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A Difficult Query / Performance issue

Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi There,

I have the following query i'm running, and i want to see if i can speed it up.

Here is the situation:

I have a temp table (#temp), which holds the results of a number of queries.

The calculation i am performing is based off of data from three tables, all of which contain a couple hundred thousand records.

For the purposes of this question here are some basics:

Table1 - Main table. Has 1 primary key guid column
           - Has a field, Limit, which we subtract from our calculation.

Table2 - Secondary table. Has a foreign key relationship with table1
           - Has a field, Amount, which we want to find the sum of.

Table3  - Secondary table. Has a foreign key relationship with table1
           - Has a field, Amount2, which we want to find the sum of.
           - Very large table. Also need to filter this to records for the next 7 days based on a date field

Here is the query:

Update #temp
Set CalculatedField =
(Select Sum(t2.Amount) - Sum(t1.Limit) +
    (Select Sum(t3.Amount) from table3 t3 
    where date <= dateadd(day,7,getdate())
    and ID = #temp.ID)

from table1 t1
left join table2 t2 on t1.ID = t2.ID
where t1.ID = #temp.ID)

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EDIT: I should mention that the reason i have the subquery is purely for the filtering by 7 days records. I didn't have this subquery in the past, i had the table joined in. But i haven't been able to figure out how to filter the results from that table without a subquery.

Any advice anyone can provide is most appreciated!!

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This is what i ended up going with:

		(Select (select COALESCE(SUM(table3.Amount),0) from table3 where table3.id=temp.ID AND date<= dateadd(day,7,getdate())) + Table2Amount as totalamount

		(SELECT ID, COALESCE(SUM(table2.amount),0)  as Table2Amount 
		from table1
		LEFT JOIN table2 on table1.id = table2.id
		GROUP BY id) as table1 WHERE table1.id = #temp.id)

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This brought it down to around a second, but didnt filter out records from table 1 and 2 if there was no corresponding record in table 3 in the next 7 days.

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