Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Firebird 2.1.3 optimizer in does not use index - Email found in subject
Author Milan TomeŇ° - Position
Dne 20.07.2010 14:39, Andreas Rulle napsal(a):
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> Hello Sean,
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> thank you for your hints!
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> They have motivated us to create a fresh database with a Firebird
> 2.1.3 server.
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> And then the following statements have then been executed:
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> a) The two tables:
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> create table T1 (s1 integer, s2 varchar(50));
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> create table T2 (s1 integer, s2 varchar(50));
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> b) A really small data set
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> insert into T1 values(1,'Wert 1');
> insert into T1 values(2,'Wert 2');
> insert into T1 values(3,'Wert 3');
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> insert into T2 values(1,'Wert 1');
> insert into T2 values(2,'Wert 2');
> insert into T2 values(3,'Wert 3');
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> c) The indices
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> create unique index IDX_T11 on T1 (s1);
> create unique index IDX_T12 on T2 (s1);
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> d) A left join
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> select t1.s1 from t1 left join t2 on t1.s1=t2.s1
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> FlameFobin reports that the following plan has been used:
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> PLAN JOIN (T1 NATURAL, T2 INDEX (IDX_T12))
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> Yes, the optimizer takes the second index, but not the first one.
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Why FB should use index on T1 when it must go through all records in T1?
IMHO natural scan is more effective here. Try this:

select t1.s1 from t1 left join t2 on t1.s1=t2.s1
WHERE T1.S1 = 1

Now you get what you're expecting.

Milan


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