Re: Optimizing maximum/minimum queries (yet again) - Mailing list pgsql-hackers

From Tom Lane
Subject Re: Optimizing maximum/minimum queries (yet again)
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Msg-id 18846.1113017775@sss.pgh.pa.us
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In response to Re: Optimizing maximum/minimum queries (yet again)  (Bruno Wolff III)
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Bruno Wolff III <> writes:
>   Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> SELECT (SELECT x FROM tab WHERE ... ORDER BY x LIMIT 1),
>> (SELECT y FROM tab WHERE ... ORDER BY y DESC LIMIT 1);

> Are NULLs a problem? In the second case above, wouldn't you get NULL
> instead of the value returned by max if there were some NULL and some
> not NULL values?

Hmm ... we might have to hack the LIMIT step to skip over NULLs.
Doesn't seem like an insurmountable issue though.
        regards, tom lane


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