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When Parameter Sensitive Plan Optimization Works

Erik Darling ends on a high note:

I’ve used this proc as an example in the past. It’s a great parameter sniffing demo.

Why is it great? Because there’s exactly one value in the Posts table that causes an issue. It causes that issue because someone hated the idea of normalization.

The better thing to do here would be to have separate tables for questions and answers. Because we don’t have those, we end up with a weird scnenario.

Read on for an example of PSP at its best.