Query based on last gift with soft credit to recipients is very slow

When running a Constituent query based on last gift date between X and Y with soft credit to recipients it is very slow to complete.  If changing to soft credit to donor, it completes quickly.  

We have evaluated this issue as a bug and we have determined it will not be addressed in the program in its current state.  In this case, we believe the risks and challenges outweigh the potential benefit of resolving this issue. We strive to select the most impactful changes and issues to address with each release to accelerate the rate at which we deliver new features while sustaining the highest level of quality for our customers.


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Steps to Duplicate

1. login to The Raiser's Edge
2. go to query>New Constituent Query>Dynamic
3. Add criteria
Last Gift Date between 4/1/2016 and 10/31/2016
4. Go to Tools>Query Options>Gift Processing.  Set Soft Credit to recipients, use distribution in Grid
5. Click Run Now and it takes 9 minutes to process 2726 records
6. Go to Tools>Query Options>Gift Processing.  Set Soft Credit to Donor
7. Click Run now and it completes in less than 10 seconds

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