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Why this Query Plan is different

From: "Thilina Gunasekara" <tgunasekara(at)openworld(dot)org>
To: "PGSQL Admin" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Why this Query Plan is different
Date: 2005-03-24 04:00:48
Message-ID: 20050324040117.87BC753582@svr1.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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Dear All,

I have two PostgreSQL Database Servers running on Gentoo which versions are
PostgreSQL 7.4.5 (Box A) and PostgreSQL 7.3.9 (Box B)

Due to a recent query posted by a developer I was interested to know which
factors are affecting these two servers to behave in a different manner to
the same query. Please shed light on this.

Box A (PostgreSQL 7.4.5) - 

EXPLAIN SELECT count(airport_code) FROM properties WHERE
airport_code::character varying IN (SELECT airport_code::character varying
FROM airport_codes);
                                   QUERY PLAN
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Aggregate  (cost=3605245.81..3605245.81 rows=1 width=4)
   ->  Seq Scan on properties  (cost=0.00..3605195.64 rows=20068 width=4)
         Filter: (subplan)
         SubPlan
           ->  Seq Scan on airport_codes  (cost=0.00..179.54 rows=7654
width=7)

Box B (PostgreSQL 7.3.9) - This take much to process
production=# EXPLAIN SELECT count(airport_code) FROM properties WHERE
airport_code::character varying IN (SELECT airport_code::character varying
FROM airport_codes);
                                   QUERY PLAN
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Aggregate  (cost=9421.05..9421.05 rows=1 width=13)
   ->  Hash IN Join  (cost=228.67..9320.65 rows=40158 width=13)
         Hash Cond: ((("outer".airport_code)::character varying)::text =
(("inner".airport_code)::character varying)::text)
         ->  Seq Scan on properties  (cost=0.00..2137.58 rows=40158
width=13)
         ->  Hash  (cost=179.54..179.54 rows=7654 width=7)
               ->  Seq Scan on airport_codes  (cost=0.00..179.54 rows=7654
width=7)

Thilina Gunasekara
 
Database Administrator


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