no index-usage on aggregate-functions?

От: Harald Lau (Sector-X)
Тема: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?
Дата: ,
Msg-id: 007d01c45da4$3726dcd0$6602a8c0@spock
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Ответы: Re: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  ("Scott Marlowe")
Re: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  (Christopher Kings-Lynne)
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no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  ("Harald Lau (Sector-X)", )
 Re: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  ("Scott Marlowe", )
 Re: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  (Christopher Kings-Lynne, )
 Re: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  ("Harald Lau (Sector-X)", )
  Re: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  (Dennis Bjorklund, )
  Re: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  (Bruno Wolff III, )
  Re: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  ("Scott Marlowe", )
 Re: no index-usage on aggregate-functions?  ("Harald Lau (Sector-X)", )

Hi,

I've experienced that PG up to current release does not make use of an index when aggregating. Which of course may
resultin unacceptable answering times 

This behaviour is reproducable on any table with any aggregat function in all of my databases on every machine
(PostgreSQL7.4.2 on i386-redhat-linux-gnu and PostgreSQL 7.2.1 on i686-pc-linux-gnu) 

f.e. querying against a 2.8-mio-records (2.800.000) table the_table
SELECT count(*) FROM the_table
=> Seq scan -> takes about 12 sec

SELECT Avg(num_found) AS NumFound FROM the_table --(index on num_found)
=> Seq scan -> takes about 10 sec

SELECT Sum(num_found) AS TotalFound FROM the_table --(index on num_found)
=> Seq scan -> takes about 11 sec

SELECT Max(date_) AS LatestDate FROM the_table --(index on date_)
=> Seq scan -> takes about 14 sec

But
SELECT date_ AS LatestDate FROM the_table ORDER BY date_ DESC LIMIT 1;
=> Index scan -> takes 0.18 msec

MS SQLServer 2000: Use of an appropriate index _whenever_ aggregating.

Am I doing something wrong?

Greetings Harald


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