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KULP
03-03-2013, 10:00 PM
Fairly quick question here. Been focusing on sort and search algorithms and I was wondering if MySQL databases use binary search to locate data and or a specific sorting algorithm?

Thanks for any insight!

felgall
03-03-2013, 10:20 PM
Use EXPLAIN to find out which of the many different ways that SQL can use to find the desired data is being used in a particular situation.

KULP
03-03-2013, 10:26 PM
Use EXPLAIN to find out which of the many different ways that SQL can use to find the desired data is being used in a particular situation.

Wow, had no idea something like that existed. Welp, this makes things fun - thanks!



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