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Robin Hames Hints, tricks and tips relating to MS SQL Server and .NET ADO.NET Microsoft ADO.NET technologies
Why you should always specify the SqlDbType for an ADO.NET SqlParameter object.
How not specifying the ADO.NET SqlParameter DbType can lead to a horrible query execution plan! I was looking into a query that was performing much worse than expected. The query was a simple select of the form: select e.EmployeeID, count(r.EmployeeRoleID) from Employee e left join EmployeeRole r on e.EmployeeID = r.EmployeeID where e.EmployeeRef = @EmployeeRef group by e.EmployeeID I expected the query plan for this to be fairly straightforward, a couple of Index Seeks and a Left Outer Join, but ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:50 PM

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