I’d like to know your opinions about partitioning the following table. Here’s
the relevant snippet:
Create Table: CREATE TABLE `prod_price` (
`prod_price_id` varchar(15) NOT NULL DEFAULT '',
`prod_id` varchar(15) DEFAULT NULL,
PRIMARY KEY (`prod_price_id`),
KEY `prod_id` (`prod_id`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8
Here’s the deal. The primary key, `prod_price_id`, is rarely used. Prices, as you
might expect, are fetched by `prod_id`. Both keys are randomly generated strings.
(Before you ask, I am not a mental health professional and am therefore not qualified to
judge my predecessor.)
How could I partition this table in a useful way?
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