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Bug #474: Index using problem

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Subject: Bug #474: Index using problem
Date: 2001-10-05 07:21:01
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JoE Olcsak (joe78(at)freemail(dot)hu) reports a bug with a severity of 4
The lower the number the more severe it is.

Short Description
Index using problem

Long Description
I have a problem when using indexes under PostgreSQL 7.1.1 ...

The problem is :
  I have a field of table ... This is an INT4 type field ... and I
  created an index for this field like :  
        create index idx_of_field on cim(utod_cim_id);
  ... and I executed a simple query ...

  explain select * from cim where utod_cim_id=0;

  Seq Scan on cim  (cost=0.00..6555.41 rows=253633 width=118)

  The query optimizer does not use my index..

  I'm executed vacuum analyze command for this table but this not   helps me ... 

  Then I created another index for this field:

  create index idx_of_field2 on cim(int4(utod_cim_id));
  ... and I executed another simple query :

   explain select * from cim where int4(utod_cim_id)=0;

   Index Scan using idx_of_field2 on cim  (cost=0.00..6499.70    rows=2536 width=118)

What is wrong in the first case ?

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