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BUG #: 55690 (SQLBUG_70)
A specific query involving an inner join with multiple search clauses and a HAVING clause has been found to run slower on SQL Server 7.0 after Service Pack 1 was installed.
The workaround in this case was to reduce the number of search clauses.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561For more information, contact your primary support provider.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/254561/ )INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
The specific scenario that was involved is too complex to include here.