Sql Query String verses SQL Stored Procedure

I'm working on the performace of my pages.  I want to allow large datasets and get the best performance I can.  I've read that Stored Proceedures(SP) are faster than passing a Query String(QS).  The questions I have are:

Given the code of this page, will I see an improvement in performance using a SP?
If yes, how do I allow for just SOME of the variables being passed? Users are nor required to enter all parameters. As far as I know, if you create a SP in SQL Server and don't pass ALL of the parameters it expects, you'll get an error.
Also, someone mentioned that string concatination is faster using the System.Text string builder. Will using it make a difference with the strings I'm concantinating?
Thanks for you help.
Cory Bonallo

<%@ Page Language="vb" %>
<%@ import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@ import Namespace="System.Data.SqlClient" %>
<script runat="server">
Dim strSearch As String, curPageIndex As Integer, strPaging As String

sub ClickHandler(sender as Object, e as ImageClickEventArgs)

dlCustomer.AllowPaging = False
dlCustomer.BorderWidth = Unit.Pixel(0)
Dim Printing As HttpCookie = New HttpCookie("Printing", "true")
Response.Buffer = true
Response.Charset = ""
Response.AppendHeader("Content-Disposition","attachment; Filename = " & chr(34) & "MyFileName.xls" & chr(34) )

end sub
Sub PrintHandler(sender as Object, e as ImageClickEventArgs)

dlCustomer.AllowPaging = False
Dim Printing As HttpCookie = New HttpCookie("Printing", "true")

End Sub

Private objDataSet as New DataSet()

Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

Dim esp As String
Dim itemno As String
Dim cust As String
Dim vend As String
Dim buyer As String
Dim tm As String
Dim multisku As String
Dim noZero As String
Dim filterDate as String
Dim strCritera as String

esp = Request.QueryString("esp")
itemno = Request.QueryString("item")
cust = Request.QueryString("cust")
vend = Request.QueryString("vend")
buyer = Request.QueryString("buyer")
tm = Request.QueryString("tm")
multisku = Request.QueryString("multisku")
If not IsNothing(multisku) then
multisku = multisku.Replace(vbCrLf, "','")
end if
noZero = Request.QueryString("noZero")
filterdate = Request.Cookies("filterDate").Value
if esp <> "" then
strCritera += "Promotion: " & esp & " "
end if
if itemno <> "" then
strCritera += "JDS Sku: " & itemno & " "
end if
if multisku <> "" then
strCritera += "Multiple Items: " & multisku & " "
end if
if cust <> "" then
strCritera += "Customer: " & cust & " "
end if
if vend <> "" then
strCritera += "Vendor: " & vend & " "
end if
if buyer <> "" then
strCritera += "Buyer: " & buyer & " "
end if
if tm <> "" then
strCritera += "TM #: " & tm & " "
end if
lblcriteria.text = "Search Criteria - " & strCritera

strSearch = " where "

'build where clause
if noZero = "on" then
strSearch += "vw_SearchCust.Promotion <> 0 and DATEPART(year, vw_SearchCust.[Expiration Date]) = " & filterDate
strSearch += "DATEPART(year, vw_SearchCust.[Expiration Date]) = " & filterDate
end if
if len(esp) > 0 then
if len(strSearch) > 8 then
strSearch += " and vw_SearchCust.Promotion = " & esp
strSearch += "vw_SearchCust.Promotion = " & esp
end if
end if
if len(itemno) > 0 then
if len(strSearch) > 8 then
strSearch = strSearch & " and vw_SearchCust.[Item No.] = '" & itemno.Insert(4,"-") & "'"
strSearch += "vw_SearchCust.[Item No.] = '" & itemno.Insert(4,"-") & "'"
end if
end if
if len(multisku) > 0 then ' variable not empty, add to query string
if len(strSearch) > 8 then 'check for previous criteria, add AND operator plus new criteria
strSearch = strSearch & " and vw_SearchCust.[Item No.] IN " & "('" & multisku & "')"
else ' add new criteria
strSearch += "vw_SearchCust.[Item No.] IN " & "('" & multisku & "')"
end if
end if
if len(cust) > 0 then
if len(strSearch) > 8 then
strSearch = strSearch & " and vw_SearchCust.strCustNum = " & cust
strSearch += "vw_SearchCust.strCustNum = " & cust
end if
end if
if len(vend) > 0 then
if len(strSearch) > 8 then
strSearch = strSearch & " and vw_SearchCust.Vendor = " & vend
strSearch += "vw_SearchCust.Vendor = " & vend
end if
end if
if len(buyer) > 0 then
if len(strSearch) > 8 then
strSearch = strSearch & " and vw_SearchCust.[Buyer No.] = " & buyer
strSearch += "vw_SearchCust.[Buyer No.] = " & buyer
end if
end if
if len(tm) > 0 then
if len(strSearch) > 8 then
strSearch = strSearch & " and vw_SearchCust.TM = " & tm
strSearch += "vw_SearchCust.TM = " & tm
end if
end if
if strSearch = " where " then
strSearch = ""
end if

