Software Vendor Mistakes With SQL Server: Dealing With Bad Parameter Sniffing

Bad Wrap


When people hear the words “parameter sniffing”, there’s almost a universally bad reaction. They lose their minds and start raving about how to “fix” it.

  • Recompiling everything
  • Using optimize for unknown hints
  • Using local variables
  • Clearing the plan cache

In today’s post, I’m gonna show you two videos from my paid training:

  • Intro to parameter sniffing
  • Parameter sniffing recap

Those explain why parameter sniffing is so tough to deal with, and why all the stuff up there in that list isn’t really the greatest idea.

There’s a whole bunch of stuff in between those two videos where I’ll teach you specifics about fixing parameter sniffing problems.

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Intro To Parameter Sniffing


Parameter Sniffing Recap


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Going Further


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