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Comment:Augment the WhereBestIdx structure to pass down into the query planner information that might be used to better detect ORDER BY and DISTINCT optimizations spanning multiple tables of a join.
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User & Date: drh 2012-09-25 20:43:35
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2012-09-26
23:17
Further refactoring of the ORDER BY related query-planning logic in order to make it easier to extend to support optimizing out ORDER BY on joins. No actual behavior changes, yet. check-in: 96496dda user: drh tags: qp-enhancements
2012-09-25
20:43
Augment the WhereBestIdx structure to pass down into the query planner information that might be used to better detect ORDER BY and DISTINCT optimizations spanning multiple tables of a join. check-in: 4226e51f user: drh tags: qp-enhancements
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Pass information around between the major routines of the query planner using a single pointer to a structure rather than a long list of parameters. check-in: 1104d42e user: drh tags: qp-enhancements
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  WhereClause *pWC;               /* The WHERE clause */
  struct SrcList_item *pSrc;      /* The FROM clause term to search */
  Bitmask notReady;               /* Mask of cursors not available */
  Bitmask notValid;               /* Cursors not available for any purpose */
  ExprList *pOrderBy;             /* The ORDER BY clause */
  ExprList *pDistinct;            /* The select-list if query is DISTINCT */
  sqlite3_index_info **ppIdxInfo; /* Index information passed to xBestIndex */


  WhereCost cost;                 /* Lowest cost query plan */
};

/*
** Initialize a preallocated WhereClause structure.
*/
static void whereClauseInit(
................................................................................
    **             SELECT a, b, c FROM tbl WHERE a = 1;
    */
    int nEq;                      /* Number of == or IN terms matching index */
    int bInEst = 0;               /* True if "x IN (SELECT...)" seen */
    int nInMul = 1;               /* Number of distinct equalities to lookup */
    double rangeDiv = (double)1;  /* Estimated reduction in search space */
    int nBound = 0;               /* Number of range constraints seen */
    int bSort = !!p->pOrderBy;    /* True if external sort required */
    int bDist = !!p->pDistinct;   /* True if index cannot help with DISTINCT */
    int bLookup = 0;              /* True if not a covering index */
    WhereTerm *pTerm;             /* A single term of the WHERE clause */
#ifdef SQLITE_ENABLE_STAT3
    WhereTerm *pFirstTerm = 0;    /* First term matching the index */
#endif









    /* Determine the values of nEq and nInMul */
    for(nEq=0; nEq<pProbe->nColumn; nEq++){
      int j = pProbe->aiColumn[nEq];
      pTerm = findTerm(pWC, iCur, j, p->notReady, eqTermMask, pIdx);
      if( pTerm==0 ) break;
      wsFlags |= (WHERE_COLUMN_EQ|WHERE_ROWID_EQ);
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      }
    }

    /* If there is an ORDER BY clause and the index being considered will
    ** naturally scan rows in the required order, set the appropriate flags
    ** in wsFlags. Otherwise, if there is an ORDER BY clause but the index
    ** will scan rows in a different order, set the bSort variable.  */
    if( isSortingIndex(
          pParse, pWC->pMaskSet, pProbe, iCur, p->pOrderBy, nEq, wsFlags, &rev)
    ){
      bSort = 0;
      wsFlags |= WHERE_ROWID_RANGE|WHERE_COLUMN_RANGE|WHERE_ORDERBY;
      wsFlags |= (rev ? WHERE_REVERSE : 0);
    }

    /* If there is a DISTINCT qualifier and this index will scan rows in
    ** order of the DISTINCT expressions, clear bDist and set the appropriate
    ** flags in wsFlags. */

    if( isDistinctIndex(pParse, pWC, pProbe, iCur, p->pDistinct, nEq)
     && (wsFlags & WHERE_COLUMN_IN)==0
    ){
      bDist = 0;
      wsFlags |= WHERE_ROWID_RANGE|WHERE_COLUMN_RANGE|WHERE_DISTINCT;
    }

