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  • With Oracle at least. It's a misconception that count(foo) is faster than count(*), in case that's the reason you were avoiding it.

    Mind you, I can speak for certain with MySQL, but it may be similar.

    • Actually, Jay Pipes of MySQL gave a talk this weekend about MySQL perf stuff. One of the slides was about not really using count at all if you don't have too, depending on things like MyISAM/InnoDB. []

      Offtopic, but he did a good job of presenting things that I wouldn't normally think about as just a DBIC->mysql user, like how the two engines deal with indexes across multiple keys, etc. Probably stuff any good MySQL dbadmin knows and I never think ab
      • Interesting, thanks for the link.

        That should have been "can't speak for certain", btw. :)