*From*: "jaromir nemec" <jaromir@xxxxxxxxxxxx>*To*: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 22:37:51 +0100

Hi, > but the original times table is > the preserved table in the outer join, so for a > nested loop it would be the outer table. The preserved table is equal the outer table for SM outer join and for hash outer join as well, isn't it? I'm little bit confused from the formulation above, based on the nested loop context. By the way, what is the correct definition of an outer table in an (inner) hash join? (There is no preserved table to be used in the definition; in case that ORDERED hint isn't used, it is not obvious what table is hashed and what table is probed). The definition of "outer table" is particularly important e.g. for the hint PQ_DISTRIBUTE. Can anybody clarify it for me? thanks Jaromir ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan Lewis" <jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 4:51 PM Subject: Re: Optimization of Partitioned Outer Joins -- //www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l

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