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Subject Re: Local index not used with non covered queries
Date Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:13:52 GMT
Hi Jacobo,
The local index will be used if you have any where condition on indexed
column otherwise we need to scan index table and data table for each row.
That's the reason why it's not using local indexes.

There is no index merging currently in Phoenix. There is an improvement
task raised for it(PHOENIX-1801


On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 5:31 PM, Jacobo Coll <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently started testing HBase/Phoenix as a storage solution for our
> data. The problem is that I am not able to execute some "simple queries". I
> am using phoenix 4.5.2 and hbase 1.0.0-cdh5.4.0. After creating a table and
> making some selects (full scan), I started using local indexes to
> accelerate it. As I know, global indexes only work for covered queries, but:
> Unlike global indexes, local indexes *will* use an index even when all
>> columns referenced in the query are not contained in the index.
> Knowing this, I prepared a simple test. A table with 3 columns: the
> primary key, a locally indexed column and a non indexed column.
> Querying by the indexed column works as expected, but if I try to use both
> columns, it does a full scan.
> I know that I can include both columns on the index, but this is not
> supposed to be required.
> In a previous mail I wrote a more detailed example of the test:
> Am I doing something wrong, or missing some step?
> Or it is impossible what I am trying to do?
> Is there some way to do this without include the other columns in the
> index?
> Thanks,
> Jacobo Coll

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