Starting SQL: A Little TOP Can Have A Big Sort In SQL Server Query Plans


To illustrate this problem a little bit better, I need to use a slightly different query.

While a tidy group by was nice to illustrate some of the simpler points about lookups, it overly complicates things when we want …

In SQL Server Stored Procedures, Parameters In TOP Are Sniffed Too

Thank You For Your Business

In yesterday’s post, we looked at how row goals affected performance when data matching our join and where clauses didn’t exist.

Today we’re going to look at something similar, and perhaps a workaround to …