• Subject: RE: Query Performance
  • From: Scott Mildenberger <Smildenber@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 15:40:33 -0600

I would guess that it is but don't remember off-hand since I haven't used
Query/400 for several years, we now use a product from New Generation
Software called Interactive Query.  It works much like Query/400 but has
much more functionality and is easier to use.

Scott Mildenberger

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck Lewis [SMTP:clewis@iquest.net]
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 1999 9:00 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: Query Performance
> 
> Another question on query...
> 
> When you "Specify file selection" in query this IS (or isn't) the order in
> which
> the files are processed ? I.E. the first file in the list is the "primary"
> file,
> etc. ?
> 
> Thanks !
> 
> Chuck
> 
> James W Kilgore wrote:
> 
> > Chuck,
> >
> > AFAIK, even if you do use logicals, there's no guarantee that Query will
> > use it.
> >
> > I think I've also read on this list that Query looks at a few of your
> > logicals, not all of them, before it just goes ahead and builds one.
> >
> > Now the above seems to hold true if you are constantly changing your
> > record selection.
> >
> > For more static queries, we STRDBG, change our logging level, run the
> > query then check the job log.
> > It makes logical file recommendations.
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > Chuck Lewis wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Folks !
> > >
> > > We've got "novice" query users creating queries over a 3rd party
> > > applications' data base. They do a fairly good job in selection logic
> > > but have no real knowledge of Logical Files so they are using Physical
> > > Files which are NOT keyed so I am REALLY questioning the efficiency of
> > > some of these queries.
> > >
> > > I know there is something called the "Predictive Query Governor" - is
> > > any using this or have you and is it helpful in the above scenario for
> > > "ratting out" problems ?
> > >
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