select count(userid) from Webuser where not exists (select * from aUser where Webuser.userid = aUser.userid AND aUser.remoteid = indExport.inum).The query goes on forever, and after 30 minutes, I cancelled it. Question: should I delete records in the trigger-referenced tables before I delete them from aUser? I'm at a total loss here.
In general, yes, that is the best practice. As for the query you are running, you said it goes on forever. What...
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part of it goes on forever? Why does it go on forever? How are the tables indexed? And to top that off, you have created a query with a cross product in it which is going to kill your SQL Server. You are creating a three way cross product to be exact between aUser, Webuser, and indExport.
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