Re: Empty Table

  • From: "jaromir nemec" <jaromir@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>, <andert@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 23:28:36 +0100


> add a where clause:
> WHERE rownum < 2;

this is in nearly all cases a very good approach, but there is a small but
dangerous trap.

There is a constellation performing even with rownum < 2 a full scan of the
total table. No, I don't mean the old joke with rownum > 2!

This case (true story) is documented in


Jaromir D.B. Nemec

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