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Re: TODO Item: IN(long list ...)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: TODO Item: IN(long list ...)
Date: 2006-10-31 21:07:31
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> Josh Berkus wrote:
>> -- Improve performance of queries with IN() clauses containing hundreds or 
>> more literal values, possibly by re-writing it as a join to a virtual 
>> table.

> Hmm, wasn't there some work on this regard in 8.2?

I think it's pretty much done.  Try WHERE foo IN (VALUES (1),(2),...)
if you have so many values that a non-nestloop join seems indicated.
The plain non-VALUES list form is also significantly faster than it
was, but I think it will only result in a bitmap indexscan plan type.

			regards, tom lane

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