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From "Dibyendu Majumdar" <dibye...@mazumdar.demon.co.uk>
Subject Re: Optimizer hints?
Date Fri, 17 Dec 2004 23:28:25 GMT
Hi, I would agree with you that the third option is best.

>    3. Provide an offline tool which registers hints for SQL statements.
> When those SQL statements are executed, Derby could look up previously
> registered hints for those statements and automatically apply them.
> Advantage of this scheme is that applications don't need to be modified
> to add hints and they can easily be removed when not needed. How exactly
> to register the hints could be worked out. I personally prefer this
> approach.

How about manipulating the stats used by the optimizer and then storing the
execution plan in a table? This is also a technique that is available in


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