troubleshooting Question

How to fix a slow running update statement

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Microsoft SQL ServerASPWindows Server 2008
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Hi Experts,

I have an e-mail table which has reached around 90,000 records. This is running on MSSQL server, and has a size of 1.5GB.

A script is hanging, and after a lot of response.write / response.flush statements through the ASP document, I have isolated the exact line which it is timing out on.

UPDATE EMails SET eProcessedDate = '2013-09-09 14:58:53', eProcessedBy = 0, eAutoIndex = 1, eStatus = 2 , eContract = 122 WHERE eId = 89611

eProcessedDate is a datetime field
All the others are integers

I can't work out why such a simple statement would hang.

Can anyone advise steps to optimise the table, or to diagnose why it is hanging?

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