Wei Shan <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Please provide some advise on the following query not using the index:
> I have 2 questions:
> 1. Why does the optimizer chose not to use the index when it will run faster?
because of the estimated costs.:
Seq Scan on testdb auditrecor0_ (cost=0.00..18147465.00
Bitmap Heap Scan on testdb auditrecor0_ (cost=2291521.32..19046381.97
The estimated costs for the index-scan are higher.
> 2. How do I ensure the optimizer will use the index without setting
You have a dedicated tablespace for indexes, is this a SSD? You can try
to reduce the random_page_cost, from default 4 to maybe 2.(depends on
hardware) This would reduce the estimated costs for the Index-scan and
prefer the index-scan.
Regards, Andreas Kretschmer
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