I just installed v7.4 and restored a database from v7.3.4. I have an index based on a function that the planner is using on the old version, but doing seq scans on left joins in the new version. I have run analyze on the table post restore. the query returns in less than 1 second on version 7.3.4 and takes over 10 seconds on version 7.4. Any help will be appreciated.

Roger Ging


SELECT L.row_id FROM music.logfile L LEFT JOIN music.program P ON
music.fn_mri_id_no_program(P.mri_id_no) = L.program_id
WHERE  L.station = UPPER('kabc')::VARCHAR
AND L.air_date = '04/12/2002'::TIMESTAMP
AND P.cutoff_date IS NULL
ORDER BY L.chron_start,L.chron_end;

planner results on 7.4:

Sort (cost=17595.99..17608.23 rows=4894 width=12)
Sort Key: l.chron_start, l.chron_end
-> Merge Left Join (cost=17135.92..17296.07 rows=4894 width=12)
Merge Cond: ("outer"."?column5?" = "inner"."?column3?")
Filter: ("inner".cutoff_date IS NULL)
-> Sort (cost=1681.69..1682.73 rows=414 width=21)
Sort Key: (l.program_id)::text
-> Index Scan using idx_logfile_station_air_date on logfile l (cost=0.00..1663.70 rows=414 width=21)
Index Cond: (((station)::text = 'KABC'::text) AND (air_date = '2002-04-12 00:00:00'::timestamp without time zone))
-> Sort (cost=15454.22..15465.06 rows=4335 width=20)
Sort Key: (music.fn_mri_id_no_program(p.mri_id_no))::text
-> Seq Scan on program p (cost=0.00..15192.35 rows=4335 width=20)

planner results on 7.3.4:

Sort (cost=55765.51..55768.33 rows=1127 width=41)
Sort Key: l.chron_start, l.chron_end
-> Nested Loop (cost=0.00..55708.36 rows=1127 width=41)
Filter: ("inner".cutoff_date IS NULL)
-> Index Scan using idx_logfile_station_air_date on logfile l (cost=0.00..71.34 rows=17 width=21)
Index Cond: ((station = 'KABC'::character varying) AND (air_date = '2002-04-12 00:00:00'::timestamp without time zone))
-> Index Scan using idx_program_mri_id_no_program on program p (cost=0.00..3209.16 rows=870 width=20)
Index Cond: (music.fn_mri_id_no_program(p.mri_id_no) = "outer".program_id)

table "Program" details:

Column | Type | Modifiers
record_id | integer |
title | character varying(40) |
mri_id_no | character varying(8) |
ascap_cat | character varying(1) |
ascap_mult | numeric(5,3) |
ascap_prod | character varying(10) |
npa_ind | character varying(3) |
non_inc_in | character varying(1) |
as_pr_su | character varying(1) |
as_1st_run | character varying(1) |
as_cue_st | character varying(1) |
bmi_cat | character varying(2) |
bmi_mult | numeric(6,2) |
bmi_prod | character varying(7) |
year | integer |
prog_type | character varying(1) |
total_ep | integer |
last_epis | character varying(3) |
syndicator | character varying(6) |
station | character varying(4) |
syn_loc | character varying(1) |
spdb_ver | character varying(4) |
as_filed | character varying(4) |
bmidb_ver | character varying(4) |
cutoff_date | timestamp without time zone |
effective_date | timestamp without time zone |
program_id | character varying(5) |
"idx_program_mri_id_no" btree (mri_id_no)
"idx_program_mri_id_no_program" btree (music.fn_mri_id_no_program(mri_id_no))
"idx_program_program_id" btree (program_id)
"program_mri_id_no" btree (mri_id_no)
"program_oid" btree (oid)

---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 9: the planner will ignore your desire to choose an index scan if your joining column's datatypes do not match

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