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Re: s/Perl/SQL/ ?

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Sep 10, 2012 at 20:05 UTC ( #992843=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to s/Perl/SQL/ ?

A query that contains LIKE search criteria that start with a wildcard cannot benefit from indexes for that part of the search. The query engine will have to do a slow traversal through the whole of the database (or at least the relevant part of the database, depending on the other search criteria) and do a regex or substring search on that field for each record.


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