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WHERE Condition limit, in PHP call to MySQL DB username
Hi, I am dealing with some MySQL tables with large amounts of columns. I am wondering is there a limit to the number of conditions a MySQL SELECT statement can handle? i.e. SELECT * FROM table WHERE something = "1" AND somethingelse = "2" AND ... AND ... AND ...; Is there a way to optimise this, knowing that the table could have 150 columns?
Hi there Username, I have no idea, and never really thought about that - personally I would post this in the databases section, as there are people in there who may answer this or show a way of optimising this for you. I have seen queries get quite large though, so possibly this is a natural thing for mysql to handle. Sorry I can't be more helpful. Cheers, MRb username
So, does anyone else have any ideas on this? Demaestro
I have never come across one eelixduppy
All I could find....
A communication packet is a single SQL statement sent to the MySQL server, a single row that is sent to the client, or a binary log event sent from a master replication server to a slave. The largest possible packet that can be transmitted to or from a MySQL 5.0 server or client is 1GB. [ ...] dev.mysql.com Matthew1980
>>The largest possible packet that can be transmitted to or from a MySQL 5.0 server or client is 1GB Well I shan't worry about sql queries being over 100 or so lines again! Nice find EelixDuppy, and thanks for sharing. Cheers, MRb rocknbil
Like most things mySQL, limitations are more likely to be hardware, OS, and memory dependent than any set limits. If you have tables 150 columns wide, and that many "and's" or "or's" in your selects, it may be a good time to re-think your database structure and split it up into multiple tables. Look into database normalization.