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From:Paul DuBois Date:February 11 2002 4:01am
Subject:Re: REGEXP and INDEX
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At 18:07 -0800 2/10/02, Jeremy Zawodny wrote:
>On Sun, Feb 10, 2002 at 02:53:53PM -0500, Matthew Dougherty wrote:
>>  If I use a REGEXP query on an indexed column using something like:
>>  Field REGEXP '^A|^B|^C'
>>  Will MySQL use the index like it would if I used Field LIKE 'A%' or
>>  Field LIKE 'B%' or FIeld LIKE 'C%' ??
>It will not.
>Regular expressions are best used when you need something more complex
>than what "%" allows you to achieve.

Not to mention that an index won't be used even for the LIKE expression,
because it uses OR.  At least, I think it won't be.

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REGEXP and INDEXMatthew Dougherty12 Feb
Re: REGEXP and INDEXJeremy Zawodny12 Feb
Re: REGEXP and INDEXJeremy Zawodny12 Feb
Re: REGEXP and INDEXPaul DuBois12 Feb