Simplifying complex SQL queries
There are two types of complexity that you can encounter in SQL queries.
This complexity can also be hidden in subviews, so the SQL code of the query may seem simple but it uses other views and/or functions to do part of the work, which can, in turn, use others. This is much better for maintenance, but it can still cause performance problems.
Both types of queries can either be written manually by programmers or data analysts or emerge as a result of a query generator.
First, verify that you really have a complex query.
A query that simply returns lots of database fields is not complex in itself. In order to be complex, the query has to join lots of tables in complex ways....