Thank you!  I will have the client try that.  What
about the event_tbl_evt_id_key index question.  Could
that also be causing me difficulties?  Should I
periodically reindex it? 



--- Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Bill Chandler <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Update processes run continually throughout the
> day in
> > which rows are inserted but none deleted.
> What about row updates?
> > Even seemingly simple commands are taking forever.
> > For example:
> > select evt_id from event_tbl where evt_id=1;
> > takes over a minute to complete.
> Since evt_id is a bigint, you need to write that as
> select evt_id from event_tbl where evt_id=1::bigint;
> or various other locutions that have the same
> effect.  What you have is
> a bigint-vs-int comparison, which is not indexable
> in releases before 8.0.
> The same problem is occurring in your other example.
>                       regards, tom lane

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