- idx_adv 0.1.2
- Index advice for PostgreSQL
- pg_idx_advisor 0.1.2
A PostgreSQL extension to analyze queries and give indexing advise.
The index advisor uses the virtual index framework/support built into PG to provide a list of "candidates" for the query engine to choose from.
The following features are enabled/supported (more to come :) ) Feature list: - Partial indexes - CTE - functional indexes - text_pattern_ops - inheritance tables - composite indexes
make make install
If you encounter an error such as:
make: pg_config: Command not found
Be sure that you have
pg_config installed and in your path. If you used a
package management system such as RPM to install PostgreSQL, be sure that the
-devel package is also installed. If necessary tell the build process where
to find it:
env PG_CONFIG=/path/to/pg_config make && make installcheck && make install
First you must load the library using the 'LOAD' command:
simply run the query with the "explain" - you will see both the original execution plan as well as the new plan with the suggested Virtual/Hypothetical indexes.
``` postgres=# explain select c21 from entities_113681518 where c11 = 200; INFO: * Plan with original indexes *
Seq Scan on entities_113681518 (cost=0.00..10.00 rows=1 width=8) Filter: (c11 = 200)
* Plan with hypothetical indexes * read only, advice, index: create index on entities_113681518(c11) Index Scan using
Works with CTE as well:
``` postgres=# explain with vals as (select c21 from entities_113681518 where c11 = 200 ) select * from vals; INFO: * Plan with original indexes *
CTE Scan on vals (cost=10.00..10.02 rows=1 width=8) CTE vals -> Seq Scan on entities_113681518 (cost=0.00..10.00 rows=1 width=8) Filter: (c11 = 200)
* Plan with hypothetical indexes * read only, advice, index: create index on entities_113681518(c11) CTE Scan on vals (cost=8.02..8.04 rows=1 width=8) CTE vals -> Index Scan using
pg_idx_advisor extension has no dependencies other than PostgreSQL.
Copyright and License
Copyright (c) 2010-2014 Jony Vesterman Cohen.
This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the PostgreSQL License.
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