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Re: [GENERAL] Query is not using index when it should

From: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Query is not using index when it should
Date: 2004-12-11 16:25:39
Message-ID: 20041211162539.GA66539@winnie.fuhr.org (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Dec 11, 2004 at 03:32:13PM +0100, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 11, 2004 at 03:17:13PM +0100, Tomas Skäre wrote:
> > select c.* from cjm_object c
> >  inner join
> >   (select max(timestamp) as timestamp,objectid,field from cjm_object
> >    group by objectid,field) t
> >   using(timestamp,objectid,field)
> >  where 1=1 and data is not null
> >  order by objectid,field;
> 
> Usually, SELECT max(field) FROM table is better written in PostgreSQL as
> SELECT field FROM table ORDER field DESC LIMIT 1.
> 
> I don't see the point of "where 1=1", though...

I've seen that in generated queries.  The generating program uses
"WHERE 1=1" to simplify the addition of other conditions: instead
of checking if it needs to add a WHERE and putting ANDs in the right
places, it simply appends subsequent conditions with " AND condition".

-- 
Michael Fuhr
http://www.fuhr.org/~mfuhr/

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