    /* If currently calculating the cost of using an index (not the IPK
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  SrcList *pTabList,    /* A list of all tables to be scanned */
  Expr *pWhere,         /* The WHERE clause */
  ExprList *pOrderBy,   /* An ORDER BY clause, or NULL */
  ExprList *pDistinct,  /* The select-list for DISTINCT queries - or NULL */
  u16 wctrlFlags,       /* One of the WHERE_* flags defined in sqliteInt.h */
  int iIdxCur           /* If WHERE_ONETABLE_ONLY is set, index cursor number */
){
  int i;                     /* Loop counter */
  int nByteWInfo;            /* Num. bytes allocated for WhereInfo struct */
  int nTabList;              /* Number of elements in pTabList */
  WhereInfo *pWInfo;         /* Will become the return value of this function */
  Vdbe *v = pParse->pVdbe;   /* The virtual database engine */
  Bitmask notReady;          /* Cursors that are not yet positioned */
  WhereBestIdx sWBI;         /* Best index search context */
  WhereMaskSet *pMaskSet;    /* The expression mask set */
  WhereLevel *pLevel;        /* A single level in pWInfo->a[] */
  int iFrom;                 /* First unused FROM clause element */
  int andFlags;              /* AND-ed combination of all pWC->a[].wtFlags */

  sqlite3 *db;               /* Database connection */


  /* Variable initialization */
  memset(&sWBI, 0, sizeof(sWBI));
  sWBI.pParse = pParse;

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  pWInfo->pParse = pParse;
  pWInfo->pTabList = pTabList;
  pWInfo->iBreak = sqlite3VdbeMakeLabel(v);
  pWInfo->pWC = sWBI.pWC = (WhereClause *)&((u8 *)pWInfo)[nByteWInfo];
  pWInfo->wctrlFlags = wctrlFlags;
  pWInfo->savedNQueryLoop = pParse->nQueryLoop;
  pMaskSet = (WhereMaskSet*)&sWBI.pWC[1];


  /* Disable the DISTINCT optimization if SQLITE_DistinctOpt is set via
  ** sqlite3_test_ctrl(SQLITE_TESTCTRL_OPTIMIZATIONS,...) */
  if( db->flags & SQLITE_DistinctOpt ) pDistinct = 0;

  /* Split the WHERE clause into separate subexpressions where each
  ** subexpression is separated by an AND operator.
................................................................................
  **
  ** Note that bitmasks are created for all pTabList->nSrc tables in
  ** pTabList, not just the first nTabList tables.  nTabList is normally
  ** equal to pTabList->nSrc but might be shortened to 1 if the
  ** WHERE_ONETABLE_ONLY flag is set.
  */
  assert( sWBI.pWC->vmask==0 && pMaskSet->n==0 );
  for(i=0; i<pTabList->nSrc; i++){
    createMask(pMaskSet, pTabList->a[i].iCursor);
#ifndef SQLITE_OMIT_VIRTUALTABLE
    if( ALWAYS(pTabList->a[i].pTab) && IsVirtual(pTabList->a[i].pTab) ){
      sWBI.pWC->vmask |= ((Bitmask)1 << i);
    }
#endif
  }
#ifndef NDEBUG
  {
    Bitmask toTheLeft = 0;
    for(i=0; i<pTabList->nSrc; i++){
      Bitmask m = getMask(pMaskSet, pTabList->a[i].iCursor);
      assert( (m-1)==toTheLeft );
      toTheLeft |= m;
    }
  }
#endif

  /* Analyze all of the subexpressions.  Note that exprAnalyze() might
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  **   pWInfo->a[].iTabCur   The VDBE cursor for the database table
  **   pWInfo->a[].iIdxCur   The VDBE cursor for the index
  **   pWInfo->a[].pTerm     When wsFlags==WO_OR, the OR-clause term
  **
  ** This loop also figures out the nesting order of tables in the FROM
  ** clause.
  */
  notReady = ~(Bitmask)0;



  andFlags = ~0;
  WHERETRACE(("*** Optimizer Start ***\n"));
  for(i=iFrom=0, pLevel=pWInfo->a; i<nTabList; i++, pLevel++){
    WhereCost bestPlan;         /* Most efficient plan seen so far */
    Index *pIdx;                /* Index for FROM table at pTabItem */
    int j;                      /* For looping over FROM tables */
    int bestJ = -1;             /* The value of j */
    Bitmask m;                  /* Bitmask value for j or bestJ */
    int isOptimal;              /* Iterator for optimal/non-optimal search */
    int nUnconstrained;         /* Number tables without INDEXED BY */
    Bitmask notIndexed;         /* Mask of tables that cannot use an index */

    memset(&bestPlan, 0, sizeof(bestPlan));
    bestPlan.rCost = SQLITE_BIG_DBL;
    WHERETRACE(("*** Begin search for loop %d ***\n", i));

