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MySQL: order of ENUM values relevance

     
8:12 am on Apr 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I can't seem to find the answer to what I think is a fairly simple and common question, so I'm hoping you guys can advise.

Let's say that I have
ENUM('book', 'home', 'recipe', 'sports', 'tech',...)

But in reality, "sports" is the most common category to be returned, by a long shot.

Is there any value in placing "sports" at the beginning of the value list, rather than further down? Meaning, would MySQL start to query the index, find "sports" in the 1 location, and then stop? Or does it really not matter at all?
 

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