Subject Re: [firebird-support] Adding index befor or after filling table?
Author Kjell Rilbe
Den 2011-08-10 12:52 skrev Thomas Steinmaurer såhär:
> > We're going to publish data from a large database into a smaller one.
> > Primary keys and othe rindexed values will probably be inserted in
> > random order.
> >
> > Is it more efficient to add indexes/pk:s after the insert than before?
> Yes.

Thanks. To separate DDL and DML in my code I'd still like to create
indexes where I create the tables. So, excepting PK:s, I may want to
just deactivate indexes while pumping the data and the reactivate them.

Will this have performance as if I deferred index creation to after
pumping the data?

I think I can live with the performance hit of having the PK index
active during data pump. The PK:s are bigints. Is this a bad idea? I
think there will be 5-10 million inserts in total across all tables, the
largest three tables containing about 1 million records each.

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