    /* Loop through the remaining entries in the FROM clause to find the
    ** next nested loop. The loop tests all FROM clause entries
    ** either once or twice. 
    **
    ** The first test is always performed if there are two or more entries
    ** remaining and never performed if there is only one FROM clause entry
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    ** this context an optimal scan is one that uses the same strategy
    ** for the given FROM clause entry as would be selected if the entry
    ** were used as the innermost nested loop.  In other words, a table
    ** is chosen such that the cost of running that table cannot be reduced
    ** by waiting for other tables to run first.  This "optimal" test works
    ** by first assuming that the FROM clause is on the inner loop and finding
    ** its query plan, then checking to see if that query plan uses any
    ** other FROM clause terms that are notReady.  If no notReady terms are
    ** used then the "optimal" query plan works.
    **
    ** Note that the WhereCost.nRow parameter for an optimal scan might
    ** not be as small as it would be if the table really were the innermost
    ** join.  The nRow value can be reduced by WHERE clause constraints
    ** that do not use indices.  But this nRow reduction only happens if the
    ** table really is the innermost join.  
    **
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    for(isOptimal=(iFrom<nTabList-1); isOptimal>=0 && bestJ<0; isOptimal--){
      for(j=iFrom, sWBI.pSrc=&pTabList->a[j]; j<nTabList; j++, sWBI.pSrc++){
        int doNotReorder;    /* True if this table should not be reordered */
  
        doNotReorder =  (sWBI.pSrc->jointype & (JT_LEFT|JT_CROSS))!=0;
        if( j!=iFrom && doNotReorder ) break;
        m = getMask(pMaskSet, sWBI.pSrc->iCursor);
        if( (m & notReady)==0 ){
          if( j==iFrom ) iFrom++;
          continue;
        }
        sWBI.notValid = notReady;
        sWBI.notReady = (isOptimal ? m : notReady);
        sWBI.pOrderBy = (i==0) ? pOrderBy : 0;
        sWBI.pDistinct = (i==0 ? pDistinct : 0);
        if( sWBI.pSrc->pIndex==0 ) nUnconstrained++;
  
        WHERETRACE(("=== trying table %d with isOptimal=%d ===\n",
                    j, isOptimal));
        assert( sWBI.pSrc->pTab );
#ifndef SQLITE_OMIT_VIRTUALTABLE
        if( IsVirtual(sWBI.pSrc->pTab) ){
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          sWBI.ppIdxInfo = &pWInfo->a[j].pIdxInfo;
          bestVirtualIndex(&sWBI);
        }else 
#endif
        {
          bestBtreeIndex(&sWBI);
        }
        assert( isOptimal || (sWBI.cost.used&notReady)==0 );

        /* If an INDEXED BY clause is present, then the plan must use that
        ** index if it uses any index at all */
        assert( sWBI.pSrc->pIndex==0 
                  || (sWBI.cost.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)==0
                  || sWBI.cost.plan.u.pIdx==sWBI.pSrc->pIndex );

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        if( isOptimal && (sWBI.cost.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)==0 ){
          notIndexed |= m;
        }

        /* Conditions under which this table becomes the best so far:
        **
        **   (1) The table must not depend on other tables that have not
        **       yet run.

