Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed

From: Andrus
Subject: Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed
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Msg-id: 498EDF1308A1409E9CE994C83A345BA3@andrusnotebook
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In response to: Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  ("Vladimir Sitnikov")
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Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  ("Andrus", )
 Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  (Matthew Wakeling, )
 Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  ("Vladimir Sitnikov", )
  Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  (Matthew Wakeling, )
   Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  ("Andrus", )
    Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  ("Vladimir Sitnikov", )
     Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  ("Andrus", )
 Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib where datecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  (hubert depesz lubaczewski, )
  Re: Increasing select max(datecol) from bilkaib wheredatecol<=date'2008-11-01' and (cr='00' or db='00') speed  ("Andrus", )

Vladimir,

>I am afraid PostgreSQL is not smart enough to rewrite query with "or" into
>two separate index scans. There is no way to improve the query
>significantly without rewriting it.
>Note:  for this case indices on (datecol), (cr) and (db) are not very
>helpful.

Thank you very much.
I added you indexes to db and re-write query.
Now it runs fast.

Andrus.



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