Search Values of Array in "One Go"

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Wed Aug 23 15:12:39 EDT 2017

Using equal queries is efficient *if* the columns are indexed. If you use LIKE, I do not believe that the indexes are used, unless you employ some kind of full text search indexing. Only certain databases support that. 

Bob S

> On Aug 23, 2017, at 12:07 , Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> At least for theme and genre these are direct "hits" because there is an "equals" look up against these two enum values; but the searchString look up will still need to use   %like%  for  "blues" is in "title, subtitle and description" . I have to check my sql query hand book aka "the internets" to see if there is an efficient way to write that query.
> So then it comes down to whether doing a query semi-complex query that looks at 50,000 records and uses  %like% against 3 columns is faster than iterating loops on a 1000 key array already in memory.
> I can't wait to use the new tools for watching processes to see where bottle necks arise…

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