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SQL and indexes and case statements

Posted on 2011-09-20
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My code is taking forever to build therefore I added indexes, and the code is still processing. Is something wrong with my indexes or case statement? I ran the indexes first and they ran. Now when I run the code, it is still processing.
alter table tmp 1  add index a1 (school_id);
alter table tmp2 add index a1 (geo_code);

DROP table if EXISTS m_v3; 
Create table m_v3 AS
select 
       a.school_id,
       a.name,
       a.adreess
       b.geo_code,
       b.sco_code,
CASE 
    when sco_code is not null then 'Y' else 'N' end as check_code
FROM tmp1  a left join tmp2  b
ON a.school_id = b.geo_code
GROUP BY 1,2;

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Neil Russell earned 167 total points
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Firstly, why the GROUP BY?

Secondly i would drop the CASE statement and replace it with
'N' as check_code

Then AFTER you have run that do an UPDATE query to set check_code = 'Y' where sco_code is not null

So....

alter table tmp1  add index a1 (school_id);
alter table tmp2 add index a2 (geo_code);
 
DROP table if EXISTS m_v3;  
Create table m_v3 AS
select  
       a.school_id,
       a.name,
       a.adreess
       b.geo_code,
       b.sco_code,
       'N' as check_code
FROM tmp1  a left join tmp2  b
ON a.school_id = b.geo_code
GROUP BY 1,2;

UPDATE m_v3
SET check_code = 'Y'
WHERE sco_code is null;

(I have no server access right now but that looks right)
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by:johanntagle
johanntagle earned 166 total points
ID: 36571688
I see nothing wrong with using the CASE statement, but like Neilsr I don't see why you are using GROUP BY - maybe you mean ORDER BY?  But I would drop that too since I believe there's no guarantee the rows will be sorted as they are stored on disk.  Just use ORDER BY when you select from the table.

How big are tables tmp1 and tmp2?  What's the output when you run the following:

EXPLAIN select
       a.school_id,
       a.name,
       a.adreess
       b.geo_code,
       b.sco_code,
CASE
    when sco_code is not null then 'Y' else 'N' end as check_code
FROM tmp1  a left join tmp2  b
ON a.school_id = b.geo_code

(Note that I already removed the GROUP BY since I don't think it's needed at all).
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by:Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins earned 167 total points
ID: 36575360
Unfortunately the code you posted is not valid:
1. You are missing a comma after a.adreess
2. You cannot use the ordinal position of the column with a GROUP BY clause (only the ORDER BY).
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