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Re: Simple way to get missing number

From: Emi Lu <emilu(at)encs(dot)concordia(dot)ca>
To: depesz(at)depesz(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Simple way to get missing number
Date: 2012-04-24 15:21:41
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Aha, generate_series, I got it. Thank you very much!!

I also tried left join, it seems that left join explain analyze returns 
faster comparing with except:

select num as missing
from   generate_series(5000, 22323) t(num)
  left join t1  on (t.num =
where is null
limit 10;


On 04/24/2012 10:31 AM, hubert depesz lubaczewski wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:15:26AM -0400, Emi Lu wrote:
>> May I know is there a simple sql command which could return missing
>> numbers please?
>> For example,
>> t1(id integer)
>> values= 1, 2, 3 .... 5000000
>> select miss_num(id)
>> from   t1 ;
> select generate_series( (select min(id) from t1), (select max(id) from
> t1))
> except
> select id from t1;
> Best regards,
> depesz

Emi Lu, ENCS, Concordia University, Montreal H3G 1M8
emilu(at)encs(dot)concordia(dot)ca        +1 514 848-2424 x5884

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