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From:Issvar Date:May 8 2002 2:52pm
Subject:Re: Unnecessarily long query process time
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!= means not equal, for each of the 3 million records it's likely there are
almost 3 million records that are not equal, so you will end up with
9,000,000,000,000 results, this can take a bit of time. Especially if your
table is not indexed, and it has to search the whole table each time.

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From: "Augey Mikus" <mikus@stripped>
To: <mysql@stripped>
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 4:13 PM
Subject: Unnecessarily long query process time

> On one of my MySQL servers (Dell PowerEdge 800Mhz w/ 512MB RAM), I have
> a couple tables that have about 3 million records in each. However some
> of the records in the tables are duplicates of each other. Here is a
> query that should return the number of unique records for both tables:
> select count(*) from table1,table2 where table1.value != table2.value;
> However, this query has been running for more than 40 hours and still
> has not finished.  Is this normal?
> Thanks,
> Augey
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Unnecessarily long query process timeAugey Mikus8 May
  • Re: Unnecessarily long query process timeIssvar8 May
  • Re: Unnecessarily long query process timeKeith C. Ivey8 May