Re: Wrong index being used ... Basic SQL Qs

It seems that either the query is wrong, or your email (1st paragraphe,
about int_num values) is wrong, otherwise how come the rowsource says that
you have 0 rows returned from the index range scan?

On 9/18/07, Alvaro Jose Fernandez <alvaro.fernandez@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>  Hi Vivek
>
>
>
> During an Internal Benchmark Run, following SQL Query is using the Wrong
> index idx_inst_num which has very Low Cardinality.ALL Rows of the Table
> have inst_num value = '89651' (1 Constant Value).
>
>
>
> Have you evaluated dropping this index?
>
>
>
> Usage of Unique index IDX_INW_CLG_INST_TABLE would be preferred over
> idx_inst_num index as Cardinality of (sol_id, zone_code, zone_date,
> zone_srl_num, bank_id ) Combination is much better than (inst_num)
>
>
>
> NOTE - ICI Table is partitioned on SOL_ID field  & has only 81636  Rows.
>
>
>
> *Qs Will Creating Histogram on inst_num field make the optimizer avoid
> usage of the respective idx_inst_num index choose the Correct index i.e.
> IDX_INW_CLG_INST_TABLE ? Any Other Ideas?*
>
> NOTE – SQL Code Change can Not be made.
>
>
>
> *Indexes on ICI Table:-*
>
> Unique IDX_INW_CLG_INST_TABLE index – Locally Prefixed Partitioned Index -
> (sol_id, zone_code, zone_date, zone_srl_num, bank_id )
>
> idx_inst_num index - (inst_num)
>
>
>
> would you mind to send an 10053 excerpt for the "table stats" and "SINGLE
> TABLE ACCESS PLAN" for this query, so we can look further?
>
> maybe the clustering factor or other stats of idx_inst_num is beating the
> other index, etc.
>
>
>
> Thanks indeed
>
>
>
> P.S. SQL Query
>
>
>
> SELECT  COUNT(*) FROM ICI
>
> WHERE ICI.BANK_ID =  '01'
>
> AND  SOL_ID = '0049'
>
> AND ZONE_CODE =  'PECINW0008'
>
> AND ZONE_DATE = TO_DATE( '08-05-2003'  ,'DD-MM-YYYY HH24:MI:SS')
>
> AND INST_NUM =  '89651'
>
>
>
> Misses in library cache during parse: 0
>
> Optimizer mode: CHOOSE
>
> Parsing user id: 35  (TBAADM)
>
>
>
> Rows     Row Source Operation
>
> -------  ---------------------------------------------------
>
>       1  SORT AGGREGATE (cr=3 pr=0 pw=0 time=87 us)
>
>       0   TABLE ACCESS BY GLOBAL INDEX ROWID INW_CLG_INST_TABLE PARTITION:
> 2 2 (cr=3 pr=0 p
>
> w=0 time=70 us)
>
> 0                INDEX RANGE SCAN *IDX_INST_NUM* (cr=3 pr=0 pw=0 time=65
> us)(object id 28758)
>
>
>
> the above performance is bad ? (87us, cr=3)
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