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Why doesn't the Oracle optimizer use my index?
Querying too much data
Most Oracle developers know that an index is useful when you can use it to restrict your result set to a small number of the total rows in a table.
So, the obvious side…
Checking the Alert Log in AWS RDS Oracle can be a pain through their user interface. I made a script to download the Alert Log, look for errors, and email me the trace files. In this article I'll describe what I did and share my script.