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Optimizing a cursor based routine – Part 1


Optimizing a cursor based routine – Part 1

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Nice Job Dave.



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Thanks Jason,

It was a long hard slog to get it to this point.

Glad you enjoyed it

FYI : Part 2 is now active here http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/T-SQL/73889/



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Nice article, well written, very informational, good explanations. I look forward to future articles from you.
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I'm not sure why you're keeping this in a cursor at all. The report looks simple enough to just write the entire report as a big select statement. Which will be an order of magnitude faster than a cursor.
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For simplicity of example?


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Great article, Dave! Very well done!



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wbrianwhite (6/28/2011)
I'm not sure why you're keeping this in a cursor at all. The report looks simple enough to just write the entire report as a big select statement. Which will be an order of magnitude faster than a cursor.


Surely you did notice that this article is "Part 1"? I would suspect that "Part 2" takes care of that! ;-)

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Excellent Dave. I really like the progression you take for resolving this.

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I'm not sure why you're keeping this in a cursor at all. The report looks simple enough to just write the entire report as a big select statement. Which will be an order of magnitude faster than a cursor.


Surely you did notice that this article is "Part 1"? I would suspect that "Part 2" takes care of that! ;-)


I just looked at it now that it's up. It uses a temp table and a lot of outer apply functions and multiple CTEs. It is a simple enough report to write as just a select. Anything else seems like the wrong tool. Keep it simple and describe what you want in your sql, not how to get it.
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