Performace issues

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Performace issues

Postby agierbolini » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:25 pm

Hello I have a issue of performace

Code: Select all
declare @basecode
Select @basegcode = 'ABCDEFGH'
declare @parm as int
Select @parm = count(column) from LINKSERVER.DATABASE.schemma.table
where left(column, 8)  = @basegcode

it take more than 3 minutes
if i use

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EXEC ( 'SELECT  count(*) as column
  where left(column, 8) = ''ABCDEFGH''') AT LINKSERVER;

it take less than a second

but i can't safe the returning value into a variable

What can i do? I try

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  (internal_value INT)
Insert #msver
EXEC ( 'SELECT  count(*) as column
  where left(column, 8) = ''ABCDEFGH''') AT LINKSERVER;

and i receive the following error
OLE DB provider "PGNP" for linked server "LINKSERVER" returned message "MSDTC XARMCreate error".
Msg 7391, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
The operation could not be performed because OLE DB provider "PGNP" for linked server "LINKSERVER" was unable to begin a distributed transaction.

FYI: the table have about 1,000,000 records
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Re: Performace issues

Postby Moderator » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:06 pm

This performance issue occurs because of the way the linked server is implemented in SQL Server. First sample code results in retrieving all rows from Postgres, sending them to SQL Server, and then counting them. This is why second sample is significantly faster.

We recommend using "openrowset" syntax, for example:
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  select * from openrowset(linkedsvr, 'select count(*) from tbl')
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