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I have a fairly big postgresql jobs table of (more than 60 attributes) and one critical query contains joins with this table of million records. and I cannot reduce its size(paritioning by range which is introduced recently in postgresql 10). Only 10 fields are required for this critical query(All other 50 fields when joining are a burden). is there any way that I can only join with smaller table(with 10 fields only, Because I think pg loads all the fields when applying join) when running this critical query but in all of the remaining app, I would be able to fully use this table. E.g

jobs table fields critical for query are: cost, id, user_id, params, location and the fields which are not required in this query are quite a lot.

Note: If I create two different tables then I had to update a lot of code everywhere

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Don't "select *", then the other 50 fields won't be a burden. Better optimize the critical query.

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