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Slow delete statement

Simple delete query is taking more than 15 hrs. Table contains around 6 852 968 records.

Query is :

delete from wmcrs_mf_transactions where file_syscode = 56020                    

Find below for the Create table query of that table. Pls provide your valuable suggestions to close this issue. Thanks in advance.

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asked Oct 26, 2009 at 03:43 PM in Default

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Please edit your question to include the create table statement. Also indicate whether file_syscode has an index and how many rows you think should be deleted by this statement.
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Any foreign keys to from this table?
I have the same problem. When I try to delete one record out of 200 million, it takes about 5 hours even if I use the PK column. When I disable/remove the FK constraints, it takes about 1 second.

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answered Jan 19, 2010 at 12:46 PM

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Also, do you have CASCADE_DELETE activated on the table?

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answered Nov 10, 2009 at 07:31 AM

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Just another thought, you said that you were expecting to delete 3K rows from a table that has 6.8M rows and you said was taking 15 hours, as pointed out the column is indexed.

When was the last time that the statistics were updated?

Are there any delete triggers on the table that might be causing issues?

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answered Nov 05, 2009 at 01:04 AM

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nonclustered located on PRIMARY >> file_syscode

Well, you've got an index on that field, so it should be quick.

1) Make sure all indexes (or at the very least this one and the clsutered index) have been recently rebuilt.

2) Other than that it will be the Constraints - which all have to be checked. Rebuild the indexes that the Constraints are relying on if that has not been done recently.

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answered Oct 27, 2009 at 07:03 AM

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Query is expected to delete around 3000 records only.

Following are the indexes created on the table..........

nonclustered located on PRIMARY >> transaction_date nonclustered located on PRIMARY >> customer_syscode nonclustered located on PRIMARY >> prematch_syscode nonclustered located on PRIMARY >> file_syscode clustered, unique, primary key located on PRIMARY >> mf_tran_syscode nonclustered located on PRIMARY >> customer_syscode, transaction_date, transaction_type, scheme_option

Also the table is having some more constraints......

I am getting following msg, when i am trying to paste the create table scripts in the forum

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answered Oct 27, 2009 at 12:47 AM

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Please either edit your original question, or add a Comment to the Answer. Please don't clutter up the site with comments entered as an Answer - because it isn't an Answer, right?!
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