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Status Submitted
Categories ClearQuest
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 16, 2021

Automatically add "WITH UR" to the SQL of all ClearQuest queries

ClearQuest builds a SQL "select" statement based on GUI input from the user. When a query retrieves information from a database (known to be true for DB2), it places a temporary lock on the row it is reading. That lock isn't necessary under almost all conditions, but does have a small impact on performance that can add up for very large queries or a very active database.

The solution is to add "WITH UR" at the end of the SQL statement, which tells the SQL to retrieve the data as an "Unconditional Read". That is, it does not require a lock on the data.

Why is it useful?

It would be a performance improvement if "WITH UR" were automatically added to end of ClearQuest queries.

Who would benefit from this IDEA? All ClearQuest users.
Idea Priority Low