I benchmarked EXCEPT vs WHERE NOT IN (SELECT .....), and for my dataset, server, DB version etc. the performance results were equivalent, or biased towards EXCEPT.
Can you give more details about your scenario?
Can you post your benchmark code, please?
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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