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ReplaceExceptWithFilter Logical Optimization Rule -- Rewriting Except (DISTINCT) Operators

ReplaceExceptWithFilter is a catalyst/Rule.md[Catalyst rule] for transforming spark-sql-LogicalPlan.md[logical plans] (i.e. Rule[LogicalPlan]).

[[apply]] When catalyst/Rule.md#apply[executed], ReplaceExceptWithFilter transforms an Except.md[Except (distinct)] logical operator to...FIXME

ReplaceExceptWithFilter is a part of the Replace Operators fixed-point rule batch of the base Logical Optimizer.

ReplaceExceptWithFilter can be turned off and on based on spark.sql.optimizer.replaceExceptWithFilter configuration property.

[[demo]] .Demo: ReplaceExceptWithFilter

import org.apache.spark.sql.catalyst.dsl.expressions._
import org.apache.spark.sql.catalyst.dsl.plans._

// Using hacks to disable two Catalyst DSL implicits
implicit def symbolToColumn(ack: ThatWasABadIdea) = ack
implicit class StringToColumn(val sc: StringContext) {}

import org.apache.spark.sql.catalyst.plans.logical.LocalRelation
val t1 = LocalRelation('a.int, 'b.int)
val t2 = t1.where('a > 5)

val plan = t1.except(t2, isAll = false)

import org.apache.spark.sql.catalyst.optimizer.ReplaceExceptWithFilter
val optimizedPlan = ReplaceExceptWithFilter(plan)
scala> println(optimizedPlan.numberedTreeString)
00 'Distinct
01 +- 'Filter NOT coalesce(('a > 5), false)
02    +- LocalRelation <empty>, [a#12, b#13]

=== [[isEligible]] isEligible Internal Predicate

[source, scala]

isEligible( left: LogicalPlan, right: LogicalPlan): Boolean


isEligible is positive (true) when the right logical operator is a Project.md[Project] with a Filter.md[Filter] child operator or simply a Filter.md[Filter] operator itself and <>.

Otherwise, isEligible is negative (false).

NOTE: isEligible is used when ReplaceExceptWithFilter is <>.

=== [[verifyConditions]] verifyConditions Internal Predicate

[source, scala]

verifyConditions( left: LogicalPlan, right: LogicalPlan): Boolean


verifyConditions is positive (true) when all of the following hold:

  • FIXME

Otherwise, verifyConditions is negative (false).

NOTE: verifyConditions is used when ReplaceExceptWithFilter is <> (when requested to <>).

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