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Re: index use

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Arshavir Grigorian <ag(at)m-cam(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: index use
Date: 2004-11-19 20:09:31
Message-ID: 14526.1100894971@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Arshavir Grigorian <ag(at)m-cam(dot)com> writes:
> I have a query that when run on similar tables in 2 different databases 
> either uses the index on the column (primary key) in the where clause or 
> does a full table scan. The structure of the tables is the same, except 
> that the table where the index does not get used has an extra million 
> rows (22mil vs 23mil).

I'd say you initialized the second database in a non-C locale.  The
planner is clearly well aware that the seqscan is going to be expensive,
so the explanation has to be that it does not have a usable index available.

			regards, tom lane

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