RE: Join Cardinality

From: Noveljic Nenad <>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:51:51 +0000
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The SWRU formulas are in Alberto‘s other document: Expected distinct values when selecting from a bag without replacement

Best regards,


Von: Jonathan Lewis <<>> Datum Freitag, 31. Mai 2019, 9:01 PM
An: Sayan Malakshinov <<>>, <<>> Cc: Stefan Koehler <<>>, oracle-l <<>> Betreff: Re: Join Cardinality

Thumbnail sketch - which wasn't in the book, but is described in detail by Alberto Dell'Era.

If you have other predicates on the table then the "ndv" in the formula is not the num_distinct from user_tab_cols, it is an adjusted figure that answers the question:

"How many distinct value am I likely to see in the subset of rows identified by the other predicates?"

For example: if I have 1M rows in the table with 2000 distinct values in column X and some other predicates on the table identify 2,500 rows from the table, how many of the 2,000 possible values are likely to show up in the 2,500 rows selected.

Jonathan Lewis

From: <> on behalf of Patrick Jolliffe <> Sent: 31 May 2019 12:03:51
To: Sayan Malakshinov
Cc: Stefan Koehler; oracle-l
Subject: Re: Join Cardinality

Thanks both, let me try and follow up over the weekend. Stefan,
Maybe it's cos I'm tired, but I could see the SWRU referenced and used throughout the paper, but I couldn't actually find the definition of the SWRU function, Am I missing something?

On Fri, 31 May 2019 at 18:59, Sayan Malakshinov <<>> wrote: Hi Patrick,

JSEL should be 1/50, since you already filtered T1 ("T1"."RAND20"=1) and got 50 rows

Best regards,
Sayan Malakshinov
Oracle performance tuning engineer
Oracle ACE Associate

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