Walden,

1) Yes, you're right, I think the *NEs might have caused the QO to get
confused, even though the selection criteria was included in the keyfields,
in the same order.

2) No, I don't think it did, unless it built a temporary table (or view)
with selection criteria, and then built the index over the tempfile.
I could have missed something in the QO messages - they tend to get wordy -
but I don't think I saw any temporary files being built.
I know that SQL indexes can't specify selection criteria, so I imagine that
the QO can't build them that way either, unless it's using non-SQL access
paths.

Ken's suggestion to use OPTIMIZE(*FIRSTIO) caused it to begin reading the
file immediately, with no builds.  This was what I wanted.

Rick

----original message-------
1) Keep in mind that you're doing *NE lookups on the last two fields,
not *EQ. Indexes are much less useful on *NE lookups since you're close
to reading all the records anyway.

2) Could the index it did build have included record selection in the
index? I don't know if the optimizer shows that data in its message.

-Walden




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