In what cases CTEs will perform better than intermediate tables ?

Ryan Arjun
3 min readMay 15, 2024

As we all know, CTEs are a useful SQL feature that can help you design cleaner, more maintainable queries and better handle recursive data structures.

A Common Table Expression (CTE)

🚀 A Common Table Expression (CTE) is a temporary SQL result set that can be used in a SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE statement. CTEs are very beneficial for simplifying difficult searches, increasing…

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Ryan Arjun

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