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From 贺小令 <>
Subject why does SemiJoin only support equi join condition in Calcite ?
Date Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:14:51 GMT
Hello, I am trying to convert IN or EXISTS to SemiJoin based on Calcite. (such as executing
tpch-21.sql)However, SemiJoin only supports  equi join condition. I also find that SemiJoin
extends from EquiJoin.I wondered why does SemiJoin only support equi join condition in Calcite?
As we know, "A “semi-join” between two tables returns rows from the first table where
one or more matches are found in the second table. The difference between a semi-join and
a conventional join is that rows in the first table will be returned at most once. Even if
the second table contains two matches for a row in the first table, only one copy of the row
will be returned."  (ref

e.g.  select * from l where l.a in (select r.c from r where l.b > r.d)
According to the definition, the above SQL can be converted to semi-join. There is an equi
join condition: l.a = r.c, which can be used as shuffle key on distributed environment. There
is a non-equi join conditions: lb. > r.d, so it can not be converted to SemiJoin in Calcite

Does SemiJoin support equi join condition temporarily? Or is there some reasons we must do
as that?

thanks a lot,

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