On 06/28/2012 02:16 PM, David E. Wheeler wrote:
Very interesting design document for SQLite 4:
I'm particularly intrigued by "covering indexes". For example:
CREATE INDEX cover1 ON table1(a,b) COVERING(c,d);
This allows the following query to do an index-only scan:
SELECT c, d FROM table1 WHERE a=? AND b=?;
Now that we have index-only scans in 9.2, I'm wondering if it would make sense
to add covering index support, too, where additional, unindexed columns are
stored alongside indexed columns.
And I wonder if it would work well with expressions, too?
This is analogous to SQL Server's "include" :
|CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX my_idx|
|ON my_table (status)|
|INCLUDE (someColumn, otherColumn)|
Which is useful, but bloats the index.
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