composite index selectivity question

• From: Denis <denis.sun@xxxxxxxxx>
• To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
• Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 06:22:43 -0700 (PDT)

```Hi, Listers,

I had a problem and appreicate you help me to understand:

Problem   : suboptimal execution plan using index SMC_IDX4 selected by Oracle
CBO
good index: SMC_MAP_CURRSTAT_NUK(MAP_ID, CURR_STATUS_ID, MAP_VERSION)
bad index : SMC_IDX4(MAP_ID, PREV_STATUS_ID, CURR_STATUS_ID )

Question (refer to 10053 below) : how ix_sel = 0.0017921 is calculated for the
index (SMC_MAP_CURRSTAT_NUK) access path ?
My understanding is
selectivity(MAP_ID,MAP_VERSION,CURR_STATUS_ID)
= selectivity(MAP_ID) * selectivity(MAP_VERSION) *
selectivity(CURR_STATUS_ID)
= 0.012821 * 1 * 0.023256
= 2.9817e-04
Oracle version: 10.2.0.4
SQL-1:
SELECT pieid
FROM SMC
WHERE MAP_ID = 91 AND
MAP_VERSION = 1 AND
CURR_STATUS_ID = 10;

===> from 10053 trace

Table Stats::
Table: SMC  Alias: SMC
#Rows: 299321835  #Blks:  9470379  AvgRowLen:  186.00
-----------------------------------------
BEGIN Single Table Cardinality Estimation
-----------------------------------------
Column (#8): MAP_ID(NUMBER)
AvgLen: 4.00 NDV: 78 Nulls: 0 Density: 0.012821 Min: 1 Max: 144
Column (#9): MAP_VERSION(NUMBER)
AvgLen: 3.00 NDV: 1 Nulls: 0 Density: 1 Min: 1 Max: 1
Column (#7): CURR_STATUS_ID(NUMBER)
AvgLen: 3.00 NDV: 43 Nulls: 0 Density: 0.023256 Min: 0 Max: 97
Table: SMC  Alias: SMC
Card: Original: 299321835  Rounded: 89243  Computed: 89243.24  Non
89243.24

Index: SMC_MAP_CURRSTAT_NUK  Col#: 8 7 9
LVLS: 3  #LB: 752377  #DK: 558  LB/K: 1348.00  DB/K: 204576.00  CLUF:
114153723.00
Index: SMC_IDX4  Col#: 8 6 7
LVLS: 3  #LB: 756804  #DK: 2060  LB/K: 367.00  DB/K: 60536.00  CLUF:
124705545.00

Access Path: index (AllEqRange)
Index: SMC_MAP_CURRSTAT_NUK
resc_io: 205929.00  resc_cpu: 1743632975
ix_sel: 0.0017921  ix_sel_with_filters: 0.0017921
Cost: 206118.49  Resp: 206118.49  Degree: 1

Access Path: index (RangeScan)
Index: SMC_IDX4
resc_io: 46888.00  resc_cpu: 1159030959
ix_sel: 0.012821  ix_sel_with_filters: 2.9815e-04
Cost: 47034.81  Resp: 47034.81  Degree: 1

SQL-2:
SELECT pieid
FROM SMC
WHERE MAP_ID = 91 AND
CURR_STATUS_ID = 10;
In this case, CBO is able to choose better index access path and selectivity
calculation is understandable.
Access Path: index (RangeScan)
Index: SMC_MAP_CURRSTAT_NUK
resc_io: 34264.00  resc_cpu: 288336758
ix_sel: 2.9815e-04  ix_sel_with_filters: 2.9815e-04
Cost: 34295.33  Resp: 34295.33  Degree: 1

Access Path: index (RangeScan)
Index: SMC_IDX4
resc_io: 46888.00  resc_cpu: 1152783475
ix_sel: 0.012821  ix_sel_with_filters: 2.9815e-04
Cost: 47034.13  Resp: 47034.13  Degree: 1

Thanks,

Yu (Denis) Sun
Oracle DBA

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