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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2002

    full table scan query?

    Hi firends,

    I created an Oracle Form screen block for the EMP table. It contains
    field columns EMP.EMPNAME, AND EMP.EMPNO.

    The table has 2 indexes each on these columns.
    1. Then i enter a query and put "SCOTT" on the empname field. And
    it retrieve the record fast.

    2. Then i enter a query and put "SCO%" on the firstname field. and again the query returns fast.

    My question is... is query #2 use the 'LIKE' contidion clause?

    Because I tried to search the EMP table using this command:

    sql> select * from emp where empname like 'SCO%' ;

    ....and the query took very long to retrieve the record.

    How can i make this sql*plus query use the index?

    Thank you all in advance...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Bangalore ( India )
    did u analyze the table?

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2000

    Re: full table scan query?

    Originally posted by rommel
    How can i make this sql*plus query use the index?
    What's the query plan?
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Thanks EVERYONE

    Actually the problem is this
    I just got a delimma in our TRAVEL-BLACKLIST inquiry system....
    we have a DEROGATORY table (FIRSTNAME(not null),MIDNAME, LASTNAME(not null),...ect)

    We usually DERO-CHECK an alien thru his names, and the program must
    adjust or accomodate most encoding errors done by the ecoders.

    Example the Name(chinese)
    XIU ZHU CHUANG (fisrtname,midname,lastname respectively).

    The encoder encode it as:

    Fistname='Xiu zhu'
    Lastname='chu ang'

    How can i program and hit this kind of combination error?
    Or any advice what constraints can possibly add to minimize char
    encoding error and speed-up data search?

    Thanks a lot...

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