I have a table with a lot of rows (~3.000.000 I believe), and two
The first one is a BTree index on a column (lets call it
btreecolumn) which contains only 8 different integer values (from
0 to 8).
The second one is a Gist index on a geometry column (gistcolumn)
in PostGIS format.
I run a query on this table that looks like :
SELECT gistcolumn FROM mytable
AND (SELECT AGeometry FROM anothertable) && gistcolumn;
EXPLAIN on this query tells me :
Index Scan using gistcolumn_gist on table (cost=13.52..188.20
Index Cond: ($0 && gistcolumn)"
Filter: ((btreecolumn = 0) AND ($0 && gistcolumn))"
-> Aggregate (cost=13.51..13.52 rows=1 width=32)"
-> Seq Scan on anothertable (cost=0.00..13.50 rows=1
Filter: ((somecolumn)::text = 'value'::text)"
So if I understand this correctly, only the Gist index is used
here ? I thought that first using the Btree index to filter some
data, then the Gist index to refine the result would have been
more efficient ?
Am I correct, or am I misinterpreting the EXPLAIN result ?
If not, what is wrong with my index or my query ?
Thanks for your help !