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Query with ORDER BY fails on unindexed column

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I Got a table with about 10000 records. When I use the query (for testing) SELECT * FROM <table> there is no problem with it....
But the query SELECT * FROM <table> ORDER BY date DESC (and column date is an unindexed column) the query never finishes.

quering the database with ORDER BY on an indexed column, the resultset is there in a couple of seconds.

Can anyone give me some advise?

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