Explain plan query size limit?

ScottLScottL Employee, Registered User
edited January 2018 in Vertica Forum

As part of a predictive model we have a query that is 4,344 lines long. When we try to run an explain plan we get the message: “ALERT! SQL/Command truncated due to size”.

I couldn't find any documentation as to the size limit for an explain plan - does anyone know? Clearly the query needs to be rewritten but it would be nice to know the size limit.



  • Jim_KnicelyJim_Knicely Administrator, Moderator, Employee, Registered User, VerticaExpert
    edited January 2018


    You can increase the size of the MaxParsedQuerySizeMB config param. The default is 512 MB. Although, note that this param should be changed under support guidance...

    dbadmin=> \x
    Expanded display is on.
    dbadmin=> select parameter_name, current_value, description, change_under_support_guidance from configuration_parameters where parameter_name = 'MaxParsedQuerySizeMB';
    -[ RECORD 1 ]-----------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    parameter_name                | MaxParsedQuerySizeMB
    current_value                 | 512
    description                   | Maximum amount of memory allowed for parsing a single request; Increasing this value may help with 'Request size too big' errors (MB)
    change_under_support_guidance | t
  • ScottLScottL Employee, Registered User

    Thanks, Jim!

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