On Fri, 2007-04-06 at 19:38 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> "=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Ott=F3_Havasv=F6lgyi?=" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > When using views built with left joins, and then querying against these
> > views, there are a lot of join in the plan that are not necessary, because I
> > don't select/use any column of each table in the views every time. Tables
> > that are left joined and never referenced anywhere else in the query  should
> > be removed from the plan.
> That might cause you to get the wrong number of copies of some rows ---
> what if a row of the left table should join to multiple rows on the right?

In the case that PKs match between the tables, then exclusion is safe. 

This would enable vertical partitioning, so is a very desirable feature.

If this was possible, it would be a commonly used optimisation.

  Simon Riggs             
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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