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02-04-2013, 03:36 AM #1
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Finding rows younger than certain date?
Just wondering which data type would be more efficient when querying to find all records in a table that are less than 31 days old? DATE, DATETIME, TIMESTAMP or INT (Unix time stamp)?
ie how should I store my data for the fastest retrieval on that query?
02-04-2013, 10:21 PM #2
DATE, DATETIME, TIMESTAMP should all be the same:
SELECT * FROM table WHERE datefield >= DATE_SUB( CURDATE(), INTERVAL 31 DAY )
SELECT * FROM table WHERE FROM_UNIXTIME(intfield) >= DATE_SUB( CURDATE(), INTERVAL 31 DAY )
SELECT * FROM table WHERE intfield >= UNIX_TIMESTAMP( DATE_SUB( CURDATE(), INTERVAL 31 DAY ) )
There are other cases, though, where you really would have to use FROM_UNIXTIME() on each INT field value, and so then you do pay a penalty.Be yourself. No one else is as qualified.
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