        **
        **   (2) A full-table-scan plan cannot supercede indexed plan unless
        **       the full-table-scan is an "optimal" plan as defined above.
        **
        **   (3) All tables have an INDEXED BY clause or this table lacks an
        **       INDEXED BY clause or this table uses the specific
        **       index specified by its INDEXED BY clause.  This rule ensures
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        **       will be detected and relayed back to the application later.
        **       The NEVER() comes about because rule (2) above prevents
        **       An indexable full-table-scan from reaching rule (3).
        **
        **   (4) The plan cost must be lower than prior plans or else the
        **       cost must be the same and the number of rows must be lower.
        */
        if( (sWBI.cost.used&notReady)==0                         /* (1) */
            && (bestJ<0 || (notIndexed&m)!=0                     /* (2) */
                || (bestPlan.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)==0
                || (sWBI.cost.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)!=0)
            && (nUnconstrained==0 || sWBI.pSrc->pIndex==0        /* (3) */
                || NEVER((sWBI.cost.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)!=0))
            && (bestJ<0 || sWBI.cost.rCost<bestPlan.rCost        /* (4) */
                || (sWBI.cost.rCost<=bestPlan.rCost 
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          bestPlan = sWBI.cost;
          bestJ = j;
        }
        if( doNotReorder ) break;
      }
    }
    assert( bestJ>=0 );
    assert( notReady & getMask(pMaskSet, pTabList->a[bestJ].iCursor) );
    WHERETRACE(("*** Optimizer selects table %d for loop %d"
                " with cost=%g and nRow=%g\n",
                bestJ, pLevel-pWInfo->a, bestPlan.rCost, bestPlan.plan.nRow));
    if( (bestPlan.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_ORDERBY)!=0 ){
      pWInfo->nOBSat = pOrderBy->nExpr;
    }
    if( (bestPlan.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_DISTINCT)!=0 ){
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        pLevel->iIdxCur = iIdxCur;
      }else{
        pLevel->iIdxCur = pParse->nTab++;
      }
    }else{
      pLevel->iIdxCur = -1;
    }
    notReady &= ~getMask(pMaskSet, pTabList->a[bestJ].iCursor);
    pLevel->iFrom = (u8)bestJ;
    if( bestPlan.plan.nRow>=(double)1 ){
      pParse->nQueryLoop *= bestPlan.plan.nRow;
    }

    /* Check that if the table scanned by this loop iteration had an
    ** INDEXED BY clause attached to it, that the named index is being
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  /* Open all tables in the pTabList and any indices selected for
  ** searching those tables.
  */
  sqlite3CodeVerifySchema(pParse, -1); /* Insert the cookie verifier Goto */
  notReady = ~(Bitmask)0;
  pWInfo->nRowOut = (double)1;
  for(i=0, pLevel=pWInfo->a; i<nTabList; i++, pLevel++){
    Table *pTab;     /* Table to open */
    int iDb;         /* Index of database containing table/index */
    struct SrcList_item *pTabItem;

    pTabItem = &pTabList->a[pLevel->iFrom];
    pTab = pTabItem->pTab;
    pLevel->iTabCur = pTabItem->iCursor;
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  if( db->mallocFailed ) goto whereBeginError;

  /* Generate the code to do the search.  Each iteration of the for
  ** loop below generates code for a single nested loop of the VM
  ** program.
  */
  notReady = ~(Bitmask)0;
  for(i=0; i<nTabList; i++){
    pLevel = &pWInfo->a[i];
    explainOneScan(pParse, pTabList, pLevel, i, pLevel->iFrom, wctrlFlags);
    notReady = codeOneLoopStart(pWInfo, i, wctrlFlags, notReady);
    pWInfo->iContinue = pLevel->addrCont;
  }

#ifdef SQLITE_TEST  /* For testing and debugging use only */
  /* Record in the query plan information about the current table
  ** and the index used to access it (if any).  If the table itself
  ** is not used, its name is just '{}'.  If no index is used
  ** the index is listed as "{}".  If the primary key is used the
  ** index name is '*'.
  */
  for(i=0; i<nTabList; i++){
    char *z;
    int n;
    int w;
    struct SrcList_item *pTabItem;

    pLevel = &pWInfo->a[i];
    w = pLevel->plan.wsFlags;
    pTabItem = &pTabList->a[pLevel->iFrom];
    z = pTabItem->zAlias;
    if( z==0 ) z = pTabItem->pTab->zName;
    n = sqlite3Strlen30(z);
    if( n+nQPlan < sizeof(sqlite3_query_plan)-10 ){
      if( (w & WHERE_IDX_ONLY)!=0 && (w & WHERE_COVER_SCAN)==0 ){







