RE: Large IN LIST in an OBIEE query

From: Michael Dinh <mdinh_at_XIFIN.Com>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 14:34:25 -0700
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LOL - I asked the same question.

Would it surprise you to know the IN list is from querying against the tables in application schema?

From: [] On Behalf Of Greg Rahn [] Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: Large IN LIST in an OBIEE query

I know there have been numerous comments on possible solutions thus far, but I'm going the opposite direction (not *what* is being done, but *why* it's being done):
Where does this list come from?
It's probably safe to say no user keys in 1000 values, so do they have their own discrete list they copy/paste or is it a hard coded discrete list in OBIEE?
Either way, it seems it would make more sense to have that in a table, which seems to avoid the problem you observe, no?

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 1:50 AM, Chitale, Hemant Krishnarao <> wrote:
> I have a few OBIEE queries that "perform poorly". Apparently, the users
> are allowed to "insert" a list of values to query for. OBIEE then
> constructs the query with a large IN LIST.
> If I move the IN LIST values into a temporary table and then join the
> temporary table, I get better performance. However, making this change
> in OBIEE requires a change to the OBIEE data model.

Greg Rahn

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