Hints (SQL Server Compact)

Options or strategies specified for enforcement by the Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 (SQL Server Compact 3.5) query processor on SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE statements.

The hints override any execution plan the query optimizer might select for a query.

Because the query optimizer of SQL Server typically selects the best execution plan for a query, we recommend that <join_hint>, <query_hint>, <table_hint>, and <view_hint> only be used as a last resort by experienced developers and database administrators.

The following hints are described in this section: