On Thursday 04 December 2003 19:51, Ivar Zarans wrote:
> My second tests were done with temporary table and update query as:
> "UPDATE table1 SET Status = 'done' WHERE recid IN (SELECT recid FROM
> temptable)". It is still slower than INSERT, but more or less
> acceptable. Compared to my first tests overall processing time dropped
> from 1 hour and 20 minutes to 16 minutes.

Ah - it's probably not the update but the IN. You can rewrite it using PG's 
non-standard FROM:

UPDATE t1 SET status='done' FROM t_tmp WHERE t1.rec_id = t_tmp.rec_id;

Now that doesn't explain why the update is taking so long. One fifth of a 
second is extremely slow. Are you certain that the index is being used?

  Richard Huxton
  Archonet Ltd

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