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Compare 2 datasets and output delta in one TSQL statement


Compare 2 datasets and output delta in one TSQL statement

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Theo Ekelmans
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Where's the code?
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Any idea on how well this scales, or its performance versus using a full join between the two tables with a WHERE clause where either side is NULL?
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OK, now the code is showing. Thanks.
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Hi,

As with any unbalanced compare, the performance varies.

Just compare this method with use your favorite compare and look closely at the execution plan

In my query close to 50% of the time is spent reading the 2 source tables using a clustered index scan, which is the most efficient way to read the ENTIRE table content.

The Merge join that does the actual compare work is only 19 % of the time

The rest: 33%, is spent storing the result.

If you find a more efficient way, i'd be happy to review your code!

Theo Smile
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--Compareandinsertdeltaintotable,inonesqlstatement
Insert into #cmpAB
([EmpNr_a],[EmpNr_b],
[Name_a],[Name_b],
[HireDT_a],[HireDT_b],
[FireDT_a],[FireDT_b]
)

SELECT a.[EmpNr],b.[EmpNr],a.[Name] , b.[Name],
a.[HireDT] , b.[HireDT] , a.[FireDT] , b.[FireDT]
FROM #tblA a INNER JOIN #tblB b
ON a.[EmpNr] = b.[EmpNr]
WHERE( a.[Name] <> b.[Name] OR a.[HireDT] <> b.[HireDT] OR a.[FireDT] <> b.[FireDT])

UNION
SELECT a.[EmpNr],b.[EmpNr],a.[Name] , b.[Name],
a.[HireDT] , b.[HireDT] , a.[FireDT] , b.[FireDT]
FROM #tblA a FULL OUTER JOIN #tblB b
ON a.[EmpNr] = b.[EmpNr]
where (a.[EmpNr] IS NULL OR b.[EmpNr] IS NULL)

--Thanks
Mitesh Oswal



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Mitesh OSwal
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Thanks for the script.
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