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From:Egor Egorov Date:July 29 2004 3:43pm
Subject:Re: Indexed Database still slow
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christopher.l.hood@stripped wrote:

> Ok, I will be the first to say that I am learning about indexes, however
> it is my understanding that if I have a database with MANY rows and I
> wish my queries to be faster I should index my database. With that being
> said, I have 2 tables in my database that are being queried with a
> single query using a UNION these 2 tables combined are about 9 Million
> records (yes I said million). 
> My query which is below takes about 1 minute to run, now some people
> would say that this isn't long, however when the 2 tables were sub 5
> million it only took a matter of about 20 seconds to run, so I figure I
> need an index. So I have created an index called "Main" within both
> tables and added 6 columns to that index, most of the columns that are
> used in my query.
> Sorry for the long background, but here is the problem, my query DID NOT
> speed up at all. It still takes right at 1 minute per query, so indexing
> didn't buy me anything as far as I can tell.
> Can someone tell me how the indexes are supposed to be done ( to ensure
> that I did it correctly) and tell me if they think that it should have
> sped up or if there is a more efficient way to do my query.

You should debug (read = investigate) your query using EXPLAIN SELECT 
statement. Read and perhaps

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Indexed Database still slowchristopher.l.hood28 Jul
  • Re: Indexed Database still slowBrent Baisley28 Jul
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    • Re: Indexed Database still slowDan Nelson28 Jul
  • Re: Indexed Database still slowEgor Egorov29 Jul
RE: Indexed Database still slowchristopher.l.hood28 Jul