Quality of Statistics As a Function of Sample Size - Analytics Database - Teradata Vantage

SQL Data Manipulation Language

Deployment
VantageCloud
VantageCore
Edition
Enterprise
IntelliFlex
VMware
Product
Analytics Database
Teradata Vantage
Release Number
17.20
Published
June 2022
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2024-04-05
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Product Category
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The larger the sample size used to collect statistics, the more likely the sampled statistics are an accurate representation of population statistics. There is a trade-off for this accuracy: the larger the sample size, the longer it takes to collect the statistics.

You cannot use sampling to collect COLUMN statistics for the partitioning columns of row-partitioned tables and you should not use sampling to collect INDEX statistics for those columns. The collect statistics on the system-derived PARTITION or PARTITION#Ln columns.