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MySQL Indexes

Oziemby OziemApr 20th 2009
Have been developing our coaching system for the past week or so. Other web developers might be interested in something I found out today.

Had look at optimising some of the SQL we use on the site because some of the coaching pages take to long to generate. Selecting the latest session recorded for all the athletes of a coach took about 8sec (the training table currently has 102189 rows)

Found an excellent blog post on optimising MySQL using indexes http://tinyurl.com/22ltug recommend to other developers when you have massive tables! Basically, by indexing the column which is used in a ORDER BY I reduced the query time to less than a second. "Huzzah!" ;)
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