Thanks.  No foreign keys and I've been bitten by the mismatch datatypes and
checked that before sending out the message :)

Patrick Hatcher
Development Manager  Analytics/MIO

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                                       Re: [PERFORM] slow update           

Patrick Hatcher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Pg 7.4.5

> Trying to do a update of fields on 23M row database.
> Is it normal for this process to take 16hrs and still clocking?

Are there foreign keys pointing at the table being updated?  If so,
failure to index the referencing columns could create this sort of
performance problem.  Also, in 7.4 you'd better be sure the referencing
columns are the same datatype as the referenced column.

                                     regards, tom lane

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