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Bug ID15741
PG Version10.6
OSUbuntu 18.04
Opened2019-04-08 13:32:44+00
Reported byAnthony SKORSKI
StatusNew

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The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      15741
Logged by:          Anthony SKORSKI
Email address:      (redacted)
PostgreSQL version: 10.6
Operating system:   Ubuntu 18.04
Description:        

Hi

Trying to build a tool which automatically builds queries to "flatten" JSONB
fields, I came to a `ERROR: failed to build any 3-way joins` message while
trying to execute some of those queries.

It is reproducible from a simple table...
`CREATE TABLE random_table (random_field JSONB);`

... some JSON data in nested arrays ...
`INSERT INTO public.random_table (random_field) VALUES ('{"bar": [[[1, 2, 3,
4]]], "foo": [[["abc", "def"], ["tuw", "xyz"]]]}');`

... and a WIP query to flatten this JSON data.
```
SELECT *
FROM random_table
    LEFT OUTER JOIN LATERAL (
        SELECT *
        FROM jsonb_array_elements(random_table.random_field -> 'foo')
            WITH ORDINALITY AS foo_level_1(foo_1, foo_1_index)
        LEFT OUTER JOIN LATERAL (
            SELECT *
            FROM jsonb_array_elements(foo_1)
                WITH ORDINALITY AS foo_level_2(foo_2, foo_2_index)
            --LEFT OUTER JOIN LATERAL (
            --    SELECT *
            --    FROM jsonb_array_elements(foo_2)
            --        WITH ORDINALITY AS foo_level_3(foo_3, foo_3_index)
            --) AS foo_lateral_2 ON TRUE
        ) AS foo_lateral_1 ON TRUE

        FULL OUTER JOIN jsonb_array_elements(random_table.random_field ->
'bar')
            WITH ORDINALITY AS bar_level_1(bar_1, bar_1_index) ON FALSE
        LEFT OUTER JOIN LATERAL (
            SELECT *
            FROM jsonb_array_elements(bar_1)
                WITH ORDINALITY AS bar_level_2(bar_2, bar_2_index)
        ) AS bar_lateral_1 ON TRUE
    ) AS pouet ON TRUE;
```

Note the commented part. As is the query works as expected (for its WIP
sstatus).
Once uncommented, the `ERROR: failed to build any 3-way joins` occurs and I
did not find anything about such a potential Postgresql limitation or any
workaround.

This behavior occurs on every Postgres version I tested. A fiddle is
available here to highlight the problem:
https://dbfiddle.uk/?rdbms=postgres_10&fiddle=0c40ba750b3e477e002f879edd0d6841

Please let me know if it actually is a bug and if it has a chance to be
fixed.

Regards.

Messages

DateAuthorSubject
2019-04-08 13:32:44+00PG Bug reporting formBUG #15741: ERROR: failed to build any 3-way joins
2019-04-08 14:13:58+00Tom LaneRe: BUG #15741: ERROR: failed to build any 3-way joins
2019-04-08 20:13:42+00Tom LaneRe: BUG #15741: ERROR: failed to build any 3-way joins
2019-04-09 08:00:58+00SKORSKI AnthonyRe: BUG #15741: ERROR: failed to build any 3-way joins
2019-05-01 17:30:00+00Anthony SKORSKIRe: BUG #15741: ERROR: failed to build any 3-way joins