btnPrint.Attributes.Add("onMouseOver", "this.src='images/bttn_print_over.jpg';")
btnPrint.Attributes.Add("onMouseOut", "this.src='images/bttn_print.jpg';")
btnPrint.Attributes.Add("onMouseDown", "this.src='images/bttn_print_down.jpg';")
btnExport.Attributes.Add("onMouseOver", "this.src='images/bttn_export_over.jpg';")
btnExport.Attributes.Add("onMouseOut", "this.src='images/bttn_export.jpg';")
btnExport.Attributes.Add("onMouseDown", "this.src='images/bttn_export_down.jpg';")
btnClose.Attributes.Add("onMouseOver", "this.src='images/bttn_Close_over.jpg';")
btnClose.Attributes.Add("onMouseOut", "this.src='images/bttn_Close.jpg';")
btnClose.Attributes.Add("onMouseDown", "this.src='images/bttn_Close_down.jpg';")
btnClose.Attributes.Add("onClick", "window.close();")

If Not Page.IsPostBack Then
strPaging = "Yes"

End If

End Sub

sub binddata(strSearch as string)

Dim strConnection as String = "user id=cbonallo;password=kmfdm123;"
strConnection += "database=Promodata;server=jdsnt5;"
strConnection += "Connect Timeout=30"
dim strSQL as string = "Select * from vw_SearchCust" & strSearch & ";"
dim strTMSQL as string = "Select Distinct tblCustomer.strCustNum, tblCustomer.strCustName, tblCustomer.strCity, tblCustomer.strState from tblCustomer inner join vw_SearchCust on tblCustomer.strCustNum = vw_SearchCust.strCustNum" & strSearch & ";"

dim strBoth as string = strTMSQL & strSQL

Dim objConnection as New SqlConnection(strConnection)

dim objDataAdapter as New SQLDataAdapter(strBoth,objConnection)
objDataSet.Tables(0).TableName = "tblTM"
objDataSet.Tables(1).TableName = "Promotion"
if objDataSet.Tables("tblTM").Rows.Count > 8 AND strPaging = "Yes"
If left(request.userhostaddress, 12) <> "199.201.162." OR Request.Cookies("Paging").Value = "false"
With dlCustomer
' Enable paging.
.AllowPaging = True
' Display 5 page numbers at a time.
.PagerStyle.Mode = PagerMode.NumericPages
.PagerStyle.PageButtonCount = 50
.PageSize = 4
End With
End If
End If
dlCustomer.DataSource = objDataSet
end Sub

Protected Function getDetailsDataSource(ByVal strCustNum As String) As DataView

Dim orderDet As DataView = objDataSet.Tables(1).DefaultView

orderDet.RowFilter = "strCustNum = '" & strCustNum & "'"
orderDet.Sort = "Promotion ASC"
Return orderDet

End Function

Dim intQtyShipSum as Double = 0
Dim intQtyOrdSum as Double = 0
Sub ComputeSum(sender As Object, e As DataGridItemEventArgs)

'First, make sure we are dealing with an Item or AlternatingItem
If e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.Item OR _
e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.AlternatingItem then

Dim intQtyShip As Double = Databinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "$ Shipped")
Dim intQtyOrd As Double = Databinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "$ Ordered")
intQtyShipSum += intQtyShip
intQtyOrdSum += intQtyOrd

ElseIf e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.Footer then

e.Item.Cells(4).Text = "Total: " & String.Format("{0:c}", intQtyShipSum)
e.Item.Cells(3).Text = "Total: " & String.Format("{0:c}", intQtyOrdSum)
intQtyShipSum = 0
intQtyOrdSum = 0
End If

End Sub

Private Sub dlCustomer_PageIndexChanged(ByVal source As Object, _
ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridPageChangedEventArgs)
curPageIndex = e.NewPageIndex
dlCustomer.CurrentPageIndex = e.NewPageIndex

