TRIRIGA Performance Killers: How Custom Queries Can Slow You Down
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One very powerful aspect of TRIRIGA is the ability to configure it for your business needs. Of course the biggest drawbacks to TRIRIGA is the fact that it is configurable! OK, that’s a bit of an inside joke here in the IBM TRIRIGA Support team. We love that people can make TRIRIGA do what they need it to do, but if they don’t follow best practices, everyone suffers. The end users suffer slowness, the administrators try to figure out what has gone wrong, the IT team struggles with hardware and architecture configuration and the IBM Support team has to figure out what the implementer did that may be causing the problem – even though it’s probably outside the scope of support. Queries can be one of those things that can be impacting your performance.
So I want to specifically talk about custom queries and what you can do. Depending on how you create your queries, custom queries can have an impact on the performance of your system. In your custom query, when you create an Association Filter, you want to avoid using –Any for the module selection and All for the business object selection. The reason to avoid those particular selections for your Association Filter – is it can cause potential report performance issues This is mentioned in the document 3.4.2 Reporting User Guide found here: http
You are better off specifying a specific association type in your Association Filter than to use –Any.
If you have any fields that have a special character in them, like < >, &, * or - that can also impact your performance. While field names should not have < >, &* or – in them it could happen somehow. If any of your fields managed to have special characters put into them, then this is going to cause issue with your reports, because the Reports will not be able to be built. So it is a good idea to NOT use any special characters when creating your field names. If you have special characters in any of your field names, it will be best not to have it referenced in a query. Ideally, you will want to create field names that do not use a special character.
It is important note to remember that if you have modified your custom queries, that you need to clear the Query cache from the TRIRIGA Admin Console for the change to take effect.
You will find this performance tip and many more in section 7.2.2 of the TRIRIGA Performance Best Practices guide at the link below. Support will often refer clients who report poor performance to this guide before engaging in any troubleshooting.