Alternative for slow SQL subquery

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Old 10-05-2009
Tools Alternative for slow SQL subquery

Hi -- I have the following SQL query in my UNIX shell script -- but the subquery in the second section is very slow. I know there must be a way to do this with a union or something which would be better. Can anyone offer an alternative to this query? Thanks.
        employee_status_cd = 'C'
                employee_type_cd NOT IN ('TMGR', 'DIR')
                        employee_type_cd = 'MGMT'
                        and pay_grade_cd NOT BETWEEN '11' and '29'
                employee_type_cd = 'C'
                and comp_pay_pct = 0
                and employee_id in (select PT.employee_id
                        payroll_tbl PT
                        PT.specl_comp_cd = '21')

Last edited by jim mcnamara; 10-05-2009 at 01:25 PM.. Reason: USE CODE TAGS please!
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Old 10-05-2009
Did you run tkprof? ( alter session set sql_trace trueSmilie then run tkprof on the dump?
if the subselect returns thousands of hits from the db, or PT.specl_comp_cd is not indexed and the table contains millions of rows then you have a problem. Is employee id indexed in the payroll_tbl?
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Old 10-07-2009
I don't have permissions to run sql_trace. Employee_id is the key field but it is not indexed.
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