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Query Recompilation in SQL Server 2000

Written by Bill Graziano on 10 June 2002

In Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000, the query optimizer selects the best strategy to access data quickly and efficiently. This process may be repeated, or "recompiled," and is one of many optimization strategies you can use in SQL Server 2000 to take advantage of better querying plans as they become available. Recompilation yields superior performance in some situations, although excessive recompilation can be detrimental. This article will discuss some of these costs and benefits, and will draw on contrasts between different versions of SQL Server to provide further context for understanding recompilation.