The first table is the primary table. The second and fourth tables are its secondary tables. The third table is a secondary table to the second table. Should I do it using a PL/SQL procedure?
I used four cursors for each
and populate the data, but it was very slow.
I want to increase the performance.
How to do it?
I have one simple mantra that really helps when it comes to performance of database operations. It goes as follows:
- If it can be done with straight SQL statements, do it with SQL.
- If it can't be done with straight SQL, then use PL/SQL.
- If it can't be done with PL/SQL, then use Java in the database.
- If it can't be done with Java in the database, then use a C++ external procedure or something outside of the database.
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This was first published in March 2003