thanks for your fast reply. even when i use
EXPLAIN SELECT * FROM `actions` ORDER BY datum LIMIT 10
the key isn't used. the query takes about 2s :-(
Tuesday, December 9, 2003, 10:19:16 AM, you wrote:
MT> I'm not saying I fully understand the MySQL optimizer, as
MT> I never had to deal with it before... but:
MT> Why should it use an index if the statement is returning ALL
MT> rows? It might be faster to read them into memory ( 75853
MT> isn't really much ) and sort them there instead of moving the
MT> diskhead back and forth between the index and the data.
>> i'm having a problem with mysql. when i put an index on a
>> datetime column, it's never used.
>> for example the
>> sql: 'EXPLAIN SELECT * FROM actions ORDER BY datum'
>> table type possible_keys key key_len ref rows Extra
>> actions ALL NULL NULL NULL NULL 75853 Using filesort
>> even if i use the
>> sql: 'EXPLAIN SELECT * FROM actions USE INDEX (datum) ORDER BY datum'
>> mysql doesn' use the index :-((
MT> With regards,
MT> Martijn Tonies
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