[Solved] Splitting a comma delimited field for a large amount of rows

How to optimize this SQL query?

In case you have your own slow SQL query, you can optimize it automatically here.

For the query above, the following recommendations will be helpful as part of the SQL tuning process.
You'll find 3 sections below:

  1. Description of the steps you can take to speed up the query.
  2. The optimal indexes for this query, which you can copy and create in your database.
  3. An automatically re-written query you can copy and execute in your database.
The optimization process and recommendations:
  1. Create Optimal Indexes (modified query below): The recommended indexes are an integral part of this optimization effort and should be created before testing the execution duration of the optimized query.
Optimal indexes for this query:
CREATE INDEX usertable_idx_owneruseridlist ON S1.UserTable (ownerUserIDList);
The optimized query:
        TOP 100000 CASE 
            WHEN S1.UserTable.ownerUserIDList LIKE '%,%' THEN SUBSTRING(S1.UserTable.ownerUserIDList,
            LEN(S1.UserTable.ownerUserIDList) - CHARINDEX(',',
            REVERSE(S1.UserTable.ownerUserIDList)) + 2,
            ELSE S1.UserTable.ownerUserIDList END 
S1.UserTable.ownerUserIDList != '' 
AND S1.UserTable.ownerUserIDList IS NOT NULL

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