On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 07:28:38PM -0500, sandra ruiz wrote:
> in the docummentation about the planer it says:
> 
> "It first combines all possible ways of scanning and joining the relations 
> that appear in a query"
> 
> I would like to know if there's a time limit to do that or if it just scans 
> ALL the posibilities until it finishes..no matter the time it takes..

Depends; if you join a lot of tables, it stops doing an exhaustive search and
goes for genetic optimization instead:

  http://www.postgresql.org/docs/7.4/static/geqo.html

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      joining column's datatypes do not match

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