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  WhereClause *pWC;               /* The WHERE clause */
  struct SrcList_item *pSrc;      /* The FROM clause term to search */
  Bitmask notReady;               /* Mask of cursors not available */
  Bitmask notValid;               /* Cursors not available for any purpose */
  ExprList *pOrderBy;             /* The ORDER BY clause */
  ExprList *pDistinct;            /* The select-list if query is DISTINCT */
  sqlite3_index_info **ppIdxInfo; /* Index information passed to xBestIndex */
  int i, n;                       /* Which loop is being coded; # of loops */
  WhereLevel *a;                  /* Info about outer loops */
  WhereCost cost;                 /* Lowest cost query plan */
};

/*
** Initialize a preallocated WhereClause structure.
*/
static void whereClauseInit(
................................................................................
    **             SELECT a, b, c FROM tbl WHERE a = 1;
    */
    int nEq;                      /* Number of == or IN terms matching index */
    int bInEst = 0;               /* True if "x IN (SELECT...)" seen */
    int nInMul = 1;               /* Number of distinct equalities to lookup */
    double rangeDiv = (double)1;  /* Estimated reduction in search space */
    int nBound = 0;               /* Number of range constraints seen */
    int bSort;                    /* True if external sort required */
    int bDist;                    /* True if index cannot help with DISTINCT */
    int bLookup = 0;              /* True if not a covering index */
    WhereTerm *pTerm;             /* A single term of the WHERE clause */
#ifdef SQLITE_ENABLE_STAT3
    WhereTerm *pFirstTerm = 0;    /* First term matching the index */
#endif

    if( (p->i) > 0 ){
      bSort = 0;
      bDist = 0;
    }else{
      bSort = p->pOrderBy!=0;
      bDist = p->pDistinct!=0;
    }

    /* Determine the values of nEq and nInMul */
    for(nEq=0; nEq<pProbe->nColumn; nEq++){
      int j = pProbe->aiColumn[nEq];
      pTerm = findTerm(pWC, iCur, j, p->notReady, eqTermMask, pIdx);
      if( pTerm==0 ) break;
      wsFlags |= (WHERE_COLUMN_EQ|WHERE_ROWID_EQ);
................................................................................
      }
    }

    /* If there is an ORDER BY clause and the index being considered will
    ** naturally scan rows in the required order, set the appropriate flags
    ** in wsFlags. Otherwise, if there is an ORDER BY clause but the index
    ** will scan rows in a different order, set the bSort variable.  */
    if( bSort && isSortingIndex(
          pParse, pWC->pMaskSet, pProbe, iCur, p->pOrderBy, nEq, wsFlags, &rev)
    ){
      bSort = 0;
      wsFlags |= WHERE_ROWID_RANGE|WHERE_COLUMN_RANGE|WHERE_ORDERBY;
      wsFlags |= (rev ? WHERE_REVERSE : 0);
    }

    /* If there is a DISTINCT qualifier and this index will scan rows in
    ** order of the DISTINCT expressions, clear bDist and set the appropriate
    ** flags in wsFlags. */
    if( bDist
     && isDistinctIndex(pParse, pWC, pProbe, iCur, p->pDistinct, nEq)
     && (wsFlags & WHERE_COLUMN_IN)==0
    ){
      bDist = 0;
      wsFlags |= WHERE_ROWID_RANGE|WHERE_COLUMN_RANGE|WHERE_DISTINCT;
    }

    /* If currently calculating the cost of using an index (not the IPK
................................................................................
  SrcList *pTabList,    /* A list of all tables to be scanned */
  Expr *pWhere,         /* The WHERE clause */
  ExprList *pOrderBy,   /* An ORDER BY clause, or NULL */
  ExprList *pDistinct,  /* The select-list for DISTINCT queries - or NULL */
  u16 wctrlFlags,       /* One of the WHERE_* flags defined in sqliteInt.h */
  int iIdxCur           /* If WHERE_ONETABLE_ONLY is set, index cursor number */
){

