Re: Partial Index Usage Performance Question

From: joel garry <>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:48:23 -0700 (PDT)
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On Oct 6, 8:14 am, digory <> wrote:
> Hi
> I have a table T with columns A, B, C and an index I over all three
> columns. Further, I have a query which uses columns A and B, but not
> C, i.e.
> SELECT * FROM T WHERE a = ? AND b = ?
> I gather Oracle is able to use index I even though the last column is
> not used. My question is the following: If I write a query like
> SELECT * FROM T WHERE a = ? AND b = ? AND c = ?
> with a condition for C that, for the data in T, is known to be true
> always, will that query be generally slower or faster than the one
> above, or is there no difference in performance, or does it depend on
> the complexity of the index?
> Thanks for a little insight,
> Peter

Think on this one:

Are you thinking of dynamic SQL? Or trying to come up with simple rules to code in "performance?"


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