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Is there a maximum amount of Joins allowed per SELECT statement? I have one that will contain numerous Joins, would I be best served to break them all into temp tables and re-join them? What would be my best way to handle this?
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<<s there a maximum amount of Joins allowed per SELECT statement?>>
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/Q_21855910.html

<<I have one that will contain numerous Joins, would I be best served to break them all into temp tables and re-join them? >>
It really depends on the structure and the type of joins.  Sometime it is better to use temp tables to avoid blocking sometimes it's not.  Hard to say without knowing both your schema and statement.

<<What would be my best way to handle this?>>
I would suggest you start without using any temp table then test yo see if you have blockings.  If you detect specific blockings or slow performance then you can consider replacing joins by temp tables.  most of the time, if the indexing is well done, temm tables are unecessary but sometime there are no other way.

HTH
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