|Title:||Index on expression leads to an incorrect LEFT JOIN|
|Last Modified:||2018-04-24 17:34:13|
|Version Found In:||3.23.1|
drh added on 2018-04-24 14:30:17:
The following SQL demonstrates how an index on an expression that can be non-NULL even if all its arguments are NULL can lead to an incorrect answer in a LEFT JOIN.
CREATE TABLE t1(x); CREATE TABLE t2(y, z); INSERT INTO t1 VALUES('key'); INSERT INTO t2 VALUES('key', -1); SELECT count(*) FROM t1 LEFT JOIN t2 ON (x=y) WHERE ifnull(z, 0) >=0; CREATE INDEX t2i ON t2(y, ifnull(z, 0)); SELECT count(*) FROM t1 LEFT JOIN t2 ON (x=y) WHERE ifnull(z, 0) >=0;
This problem has been in the code ever since support for indexes on expression was added by check-in [2131a5ca53f0e9b0b98a9dd9a20e495] on 2015-09-04. The problem first appeared in the 3.9.0 release.
This problem was discovered during internal testing and analysis and has not been observed in the wild.