  int nByteWInfo;            /* Num. bytes allocated for WhereInfo struct */
  int nTabList;              /* Number of elements in pTabList */
  WhereInfo *pWInfo;         /* Will become the return value of this function */
  Vdbe *v = pParse->pVdbe;   /* The virtual database engine */
  Bitmask notReady;          /* Cursors that are not yet positioned */
  WhereBestIdx sWBI;         /* Best index search context */
  WhereMaskSet *pMaskSet;    /* The expression mask set */
  WhereLevel *pLevel;        /* A single level in pWInfo->a[] */
  int iFrom;                 /* First unused FROM clause element */
  int andFlags;              /* AND-ed combination of all pWC->a[].wtFlags */
  int ii;                    /* Loop counter */
  sqlite3 *db;               /* Database connection */


  /* Variable initialization */
  memset(&sWBI, 0, sizeof(sWBI));
  sWBI.pParse = pParse;

................................................................................
  pWInfo->pParse = pParse;
  pWInfo->pTabList = pTabList;
  pWInfo->iBreak = sqlite3VdbeMakeLabel(v);
  pWInfo->pWC = sWBI.pWC = (WhereClause *)&((u8 *)pWInfo)[nByteWInfo];
  pWInfo->wctrlFlags = wctrlFlags;
  pWInfo->savedNQueryLoop = pParse->nQueryLoop;
  pMaskSet = (WhereMaskSet*)&sWBI.pWC[1];
  sWBI.a = pWInfo->a;

  /* Disable the DISTINCT optimization if SQLITE_DistinctOpt is set via
  ** sqlite3_test_ctrl(SQLITE_TESTCTRL_OPTIMIZATIONS,...) */
  if( db->flags & SQLITE_DistinctOpt ) pDistinct = 0;

  /* Split the WHERE clause into separate subexpressions where each
  ** subexpression is separated by an AND operator.
................................................................................
  **
  ** Note that bitmasks are created for all pTabList->nSrc tables in
  ** pTabList, not just the first nTabList tables.  nTabList is normally
  ** equal to pTabList->nSrc but might be shortened to 1 if the
  ** WHERE_ONETABLE_ONLY flag is set.
  */
  assert( sWBI.pWC->vmask==0 && pMaskSet->n==0 );
  for(ii=0; ii<pTabList->nSrc; ii++){
    createMask(pMaskSet, pTabList->a[ii].iCursor);
#ifndef SQLITE_OMIT_VIRTUALTABLE
    if( ALWAYS(pTabList->a[ii].pTab) && IsVirtual(pTabList->a[ii].pTab) ){
      sWBI.pWC->vmask |= ((Bitmask)1 << ii);
    }
#endif
  }
#ifndef NDEBUG
  {
    Bitmask toTheLeft = 0;
    for(ii=0; ii<pTabList->nSrc; ii++){
      Bitmask m = getMask(pMaskSet, pTabList->a[ii].iCursor);
      assert( (m-1)==toTheLeft );
      toTheLeft |= m;
    }
  }
#endif

  /* Analyze all of the subexpressions.  Note that exprAnalyze() might
................................................................................
  **   pWInfo->a[].iTabCur   The VDBE cursor for the database table
  **   pWInfo->a[].iIdxCur   The VDBE cursor for the index
  **   pWInfo->a[].pTerm     When wsFlags==WO_OR, the OR-clause term
  **
  ** This loop also figures out the nesting order of tables in the FROM
  ** clause.
  */
  sWBI.notValid = ~(Bitmask)0;
  sWBI.pOrderBy = pOrderBy;
  sWBI.n = nTabList;
  sWBI.pDistinct = pDistinct;
  andFlags = ~0;
  WHERETRACE(("*** Optimizer Start ***\n"));
  for(sWBI.i=iFrom=0, pLevel=pWInfo->a; sWBI.i<nTabList; sWBI.i++, pLevel++){
    WhereCost bestPlan;         /* Most efficient plan seen so far */
    Index *pIdx;                /* Index for FROM table at pTabItem */
    int j;                      /* For looping over FROM tables */
    int bestJ = -1;             /* The value of j */
    Bitmask m;                  /* Bitmask value for j or bestJ */
    int isOptimal;              /* Iterator for optimal/non-optimal search */
    int nUnconstrained;         /* Number tables without INDEXED BY */
    Bitmask notIndexed;         /* Mask of tables that cannot use an index */

    memset(&bestPlan, 0, sizeof(bestPlan));
    bestPlan.rCost = SQLITE_BIG_DBL;
    WHERETRACE(("*** Begin search for loop %d ***\n", sWBI.i));

