Consolidate Execution Plan Paths - by lasa

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ID 800096 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 9/10/2013 1:54:06 AM
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When the execution plan contains multiple paths with identical sections, these could be consolidated and only executed once, instead of once per path. See the example in the attached script where three paths could be consolidated, with a substantial gain in performance. 
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Posted by Microsoft on 9/16/2013 at 7:02 PM
Dear customer -- Thanks for taking the time to propose this improvement. There is a long-standing Connect feedback item that advocates a similar approach:

Best regards,
SQL Server product team.