Updates the statistics recorded for all tables in the database, a specified list of tables or all the tables belonging to the schemas owned by a specified list of idents.
The default operation is to update statistics for all tables, including data dictionary tables, in the database.
It is possible to update statistics for a specified list of tables by using the
FOR TABLEoption or for all the tables belonging to the schemas created by a specified list of idents by using the
Update statistics includes an automatic operation which ensures the consistency of secondary indexes (both explicitly created indexes and those created by the system when certain constraints are defined). The operation is transparent to users of the database and is performed on indexes selected by the
UPDATE STATISTICSstatement that are contained in a databank with the
LOGoption and which are flagged as `not consistent'.
The process of ensuring the consistency of an index, and updating statistics for all tables in the database (the default operation), can be rather time-consuming. Therefore, it is generally recommended that these operations be performed at off-peak times, refer to the Mimer SQL System Management Handbook, Database Statistics for more information.
A secondary index is flagged as
not consistentif it belongs to a table in a databank with the
WORKoption, or if the databank containing it has been upgraded from Mimer SQL version 8.1 (or older).
IS_CONSISTENTcolumn in the data dictionary table
TABLE_CONSTRAINTSshows which indexes in the database are flagged as
The current ident must be the creator of all the tables involved or must have
UPDATE STATISTICSstatement can be used concurrently with other SQL statements.
Precompiled statements may change search orders depending on the result of the updated statistics.
ExampleUPDATE STATISTICS FOR IDENT joe;
For more information, see the Mimer SQL System Management Handbook, Database Statistics.
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