I have a complex query that I want to make more manageable by
splitting it into two separate views and using a third view to
bring the two together. So I have something like
CREATE VIEW vw1 AS
SELECT A.Field1, B.Field2 FROM A, B WHERE A.Field3=B.Field3;
CREATE VIEW vw2 AS
SELECT B.Field5, C.Field6 FROM B, C WHERE B.Field7=C.Field7;
CREATE VIEW vw3 AS
SELECT * FROM vw1, vw2 WHERE vw1.Field1=vw2.Field5;
(the real case for the above is of course much more complicated)
I can now open the third view by
SELECT * FROM vw3 WHERE Field1=13 AND Field2=23;
However this query runs very slow. I tried defining the views with
parameters in the WHERE clauses in each view and I got a MUCH BETTER
performance. So my questions are:
* Why does this happen? Doesn't PG use the parameters to open each
* How can I define views with variables as parameters so that I can
assign values to the parameters and then open the view?
If there is a way for this, does it improve performance?
* I am thinking of writing a function that will drop these views
and recreate them with parameters in each view and return the
result of the select statement above. Is this a good idea?
* What is the general way of using parameterized queries in PG?
Thanks for any suggestions
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