Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Optimizing the MySQL IN() Comparison Operations Which Include the Indexed Field

The MySQL IN() Comparison Operator is said to be very quick if all the values are constants (the values are then evaluated and sorted first, and the search is done using a binary search). However, what if the field which the IN clause refers to, is part of the index used to execute the query?

Limited SELECT count(*)

A SELECT statement with COUNT returns the number of rows retrieved by the SELECT statement (see mysql select count). For performance reasons, the desired result is to limit that count. Including a LIMIT clause in the SELECT statement will not work since it only restricts the number of rows returned, which is always one.