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Message Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 @ 11:41:58 GMT
Has anyone had any problems with NOT EXISTS not working as expected? I've just produced explains for 3 methods of achieving the same result. In the following examples there is a NUSI on colA on big_table:
(1) select colA from small_table where colA not in (select colA from big_table ) group by 1 (2) select colA from small_table t1 where not exists (select 1 from big_table t2 where t1.colA = t2.colA ) group by 1 (3) select colA from small_table where colA not in (select t1.colA from small_table t1 ,big_table t2 where t1.colA = t2.colA ) group by 1
I would have expected method 2 to have a similar explain to method 3. However methods 1 & 2 both read big_table into spool (which takes over an hour), whereas method 3 just reads the index (which takes about a minute).
We've recently applied a minor upgrade and are now on V2R.04.01.01.12 release 04.01.01.36. Does anyone know if this is correct and has anyone else had any similar problems? I don't want to write code using the 3rd method if I don't have to as it'll be harder to maintain.
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