Thread: Query with "ILIKE ALL" does not use the index

From:
Nicolas Even
Date:

Hi,

I have the following table:

                         Table "public.totoz"
  Column   |           Type           | Collation | Nullable | Default
-----------+--------------------------+-----------+----------+---------
 name      | character varying(512)   |           | not null |
Indexes:
    "totoz_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (name)
    "totoz_name_trgrm_idx" gin (name gin_trgm_ops)



When I run the following query, it uses the totoz_name_trgrm_idx as expected:

explain analyze select name from totoz where name ilike '%tot%';
                                                          QUERY PLAN

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Bitmap Heap Scan on totoz  (cost=48.02..59.69 rows=3 width=11)
(actual time=0.205..0.446 rows=88 loops=1)
   Recheck Cond: ((name)::text ~~* '%tot%'::text)
   Heap Blocks: exact=85
   ->  Bitmap Index Scan on totoz_name_trgrm_idx  (cost=0.00..48.02
rows=3 width=0) (actual time=0.177..0.177 rows=88 loops=1)
         Index Cond: ((name)::text ~~* '%tot%'::text)
 Planning time: 0.302 ms
 Execution time: 0.486 ms
(7 rows)



However when I run the same (as far as I understand it) query but with
the ALL operator, the index is not used:

explain analyze select name from totoz where name ilike all(array['%tot%']);
                                                         QUERY PLAN

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Index Only Scan using totoz_pkey on totoz  (cost=0.29..1843.64 rows=3
width=11) (actual time=3.854..20.757 rows=88 loops=1)
   Filter: ((name)::text ~~* ALL ('{%tot%}'::text[]))
   Rows Removed by Filter: 30525
   Heap Fetches: 132
 Planning time: 0.230 ms
 Execution time: 20.778 ms
(6 rows)


I'd have expected the second query to use the totoz_name_trgrm_idx but
it doesn't. Why is that?

Thanks for your help!


From:
Tom Lane
Date:

Nicolas Even <> writes:
> However when I run the same (as far as I understand it) query but with
> the ALL operator, the index is not used:
> explain analyze select name from totoz where name ilike all(array['%tot%']);

There's only index support for "op ANY (array)", not "op ALL (array)".

            regards, tom lane


From:
Matthew Hall
Date:

On Jul 26, 2018, at 9:44 AM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>
> Nicolas Even <> writes:
>> However when I run the same (as far as I understand it) query but with
>> the ALL operator, the index is not used:
>> explain analyze select name from totoz where name ilike all(array['%tot%']);
>
> There's only index support for "op ANY (array)", not "op ALL (array)".
>
>             regards, tom lane

Nicolas,

Could you work around the limitation with a two-clause WHERE?

First clause ANY, second clause ALL.

I've done some similar tricks on similar sorts of queries.

Matthew.

From:
Nicolas Even
Date:

Hi Matthew,

I finally used "WHERE name ILIKE arr[1] AND name ILIKE ALL(arr)" which
works well enough for my use case.

Thank you
Nicolas

On 26 July 2018 at 19:22, Matthew Hall <> wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2018, at 9:44 AM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>>
>> Nicolas Even <> writes:
>>> However when I run the same (as far as I understand it) query but with
>>> the ALL operator, the index is not used:
>>> explain analyze select name from totoz where name ilike all(array['%tot%']);
>>
>> There's only index support for "op ANY (array)", not "op ALL (array)".
>>
>>                       regards, tom lane
>
> Nicolas,
>
> Could you work around the limitation with a two-clause WHERE?
>
> First clause ANY, second clause ALL.
>
> I've done some similar tricks on similar sorts of queries.
>
> Matthew.


From:
Nicolas Even
Date:

Thank you Tom

On 26 July 2018 at 18:44, Tom Lane <> wrote:
> Nicolas Even <> writes:
>> However when I run the same (as far as I understand it) query but with
>> the ALL operator, the index is not used:
>> explain analyze select name from totoz where name ilike all(array['%tot%']);
>
> There's only index support for "op ANY (array)", not "op ALL (array)".
>
>                         regards, tom lane