[thelist] tip and apology (was tip: funny things and error messages)

apatrick at oracular.com apatrick at oracular.com
Fri Sep 15 11:31:29 CDT 2000

|> btw, if you want your tip to get picked up by the tip extractor, don't get
|> fancy with the markup....

Sorry, it's my mail client acting 
belligerent...I don't think this one will be any better.

I learned recently that this is something 
that bears repeating a few times for people 
new to DBMSs and larger table sizes.

<|tip type="DBMS"|>

Index tables based on the criteria you will 
use the most which is generally the most 
unique criteria.  You will almost always see 
a *noticable* improvement in performance if 
you index properly.  

Think of it this way.  How long would it 
take you to find what you want in a book 
without the index?  Even in a 
[relatively] small book, it helps a lot.

(watch the wrap)  Check out 
for more information.

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