End Sub

Sub dlCustomer_ItemCreated(sender As Object, e As DataGridItemEventArgs)
Dim strPrint as String
If e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.Item OR _
e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.AlternatingItem then
'Check to see if we are printing
strPrint = Request.Cookies("Printing").Value
If strPrint = "true" then
'Get the grid. The Grid can be found in the 0th Cell (since it
'is in the first DataGrid column), and use findcontrol to return a reference to the grid.
Dim myGrid as DataGrid = CType(e.Item.Cells(0).FindControl("grdDetails"), Datagrid)
myGrid.CssClass = "fred"
Dim myGrid as DataGrid = CType(e.Item.Cells(0).FindControl("grdDetails"), Datagrid)
myGrid.CssClass = "tblMain"
' response.write("tblMain")
End If
End If
End Sub
<title>Promotion Search Results By Store</title>
<link title="setScreen" media="screen" href="screen.css" type="text/css" rel="StyleSheet" />
<script language="javascript">
<form name="results" runat="server">
<p align="center">
<asp:imagebutton id="btnPrint" onclick="PrintHandler" runat="server" visible="true" name="btnSubmit" ImageUrl="images/bttn_print.jpg" ImageAlign="top"></asp:imagebutton>
<asp:imagebutton id="btnExport" onclick="ClickHandler" runat="server" ImageUrl="images/bttn_export.jpg" ImageAlign="top"></asp:imagebutton>
<asp:imagebutton id="btnClose" runat="server" ImageUrl="images/bttn_close.jpg" ImageAlign="top"></asp:imagebutton>
<br />
<asp:Label id="lblcriteria" runat="server" font-size="8pt" font-name="arial" forecolor="#000099"></asp:Label>
<br />
<asp:DataGrid id="dlCustomer" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" OnItemCreated="dlCustomer_ItemCreated" OnPageIndexChanged="dlCustomer_PageIndexChanged" ItemStyle-ForeColor="Blue" ItemStyle-Wrap="false" HeaderStyle-ForeColor="blue" HeaderStyle-BackColor="#dcdcdc" CellPadding="3" Font-Size="8pt" Font-Name="arial">
<asp:TemplateColumn ItemStyle-VerticalAlign="Top" ItemStyle-Font-Size="9pt" ItemStyle-BackColor="#D8CFCF" HeaderText="Results Grouped By Customer">
Customer Purchases: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "strCustNum") %>&nbsp;<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "strCustName") %> &nbsp;<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "strCity") %>&#44;&nbsp;<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "strState") %>
<hr />
<asp:datagrid runat="server" name="grdDetails" id="grdDetails" headerCSS="tblHeader" bodyCSS="tblBody" bodyHeight="105" DataSource='<%# getDetailsDataSource(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "strCustNum".ToString()).ToString()) %>' CellPadding="3" Font-Name="arial" Font-Size="8pt" HeaderStyle-BackColor="#dcdcdc" HeaderStyle-ForeColor="blue" ItemStyle-Wrap="false" ItemStyle-BackColor="white" Width="100%" AutoGenerateColumns="false" ShowFooter="true" BorderWidth="0" OnItemDataBound="ComputeSum">
<asp:BoundColumn DataField="Item No." HeaderText="Item#" />
<asp:BoundColumn DataField="Jensen Item Description" HeaderText="& Description" />
<asp:BoundColumn DataField="Description" HeaderText="Description" />
<asp:BoundColumn DataField="$ Ordered" DataFormatString="{0:c}" HeaderText="Ordered" />
<asp:BoundColumn DataField="$ Shipped" DataFormatString="{0:c}" HeaderText="Shipped" />

Cory Bonallo
Retail Services
7/20/2004 12:32:00 AM
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Yes, stored procedures are faster as SQL Server compiles an execution plan when you save them. However, SQL Server also caches an execution plan for parametrised queries, so that's worth considering too. How much extra performance you get out of a stored procedure versus a parametrised query is actually the subject of a bit of debate.

What you certainly must not do is what you've done here, and stick the values themselves directly into your query string. Not only is this bad for performance (SQL Server has to re-create the execution plan each time since it caches based on the query string) but it also poses a security risk -- do a Google search on "SQL injection attacks" to find out the gory details.
A StringBuilder will also give you increased performance here so yes, use that too.
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