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Fast Queries

Posted on 1998-08-07
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I have written a program using RDO objects that use odbc etc to access a database. I find however that the queries are very slow. The following is a sample of the type of code im using:
Dim qd as rdoQuery
Set qd = cn.CreateQuery("qd",SQL)
qd.MaxRows = nRowCount
Set rs = qd.OpenResultset(rdOpenKeyset)
while rs.stillexecuting
   DoEvents
wend

Can anyone give me a few tips on how to speed up my queries?
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Some options for you:

Consider the use of the Client Batch cursor library (rdUseCLientBatch).

Use a stored procedure rather than in line SQL.

Use a Use a forward only, readonly cursor, and update via a stored procedure or .execute methods.

If you have BLOB columns involved,  make sure you are not using the rdFetchLongColumns property to fetch them with other columns.  Get 'em later only if you need 'em.

Check your client machines.  Are there protocols installed in the protocol stack that are not being used?  This will slow everything down as Windows gives them time to no result.

Are you performing major amounts of updates over time?  Issue periodic Update Statistics to SQL Server to rebuild query paths.

Check your underlying tables with DBCC.

Consider using simpler, multipass queries instead of a major joined query (very complex SQL).  Your own methodology and process generally outguesses the SQL Query processor.

Using joined queries from multiple tables?  Create views on SQL Server, then execute your queries against the views.

FInally, get and read "Hitchiker's Guide to Visual Basic & SQL Server" by W. R. Vaughn.  
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