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Re: slow query

From: Ryan Bradetich <rbradetich(at)uswest(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Oleg Lebedev <oleg(dot)lebedev(at)waterford(dot)org>,"pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: slow query
Date: 2003-02-23 21:05:34
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On Sun, 2003-02-23 at 13:52, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Oleg,
> > I VACUUM ANALYZED both databases and made sure they have same indexes on
> > the tables.
> Have you VACUUM FULL the main database?  And how about REINDEX?  
> > Here is the query:
> > SELECT * FROM media m, speccharacter c
> > WHERE m.mediatype IN (SELECT objectid FROM mediatype WHERE
> > medianame='Audio')
> The above should use an EXISTS clause, not IN, unless you are absolutely sure 
> that the subquery will never return more than 12 rows.

I am assuming you said this because EXISTS is faster for > 12 rows? 
Interesting :)


- Ryan

Ryan Bradetich <rbradetich(at)uswest(dot)net>

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