Top 5 SQL Server query tips

SQL Server queries should guide you toward successful, trouble-free data retrieval. Our SQL Server experts have written tips on troubleshooting queries, to tips on how to run queries in Analysis Services.

SQL Server queries should guide you toward successful, trouble-free data retrieval. But, with continual database growth and users' expectance of sub-second response time, information searches through queries must be polished. One method of designing a successful query is knowing what not to do. Our SQL Server experts have written tips on troubleshooting queries, to tips on how to run queries in Analysis Services. We've compiled a Top 5 list according to your searches. This collection of tips will provide swift access to the information you need to optimize your SQL Server queries.

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Top 5 SQL Server query tips

Home: Introduction

Tip 1: SQL Server query design: 10 mistakes to avoid

Tip 2: Troubleshoot SQL Server queries and improve I/O

Tip 3: Tracking query execution with SQL Server 2005 Profiler

Tip 4: Find and fix resource-intensive SQL Server queries

Tip 5: Running analytical queries with Analysis Services

About the author:
Jeremy Kadlec is the Principal Database Engineer at Edgewood Solutions, a technology services company delivering professional services and product solutions for Microsoft SQL Server. He has authored numerous articles and delivers frequent presentations at regional SQL Server Users Groups and nationally at SQL PASS. He is the author of the Rational Guide to IT Project Management. Jeremy is also the SearchSQLServer.com Performance Tuning expert. Ask him a question here.

This was first published in February 2007

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