I would suggest, use a TTable instead of a query.  If you have an index on teh table, use teh setRange function, as it is much faster that teh TQuery.  Furthermore, youshould speed things up with the table by opening it in exclusive mode. This way, teh BDE doesn't have to worry about periodically checking if other DB's need access.

If there is some reason you have to use a query (which I can't tell from your code), use the ORDER BY clause.  This will force teh query to use the available indexes. You must list the fields in the ORDER BY as they appear as indexes.  For example, if you have an index for FirstName-LastName, your ORDER BY clause must look like "ORDER BY FirstName, LastName;" for teh index to be used.  This is the only way (other than making sound your relationships are set up correctly) to speed up a query.

Any questions, please add a comment.  Good Luck!

Jay
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