7.4.2 running on FreeBSD 5.4.2
I have a table (called "draft" ) that has a bigserial as the primary key.
"check_id bigserial NOT NULL"
I do NOT have an additional index on that column.
I have a plpgsql function (stored procedure) that selects from that
table based on the primary key field
"select into draftrow * from draft where check_id=draftid;"
where draft id is declared in the DECLARE section as "draftid int8;"
This query is woefully slow. Sequential scan on table
However, if I modify the query as follows:
"select into draftrow * from draft where check_id=int8(draftid);"
Ultra mega speed improvement. Index scan using the primary key.
I declared the compared value (draftid) as an int8, why should I have to
cast it as such in the query to cause the optimizer to use the primary key?
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