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My point was to demonstrate the property of unique indexes which prevent duplication: a safety measure. I never said to use the error for program control. In fact I didn't exhibit any DBI code at all.

In practice, with the index in place:

my $known_dep=$dbi->prepare_cached("select 1 from depends where usedby +=? and uses=?"); sub known_dep ($$) {#prototype because we have a fixed number of place +holders $known_dep->execute(@_); $known_dep->rows; # 1 or 0 for unique index. }

For frequent operations, we can improve performance with the sth->bind_params() method.

We search on an index, using a pre-prepared statement handle with placeholders. That will be fast.

I didn't mention before that NULL in multiindexes is only available in MyISAM tables.

After Compline,

In reply to Re: Re: Re: How to count rows using DBI & mysql - Performance results by Zaxo
in thread How to count rows using DBI & mysql - Performance results by Brovnik

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