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Re: Fast seeking in a large array of hashes to generate a report.

by Tanalis (Curate)
on Jun 23, 2005 at 07:20 UTC ( #469307=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Fast seeking in a large array of hashes to generate a report.

If you're populating the dataset from a database, then restricting that dataset from a config file, why not simply generate some SQL to restrict the dataset you're downloading from the DB in the first place?

The database can almost certainly perform this search-and-restrict quicker server-side than you can by downloading all data and then restricting what you display.

Edited for clarity.
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