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  From the March 2011 Issue of Prestwood eMag
Interactive Paradox: Queries (QBE):
QBE Specifications
Posted 14 years ago on 2/18/2006 and updated 6/12/2008
Take Away: Specifications of query by example


Queries Up to 32 tables in a single query. Unlimited number of lines in a query. This is limited by memory.


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Is there any difference in efficiency, or even elegance, between joining a table to a QBE to use one of its fields in a report based on the query, or leaving the table out of the QBE and instead adding it to the Data Model of the report builder?

Posted 9 years ago

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I think the biggest difference to consider is that QBE files always create an answer table and then you use the data in the answer table. In general, the data model uses the live data. For me, the data model approach is more elegant because it doesn't create answer tables and uses the data directly. It most cases it will be faster.

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Thank you for your reply.  I just realized that I posted this to the KB instead of the MB.  Feel free to delete or move it.  I'm sorry for improper posting.

Posted 9 years ago

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No, not improper at all. It's definately ok to comment and and ask questions in the knowledge base. The only real difference is how the post gets started. In general, someone starts a MB thread with a question or someone publishes some information in the knowledge base.

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