    /* Loop through the remaining entries in the FROM clause to find the
    ** next nested loop. The loop tests all FROM clause entries
    ** either once or twice. 
    **
    ** The first test is always performed if there are two or more entries
    ** remaining and never performed if there is only one FROM clause entry
................................................................................
    ** this context an optimal scan is one that uses the same strategy
    ** for the given FROM clause entry as would be selected if the entry
    ** were used as the innermost nested loop.  In other words, a table
    ** is chosen such that the cost of running that table cannot be reduced
    ** by waiting for other tables to run first.  This "optimal" test works
    ** by first assuming that the FROM clause is on the inner loop and finding
    ** its query plan, then checking to see if that query plan uses any
    ** other FROM clause terms that are sWBI.notValid.  If no notValid terms
    ** are used then the "optimal" query plan works.
    **
    ** Note that the WhereCost.nRow parameter for an optimal scan might
    ** not be as small as it would be if the table really were the innermost
    ** join.  The nRow value can be reduced by WHERE clause constraints
    ** that do not use indices.  But this nRow reduction only happens if the
    ** table really is the innermost join.  
    **
................................................................................
    for(isOptimal=(iFrom<nTabList-1); isOptimal>=0 && bestJ<0; isOptimal--){
      for(j=iFrom, sWBI.pSrc=&pTabList->a[j]; j<nTabList; j++, sWBI.pSrc++){
        int doNotReorder;    /* True if this table should not be reordered */
  
        doNotReorder =  (sWBI.pSrc->jointype & (JT_LEFT|JT_CROSS))!=0;
        if( j!=iFrom && doNotReorder ) break;
        m = getMask(pMaskSet, sWBI.pSrc->iCursor);
        if( (m & sWBI.notValid)==0 ){
          if( j==iFrom ) iFrom++;
          continue;
        }

        sWBI.notReady = (isOptimal ? m : sWBI.notValid);


        if( sWBI.pSrc->pIndex==0 ) nUnconstrained++;
  
        WHERETRACE(("=== trying table %d with isOptimal=%d ===\n",
                    j, isOptimal));
        assert( sWBI.pSrc->pTab );
#ifndef SQLITE_OMIT_VIRTUALTABLE
        if( IsVirtual(sWBI.pSrc->pTab) ){
................................................................................
          sWBI.ppIdxInfo = &pWInfo->a[j].pIdxInfo;
          bestVirtualIndex(&sWBI);
        }else 
#endif
        {
          bestBtreeIndex(&sWBI);
        }
        assert( isOptimal || (sWBI.cost.used&sWBI.notValid)==0 );

        /* If an INDEXED BY clause is present, then the plan must use that
        ** index if it uses any index at all */
        assert( sWBI.pSrc->pIndex==0 
                  || (sWBI.cost.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)==0
                  || sWBI.cost.plan.u.pIdx==sWBI.pSrc->pIndex );

................................................................................
        if( isOptimal && (sWBI.cost.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)==0 ){
          notIndexed |= m;
        }

