On 03.09.2016 19:31, Vladimir Sitnikov wrote:
Ildar>The reason why this doesn't work is that '~~' operator (which is a
Ildar>synonym for 'like') isn't supported by operator class for btree. Since
Ildar>the only operators supported by btree are <, <=, =, >=, >, you can use
Ildar>it with queries like:
Ildar>And in 3rd query 'OFFSET' statement prevents rewriter from
Ildar>transforming the query, so it is possible to use index only scan on
Ildar>subquery and then filter the result of subquery with '~~' operator.
I'm afraid I do not follow you.
Note: query 3 is 100% equivalent of query 2, however query 3 takes 55
times less reads.
It looks like either an optimizer bug, or some missing feature in the
"index only scan" logic.
Here's quote from "query 2" (note % are at both ends): ... where
type=42) as x where upper_vc like '%ABC%';
Note: I do NOT use "indexed scan" for the like operator. I'm very well aware
that LIKE patterns with leading % cannot be optimized to a btree range scan.
What I want is "use the first indexed column as index scan, then use the
As shown in "query 2" vs "query 3", PostgreSQL cannot come up with such
a plan on its own
for some reason.
This is not a theoretical issue, but it is something that I use a lot
with Oracle DB (it just creates a good plan for "query 2").
Thanks, I get it now. The reason why it acts like this is that I used
match_clause_to_index() function to determine if IOS can be used with
the specified clauses. This function among other things checks if
operator matches the index opfamily. Apparently this isn't correct. I
wrote another prototype to test your case and it seems to work. But it's
not ready for public yet, I'll publish it in 1-2 days.
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