[thelist] PHP/MSQL question millions or thousands

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Wed Feb 6 08:44:07 CST 2008

On 6 Feb 2008, at 14:04, r937 wrote:

>> For those with experience, which is going to be more efficient --
>> creating a separate entry for each ingredient (millions of little
>> chunks of information) or putting all of the ingredients into one
>> entry and searching within that entry (thousands of chunks of
>> information that need to be search in)?
> the former

Not least because the number of discrete ingredients isn't going to be  
that high unless you really are going to be deeply specialist about  
the sourcing of them.


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