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Re: browsing table with 2 million records

From: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
To: aurora <aurora00(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: browsing table with 2 million records
Date: 2005-10-27 01:43:24
Message-ID: 436030BC.1000404@familyhealth.com.au (view raw or flat)
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> We have a GUI that let user browser through the record page by page at 
> about 25 records a time. (Don't ask me why but we have to have this 
> GUI). This translates to something like
> 
>   select count(*) from table   <-- to give feedback about the DB size
>   select * from table order by date limit 25 offset 0

Heh, sounds like phpPgAdmin...I really should do something about that.

> Tables seems properly indexed, with vacuum and analyze ran regularly. 
> Still this very basic SQLs takes up to a minute run.

Yes, COUNT(*) on a large table is always slow in PostgreSQL.  Search the 
mailing lists for countless discussions about it.

Chris


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