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Issue 2.6


Performance Tips

Issue: 2.6 (July/August 2004)
Author: Paul Lefebvre
Author Bio: Paul Lefebvre is President and Chief Architect of LogicalVue Software, producers of SQLVue, RBUnit and many other products.
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Article Length (in bytes): 5,295
Starting Page Number: 32
Article Number: 2615
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Generally speaking, it is pretty easy to make a database. But after you have used it a while and have accumulated lots of data, it may start to slow down. There are several simple things you can do to help with performance. These tips are relatively generic and can be applied to any database engine.


Don't Use SELECT *

This is a common mistake. Instead of SELECT *, which sends all columns from the database to your application, list only the columns you need in the order you want. This decreases the amount of work the database has to do and also decreases the amount of network traffic (if you are using a database server).

Minimize Joins

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