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Re: Proposed patch for qual pushdown into UNION/INTERSECT

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone23(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: Proposed patch for qual pushdown into UNION/INTERSECT
Date: 2002-08-29 15:24:59
Message-ID: 3577.1030634699@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone23(dot)bigpanda(dot)com> writes:
> I do wonder if queries like
> select * from ((select * from bar1 union all select * from bar2
> union all (select * from bar1 except select * from bar2)) intersect select
> * from bar1) as foo where a>4;

> can push the a>4 restriction into the right side of the intersect which it
> doesn't seem to right now,

Not without a lot more work, which I haven't got time for now.

> We could probably do:
> Subquery
>  Intersect
>   Append
>    Subquery (passing down a>4)
>    Subquery (passing down a>4)
>    <something> (filter a>4)
>     Except
>      Subquery
>      Subquery
>   Subquery (passing down a>4)
> and get the same effect,

Yeah, the problem is the planner doesn't currently cope with attaching
quals to intermediate levels of a set-op tree, so there's no way to
do the above.

> but I think
> the mixed case is probably rare enough
> to not worry about for now.

Agreed.  This is still a step forward.

			regards, tom lane

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