What if I gave a party, loaded the table, and no one came? That happened to me once, I invited eighteen in-laws to Easter dinner and one came. He has always had a good appetite, but even he couldn't make much of a dent in all that food.
- I'm reminded by this card I learned several lessons that day. Number one was what to expect from my in-laws, good people though they all are.
- It was foolish of me to just assume they were all coming simply because they'd been invited. I should have checked.
- Lots of recipes for leftover turkey that have served me well for forty years, and that as tasty as it is you can get tired of ham.
- And the kind of sad underlying lesson is I've said ever since I don't want a funeral service. Because in my imagination, nobody comes.
- It is important to note that if column statistics exist when a LOAD TABLE is performed on a column, statistics for the column are not recalculated. Instead, statistics for the new data is inserted into the existing statistics. This means that if the existing column statistics are out-of-date, they will still be out of date after loading new data into the column. If you suspect that the column statistics are out of date, you should consider updating them either before, or after, executing the LOAD TABLE statement