SQL Server

The EnterpriseOne Microsoft SQL Server category will include all posts and pages pertaining to Microsoft SQL Server in an EnterpriseOne installation.

Better Performance On Work with Payroll Transaction Ledger (P050999) With An Index On F0618

We have been getting complaints about the Work with Payroll Transaction Ledger (P050999) grid loading performance.  So, I decided to take a look.  What I found was that upon entering the application it does an automatic find on the grid using the following SQL statement with the current G/L date in the WHERE clause.

As you can see, this SQL statement is returning every record in the F0618 that has a G/L Date less than or equal to the system’s current G/L Date.  I don’t know about your installation but the one that I was working on had 17+ million records.  Why the heck would it need to return all that?

That screen was taking 8+ minutes to present information to the user.

With the help of my coworker Geordy and Technet, I came up with an index on the F0618 that didn’t make the SQL statement finish any quicker, but it does present the user the first page of data extremely fast (LESS THAN 3 SECONDS!).

You can see from the index that all I did was create an index over the field that the SQL was sorting on (YTDWK or Date of Work) and included the rest of the fields that were in the query.

There must be other little tricks with indexes in EnterpriseOne.  Have you found any?

 

Restore SQL Server Database On A Schedule

Keep Calm and AutomateOne of our companies has a training environment in addition to the standard PS,DV, PY & PD environments. They have been working very hard refining their Procure-To-Process (P2P). Now that they know how they would like to handle this process, they need to train the users. That’s where the P2P Training (PTR) environment comes in.

We setup the environment and have had everything running smoothly for the last few months. However, last week we received a request to backup the data in that environment and then restore that backup copy every morning for the next 2 weeks.

It’s a really simple process, but kind of a pain that I had to manually do the restore.

Well, if you’ve been reading this blog for very long, you know that I can’t stand doing things more than once. A trained monkey, I am not. If it can be automated, I do it and it usually makes sense to do so. This was definitely one of those times.

What I ended up doing was making 2 files:

  1. A bat file to call the sql file
  2. The sql file

Then, I just added a scheduled task that fired off the bat file every morning.

Note: When creating the scheduled task, you will need to fill in a value for the “Start in” option. I’m not sure why but it only works if you fill that in. I was using Windows Server 2008 R2 so your mileage may vary.

Scheduled Task Start In Option

How To List The Column Names Of A Table On SQL Server

We all know that most database tables in EnterpriseOne have a large number of columns. In fact, they usually push the limits of the RDBMS.

Well sometimes, you need a list of those columns for things like INSERT statements.

Below is how you can get the column names from a table in a SQL Server database:

You can use either type V (views) or U (tables).

How To Find The Physical Size Of SQL Server Tables And Indexes

Inspired by Shannon’s post (give me the size of data and indexes for a file in an oracle database please), I found a SQL statement that finds the size of each table and index in a SQL Server database. I also found that there are a ton of different ways to get this information. Below is the method that I is most beneficial to me: