On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 18:52:05 -0400,
  Madison Kelly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>   After sending that email I kept plucking away and in the course of 
> doing so decided that I didn't need to return the 'file_type' column. 
> Other than that, it would see my query now matches what you two have 
> recommended in the 'ORDER BY...' front but I still can't get an index 
> search.

No it doesn't. Even if you don't return file_type you still need it
in the order by clause if you want postgres to consider using your

Is there some reason you didn't actually try out our suggestion, but are
now asking for more advice?

>   Here is the latest query and the new index:
> tle-bu=> \d file_info_7_display_idx;
> Index "public.file_info_7_display_idx"
>      Column      | Type
> -----------------+------
>  file_parent_dir | text
>  file_name       | text
> btree, for table "public.file_info_7"
> tle-bu=> EXPLAIN ANALYZE SELECT file_parent_dir, file_name, file_display 
> FROM file_info_7 WHERE file_type='d' ORDER BY file_parent_dir ASC, 
> file_name ASC;

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