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Re: Strange behaviour of SELECT ... IN

From: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
To: jsarmiento(at)camaralima(dot)org(dot)pe
Cc: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone23(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>,pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Strange behaviour of SELECT ... IN
Date: 2002-06-26 23:28:47
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On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 04:00:08PM -0400, Jorge Sarmiento wrote:
> uh...
> the first one is an INDEX SCAN, the second one a SEQUENTIAL SCAN.
> number of rows in table has nothing to do...

Wrong. The number of rows has everything to do with it. If the number of
rows exceeds 50% of the table, a sequential scan is faster than an index

You can use enable_seq_scan=off to force it. Let us know if the index scan
is actually significantly faster.

Oh, you did use VACUUM ANALYZE right?

Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
> There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can do binary
> arithmetic and those that can't.

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