During MView Refresh, the Hint "HASH_SJ" Prevents MView Indexes from Being Used for Delete Statement and Causing Poor Performance
(Doc ID 1949537.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 21, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 220.127.116.11 and later
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During the Refresh, the recursive DELETE statement is not using the MVIEW INDEXES. Hence, it always accesses the MVIEW with FULL SCAN for deleting the rows.
You may see a statement like below:
/* MV_REFRESH (DEL) */ DELETE FROM <mview> SNA$ WHERE <column_name> IN (SELECT /*+ HASH_SJ */ * FROM (SELECT M_ROW$$ RID$ FROM MLOG$_<master> MAS$ WHERE SNAPTIME$$ > :B_ST0) AS OF SNAPSHOT(:B_SCN) MAS$)
The above statement uses "HASH_SJ" hint which enables Optimizer to use "MAT_VIEW ACCESS FULL" rather than the Index created for the DELETE.
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