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From:Allen Date:September 18 2003 6:13pm
Subject:Re: Slow query join problem
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Yes, you are correct.  I was thinking that wouldn't be the case, but it makes sense now. 
I added indexes and then the query returned in a few seconds.  Definitely have to have


Dan Nelson wrote:

> In the last episode (Sep 18), Allen said:
>>I have two tables.  One table is 13 million rows the other is about 
>>250,000.  I am trying to join the two to find users.  The tables are not 
>>indexed and I know that will effect the speed, but the join never 
>>completes.  I let it run for about 10 hours and the process was stuck in 
>>the "sending" state, which I don't really understand.  What is taking so 
>>long?  The join size should be no greater than 250,000 which is the size of 
>>the second table.  Yes???  
>>I am using the default join_buffer size, which seems to low.  Might this be 
>>the problem?
> You _have_ to add indexes.  Mysql is currently scanning the entire 250k
> table for each record in the big table to find matching records.  You
> can verify this by running "EXPLAIN SELECT .. etc" on your query and
> multiplying all the "rows" values together.

Allen Brost
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Slow query join problemAllen18 Sep
  • Re: Slow query join problemDan Nelson18 Sep
    • Re: Slow query join problemAllen18 Sep
  • Re: Slow query join problemJoseph Bueno18 Sep