FIX: The query performance is slow when you run a query that uses a user-defined scalar function against an instance of SQL Server 2005

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Article ID: 933724 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50000964 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release.
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SUMMARY

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You have a query that uses a user-defined scalar function. You run the query against an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. In this scenario, the query performance is slow.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the SQL Server Database Engine query optimizer performs only a few optimizations for the query. This behavior occurs because many of the optimizations that the query optimizer performs are not safe. Therefore, the query optimizer uses an inefficient query plan for the query.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

To resolve this problem, obtain the cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (build 3161). For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package (build 3161), click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935356 Cumulative update package (build 3161) for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 is available

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer. For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix file information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.SQL Server 2005 Database Engine, 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.sqlserver.maintenanceplantasks.dll9.0.3161.0296,30403-Apr-200715:03x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.3161.015,930,22403-Apr-200715:03x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot applicable524,28803-Apr-200711:51Not applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot applicable40,173,56803-Apr-200711:51Not applicable
Rdistcom.dll2005.90.3161.0644,46403-Apr-200715:03x86
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.3161.0350,57603-Apr-200715:03x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.3161.029,191,53603-Apr-200715:03x86
Sysdbupg.sqlNot applicable510,62231-Mar-200705:24Not applicable
SQL Server 2005 Database Engine, x64 version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.sqlserver.maintenanceplantasks.dll9.0.3161.0296,30403-Apr-200714:03x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.3161.015,930,22403-Apr-200714:03x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot applicable524,28803-Apr-200710:51Not applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot applicable40,173,56803-Apr-200710:51Not applicable
Rdistcom.dll2005.90.3161.0828,27203-Apr-200719:03x64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.3161.0357,74403-Apr-200719:03x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.3161.038,534,51203-Apr-200719:03x64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot applicable510,62231-Mar-200704:24Not applicable
SQL Server 2005 Database Engine, Itanium architecture version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.sqlserver.maintenanceplantasks.dll9.0.3161.0296,30403-Apr-200714:03x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.3161.049,815,92003-Apr-200721:18IA-64
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot applicable524,28803-Apr-200710:51Not applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot applicable40,173,56803-Apr-200710:51Not applicable
Rdistcom.dll2005.90.3161.01,885,04003-Apr-200721:18IA-64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.3161.0352,11203-Apr-200721:18x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.3161.072,841,07203-Apr-200721:18IA-64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot applicable510,62231-Mar-200704:24Not applicable

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

This problem does not occur in SQL Server 2000. SQL Server 2000 does not support nondeterministic system functions within a user-defined function.

After you apply this hotfix, you must turn on the new trace flag 4110 in SQL Server 2005. After you turn on this trace flag, SQL Server 2005 will not support nondeterministic system functions within a user-defined function. You can turn on trace flag 4110 by using the following command.
DBCC TRACEON (4110)
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about the user-defined functions in SQL Server 2005, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190704.aspx

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Article ID: 933724 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
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