> > Of course, I could modify the application and send different SQL
> > depending on which case we're in or just constructing a query with a
> > literal each time, but is there a way to add a hint to the SQL that
> > would cause the query to be re-planned if it's a case that could use the
> > index?  Or can I convince the (Perl) driver to do so?

> There should be an option to tell DBD::Pg not to cache a query plan.
> Let's see ....
> yes.  pg_server_prepare=0, passed to the prepare() call.

That does the trick!  Now I can have the cake and eat it! (clean code
and high perf)

Now it's tempting to dream of some mechanism that could make the
database consider
replanning the query automatically once it knows the parameter, or
choose from
a set of plans depending on the parameter. In this case the general plan
was about three orders
of magnitude slower than the specialized plan. But I guess this case is
not all that common
and the developer can work around it.


ir. Kurt De Grave                           http://www.PharmaDM.com
PharmaDM nv.                                   phone: +32-16-298494
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