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Query Timeout Expired

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I have SQL 7.0.  When I run a query which takes longer than a minute it gives an error saying query timeout expired.  Does anyone know how to increase this time limit of one minute.
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If you are using ADO there is a commandtimeout property on the connection object which determines the timeout for the query. It is in seconds and the default is 30. Just increase it.

From a user perspective I would question any query taking longer than say 10s. What are you doing in the query?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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If you want to wait with no limit, set the timeout property even to 0 (wait indefinitely), but i agree with simonsabin: are you sure that the query cannot be optimized in some way?
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by:ahoor
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Timeouts are usually set at the client tool (application).

I do not necessary agree with the above 2, some queries just take long...
depends of course if you use them on a user front end or in a report...
so look in the application for the current setting.
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by:simonsabin
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Ado will is client side.

I only said I question the time. I know there are certain things that take a long time.
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by:mchopda
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The reason the query is taking so long is b'coz  i have a temporary table from which data needs to be updated and it has to make sure that it does not duplicate.  Also a unique record is made up of 5 fields and hence it is taking so long.
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