RE: Plea for Query Tuning Help

Charlotte,

What does the plan show?  Can you see if the subquery is being merged?

Did you try w/ the NO_MERGE hint in the subquery?

Like this:
SELECT *
FROM NASTY_VIEW
WHERE ID = (SELECT /*+ NO_MERGE */ id FROM my_table WHERE ROWNUM=1);

-Mark
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-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charlotte Hammond
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:11 PM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Plea for Query Tuning Help 

Hi all,

I have a very complicated view, NASTY_VIEW.

SELECT *
FROM NASTY_VIEW
WHERE ID = :bind

This is fast (< 1 second).  CBO cost = 400. 
Fantastic.

However if I try

SELECT *
FROM NASTY_VIEW
WHERE ID = (SELECT id FROM my_table WHERE ROWNUM=1)

This takes "forever" (well >> hours).  my_table is a simple table and id
is the primary key. CBO cost = 22000.  Not fantastic.  (SELECT id FROM
my_table WHERE
ROWNUM=1) happens in the blink of an eye if run alone.

The execution plans are very different and it looks as if Oracle has
attempted to merge the subquery into the top-level select.  Similar
things happen if I use a join instead of a sub-query.

How can I prevent this happening  so that it "looks"
like the first "fantastic" query?  I've tried messing with hints
(NO_MERGE and PUSH_SUBQ) but I don't know enough to do so effectively.
Statistics are full and up to date.  This is Oracle 9.2.0.6.

Any suggestions would be greatfully received!

Thank you
Charlotte



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