        /* Conditions under which this table becomes the best so far:
        **
        **   (1) The table must not depend on other tables that have not
        **       yet run.  (In other words, it must not depend on tables
        **       in inner loops.)
        **
        **   (2) A full-table-scan plan cannot supercede indexed plan unless
        **       the full-table-scan is an "optimal" plan as defined above.
        **
        **   (3) All tables have an INDEXED BY clause or this table lacks an
        **       INDEXED BY clause or this table uses the specific
        **       index specified by its INDEXED BY clause.  This rule ensures
................................................................................
        **       will be detected and relayed back to the application later.
        **       The NEVER() comes about because rule (2) above prevents
        **       An indexable full-table-scan from reaching rule (3).
        **
        **   (4) The plan cost must be lower than prior plans or else the
        **       cost must be the same and the number of rows must be lower.
        */
        if( (sWBI.cost.used&sWBI.notValid)==0                    /* (1) */
            && (bestJ<0 || (notIndexed&m)!=0                     /* (2) */
                || (bestPlan.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)==0
                || (sWBI.cost.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)!=0)
            && (nUnconstrained==0 || sWBI.pSrc->pIndex==0        /* (3) */
                || NEVER((sWBI.cost.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_NOT_FULLSCAN)!=0))
            && (bestJ<0 || sWBI.cost.rCost<bestPlan.rCost        /* (4) */
                || (sWBI.cost.rCost<=bestPlan.rCost 
................................................................................
          bestPlan = sWBI.cost;
          bestJ = j;
        }
        if( doNotReorder ) break;
      }
    }
    assert( bestJ>=0 );
    assert( sWBI.notValid & getMask(pMaskSet, pTabList->a[bestJ].iCursor) );
    WHERETRACE(("*** Optimizer selects table %d for loop %d"
                " with cost=%g and nRow=%g\n",
                bestJ, pLevel-pWInfo->a, bestPlan.rCost, bestPlan.plan.nRow));
    if( (bestPlan.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_ORDERBY)!=0 ){
      pWInfo->nOBSat = pOrderBy->nExpr;
    }
    if( (bestPlan.plan.wsFlags & WHERE_DISTINCT)!=0 ){
................................................................................
        pLevel->iIdxCur = iIdxCur;
      }else{
        pLevel->iIdxCur = pParse->nTab++;
      }
    }else{
      pLevel->iIdxCur = -1;
    }
    sWBI.notValid &= ~getMask(pMaskSet, pTabList->a[bestJ].iCursor);
    pLevel->iFrom = (u8)bestJ;
    if( bestPlan.plan.nRow>=(double)1 ){
      pParse->nQueryLoop *= bestPlan.plan.nRow;
    }

    /* Check that if the table scanned by this loop iteration had an
    ** INDEXED BY clause attached to it, that the named index is being
................................................................................

  /* Open all tables in the pTabList and any indices selected for
  ** searching those tables.
  */
  sqlite3CodeVerifySchema(pParse, -1); /* Insert the cookie verifier Goto */
  notReady = ~(Bitmask)0;
  pWInfo->nRowOut = (double)1;
  for(ii=0, pLevel=pWInfo->a; ii<nTabList; ii++, pLevel++){
    Table *pTab;     /* Table to open */
    int iDb;         /* Index of database containing table/index */
    struct SrcList_item *pTabItem;

    pTabItem = &pTabList->a[pLevel->iFrom];
    pTab = pTabItem->pTab;
    pLevel->iTabCur = pTabItem->iCursor;
................................................................................
  if( db->mallocFailed ) goto whereBeginError;

  /* Generate the code to do the search.  Each iteration of the for
  ** loop below generates code for a single nested loop of the VM
  ** program.
  */
  notReady = ~(Bitmask)0;
  for(ii=0; ii<nTabList; ii++){
    pLevel = &pWInfo->a[ii];
    explainOneScan(pParse, pTabList, pLevel, ii, pLevel->iFrom, wctrlFlags);
    notReady = codeOneLoopStart(pWInfo, ii, wctrlFlags, notReady);
    pWInfo->iContinue = pLevel->addrCont;
  }

#ifdef SQLITE_TEST  /* For testing and debugging use only */
  /* Record in the query plan information about the current table
  ** and the index used to access it (if any).  If the table itself
  ** is not used, its name is just '{}'.  If no index is used
  ** the index is listed as "{}".  If the primary key is used the
  ** index name is '*'.
  */
  for(ii=0; ii<nTabList; ii++){
    char *z;
    int n;
    int w;
    struct SrcList_item *pTabItem;

    pLevel = &pWInfo->a[ii];
    w = pLevel->plan.wsFlags;
    pTabItem = &pTabList->a[pLevel->iFrom];
    z = pTabItem->zAlias;
    if( z==0 ) z = pTabItem->pTab->zName;
    n = sqlite3Strlen30(z);
    if( n+nQPlan < sizeof(sqlite3_query_plan)-10 ){
      if( (w & WHERE_IDX_ONLY)!=0 && (w & WHERE_COVER_SCAN)==0 ){