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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 18, 2021

Database extensions should have a provision to create indexes only on ACTIVE tables.

Database extensions should have a provision to create indexes only on ACTIVE tables. As most of the queries/monitoring and reporting are performed on the ACTIVE tables.

These indices may not be always needed on the HISTORY tables.

What is your industry? Non-Industry Specific
How will this idea be used?

This way Database resource utilization can be optimized.

And Index addition configuration can be done selectively with for ACTIVE alone or for both ACTIVE & HISTORY.


  • Admin
    Aaron Cutter
    May 3, 2021

    Thank you for your feedback Sunith. One concern with this approach would be the potential unexpected performance degradation if a user did end up making a query on both the active and history tables (i.e. ReadFromHistory="B" for order search) without realizing that the history table did not have the index. This would of course be a smaller risk for less commonly searched history tables, as you have suggested. Since we have not heard this request from other sources, we will give it some time on the Idea portal to see if others up-vote it and can consider it for a future release if appropriate.

  • Guest
    May 3, 2021

    Hello Aaron,

    Most of the time we will need a wider search strategy mainly on Active tables. Such a wider searching would not be really needed for History tables. As there would not be a lot of queries, And usual volume between HISTORY to ACTIVE tables are in 3:1 ratio. Indexing space is also similar without using much of HISTORY indices.

    It would be nice to have more flexibility to the implementer by selectively creating indices either on active and/or history tables.



  • Admin
    Aaron Cutter
    Apr 1, 2021

    Hi Sunith, thank you for your Idea submission. To help me understand the request better, is there a specific scenario where having the index on the history table is leading to a big impact?